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New Specials


It’s time for the new specials at Craft Street Kitchen, so we had to go check them out.  Ok, so we would have gone there anyway, but it’s always fun to try something new on the menu and this one did not disappoint.  It’s called the Swamp Thing.

When I read what was in it, I honestly didn’t know how they were going to pull it off.  It’s an open faced sandwich with brisket, calamari, scallops, crawfish, and shrimp with a spicy sauce on an Amoroso roll.  It was delicious.  The brisket was so tender and the seafood was all cooked perfectly.  I may need to have another one of these before the month is out.  Loren went for their Green Street salad with chicken.

He gotten this one before for good reason.  Tasty chicken with a fresh salad including walnuts, dried cranberries, green apple, grapes and he substituted the gorganzola cheese for goat cheese.  Total bill with a drink was $34.

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

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

Food5/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.4/5
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  • Filed under: American, Oldsmar
  • We’ve driven by the Palm Harbor Bistro on Hwy 19 a bunch of times and decided to stop in for dinner tonight.  There weren’t a lot of people there for dinner.  It seems more of a breakfast & lunch place.  Loren ordered the Crispy Chicken Salad and I went for the Hangover Burger.

     

    The fried chicken on the salad was very tender and tasty.  You can tell it was properly marinated to make it juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  The hangover burger had bacon, egg & cheese on it.  The burger was a perfect medium and the bacon was cooked well and the over easy egg oozed just the way it should.  I also got the homemade french fries which were pretty tasty as well.  Everyone was very friendly in the restaurant and the food was good.  They have a big menu and we’ll be back again.  Total bill with a drink was $24.

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

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

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    3.9/5

    Crab Cakes


    Another tasty lunch at Craft Street Kitchen.  We eat here almost every week and although their regular menu is good, it’s the monthly chef’s specials that make it that much more interesting.  Today I tried the crab cakes

    Three crunchy, home made crab cakes on a bed of Asian slaw.  The crab cakes had a lot of flavor, a nice crunch, and a bit of spicy heat.  I could have definitely eaten more than 3 of them.  Loren went for the Yippee Hippy salad.

    This is an interesting salad with chicken, apple, walnuts, dried cherries & goat cheese.  I kept stealing the cherries & goat cheese off his plate.  Good stuff.  Total bill with a drink was $31.

    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
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  • Filed under: American, Oldsmar
  • There’s not much better than sitting out on the porch at the Cajun Cafe in Pinellas Park looking over the water and enjoying some delicious Cajun food.  Loren started off with a cup of gumbo and we munched on some fried okra while we waited for our entrees.

    Lots of flavor, a bit of spice and a nice crunchy exterior on the okra.  So tasty.  We both got etouffee today, one with chicken & one with crawfish.

    I love their etouffee sauce.  It’s rich and tomatoey with enough spice to make it interesting.  The crawfish are cooked perfectly and I can’t help but eat the whole thing.  We got a whiskey bread pudding to go because we were too full to eat it there.  Total bill with a drink was $51.

    Cajun Cafe on the Bayou 
    8101 Park Blvd
    Pinellas Park, FL
    727-546-6732

    Cajun Cafe on the Bayou Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.4/5

    A Bit Spicy


    We were in Tampa today and decided to try Datz for lunch.  We had about a 10 minute wait for a table and then we were seated on the second level.  This is another one of those loud restaurants.  Lots of choices on the lunch menu and we eventually settled on the Ty’s Two Fister and the Cluck Yeah.

    Loren liked the corned beef, pastrami, & swiss sandwich.  He said it had good flavors and there was plenty of meat on the sandwich.  I should have asked more questions before I ordered the Cluck Yeah.

    I noticed the chips came with blue cheese drizzle & green onions, two things on my “do not eat” list, so I ordered mine plain.  They were a little sweet and salty.   I should have asked what the Nashville sauce had in it.  It was a little sweet and a lot spicy.  Way too spicy for my taste.  The chicken was ok, but I just couldn’t get past the sauce.   We ordered a piece of the Buffalo Trace chocolate cake for dessert.

    It was a big piece of cake & we ended up taking most of it home.    The cake was a little dry and there really wasn’t much flavor overall.  I’ve heard people rave about this restaurant, but I honestly didn’t find anything special about the food that would make me want to go back again.   Total bill with a drink was $38.

    Datz Tampa
    2616 S. MacDill Ave
    Tampa, FL
    (813) 831-7000

    Datz Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: American, Tampa