I just enjoy every facet of this property so we dine here fairly often. Lots of dinners, special occasions, some lunches (the girls and I will hit it again this summer), and as of this past January–brunch. The freaking motherload, Big Kahuna of The Key West Sunday Local Scene–that is, on days we *don’t* go to the sandbar. Some of us dress the part, some just roll out of bed–regardless, at the expense of wishing the weekend away, Sundays in The Keys are fab!
As I was saying, Hot Tin Roof rolled out brunch in January amidst happy, drunken people and those who love them. At a $39 price tag, it’s not the cheapest brunch, but a Bloody Mary bar with ALL the fixin’s (bacon, blackened shrimp, spare ribs–to name a few) and unlimited mimosas means it’s one of the best deals on the island. And locals, there’s a discount for you 🙂
So this past Sunday, a group of us celebrating friends Donna & Gary’s one year anniversary on the island (it’s a good a reason as any) descended upon Hot Tin Roof for our 12:30 res. They were just about ready for us, though truthfully–nobody’s ever really ready for us. Be that as it may, decisions needed to be made.
Kellee, Jennifer, and The Handsome Captain™ were plotting a bacon strategy. This was serious. Jennifer will dance around like our poodles to get her paws on that luscious mixture of fat, salt, and nitrates. I think she could fight Greg for it and WIN!
Luckily for most of us (not the vegetarians), nobody needed to fight over bacon. One of the Mikes went to the bar (he has friends in high places there) and voilà, we were surrounded by pig!Greg really isn’t putting bacon up Jen’s nose 🙂
So now that everybody had their fix, it was time for a gratuitous happy shot.
They also got a bird’s eye view of our friend Eddie. We ALWAYS see Eddie at Hot Tin Roof!
The first thing served at brunch is the chilled seafood, though more of it than was captured here 🙂 Key West Pink Shrimp, Oysters on the Half Shell, Chilled Mussels, and Ceviche. I have said this before, but it bears repeating. HTR’s ceviche is one of my favorites! Lots of lime and cilantro, minimal onion. Yummm!!! Oh, and regarding the oysters? Let’s just say the slurping was as intense as the bacon chomping.
Underneath the chilled seafood was the monkey bread and the bacon cinnamon roll. Notice the one that’s cut. Hint: it was the one with bacon! Actually, this was just the one for our section. We had three on the table.
A few of us started with salads.
Captured here is the Tomato Mozzarella: ugly ripe tomato, buffalo mozzarella, aged balsamic, basil scented olive oil. Or as we Italians call it–Caprese!
Oh, also….and just so both you locals and visitors know….
There is a new law on the Prissy Books of The Florida Keys. It’s called “No Mimosa Left Behind”. Upon receipt of your new mimosa, you must pour the remainder of the old into the new glass, else you’ll be arrested by a redhead in heels. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Then it was The Litany of Eggs:
And a little closer (not that we don’t love Gary, but…)
And the Short Rib Hash topped with 2 different egg preparations.
Let’s not forget the desserty-type courses!
The Captain desired the Bananas Foster Waffle featuring Flamingo Crossing Tahitian Vanilla ice cream (Thank you, Robin!).
It was also a good time for Greg Squared to plot their next move.
Speaking of Jen….I guess it’s a good thing we like each other, since we’re married to Greg Squared.
And there was enough love for Rockin’ Robin, too
And ohhhhhh, look at this!!!!
Also nice is the fabulous company I keep and how fortunate we are to live here. Good people, fantastic food, and alcohol 🙂
Meet our friend Donna. Yes, two Donnas….two Italian Donnas, both from New York. One from the city, one from upstate. Both with attitude, because this island needs both of us! Donna is married to Gary The Photobomber and we celebrated them. Yay!
Jennifer and Donna were so
drunk excited that they just couldn’t stop dancing.
It was the end of another fabulous brunch at Hot Tin Roof and this crew was fat, dumb, and happy. Check out the menu and head over….if you can handle it. 🙂