By Jacob Alexander: Man About Town
With so many beautiful days bringing Key Westers out to play, it’s clear that we made it through the winter months and that spring has hit us like a glorious bolt of lightning! To many of us, this gives us an excuse to get outside and enjoy every moment of paradise. One of my favorite things to look forward to each week is Sunday Funday. To some, this means a day of heavy drinking. It’s important to remember that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. So without further ado, I present Jacob Alexander’s Guide to The Perfect Sunday Funday.
The first thing you’ll want to do is get some food in your system, and there are plenty of fabulous brunch spots in town. One of my favorites is Croissant de France on Duval. They serve classic breakfast food that is prepared spectacularly, but their eggs benedict are what really make my mouth wet. Oh yeah, and 2-for-1 mimosas will do the trick too!
After brunch, turn right on Duval and head down to Orchid Bar at The Orchid Hotel. This tiny bar (it seats about 7 people) is a hidden gem. Get yourself a unique Bloody with jalapeno- and sundried tomato-infused vodka, or their signature Orchid Key Cosmo with pineapple-infused vodka, all made in-house!
By now it’s probably time to get to Island House for their weekly Sunday pool party, where ALL the queens will be playing and swimming! $4 New Amsterdam cocktails will keep you well-lubricated, and don’t forget to get your raffle ticket for a chance to win something big!
Once this party ends, most guys will head to La Te Da for the weekly Tea Dance. I would, however, recommend putting a bit more food in your tummy to refuel (after all, we’re trying to make it until 4am, right?), and fortunately there exists a great happy hour just across from Tea Dance!
Swing into the Salty Angler for $2 pulled-pork tacos (they’re massive too, throbbing even!) or a thunder thigh, which is a mouth-watering smoked chicken thigh. Add some house BBQ sauce for a nice kick, and then head across the street to do some dancing!
After Tea you might want to grab some dinner, and I couldn’t think of a better place than Salute! At Higgs Beach. Right on the water, live music, and on top of their delicious (but light) Italian food, their Key Lime Pie is regarded by many as the best on the island.
After dinner, I’m going to leave it up to you on how you choose to end your night. I will however, mention karaoke at Bobby’s Monkey Bar, which is rarely visited by tourists, as a nice alternative to dancing.
So enjoy your Sunday, make it a fun day, and just remember to pace yourself. Although the food in our jail is exquisite, it shouldn’t be added to your itinerary!
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