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We eat at Cuban Breezes all the time, so we really like it when there’s something new on the specials menu.  Today we decided to try three new things, starting with the Cuban egg rolls.

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These were awesome.  They rolled up the makings of a Cuban sandwich inside an egg roll shell and deep fried it to a crispy goodness.  The cheese was all melty inside.  These made my tastebuds very happy.  Loren tried the chimi pork sandwich.

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He said it thought it would be more flavorful than it was, but overall it was ok.  I went for the grouper Cuban.

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I often get the mahi Cuban which is really good, but the grilled grouper was perfectly cooked and went well with the Cuban bread.  I really enjoyed lunch today.  Total bill with a drink was $26.

Cuban Breezes
13980 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL
813-814-9939

Cuban Breezes on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.0/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Oldsmar
  • Lobster Roll


    We went over to Ban Thai for dinner tonight.  The weather was really bad, so I think that may be why the restaurant wasn’t completely full.  The last few times we’ve been here, it’s been packed.  While Loren went for some Nam Sod, I had to have a lobster roll and we split a Rainbow Roll.

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    He didn’t remember ever getting the Nam Sod here before, but he really liked it.  The lobster roll is a huge plate of goodness.  After a while the sauce starts to heat up for me, but otherwise, it’s just big chunks of lobster.  The Rainbow roll was also fresh and tasty.  Total bill with a drink was $43.

    Ban Thai Restaurant
    2519 McMullen Booth Road
    Clearwater, FL
    727-724-2992

    Ban Thai on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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  • Filed under: Clearwater, Sushi, Thai
  • Looking for lunch after a movie and we ended up at Shlomo’s Gourmet Subs & Deli.  They have a large menu of available items and we ended up getting a philly chicken and an Italian lovers to go.

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    Loren said his was pretty good, but I wasn’t thrilled with mine.  I didn’t like the spices that were on the chicken and it was precooked chicken slices which made it rather dry.  I guess one of the big draws of this place is that it’s open until 4am.   Total bill was $17.

    Shlomo Gourmet Deli
    31483 US 19 N
    Palm Harbor, FL
    727-771-0200

    Shlomo Deli and Subs on Urbanspoon

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: Palm Harbor, Subs
  • We went over to Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant on East Bay for dinner tonight.  We haven’t eaten here in a long time.  Loren munched on the chips & salsa while I dug into the chili bean dip.

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    There was a bit too much jalapeno in the bean dip for me, but Loren liked the salsa.  He got some beef fajitas for his entree.

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    The meat wasn’t super tender, but he said overall it was ok.  I went for the crispy tacos.

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    I love crispy flour tacos, but there was no way you could actually pick this up to eat it.  This was a definitely a fork & knife kind of dish.  Neither of us liked the refried beans.  They just had an odd flavor to them.  Total bill with a drink was $30.

    Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant
    5042 East Bay Drive
    Tri City Plaza
    Clearwater, FL
    (727) 524-8226

    Carmelita's Mexican on Urbanspoon

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: Clearwater, Mexican
  • We went over to Surfside Cafe for lunch today.  The first two things I tried to order weren’t available today for various reasons, so I finally settled on the elk burger that was on special.

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    Elk is very lean so it was a bit on the dry side.  It had some spices in it and the overall flavor seemed very familiar to me, but I couldn’t place it.  I don’t think it’s something I’d order again.  Loren got a blackened chicken sandwich with some mac & cheese.

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    The mac & cheese was dry, just like the first time we’d ordered it.  He said the chicken was tender, but not overly spicy.  Total bill with a drink was $20.

    Harr’s Surfside Cafe
    3235 Tampa Road
    Palm Harbor, FL
    727-754-4992

    Harr's Surfside Cafe on Urbanspoon

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