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After taking photos of the perigee full moon tonight, we headed over to the Safety Harbor Grill for dinner.  We had planned to go to the Whistlestop, but it was packed, so we just went next door instead.  They had music on the patio and it wasn’t crowded at all. 

We both decided on burgers. Loren got the bacon cheeseburger and I ordered the fried green tomato burger.

Both burgers were pretty good.  They had a nice flavor.  I didn’t think the fried green tomatoes did much for it though.  I ended up having to take one of them off because it was a bit too tough for the sandwich.  I wouldn’t order it again.  We also got some cheesecake for dessert.

It was very creamy and had a nice flavor.  Total dinner was $20.  Here’s one of the moonrise photos I took.

Safety Harbor Grill
997 Main St
Safety Harbor, FL
727-412-8053

Safety Harbor Grill and Bar on Urbanspoon

Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.0/5

We were looking for something relatively light for dinner, so we drove into Safety Harbor to Crepe-ology.  It’s located on 5th Avenue, right off of Main Street.   There was a large party in the restaurant, but the waitress told us up front that there would be a wait for our crepes.  Loren ordered a salad to tide him over.

The balsalmic dressing was tasty.  Everything served here is in disposable containers, paper plates, plastic cups and silverware.  It’s a very casual restaurant.

We decided on two crepes and shared them, the seafood crepe and the chicken supreme.

I liked the chicken supreme crepe the best.  It has goat cheese in it and the roasted red pepper sauce on top adds a nice flavor.  The seafood one was ok, but I thought the shrimp in it were a little overcooked. 

But, let’s face it, we’re here for dessert.  They had a citrus cheesecake crepe tonight that I just couldn’t resist and we also ordered a carmelized banana crepe.

Trust me, if you like orange, order the citrus crepe.  It was divine.  The cheesecake filling was still a little cold, but it had such a burst of flavors in it.  I asked them to put some chocolate sauce on it because I love chocolate and orange together, but honestly, it didn’t even need it.   The carmelized banana one was pretty good, but I found the bananas to be a little too mushy.  The homemade caramel sauce was very good though.

With an iced tea, the total bill was $36. 

Crepe-ology
155 5th Ave N
Safety Harbor, FL
727-793-3300

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Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.4/5

I was craving some brisket, so we headed over to Brady’s Backyard BBQ in Safety Harbor for dinner, only to find out that they were out of brisket and out of riblets, which Loren had planned to order.  It’s just not the same when you go somewhere with something specific in mind for dinner and they don’t have it.

I ended up ordering the pulled pork dinner with corn bread pudding and potato salad.

It was pretty good.  It’s what I usually order anyway.  There were plenty of leftovers.  I really like their cornbread pudding.   Loren ordered the spare ribs with collard greens and potato salad.

The spare ribs were really tender and had a wonderful smoky flavor to them.  They offered us a free dessert since we couldn’t get the entrees we wanted, so we got the coca-cola cake.

It was ok, but it’s not something I’d normally order.  It’s served warm and really just doesn’t have a lot of flavor to it.  It’s not really chocolatey and it’s not really sweet either.  The frosting is sort of caramel flavored, I guess.  Total bill was $29 and though we left full, I just wasn’t satisfied. 

Brady’s Backyard BBQ
340 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL
727-712-3727

Brady's Backyard Grill on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.7/5

I had a dentist appointment this morning, so dinner needed to be something soft.  We ended up at Panos Kouzina.  I figured I could get some pasta.

They’ve got a great specials menu right now, two entrees with soup or salad for $15.95.  Loren got the chicken souvlaki and I ordered the manicotti.

The clam chowder was very good.  I was sad because my mouth was too sore to be able to eat the bread and it’s always tasty.

Loren enjoyed the souvlaki.  He said the chicken was very tender.  My manicotti was good, but I would have liked the pasta tubes to have been cooked a little longer.  They were  a little too al dente for my tastes.

Less than $20 for both meals, soup, salad and a drink.  Definitely a great deal for a great meal.

Panos Kouzina
3101 SR 580
Safety Harbor, FL
(727) 797–2667

Panos Kouzina on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value5/5
4.0/5

This is BBQ


We haven’t been over to Brady’s Backyard BBQ since March, so we were due for some tasty BBQ’d meats.  I think you learn to appreciate a place more after you’ve eaten at a few other places.

We decided to split a pick 3 combo and got brisket, riblets, and pulled pork.  They charge an extra $2.50 to share, but they throw in an additional side, so we got potato salad, cornbread pudding, and a taste of collard greens.

There was so much food on the plate, way more than we could both eat in one sitting.  I’ve turned into a brisket convert.  I used to be all about the pulled pork, but my new found taste for brisket was wonderfully satisfied tonight.  The cornbread pudding is one of my favorite side dishes here. 

Total bill was $26 and there were plenty of riblets and some pulled pork leftover for lunch tomorrow.  The brisket didn’t even have a chance at leftover status.

Brady’s Backyard BBQ
340 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL
727-712-3727

Brady's Backyard Grill on Urbanspoon

Food5/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
4.1/5
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