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I was craving pizza today so we decided to try Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.  We sat outside, but soon regretted it when someone at another table started smoking.   Our pizzas seemed to be taking a long time and I noticed people who sat down after us were getting their food before ours.  The waitress came over and let us know that they had to remake our pizzas because they got a bit too well done.

We both got an individual lunch pizza.  Loren got one with onions, olives & mushrooms and I got the mini meatball & ricotta.

The lunch pizza is plenty big enough for one person and then some.  Both pizzas still had a bit of overly burnt around the edges and some of the meatballs on mine were too overdone to be eaten.  Neither of us was that impressed with the pizza.  Nothing really stood out about it.  It didn’t have a lot of seasoning or flavor.    I ordered the chocolate cake for dessert and the waitress said it was on the house because they had burnt our original pizzas.

This was one thick, rich chocolate cake.  The cake itself was a bit dry though.  It definitely needed something to cut the richness, either some ice cream or whipped cream.  The layer on chocolate on top was like a hot fudge sauce.  Total bill with a drink was $27 and I think we’ll continue our search for an awesome pizza place.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
2532 McMulen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL
(727) 797-0929

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Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere2/5
Value3/5
2.9/5
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  • Greek Lunch


    We went over to Famous Greek Salads on McMullen Booth Rd for lunch today.  It was a beautiful day & we sat outside.  Loren ordered the lunch Pick 2 with a Greek Salad and dolmades.

    He was very pleased with the dolmades.  He said they weren’t just stuffed with rice, but had a flavorful beef filling as well.  The Greek salad had everything you could want in it with a tasty dressing.  I ordered a gyro with potato salad.

    The gyro meat was cut thick and had a great flavor.  The pita was fresh and the tzatziki sauce was full of garlic, just like it should be.  Service was quick and friendly.  With a drink, the total was $19 and worth every penny.

    Famous Greek Salads
    2508 A McMullen Booth
    Clearwater, FL
    (727) 797-4998

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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  • We had dinner at Asian Pearl in Clearwater tonight.  This is our go-to Chinese restaurant.  The food is always so fresh and tasty.  We started off with some spring rolls.

    Perfect crunch and a tasty filling.  Loren ordered the X.O. beef.  He’s ordered it before and always asks the waitress what’s in the XO sauce.  Whatever it is, it’s flavorful stuff.

    The beef is tender and he likes all of the different veggies in it.  I tried the cashew chicken tonight.

    This also had a lot of well cooked veggies, plus tender chicken in a tasty brown sauce.  There was enough on the plate that I had leftovers for the next day.  We’ll definitely be back for more.  Total bill with a drink was $33.

    Asian Pearl
    2551 Drew St #104
    Clearwater, FL
    727-797-1888

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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  • Tucked away in a little strip mall on East Bay Drive in Clearwater, you’ll find the flavors of the Mediterranean.  The East Bistro is a small, casual restaurant where they definitely know how to marinate and season tender cuts of beef and chicken.  We started off with the baba ghanoush and pita and then split the trifecta plate.

    The Baba Ghanoush had a wonderful smoky flavor with just the right amount of garlic, tahini, & lemon juice.  The pita was fresh and perfect for dipping.  This was a small order and just the right size for the two of us.  The Trifecta place normally has beef kebabs, but they had run out, so they gave us beef shwarma instead.  It was so tender with just the right blend of Mediterranean spices.  The chicken was also incredibly tender and tasty.  The plate also came with Kibbeh, rice, salad, and hummus.

    Everything we ate was amazing and there were a few other things on the menu we wanted to try, but that’ll have to wait until next time.  And there will definitely be a next time.  The restaurant is small and there aren’t a lot of tables.  The food is fresh and takes a while to come out of the open kitchen and it was certainly worth the wait.  Total bill with a drink was $24.

    East Bistro
    4100 E Bay Drive, Unit B34
    Clearwater, FL
    727-798-4567

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    Food5/5
    Service5/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value5/5
    4.7/5

    Mix it Up


    We went over to the Pierogi Grill in Clearwater for a late lunch today.  I wanted to try the different pierogi that they have and the only way to do that is to get the mixed plate.  Their other menu items only give you a choice of one kind and since I wasn’t sure which one I’d like the most, I figured I’d try them all.

    The mix had potato and cheddar, potato & farmers cheese, pork, and kraut & mushroom.  I found the potato and the pork ones to be a bit too dense.  I liked the kraut & mushroom ones the most.  The plate could have used some sort of sauce or at least more of the grilled onions.  Overall, it was just a bit on the dry side.  Loren got the Prince platter which had a cabbage roll, pierogi, sausage and kraut.

    Everything on the plate was tasty.  He liked the pork pierogi, the stuffed cabbage was really good and the kielbasa had a nice flavor.  I’d probably order that next time with the mushroom & kraut pierogi.  Total bill with a drink was $33.

    Pierogi Grill
    1535 Gulf to Bay Blvd
    Clearwater, FL
    727-216-3055

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    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5