Friday at lunch we found a cute place to eat. It's called Dante's.
You could actually swim if you wanted to.
It's an outdoor restaurant but we were under the pavilion part. There was good people watching here too. I had a shrimp poboy that was del! It was along the wharf area where all the boats were docked.
I wouldn't mind being on a boat like this one!
We stopped at Sloppy Joe's for a drink & to listen to the live music and then went in Kevin's Irish Pub. We stayed there awhile listening to the live music. The guy was really funny & he was a good singer. Plus it was raining harder so it was the perfect place to hang out for awhile.
Later we had dinner at Red Fish Blue Fish. I had a blackened shrimp salad that was really good. We did a lot of eating.
At one of our stops we started talking to some locals & the guy told us he retired from the NFL. Dean didn't believe him but I overheard him talking to someone else & spell his last name so I googled him.
Everything he told us was true & we also discovered he's Dick Vermeil's nephew. He could hardly walk because his knees are so bad. His retirement job is to drive the golf cart of the hotel we stayed at around town dropping off & picking up guests at different places.
The Episcopal Church was gorgeous.
Saturday for breakfast we ate at Two Friends Bar. The NFL guy & his wife recommended it.
I love mimosa's!
The crab cakes benedict was delicious & those potatoes tasted like French fries. Loved it!
We went to a Blue Heaven for key lime pie. It was so good! We also found out later that we should've had breakfast there & that they have something like 13 different types of mimosa's.
After pie we went to Rick's to watch football. There was live music, football & a dog. Yes, a dog.
He was so cute & so good. You would've never known he was there. He never made a sound, just laid in his owner's lap.
When it started getting close to time for LSU's game we moved to Durty Harry's.
Perfect spot to watch college football! There ended up being a lot of Florida fans here (LSU was playing Florida) but they were so nice. We talked with them all night. After awhile the band started. They were great! They played all kinds of music that I liked. A lot of songs from the 90's.
Waiting on the game to start.
LSU won a nail biter so that was good. I'm not sure how many of you follow college football but Tom Cruise was at the game. In Baton Rouge. 3 mi. from my house. Same thing happened a few years ago with Matthew McConaughey. I know Tom's weird but I've loved him since Top Gun came out.
Once the game was over we went to eat a late dinner. I can't remember the name of it but it was so cute.
We ate outside & had a view of the Hard Rock. I love that all of the restaurants there have outdoor tables & they're not in the back. They're all out front so you can people watch everyone on Duval Street.
Our hotel was across the street from a little bakery. They had these big cookies in their window & I wanted one every time we passed. After dinner we had one.
Warm, out of the oven chocolate chip cookie with pistachio & coconut ice cream. It was delicious!!
Sunday came way too fast & it was time to go back to Ft. Lauderdale. We stopped in Marathon, FL for lunch at the Sunset Grille. I had lobster tacos.
Really, really good! They came with a side of black beans & rice.
It was on the water & they had a pool. There were several restaurants that had pools. I hadn't seen that before.
Once we got back to Fort Lauderdale I did a little shopping.
Happy early birthday to me!!
We flew home Sunday morning & it was back to the real world. For a few days anyway.