Square Grouper – Review

The Square Grouper is the companion restaurant to The Joint which we visited on my birthday. My future in-laws and my parents were in town for the long weekend, so we have been eating out a lot. Fine with me, I have so many places in the lower keys I love and so many new…

Birthday Cocktail – The Joint in Cudjoe Key

So yesterday was my birthday! I was almost a 4th of July baby, but not quite. My sainted mother had to deal with an overdue child in the middle of a Death Valley summer. Luckily we were able to celebrate this birthday here in the blue green waters of the lower keys. While we ate…

Comida Cubana (“Cuban Food”) – Review of La Nina in Marathon

La Nina in Marathon off US-1 My fiance and I had to head up to Marathon for some new-to-the-state business and by the time we extracted ourselves from the house it was close to lunch. Although I had driven through Marathon plenty and even taken a charter boat out from there for some excellent game…

Bistro 31 on Big Pine Key – Review

Our first restaurant stop when we hit the Keys was at Bistro 31. We were exhausted from driving 18 hours with a crying kitty cat from Virginia, but even accounting for the fact that anything would have probably tasted great to us at that point, this place was a surprise delight. It is harder than…