Hot Tuna Sushi Bar has a lunch deal that we just couldn’t pass up today. Two rolls with soup or salad for $9.95. They had a pretty good lunch crowd in there today. We both got salads and for our rolls, a salmon roll, a gator roll, a Florida roll, and a Mexican roll.
The gator roll is actually tuna & yellowtail with a spicy sauce. All of the rolls were fresh and tasty. We may have to put this on our rotation for lunch more often. Total bill with a drink was $23.
Hot Tuna Sushi Bar & Grille
3689 Tampa Road #302B
We had a coupon for Carrabba’s, so that’s where we headed for dinner. They were packed and it was only 5:30pm when we got there. We had hoped to beat the crowd, but ended up with a 25 minute wait. The restaurant was very loud and we were seated up against a wall that connected to a large party room which made it even that much louder where we were sitting.
We started off with the Spinach Fonduta.
This was a really tasty appetizer, but needed a few more toast points. We had quite a bit of spinach dip remaining once the 6 pieces of bread were gone. The dip was creamy and had a nice mellow flavor to it. We ended up dipping the untoasted bread from the basket to scoop up the remaining dip.
Our dinners came with soup or salad and we got one of each. The soup tonight was a lentil.
Loren enjoyed the soup. He said it had some nice savory flavors to it. For his entree, he ordered the sirloin skewers.
These were really tender. It’s not often that he’s gotten kabobs that were this good. I ordered the fettucine alfredo.
I found the cheese to be way too sharp for my tastes. Loren said it tasted more like a mac & cheese than an alfredo sauce. I prefer a very creamy, mellow sauce and this just wasn’t it for me. Total bill after the coupon was $27.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
2680 Gulf to Bay Blvd
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.
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.
He said it thought it would be more flavorful than it was, but overall it was ok. I went for the grouper Cuban.
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.
13980 W. Hillsborough Ave.
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.
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
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.
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