I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Monday, July 31, 2006

Miami Spice

Is it just me, or are the menus for Miami Spice this year... shitty?

For those of you who don't know what Miami Spice is, it's a month-long deal, where there is a Price-Fixe menu offered at some of the best restaurants in Miami. They include Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. Lunch is (used to be) $20 and Dinner $30. Now Lunch is $20.06 and Dinner is $30.06. The six cents are sort of annoying, but...whatever. I guess Campo..whatever the Sponsor is this year, ain't as generous as before.


I guess my qualm is because I don't like anything that lives in water or sand (and no, hydroponic lettuce is not in that category.) Now, watch. You'll say, "Not even Lobster?" "Not even crabs?" "Not even shrimp?" "Not even ___________?"

No. No fish, no seafood, no freshwater fish/shellfish. Nothing. If it's aquatic, I don't eat it. It's amazing to me how I can make this blanket statement, that covers what I won't eat, and people will still ask me whether I'll eat it or not. No seaweed. NO. NO SALMON. NO LOX. NO! NO! NO! And trust me, I know what I'm missing, and I'm not missing it. I don't like it.

So, usually Miami Spice has a lot of appetizers/entrees that aren't TOTALLY fish related, you can get around it.

This year, however, I'm finding that a lot of the places have all fish appetizers or all fish entrees.

No biggie, it just means that I'm not going to go there for Miami Spice.

But it's sort of annoying. Like... put ONE non-fish appetizer on the goddamn menu. I'll be perfectly happy eating a fried goat cheese salad (seems to be the uncreative non-fish default dish) but PUT ONE on the menu. Having baby crabcake soufflee with a wild basil reduction and mango chips or Sake tempura shrimp skewers with scallop sauce... well, neither of those are even possibilities for me. Gimmie a salad.

Oh well. I'm sure I can still gain a couple pounds this year at Miami Spice. But not in a lot of places I had wanted to try...


Blogger Rootietoot said...

Funny that...there are no seafood serving restaurants in this town- except for Captain D's, and the fried shrimp they serve at Applebees. If I want crablegs or a piece of Grouper, I gotta drive an hour to Savannah.

4:51 AM

Anonymous Adrienne said...

Stop complaining, Superbee! I would love this Miami Spice thing here. I would probably eat something I don't usually eat (and I am SUCH a picky eater) if I could eat in some of the nicer restaurants for $30-30 and eat the shit out of the place!!
Go, have some drinks and a nosh and quityourbitching!

I am so getting a nasty phone call from you later!

9:47 AM

Blogger SuperBee said...

You certainly are, Adrienne. You certainly are...

Going to receive a nasty phonecall!


2:17 PM


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