Here's what a little PIXIE DUST can do ....... a dining review+pics COMPLETED!!!!!

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  1. GoofySon'sMom

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    I must get to Key West for the pie on a stick! That looks fabulous!
     
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  3. SurfinTX

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    Those eggs look perfectly done. I must say, after you got off the plane you have really had an amazing trip so far! Looks like all that research really payed off.
     
  4. lindsey clare

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    agreed. and that shrimp omelet... yum!
     
  5. Disney_Mama

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    Loving your reviews and pictures....:goodvibes Looking forward to more.:surfweb:
     
  6. DLo

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    OMG - did i really just see a picture of key lime pie dipped in chocolate on a stick? That looks amazing.

    Also, I need to find a Bubba Gump and soon. The dynamite shrimp is something I would eat up!

    p.s.Love krispy kreme. grew up and live in the south so have been eating them (not everyday) most of my life.
     
  7. dizneeat

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    Sorry for the not updating in a few days, but real life just got in the way! Thankfully I will be able to update at the weekend and we should make it to Disney food real soon!

    That pie is a little slice of heaven! :thumbsup2

    Sarabeth's :worship: Yes, after we had left the plane and Miami rain behind us, everything turned out wonderful - and there is lots of magical moments to come!

    Pink shrimp - oh my! :goodvibes

    I am glad you do! snack and dinner coming right up!

    Key Lime Pie on a stick IS amazing! :cloud9: Bubba and Krispy Kreme are a :thumbsup2
     
  8. KatMark

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    I was beginning to think you were going to just leave us hanging after the Key Lime Pie on a stick. :rotfl2:

    Looking forward to the next segment.
     
  9. dizneeat

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    Still day 5, Aug 19

    A snack from Starbuck's

    We spent the morning lighting candles at St. Mary's Star of the Sea for the hurrican missing us, then climbing up to the top of the lighthouse and visiting Ernest Hemingway's house and cats, further on to the end and start of Highway 1 and those famous signs.
    After that we needed a snack, so when we passed the Crown Plaza La Concha we decided to pop into Starbuck's and have a Frappuccino and a little rest.

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    I decided on having a Caramel Frappuccino - well, that's what I always have! :rotfl2:

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    Tom was more adventurous, he had a Java Chip Frappuccino! I didn't try it but he said it was nice.

    Next up Dinner at the Southernmost Cafe at the Beach
     
  10. dizneeat

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    Oh, someone needs to earn some money - we are going to see Mickey again (here at his European home) at the end of the month to help him celebrate his Halloween Party! :lmao:
    Honestly, it has been a tough week at school and I am glad the weekend is approaching FAST! 3 more lessons tomorrow and then the weekend is going to start! :yay:
     
  11. dizneeat

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    ..... and still day 5, Aug 19

    Dinner at the Southernmost Cafe at the Beach

    We did some more shopping, got back to the resort and chilled on the balcony with a glass of wine and a beer (for Tom).
    In the evening we decided to walk over to the Southernmost Cafe at the Beach again to have dinner.

    They were pretty full, but we were lucky and were seated at a table with a view.

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    Now, how relaxing and nice is that for a farewell dinner?

    We were handed the menus and ordered our diet cokes. There was something on the menu that sounded interesting as a starter.

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    So we shared an order of Conch Fritters, an island favorite, deep fried and served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce. We had never had conch before and I was a bit sceptic, but we were glad we tried. The pieces of conch inside the fritters were somewhat chewy, but the fritter itself was crisp and light and tasted yummy, dipped into the sauce.

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    We had not really finished our fritters when they brought out some warm, soft bread and butter.

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    They also brought out two "small" salads that came with the main dishes.
    Crisp leaves, carrots and tomatoes, served with their house dressing - very good!

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    Tom ordered the The A La Mare Pasta, a combination of shrimp, mussels, clams, and crabmeat, with penne pasta, tossed in a spicy marinara sauce. This was quite a big portion, considering they served welcome bread and a salad with it. The pasta itself was loaded with mussels, clams, large and small shrimp and crabmeat. The sauce was not very spicy, but it was still very good.

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    I had the Pollo Pasta, grilled chicken breast, spinach and sun dried tomato with penne pasta, tossed in a Caribbean alfredo. The sauce was very creamy, even though it was a little underseasoned too. There was also plenty of chicken breast. But this serving was just to large. I could not even finish two thirds of it!

    After dinner we watched the sunset from the pier before we went back and started packing. We were heading back to the mainland the next day and only two more days until we would arrive at Disney!

    Next up - breakfast at Turtle Kraals
     
  12. Jaimie1911

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    Oooh Southernmost Cafe looks yummy especially that bread. And I LOVE the view!
     
  13. Miaka

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    Great pictures!! thanks for sharing, subbing, this is a great read!
     
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    I want the Pollo Pasta, grilled chicken breast, spinach and sun dried tomato with penne pasta, tossed in a Caribbean alfredo. YUM!
     
  16. onelilspark

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    I wish I could eat dinner every night with that view...
     
  17. YayDisney!

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    Your review is amazing!! Loving it!! :thumbsup2
     
  18. dizneeat

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    I hope your wedding in Key West is wonderful! Enjoy the Southernmost Cafe - the food is yummy and the view devine!

    I am glad you joined us! Just one more day to review until we get to three weeks of Disney food!

    Welcome! Good to have you here!

    :thumbsup2 That was one relaxing and yummy meal!

    Me too!!! :goodvibes

    Thank you! I am so happy you joined us!
     
  19. dizneeat

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    Day 6, Aug 20

    Breakfast at Turtle Kraals

    It was time for us to leave Key West and head back to the mainland. So we loaded everything into the car and went to Key West harbour to have breakfast at Turtle Kraals.
    This day we were led through the dining room we had previously been to, out onto an open seating area overlooking the harbour. Here is a photo of our view!

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    We both ordered our drinks - the usual, coffee for Tom and hot tea and orange juice for me.

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    Tom decided to try their Barbeque Hash and Eggs. A mix of their slow-smoked BBQ meats, potatoes, onion, green peppers and black beans topped with two eggs and served with toast. Having tasted their meats two days before I had to have a try and this was an excellent breakfast. All those meats mixed together with the veggies and seasoned so well - so good! Needless to say the portion was huge! Tom loved it!

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    I was craving a sweet breakfast, so I went for the Banana Foster French Toast. Three thick slices of French Toast topped with fresh bananas and a cinnamon and brown sugar toast. They did not lie! These were large and thick slices of yummy French toast. There were a lot of banana slices and the sauce was plenty and to die for. Just what I needed to satisfy my sweet tooth.

    After our breakfast we took one last drive up and down Duval Street before we hit the road and went on our long drive back to Miami.

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    Next up - an early dinner at Red Lobster

     
  20. dizneeat

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    Still day 6, Aug 20

    The weather was perfect for driving along Highway 1 and crossing all those bridges. We stopped a few times and took photos and enjoyed the scenery. Once you hit the mainland the drive becomes rather boring and we arrived in the Miami area at around 3pm. Since we were starting to get hungry we decided to set our GPS on the nearest Red Lobster and head for dinner. About half an hour later we arrived at the restaurant.

    We were immediately seated in a booth and handed a menu. We ordered our staples - two Diet Cokes and started to study the menu.

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    When the waiter brought out the drinks, he brought out some warm rolls and butter too. Needless to say we really went for those, since we were hungry.

    While munching on the bread and discussing starters we remembered the size of the portions we had the year before and decided against a starter.

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    With our main courses we got a salat. We both ordered the Cesar salad, which was crisp with just the right amount of dressing. I just don't like those stale, hard croutons and they were all that was left on the plate when I had finished my salad.

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    Tom had the Admiral's Feast, Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, bay scallops, clam strips and flounder fried to a golden brown, with a baked potato as a side and some dipping sauces. Again a huge helping and everything was SO good!

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    I ordered the same combo I had had the year before, the Seaside Shrimp Trio, a generous sampling of Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, savory garlic shrimp scampi and shrimp linguini Alfredo. There were lots of breaded and fried shrimp with dipping sauce, which melted in your mouth. The garlic shrimp were soaking in butter and garlic and heavenly, but because of all the butter there was no way I was able to finish them. I loved the shrimp linguini Alfredo! Such a creamy and tasty sauce with loads of shrimp over slightly overcooked linguini. But nevertheless the taste was wonderful!

    Once we had finished our meal we drove to our hotel, the same we had stayed at before our trip to Key West. Since their garage has no in and out privileges (and they charge 25$ per day) we decided to park the car and just go to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening on the balcony. We needed to be up and out of the room early the next day anyway - we wanted to arrive at Walt Disney World around midday!

    Next up - lunch at Wolfgang Puck's Express
     
  21. Tarheel Tink

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    Those Red Lobster cheddar biscuits really are great! Everything looked wonderful.
    I'm very eager to read your Wolfgang Puck's Express review- we are going there in 7 weeks!:goodvibes
     

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