I rarely go out to restaurants for dinner, so this evening's visit to "Kacey's Seafood and More" on Fruitville Road in Sarasota was a treat.
The great friends were Alan R, Seth W and Alan C. The four of us had not been together in an age. It was wonderful to be with these dear brothers/friends, to share our news, and to bask in our mutual respect, admiration and love.
Alan R is the Deacon at St. Boniface Church. He is deeply respected in the congregation for his faithful and selfless service in the Church, and to his late wife who suffered a long and debilitating illness.
The good food was at Kacey's, which is located in a nondescript plaza on Fruitville Rd, just about two miles from my home.
It's the tourist season so the restaurant was all but full when we arrived at 6:00, (though we were able to get a table immediately), and there were still people in line when we left at 8:00.
The food was first class. We started by sharing a bowl of "Cincinnati Chili" (very good). Two had shrimp and grits, one had seared tuna and shrimp, I had crab cakes, with a side of 'slaw.
We each were more than pleased with our meal.
I was particularly impressed with our waitress. She was wonderfully attentive without fussing over us - a true professional - who earned and received an appropriate tip.
Kacey's is on the south side of Fruitville Road, east of McIntosh and west of Honore.
'Twas a wonderful evening, and I feel happy and blessed.