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I made Loren get up early today and walk around the south end of the Las Vegas strip with me since that was the one part I hadn’t been to yet.  Since he was still on Florida time, it felt like lunchtime to him, so we stopped at FatBurger and had a burger and fries for breakfast.

I gotta say, this was a pretty darn good burger & fries.  It was fresh,  juicy and flavorful and the fries were hot and crispy.  For $15 with a drink, it really hit the spot.

Fat Burger
3763 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

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We drove into New Port Richey today to have lunch at Caposey’s.  The place was packed and we ended up waiting a while for a table, but the whole time, everyone in there was very friendly.  We even had another customer ask us if we wanted to share his table.  This is one of those locals places where they know everyone’s name and what they’re ordering.

Loren decided to try their salad, soup, and 1/2 sandwich combo.

He got the chicken salad sandwich and said it was pretty good, just needed a bit of salt.  Same with soup, great flavor, just a little underseasoned for his taste.  I ordered the cheeseburger and fries.

It was a tasty little burger.  I also couldn’t pass up dessert.  I ordered the brownie & the waitress asked if I wanted it heated…well, of course, and would I like whipped cream… most definitely.

Yummy, yummy, yummy, though I would have preferred real whipped cream with it.  Heating it up really made the difference since it got all warm and gooey.  Good stuff and the best part was the whole thing was $17 with a drink.  I really do love little restaurants like this.  The customers come first and they put out simple, tasty food for great prices.

Caposey’s Whole Works Restaurant
5250 Green Key Rd
New Port Richey,FL
(727) 842-4307

Caposey's Whole Works Restaurant on Urbanspoon


Big Portions

We ate lunch at Cricketers in Dunedin today.  Loren wanted a bacon cheeseburger and I went for the banger sandwich with some onion rings.

He really enjoyed the burger, though it was huge.  I ended up eating half of my my banger sandwich.  It was big too.  I really enjoyed the flavor of the sausage and the onions, but there was way more cheese on it than I needed.  The onion rings were crispy and yummy.  And even though we were both pretty full, I wanted to try the bread pudding.

I’m so used to the bread pudding at the Cajun Cafe, that I was surprised when this came out since it looked completely different.  It was really tasty though.  Lots of cinnamon and a nice creamy sort of texture.  I’d order it again.  What’s funny is Loren said he’d only eat a bite of it since he was full, but he ate just as much as I did.  Total bill with a drink was $28.

2634 Bayshore, Blvd
Dunedin, FL

Mike & Lisa's Cricketers Pub on Urbanspoon



We were going to a play in Tampa today so we ate lunch at Oakley’s Grille.  It’s a little sandwich shop and I’m glad we got there when we did because the place filled up fast.  I went for a mushroom burger since they’re famous for their burgers.  Loren got the muffaleta sandwich.

He said it was good, but more like a Cuban sandwich.  He prefers the muffalettas at the Cleveland Street Café.  He said he would have liked some additional veggies on it, maybe some lettuce and tomato and would have preferred it not pressed.

My burger was really flavorful.  Cooked a perfect medium, juicy, and dripping cheese and mushrooms.  They actually put the mushrooms on top of the cheese.  I think I would have put them under the cheese to help seal them in.  We split an order of fries between us.  At first, I really liked them, but the more I ate, the more I realized just how salty they were.  The staff was very friendly, though with the open kitchen, I could see the cooks getting a little confused with some of the orders.  Overall, though a pretty tasty lunch for $20.

Oakley’s Grille
17631 Bruce B Downs Blvd
(813) 523-5075

Oakley's Grille on Urbanspoon

  • Filed under: American, Burgers, Tampa
  • We ate lunch at Daddy’s Grill today.  Loren went for a bacon cheeseburger & fries and I decided to try the French Dip.

    He said his burger was pretty good, but I found my sandwich to be on the bland side.  Parts of it were pretty soggy when it got to the table.  I’m guessing the au jous spilled over the side.  The meat was tender, but it just lacked flavor.  I think some grilled onions or mushrooms would have helped.  Even the mayo I had asked for, but never received, would have added something to it.  Their macaroni salad tasted different today too.   Total bill with a drink was $16.

    Daddy’s Grill
    3682 Tampa Road
    Oldsmar, FL
    (813) 891-6556

    Daddy's Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon

  • Filed under: American, Oldsmar