Friday, February 28, 2014
The City Daily Photo theme for March is "People on the street." These people are technically not on the street, they are on a dock connecting to the street trying to get a photograph of a little pin-headed duck or something similar. It was, as you can see, a cool day.
To see other takes on the theme, please click here.
Posted by Lowell at 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
The Big Deck Bar, located on the Dock, has gone through many changes (name and otherwise) over the years. But it keeps on keeping on. In this latest incarnation, you enter through an orange door. Orange, of course, is one of many colorful colors that adorn this old building!
February's theme is "entry," and you can check out how other photographers portray that theme here.
Posted by Lowell at 9:50 AM
Monday, January 27, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
In 1988, on our first trip to Cedar Key, this establishment was known as Cook's Cafe. Locals and visitors considered it the place to go for a decent breakfast!
Down through the years, it changed ownership several times and for awhile it stood vacant. To see the site of many happy memories sit idle was unhappy for us.
Then, in October of last year, Michelle renovated the building and set up her own cafe, called The Gathering Place. What a job she has done! It is clean and neat and the food is "home-cooked" by a chef who wants nothing more than to tease your palate with delight!
We had lunch. It was delicious. And the staff could not be nicer. Michelle was warm and friendly as was Donna Risker, a native of Cedar Key (pictured in the last photo). Michelle is also a very fine photographer, and you'll note she's standing in front of two of her photos of the old "Honeymoon Cottage," a Cedar Key icon. We remember when the cottage was mostly intact and it's sad to see it gradually disappearing into the water. Now, it's almost gone.
By the way, Donna is a graduate of the Cedar Key School, a photo of which was posted yesterday.
You can check out their website here.
Addendum: Michelle saw this post and gave us a thumbs-up. She also clarified some of the information and added to it. I'm afraid we did not give enough credit to a couple of people, so I'm posting some of what Michelle said:
As far as the renovations here, they were actually mostly done by the building's owner, Beth Davis, who owns/runs the Quilt Shop in the building. We, my husband and I, just spruced the place up a bit ... added some more paint, the tablecloths, napkins, and the Caribbean Blue touches (napkins, window sides, etc). Beth also had the small partition brought in near her door up front.
The restaurant is actually my husband's baby who had been in restaurant for years, and I just came along for the ride. ;-). He's the cook and has all the knowledge.
Thank you, Michellle, and we wish you a long and happy career at The Gathering Place!
Posted by Lowell at 3:53 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
At the time Lois Anne captured this shot, the building at the left was known as The Captain's Table. For many years, this restaurant/bar served residents and visitors of Cedar Key. Something happened. The Captain's Table or at least the name disappeared. Some time later it was reincarnated as The Rusty Rim and Coconuts (also a restaurant and bar). Then it burned down. On our last visit to Cedar Key it was being rebuilt.
We liked it best when it was still The Captain's Table; when, on several occasions, we sat out on that pier savoring frozen margaritas as the heat of the day met the cool, cool, cool of the evening.