After walking the beach a bit, Sparky saw an interesting place called The Hangout right behind the beach. She decided to check it out, did a walk through, and looked at the menu. Eleven to seventeen dollars for a hamburger--not for us, even if it IS on the gulf! It was a cool place, and during season, (March thru October) it's one of THE places to be...Dancing on the tables at night? OK, maybe for the twenty-somethings and Sparky back in the day...NOT! :-) There was a "Wishing Wall"--a cool piece of "art" where people write wishes on colorful little pieces of paper, then try to find any empty slot to stuff the wish in.
The Hangout has an outdoor area with their own little beach with gigantic Adirondack chairs, an outdoor stage for entertainment....and some cool signs, too...
What a cool place! It's a restaurant/bar/grill/beach and a VERY classy hangout. And VERY reasonable food--six dollars for a delicious burger with aioli mayo and the works on a very fresh, lightly grilled brioche bun. Best burgers/fries we have ever had! (4.00 for a fries order and it's big enough for two) It's not just a burger place, but it is a limited menu which is written on a blackboard each day. They had some other lunch offerings for people with a more adventuresome palate--some kind of cerviche--a seafood dish, another mushroom dish for today's menu and something else which Sparky doesn't remember. The decor?.... It's AWESOME!
This restaurant has the feeling of sorta like being in the middle east, with the seating on the beach, the chairs, the colorful rugs....If Sparky is not mistaken, along with the very current music that was playing, she could have sworn that they were playing "Scheherazade", music from Korsakov at one point!