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RED Quick Bite #81: Cuban Coffee Queen in Key West

We had a great breakfast at Cuban Coffee Queen on our first morning in Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race. This place is just off the water and steps away from The Waterfront Brewery that we covered in Episode 72 last week.    It looks like a tiny little shack from the outside, but the line is so long there all the time.  Why?  An incredibly friendly staff and amazing food and coffee!

The Cuban Breakfast Burrito was so flavorful!  It was so big, we split it.  It had three eggs, American cheese, rice, beans, and mojo pork on a grilled tortilla.  You can choose your own meat, and they have ham, bacon, sausage, chorizo, turkey or pork roll to choose from as well.  But the mojo pork is where it’s at for this breakfast burrito!  That mojo pork had citrus spices and the meat was tender and delicious in this burrito.  This huge breakfast offering is only $8.50.

We washed it down with Cuban coffee.  Cuban espresso with steamed milk was such a great way to start the day.  This beverage is also offered with caramel or vanilla flavoring, too.  It warms the soul and charged us up for the day!

Come wait in the fast-moving line for incredible Cuban breakfast!

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RED Quick Bite #80: Listener Recommendation at DJ’s Clam Shack in Key West

We went to Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race.  We explored fantastic places for food and beverage both on and off Duval Street. On Episode 40, we went to DJ’s Clam Shack after our half marathon.  It was amazing seafood and we only got to try conch fritters and clam strips during that visit, and one of our listeners said that we had to go back and try the lobster roll and Dana was curious about the Ipswich Fried Clam Basket and how it compared to the clam strips from our first visit.

My mouth is watering as I write this recap because it was the best lobster roll I ever had.  The bread was buttered and toasted.  The lobster was tossed in just enough mayo along with celery and a hint of tarragon.  A squeeze of lemon brought out all the flavors.  Can I talk about the lobster itself?  The pieces of lobster are huge in the sandwich and cooked to be perfectly tender.  The natural sweetness and briny flavor of the lobster... just incredible.

The fried clam basket is something you want to get on a special occasion because it is a bit pricy, but the flavor is worth it.  The breading was crispy and it stayed on the clams.  The clams The tarter sauce brought out the seafood flavor. They were meaty and tasty clams served with hot and crispy fries!

If you get the chance, get down there and try these two awesome items on the menu!

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RED Quick Bite #79: Frita’s Cuban Burger Cafe in Key West

Off Duval Street in Key West, there are some hidden gems.  We like to bring you some places tucked away from the action that offer amazing food and allow us to meet some great and hard-working people!  

Frita’s Cuban Burger Cafe is one of those places. All of the food is cooked in a food truck but there is a house with an outdoor garden area and indoor seating as well.  it is decked out with colorful references to Cuban culture.  We stopped in to look around and a group of four vacationing gentlemen from South Africa (who now live in London) said they were there for the second time in two days!  The food looked amazing.  We knew we had to try it.

We started with Red Sangria.  It was sweet and fruity.  A refreshing beverage on a very hot and humid Key West Day.

Then Dana had a Classic Frita Burger and I had the Perro Cuban Hot Dog. The burger is a beef and pork patty seasoned with garlic and Spanish spices, topped with onion, frita sauce, and crispy fried joust julienne potatoes on a freshly baked Cuban roll.   The hot dog has melted cheese, frita chili sauce, chopped onion, crispy fried house julienne potatoes on top, and is wrapped in a crusty Cuban roll.  Both are $8.95.  We want to go back and try more of this awesome menu!

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Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!