Friday, September 9, 2011

Marathon Hurricane

The five dollar lunch is at the sign of the big fish.

My wife who has to work in a Marathon classroom from time to time was introduced to a cheap and cheerful lunchroom in the city.

Hurricane is more than a place to eat food. A "lounge" in Dixie is not just a place to sit, but a place to sit and drink and you have to be 21 to do that. You can vote at 18 though, which I think generally, is a bad idea.

If the fish isn't marker enough for this place on Marathon's endless strip, check out the other big fish sign at the other end of the restaurant/bar.

We drank tea, which in Dixie is a cold drink with ice cubes and stuff. There was television and a pool table in the room which I think generally is a bad idea but lunch made it worth it.

My wife figured this was an excellent way to enjoy the good medical news we got that her foot wasn't actually broken. And for half the copayment at the doctor we got lunch. For two.

The menu was long, sandwiches, platters and fish but we hadn't had ribs in a while so we indulged.

I loved the mixed plates and the waitress with the English accent, similar to mine, but we both affected not to notice. It's what English speakers do. "Where are you from?" is the most asked question in the Keys and the most tedious. We enjoyed our sensible portions, and our own company.

I liked this place, low key, funky decoration and unpretentious food. Good value in a town devoted to that very earthy concept.

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Brady said...


Beats the kiwi I had for breakfast. I'm in Europe now, and we eat a lot less meat, it's not as crazy cheap as it is in the states - and that looked good. Very good. Also, 18 or 21, they should probably come up with some kind of consensus on when you're an adult. Not a fight worth having, though. Especially now that I'm over both ages.

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Conchscooter said...

Every time we ate out in Italy last July we spent thirty bucks each...for shared dishes! Tell the Germans to please bail the rest of Europe out to avoid us all going down the drain...thanks.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Conch:

Tell Layne to eat less pork and more Kiwi. Brady was trying to tell you why he does not have joint problems.

Do you remember what happened the last time the Germans tried to straighten out Europe? Leave the Germans alone. They make great motorcycles and cuckoo clocks. Don't piss them off.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads

Conchscooter said...

Better the Germans take Italy with bonds than with panzers. I'm allergic to kiwi, and I shouldn't have told you as now that's all you'll have to eat when I ride up next spring.

Greg P. said...

Jennifer and I are coming to KW the beginning of November for a quick weekend. We will make sure to stop at the Hurricane on Marathon, after your review. Thanks for the info.
Maybe we could even find time to meet up with you and Layne over a beer or Conch Fritters...