Florida Journals

Florida for Non-Tourists

A February 2004 trip to Florida by Sierra

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Quote: Now that my folks have retired to Florida, and I am often there for business, I thought it was time to start writing about my experiences there.

Cuban Sandwiches - Plus!

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Restaurant

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Along route 80 about forty miles east of Ft. Myers is a small town called LaBelle. Here you find a place called "Cuban Sandwiches - Plus!" which serves up some of the best Cuban sandwiches I've ever had.We stumbled upon the place by accident. We'd pulled into McDonald's just a few doors down, and I spied the sign - I'd been craving a Cuban sandwich since arriving in Florida a few days earlier. Cuban Sandwiches - Plus! is a small building, but tidy. Opening the door, we were met by a bright colorful interior, which showed off a number of lovely photographs of Cuba and many colorful Caribbean pieces. The restaurant is very cheerful and bright. We found that the owner, Ronald, is originally from...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2004

Emeril's Restaurant Miami Beach

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Restaurant | "Emeril's Miami Beach"

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Even if I did not like to watch his show (which I do), I would still be an Emeril's restaurant fan. Having been to his restaurants in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando, it was only natural to head to his new Miami Beach location when I was in town recently. I dined there twice - the first time with a group of 8, the second with my parents. Both times the service was outstanding - totally gracious, keeping your visit there smooth as silk, so you never need to worry about a thing. Emeril's Miami Beach is located in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, in the recently rennovated Art Deco section of the property. The restaurant is spacious, decorated in various shades of whites and neutral, natural colors, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 19, 2004

Emeril's Restaurant Miami Beach
1601 Collins Ave
Miami, Florida 33139
(305) 695-4550

Shrimp Shack

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Restaurant

Shrimp Shack Photo, Florida, United States
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Having grown up in New England, I have a particular fondness for seafood. Baked, steamed, or fried in particular, Yankee folk love their seafood. The Shrimp Shack of Ft. Myers is co-owned by three women and touts their menu as "New England-style seafood." While their menu does not have lobster or pasta, you will not miss it among the wealth of seafood they have to choose from. They take pride in their prompt, friendly service and fresh (never frozen!), made-to-order menu. I've been to Florida a great many times, but considering the accessibility of Gulf, Atlantic, and Caribbean seafood, it is surprisingly challenging to find any remarkable seafood restaurants once you get of...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 29, 2004

Shrimp Shack
13361 Metro Pkwy.
Fort Myers, Florida 33912
(239) 561-6817