Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >

Lucia27's Profile

Title Last Reply

Pizza in St. Petersburg?

We just ate at Buena Pizza on St. Pete Beach - highly recommend it. It's in the Dolphin Village Shopping Center (right next to the Candy Kitchen - great place for retro sweets!). The cheese pizza was fantastic!

Also, Marios near Tyrone (in the same shopping plaza as the Wal-Mart and PetSmart has great NY pizza.

To bad we live in NE St. Pete - these are a bit of a drive for us.

Jun 28, 2011
Lucia27 in Florida

Kids' menus at restaurants. Really? [From General Topics]

I think that it depends on the kid and the parents. I know some kids my daughter's age (4/5 y/o) that will only eat chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, fries, etc. Heck, my daughter's favorite food is mac and cheese, and she'll devour bowls of it at a time. I'm not worried if we go out and she orders from the kids menu, because I also know that she will eat/has eaten:

- chicken tikka and naan when we go to an Indian place
- any pasta w/ /red sauce and fried calamari
- spanikopita and greek salads
- quesadillas with spicy salsa (she actually mixes the hot salsa and the regular together)

When we are home, she eats the (mostly) healthy stuff I make for dinner. She knows that I ask her to try one bite, and if she doesn't like it, she doesn't have to eat it. But when we go out, if she wants Mac & Cheese, I don't sweat it, because I know that it's a treat for her, just like ordering something not-altogether healthly is a treat for me.

Mar 14, 2010
Lucia27 in Not About Food

Best Deviled Crabs in Tampa

I agree - I've worked in East Tampa for many years, and going to Bracato's is a long enjoyed tradition. Haven't been there in a while, though - do they still have those delightful sugar cookies?

Mar 12, 2010
Lucia27 in Florida

St Pete/Breakfast

We liked the one on 4th street, too. Best blueberry pancakes I've ever had.

We've also tried the new place on 4th around 84th Ave - Tick Tock I think? Husband and daughter enjoyed theirs. I was turned off when I ordered blueberry pancakes and got regular pancakes with a half can of blueberry pie filling dumped on top. The pancakes were fine when I scraped the goop off the top, but not what I expected.

Mar 12, 2010
Lucia27 in Florida

Rubino's Perfect Slice - Saint Petersburg

We tried it a few weeks ago, and I wasn't impressed. The pizza was ok - but nothing super special. The wings were awful...

Feb 22, 2010
Lucia27 in Florida

Taste of India (Brandon Florida)

I tried the lunch buffet there with some cowokers a few weeks ago. It was had a good variety of foods and everything tasted good. I didn't like the Lamb Korma - too watery.

IMHO, not as good as the buffet at Cilantro's (on 56th street).

Aug 13, 2008
Lucia27 in Florida