Seafood With A Side of Key Lime Everything
One of my favorite things about traveling is trying new restaurants and regional food favorites. However, in the Florida Keys, regional food favorites mean seafood. I'm not a big fan of seafood. I tried to be open-minded though and still tried a few new things.
My favorite food from my trip was Chocolate Covered Key Lime Pie on a Stick! I mean, how could that be bad? Kermit's Key West Lime Shoppe had a few locations. Famous for their pie on a stick. I'm not sure how they do it, but that pie held together and stayed on that stick until the very last bite. That Kermit knows what he's doing.
I also tried tuna steak, some kind of crab/claw thing, and conch. All were better than I expected, but I only had a couple of bites of each and then gave the rest to somebody else. Of the seafood I tried, the fried conch from Lazy Days was my favorite. It was kind of like popcorn chicken. Plus, Lazy Days was right on the water and we had a beautiful view of the sunset.
Tropical flavors like mango and pineapple were very popular. Lime flavored stuff was everywhere. We even tried a lime barbecue sauce for ribs we made back at the house. Kermit nailed it again.
Cuba is only about 90 miles away so a lot of food had a Cuban influence. I tried my first Cuban coffee from a Cuban Cafe around the corner from where we were staying, and I was buzzing all day! I also had the best Cubano sandwich of my life in the Key West airport of all places!
At Caroline's Cafe in Key West I had an island-inspired pork bowl with rice and plantains. I actually liked these plantains! They were sweeter than the ones I've previously tried.
For our last night, we found the cutest Mexican restaurant. It was called Old Town Mexican Cafe and it was delicious! They even had tajin for my mango margarita!