Saturday, March 10, 2007
Mullock Creek Marina.."difficult to find, harder to leave"
Almost every Friday, we head to Mullock Creek Marina where the beer is cold and the view is refreshing. This is an old style Florida dive. You buy a six pack, the bar gal gives you tokens and you trade them to her for your beer. You can drink one or two and save the tokens for another day. The place is rustic and friendly and open to elements except for the one covered section and an over hang near the bar. Up until recently, you could not get anything more than beer here but the owner has added wine coolers to the selection. While the marina does not serve food, from time to time, someone enterprising will cook up brats and burgers or, like last night, a complete spaghetti supper for 5.00 (and it was good too)! On Fridays around 4, the veggie man and his wife show up with the back of their pick up loaded with fresh produce from Imockole, the near by farming area. Three ears of fresh corn for 1.00, huge tomatoes that are ruby red and so wonderful sold by the number not the pound, cabbage and shiny green peppers. Just writing about all the wonderful veggies makes me hungry! We have never left Mullock Creek Marina without several bags full. Oh, and did I mention the karaoke?
We have made this a rite of passage for all our friends from up north who visit us.
We all have the tee shirts (complete with pockets). We've taken shrimp there and chicken and spent many pleasurable Friday afternoon with our neighbors and visitors from up North. We will miss this place and the good folks who frequent it.