Thursday, February 22, 2018

Key West - BO's Fishwagon, another institution in Key West

BO's Fishwagon is under all that foliage 
As much as Schooner Wharf is unique, then BO's Fishwagon is just as iconic It really did start out as a food wagon that found a home on the corner of Caroline and William street. It's been there 30 years now and still going strong. By the way, the BO part stands for Buddy Owen, the original owner and not the other meaning...

You order here at what's left of the food wagon
Once the wagon was set in place, the rest of the surrounding tables and roof (what there is of it) grew like topsy. Some tables are shielded from the rain and some are not so be careful where you sit if rain is expected. They are famous for their fish sandwiches and conch fritters. The procedure is to find a table somewhere and go up front to order at what is left of the food wagon. Once you order, you can return to your table and they will bring it to you.

You can take a scenic table by the sidewalk or inside
There are no walls except what has been built up over the years by memories left behind. The ceiling is lined with memorabilia from former customers and the interior walls are likewise decorated. One could just sit and take in the ambiance for several hours. You can choose to take a table "inside" or on one boarding the sidewalk where you can share conversation with those walking by. 

On Thursday through Saturday there is a live band that plays in a newly designated bandstand close to the wagon itself, that's new for this year.  BO's Fishwagon is yet another must see place in Key West, don't miss it if you're in the area. 

And, there is usually a band playing and there's never a cover charge, just eat
Ann and I continue on a recovery trajectory. According to literature, we should be contagious free by late Friday and fully recovered  by Saturday. While being grounded, so to speak, I've completed my evaluation of 14 iPad navigation apps and written a treatise on the subject. I expect to publish the results within the week. The evaluation was one of the biggest efforts I've ever undertaken other than my yearly guide. Hopefully, it will be of use to some people looking for a good iPad navigation app. 


Mary Minard said...

Very much looking forward to your navigation app review. We stayed North this year to fix eyes so your excellent guide spent the winter on the hard. Have enjoyed following your trek.

Bob423 said...

Mary, good to hear from you! It’s much more fun down here with temps in the 70's, not too hot, not too cold. The evaluation is done, I just have to proofread and publish in a few days.