I am a frequent poster on the Boston board, and will be moving to the Tampa area in the new year. I have looked through many posts and gleaned some terrific info on the Florida chow scene and more specifically where to eat in the Tampa area. Andy Huse and flavrmeister have whetted my appetite with their postings, and I plan to head to Joan's Mid Peninsula in St. Pete's ASAP! Leaning towards Clearwater as a home, and hope to find some good restaurant options there. There is so much I don't know!
Is there a good Farmer's Market in the area?
Where do I buy bagels? (This question nearly caused a war on the Boston board!)
Best BBQ? (Another question that incited heated exchanges!)
A place to take out great pita bread, baba ganooj and hummus?
Dim sum? TC Choy's the best option?
Is there an alternative newspaper with good restaurant reviews?
Wine at a discount?
Are there Chowhound get togethers here? So enjoyed the ones I attended in Boston.
Help with any of these questions would be so very much appreciated. I look forward to trying many spots mentioned on this board, searching out new ones, and reporting!
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