Saturday, November 22

Conch Republic Seafood Company, Key West.

During my Florida Keys vacation, I ate dinner at the Conch Republic Seafood Company located at 631 Greene Street, Key West, FL 33040. After a fun time watching the sunset celebration at Malory Square, we walked about seven minutes to get to the restaurant. The inside was like a big open air warehouse that still had a Key West feel, with awesome live music, fish traps, buoys and a big salt water aquarium in the middle of everything. Our waiter was Casey and he was really nice. Before we ordered, we were given complimentary coconut pineapple bread with butter. It was the best bread that I've ever had! It was sweet and warm and amazing. We ordered a few appetizers. We had the conch fritters, $9.00, and callaloo artichoke dip with flat bread, $8.00. The fritters were OK, nothing special, but the key lime mustard that it came with was really fantastic. It was tangy and creamy. The artichoke dip was delicious and cheesy. The flat bread was just crackers. For my entree, I had the fresh catch fish sandwich, the fresh catch of the day was mahi mahi. The fried fish itself was good, but the bread was pretty bad. It tasted like a cheap hot dog bun. I ended up eating the fish without the bread. If they had made the sandwich with the coconut pineapple bread, it would be a 5 spork dinner. The grand total before tip for five people was $121.48. Because of my bad sandwich bread experience, I give the Conch Republic Seafood Company 3 1/2 sporks ups!!!


At Mallory Square with a painted cigar guy that kind of looked like my Grandpa. Hi Poppie!

Still at Mallory Square, my sister, Ellie, was picked from the audience to help out performer Juggling Jase. Check out this pretty cool slow motion video.
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The best bread in the world!



My fish sandwich on what could be the worst bread in the world!



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Saturday, October 25

Tongue & Cheek, Miami Beach.

I had brunch at Tongue & Cheek located at 431 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. The inside was modern, industrial and very unique. There were funny paintings of bulls with hats on and cool things like that. Our waitress was very nice, her name was Claire. I ordered the 6 oz. skirt steak with potato hash, scrambled eggs and a sticky bun on the side with grapefruit juice to drink. The steak was cooked to perfection, it had great flavor and melted in my mouth. I can honestly say, it was the best steak that I ever had. The potato hash was like tater tots, good crunchy, zesty and delicious tater tots. The eggs weren't runny at all! The sticky bun had nuts and icing, it was warm and amazing. It tasted like something my family makes at home called 'monkey bread'.

Today, they had a special brunch called Little Monsters Halloween Bash. There were some Halloween themed menu items for the little kids and they were collecting non-perishable food donations for a charity called Feeding South Florida. Charity is always good. There were a bunch of kids wearing their Halloween costumes, including my little sister Ellie. Alyssa from Balloon Masterz was there and even though I may be too old for it, she made some really cool balloon art. I had a fun time and left full and happy. I would love to come back for brunch the next time I'm in Miami Beach. I give Tongue & Cheek 5 sporks up!!!









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Tuesday, July 15

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Deerfield Beach.

I ate dinner at the Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 777 South Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Chipotle is a taco bar where you tell them the ingredients you like and they make you a burrito, taco, bowl or salad. The inside was brand new, nice and shiny. It kind of reminded me of Burgerfi. Everyone that worked there had a good attitude and a smile for me. I had a barbacoa burrito with the hot salsa, rice and lettuce, $7.20, chips & salsa, $1.95, and a Coke to drink, $1.80. It was a pretty big burrito and kind of hard to eat with my one good hand. It had a lot of flavor and just the right amount of spicy heat. My mouth was still watering after we left. Can't wait until the next time, I give Chipotle 5 sporks up!!!





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Sunday, July 13

W is for Wyatt.

My summer started out fun and relaxing, then something bad happened. I was skateboarding in front of my house when I hit a bump, fell backwards and broke both of the bones in my left forearm. It was a compound fracture, that means the bones came through the skin. My parents rushed me to the closest emergency room. There, the doctors gave me some morphine and tried to lay my arm as flat as they could before transferring me to a hospital that specialized in child treatment. An ambulance picked me up and took me to hospital number two. About eight hours after my injury, they finally reset my arm. They gave me sedatives that made me loopy afterwards, I did not like the way they made me feel. The next morning I had surgery where they cleaned out my arm, reset it a little better from the inside and gave me a cast. Luckily, I didn't need screws or pins. When I woke up from surgery, I was tired and a little sore. I had to stay one more night in the hospital just to make sure everything was OK. My arm doesn't hurt anymore, which is good, but I can't do a lot of things while it's healing, which stinks. I should be in a full arm cast for six weeks, then a short arm cast for four weeks, then a clam shell arm brace for about six months or so. Even though this was the most horrible experience of my life, it could have been much worse and I'm trying to make the best of it.

 My arm made a "W" for Wyatt.






Here I am charter fishing (with one arm) a couple of weeks after I got hurt.

Saturday, June 28

Pasquale's Pizza Company, Coconut Creek.

I ate lunch at the Pasquale's Pizza Company located at 4690 North State Road 7, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. The inside had high ceilings, stacked stone walls and many TV's. It was pretty nice, especially for a pizza place. We ordered a large pepperoni pizza, $19.45, for my brother, sister and me. My parents got Caesar salads. This was the best pizza that I've ever had! It was fresh and hot from the oven. The crust was delicious, not too crispy or too soft, just right. I liked mine with garlic, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese on top. Pasquale's is now my new favorite restaurant for pizza and I would love to come back again. I give Pasquale's 5 sporks up!!!




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Monday, June 23

Snapper's, Key Largo.

While I was still on vacation in the Florida Keys, I ate dinner at Snapper's located at 139 Seaside Avenue, Key Largo, FL 33037, MM 94.5. We ate outside, the weather was beautiful and we had an amazing water view. Our waiter was super friendly, his name was Finger, that's right Finger! For an appetizer we got the conch fritters, $10.49. They were served with fritter sauce. They weren't as good as the Key Largo Conch House fritters, but they were OK. I ordered the original mahi fish sandwich, $11.99. The fish was juicy, tender and had a nice blackened flavor. For dessert, I had the key lime pie, $3.75. It was more sweet than tangy, but still delicious. I will definitely go back the next time that I'm in the Keys, I give Snapper's 5 sporks up!!!







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Wednesday, June 18

Key Largo Conch House, Key Largo.

When I was on vacation in the Florida Keys, I ate lunch at the Key Largo Conch House located at 100211 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, MM 100.2. It is known for it's conch fritters. The place was pretty small, so we ate outside under the tent. Our server's name was Maria, she wasn't especially friendly or fast. We had three orders of conch fritters, $8.95 each. As you know, I love conch fritters, these were the best fritters that I had on my entire vacation. They were good sized, warm, soft and delicious dipped into the tangy fritter sauce. I really enjoyed myself and we always try to stop by the Key Largo Conch House when we visit The Keys. I give the Conch House 5 sporks up!!!

Conch fritters.

Me and my conch fritters.


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Thursday, June 5

Benihana, Coral Springs.

I ate dinner at the Benihana located at 1695 N University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33071. It was my dad's birthday. The inside had a lot of bamboo and Japanese characters. Our server was Becky and our chef was Kam. Becky was nice, but slow and Chef Kam was amazing. He did cool things with the food the the was preparing. He took onions and made them into a volcano! He took the shrimp tails and flipped them onto the top of his hat! I ordered the spicy hibachi chicken with chicken fried rice, $19.50. First we were served Japanese onion soup. I really liked the soup, it tasted a lot like French onion soup. Next came the shrimp. It was especially good dipped in their cream sauce. When Chef Kam gave me my chicken, I was astonished that he could put on such a show and cook so well too. The chicken had a weird spicy flavor. It wasn't buffalo, jerked, or pepper hot. It was another hot and I liked it. It was very tender and I enjoyed eating with my chopsticks. For dessert, I had the sherbet. It was very creamy and fruity. I hadn't had sherbet in a long time, and it was very good to have it again. I had a lot of fun and I would love to come back for my birthday! I give Benihana's 5 sporks up!!!

Me and my older brother, Aaron, and little sister, Ellie.

Japanese onion soup.

Awesome Chef Kam.

My spicy hibachi chicken.

Sherbet.

My parents. Happy birthday Dad!


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