When Adam and I moved to Clearwater we had every intention of riding bikes on the Pinellas Trail, but when he hurt his back during our move wehad to shelf our dreams of being Mr. and Mrs. Tour du France. Well he is finally better and last night we finally, one year later, took the bikes out for a lovely evening in Dunedin!
For dinner we stopped at Sea Sea Riders at the corner of Alt 19 and Main Street. I’ve seen this place a thousand times but never stopped in. Well let me tell you, if you have not had the chance to dine at this charming Old Florida spot you are missing out! Our server, Ashley, was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. The atomosphere is very Key West (which I know a lot about since I was JUST there). It reminded me of an old ship on the inside, and a lovely Key West porch on the outside.
We also spotted a Dunedin Orange Painting which in this town might as well be a Banksy. If you’ve ever been to this little beach town you’ve seen the lovely grafitti which is the work of local artist Steven Spathelf.
We sat on the porch and took in the lovely view of the bay and the Dunedin marina. Adam ordered a Salmon BLT (which didn’t sound very good to me) and he said the salmon didn’t have a lot of flavour but that it was fine. I personally wouldn’t have ordered that, so I’m not going to discredit them, lol. We heard the black bean chili was the best in town so we had a bowl of it, and scarfed it down before I could get a picture! It was delicious! You could tell that it was homemade.
I ordered the Vanilla Rum Glazed Grouper with Macadamia nut brittle, spiced grilled pineapple, red curry coconut cream sauce and wild rice. It was heavenly! The Macadamia brittle was delightfully crunchy and sweet, and the coconut cream sauce was superb. I could have eaten it as a soup.
After dinner we headed over to Stachan’s (pronounced Strawns) which is THE BEST ice cream shop I’ve ever been to. Their ice cream is out of this world.
Just as we were finishing our ice cream the sun was beginning to set so we pedaled down to the marina to catch the glorious sunset over the bay. It was magnificent. The pictures just don’t do it justice. A perfect ending to the perfect date. I love living here. Sometimes I just can’t believe how beautiful it is.