La Tropicana Cafe is a landmarks in Ybor...
It's known for its Cuban cuisine...well, cuisine is really too fancy a word to use here...It's know for its FOOD!... Cuban sandwiches, ostrich egg-sized deviled crabs (my FAVORITE!), beans and rice, and cafe con leche.
Every morning, you will find the restaurant filled with old guys, dipping their Cuban toast into frothy cups of cafe con leche, reading La Gazetta (the Spanish newspaper), and discussing the events of the day. As lunch time approaches, the clientele shifts to business folk, locals, and the occasional tourists. The scent of Cuban sandwiches and black beans permeates the atmosphere...
The other day, Mom and I stopped in for a deviled crab and cafe con leche.
As we left...this is what we saw:
Yes...your eyes are NOT deceiving you.
That's a hen with chicks!
Actually, there were 10 chicks...and a few sparrows...feasting on the sidewalk.
They live in this hibiscus bush, right next to the restaurant. As we approached, several scooted under the leaves and into the branches...a foot above the sidewalk.
This was definitely NOT something you would expect to see...in the middle of town!!!
(I sure hope these little guys are not on the menu...Maybe I'll not order yellow rice and chicken, for awhile!)
I am linking with Outdoor Wednesday...