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Lunch near FIU

We will be visiting the main campus of FIU Friday and are looking for a collegiate oriented sports bar or simiilar for lunch. Thanks for your help.

New fish market in Tampa?

I also went Saturday and bought shrimp which we boiled in beer and ate Sunday night. We were very impressed with both the freshness and the flavor and definitely will return soon. Didn't try any (although it was offered) but the smoked salmon smelled great! We are excited about having this place so close by.

Apr 26, 2010
gator21 in Florida

Tampa trip report - variety

I agree with Datz and add that just a few blocks south on MacDill is Pane Rustica. Always an interesting menu, great food and atmosphere.

May 15, 2009
gator21 in Florida

Restaurant near King Center in Melbourne

Wow! Thanks so much for all the great suggestions! I know we will be eating good tomorrow night!

May 08, 2009
gator21 in Florida

Restaurant near King Center in Melbourne

We are attending a concert at the King Center Saturday night. Staying at the Hampton Inn Melbourne-Viera and looking for a chowhound friendly retaurant in that vicinity where we can eat prior to the show. Looking for moderate prices with some good beer choices. Thanks for your help!

May 07, 2009
gator21 in Florida

Restaurant near St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa?

kentski, was the menu the same as the Ybor City location or much more limited? It's hard to tell from the web site. Thanks!

Apr 03, 2009
gator21 in Florida

TPA-some place good to eat before hockey game

Hattricks is a hockey-themed bar in an old brick building within a couple of blocks of the arena. Good burgers and atmosphere!

Mar 04, 2009
gator21 in Florida

Restaurants for the BCS Championship

We will be attending the BCS Championship game, staying at Spring Hill Suites, Dania Beach. Any ideas for unique, fun places to eat in that general area? Not looking for anything real pricey - we had to spend too much money on tickets! Thanks for any help!

Dec 29, 2008
gator21 in Florida

Take-out Thanksgiving Tampa Bay

The NoHo Bistro delivered lunch (delicious!) to our office today and left a flyer with their Thanksgiving take out menu. It looks fabulous! However, orders must be made by Nov. 21. They got an outstanding review in Tribune's Friday Extra several weeks ago. Web site is

Nov 20, 2008
gator21 in Florida

Great find in Gainesville

We tried Fresco on 34th Street this past weekend and loved it. We're only sorry we didn't find it until our next to last football weekend for the season! They feature build your own pasta dishes, pizza and numerous entrees and salads. I loved the veggies and pasta, my husband's eggplant parmesan was one of the best he'd every had and my son devoured his pizza. Prices very reasonable and salad and bread are included with entrees. Good beers on draft and an interesting wine list. In an area of town where chains abound, this is a breath of fresh air - we will definitely be back!

Oct 27, 2008
gator21 in Florida

Datz Deli in South Tampa

This new restaurant is still under construction but I just downloaded their menu at and it looks fantastic! Anyone know if they are a chain?

Oct 15, 2008
gator21 in Florida

Englewood, FL

The Gulf View Grille is just north of the Lock & Key. Food is good and it's a great place to watch the sunset while you eat.

Oct 07, 2008
gator21 in Florida