|Ray's Deli & Grill in Lake City, Florida|
|Complimentary homemade chips at Ray's Deli & Grill|
|Neil's "Big Louie" sandwich with potato salad at Ray's Deli & Grill|
|Susan's Hamburger with a salad at Ray's Deli & Grill|
On Friday morning we ate at Mom's Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale. This diner style eatery rates very well and I can see why. The menu was far reaching, the service was quick and efficient, and most importantly the food was good. Susan even left her smartphone on the table and the server literally ran to two (2) different parking lots trying to return it. I met her mid-stride near the door. The same cannot be said for Atlanta restaurants. In the summer Susan left her phone at El Ranchero on Hwy 138 in Stockbridge, Georgia. She never saw it again although the locator said it had been there. That was a costly mistake.
|Mom's Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Neil's bacon, eggs, and french toast at Mom's Kitchen|
|Susan's brother Mark's salad at Mom's Kitchen|
|Susan's fish sandwich at Mom's Kitchen|
|Ysennia, Beth, Susan, Mark, Andrew, and Amaya in front|
My pre-race supper was at Carrabbas' Italian Grill in Fort Lauderdale early on Saturday evening. We had eaten at a Carrabba's before the Ironman Augusta 70.3 and found it to be a good mid-priced place to eat some good pasta. They didn't disappoint. The food was good, including the calamari. The service was good too. Note to self, do not pester the wife when she is putting on her make-up. There will be plenty of seats left at the restaurant if we arrive a little after 5:30pm. However, if a restaurant were going to fill-up at 5:30pm it would be in south Florida. Fortunately, we arrived in time for the early-bird special. But it was very close!
On the day of the race Susan, her brother Mark and sister-in-law Beth ate at Mamba Cafe' at Bayside Mall near Bayfront Park.
|Beth's omelette at Mamba Cafe' in Miami, Florida|
|Mark's breakfast at Mamba Cafe'|