13 December 2013

Nick's Family Diner

Had lunch here with a friend. Great place, the food was awesome.
 North Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando. Visit them here

17 November 2013

Abbott Station - Zephyrhills

Meet Beth our server.
On US 301
Blackened Red Snapper sandwich 
Visit them here.

14 November 2013

BJ's Brewhouse

8002 Citrus Park Town Center in
Citrus Park

07 November 2013


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07 October 2013

06 October 2013

Detroit Michigan fast-food restaurant, Moo Cluck Moo

offers $15.00 per hour to its employees, acknowledging the fact that $7.40 is not near enough to support a living. “It just feels human to do it,” says co-founder Brian Parker. Parker started his employees’ wages at $12.00 per hour but as of October 1st, he bumped the starting wages to $15.00 an hour.

29 September 2013

Florida Swamp Food

Our friend over at The SOG Jon Rector and  the Belle of Ballast Point just visited The Linger Lodge down in Bradenton and they have an excellent review. Check it out here. 

27 September 2013

Don Julio's Cockteles

Great Mexican food. Where the locals eat in Wimauma.

24 September 2013

BrewTown Burgers in Tampa

Owners husband and wife Amy and Andy with our server Amanda
showing off their paperless ordering.
Chicken wings
Another burger with tots
Chef Paul
Food was very tasty with great service and we were there on their grand opening.
They have a great selection of beers and lots of sports on TV. 
19255 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Lutz
Visit them on Facebook

07 September 2013

A List Steaks And Stuff

They just opened a Home Delivery service. They were at The Big Top in Tampa giving away free samples. They bring USDA choice steaks, chicken, pork and seafood to your door.  check them out here

02 September 2013

A List Steaks And Stuff Grand Opening

Tomorrow, check them out. They have a sale going on where you buy one case and you get one free. They offer free same or next day delivery. They are local, but they ship nationwide. New website coming soon. For us locals they will bring it to our door. They have a Facebook page...here

01 September 2013

22 August 2013

Cuban Sandwich Cafe

 Picadillo with white rice and  Garbanzo Bean Soup
  $7.99 at Cuban Sandwich Cafe, 10434 N Florida Ave, Tampa
With so many places to eat Cuban food in Tampa i really can't say this is one of the best. I can say the price is right and the service is good.

21 August 2013

The Hut

Coconut Shrimp at The Hut Restaurant and Waterfront bar located in John's Pass. Very tasty at a good price. I like this place, good food and drinks on the water with live music. Visit them here.


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20 August 2013

The Floridian

The Floridian Restaurant on Treasure Island Florida. $7.10 for a cup of black beans and rice and half of a pork sandwich. Seems pretty high but we were onTreasure Island.  
Visit them here

19 August 2013

Hooters at John's Pass


Cajun Wings with Bloody Mary at Hooters, John's Pass.

17 August 2013

Great Cuban

Reminds me of the Silver Ring Cuban.
At Cuban Sandwich Shop on N. Florida ave in Tampa.

Hamburger Mary's in Ybor City

Hot Wings at Hamburger Mary's in Ybor City. Open daily from 11:00am til 11:00pm Sunday through Wednesday. Open late night til 3:00am Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

16 August 2013

Dine Tampa Bay

Provides sample of culinary landscape for less.

15 August 2013

The Cuban Sandwich Shop

Caldo Gallego and  Palomilla Steak with yellow rice,
Avoid the Caldo Gallego I have no idea what that was.
At The Cuban Sandwich Shop on N. Florida Ave in Tampa.