Yesterday we took you for lunch at Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian, but one of their pool bars, tucked between the Alice In Wonderland-inspired kids water play area and the Beaches Pool. Building features and ordering window to get food to go, and offers a few more substantial items to take back to your beach chair or room to enjoy.
I’m certainly interested in the Tomato, Watercress and Feta salad. If it’s as tasty as a similar version I enjoyed during Flower & Garden Festival, it’s sure to be a hit!
The Falafel Burger with Chipotle Hummus on a Brioche Bun also sounds like a great option. The former Fresh A-Peel (now Bodie’s All-American) served a delicious, though messy, one as well. It’s still on the Bodie’s menu, and the description remains the same. I’m looking forward to giving Beaches Pool Bar’s a try to see how it stacks up!
Turning the corner to the bar section, you’ll find a slightly different menu, with a few more interesting options. In fact, each of the food offerings stands out. Sushi? Slider Trio featuring Duck Confit, Beef Chimichurri and a Crab Cake? And that Boursinburger sounds like it could give the Grand Gaspy Burger a run for its money!
And just when you thought the food sounds great, take a look at their beer menu. These are in addition to their “standard” lounge menu.
Our friend Betsy tried the Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Scottish Beer and let me sample a sip. It was sweet and malty – definitely a sipping beer in the Florida heat, but a nice change of pace. I asked her if she wanted to try some of my Miller Lite, but she declined. 😉
If you’re looking to do a monorail crawl and Mizner’s isn’t open yet, head down to the Beaches Pool Bar & Grill for an entree or appetizers featuring some interesting menu items and a great beer list. There, you can also sit back, relax, and watch the watercraft cruise along the Seven Seas Lagoon. And be sure to let me know what you try and what you think!