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Friday, June 18, 2021

The bike or trike is on hold till I feel like dealing with it.

Father’s Day: we got into the habit years ago of celebrating on an off day when restaurants aren’t packed full. This afternoon seemed as good a time as any to go out. We went to a restaurant I hadn’t been to in awhile that used to offer outstanding Florida fare. Clearly the ownership has changed. Fortunately, husband’s Seafood Cobbler was delicious, as was our shared salmon spread appetizer with homemade chips and the grilled pecan Brussels sprouts. My meal? How can you make a Caesar salad with grouper so badly? No seasonings on the very bland grouper; again, how can you do grouper poorly? The salad had a light sprinkling of Parmesan from a shaker. Some negotiating happened; I was brought salt and pepper shakers and some grated cheese—cheddar? on Caesar? Really?? My meal was replaced with a fried shrimp appetizer as there was nothing grilled on the menu. Sounded fine, but—what appeared to be cocktail sauce wasn’t. My mouth burned so badly that I couldn’t taste the shrimp. Husband has leftover roasted veggies and the rest of my shrimp minus sauce for his inch tomorrow on his day at the market. My mission was to get a scoop of ice cream ASAP to ease my poor scorched taste buds. I had a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt and felt much better.

Pluses: we had a nice after dinner walk downtown in search of ice cream, this was our first Friday night out on well over a year, husband had a great dinner and has lunch for tomorrow, we had a lovely drive along the intercoastal. We had a good laugh since we were reminded of our worst anniversary dinner on a New York harbor cruise. That’s another story.
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    39 days ago
    You’d expect restaurants to make more effort to improve their business in the current cl8mate. Glad you were able to laugh afterwards.
    39 days ago
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    emoticon Such a shame. Apparently good help is hard to find these least at the bottom-of-the-barrel wages that many positions pay.
    39 days ago
    Oh boy, that’s tough. Restaurants are really hurting right now. We went to dinner the other night and I had ordered blackened salmon, well done, w the veggies. It was grossly undercooked. I sent it back and munched on the veggies (swimming in butter…ugh). Twenty minutes a new filet came out and it was, you guessed it, overcooked. Sigh. I ate half and threw the rest out. The waitress told me they have new cook staff. Obviously!
    39 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    It has been different so we have been staying home.
    40 days ago
    I'm sorry that the restaurant disappointed. I think that's happened to many after the closures of the pandemic. Good staff left and re-opening has meant scrambling for enough staff. We encountered many restaurant changes on our 3 week road trip. But I'm happy to say we had one fantastically wonderful meal in each of our 3 locales. We arrived home several hours ago and I stepped on our old analog scale to be greeted by a number 10, yes TEN, pounds greater than when the spring challenge ended. So, here I go again, losing that same ten pounds... But I have to say, I enjoyed all those desserts and snacks. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    40 days ago
    Don't you just hate it when you finally get to go out, and you have in mind what you would like and then the place has changed hands and it is nothing like it was. And as far as hot spicy food, I will pass also.
    40 days ago
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