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We were over in Dunedin today & stopped for lunch at Delco’s.  They still don’t take credit cards, but it doesn’t seem to have slowed their business down at all.  There was a line at the counter the entire time we were there.  This was the first time we’ve been back since they moved into their new space.  We actually ordered the same thing this time as we did the last, a cheesesteak for me and a roast beef sub for Loren.




Loren still prefers the sandwiches at Jersey Mike’s, but I think the cheese steaks here are yummy.  We both ended up taking half of our sandwiches home.  I still find the way they handle the counter to be a bit odd.  You place your order at the register, but you’re not supposed to pay until you leave.  It just makes for a bottleneck up front that could be handled so much easier if you just paid when you ordered.  Being able to pay with a credit card would also be pretty handy.  Total bill was $17 with a couple of drinks.

Delco’s Original Steaks and Hoagies
1737 Main St
Dunedin, FL
(727) 738-4700

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  • Filed under: Dunedin, Subs
  • Yummy Subs

    I was in the mood for a sub for lunch, so we drove over to Largo to Cesarina Deli & Bakery.  They have a big variety of cold and hot subs along with some Italian dishes.  I went for the California cheese steak.



    I couldn’t even begin to pick it up & eat it until I had taken half of the meat off.  There was so much of it and it was really flavorful and delicious.  It had a wonderful seasoning to it and the bread was fresh and tasty.  I was only able to eat half of it.  Loren went for the muffalata.



    He was only able to eat half of his too.  He said the bread was crusted in some really tasty herbs, the deli meat was fresh and the olive spread was tasty too.  Overall, some really yummy sandwiches.  With a couple of drinks, the total bill was $19.  I also ended up spending about $30 in the deli on some meats, olives, a really delicious cannoli, and some other baked goods.  I had to buy some of this cake just so I could photograph it.



    Definitely check this place out if you’re in the area.  The subs are delicious.

    Cesarina Deli & Bakery
    2575 East Bay Dr, Ste 1
    Largo, FL
    727- 536-2119

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  • Filed under: Italian, Largo, Subs
  • Wanted a cheese steak for lunch today, so we headed over to Marina’s in Westchase.

    They were running a special today for a 6″ sub plus fries & a drink.  I like the cheesesteaks here.  The bread is just perfect to hold all the ooey, gooey goodness.  Loren got the meatball sub special.

    He said it was good too.  We both cleaned our plates, not even a french fry left over.  Total bill was $13.

    Marina’s Pizza and Pasta
    12121 W Linebaugh Ave
    Tampa, FL

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  • Filed under: American, Subs
  • After going to the movies this morning, we headed out to Harvey’s Sandwich & Salads in Palm Harbor for lunch.  It’s a little place next to Mike’s Sushi.  Loren got a Genoa sub.

    This is one of those subs that comes with everything but the kitchen sink on it.  Salami, pepperoni, ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, green pepper, and green olives. He enjoyed it and ended up taking half of it home.  I went for the Cuban with a side of macaroni salad.

    While we were there, every person who placed an order, ordered a Cuban sandwich.  It was pretty good.  Perfectly pressed with good flavors inside.  It was way too big for me to eat the whole thing.  The macaroni salad was homemade.  Total bill with a drink was $20.

    Harvey’s Sandwich & Salads
    33839 US Hwy 19 N
    Palm Harbor, FL
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    Luck Ran Out

    The last couple of new restaurants we visited were really good, but our luck ran out when we went to the Lombardi Cafe today.

    The place was empty for Sunday lunch.  Just one other table with a bunch of annoying children.  It’s an Italian restaurant with pasta dishes, pizza and sandwiches, but it’s sort of set up like a sports bar with a bunch of TV’s all tuned to sports channels.   Plus there was a DJ set up in one corner & a disco ball on the ceiling, so I’m not totally sure what the overall vibe of the place is supposed to be.

    But, on to the food.  We started off with some calamari.

    It had a decent crunch, but was a bit chewy and definitely underseasoned.  The sauce was really thin and watery.  The flavor was ok, but it just dripped off the calamari.  Loren got an Italian sub with potato salad.

    It was huge.  Definitely enough for two meals and he liked it.  I, on the otherhand, ordered a Philly cheesesteak and ended up sending it back.

    I’m not sure how to describe what it was that I didn’t like about the sub.  The first thing I did was just pick a piece of meat off and tasted it and immediately didn’t like the flavor.   I don’t know if it was herbs blended with it or what, but it just didn’t taste right to me.  I tried a couple more bites, but just couldn’t get past the odd flavor.  Loren tried it and didn’t seem to think there was anything wrong with it, but it wasn’t something I was going to eat.  I also didn’t like how crusty the bread was.  The waiter saw I wasn’t eating it and offered to bring me something else, so I went for a simple ham & cheese.

    It was ok, nothing to write home about, but at least it was edible.  I wasn’t a fan of the bread they used here.  It was just too thick and hard to eat.  I also didn’t like the potato salad.  It was too sweet and very generic.  Definitely not homemade.

    I also got a dessert to go since I figured it wasn’t likely we’d be coming back to eat again.

    Believe it or not, there’s a cannoli in there somewhere.  Talk about overdoing it.  I’m of the mind that you should be able to eat a cannoli with your hands.  There was so much extra filling, whipped cream & chocolate sauce ladled on top of it that you had to eat it with a fork.   The overall flavor was ok, but it was way too messy.  Total bill with a drink was $32.

    Lombardi Cafe
    34210 US 19
    Palm Harbor, FL

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