Thursday, December 04, 2008


Thursday, November 20th, we boarded a plane to Miami. I've never been to Miami so we thought we go to South Beach for a night before flying to Brazil. The sun was just starting to go down as we reached the airport.

We took a cab to the Mercury.

Here is the bedroom. Right outside that door was the swimming pool. It was a little too chilly to swim. It was unseasonably cool in Miami.

As soon as we put our bags in the room, we ran to the beach.

Then it was supper time. We walked down Ocean Avenue looking for a place to eat. After passing up TGI Friday's (I know!) we settled on Quinn's. This was after a super hot hostess lady offered us a free bottle of wine.

We got a great table on the veranda.

We wanted appetizers. Weenie is a huge crab lover and when she saw the stone crab claws on the menu, she knew that's what she was having. Mooey wanted some too so they decided to share the appetizer which included 2 claws total. The price out beside the claws said MP (market price). Out of curiousity, we asked the price. $15 per claw!!! Give me a break. When they heard that, they said "Forget it". Then, after a few minutes, it was "Fuck it, we're on vacation". I ordered the Bam! Bam! Shrimp. They were marinated in 14 spices and palm sugar, served with a mojito cool mint sauce with island cucumber slaw. Delicious!

Here are the $15 each crab claws. They were giant and delicious but way overpriced!

I ordered the Caribbean Snapper with plantains, black bean corn salsa and chayote. It was outstanding. Mooey also ordered the snapper.

Weenie went for the Grilled Grouper. It was even better than ours. She also had lobster mashed potatoes and grilled veggies.

Since we were in South Beach, we had to have a mojito to finish off our meal. We also all ordered dessert. The mojito was delicious.

After dinner, we walked down Ocean Avenue some more but since I was suffering from bronchitis again, I had to call it an early night. Plus we had to get up at the ass crack to catch our international flight! Tomorrow, Brazil!


Sinnerviewer said...

The beach suits you!

Me-Me King said...

Wow, what a trip! Your photos are great - it's like I've was there too.

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