May 31, 2010

Half Shell Raw Bar in Key West

Jumbo Shrimp
-Skewered and grilled in garlic butter, white wine and lemon juice with a side of green beans, cole slaw and rice pilaf.

Dozen Raw Oysters

Bloody Mary

Chicken Fajita Burrito from Fiesta Fresh

This is another great Hilton Head/Bluffton gem of a place. A few years ago, the first Fiesta Fresh opened up on Hilton Head. Think authentic mexican food that is all made with the best fresh ingredients and made fresh on the spot. It started off as a little hole in the wall place that was a locals only spot. A few later and location #2 opened on the island. Now he we stand with Fiesta Fresh #3 open in Bluffton. We were going to Amigo's today for lunch, but it ended up they were closed for Memorial Day. So, we went across to the new Fiesta Fresh and it was as great as always. I got the chicken fajita burrito. This was loaded with rice, beans, cheese, onions, peppers, and chicken. I then added in the jalapeno's, fresh cilantro, fresh pico, a little lime juice, and the fresh salsa. This was pure perfection in a flour tortilla!

May 30, 2010

Rack of Lamb, the Sequel

Last night I had Rack of Lamb at Calvert's. Tonight we had Grilled Rack of Lamb with my family in Hilton Head after a great day on the beach. If I had known that we were going to have RoL tonight, I would have gotten the duck last night. Still, I can't get enough of RoL. The best thing about tonights was that I got to go back for 2nds!

Sunset Pier in Key West

-A mixture of Rum Runner and a Piña Colada.

A dozen oysters on the half shell.

Fried Conch
-Marinated conch with spicy guava dipping sauce.

Liquid Jelly Monkey Love
-Blend of 5 Bacardi Rums: Bacardi O, Bacardi Razz, Bacardi Coco, Bacardi Limon, Bacardi Peach, all mixed up with tropical fruit juices in a carved coconut.

Key Lime Pie

Grilled Orange Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Currently trying to expand my repertoire in the kitchen. The salad was awesome. We used romaine lettuce, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. The shrimp was marinated in fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh basil. We topped everything off with a cilantro lime vinaigrette that I made from scratch. It was WONDERFUL!

Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill in Key Largo

Miami Vice
-a frozen, rum laden concoction of deliciousness

Mahi Mahi Salad
-Mahi Mahi served on a bed of spinach with gorgonzola cheese, tomato wedges and basil vinaigrette.

May 29, 2010

Conch Republic Seafood Company in Key West

View from our table...

1800 Raspberry Margarita

Conch Fritters with Key Lime Mustard

Piña Colada

Yellowtail Snapper Filet
-Topped with Chimmi Churri Vinaigrette and Cherry Tomato Gazpacho. Served with Smashed Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables.

Anniversary Dinner, Part 2 @ Calvert's

Tonight we went out to Calvert's Restaurant in Augusta for the 2nd part of our anniversary dinner. This place is just ridonkulous! I had the Rack of Lamb. It was seasoned and baked with basil and pesto; accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes and mint chimichurri sauce. My wife had the special of the night which was Lobster stuffed with Shrimp & Scallops with some crazy good sauce over it and a twice baked potato. They brought us out the house dessert which was a flourless chocolate & creme cake that had a Gran Marnier caramel chocolate drizzle. This meal was all kinds of outstanding.

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Chicken Parm from Giuseppe's Pizza in Augusta

We used to love eating at this place when we lived in Augusta. Not so much anymore. It was ok, but nothing that we are craving again anytime soon.

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Orange Julius

Sundowners in Key Largo

Fantastic place right on the water!!

Elderflower Grande Cosmo
-St. Germaine, Citron Vodka, Grand Marnier and Cranberry.

Lobster Bisque in a Bread Bowl

Gabrielle Anwar from Burn Notice was seated next to us during lunch and I snapped a quick picture as she was leaving the restaurant. I'm a girl and I certainly have no problem saying that she's super hot!

May 28, 2010


Why we went to Spondivits when we are about to go to the beach and eat nothing but seafood is beyond me, but the meal was quite tasty nonetheless.

Andy's Special Recipe Oysters
-Steamed oysters with cheese and garlic butter.

Shrimp & Lobster Bucket

Combo Bucket
-Shrimp, lobster tail, snow crab and king crab.

May 27, 2010

Anniversary Dinner @ Driftaway Cafe

We got a taste of Driftaway Cafe a few weeks ago when they catered a party we were at. So tonight for our 3rd Anniversary dinner, we decided to try the restaurant out for the first time. One word: Outstanding. We started off with the crab dip. It was supposed to come out with bread, but we had them change it up to the homemade tortilla chips. These things are like crack! I enjoyed a nice Argentine Malbec and for my meal I had the Scallop & Crab Carbona. This had all kinds of awesome written all over it.

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