Just a quick update. On vacation in Sarasota, Florida! Woooo! I'll recommend a few restaurants from St. Armand's Circle and things then back to the beach:
1. Cha Cha Coconuts. Get the Calypso Chicken Wings & Onion Straws. Amazingnggggg Jamaican food. Calypso wings have a nuanced flavor and a residual heat that isn't overpowering. Onion straws are just yummy. Make sure you order extra sauce on the chicken wings if you're feeling brave or like a lot of heat.
2. Tommy Bahama's Macademia Nut Goat Cheese Mango Salsa appetizer. I wouldn't recommend the entrees, they're overpriced and only some of them are excellent. The goat cheese is the best I've ever had, ever. I'm a cheese nut so that's saying a lot.
3. Blue Dolphin Cafe. Best Eggs Benedict and Blintzes you'll ever have. Also, here's a secret: They do grilled butterscotch muffins, but only if you specifically request them. Same with blueberry muffins. A grilled butterscotch muffin is one of those things you have to try before you part this mortal plane.