Glad we returned to Curry Creek for lunch. I learned how good collards taste from owner/chef David, who told me how much work is required to make them.
Today I had the grouper cheeks basket. The bits of sweet grouper were lightly battered and fried then placed on top of seasoned shoestring potatoes.
My wife enjoyed the curry grouper in cocoanut milk. We also enjoyed the egg rolls.
We were the only ones in there on a Saturday, so David took the time to tell us about many of the old photos on the walls. It was like having a private tour at the Triangle House by the Venice library. It was the first time I saw what the jetty looked like way back in the 30’s.
His father owned the Admiral’s Ward Room, now Pelican Alley restaurant by Casey Key Bridge. David’s brother, Rob, owns the seafood restaurant, Left Coast on the By-Pass. Their family grew up on Casey Key. Their sister, Nancy, is a good friend of my wife, Sybil.
This is one of those places I wish was in a better location. Each time I’m there, I enjoy the food and atmosphere, but Nokomis is rarely a destination for us. If you haven’t been there, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed. They have many vegetarian dishes.
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