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After going to a movie, we stopped at Green Market Cafe for a quick lunch.  This place is just so bright and cheerful and the food has always been good.  Today, I tried the honey chicken flatbread with chips.

The honey mustard sauce was very tangy, not very sweet at all.  Overall, it was pretty tasty, the chicken was tender and there were plenty of mushrooms in it (quite a few kept trying to escape though). 

Loren tried the avacado salad with chicken.

It was a huge salad with so many fresh ingredients.  Besides the chicken,  lettuce and avocado, it had mandarin oranges, goat cheese, onion, corn and pecans with a lime dressing.  It was tasty.

You also get a free small frozen yougart with your meal and I got the chocolate cheesecake.

I had mixed feelings about it.  I liked the chocolate side, but the cheesecake side had a sort of tangy taste to it that just didn’t do it for me.  Total bill was $18.

Green Market Cafe
3150 Tampa Road, Unit 1a
Oldsmar, FL
727-787-5494

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

We ate dinner at Jonny Primo’s tonight.  They weren’t very busy for a Friday night even though the parking lot looked full.  We started off with some bread while we looked over the menu.

They make some really awesome bread here.  It’s warm and soft with just enough crunch on the crust, and the dipping oil was very flavorful.   Loren ordered the same thing he always gets here, the Giobotto.

This is one of those dishes that has everything you can think of in it.  A huge pile of pasta, plus steak, sausage, chicken and veggies.  There’s always enough leftovers for at least 2 more meals. 

I decided to try something different tonight, the Italian trio.

It had chicken parm, lasagne and cheese ravioli.  I have to say, it’s not a dish I’d order again.  The chicken wasn’t very tender.  I ended up not eating much of it.  The lasagne had a lot of sausage in it, so that was the overwhelming flavor.  I did like the cheese ravioli though.  They were in alfredo sauce which was a nice change. 

There was something about our waiter that I just didn’t like.  Loren called him insincere and I think that’s the right word to describe him.  It was as if our being there in his section was an inconvenience for him.  Even when I asked what they had for dessert, he just flippantly pointed to the dessert menu which was on the back of a placard on the table instead of telling me what they had.  His whole attitude just turned us off.  Total dinner with a drink was $36.

Jonny Primo’s Italian Grill
33180 US 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
727-772-7874

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Food3/5
Service2/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
2.7/5

Thai Lunch


Had lunch at Pacific Thai in Oldsmar today.  They had the cutest little salt and pepper shakers on the table.

I ordered the Pad See Ew for lunch with chicken.  Lunch also comes with soup and salad.

Everything was really tasty.  The food here is always fresh and light and the service is very friendly.  About the only downside to this restaurant is the available parking out front.   Total lunch was $7.50.

Pacific Thai Cuisine
4058 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
813-855-6633

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Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.0/5
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  • Filed under: Oldsmar, Thai
  • Big Wings


    It was about 8:30pm when we finally ventured out for dinner tonight and we ended up at the Oldsmar Cop Shop.  I decided on some honey BBQ wings and some sweet potato fries.

    Five wings didn’t seem like a lot, but it was plenty for me.  The wings here are really big and the sauce was sweet and tangy.  The sweet potato fries are awesome.  They’re thick crinkle cut fries served with whipped cream.  How can you go wrong with that?

    Loren ordered the chicken sandwich with fries.

    At the advice of the waitress, Loren got the chicken dipped in buffalo sauce.  He said it was pretty good.  The regular fries here are really good too.  Total bill with a drink was $20.

    The Cop Shop
    3780 Tampa Road
    Oldsmar, FL
    813-855-1052

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    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • Filed under: American, Oldsmar
  • The last time we ate at Bawarchi Indian Cuisine in Palm Harbor, the service was lacking.  Tonight, however, they had an additional person in the dining room which was so much better.  We decided to skip the appetizers and went right for the spicy goodness.

    Loren tried the chicken piaza.

    He still hasn’t learned that medium spicy here is a bit too spicy for him.  He said it was very flavorful and even had some leftovers.  I ordered the butter chicken and some garlic naan.

    There were chunks of garlic on the naan.  Good stuff.  The butter chicken was some of the best I’ve had in the area.  The chicken was very tender and the sauce was amazing.  There were no leftovers for me since I managed to scoop up every last yummy drop.   Total bill with a drink was $35.

    Bawarchi Indian Cuisine
    34832 US Hwy 19
    Palm Harbor, FL
    727-789-9760

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    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • Filed under: Indian, Palm Harbor