Lurked on your board before my trip and just want to say Thanks for the good info.
Trangs: loved it, papaya salad and special pho where very good, chilli pork, tasty, but needed more heat, winter rolls - ok, delicious banana cake dessert dense and moist and pulpy, covered in a coconut pudding like sauce nice ending with sweetened iced coffee drink.
Floridian: loved it, the Cuban sandwich was delicious service super friendly.
Ted Peters: The largest hunk of fish I've ever been served and it was tasty. the cheeseburger was nothing to write home about. potato salad was decent. beer in an iced mug was nice but I wouldn't go back.
This is my find:.
Latinos on the Water at John's Pass, Madeira Beach. casual, eat on picnic tables or inside. I had the grouper with black beans and garlic shrimp with plantains. The best sangria I ever experienced and a plantain dessert that brought me back the second time.
Picked up breakfast pastries and Green Mountain coffee at Kash and Karry Market's bakery, outstanding..wish we had that chain of supermarkets in Boston.
Speaking of chains I must confess that my first stop after deplaning was the hot donut light at Krispy Kreme. I bought a dozen, held myself back from getting the 2 dozen special, delicious right away, but next morning gross. KK's will be opening up here soon and I'm scared I'll become a KK donutholic.
Thanks for good chow advice.