I couldn't agree more with the Creative Loafing review. the food is amazing, but what he left out for me was the service by the young attentive wait staff that was smiling and made our dining experience even more enjoyable than having just good food. Never far away yet always anticipating our needs. I will be a regular here. Gr8 healthy food, Reasonable pricing and the patio outside at night is like a whole different world. A St. Pete MUST go!
I like the beef pho at Alesia, but the unavailability of the traditional resh additions like thai basil, sprouts, cilantro, jalapenos is very frustrating. Please, Alesia, go visit a Thai restaurant to see how this delightful dish is supposed to be served.
we are very much interested in the $17 per head venue that was mentioned in your piece, which was excellent. Thank you for your truthfulness.
From the story: “Each 16-ounce bottle contains about four to six pounds of raw organic produce,”
Are they organic? If they're not, it's pretty much like mainlining pesticides into your system because of the fast nutrient absorption. Bad stuff goes in just as fast as the good stuff. Cold-pressed needs to be organic, especially if you are using it as a detoxing vehicle. It's antithetical to detoxing.
It just doesn’t get any
better than seeing the gorgeous “Mrs. Anita Pelaez” over at her and her
husband “Captain Kutchie’s” place..Some Folks Also Call Him..”The
KutchMan others call him The Kutchmon!”…Most Just Call Him “The Most
Interesting Man In The World”….(Anita and Kutchie Pelaez’s Key West, Key
Lime Pie Factory and Grill)…Just watching the lovely couple baking together all those Yummy
Key Lime Pies at their Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill in Asheville.
…It’s always worth the trip to visit them in they’re Historic Key Lime
Pie Factory and Grill…It should be on everyone’s bucket list for
sure..And The World’s Best Key Lime Pies!..YUM-YUM-YUM…..”Talk About
World Class” What An Understatement!…….AAHHHHH!….The Magic Of The
Lovely..”Mrs. Anita Pelaez” And Her Delicious Key Lime Pies Baked With
Pure Love…Always……40 Years And They’re Still Going Strong….
….May GOD Continue Blessing “Anita And Kutchie Pelaez” and They’re World
Famous Key Lime Pie Factory And Grill Where The Personalities, Ovens And
Smiles Are Always Warm And Inviting. “Kutcharitaville” You’re The Best We Love You!….
…Now You Know Who Is The Hottest!…And Baby Let Me Tell You, Mrs. Anita Is No Act…She’s The Real Thing Baby!…
….Located Near The Biltmore House And Estate…..
….Who Could Ask For Anything More?…Anita’s Key Lime Pie…(Hell Yes!)
....Just Think, Kutchie's Goody Goody Cheese Burgers, The Original Cheese Burgers In Paradise!
....That Alone Is Quite A Pretty Big Deal If You Ask Me. It's A Pretty Big Deal Even If You Don't Ask Me.
Pretty sure I would be irate if it took two hours for my entree to come out.
This is a great article! Gary Mormino does a great job of illustrating the politics and the pressures of everyday living for immigrant Americans that created such a vibrant Tampa during Prohibition.
I will be honest, I've been keeping this place a secrect. So very happy for the Browns. They are a wonderful couple dedicated to proving truly delicious organic Thai. We eat ther most every week. Ok, I am ready for the long lines. Just the best!
Best Thai food I have tasted, very accurate review, check this place out!
Unfortunately, Ha Long Bay is just plain inconsistent and has been for years. Great one time and two weeks later, inedible. Just after this review the dim sum was superb but not so much this week. Stale buns, dried out chewy dumplings, sticky rice with almost nothing inside, tasteless everything including the tea (ordered Jasmine Tea as usual but got some bitter odd tasting substitute). Dinner is no better -- some evenings it is truly good and others it is like no one who knows how to cook is working in the kitchen. And if you order take-out there is no telling what it will be when you open the boxes at home. It's not like these people don't speak or understand English well; they do. We even order by number and it is still a surprise.
The older wait staff are very nice at the restaurant but the younger ones seem to hang around the lobster tank area and not only ignore the customers but do not assist the older servers. The dining room hostess / cashier is not up to the job. The operation is much more on target when the male owner is present. So for now, we are giving up on Ha Long Bay and hoping some other entrepreneur will open a dim sum restaurant in St. Pete because going to Tampa to Yummy House is just too far and T C Choy's won't take the CL Deal coupon for dim sum which just ticks me off so we avoid it altogether.
Sorry if there was any confusion. Vic's spot on that a vacu-vin doesn't cut it with Champagne. There are some special tops to retain the bubbles . . . but finishing the bottle is the bast approach!
WILLIAMS PARK, ST PETE, FL SATURDAY MORNING MARKET TAKES FOOD STAMPS
of course it's not in tampabay....what else is new?
The frozen Butter beer at Universal Studios is definitely the way to go. Also I can't wait to see the new Universal hotel opening soon. I love the 1960's feel. We booked for next year and will share some photos as soon as I can on http://www.UniversalFamilyVacations.com of the new rooms, pool, bowling, should be super cool.
Since this is an article titled with Champagne I would not recommend using a vacu-vin on an open bottle of Champagne. I have found that Champagne goes downhill the fastest of all wines after the bottle is opened. Relax and just finish the bottle within no more than 3-4 hours of opening the bottle. Cheers. Vic
I see Fresh Market as more of a direct competitor to Rollin' Oats, and with it's nearly-finished (and long awaited) expansion, it appears FM has not negatively impacted Rollin Oats.
I think the 4th Street neighborhood can support everyone. Just look at the TWO Publix (Publixes? Publii?) on 38th and 4th. The Northeast Shopping Center Publix has been consistently number one for the entire chain, so volume-wise there is enough room for another high-quality entrant.
It's also true that TJ is a much better corporate neighbor than others. Although Casita Taqueria is certainly acceptable (a place that's CLOSED on Sundays? What's up with THAT?), but what is that compared to a DECENT grocery store focusing on natural, vegetarian, vegan and especially non-GMO foods.
I, for one, welcome our new Trader Joe's overlords.
I would love a Trader Joe's on 4th St. but why can't they look at the vacant buildings at the corner of 38th N and what was going to be the Hip Hop Soda Shop down toward Gandy. Perhaps it's a matter of not enough parking though the Sarasota location is a parking nightmare.
As someone with multiple allergies, it's exciting to hear I will have more than one option going forward. Rolling Oats is great, but a second option would be nice, as well. I don't think the current locations of Casita and Ringside are that great... I don't go because... eh... not much happening on 4th.
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