If Pope Gregory lived in Florida when he was working on the calendar there would only have been eleven months, he would have skipped September.
Florida is hot in the summer. By the time September rolls around it has been too hot for too long. Everybody wants to talk about the heat. And everyone is saying that this summer is the hottest summer ever. It's not. The hottest September ever is always the first one.
My first September was perplexing. I had obviously made some tragic error that had brought me to this unbearably hot place. I did not know what had gone wrong. Spending the winter in Florida was such a great idea.
The AC in our apartment was so weak that we used to drag the mattress off our bed and lay it under the puny little window unit in the kitchen. We would then prostrate ourselves on the mattress in an attitude of prayer and beg the whining little beast to please try harder.
But that was thirty-five Septembers ago. I am older and wiser than that now. I own tons of air conditioning. I have also developed a few life and culinary tools to cope with the September Hot. Continue over to the Beach Bistro website for Sean’s four tips to get us to October.
The locals remember that it's our “Sure is Hot” time again. During September, we’re offering a free first round on Sean at Eat Here…Cocktail or wine…to patrons announcing that it "Sure Is Hot” upon their arrival.
Let’s get through this together. :-)
Sean Murphy is the owner of the Beach Bistro and Eat Here restaurants. He writes on matters culinary from time to time to aggravate his neighbors.
Visit the Beach Bistro web-site and check out the precise mix of his new Sure Is Hot cocktail.
About Eat Here: The Eat Here restaurants celebrate chef-crafted, Gulf Coast cookery and creative cocktails. Eat Here on Anna Maria Island and in Siesta Key were recently selected as two of Florida’s “best new restaurants” as part of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Awards.
Eat Here Anna Maria Island: 5315 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 941-778-0411
Eat Here Siesta Key: 240 Avenida Madera, Sarasota, (941) 346-7800