Category Archives: Tampa

MADE Restaurant, Sarasota FL

MADE Restaurant Fried Tomatoes – Cornmeal and Panko Crusted Green Tomatoes, Marinated Baby Tomato Salad, Billionaire Bacon Pixie Dust, Buttermilk Green Goddess Double Dipped Tenders – Hand Breaded All Natural Chicken Breast, Roasted Strawberry BBQ, Buttermilk Green Goddess Duck Club … Continue reading

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Sun Garden Cafe, Sarasota FL

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, outdoor … Continue reading

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méLange, Sarasota FL

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 Crepes … Continue reading

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Solorzano Bros. Pizza, Sarasota FL

Solorzano Bros. Pizza Half Dozen Garlic Knots with Marinara Red Sauce and Sausage Slice Sinatra Slice with Tomatoes and Basil Sicilian Slice Cannoli with Strawberry Puree Always intrigued by the idea of “best local pizza,” a dish offered from coast-to-coast … Continue reading

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Croissant & Co., Venice FL

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 made … Continue reading

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La Dona Donuts, Sarasota FL

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 Donut … Continue reading

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Yoder’s Amish Restaurant, Sarasota FL

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 Whoopie … Continue reading

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Owen’s Fish Camp, Sarasota FL

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, Fresh … Continue reading

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Venice Avenue Creamery, Venice FL

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, Indians … Continue reading

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Upper Crust Café & Bakery, Venice FL

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 to … Continue reading

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Piquant, Tampa FL

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 Pastry … Continue reading

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LOCALE Market Farm Table Kitchen, St. Petersburg FL

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, Toasted … Continue reading

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Noble Crust, St. Petersburg FL

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 onions, … Continue reading

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Roux, Tampa FL

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 saffron, … Continue reading

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SOHO Donut Company, Tampa FL

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 Pork, … Continue reading

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Nicola’s Donut Shop, Tampa FL

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 on … Continue reading

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Z Grille, St. Petersburg FL

Z Grille Seafood Nachos – Grilled Calamari, Shrimp, Lump Crab, Corn Salsa, Queso, Jalapenos, Pickled Onions, Poblano Crème WTF Fries – Black Truffle Salt, Manchego Cheese, Chives Dr. Pepper Fried Ribs – Meat Candy The Original Chicken & Waffles- Cornflake … Continue reading

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Engine No. 9, St. Petersburg FL

Engine No. 9 Sriracha Crusted Hot Wings – 10 Jumbo Wings marinated then golden fried and tossed with Sriracha and Voodoo Hot Sauce Crispy Duck Wings – 6 Tender Drummettes fried crispy served with Sesame Garlic and Wing Dipping Sauce … Continue reading

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Datz, Tampa FL

Datz Coffee Jumbo Peanut Butter Brownie with Whipped Cream Monkey Bread – Warm, Gooey Cinnamon Sugar Bread drizzled with Vanilla Icing Anson Mills Stone Cut Grits with Jack and Cheddar Cheese The Aloha – Cream Cheese Stuffed Amish Milk Bread, … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Doughnuts, Indian Rocks Beach FL

Lighthouse Doughnuts Strawberry Ring (eaten hot, no photo…oops) Chocolate ‘Croissant’ Apple Fritter Key Lime PB&J Glazed Old Fashioned With family due to depart at noon and brunch plans at Datz it was a quick morning stop that saw us enter … Continue reading

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