Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bum's Best Dinner

Key West Tip #4: Be aware that you will eat well but you will not eat cheap. We haven't had a dinner entree for less than $25 yet. Last night's $27 special was scallops with cheese tortellini in a pesto alfredo sauce with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and asparagus.

Very good but too much for one sitting. I took the rest to go not knowing when I'd ever eat it. Not 200 yards from the restaurant, we passed a bum. I was sure he was going to ask for money. I thought, "if he'd ask for food, I'd give him this."

The bum asked for food.

"Oh, boy!" He said. His face lit up when I described the meal he had just won. He was less pleased when I told him I was going to take his picture. Hey, pal. There's no such thing as a free dinner.

Jim bought a beer and a cigar from sidewalk vendors. I had an Oats-N-Honey bar and a glass of water when we got back to the room.


Bubba Stokes said...

Nice photos. I was thinking you might be traveling with the lady you were pursuing online. Maybe she likes beer and cigars too.

Captain Crab said...

It was a lot less expensive on my 1st trip to Key West in 1973!