Category Archives: Vacation

Sun Garden Cafe, Sarasota FL

Tweet Sun Garden Café Sticky Bun Grilled Orange Cranberry Muffin Sweet Potato Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup (+2) The Elvis – Fried Chicken, Biscuit, Two Eggs, Country Gravy Favored by Siesta Key locals and tourists for the laid back ambiance, … Continue reading

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méLange, Sarasota FL

Tweet MeLange Breakfast Foie Gras – Seared Foie Gras, French Toast, Coffee Syrup, Orange Jam Crispy Duck Spring Rolls – Chinese 5 Spice, Apricot Sauce Dessert Foie Gras – Foie Gras Crème Brulee, Rose Wine Sorbet, Chocolate Crisps Duck Brie … Continue reading

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Croissant & Co., Venice FL

Tweet Croissant & Co. Almond Croissant Chocolate Twist Paris Brest Pear Frangipane Tart Apple Pastry Located along the same stretch of pavement as Upper Crust and Venice Avenue Creamery it was during the busy lunch hour that a stop was … Continue reading

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La Dona Donuts, Sarasota FL

Tweet La Dona Donuts Praline Coffee Plain Jane – Vanilla Glaze Banana Split – Chocolate Glaze, Bananas, Whipped Cream, Sprinkles, Cherry Fluffer Nutter – Peanut Butter Glaze, Marshmallows Chocolate Potato Stix Told that Sarasota had recently opened its first Artisan … Continue reading

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Yoder’s Amish Restaurant, Sarasota FL

Tweet Yoder’s Amish Restaurant and Village Sweet Bun Fried Corn Mush Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit Buttermilk Biscuit with Apple Butter Yoder’s Style Key Lime Pie Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Butterscotch Pie Pecan Pie Bar Chocolate Chip … Continue reading

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Owen’s Fish Camp, Sarasota FL

Tweet Owen’s Fish Camp Boiled Hot Roadside Peanuts Smoked Fish Spread, Saltine Crackers Fried Green Tomato Salad, Goat Cheese, Country Ham Pan Seared Kitty Mitchell, Garlic Hollandaise, My Way or The Highway Cheesy Grits, Smashed Parsley Potatoes Bourbon Pecan Pie, … Continue reading

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Venice Avenue Creamery, Venice FL

Tweet Venice Avenue Creamery Samples: Georgia Peach, Rum Raisin, Dulce De Leche, Pralines and Cream Key Lime Sorbet and Salty Caramel Double Scoop on a Waffle Cone Serving Venice since 1967 but still flying banners for the Buckeyes, Browns, Cavs, … Continue reading

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Upper Crust Café & Bakery, Venice FL

Tweet Upper Crust Café & Bakery Key Lime Bar Seven Layer Bar Plant City Strawberry and Devonshire Cream Shortcake Banana Bread French Toast Strawberry Crepes Making way from TPA Tampa International Airport to Venice, the majority of a short stay … Continue reading

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Piquant, Tampa FL

Tweet Piquant Key Lime Coconut Éclair Blackberry Cream Tart Almond Croissant Hazelnut Creampuff Nutella Croissant Donut Almond Sugar Cookie Chocolate Chip Cookie White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Told by trusted sources that East Florida’s best French … Continue reading

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LOCALE Market Farm Table Kitchen, St. Petersburg FL

Tweet LOCALE Market Farm Table Kitchen Genie’s Wish – St. Petersburg Distillery Royal Mead, Cocchi Torino Vanilla Bean Cream, Egg White, Chai Lavender Syrup Michael’s Mothers Falafel – Chickpea Hummus, Tahini, Oven Dried Tomatoes Market Chop Chop – Shaved Crudite, … Continue reading

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Noble Crust, St. Petersburg FL

Tweet Noble Crust Ricotta Gnocchi – house-made pancetta, pecorino Southern Fried Chicken – Sweet tea brined. Tabasco-honey, black pepper gravy, cucumber-watermelon salad and buttermilk cauliflower mash Noble Pig Pizza – sweet fennel sausage, mortadella, spicy soppressata, pickled cherry peppers, caramelized … Continue reading

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Roux, Tampa FL

Tweet Roux HOT CRAB DIP – Lump crab meat, pepperjack cheese, fontina cheese, sliced French bread crostini ROUX IRON SKILLET CORNBREAD – Sweet corn, streusel topping, jalapeños, Steen’s Cane Syrup butter ABITA BEER-BATTERED CRAB BEIGNETS – House-made remoulade trio of … Continue reading

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SOHO Donut Company, Tampa FL

Tweet Soho Donut Company Goldilocks – Vanilla Glazed topped with Golden Oreos Half Baked – Chocolate Glazed with Brownie Pieces and Caramel 5 Second Rule – Vanilla Glazed topped with Crushed Candy, Cereal, Bacon Sweet Cuban – Slow Roasted Pulled … Continue reading

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Nicola’s Donut Shop, Tampa FL

Tweet Nicola’s Donut Shop Apple Fritter Pineapple Fritter Red Velvet Raised and Vanilla Glazed Blueberry Reese’s Raised Sour Cream Old Fashioned Located near Busch Gardens and a staple of Tampa Bay since 1982, there is a good chance that many … Continue reading

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Salt & Straw, Venice CA

Tweet Salt & Straw Samples – Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet, Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate, Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts Salted Caramel Cupcake – “salty and sweet, packed full of soggy, crumbly, mushed up cupcake bottoms and handfuls … Continue reading

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The Rose Cafe Restaurant, Venice CA

Tweet The Rose Café Restaurant Coffe Pistachio Croissant – raisins / Almond Croissant / Turkey and Cheese Croissant – mustard / Blueberry Kouign Amann / Kouign Amann / Pistachio and Candied Lemon Donut / Milk Jam Beignet with Cocoa Nibs … Continue reading

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Blue Star Donuts, Venice CA

Tweet Blue Star Donuts Buttermilk Old Fashioned Orange Olive Oil Marionberry Black Pepper Jam with Peanut Butter Powder Contreau Crème Brulee Hard Apple Cider Fritter Seemingly a logical extension of the brand following a successful Tokyo debut after starting strong … Continue reading

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Knead & Co. Pasta Bar and Market, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Knead & Co. Pasta Bar and Market Lamb Sugo on Papardelle, Peas, Mint, Crème Fraiche Spicy Fennel Sausage on Spelt Cavatelli, Koda Farms Chick Peas, Rapini Animal Style Cannoli Chocolate Chip Cookie Recently opened in the Grand Central Market, … Continue reading

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Musso & Frank Grill, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Musso & Frank Grill Sourdough Bread Spumoni Slice Brioche Bread Pudding with Blueberries and Vanilla Ice Cream Musso & Frank Strawberry Torten Doing the bulk of the day’s eating before noon, mid-day reserved for rest before a concert at … Continue reading

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Kali, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Kali Strawberry Shrub Chicken Salad – Baby Kale / Almonds / Smoked Eggs / Blue Cheese Charred Avocado – Shaved Vegetables / Pistachio / Ash / Kale Asparagus Tips – Duck Egg / Preserved Lemon / Cracklin’ Rosemary Brioche … Continue reading

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