Captain Curt’s

2 Jun

Captain Curt’s is a fun, family hangout here on Siesta Key. We stopped by on Sunday after spending a couple hours in the surf. Everyone had a healthy appetite and each of us ordered something different. Eileen called for the clam strip basket – always a good call. I ordered the blackened mahi-mahi sandwich. It’s good fresh fish and a bargain at just $7.99. Of course I had to start my meal with a cup of Captain Curt’s award-winning New England clam chowder. They actually captured first place in a recent competition held in New England … which surely didn’t make the local chowda-heads happy. Austin got the chicken wings and Travis ordered the cheeseburger, which he claims is the best in the universe.

Come to Captain Curt’s each Tuesday night at 8 p.m. to hear the island sounds of “Sunny Jim.” This guy is a terrific entertainer who sounds almost exactly like Jimmy Buffett. Sunny Jim is a one man band who has recorded all his own background tracks. He frequently uses steel drums in his performance – a nice touch. Check him out at www.sunnyjim.com  and listen to the song “Life in the Laid Back Lane.”

“Sunny Jim” White

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