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Olive Oil---What Brand Do You Use and Where do you buy it?

I just started using Apollo Olive Oil - organic from California - and am really impressed. I highly recommend checking out their site which has tons of info on olive oil's properties in general. Also their milling process is pretty fascinating. http://apollooliveoil.com/press.php

I bought a bottle off their site but I think you can buy it at Whole Foods in northern California.

Dec 21, 2011
EmmaToo in General Topics

St. Petersburg............

Try Preacher's BBQ on 4th Street. And Munch's in S. St. Pete.

Dec 19, 2011
EmmaToo in Florida

Good pie around Clearwater

Or if you're in the St. Pete area, Cafe Croissant in the Pets Mart plaza off Tyrone Blvd has fresh pies whole or by the slice. Not a huge variety but she uses what's in season.

Jun 12, 2010
EmmaToo in Florida

Skidder's Restaurant

Their pizza is pretty good. They use a high quality pepperoni.

May 15, 2010
EmmaToo in Florida

Best website to buy tea?

Thank you for linking to Goldmine Natural Foods. The site has a lot of things of interest to me. Have you purchased anything else from there and if so, does the quality match that of the green tea?

Mar 06, 2010
EmmaToo in General Topics

Searching for good Indian in Tampa Bay

Thank you Robert for your wealth of information. I had some nice meals at Curriez but agree completely that the quality took a nose dive. I can't wait to check out India Grill downtown. I was very sad when it closed. Every 'downtown' should have at least one Indian restaurant. Now I'll be very happy if we can get an Ethiopian restaurant, which is my new favorite cuisine.

Feb 21, 2010
EmmaToo in Florida

Searching for good Indian in Tampa Bay

Is Curriez still in business?? Someone on another food site said it was turning into a Morrison's buffet restaruant! : (

Feb 20, 2010
EmmaToo in Florida

thanksgiving dessert - help

Wow - thank you for the quick response! This sounds delicious and just my type of dessert -- unique, elegant, and not too sugary sweet. Thanks again for posting this. : )

Nov 26, 2009
EmmaToo in Home Cooking

thanksgiving dessert - help

Yum - do you have recipe?

Nov 24, 2009
EmmaToo in Home Cooking

Dinner tonight in Baltimore

Shoot, I wish I'd seen this. That place looks good. I'm up visiting the area about once every six weeks or so so I'll have to check it out next time. We ended up eating at a hibachi Japanese place. Sakura I think.

Nov 14, 2009
EmmaToo in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dinner tonight in Baltimore

I need some suggestions also! For tonight! I'm in Timonium but we can drive downtown and the surrounding areas (Towson, Catonsville, Ellicott City, etc.). We like seafood, ethnic, and pretty much any kind of good food. Mid-priced would be great! And a short description of the restaurant you recommend.

Nov 08, 2009
EmmaToo in Washington DC & Baltimore

Choxotica in Carrollwood closes

Sad news, but the owner couldn't keep the shop open any longer.

Where do I get my chocolate fix??

Sep 05, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Diner 437 in St Petersburg

Here's the menu for anyone interested http://www.diner437.com/#

Jul 12, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Downtown St Petersburg-where to eat

Ceviche for awesome tapas and Spanish wine: http://www.ceviche.com/1828

Red Mesa Cantina: http://www.redmesacantina.com/

Jul 11, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Best Restaurant in St Pete area? Gulf Bistro Review

Been wanting to try this place for a while. Appreciate the review!

May 29, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Birthday dinner- tomorrow night- Tampa/Carollwood

Hope you had a nice birthday tonight. I was going to recommend going to Choxotica Chocolate Bar on Ehrlich Rd. after dinner for to-die-for chocolate drinks. You could still go Saturday I suppose. They're open till 9pm.

May 29, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Indian food in Pinellas County

As a follow up, I ate here on Easter after a few weeks of anticipation. They were out of eggplant so I didn't get the dish I originally ordered so I got the veg korma. I'd never had it before and I wanted to try something new. It was an 'okay' dish, very mild and slightly creamy. Not my favorite Indian dish but that's alright as I'll be going back often. My dining companion had the lamb vindaloo and oh my gosh - it was delicious. The St. Pete Times reviewer said it was their favorite dish they tried and I'd agree - very tasty and addictive. I'll be ordering the vindaloo on my next visit.

The naan was fresh and toasty, just how I like it. Even enjoyed the papadum and the accompanying chutneys.

Glad to have Taste of Punjab in the area and can't wait to go back.

Apr 18, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Indian food in Pinellas County

Nice review! I'm always so grateful when a non-chain opens around here.

I'm looking forward to trying this out as it's now the closest Indian restaurant to my house.

Mar 23, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

80's Fun Fruits

Man these were the best! I always wonder if any fruit snacks made today have a similar flavor/texture but I seriously doubt it. The berry and grape flavors were so good - I remember them so vividly.

PLEASE BRING BACK FUN FRUITS!

Mar 14, 2009
EmmaToo in General Topics

Best tacos in Tampa and Pinellas?

I didn't know El Toro Negro made their own tortillas. I must get me there immediately.

Mar 09, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Heading to Orlando, St Petersburg/Clearwater and Tampa – looking for healthy everyday eats and chow-worthy hole-in-the-wall finds

pie girl - have you tried ABC Seafood in St. Pete for Chinese?

Mar 08, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Mozzarella sticks with raspberry sauce - just upstate NY???

Wow - lots of moves for one little place! I think my favorite spot at the moment is ABC Seafood. The best Chinese place in the county I think; super fresh seafood swimming around in the tanks - all packed into a shabby strip mall. Yours?

Feb 02, 2009
EmmaToo in General Topics

Mozzarella sticks with raspberry sauce - just upstate NY???

I'm in St. Pete - what is the restaurant called?

Feb 02, 2009
EmmaToo in General Topics

Skyline Chili Fix via the Web

Hi Dumas! You're probably right. My sister and brother-in-law would love to open a franchise but you obviously gotta have a lot of coin.

I just made the Cincinnati Lentils last night - it's really good stuff. Of course I pile on the cheddar cheese and hot sauce. That just makes the whole dish so comforting for me. I'm sure you could use the slow cooker for the recipe. Basically you're just dumping everything into a pot anyway. I like to saute my veggies first but that's optional since it simmers for a while.

Feb 02, 2009
EmmaToo in General Topics

Potato Skins For Sunday

Can I come to your party? The pulled pork and cheddar combo reminds me of barbeque nachos. Serve your skins with a little barbeque sauce for dipping, along with the whatever else you were planning. Let us know how they turn out.

Jan 31, 2009
EmmaToo in Home Cooking

any good restaurants within walking distance of 5050 ulmerton rd. clearwater-st petersburg fl?

I second this. Ulmerton + pedestrians = not a good combo. Cafe Ponte is the best you can do in the area. I'd take a cab there and have a drink and an app or two.

Jan 30, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Coming to Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl?

Where are you staying in St. Pete? I've already listed a couple awesome St. Pete places but without a car you're more limited and I can narrow it down better.

Jan 24, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida

Can you make tres leches cake with two leches

I made tres leches last weekend - everyone loved it. Good luck!

Jan 02, 2009
EmmaToo in Home Cooking

Skyline Chili Fix via the Web

I'm in FL and we have a Skyline Chili 30 minutes from my house. People seem to loathe it completely or totally love and crave it. I happen to love it: the total package of mild spices, cheddar cheese, al dente spaghetti, hot sauce, and the crackers. I've stopped eating beef but now I make it at home using lentils instead of meat. Sounds crazy but it's delicious and almost like the real thing.
http://www.recipezaar.com/Cincinnati-...

Jan 01, 2009
EmmaToo in General Topics

Coming to Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl?

Hi breakaway, there's some excellent information in past threads regarding seafood joints in the area. Some widely agreed-upon places include Guppy's (mentioned below) on Indian Rocks Beach, Mid Peninsula, Ted Peter's (awesome smoked fish), and Wild Shrimp Company (drive up joint near Tropicana Field-fried shrimp, po boys, gumbo!) in St. Pete, Crazy Conch Cafe and Billy's Stone Crab in Tierra Verde, You can get really fresh seafood (live tanks!) at two phenomenal Chinese restaurants: ABC Seafood in St. Pete and China Yuan in Tampa. Another place worth checking out in St. Pete is the Parkshore Grill. You can dine al fresco facing the pier and the water. Also next door to some fine gelato.

Breakfast. Skyway Jack's in St. Pete. It's a local institution.

sasserwazr: I think you'll garner more recommendations if you can narrow things a bit. For example, if there's a particular type of food you'd prefer, or whereabouts you'll be staying and how far you're willing to go (you'll have a car, yes?).

I can speak for Tampa and St. Pete and say we have pretty decent Thai, seafood, Chinese, pizza, Indian, Middle Eastern, and even Ethiopian.

Jan 01, 2009
EmmaToo in Florida