As promised, a previously scheduled post while I'm on vacation!
Do I feel like a total dork for quoting a Jimmy Buffet song in my post title? Undoubtedly, yes. But I grew up listening to that magnificent cheese because my Dad is from southern California and built & sailed small racing sailboats for many decades. From what I recall, sailors favored Coors (west coast) & Budweiser (east of the Mississippi River), and usually in a can. Mind you, imported beer was still scarce in the 70's and early 80's. At regatta parties, my dad's friends thought it was cute to give me and my sister sips of beer and raw oysters. Dad put a stop to that when we were about 8, as I think we were having too many "sips".
Now we have Jimmy Buffet to thank for Landshark Lager, Florida brewed, official beer of The Cottage Cheese wedding. (Though The Boy asks me to mention that Fat Tire Ale and Magic Hat No. 9 will be served as well). Landshark: like Corona, but good!
Jimmy Buffet used to frequent Cedar Key in the early 80's, and even mentioned the island in one of his songs. His hang out was the King Neptune Lounge in the 150 year old Island Hotel. The lounge is a character in itself, but I'll save that for a later post. It is rumored that Buffet considered opening his first Margaritaville Cafe in Cedar Key, though I'm so glad he didn't.
A few more fun land sharks:
Photo credits: floridastate.rivals.com, uulyrics.com, flickr user n1zyy, virb.com, fresnobehive.com, homosasssa-redfishing.com, break.com, kondorink.com