On the move yesterday. A lot of it fun.
My morning trip was bland. The bank and Walgreens.
The afternoon picked up. I researched for tonight’s blog talk radio show Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. I enjoy researching.
I will open with the Syracuse victory. Worthy of recognition and mention. Followed by Andrew Jackson’s censure spearheaded by Henry Clay, sexual atrocities by police officers, those vying to buy the Presidency, Hawaii seriously considering decriminalizing all drugs.
Followed by Bernie Sanders three big State wins, $15 an hour now law in California, Smell Dating, a strange result in the legal system, this week’s KONK Life column Ma, Ma, Where’s My Pa?, and California’s lead problem.
Then a nap. I was tired after researching.
Last night, I was truly out on the street.
First, Aqua. Monday from 5-7, the bartenders sing. Last night it was Tom Luna and Rick. Luna was the star of Producers that I saw saturday night. Rick’s stage name is Goddess. Goddess is a drag star.
Tom and Rick sang Unforgettable reworded. Substituted Homosexual for Unforgettable. Funny.
David showed up. Always glad to see David. He was into the singing. Sort of a group karaoke situation. David knew all the old songs. I knew very few. I stumbled through some, however.
Michael and Kathy showed up. Michael was a bocce partner several years ago. He also owned Peppers with Tom Luna. Michael and Kathy left Key West. They now live in San Antonio del Mar, Mexico. On Baha beach.
I was out for the evening with June. Her friend Candy Cane came over. The girls chatted away.
Mary took care of my Key West home for five years. A jack of all trades. She was at the bar. I had not seen her in years. It was her 50th birthday. She still looks 21. Enjoyed being with her again.
It was time to eat. Antonia’s at the bar. Yes, I am back.
A change in the menu. A big one. Antonia’s of old featured northern Italian cooking. Means oil, not sauce. I enjoyed a linguine dish. Sauce, not oil. Antonia’s has switched to southern Italian cooking.
The night was not yet over. It was on to the Little Room Jazz Club to hear Larry Smith. Pepe on the drums. Alex on the horn. Melody Cooper singing.
Larry is one of Key West’s premier entertainers. Catch his show. Time spent with Larry always pleasurable.
As we were leaving, one of th spectators asked for my blog address. I apologize that I have forgotten his name. If he is reading today’s blog, I ask he e-mail his address. He is in Key West for two months. I would like to get to know him better.
An interesting article in this morning’s Key West Citizen. A public private group will receive $75 million in State money next year. They have received money in the past. Big dollars.
The group’s function is to boost tourism in the Florida keys. They are doing well. Claim 100 million visitors in 2015.
A good chunk of the money is to provide paid trips to Chinese and other foreign journalists. They also have what has been described as secret contracts with celebrities.
Though tax dollars are involved, the organization is not audited and its agreements with celebrities secret. Scrutiny required. None exists.
Later this morning, a stress test scheduled. I am nervous. I always get nervous when I have to take a stress test.
Enjoy your day!
OK, so I’m going to put you on the hook.
Which do like the best ?
Just don’t say Mangia Mangia.
I’m sure you’ll be very diplomatic with your answer. [smiley face]
No diplomacy here. I prefer Roostica. My grandmother’s cooking, casual atmosphere, warm staff. Antonia’s I have only recently returned to. Too early to make an evaluation. I will say i am disappointed the restaurant has left northern cooking. Age has caught up with La Trattoria. I have not been to the Duval location for a few years. The oceanside location, I visit occasionally. The primary reason is it is close to my home. The food the same served at the Duval location 20 years ago. The dishes have lost their appeal.
OK, good, interesting. We keep meaning to try Roostica, but, keep driving past usually on the way to Hogfish or Geiger Key. They do a great job with them, so, Roostica has to good like you say.
For Italian we still end up at La Trattoria. Next time its on to Stock Island.
Louis might get a hefty discount dining Roostica. He might.