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Today seemed like a good day to go out for sandwiches for lunch.   Central Park Deli & Grill in Oldsmar has a wide selection and it’s close, so that’s where we headed.

Loren ordered the Brooklyn Bridge with chips.

It was a huge Italian sub.  Lots of meats, cappicola, pepperoni, salami, and ham plus cheese and veggies.  He only ate half of it and took the other half home for dinner.

I got the New York Ranger with potato salad.

This was also a pretty big sandwich.  It was two fried chicken breasts, one big and one smaller, on a Kaiser roll.  The chicken was ok, but didn’t really have a lot of flavor.  The potato salad was extremely garlicy.  I don’t think I’d order the sandwich or the potato salad again.  I’ve had other sandwiches here that were good, so we’ll probably go back.

Total lunch was $16 for two sandwiches and a drink.

Central Park Deli & Grill
4058 Tampa Road, Ste 4
Oldsmar, FL
813-854-3613

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  • We went to the movies this morning to see “How to Train Your Dragon” (what can I say, I like kid’s movies), then headed over to Felice Italian Pork and Deli to get some subs.  We’d read some good reviews of the place and the food did not disappoint.

    It’s a small Italian deli that serves a bunch of subs plus has a variety of speciality food items in their store.  There were a lot of customers in there which is always a good sign.

    Loren ordered the Manhattan sub.

    Roast beef and turkey on an Italian roll.  The sub was huge.  He only ate half of it and saved the rest for later.   I ordered the meatball sub.

    Mine was also huge and I only ate half of it.  The meatballs themselves are really big and had incredible flavor.  The sauce was really nice  and the mozzarella cheese was one of the best parts of the sandwich.  

    And I couldn’t pass up a cannoli for dessert.

    The cannoli was very tasty.  The shell was nice and crispy and the filling very smooth.  It had a few chocolate chips in it and some succade, which is a candied citrus peel.

    We also bought some Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella cheese,  and olives while we were there. 

    The two subs and cannoli ran us about $20. 

    Felice Italian Pork and Deli
    29263 US 19 N
    Clearwater, FL
    727-785-7502

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    Loren picked me up for lunch today and I had a cheesesteak craving, so we headed over to Marina’s in Westchase on Linebaugh for lunch.

    I’ve been to Marina’s a few times, but I don’t think I’ve ever had anything but their cheesesteaks.  Today they had a 1/2 size on special with fries and a drink.  That’s probably a good thing since their regular size cheesesteak is huge!

    It was ooey and gooey and cheesy, but the bread wasn’t as soft as I like it.  I think they use a different roll on the full size sub.   Not the best cheesesteak I’ve ever had, but it definitely fills you up. 

    Loren got the Italian sub.  He said it was good, but lacked something.  Then he doused it with oil and vinegar and that did the trick.

    For $13, we got 2 subs, fries and a drink. Marina’s also has pizza and other Italian dishes.  One of these days, I’ll try something other than the cheesesteak. 

    Marina’s Pizza and Pasta
    12121 W Linebaugh Ave
    Tampa, FL
    813-854-1616

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