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St Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland recs needed

ctbrit | Dec 12, 2006 12:17 AM

We’re visiting St Petersburg from Connecticut next week – we’re staying in Isla del Sol.

Having done extensive searches on these boards I have a short list of places we should try to get to during our trip – am interested in opinions on these plus of course any other ‘only in Florida’ chow experiences.

Also we’re planning on visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings at Florida Southern in Lakeland – any good chow there? I found mention of a BBQ place but nothing recently – is it still there?

Thanks in advance

Dinners -
Berns (I’m not into the whole steakhouse thing but my husband is & it seems to be a local institution).
Mise en Place

St Petersburg:
Café Alma

Salt Water Grill
Pearl @ Treasure Island
Island Way Grill

More casual/lunch
Crab Shack, St Petersburg
Thuy Café for Banh Mi
Pipo’s for Cuban Sandwiches
Z-Grille for fish tacos
Ted Peters (maybe takeout?)
Cacciatore & Sons for deviled crabs
Rusty Bellies when we visit Tarpon Springs
Maybe drive to Homasassa for Cuban – is there anything else up there to see???

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