In February, Old Florida’s Rick Kilby and I worked out the details of the ‘Seven Wonders of Old Florida’ March Madness competition. We began by taking nominations from our facebook friends, selected the Top 64, and then divided them into brackets – Flamingo, Palm, Seminole, and Sunshine.
It turns out that some local legends for South Floridians were complete unknowns for folks who grew up in Central Florida. Likewise, there were few nominees from Western Florida between Jacksonville and Pensacola. The end result is that the variety of nominees piqued the curiosity of people throughout Florida.
Here are the contestants from the PALM bracket. Just click the links to access their information and location. We hope this list will lead you to new discoveries as you map out your own Old Florida road trip.
• The Kapok Tree (A famous restaurant in Clearwater, closed now)