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A February 2012 trip to Tampa by vampirefan

13 Gypsies Photo, Jacksonville, Florida More Photos
Quote: In my second journal from our cruise/road trip, I talk about some of the great places Nick and I ate at. And let me tell you, Florida offers up some great dining and I even got to dine where Guy did on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives.

Sunset Lounge

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Restaurant | "Great dining with a spectacular view. "

Sunset Lounge  Photo, Ruskin, Florida
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On our second day with Nick’s parents, they wanted to take us out to eat to celebrate our engagement. They wanted to take us to their favorite place to dine since it was Wednesday and the restaurant had a special on Wednesday..Whacky Burger Wednesday!!!! Oh my!!! The lounge offers up faboo American fare. You can start your meal out with goodies such as crab cakes, jerk wings, or conch fritters. They have several soups and salads including black bean and crab soup, blackened salmon salad, and beefsteak mozzarella salad. Sandwiches include Cuban, fish tacos, and crab cake sandwich. Entrees include pasta, chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. And on Wednesday they have a special burger menu. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2012

Sunset Lounge
611 Destiny Drive
Ruskin, Florida 33570
(813) 645-8291

Acropolis Greek Taverna

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Restaurant | "Great Greek in Ybor City. "

Greek dancing included Photo, Tampa, Florida
Quote:
Nick and I had no particular plans for this evening except seeing Faster Pussycat. Nick’s parents told us Ybor City offered up plenty of dining options. When we arrived in Ybor, we went and located the club where Faster Pussycat would play. On the way we spotted the Acropolis Greek Tavern. Nick asked me if Greek was fine. I told him I was fine with anything except hotdogs, hamburgers, and pizza. They have a very extensive menu here that features Greek food favorites. Start you meals out with 19 appetizers such as hummus, baba ghanouj (I just love saying that) or octopus. They offer 16 different salads including grape, ginger, tabbouleh, or salmon. They offer some amazing entries that...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2012

Acropolis Greek Taverna
1833 E 7th Ave
Tampa, Florida 33605
813-242-4545

KB Burgers & More

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Restaurant | "Fast food in the land without fast food."

KB Burgers & More Photo, Key Biscayne, Florida
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After visiting Vizycaya, Nick and I were starving. We need something fast since we are trying to make it to the 1 o’clock climbing at the lighthouse. We are driving around Key Biscayne and we see no Golden Arches, Burger King, or Wendys. We don’t have time for sit down and get our order. We pull into a gas station and were just going to grab some snacks to hold us over until we got through climbing the lighthouse. As we pull in we notice KB Burgers and run in and grab some burgers. They have almost 2 dozen burgers here. They have everything from your basic burger to flavors of the world (French, Mexican, Columbian, and Greek), Kaiser, or turkey. They have 4 vegetarian burgers (falafel, mus...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2012

KB Burgers & More
24 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
(305) 365-5399

Jimbo's Pit Bar-B-Q

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Restaurant | "Florida Q…still good! "

Jimbo's Pit Bar-B-Q Photo, Lakeland, Florida
Quote:
After leaving our cruise ship, Nick and I would head to Tampa to spend the next few days with his parents. But before going to Tampa, we would be headed to Lakeland to visit an old Army buddy of mine and to visit a college I wanted to see. After visiting with Tonia for a while, it was getting late and we were getting hungry. I had picked another BBQ joint and asked Tonia how close it was. She told us it would be out of the way for how we would be traveling. So she said there was another BBQ place that was right near where we get on the highway and they had some of the best BBQ around. Since this is a BBQ place that is pretty much what you will find on the menu. Sandwiches include BBQ pork ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2012

Jimbo's Pit Bar-B-Q
1215 E Memorial Blvd
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(941) 683-3777

13 Gypsies

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Restaurant | "That is Tapas..not topless! "

13 Gypsies Photo, Jacksonville, Florida
Quote:
Originally Nick and I were going to stop in Orlando to eat after leaving Tampa. But we were still full from lunch so we decided to drive a bit further before eating dinner. We decided on Jacksonville for dining. I pulled up my one of my favorite apps, The TV food Finder, and put in Jacksonville. It gave me 2 choices where Guy Ferrier visited on his Dinners, Drive ins , and Dives. We drove to the first one and it was in the process of closing. So we headed for the next one, 13 Gypsies, and I am so glad we went. 13 Gypsies features Mediterranean tapas (which means small plates). They offer almost 2 dozen tapas plates ranging from $2 to $9. They have salads, vegetables, meats, sides, etc. The...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2012

13 Gypsies
887 Stockton Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
(904) 389-0330