WTF is happening to them all?
I just did a check for giggles and it seems that 1/2 of them are closed.
Ponderosa closed (gross)
Long Horn closed
Sam Seltzer closed
Beef O Brady's closed ( might be a location in pasco still open)
this was a UBER quick check on places to grab a quick cheap steak, is the only thing left Outback?
Sadly I'm thinking if I try other "types" of foods, OTHER than pizza, I'm going to find the same thing.
I drive up 4th and 9th and rt19 all the time and I see nothing but places closing, seems like 2 a day.
Are we down to fast food and poor chains as our only places to eat?
I have tried to find a GOOD Chinese place in St. Pete and to date NONE! Marbo was good but closed I liked the stir fry while you waited option to the all you can eat, was great you got to pick what you wanted put it in a bowl and hand it to the guy and he would cook it right there for you.
95% of the Chinese I find is NY style which, no offense, SUCKS!! I know of two places that I ordered beef sishuan twice from and BOTH place BOTH times gave me different things.
most of them just throw crap together and call it whatever you ordered. GROSS and RUDE.
I'm used to what you get at P.F. changs (though I have never been there) the description that is.
shredded beef and Julianne celery, carrots and green peppers, in a spicy sauce. And half the sauces taste like southern gravy... YUK. YES I have been to ABC seafood nice and good food very traditional. but I'll looking for the "local carry-out" type. NOTHING even comes close.
It's seems that being a foodie in St. Pete is a waste of time, might as well join a cooking club.
I'm looking for a place to take 3-4 friends that are coming down this winter and they are NOT rich so we need REASONABLE places (IE Berns is a NO!!) (I can't afford to fed the planet either).
Seems like I'll be cooking flesh on the grill.. and making tacos and stir fry at home.
St. Pete has gotten so SAD in the last 3-4 years anywhere that is anything has closed