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Restaurant chain with apple dumpling?

Country Kitchen? Where were you when you ate this?

Nov 18, 2012
Bear1101 in Florida

CAMELLIA brand beans/peas in Pinellas County or Hillsborough.

Thanks for the tip Pete, but no luck at the Dunedin location.

May 07, 2012
Bear1101 in Florida

New in Tarpon Springs?

Its funny how just one experience can cloud your whole image of a place. I had the same kind of experience at Costas and have never been back. Might give them another go after reading this thread. Nice food pics, btw. :)

May 02, 2012
Bear1101 in Florida

New in Tarpon Springs?

I've tried Costa's twice and neither was a good experience. When I am in the mood for Greek food I go to Mykonos. Never had a bad meal there.

May 01, 2012
Bear1101 in Florida

CAMELLIA brand beans/peas in Pinellas County or Hillsborough.

Wondering if anyone knew where to find these little gems. I miss cooking with them.

May 01, 2012
Bear1101 in Florida

Tampa-Fish Fry

Jimmy Guana's at the Holiday Inn Harborside has a Friday night grouper fish fry. Nice place, decent price too.

Sorry, forgot to add that that this is Pinellas on Indian Rocks Beach

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Harborside Restaurant
2435 7th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Sep 30, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

CLEARWATER INDIAN restaurant

Would like to introduce my kid to Indian Cuisine. I know there are two buffets. Mirage on Gulf To Bay and Fifth Element on Tampa Road.
WOuld appreciate any feedback on either place. My experience with this cuisine is limited so I have no idea where to start. ;0)

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Indian Cuisine
3550 SW 34th St Ste M, Gainesville, FL 32608

Sep 23, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

New England Hot Dog Buns

The ones I am talking about are made by Rosen and are a seeded (poppyseed) roll. Those look good though.

Sep 22, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

New England Hot Dog Buns

Nice, now we just have to find the chicago style hot dog buns and we'll be covered!

Sep 21, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Rosen Hot Dog buns

Anyone know where I can buy these in the TAMPA BAY area?
Thanks.

Sep 13, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Palm Harbor and Naples recommendations needed

Mystic Fish on Tampa Road is outstanding.
In old Palm Harbor I recommend Peggy O'Neils

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Mystic Fish
3253 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Aug 09, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Tampa (Oldsmar) - Andy's on the Bay

To Ribdog/drtodd

Palm Harbor is on both sides of US19 so technically its near both oldsmar and ozona. So you are both right lol

May 12, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Tampa (Oldsmar) - Andy's on the Bay

I will keep this one on my list too. Thanks!

May 12, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Tampa (Oldsmar) - Andy's on the Bay

Thanks so much for this review. I live up in Palm Harbor, and its so rare to see anyone talking about restaurants in my neck of the woods! Will try it out soon.

May 11, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Deep Dish Pizza in Pinellas

Thank you to all for the replies, we are headed to Micheles tonight to give it a try.

Apr 03, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Deep Dish Pizza in Pinellas

Thank you so much Robert.

Mar 30, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Deep Dish Pizza in Pinellas

Looking for a good place for deep dish pizza, thanks.

Mar 30, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Kaffir Lime Leaves

Not sure where you are, but I buy them in a little asian market called My Lan in Dunedin on 580. They keep them refrigerated and sometimes I have to ask for them.

Feb 11, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Should little boys play with kitchens?

My toddler son got a toy kitchen over his father's huge HUGE disapproval (you'll turn him gay!)@@
He loved it. He is thirteen now and has moved into the real kitchen and is just fine, thankyouverymuch. Some of the world's greatest chefs are men, so I honestly don't even know what the fuss over this is.

Jan 25, 2011
Bear1101 in Food Media & News

Good Delis in North Pinellas

thanks Rhnault and annemarie

Jan 24, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Good Delis in North Pinellas

Come on folks, I know you all go to delis!

Jan 24, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Good Delis in North Pinellas

I used to go to the Amish Country Store in Largo, but now that I am in north Palm Harbor, thats a drive. Is there a great deli up in north county? I do go to Surf and Turf on Tampa Road and like it a lot, but was wondering about other options. Thanks.

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Surf and Turf
, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Jan 20, 2011
Bear1101 in Florida

Tarpon Springs Greek Restaurant

Pappas has sadly transformed into the Riverside Grille. I took my family there last week and had a horrible experience. The waitress could barely enunciate properly because she had a huge blue ball impaled in her tongue. She was nice enough but totally inept. She brought out three hot sandwiches, then our side salads came out AFTER the hot sandwiches were served.
Then it took another 13...13....minutes to bring out the chopped salad for our forth person. The excuse was the chopped salad wasn't on the lunch menu and the salad guy wasn't in the kitchen when it needed chopping.....nuff said there. When we complained she basically ran from the table and left us with nothing left to drink until we flagged down another waiter and complained...A man named Chris came over to ask us what was wrong....we told him, he kept asking if the food tasted ok. We assured him the food was ok (and it was....ok) and he said he was sorry and would "take care of it for us, don't worry, its taken care of..."
SO we finished our meal, expecting maybe at least the salad would be comped, or our drinks, but was presented with the full bill. WILL NOT BE GOING BACK. I am a 46 year old Pinellas native who has spent many happy times in TS at this restaurant and others and am very disappointed in this latest incarnation of the old Pappas building.

Dec 22, 2010
Bear1101 in Florida

NORTH PINELLAS RESTAURANTS

Thank you so much. I might just check this out this weekend. I'm up in Palm Harbor.

Oct 20, 2010
Bear1101 in Florida

NORTH PINELLAS RESTAURANTS

Wondering where the good restaurants are up here. Not a chef, just a good home cook, so it doesn't have to be really fancy/gourmet. Looking for good seafood and or Italian, but also looking for good wings and pizza and a decent Philly cheesesteak if at all possible. Thanks.

Oct 20, 2010
Bear1101 in Florida

Good Gyros Northern Pinellas/Southern Pasco?

Plaka, on Dodecanese Blvd too. Not as fancy as some of the others but best gyro I've found. Native Pinellas gal here too.

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Plaka Restaurant
769 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Sep 22, 2010
Bear1101 in Florida

Classic Cheesecake

Dear Apprenticegourmet. I use the lower fat neufchatal cheese all the time in cheesecakes and nobody has even noticed. None are restaurant chefs though!

Sep 22, 2010
Bear1101 in Recipes

Asian Markets in north Pinellas

Thanks Kemp! I'd love to know where in St Pete you go.

Sep 07, 2010
Bear1101 in Florida

Asian Markets in north Pinellas

Scubadoo, I found MyLan in the phone book and went over there and loved the place. The guy in the store was more than helpful and I will definitely go back. Thanks.

Sep 07, 2010
Bear1101 in Florida

Asian Markets in north Pinellas

Thank you so much Bill. I appreciate the response.

Sep 04, 2010
Bear1101 in Florida