Thursday, July 22, 2010

Apparently Hogs Breath Is Better Than No Breath At All

Hogs Breath Saloon is known locally and throughout the world, so I figured I'd have to give it a go. Tucked away off Duval Street in downtown Key West, the Saloon is filled with people in the middle of the afternoon. A bluesy crooner belting out county hits serenaded my mom and I as we sat down and got ready to order. Oysters on the half shell are the house specialty, so we figured a dozen of those along with some shrimp ceviche would make for a delicious meal. The oysters were succulent and juicy, almost creamy. The house made hot sauces were flavorful and spicy without rendering the mouth tasteless. The ceviche was filled with jumbo shrimp, onions, cilantro and just the right mix of lime juice and spices. A very tasty light meal.

After we walked around Mallory square, an area that meets the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic and is known as the best place to watch the sunset. We browsed some shops and carts filled with trinkets of all kinds, one with dozens of different types of sea sponges for sale and then headed to a shady area to sit for a while and ponder what to do next.

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