Lokal- Coconut Grove May 7th 2015

LoKal’s logo is such that the last L functions somewhat as a Z, too. It’s a nice play on spelling and reflects the funky atmosphere of this popular Coconut Grove restaurant. It’s close to CVS Pharmacy and so was a natural spot to stop for lunch. Being dog friendly helped since Zoey was with us. The burger buns are branded, …

Alex RookerLokal- Coconut Grove May 7th 2015

Fish Tales Restaurant- Marathon FL

Diann and I had been in search of upholstery adhesive to complete the solar panel wiring work that was done within the port berth closet of our Gemini catamaran sailboat. The fabric liner had to be pulled back to allow proper installation, and protection, of the new panel’s wiring. (This is the type thing that makes boat work continuous. What …

Alex RookerFish Tales Restaurant- Marathon FL

Sparky’s Landing- Key Colony / Marathon Fl.

Yacht A Fun, our Gemini sailing catamaran, is moored in the Marathon Florida Dinner Key Mooring Field.  It was therefore easy for me to attend the Wednesday meeting of the local Rotary Club. The Rotary visit resulted in me meeting John Bartus, Club President, and past Mayor of Marathon. John is a musician, along with being publisher of a local …

Alex RookerSparky’s Landing- Key Colony / Marathon Fl.

Dockside Bar- Marathon, FL

Diann and I took our dinghy to Dockside for a Sunday evening Jam session. Happy hour pricing runs late afternoon until 6PM. So we made sure to get there in time to save a few dollars. Having settled into Dinner Key anchorage aboard our Gemini sailing catamaran, we were ready to visit one of the area’s famous entertainment venues. We …

Alex RookerDockside Bar- Marathon, FL

Sonesta & Peacock Garden Cafe

There are numerous great restaurants in Coconut Grove. So, if you plan to treat yourself to an upper end food and beverage experience- where should you start and where should you finish? For a late afternoon view of Biscayne Bay, from Coconut Grove, the poolside patio at the Sonesta Hotel is hard to beat. There are wicker lounging chairs as …

Alex RookerSonesta & Peacock Garden Cafe

Riverside Cafe’ – Dec 16th 2014

Located beside the bridge, just south of Vero Beach City Marina and Mooring Field,  Riverside Café has docks for boater patrons. Having been referred by other boaters, we decided to have a combined late lunch / early dinner there. Prices were a tad more than I’d like to think of as being primarily a “locals place”, but it wasn’t outrageous. …

Alex RookerRiverside Cafe’ – Dec 16th 2014

Nels Sports Bar & Grill

Saturday had been a good work day and it was lunch time. We were low on essentials for making sandwiches and so chose to check out Nels Sports bar and Grill in Oriental, NC.   The place is a longish walk from Town Dock, but worth it. Of note are the Specials for each day. We haven’t yet tried the $1 …

Alex RookerNels Sports Bar & Grill

Wednesday Meat Loaf at M&M’s Oct 1st 2014

It was Wednesday evenning and I was too tired to cook and clean up.  Diann was out of town and it was $1.50 Killian’s night at M&M’s. The decision was done.  One of the other patrons, at the bar, ordered this wonderful combination.    I joined him.  For $12.95 it was a lot of food.

Alex RookerWednesday Meat Loaf at M&M’s Oct 1st 2014

Open Mike Night at The Silos Restaurant- Oriental NC

Wednesday nights the Silos Restaurant and Bar, in oriental NC hosts “open mike” until about 9PM.Music varies by who shows up.  This week a group with drums, guitar, and sax showed up.  Last week was a Ukulele ensemble. This kind of evening diversion is great for us as we prepare our Gemini catamaran Yacht A Fun for departure to CoCoNut Grove, Florida. …

Alex RookerOpen Mike Night at The Silos Restaurant- Oriental NC

M&M’s Restaurant- Oriental, NC 9/3/14

M&M’s offers Killian’s and Bud Light on draft for $1.50 on Wednesdays!   After a long hot day a cold beer, or three, seemed like a good idea. This blog needed updating, so Diann and I went to the bar area, of the restaurant, and did the WIFI thing.  Two hours, two glasses of water, and two Killian’s later and I …

Alex RookerM&M’s Restaurant- Oriental, NC 9/3/14