First, make reservations… Or be prepared to wait for nearly an hour. However, even if you wait, rest assured, it is worth it. (A shocking sentiment from someone who refuses to wait for almost anything.)
The menu is creative and fun, and full of R-rated puns. Cocktails abound, but I went for a coffee with homemade kaluha. In my family, we always made kaluha, but it is not something I often see. And, the coffee — which is a special home grind — is not only the best coffee I may have ever had in my life, but it also comes in a chocolate-rimmed glass. Delicious!
I actually went in expecting to get their delicious Key Lime yummy, but my one weakness beyond Key Lime is cheese… especially in a grilled cheese. So I had their Dark Chocolate and Brie Grilled Cheese with Cold Strawberry Champagne Soup.
Insanely, incredibly, astoundingly good.
For starters, the soup may be the reason that both strawberries and champagne were created. Truly, that combination may be both of their raisons d’etre… and it never previously occurred to me that either one needed one.
And then the sandwich. The glorious, delicious sandwich. With sugar and cinnamon toasted into the soft bread, the over-all effect is sweet without being coy. The brie is warm and gooey, and a perfect counterbalance to the semi-melted dark chocolate.
Sensational. I deliberately waited to go to Better Than Sex until my last night in town to avoid blowing either my financial and caloric budget for my time in Key West. This was clearly the smart, if lamentable, choice. If I had gone the first night, I would have been back each night to sample most of the menu.
As it stands, it is now one more reason to return to Key West.