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We went to Daddy’s Grill for lunch on New Year’s Day after going to see “It’s Complicated” at the movies.   It was too cold for Florida, so I had to start off with some chicken soup.  It was pretty tasty.

I usually get the fish on a bun or a cheeseburger and opted for the mushroom swiss burger today with a side of macaroni salad.  Shad got one of the daily specials, country fried steak with scrambled eggs and grits. 

The food is pretty consistent at Daddy’s Grill, nothing spectacular, but you don’t leave hungry.  Total bill was $23.69 for lunch.

Daddy’s Grill
3682 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
(813) 891-6556

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  • Goodbye 2009


    I discovered the Mekenita Mexican Grille earlier in the year when I did a Google search of restaurants near the nature preserve we were heading to.  It’s a small restaurant at the end of a shopping plaza.  You’d probably miss it if you didn’t know it was there.

    You order at the counter, then they bring chips and salsa to your table.  I guess it’s considered a salsa.  Mind you,  I don’t normally eat salsa, but I couldn’t stop eating this smokey, tomatoey, yummy concoction.  And the chips are really good too.

    Both times I’ve been there, I’ve gotten the same thing, the Crispy Tiger Shrimp Burrito.  The shrimp are amazing and they’re rolled into the burrito with beans, citrus rice, cabbage, cheese, sour cream, and a lime aioli sauce that gives it a very unique flavor.  The burrito is huge.  I only managed to eat half of it, then tore apart the other side and ate the shrimp and rice.  Loren got the Wahoo Tacos.

    For the two of us, total bill was $21.19.

    If you like fresh, unique flavors, this is the place to go.  We found out the hard way, they’re closed on Sundays.

    17623 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
    Lutz, FL
    813-264-1212
    Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

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