Sunday 5-24-2009 Let's all take a moment to recognize the sacrifice of those who have fallen in battle preserving our freedoms. It was once called Decoration Day but today we know this day as Memorial Day. Pick up a copy of "Taking Chance" and watch it. On a cheerier note, Kris, one of our regulars just sent a camera pic she took of one of our stone crab claws she had while I was at Westover AF Base this past weekend. It was one of the last claws of the season and one of the largest I've ever seen.... that claw is sitting on a 12 inch platter. Wow! Sorry to tease y'all like that, but this is a seriously large claw. _______________ ______________ Friday 5-22-2009 Stone crab season is over and we gave away the last few pounds to the staff this past Monday. Overall, it was an interesting season with the economy helping to drive demand down which led to lower price levels on stone crabs. On the bright side, now that the long wait lines are over we are able to do most of the all you can eat specials on nights other than the special night for just a dollar more. For example, the Alaskan Snow Crab Legs all you can eat special on Sundays and Thursdays for $26.95 can be ordered on other nights for $27.95. And on the home front, that April Fool Iguana won't go away.
________________ ______________ Friday 5-15-2009 The stone crab season ends today. We have a good supply of mediums, large and jumbos for tonight and our last delivery is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday the 16th so we should be set up well for Saturday and on Sunday we will likely sell the last of this season's claws. Prices are still at decade low levels. I'll personally be out of town for this weekend but Chris, Joe and Tony should be fine seeing everyone enjoys the last of this season's claws. Stone crab season opens again later this fall in mid October. _________________ ________________ Wednesday 5-13-09 Just got word fresh and GOOD claws are on the road and should be coming in the back door by 7 PM tonight. ___________________ _______________ Wednesday 5-13-09 I just had to turn the stone crabs away. They were not good. I'm sorry. I'll let you know if I can find more for Thursday or Friday. _________________ ______________ Wednesday 5-13-09 Looks like all we can get today and tomorrow are large claws. The end of stone crab season seems to be almost as crazy as the beginning. It's a shame more crab fishermen pulled traps in but I do have on guy fishing today and that means he brings those claws on Friday. I'm taking as much as he can catch but I don't know how plentiful that will be until I see delivery on Friday. I'll keep y'all posted. __________________ ______________ Tuesday 5-12-09 Just got word we will get fresh stone crab claws later this morning. We're not going to be getting all that we asked for, but enough to let us make most of tonight. That means... try to come earlier, rather than later if it's stone crabs you seek. _________________________ _____________________ Monday night 9:15 PM 5-11-09 Sold out of them again. Looking for more to come on Tuesday, but once again, all of it depends on who's still fishing. I'll post here in the morning with the results. ___________________ ______________ Monday 5-11-2009 We got in some very fresh and excellent medium and large stone crab claws this morning! The mediums are all you can eat for $30 and the large for $48. These prices haven't been seen in a decade. _________________ ________________ Sunday 5-10-2009
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
We are rocking for Mother's Day. It's 5:00 PM right now and I just got a second's breathing room to let you all know we most likely will sell out of stone crabs tonight. What comes in Monday is going to be a question mark. The weather was beautiful, as you know, but on the other hand the crab fishermen have mother's too so they may have taken Sunday off. I'll know more in the morning. _________________ _______________ Monday 5-4-2009 Just got confirmation plenty of large and plenty of jumbos on the way to us. Only half of what we desired on the mediums, but should be enough to open the "all-you-can-eat" button on the computer... at least for most of the night. Regarding Mother's Day this Sunday coming; we are open for lunch on Sundays now... just a reminder. We are also getting a lot of questions about reservations and here's the answer: Our normal policy stays in effect; we take reservations for large groups of ten or more. Smaller groups seeking to avoid a long wait should call the front desk (954-566-5333) and the host will add you to the wait list. That way, when you arrive your name will be much closer to the top of the list, perhaps even next. __________________ _____________ Sunday 5-3-2009 Sold out of stone crabs tonight. I of course have orders out there for Monday delivery but there's no way to know what gets filled talking to an answering machine. The answering machine could mean out fishing for stone crabs. Or it could mean passed out asleep. I'll know by 10:00AM tomorrow and will note success or failure here. ___________________ _______________ Saturday 4-25-2009 The stone crab season is winding down and we are seeing prices begin to drop even more. Today's delivery sees pricing that goes back almost ten years. We also are now receiving some very nice cold water cod fillets which is a new addition to our fresh catch menu. The cod and the mahi can be ordered now in half size orders. For example, the 14 ounce cod dinner is 17.95 and the half order is 11.95. ______________________ _____________________ Thursday April 23, 2009 We are still getting excellent stone crab claws fresh daily and the long lines from the busy season are gone. We are having our parking lot paved and sealed today, but the impact on parking should be minimal... indeed, much less impact than the construction road/sewer project on Andrews Avenue between Prospect Road and Commercial Blvd. is going to be. That project looks like it's going to keep access from Commercial Blvd to here closed until August so if you're coming here you're going to want to use Oakland Park Blvd. Call us at 954-566-5333 for specific directions. _____________________ ________________ Thursday April 9, 2009 This coming Sunday is Easter Sunday, and though I realize it's probably a big day for restaurants, once again we will be closed for Easter. We are, however, open regular hours on all days bracketing Easter Sunday and we are well stocked on Stone Crab claws. _______________________ ______________________ Wednesday April 1, 2009
We are well set on stone crabs tonight, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Sunday too if all goes as planned, so as the season winds down the crowds are thinning and the locals should get tables with little waiting.
And it was April Fool's Day. I thought I got through the day with nobody fooling me... but I was wrong.
Happy April Fool's Day from an iguana in Julie's garden.
No kidding. Here are the photos I took.
I was watering her garden and saw this long tail hanging from a flower basket. At first i thought it was a snake and knew Julie would just freak but on closer examination it turns out to be one of those big iguanas than are running unchecked all over South Florida. I have been noticing hawks lately... not those turkey vultures, but hawks... maybe they are hunting iguana.