Escape to Florida

Escape seems like the wrong word to describe five days in Kidvegas (aka, “Disney World”), but given recent events, it’s what I’m going with. We’re spending a few days near Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach before heading into the belly of the beast tomorrow.

We picked up three dozen littlenecks and a pound and a half of mahi-mahi from Seafood Atlantic Inc to cook in the hotel tonight. Local fishermen pull right up to the back of the place and unload their catch. We had a terrific lunch there today – crab cakes, salad, raw oysters, a mahi sandwich and peel ‘n eat shrimp. Even with two sodas and two beers it came to just $49. Very nice.

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Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

3 thoughts

  1. Of the things I miss about living in Florida, the roadside vendors selling their fresh catch is right at the top of the list. The inexpensive “crab shack” like places are probably second. Yum!

  2. The single most important thing culinary we miss out on by living in the Midwest: affordable, fresh seafood. Even in ostentatious Martha’s Vineyard, you can head over to no-frills Larsen’s Fish Market for “cheap” lobster and clam chowda, served to you on a plastic cafeteria tray.

    So, big brother, enjoy the ceviche, the mahi, and possibly the stone crab or two. I will be here in CoMo, mouth watering and my mind wandering to places that serve up seafood the way it was intended: only a few yards or miles from where the net was cast.

    Bon appetit!

  3. Ah, yes…. the stone crab. I forget when its in season. The few times I had it was at Joe’s on south Miami Beach. I can’t imagine how much they charge for it now. It was expensive back in the 80’s.

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