I have enjoyed Key West one way or another for 26 years. There are still places I have not visited. One is the Prime Steakhouse. I did last night.
The Prime Steakhouse is located at the end of Caroline Street. It sits on the level above the Dante pool. Parking in the garage underneath.
I guess I never stopped by because it was a block out of the way. Amazing.
The place is absolutely fantastic! Go! One negative. The prices. Off the wall. Worth it, however.
The walls are dark wood. Atmosphere clubby.
I arrived at 7. Very few people. I thought off season. By 7:30, there was not an empty table. I knew no one. Tourists.
Lunch was at the Pier House Beach Bar. Stayed a while. Read the newspapers. Ran some errands afterwards.
Pouring like hell at the moment. Has been all morning.
The Marathon Airport has always been a failure. Large and beautiful. No action. The airlines found they could not make money flying into Marathon.
The airport stands empty, except for some private planes.
Marathon has considerable political clout. The unused airport is always getting one thing or another. The most recent is a U.S. Customs facility. For the Florida Keys/Marathon Airport. The airport that commercial airplanes do not fly into.
Dollars spent unwisely once again. The money should go into the Key West Airport which needs, amongst other things, an expanded U.S. Customs facility. People in large numbers fly into the Key West Airport every day. Into Marathon, few.
Pearl Washington died yesterday. Age 52. A brain tumor. He fought to live for several years.
Pearl is one of the greatest players to ever don a Syracuse basketball uniform. I watched most of the home games during the three seasons he played. 1983-1986.
Syracuse loved Pearl. This year’s team wore a uniform emblem in his honor.
Things were a bit tough for Pearl. Syracuse University did not fail him. He had a home at the University.
May he rest in peace.
President Obama is in Saudi Arabia. Relations between the countries are strained. Beginning with whether Saudi Arabia had a hand in 9/11.
There have been economic and other threats the past few days coming from Saudi Arabia against the U.S.
An insult to Obama upon his arrival. No #1 or other high Saudi figure met Obama when his plane landed. Some governor from a province greeted him.
Screw these guys. Not a time to pussy foot around with them. Call their bluff. They need us more than we need them. The pendulum has swung. The U.S. no longer desperate for Saudi oil.
My KONK Life column this week Clarence Thomas / Anita Hill. KONK Life hit the stands yesterday. The column was linked to my Key West Lou website this morning. .keywestlou.com.
The article interesting. I wrote it from the perspective of the five key players in the confirmation hearings.
Enjoy your day!