t t r, How was the trip? Any other Buffett related sightings?
Best place to eat? Shop?
Did you go to Blue Heaven?
Who's music did you listen to?
Thought you'd never ask...
Thanks to prior posts of other BNer's, I tried to see places I hadn't seen before.
Took the Card Sound Road route and stopped at Alabama Jacks. Great, funky place (reminded me of the bar in the first Star Wars - mixed crowd!!), and the conch fritters ARE to die for. The Coast Guard cruised by in their launch while I was there, looking for druggies.
Rest of the trip down was in light rain, so I figured I could kiss sunset at Mallory Square goodby, but as soon as I got onto KW, the clouds broke at the horizon and I caught a beautiful sunset. There IS a God, and she is good!!!
Wandered over to Schooner Wharf Bar for a libation to celebrate my good fortune, and discovered the guy next to me at the bar was also from New Hampshire. Too early for music yet. Good bar to hang out at.
Walked the few feet down to Turtle Kraals and sat next to a local who told me Meteor Cafe was a great new place for BBBQ, so filed that away for use later. Another good bar for island ambience. Next to Half Shell Raw Bar, which sucked. Served my draft in a plastic tumbler...yech!!
Next made the pilgrimmage to Shrimpboat Sound. You'd trip over it if you didn't know it was there. I think they still use it 'cuz it's so close to boats and bars!!!
Back to Duval for a drink at Hogs Breath. Good singer (name unknown). Walked up Duval to Margaritaville, but the music was jazz/swing, which is not my thing and don't do a thing (for me), so I threw back only one beer. Light crowd. Walked by Sloppy Joe's (too touristy for me) and proceeded to Capt. Tony's. Worshipped before the OLD (early 70's) pictures of JB and the Captain on the wall, had a quick draft, and walked up to the Green Parrot. Before going in, I stopped next door at Meteor for EXCELLENT BBQ, then sat in Greem Parrot for a few beers. This was probably the highlight of the "tour", 'cuz it's mostly locals and has an authentic KW feel.
Stumbled back to Angelina's Guest House a block away (chosen because of location, price and the fact it's a former bordello!) and crashed, as I had to get up early and drive back to Miami for the meeting I was supposed to be at.
Key West is always a different experience, which is why I love to stop by as often as I can. Thanks to all who recommended most of the above "joints"!!
Yours in Buffettdom,