Friday, June 6, 2014
Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill
We intended to end the day at the Lighthouse Cafe at Bill Baggs, but since we didn't gain access, we pulled Plan B again. We decided to try Whiskey Joe's.
You can choose your view between a shimmering Biscayne Bay framed by the Miami skyline, or the sight of super-sized forklifts moving charter boats to and from gigantic shelves as they squeeze through the narrow alley between the marina and the tiki bar deck. A singer played a repertoire of standard tropical bar fare (Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, Zach Brown) on his acoustic guitar, but he wasn't terribly engaging.
John ordered the Angus sliders but he didn't like the grilled onions. He can't quite figure out the difference between sauteed and grilled. Based on several experiences, his conclusion is that 'grilled' means limp and greasy.
I ordered the fish and chips. It was a generous portion and the fries ('chips') were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The fish wasn't bad except one piece tasted a little gamy. That was disconcerting.
We accomplished our goal- we had dinner in our bathing suits looking out into the bay, although John was quite intrigued by the sight of the forklifts putting boats on shelves as if they were toys. Whiskey Joe's, however, will not be on our "keeper list".
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