Florida Keys - what to bring back?

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by rodc, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Another BBQ'er from over this side of the pond is heading over to the Keys on holiday & has asked what BBQ treats (ingredients/equipment etc) he should fill his case with to bring back, I know there's a lot of Floridians on this forum, so folks, what would you recommend?


  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    From the keys I would say some fresh key limes (if you are allowed to bring them back)
    Also they will most likely have many tropical based powders and drinks and should have mango salsas, seafood seasonings, a few rubs.
    Might have to go into some local shops to find some really great ingredients/rubs.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would bring back a couple of those tanned flat [​IMG] bellies if I were you. Other then that I haven't been to the key's in a long time so I don't know whats there. But if I were you I would partake in all the fresh seafood that I could eat in the time I spend on the coast both of them.[​IMG]
  4. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree with the tan flat bellies, but if not, seafood all the way [​IMG]
  5. smokey bones

    smokey bones Fire Starter

    local shrimp [​IMG]
  6. autoferret

    autoferret Meat Mopper

    you should be able to get key lime juice (makes a great pie) but other than that try and eat all the great seafood you can. But last time i was in the keys they were all about drinken. There are a few great bars, Irish Kevens is my favorite, great beer and usally a good live band playing.
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Unless things have changed since the last time I was there I don't think theres gonna be much smoking stuff to be found in the Keys. Lots of seafood and lots of drinking but not much in the way of smoking
  8. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Thanks folks, I'll pass that on.

  9. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gotta' try the key lime milkshakes too. They are OMG Good!
  10. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    First you must have the conch fritters. A key lime milk shake sounds good too.
    As for what to bring back. Customs has severe restrictions on fruits and vegetables. Any thing in a factory sealed container will usually make it thru.
  11. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well just make sure HE is not wearing a Flower in his hair [​IMG]

    I would grab some button wood, but don't get caught. Maybe some Lobster and if you see any Hot Blue Front Sauce or some Badia or Lizzy Mojo Crillio, grab em up
  12. danjames

    danjames Newbie

    The key lime pies are where its at as well as all of the great seafood. Key West is such a fun place to visit. Can anyone recommend a good place for Florada Keys vacation cottages to stay at?
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