Sunday, February 26, 2012

COOL'A FISH BAR - Palm Beach Gardens, FL


One of the great things about living in Florida and living so close to the water is the fresh fish!  There are plenty of restaurants that bring in fresh fish every day, but not all of these restaurants are worth going to.  I guess I should say instead, worth a repeat visit.  It really comes down to how they prepare the fish, presentation, and of course in my opinion the atmosphere.
 Cool'a Fish Bar is located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens off of PGA Blvd in Legacy Place.  During the season Coola Fish Bar is always slammed and you will have to wait, since they dont take reservations.  However, it is definitely worth the wait!  Cool'a Fish Bar doesn’t have a crazy atmosphere nor is it a “trendy” place, but If  you are looking for great casual restaurant to take your spouse or friends, Coola Fish Bar should be on  your list.


I started the meal with one of their signature martini's--The Raztini---Absolut rasberri, absolut Citron, and creme de cassis...YUMMY!  The night was off to a good start!!!


And if you like to come early, they do have a great Happy Hour from 5:00pm - 6:30pm DAILY, which includes half -off house wine, all beer, and all cocktails!  You cant beat that, especially in Palm Beach Gardens!

We started the meal with the Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip, which was topped with crusted almonds.  It was Sooooooo GOOD!!!  I would for sure order it again!!  It had a ton of crab meat in it and was very cheesy.  Of Course I was so in love with my Raztini (I think I had already ordered a second one at this point), I forgot to take a picture. Sorry, but please take my word for it, it is a must have!

For our entrees--I had the Wasabi Drizz Blackened Ahi Tuna--This cooked perfectly and just melts in your mouth.  As you know I am a sushi lover, so this was right up my alley!


With all the entrees you can choose 2 sides.  I chose the green beans and and mixed baby greens (I was trying to be somewhat healthy after who knows how many calories were in my Martini.)

Cool'a Fish Bar is famous for their Coola Potatoes which you will see below.  The only way I know how to describe is "HOLY POTATO."  It is Heavenly!  A MUST ORDER!!!!
Brandt will usually order as a side and I will have to act fast in order to get a taste of this deliciousness.

Brandt ordered the Lobster tail with Filet Mignon Marinated Steak Tips!


My Friend Kelli, ordered the Grilled Salmon with Maple Mustard Sauce with Cool'a Potato and Mixed Baby Greens!


Cool'a Fish Bar not only has a great Happy Hour Special, but they also have Daily Dinner Specials.  You will get 20% off your check if you go from 5-6pm Daily.
The more you get to know you me, you will learn that I love deals and I love reward cards!  So we will definitely be taking advantage of this 20% off deal in the near future!

Cool'a Fish Bar --A must Try, for good food, drinks and a great place to take friends and family.  You will not be disappointed!

Send a post and tell me how you would describe the Coola Potato!

Cheers!


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Cool'a Fish Bar 
11340 Legacy Ave #E-100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 33410
561.622.2227



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Monday, February 20, 2012

TOO BIZAARE - Jupiter, FL


For my first post, I found it only appropriate to talk about a restaurant not only I LOVE, but also serves the kind of food that I could probably have every day of the week.  Yes, SUSHI!  Now, there may be some of you that twist your mouth all different ways at the sight and sound of sushi. One of my good friends just can’t get past the “texture,” but for Brandt and I—WE LOVE IT!!!!!

Too Bizaare, has become our “go to” restaurant.  When we first visited the restaurant it was love at first sight.  Crazy atmosphere and Amazing sushi.  The Walls are full of local paintings and trendy mirrors.  You will find an assortment of chandeliers hanging from the ceilings and there is even a lamp post in the middle of the restaurant.  HOW  COOL!  But wait it gets better…. Everything is for sale! So you might not only leave with a satisfied stomach, but maybe a new painting to put in your living room.  
The tables are not what you find at a typical restaurant, The chairs and tables don’t match and some of the tables even have couches!  How Fun!
There is almost always a wait on Friday and Saturday nights, but Brandt and I never mind the wait as we head our way to the bar to grab a glass of wine.  The restaurant does not sell liquor, only beer and wine, but their selection is pretty large.

For appetizers we almost always start with the steamed Dumplings.  They are absolutely amazing!!!  


Our friends enjoyed the fried Calamari, which was very tasty as well!



But the sushi is too die for!!  I think of it as gourmet sushi.  They have so many interesting rolls on the menu! Now if you are like my mom and wants the California roll when I take her to a sushi restaurant, it will be good, however you will be missing out!  I was like "Mom, they have over 50 rolls and you are going to order a California roll!!!" "Try something interesting and new!"  
One of our favorites is the Sue roll with shrimp tempura. They even have rolls with fruit which is so tasty.  The Antoinette roll is a must have with Dynamite Crab, shrimp tempura, cream cheese, asparagus, topped with avocado, fresh strawberry, and spicy mayo..You have to try it! 


They even have some rolls with Lobster and they give you the whole lobster tail...Below you will see the Lobster bomb!  


If you are not a sushi lover, don't worry they have plenty of other options for you, but honestly the sushi is the best!! Also, if you are a golf enthusiast, don't be surprised if you see some of your favoirte local golf pros.    There have been sightings of Keegan Bradley and Dustin Johnson!! 
I hope you all try this great hidden treasure and let me know what your favorite rolls are!

Cheers!


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287 E Indiantown Road #2B
Jupiter, FL 33477
561-745-6262



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