My family is renting a beach house in the Tampa Bay area for a week and I'm looking for some suggestions. The house is actually on Anna Maria Island, but we expect to move around the area a good bit for non-beach activities - Dali Museum, cycling, canoeing, etc.
It will be my wife & I (mid-30s) , my parents (late 50s), and my little brother (mid- 20s). Me & the wife consider outselves foodies, having traveled quite a bit, worked on a farm or two, and having lived in a few different areas of the country. My folks & brother, however, live in a very small town in the upper midwest where the choices are few and not particularly inspiring. They are generally excited to try different things, but they're not going to be comfortable in a stuffy place.
So I'm just looknig for some ideas of places that will be fun & interesting... Good ethnic food, Fry shack on the commercial fishing dock, food trucks, greasy spoon diners, etc. We're certainly not afraid to spend if the atmosphere is friendly; conversely, we're also not afraid of eating in a total dive.
So what are your suggestions for interesting places in the area???
Many thanks in advance, and looking forward to visiting your region!