For our August monthly dinner, we dined at The Bar Fly in Safety Harbor. It has moved to a larger location since the last time we had a monthly dinner there. About a dozen ladies showed up to dine on a beautiful summer evening. We moved dinner back to 7:00 instead of our normal 6:30 and that gave people coming from work or Tampa more time to get there.
Dinner choices ranged from fish tacos to grouper bites to crab legs. Unfortunately, it seems photos taken of such choices were not saved.
Everyone had a great time and seafood was enjoyed so much, a suggestion was made for a new seafood restaurant to dine at for our September monthly dinner.
Our speaker at the August meeting will be Shelby from Mirrolure. She is a great speaker with a passion for fishing. She discovered bass fishing at the age of 13. She has competed in many fishing tournaments, often placing among the top ten or top five. Read more about her here. She will teach us about fishing with artificial lures. Bring any questions you might have.
The meeting will be on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. Bring a friend and we’ll see you there!
Although we had a stormy afternoon, typical in the summer, we had a break from the weather for our dinner at Habana Cafe. We had a dozen of us enjoying the Cuban cuisine. We devoured very warm Cuban bread delivered to the table as we chatted and caught up with everyone. Some of us enjoyed sangria with the bread. As you can see from the picture below, the bread quickly disappeared.
A couple of us couldn’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy a Cuban sandwich. Other dinner selections included Camarones Borracho (Drunken shrimp sauteed in olive oil, white wine, onions, garlic and mojo sauce), Camarones Ajillo (shrimp sautéed in butter, fresh garlic and white wine with fresh chopped parsley), Enchilado de Camarones (Shrimp cooked in a creole sauce with fresh chopped garlic, onions, green peppers and burgundy wine), Filete de Pescado a la Parrilla (Fillet of fresh fish, grilled in butter, seasoned with fresh garlic and Sazon completa) and I think it was Shrimp Santiago (Garlic, Chives and Fresh Tomatoes Sautéed W/ Shrimp, Crabmeat, Feta and Cream in Grape seed Oil)
While the waitress was gracious enough to offer, no room for dessert!
At our July meeting, Nicole from Florida Wildlife Corridor updated us on their activities. She also showed us the video, The Last Green Thread. It shows three friends traveling through a corridor in central Florida. At points along this trip, they hike or paddle near an interstate.
She also told us about this newsletter you can join. One section of this newsletter is views from the trail, with pictures submitted from anyone exploring the Florida outdoors. Perhaps your picture will appear there one day.
She is very passionate about Florida and the future of the wildlife corridors. Thanks to Nicole for a great meeting.