Cocos General Store: Restaurant Review

Sunday was errand day for Mr. Foodie and I (we also organized the storage room, filled cracks in the concrete, and fixed some electrical issues #teamwork). If we ever need anything more than groceries and basic materials for productive days like that, we only have two options – go south to Key West or north…

Where’s the Butter? Key West Lobsterfest 2016

Mr. Foodie has only ever had lobster once in his life. He explained this while walking with me through the quaint Key West streets toward Duval for Lobsterfest 2016. “It had been part of a surf n turf dinner at a cousin’s wedding,” he said, and when I asked him if he liked it, he…

I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

Over the years, I’ve had a complicated relationship with coconut. When I was young, my first experience with it was in an almond joy candy bar. I was immediately turned off by the chewy shreds of coconut and chalked it up to just not liking coconut. As I grew older and realized that most of…

The Hurricane Grill – Restaurant Review

Photo Credit: tripadvisor.com I stumbled onto¬†The Hurricane¬†in Marathon because I decided to join Mr. Foodie one morning when he went to work. While I usually enjoy the quietness of the house for working while he’s gone, I also fall into non-writing ruts sometimes and need to switch it up. So we looked up a coffee…

Canal Life and Tacos

Mr. Foodie and I are lucky enough to live on a canal that flows through to the open ocean. Many homes in the keys are perched on canals instead of on open water because waterfront property is scarce and hella expensive (the insurance alone – yowza!). It surprises some visitors who picture island life as…