What I Ate In Key West

blue heaven key westOr, technically, what WE ate in key west. Brett & I tried a lotta food & I took pics of some of it. This was our lunch at Blue Heaven when we first got there & OMG was it good. I had a banana pancake with spicy sausage on the side and Brett got this loaded bowl. They were both AMAZING, but I think his order actually won this round. Thought I’d share what I ate in key west, let’s do dis.

Key lime pie is hugeeee in key west, so I’m glad we tried it right away! This one from Blue Heaven was sweet & airy, a definite must try. We couldn’t leave without trying Kenney Chesney’s favorite key lime pie in key west, right? And this pastry is from a place right around the corner from our Airbnb called La Grignote. It’s a baked egg cup in a croissant topped with bacon and OMG was it good. I tried the passion fruit iced tea as well, so refreshing & so glad I stopped by this lil bakery.

Brett convinced me to try buffalo jumbo shrimp at a place called Jack flats, a casual sports bar. This place was air conditioned, which was much needed since it was like 83° & muggy and we spent the morning walking around Fort Zachary Taylor. Shrimp was okay, weird texture, maybe I’d like the little shrimp better. For lunch I got a taco salad, which was nice & light and Brett got a cuban sandwich. Typical american-style food, was nice to sit down and cool off.

This beef jerky from Firefly was SO good and we also had these buffalo pork strips. We wanted drinks & apps after a long day, this was perfect! Not pictured is the chocolate cake a la mode we had for dessert. This burrito is from a new place called Sinz. The art on the walls is EPIC & represents each of the seven deadly sins, all done by a different artist. One of the best burritos I’ve ever had if we’re being honest. Fresh ingredients, lots of options & some great local beers. There was reggae playing & the bartender even complimented my SOJA tank top. A cool place with a chill vibe, I’ll be waiting impatiently for them to make their way to Boston.

HONORABLE MENTION: we also tried conch fritters cuz my friend Jackie told me we hadda try them! We ordered them at Viva Saloon, which we went to like 3 times while we were in key west, mostly for drinks & apps. Cool atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating & they had a great selection of beer & cocktails to choose from. Brett was loving this shot that was half Dr. McGillicuddy’s & half fireball & I really liked a local honey blonde beer called crazy lady. They definitely know how to drink in good ole Key West, Florida.

In da comments, tell me an adventurous food you’ve tried!

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