August and September in the Florida Keys mean two things: hot and slow, so during the lean summer months take refuge in the climate controlled Hurricane Bar and Grill.

“Obviously, our first thing everyone was feeling the stretch of the economy,” says Hurricane partner Mike “Sav” Savinelliovich. “And we wanted to be able to give someone a quality, sit down meal in air conditioned comfort.”

Located bayside at MM 49, the ‘Cane’s solution to anyone sweating over sewers, accounts receivables, or hefty lunch bills came about last summer.

Their answer to the universal question was simple, and far from soylent, which is the $5 lunch.

“Sure, a footlong sub with a thin layer of cheap cold cuts and a pound of lettuce is hard to pass up,” says Cane co-owner Kai Thomas. “But our Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sub is good, real good. Seriously, that sandwich is better than Tom Brady.”

While the long sausage covered in melted provolone cheese and served with macaroni salad may not attract a Victoria’s Secret underwear model, the tasty grub is attractive to the pocketbook.

Other five dollar delights include the traditional cheeseburger, a snapper sandwich (fried, blackened, or baked), blackened or grilled chicken sandwich, ½  sandwich with soup or salad, ribs, chicken wings, A BLT, and more, like a six pack of the famous Hurricane sliders. For those not in the know the ‘Canes’ mini-sandwiches come are available as cheeseburgers, BBQ or Buffalo chicken, crab cake, or fish! And all that nutritional goodness for the meager price of $5 per dish.

Editor’s Note: The $5 lunch is only served from 11-4, and if you arrive a little late consider yourself lucky – even New Yorkers weaned on Ray’s Pizza would dig on this pie.


Fast food joints are notorious for depicting juicy burgers and producing tiny, smashed, grey patties with a slice of white tomato. This photo is not a model, but real Thai Chicken Stir Fry anyone can order! Tossed with peppers & onions in a red curry coconut milk sauce & served on a bed of rice. Only $5!Thai




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