Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Last week I was visiting friends in Clearwater Florida, and it was one of the best trips ever. Family, friends, and food. The trip was especially memorable as I didn’t pay for a single meal… or drink as Charlie Sichterman picked up the tab when we met Chris Roberson at BJ’s Brew House. I would have posted a video of this experience as well but I dropped my camera in a cup of coffee.
In 1981 my father and his new bride took me to the Original Frenchy’s on Clearwater Beach. Whenever I get to Clearwater I have to visit Frenchy’s, now with 4 locations on the beach. On this trip I met my step-mother at Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe. In my travels I haven’t found a better grouper sandwich anywhere. I’m sure sentiment has something to do with it, but in my mind there is no equal.
A special shout out to Mike Fisher (really, Fisher) GM at the Original Frenchy’s Cafe and Tony Shook, manager of Frency’s Seafood for taking time to speak with me.