Hopefully, my regular readers will forgive me for not having a catchy headline and my usual limerick. To tell the truth, I am way behind with my posts and if I hope to make them even remotely recent, I need to get my butt into gear. I am writing this particular post sitting in the airport in Charlotte, awaiting my connection back to Ottawa having spent the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday with my good friend Mike in the Palm Beach area. He picked me up from the airport at Fort Lauderdale this last Monday and this was the first of our dining experiences.
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Where we went: Having arrived mid-afternoon and having a 90 minute drive North to Port St. Lucie where Mike lives, we decided to stop to eat en route since my only sustenance thus far had been a banana and handful of trail mix since leaving the freezing rain behind in Ottawa at 6AM that same morning. Mike had frequented E.R. Bradley’s on several occasions over the years and selected it because one could dine al fresco facing the water and he knew that he would find something other than seafood on the menu.
What we ordered: I selected the blackened mahi sandwich on flatbread served with black beans and rice with mango salsa, with a Corona to wash it down.
What we got: Our server came back to inform me that the kitchen staff felt that the flatbread was not up to par and suggested I select and alternative. I chose pita instead which proved to be a good choice since it was fresh and moist and perfectly complemented the relatively dense texture and spiciness of the mahi-mahi. Perhaps it was just because I was hungry but I thoroughly enjoyed my meal.
Worthy of note: I didn’t really miss it but if the mango salsa that was advertised was actually on my plate it was well disguised, since I did not detect it. Also, mid-afternoon, the restaurant was not overly busy, so service was perhaps brisker than it might otherwise be.
- Positives: In spite of reviews to the contrary, I did not find the prices out of line and the food was excellent.
- Negatives: None found but to be fair, we did not have a full meal to base our opinion on.
- Recommendation: Based on this one limited experience, I would recommend giving it a go! If I am back in the area, I will certainly visit again!
|Price||$$$||In the ballpark|
|Decor||***||Bright airy and modern|
|Overall Rating||***||Not enough data!|