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Recs for one night in St. Pete Beach, another in Tampa.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou | Apr 14, 200805:55 PM

Hey folks, Orlando regular checking in. I'm spending one night in St. Petersburg Beach later on next week, in town for a conference and staying by myself in the Sirata Beach Resort on Gulf Blvd. I don't know if I'll spend that night eating alone or with acquaintances I run into at the conference, but I've been very curious about trying Ted Peters Smoked Fish. I'm a sucker for good smoked fish (although I admit I'm more familiar with lox through bagel shops and delis), and I hear they have amazing burgers too. Would this be a good place to go for dinner? Since they don't have a menu online, what are the absolute best things to order? I can't go too crazy, but I wouldn't be opposed to ordering a few things to try them all (or ideally some sort of sampler).

Also, I'll be in Tampa two nights later and hope to meet some long-distance co-workers for dinner. It would be nice to go somewhere kind of cool and unique, although ideally not expensive or "fancy." Someone mentioned knowing of a good Ethiopian restaurant, which I've never tried before but would be okay with, and I was also considering suggesting Fuego, the Brazilian rodizio restaurant in Brandon (or is it an Argentinian churrascuria)? I've heard great things about that, and it's cheaper than Texas de Brazil, which I know here in Orlando. Any other ideas?

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