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It’s the simple things that make life worth living, and sometimes their simplicity is even more elegant in the face of life’s complexity. To wit: come to Jimbo’s in Virginia Key. In a city of unfettered development, this bar…no, shrimp shack…no, smoked fish house…no, 24-hour trailer park bonfire…well, whatever. A series of dilapidated river shacks (and a bocce court) has been, for decades, its own version of everything that once was right in Florida. Of course, even here the vibe is a little artificial; all those rotting fish houses were set pieces for the 1980 horror movie Island Claws . Other flicks filmed here include Ace Ventura, True Lies and the cinematic masterpiece, Porky ’ s 2 . But today the shacks have been claimed as the set pieces of the Jimbo show. The point is, this place is unique, and artificial, and authentic, or all of the above; you just gotta drop in. To find Jimbo’s go to the end of Arthur Lamb Jr Rd.