Captain Jim's Seafood serves ocean-fresh seafood year round, but a special item shows up on the menu from October to May. Those are the months when captains pull medium, large, jumbo, and even colossus-sized stone crab claws from the ocean. From there, it's just a short trip to Captain Jim's kitchen and the plates out in the dining room. But whether an order calls for crab claws or blackened mahi mahi, the restaurant lives up to its motto: "from our boats to your table." In fact, a glance at the Facebook page might even reveal photos of Captain Jim himself?smiling out on the ocean?with the day's catch and soon-to-be dinner right in his hand.
Back on land, chefs prep most of these fish entrees in one of three styles: grilled, blackened, or fried. They then plate the fish alongside hush puppies, saut?ed spinach, and steamed veggies. They might even incorporate the seafood into pasta or grits?or leave it behind entirely for "dry dock options" such as ribeye steak, key lime pie, or fish that were raised on land.
Established in 1979, South Florida Kosher Meats, Inc., houses a considerable collection of kosher komestibles. Until April 6, the grocer is kosher for Passover and can provide you with all your Passover needs. Following Passover, the market will return to its regular offers. South Florida Kosher Meats specializes in kosher meats, such as 1.5 pounds of barbecue ribs (about $15.99) and 2 pounds of chicken wings (about $3.99), both of which will liven up the next High Holy Days pool party. For customers looking to make use of the rocket-powered shopping cart they received for their last birthday, the market also functions as a full grocery store, with items ranging from cookies ($0.89+) and couscous ($2.39+) to pizzas ($3.99+) and pie filling ($1.39+). Torah-toting turophiles may opt instead for kosher dairy products—including several cheeses from Israel—complemented with a selection from South Florida Kosher Meats, Inc.'s collection of more than 150 kosher wines, including wines from the grape mines of Israel, Italy, France, and Australia.
Ocean Market Seafood's fishermen cast their lines and nets in the sea every day to snag the fresh mahi-mahi, shrimp, and tuna that crowd the market's enormous display cases. Customers can fill bags or 28-gallon hats with spiny Florida lobster ($12.99/lb.), or line white platters with wild-caught red snapper ($7.99/lb.) and live blue crabs ($5.95/lb.) for patriotic feasts. Friendly staffers also pile lunch plates ($6.99+) to curb midday hunger, and oysters on the half shell ($8.50/dozen) make ideal hors d'oeuvres or platforms for Barbie-doll dioramas of The Birth of Venus.
Jacob’s Classic Market is a full-service specialty-food store that carries an assortment of gourmet groceries, including farm-fresh produce, prime meats and poultry, fine wines, and delicious premade food items. Avoid the hustle, bustle, and rustling ghost whispers of poultry poltergeist that are par for the course at major supermarket chains, and enjoy the quaint atmosphere of Jacob’s Classic Market. Patrons can peruse a wide selection of freshly baked breads and pastries, organic and kosher products, garden-fresh fruits and vegetables, and quality meats, cut to order. In the wine cellar, Jacob’s helpful employees are available to assist you in your selection of Type A grape bloods. Visit the gourmet food bar to sample savory selections such as roasted chicken ($7.99), homemade challah bread ($3.99), homespun cheese pizza ($12.99 for 16”), or hearty made-from-scratch soups ($5.99+ for a quart). Enjoy a cup of joe from the full-service coffee bar as you stroll through this specialty market, dreaming of the increasingly tiny meals planned for your collection of Russian nesting dolls.
The Cheese Course pampers dairy devotees with more than 150 artisanal cheeses, plus a thoughtfully constructed menu of delectable comestibles. Regional trios of cheeses ($12.95) allow connoisseurs to expand their palates without undergoing primordial tongue stretching. Nibble your way through a patriotic mélange of American cheeses that includes Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog goat cheese (CA), Old Chatham camembert (NY), and Pleasant Ridge Reserve (WI), or snack on a Franco-centric sampling of Sainte-Maure, camembert, and comté. Each trio comes with accoutrements such as sliced baguettes and sundried tomato pesto, but more substantial hungers can also be halted with the help of an array of sandwiches, such as an albacore white tuna melt with gruyere ($8.45), or with the greeneried goodness of a salad, such as English field greens with blue cheese, caramelized walnuts, and mustard-shallot vinaigrette ($7.95). Breakfast items, such as herb omelette baguettes ($8.45) and homemade quiche ($8.45), are served morning, noon, and night, creating a dangerous paradox of logic in which every meal is the most important of the day.
Founded in 1935 as a high-end dairy manufacturer, Farm Stores accommodates time-efficient shoppers with its unique drive-through grocery-ordering system. Pull up a car or rocket-powered shopping cart at one of the 22 locations and inform a friendly staff member of grocery needs, then relax as he quickly retrieves it from the thousands of items in inventory. Model a loving marriage after the unending circles of bagels, or perk up mornings with coffee that's freshly ground by the heel of a giraffe. Though each location's stock is slightly different, all shops carry standard items such as eggs, milk, bread, fruit, magic beans, vegetables, and beer. Although online ordering is not available for this Groupon, regular customers enjoy the benefit of choosing items from Farm Stores’ website and designating a pickup time.