Many thanks to Kim and Adam for the Sharky's On The Pier gift card.
We used the card yesterday on what turned out to be a foggy, mist-filled afternoon on the ocean. Inland, we had enjoyed a sunny hour while pruning our palms. We thought it the perfect time to head out to Sharky's for our Christmas treat. By the time we arrived, the weather had changed--every day at the beach is a surprise. But it was so reminiscent of the first day we drifted into Sharky's (we were on our first exploratory trip to Venice in 1999) that those good ol' days became the topic of conversation. Great fun to remember.
The deck dining at Sharky's was perfect. We had our pick of seats so we sat in one of the booths. Allen ordered a Yuengling and Sharky's Top of the Pier Large Salad with Grilled Gulf Shrimp (Iceberg and Romaine lettuce, red cabbage and onions, carrots, and pickled beets with cucumbers, tomatoes and crumbled bleu cheese). Becky ordered a house Chardonnay and the Veracruz Bowl with Bay Shrimp (Sharky's yellow rice on a flour tostada. Veracruz sauce, made with onions, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and Tequila, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, topped with Jalapenos).
For dessert, we requested a frozen drink sampler, sweet tastes of the Pina Colada, Bushwhacker, Bait Bucket Margarita, Deck Runner, and a Mango Bango drinks. Rummy stuff.
We had never really taken a good look at the entry to Sharky's before. Check out the pattern of awning girders behind the big plastic shark in this picture. Kind of design-y.