Archive for March, 2014


Posted on March 23, 2014 - by

More Ideas on Where to Go and What to Eat in Key West

 

When in doubt and undercaffeinated, head to the Cuban Coffee Queen.

Their cafe con leche goes wonderfully well with a donut from Glazed Donut on Eaton Street. Here’s what Hayley had to say about those delicacies:

The maple-glazed doughnut studded with candied bacon was definitely tastebud overkill, though it looked amazing. Irresistible, really: All the breakfast food groups in one sugary, fat-laden package. MURDER WITH GANACHE

Old Town Bakery on Eaton Street is another favorite. Here’s Hayley holding forth on the best sticky bun around:

Does this sound accurate?” I asked my mother and then read aloud: “Light as air sticky buns striated with currents of cinnamon and walnut, and crusted over with a caramel coating for which you might well be willing to trade your mother.” MURDER WITH GANACHE

 

 

THERE’S only one bookstore left in town, but Key West Island bookstore on Fleming Street carries a great selection of local books, including the Key West mysteries!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Conch Tour Train


Posted on March 23, 2014 - by

LUCY BURDETTE’S KEY WEST RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS, Part 1

B.O’s Fishwagon
801 Caroline Street

Fried grouper with a nice green salad or black beans and rice, grilled scallops with fried onions and a side salad, Mother’s Finest burger, fish sandwich, fried shrimp. Outdoors and casual

Hayley Snow says: for visitors yearning for a taste of quintessential Key West. Go on a warm day and don’t look too closely at the dirt floors and rough wooden tables and you’ll find yourself picnicking in comfort food heaven. B.O.’s calls its burger Mother’s Finest, and I have to agree. Order it grilled medium with the works—and prepare for a four-napkin feast. AN APPETITE FOR MURDER

Bad Boy Burrito
1220 ½ Simonton Street

Fish tacos, fresh-squeezed limeade, beef, chicken, or vegetarian burritos with your choice of toppings plus rice, beans all tucked inside. NO SEATING except for one bench on the sidewalk—take your loot to the beach!

Hayley Snow says: Fast food doesn’t have to mean greasy, bland, or caloric. Some of the absolute most mouth-watering food in Key West gets carried out of Bad Boy Burrito in a paper sack. AN APPETITE FOR MURDER

La Creperie
300 Petronia Street

Greek salad in a buckwheat crepe, Croque Monsieur, amazing dessert crepes, sidewalk seating

Hayley Snow says: The waitress delivered our meals: Greek salads thick with feta cheese and Niçoise olives folded into buckwheat pancakes, a spinach and mushroom omelet, and the ham and cheese sandwich crowned with an egg over easy and an order of french fries on the side. “Besides, if the conference sponsors aren’t happy,” Sigrid said, plunging her knife into the sandwich so that yoke flowed like yellow lava over the ham onto the crunchy stalks of potato, “Dustin’s out of a job.” DEATH IN FOUR COURSES

Louie’s Backyard
700 Waddell Street

Sandwiches, salads, big plates, and a stunning setting on the Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs they serve small plates with a great view, but no reservations are taken.

Hayley Snow says: I could hear the waves rolling in, and the grace notes above that—tinkling glasses and laughing guests. Louie’s Backyard appeared down the block, a pink-sided building with white trim and white lights wound around the small property’s palm trees. DEATH IN FOUR COURSES



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