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We’ve been boycotting downtown Dunedin since they put in the parking meters, but it seems the city finally came to its senses and the meters are no longer in use.  To celebrate, we went back to one of our favorite places, Cafe Alfresco.  It looked like there were people waiting outside, but we were able to get a table for 2 without a wait.

We started off with the pork eggrolls.

 

Tasty little bundles of pork with a tangy little sauce.  They have a nice crunch and a flavorful filling.  Both of our entrees came with salads & rolls.  The rolls are served warm and they are so good.

For his entree, Loren got the sesame crusted salmon.  He said the green beans weren’t anything to write home about, but the salmon was perfectly cooked and flavorful.

Saturday is rib night at Cafe Alfresco, so I went for the rack of ribs with fries & cole slaw.  The ribs fall right off the bone and though they aren’t very smoky, the sauce is sweet & tangy.

One of my favorite desserts here is the Devonshire chocolate cake. Layers of cake & mousse served with whipped cream.  It is so good.  We all but lick the plate clean.

They have a great waitstaff here.  Very attentive, get things right the first time, and friendly.  Total bill was $55.

Cafe Alfresco
344 Main St
Dunedin, FL
813-736-4299

Cafe Alfresco Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.0/5

Time for the new monthly specials at Craft Street Kitchen.  Tonight we tried the Southern Pu-chos and the Lobster Fra-violi.

The Pu-chos is a mash up of poutine and nachos.  It had brisket, collard greens, black eyed peas, and cheddar cheese on top of waffle fries.  There was a lot going on and it all worked together.

The lobster ravioli was served with fried calamari, shrimp and mussels in a spicy fra diavolo sauce.  The seafood and ravioli were good, but the sauce was a little too spicy for me.  Total bill with a drink was $37.

Craft Street Kitchen and Drinks
3153 Curlew Rd
Oldsmar, FL
727-314-4270

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

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.0/5

Breakfast


We went back to the Palm Harbor Bistro this morning to check out their breakfast menu.  Loren got the Empire skillet and I went for a 2-2-2 Your Way.

The Empire skillet had sausage, bacon, onions, mushrooms & cheese on top of fried potatoes plus 2 eggs and toast.  There was plenty of food on the plate.  I really their scrambled eggs.  They were light and fluffy.

For my 2-2-2, I got pancakes, eggs over easy and bacon with hash browns.   It was good, but I’d go for the scrambled eggs next time.  Total bill was $20.

Palm Harbor Bistro
32922 US Hwy 19
Palm Harbor, FL
727-239-0999

Palm Harbor Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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

We went over to The Wild Rover for lunch today.  We got two of their $8 lunch specials and a Scotch egg just because.

The Scotch egg was tasty.  It had a very flavorful sausage exterior and a perfectly hard boiled egg in the center.   Loren got the sandwich of the day which was a roast beef and I went with the lunch sausage roll and clam chowder.

Everything was fresh and had good flavors.  The sausage roll had a crispy flaky crust and the whole lunch was $21.

The Wild Rover
13921 Lynmar Blvd
Tampa, FL
813-475-5995

Wild Rover Pub & Brewery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value4/5
3.6/5