Friday, May 14, 2010


Greetings from Carmela's Cucina,

When my son Patrick and daughter-in-law Jeannie asked me to join them and my new grand-daughter Lilly for a vacation on Siesta Key's I jumped at the chance. Patrick attended a medical conference and I was asked to help Jeannie with the baby while he was away each day.

What happened in Siesta Key's was fun, fun, fun. Not only did I get to spend a wonderful amount of time with my new grand-daughter I was also able to play in the pool with her every day as the temperature was nearly 90 degrees daily. The pool was like being in a warm tub and Lilly and Nonna loved it. We each even got a little sun-tan.

The beach at Siesta Key's is beautiful. White flour like sand that stretches for miles, the blue green surf was warm and gentle and perfect for a beach walk every morning to off-set all of the extra meals I took in last week.

Every restaurant that we ate in was super casual and most had live entertainment as well. Among my favorites were the Broken Egg for breakfast, which was packed every morning. The Old Salty Dog for their hot dogs and The Siesta Key's Oyster Bar better known as S.K.O.B. for raw oysters and Corona's. And if you have a sweet tooth make sure and make a stop at Big Olaf's Creamery for ice cream for dessert and then walk down to the beach for a fabulous sun-set. Priceless!

Buon appetito,

Carmela Tursi Hobbins