Thursday night, my friends and family are going to see Neil Diamond at the St Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602.
We are eating dinner at Colonnade before the concert (not my choice). Any "safe" menu suggestions you have for this place are appreciated.
The concert will probably let out by 11pm, so we are looking for a place for dessert and coffee, preferably within 10 minutes drive.
We of course prefer non-chain places, but anything that is both quality and convenient is perfect.
We also prefer not to spend more than about $15-$20 each, but again, quality is important. =)
There are 8 of us.
PS---Also, my wife and I are going to come to Tampa at some point soon to check out the IMAX (Channelside) theatre. If you can recommend a terrific dinner restaurant in the area (we are willing to drive), that will be appreciated. Genre is flexible---we'd love to go to a place that you consider to be the best restaurant in town, but we really don't want to spend more than $30 each for appetizers and entrees.