When by the SeaUncategorized
Every year I try to visit my mother in Florida. Every year I always end up doing the same things, eating the same things, going the same places and seeing the same people. I just wanted to enjoy the beach landscapes and get peace of mind; something in short supply in the busy city. Due to the fact that I’m an introverted/extrovert, I wanted to go somewhere lively but not necessarily have to interact with people (I’m working on that, don’t judge me). Since I have a friend living in Lake Worth, I opted to walk around her hood to see what I could see when I stumbled upon this cutesie beach with a bar! Benny’s On the Beach.
It was lively with people socializing and enjoying themselves. The beach was literally a few feet away so there was definitely a great view to go along with that frozen piña colada that did not skimp on the booze. ( I even worked up enough courage to have a casual conversation with strangers!)
When the hunger sets in they do not disappoint. Naturally after smelling that wonderful ocean breeze, my craving for seafood moved me to try their catch of the day. I instantly fell in love. I mean look at this!
I was feeling pure bliss. I think I slept very well that night (but I should note that was also partly due to the Benadryl I took that night because of my friend’s cat that I’m deathly allergic to.)
The last day of my trip was a quest to relive that seafood bliss I had felt on the beach. Little did I know I would find it at Cityplace, an outdoor shopping/entertainment quarter in downtown West Palm beach. It is styled to look like old French villas with a modern twist. They even added more boutiques to give it a Rodeo Drive-esque feel. Although these kinds of spots often come off as a little too pretentious for me, some great philosopher once said Treat Yo’ Self! So that’s what I did and boy am I glad I found Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar.
First of all they had sangria specials (I love sangria by the way) and their ceviche was amazing. Everything was served in generous portions; the juicy shrimp, paella, and ceviche was more than enough for the three of us. The presentation was lovely yet simple. No frivolous inedible garnish, just straight to the point good eats. I returned to Brooklyn a happy camper.
Until Next Time Florida.