Kanye Should Have Named His Baby Key…[What I Ate Wednesday]

by Sarah on January 1, 2014 · 12 comments

…because then she would have not only followed in the Kardashian K-name tradition, her name would be a tropically vibrant destination, instead of a compass direction.IMG_20131231_080146_157 (800x450)

Just saying.IMG_0834 (800x533)

Two point five days was the perfect amount of time to soak up some rain sun, explore the wild streets and quirky neighborhoods of the island…

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…and, of course, hang out with a bunch of roosters.

(Seriously, where ARE all the hens?)IMG_0843 (534x800)

Oh, and, you know…eat.keywestWIAW

Although the trip was full of rather decadent treats to share with Jenn, and all of you WIAW aficionados, I was no less excited about the breakfast I packed for the plane: overnight oats made with Love Grown Superoats and Growing Naturals vanilla protein powder, topped off with Earth Balance coconut peanut butter, and accompanied by a Sweetango apple.IMG_20131229_071315

We wasted no time in kicking off the key-cation, meeting friends at Charlie Mac’s, a BBQ restaurant off of Duvall Street…IMG_0842 (800x533)

…where it was burnt end tacos for The Professor…IMG_0849 (800x533)

…and blackened mahi mahi tacos for me. (Along with a generous sampling of all three of Charlie Mac’s BBQ sauces…)IMG_0857 (800x533)

Did I mention one of the best Bloody Marys I’ve ever had?*

*Not that I’ve had all that many, really.IMG_0860 (533x800)

The Fried Lobster BLT served up the next day at Six-Toed Cat looked tempting, certainly…IMG_0941 (800x533)

…but I was happy to munch on a pre-packed peanut butter sandwich and apple after visiting Hemingway’s ghostIMG_0921 (532x800)

I had to save myself for something better.IMG_20131230_134118_383 (800x450)

Chocolate-Covered Key Lime Pie.

On a stick.

What about that ISN’T amazing?IMG_0947 (800x533)

Breakfasts were provided both mornings by the fabulous Old Town Manor where we stayed.IMG_0830 (533x800)

A breakfast bar with a range of options, including toast, peanut butter, yogurt, fruit?IMG_0867 (800x533)

Plus endless coffee?IMG_0875 (800x533)

Surrounded by THIS?IMG_0874 (800x533)

Yep. Perfection.IMG_0887 (800x533)

I know what you’re thinking: Sarah, you went all the way to Key West and only ate one piece of Key Lime pie and drank only one tropical drink?*

*Is a mimosa really even tropical?IMG_0936 (533x800)

And that is where you would be wrong.IMG_20131229_180024_634 (800x451)

But I’ll save the wedding recap for another day. :)IMG_20131230_173413_506 (800x450)

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