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city tropics bistro

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Vanessa

stayin beachside today and cruzin down to City Tropics Bistro in Indiatlantic.

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although i did cheat a little by glancing at the menu on-line, i can’t wait to get the real thing in my hands.  the hostess seats us in a spacious booth where we’ll have plenty of room for all the goodies to come.

Christina greets us with a big smile and proceeds to let us know we’re in a judgement-free zone after we apologized for all we’re about to order… I like her.

i’ll be starting with a millionaire margarita.  a tall salted rim glass filled with silver 1800 tequila, cointreau, and grand marnier that highlight this perfect summer day cocktail.

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i helped lucy out with a taste of each of her sushi rolls and what a fresh crunchy delight they both were.

IMG_3078i’ve saved plenty of room though because i know what’s coming, the “D” Burger.  i did the right thing.  a fat hamburger, on a soft bun, cooked to a med-rare perfection, topped with shredded cabbage, horseradish cream sauce, crispy bacon, juicy tomato  and pickles.  wow…it was amazing!  served with an all-time favorite of mine, shoe-string fries.  i had to order a side of mayo to dip them in…since we’re in a judgement-free zone.  needless to say there wasn’t one left on the plate.

 

Mike, the General Manger, came out to check on us and we had only good thing s to say.

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City Tropics has such a great open atmosphere and i can’t wait to come back when it’s cooler and sit out on there bar/dining area outside.

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my energy-go-to has always been a good sushi fix!

IMG_3068in addition to an extensive, book of a menu, there is a decent selection of sushi at city tropics.  i do have a constant favorite though…… the city tropic roll.  it is a tuna delight topped with a key lime wasabi mayo, and crusted with a tempura batter.  having a crunch in the sushi makes the day.  i couldn’t stop at one roll, and ordered the red dragon as well.  an equally savory tempura crust on the shrimp, and a nice zing of flavor.  i was inspired to have a chaser of the refreshing, sesame cucumber salad.  just the right thing to smooth out the palette.

of course vanessa and i, in red truck fashion, started the afternoon with a cocktail.  we had a lot of menu reading to go over.   i handled the cantaloupe tini very well.  cantaloupe on a toasty day, not a bad idea right?  was there even liquor in there?  it just tasted too good to be decadent.

my main attack was the shrimp amore.  i really liked the presentation of the shrimp stacked neatly across a cloud of mashed potatoes.  and yes, i just dipped my shrimp into the potatoes like they were cocktail sauce.  these were no normal potatoes either.  they had a nice splash of roasted red pepper coulis sauce, which sets the whole plate apart.  the shrimp were not run of the mill either…… stuff that delicious little creature with smoked bacon, swiss cheese, and dust it in panko.  the theme was more crunch!

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city tropics is colorful, spacious, has a wonderful patio with an outside bar, and i would be willing to bet there isn’t one category that hasn’t been covered in the menu.  i still have the sunday jazz brunch on my to-do list!!

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City Tropics Bistro
249 5th Ave
Indialantic, FL 32903
(321) 723-1300

http://citytropics.com/

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