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We were down in St Pete today to see the Star Wars Costume Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art.  Afterward, we had lunch at Stillwaters Tavern.  It was busy, but we were able to get a table without a wait.  We started off with the artichoke dip.

It was tasty.  Smoked Gouda and Parmesan with kale & artichokes served with homemade crackers.  The crackers were a little odd.  Some had way too much salt on them, some didn’t have enough.  Loren got the F.L.T which is a fish sandwich with fried green tomato, lettuce and pickled veggies.

He said it was good, but as you can see from the photo, a little awkward to eat.  I tried the Tavern burger.

Though I liked the texture of the burger, it was desperately in need of seasoning.  Just a little bit of salt would have gone a long way.   It was tender and juicy with caramelized onions and a thousand island dressing.  Total bill with a drink was $43.

Stillwaters Tavern
224 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg, FL


Lebanese Food

A coworker told me about Mizette Lebanese Grill out on Hwy 19.  How has this place been here for almost 2 years and I’ve never heard of it?  We went over there for dinner tonight and we’ll definitely be back again.  They have a platter for two so we got that so we could try a little bit of everything.

The platter has beef and chicken shawarma, falafel, hummus, baba ghannouj, pickled veggies, tabbouleh, and pita.  It also comes with some tahini and a garlic paste.   Here’s a close up of the shawarma and falafel.

Everything was fresh and flavorful.  The meat was tender and I’m a little embarrassed to say we ate the entire thing.  It was a lot of food, but we just couldn’t stop eating it.  The owners are very friendly and I would highly recommend coming here.  Total bill with a couple of drinks was $33.

Mizette Lebanese Grill
30051 US Hwy 19N
Clearwater, FL

Mizette Lebanese Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


New Specials

It’s time for the new specials at Craft Street Kitchen, so we had to go check them out.  Ok, so we would have gone there anyway, but it’s always fun to try something new on the menu and this one did not disappoint.  It’s called the Swamp Thing.

When I read what was in it, I honestly didn’t know how they were going to pull it off.  It’s an open faced sandwich with brisket, calamari, scallops, crawfish, and shrimp with a spicy sauce on an Amoroso roll.  It was delicious.  The brisket was so tender and the seafood was all cooked perfectly.  I may need to have another one of these before the month is out.  Loren went for their Green Street salad with chicken.

He gotten this one before for good reason.  Tasty chicken with a fresh salad including walnuts, dried cranberries, green apple, grapes and he substituted the gorganzola cheese for goat cheese.  Total bill with a drink was $34.

Craft Street Kitchen and Drinks
3153 Curlew Rd
Oldsmar, FL

Craft Street Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Filed under: American, Oldsmar
  • No Parking

    We’ve attempted to eat at the FlapJacks restaurant in Safety Harbor a few times, but there’s never any available parking spaces in the small lot.   I went with a friend today and had to circle the lot a few times before someone left and I could find a spot.  It’s not a very big restaurant either and we had to wait about 15 -20 minutes for a table.

    They’ve got a nice sized menu and we settled on the eggs benedict and a Crazee-Scramble.

    My friend said the eggs benedict was tasty.  The scramble lets you pick 3 veggies, 1 meat & 1 cheese and it’s served with potatoes & pancakes.  It was delicious and the pancakes were light & fluffy.  The service was very friendly and the prices were great.  We were out of there for less than $20 total with a drink.  The only downside is that it’s in a small shopping center with a laundromat, nail salon and a several other busy places and there just isn’t enough parking to support all the businesses.

    3101 FL-580
    Safety Harbor, FL

    FlapJacks Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Filed under: American, Breakfast
  • It was early so we headed to downtown Safety Harbor for dinner at Southern Fresh.   The weather was cooperative, so we sat out on the patio.   Their menu isn’t very big, so I’m pretty sure we’ve had this exact same meal before here.  BLT soup, roast pork, fried chicken & strawberry shortcake for dessert.



    Small menus are fine when the food is as good as this and consistent every time.  Everything is fresh.  They cook the fried chicken to order, so although it takes a little longer to get to the table, it’s worth the wait.  The roasted veggies were tender, the mashed potatoes and gravy, made from scratch.  The strawberry shortcake is absolutely wonderful.  Total bill with a drink was $41.

    Southern Fresh
    122 3rd Ave N
    Safety Harbor, FL

    Southern Fresh Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato