Today started off like every Tuesday does. I have a standing breakfast appointment every Tuesday at 8:30 with a friend who is also a life mentor to me. We have our weekly breakfast at Harpoon Harry's. No, that is not the restaurant I mentioned in the title of this post. In fact, Harpoon Harry's was my top pick on the "Best Breakfast in Key West" page of this Blog. We have been having weekly get together's there so long they don't even bring us a menu anymore. Some call me a creature of habit but I like the idea of "If it isn't broken don't fix it". My Omelet has been delicious every time for the last 10 years so why change?
I came home to take advantage of a beautiful Key West day and work in the backyard at my Poolside Office. You have no idea how much I like telling my friends up North that I am working outside with my feet in the pool in Mid-January. There are millions of good reasons to live in the Florida Keys but this is one of the top ones. I was actually working on a house I am buying myself up in Ocala which is about 10 minutes from my Parents' house in The Villages. No, I'm not moving to Ocala. I just wanted to have something close to them. I will use it as an investment/rental for now but it is nice to have something close by in case I ever had to relocate unexpectedly.
A friend called me and asked me if I wanted to go to lunch at Azur. I almost declined because I have only eaten at Azur once for dinner and I was very unhappy. I'm glad I went and happy to report lunch was amazing. They have outdoor seating in a very quaint but tropical garden setting as well as indoor seating which is where we sat. The server was very friendly and pleasant. The menu had quite a variety and the prices were very reasonable. I had the French Dip Sandwich which was different from any French Dip I have ever had but was excellent. The beef was more like a Pot Roast and the sandwich came with Dijon Mustard and an Onion Ring on top. It also had the side of Au Jus that normally comes with a French Dip. When I first saw the Pot Roast type beef I thought "Here we go again, another bad meal" but was I ever wrong. I loved it from the very first bite. I am used to a French Dip normally looking like a Philly Cheese Steak with Swiss Cheese but this was different and was great. I will be back to Azur for sure.
I left the restaurant feeling very full and very happy. I was on my scooter so I took advantage of the nice day and took some pictures with the scooter making it easier to pull up on the sidewalk. I just look like a Tourist who doesn't know any better. I think Fleming Street is one of the nicest streets on the Island (Azur is on the corner of Fleming and Grinnell) so I drove the entire length of the street taking pictures of various houses to use for marketing pieces. I got some great pictures and went back to the Pool Office to do some more work.
I decided I had enough about 5:30 and called it a day, well called the work day over. I had to go downtown to pick up a Margaritaville Sweatshirt for a friend back in Boston. In 28 years living in Key West I have never once been in the actual Margaritaavile Restaurant/Bar and don't want to but they give locals a 20% discount in their retail store and their stuff makes great gifts. As long as I was down there I went next door to Starbucks, not my favorite coffee, for a Caramel Macchiato which is more like a dessert than a coffee but it was cold out and I needed something warm. I took my Macchiato fr a walk down Duval Street where I ran into a friend. We hung out goofing off being silly with an umbrella. Did a lot of nothing but had a lot of fun.
After my huge lunch and my dessert in a cup from Starbucks I didn't feel like dinner so I came home. I was in my pajamas by 9:00 but I'm OK with that. That was my day in Key West.
Gary McAdams, P.A.
The Key West Life
Barbara Anderson Realty