When someone's getting all up in your grill, the best thing to say is "You better step off! The surface temperature of grills can approach 550 degrees Fahrenheit—you shouldn't be standing on that thing!" Today's deal demonstrates a high regard for safety by leaving the grilling to the professionals: for $20, you get $40 worth of creative American fare and drinks at The Sandy Parrot on Route 41 in Fort Myers.
Sporting floor-to-ceiling artwork of sea creatures and beach scenes, The Sandy Parrot stuffs the spirit of the Florida Keys behind a thatched-roof façade while stuffing its customers with an eclectic array of casually inventive fare. Point your pupils at the extensive menu to discover crab-filled, egg roll-shelled tiki rolls ($6.99), artfully assembled burgers ($7.99-$11.99), fresh fish tacos ($12.99) and scallops ($19.99), and the sort of hearty jambalaya taste buds daydream about during soporific sensory board meetings ($15.99). Frequent live entertainment adds to the festive environment, as do interior and exterior bars, which provide a variety of tasteful tipples to extinguish flaming tonsils.
The Sandy Parrot
With its huge grass-roofed patio, The Sandy Parrot looks as though it ought to have ocean waves lapping up against the surrounding sand. The echoes of the sea are even louder on the menu, which features a huge collection of grouper, crab, shrimp, tilapia, and mahi-mahi dishes rounded out by prime rib, sandwiches, and chicken. Preparations span the globe, drawing in such flavors as garlic teriyaki sauce, parmesan-laced lemon butter, and mango-papaya salsa. Live musicians take the restaurant's stage six nights a week, performing tributes to Motown and Elvis, hits from the '60s through the '90s, and sweeping arrangements of the dessert menu.