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We went over to Gino’s in Palm Harbor for lunch today.  We’d eaten here a few years ago and figured it was time to check it out again.  They were pretty crowded for a Tuesday. 

Loren ordered a salad and half Italian sub lunch special.

He said the meats were good, but the sandwich was a little dry due to the dressing not being spread out across the whole sandwich.  Lot more bread than meat on this one.

I ordered the steak and cheese sub.

It was huge.  I found it to be a little dry as well.  Definitely not very greasy, but the cheese wasn’t gooey enough for me.  Mind you, I ended up slathering the whole thing in mayo anyway, but it just didn’t have a lot of juicy goodness. 

There was only one waitress working the dining room and she was running around quite a bit.  It took a while to get our drinks & check.  Total lunch with a drink was $16.

Gino’s
3394 Tampa Rd
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 789-6883

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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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I’ve been whining for weeks that I wanted to go see Wicked again (I’ve seen it twice), but that the ticket prices were way too high.  There’s no way I was going to shell out $180/ticket.  Then last night, TBPAC posts $49 tickets on Facebook.  Seriously, $49, 8th row, I’m so there.

Since the show was in Tampa at 7:30pm, we needed to eat somewhere that was going to be quick, so we headed over to Cuban Breezes.

They had their Havana burger on special, so Loren got one of those with the ultimate beans and rice.

Cuban Breezes makes a pretty good burger.  He scarfed it.  I opted for the steak philly with beans and rice.

Their steak philly is different than a cheesesteak you get other places.  It has it’s own special blend of spices, onions and peppers on their yummy Cuban bread.  I smother the whole thing in their Havana sauce.  Good stuff.  The rice and beans were a little dry this time, though. 

We were in and out of there for $15 in about 45 minutes.  Got to Tampa in plenty of time.  The show was great.  The actress playing Elphaba had a fantastic voice and Richard Kline (yup, Larry from Three’s Company) played the Wizard of Oz. 

Cuban Breezes
13980 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL

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  • We were heading out to John Chestnut Park to search for some geocaches today.  Needed something filling to keep us going all afternoon, so stopped at Vetture’s Restaurant in Palm Harbor for lunch.

    I like cheesesteaks and the one at Vetture’s is very yummy.  Lots of cheesy goodness, onions and mushrooms.  Loren got the Italian sub and we were both stuffed by the time we were done.  Their 6 inch subs seem a lot bigger than any other 6 inch subs I’ve had elsewhere.

    Two subs and a drink ran us $16.

    Vetture’s Restaurant and Pizzeria
    36137 East Lake Road
    Palm Harbor, FL
    727-797-4858

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