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Visting Tampa from NYC. Recommendation please (researched)!

indiefoodie | Aug 10, 2013 02:44 PM

Hello everyone,

A few us us are planning to visit Tampa over the Labor day weekend. We're looking for something unique to Tampa that it does better than NYC.

The last time I was there, we had gone to the following,

1. Taco Bus
2. Mid Peninsula
3. Columbia
4. Pane Rustica
5. Ceviches
6. Ciro's speakeasy
7. Datz

Out of these, my favorite was Mid Peninsula which we're planning to go back to. Pane Rustica's "Shut Up" dishes were very good. Columbia was OK and I thought Ceviches was a little less than OK.

I'm trying to finalize 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 late night dinner. Based on what I've read, I've narrowed down some places and would appreciate some help finalizing my list. Here is what I've found,

1. Friday, late night dinner: Mr. Dunderbak's (This is close to where my friend lives and stays open till 12:30 so we're planning to go here on Friday)

2. Saturday, lunch: Need to decide. Pane Rustica (only the "Shut Up" dishes)?

3. Saturday, dinner: We would like to keep this casual and quick. We're planning to be in the South Howard area, maybe doing a bar crawl or something. Any suggestions on something that one could walk to from here, quick and delicious.

4. Sunday, lunch: Mid Peninsula + Ted Peters

5. Sunday, dinner: We wanted to do one, nice sit down dinner. Need to decide.

- Considering Oystercatchers, Edison (how is this? I did not read a lot but since it's Jeannie Pierola, I added it to the list of probables) and Side Berns. Out of these, I'm leaning towards Oystercatchers only because the menus at Edison and Side Berns do not seem like something that I wouldn't get easily in NYC.

6. Monday:

- Any suggestions on where to buy awesome sausages, steaks, etc for BBQ? Cacciatore Bros., Land & Sea, Mazzaro Italian Market?

Are there any don't miss places (Ice cream places, coffee shops, bakeries, etc.) that I may have skipped?

Thank you for you help!

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