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Disney Must haves?

Call ahead and ask Chef Tim to prepare you the Hong Kong Fish. It's a whole wok fried snapper topped with an asian/soy sauce that is out of this world. The presentation alone worth it. I request this almost everytime we go. It's not on the menu and when people see it brought to the table they all want it. Ask for Keith when you call. He's the restaurant manager and he'll take care for you. Just make sure you call at least 3-4 days ahead sso they can order the fish in for you.
You will not be disappointed.


Dec 15, 2010
Granite Guy in Florida

Disney Must haves?

We've been to all the restaurants listed. The Flying Fish at Disneys Boardwalk Hotel our favorite. It's right next to Cat Cora's Kouzina.
It's, by far, one of the best restaurants in Disney.
Ask for Bob to be your server. It'll be worth every penny I assure you.

Flying Fish
Disneys Boardwalk Resort, Orlando, FL 32830

Nov 28, 2010
Granite Guy in Florida

Anthony"s Coal Fired Pizza vs. Totonno's Pizza ( from Brooklyn, NY)

I'm throwing this out.
If anyone's been to Totonno's Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY you know they make the BEST, AUTHENTIC NY Pizza.

Does Anthony's Coal Fired compare to Totonno's??

I'm hearing all sorts of commercials for Anthony's and there is one very close to my son's house in Carrolwood off Dale Mabry.

Just curious....


Feb 24, 2010
Granite Guy in Florida

Taco trucks in Bradenton, Fl.

Thanks guys!!!
I went to La Cholita for lunch today and had the pork tacos which were FANTASTIC!! Very similar to the old taco truck I described above.
Can't wait to try Maria's this weekend.


Jun 11, 2008
Granite Guy in Florida

Taco trucks in Bradenton, Fl.

There used to be a Taco truck, parked at a mattress store, on 14th st. (41) just north of Bob Evans across from the new Lowes that had the best authentic tacos I've every had.
For some reason, the truck has been gone for over a year and I thought I'd post here to see if anyone knew of where the truck relocated or if anyone knows of another good one in the Bradenton/ Sarasota area. It was inexpensive and absolutely delicious.

Thanks in advance.

Jun 03, 2008
Granite Guy in Florida

Boardwalk restaurants @ Disney

Chef Tim was there last Saturday night. We have dinner there every 6 weeks and drive from Sarasota for a long weekend.
We also stop for a nightcap at the Belle Vue upstairs from Flying Fish. Tim is bartending on Sat. and Sundays and is the best bartender on Disney Property. Tell him Rob and Laurie sent you.
This is a must stop for anyone staying at the Boardwalk Inn or Villas!!!


May 29, 2008
Granite Guy in Florida

Stone Crabs in Tampa area

Veggo is right on the mark with regards to A.P. Bell in Cortez. They have "right off the boat fresh" stone crabs in all sizes. I bought 5lbs. of "floaters" for $8.00 lb.!!!
It's right next to Starfish Fish Market it's open to the public.
See Tom and he'll take good care of you.

PS- They also have some of the freshest whole fish that I've found since moving down to Sarasota/ Bradenton area from LI,NY 2 years ago.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Dec 25, 2007
Granite Guy in Florida