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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hot Tuna Sushi Bar & Grill-Oldsmar

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We ordered two appetizers. First the spring rolls were fine but not great. These had mango and strawberry in them. Never seen that before if I didn't see them I would have not known they were in there. I'm not a spring roll expert but for $8.00 this was way to high for them. I can get a little nicer rolls in the mall for $3.99.  Next the stuffed mushroom these I could have liked if the tuna was more on the rawer side like in sushi because this was so cooked it was dry and I don't know we're the spiciness came in because their was no hint of heat. These could have been good. I have a close up picture of the inside. I guess you could say we're sushi nuts I was first then I got my dad in to it so now were go for lots of rolls but because we're got two appetizers we only got three roll. First is my dads must have if restaurants offer. Tempura Japanese bagel roll. He likes fried rolls. The roll was fried nicely the ingredients were fresh all the roll were fresh. He liked these better here then some because they were cut smaller then most places. Next volcano roll this one might be one of my favorites but I think it's because of the baked seafood dynamite I could eat a plate of just that. And my thoughts on this roll was good. And the last roll is Red Dragon roll. This roll has a crawfish salad I never had a roll with crawfish but this was very good. The crawfish gave it something a little different. Total with tax and two ice teas $53.34


Spring Rolls (shrimp, krabstick, cucumber, mango,
strawberry, mint, rice noodles wrap in rice paper
with peanut-hoision dipping sauce)
 ($8.00)


Close up of the inside
of the mushroom
Stuffed Mushroom Caps (Tempura button mushroom stuffed with
 our signature spicy tuna mix, topped with
garlic-teriyaki drizzle)
($8.00)


                        
Stuffed Mushroom Caps


Tempura Japanese Bagel Roll
(Salmon, cream cheese, scallion w/spicy mayo
and eel sauce)
($7.95)


Red Dragon Roll (Crawfish salad, avocado and cucumber
top w/ tuna, wasabi tobiko, tempura chips,
scallions and atomic aioli)
($10.95)
Volcano Roll (Tuna, cream cheese, cucumber
top w/avocado, baked seafood
dynamite, eel sauce and spicy mayo)
($10.95)




Red Dragon Roll, Tempura Japanese Bagel,
Volcano Roll




Nice Presentation



Hot Tuna Sushi Bar & Grill
3689 Tampa Rd.
Ste 302B
Oldsmar, Fl 34677
813-818-TUNA (8862)


Monday - Thursday 11:00am-2:00pm / 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday 11:00am-2:00pm / 5:00pm-10:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm-10:30
Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm
http://www.hottunasushi.com



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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blue Dog Po' Boys

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Blue Dog Po' Boys has CLOSED it's doors.


25708 US 19 North
Clearwater, Fl 33763
727-797-0500
727-797-0507 Fax

Monday, June 4, 2012

Blue Dog Po' Boys-Clearwater

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As anyone knows traveling north or south on US 19 between Sunset Point and Enterprise they have closed all the turn lanes, so you have to make a circle. I saw this place out the corner of my eye. All I got was Po' Boys and catering. Google search found me the right place Blue Dog Po' Boys.

We called to make sure of the hours and to make sure they were in business.

The place is on the West side of US 19 just across Cypress Point min-mall were Fresh Market is located. Blue Dogs is in Cabaret Center most of the min-mall is vacant the sign say theres an Aaron's, a check cashing place and Hertz.

It's a nice size place were you walk up to the counter and the menus on the wall place your order then go set down or take-out your order. We took ours out. Their menu consist of Po' Boys, Baskets, Wraps, Muffuletta and something called a Seafood Loaf Ill get to that soon. It's not fancy but its nice they have  blue and yellow walls with some New Orleans pictures on the wall. It has about 15 tables.

Lets start with the seafood loaf this is big about two feet long. Hot toasted french bread with about a hand full of fried shrimp, fried oysters and fried catfish dressed (Dressed means lettuce, tomatoes and pickles) with remoulade sauce. This feeds about 2-3 people. Sandwich was very good except for one thing we do not care for weeds (field greens) prefer regular lettuce.


Roast beef with gravy Po' Boy was a nice big sandwich too, it also was dressed. Tender shredded beef soaked in gravy. Had a nice taste to it!


I like buffalo chicken wrap so I had to order one of those too. That too was good fried chicken tossed in buffalo sauce with blue cheese dressing, lettuce, tomato and red onion on flour tortilla. It's not spicy it on a mild side but tasted good.
Order a basket of 1/2 fried shrimp and 1/2 fried oyster. They came with french fries, garlic bread and a small salad. You receive 5 shrimp and 5 oysters. We personally did not have this but my grandmother said they were good but she liked the shrimp the best and the vinaigrette dressing on the salad. The fries I did try they were good soft and crispy. Like cajun fries. Also tried a cup of gumbo and red beans and rice. All were good, the gumbo was a little runny, a little salty and had a hit of spice with pieces of shrimp, chicken and andouille over rice. Red bean and rice was thick with some spices and andouille in it.







All was good. Just change the lettuce.





Blue Dog Po' Boys and Catering
25708 US 19 North
Clearwater, Fl 33763
727-797-0500
727-797-0507 Fax

Mon-Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
Sat 11:00-6:00pm
http://bluedogpoboys.webs.com/


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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chang Bistro-Clearwater Beach

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I don't have much to say about this place. Thought the place was packed till we walked in. Place was dead expect for the three tables at the window. They placed everyone at the window to make it look busy,  and they added us to the last window table to make it still look busy. The specialty sushi is way over priced for the place. And the sushi tasted like you brought it at a grocery store. I probably won't go back, but you go a head and judge for yourself. They are also connect to Thai coconuts on Missouri in clearwater.

Started off with California roll and JB roll. And decided not to order any more sushi which is very unusually for us. Friendly and device was good.

Cali Roll, JB Roll

Chang Bistro
608 Mandalay Ave.
Clearwater Beach, Fl 33767
727-408-5200


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Friday, April 20, 2012

Jimmy John's-Clearwater

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Went to Jimmy John's today have been before and I don't know what happen to them. They rushed you through at the cash register. They slapped the food together so fast didn't add the things you asked for. Can't even bag your order. You have to do that yourself.  No alfalfa sprouts because of bacteria so that was missing on sandwiches. The sandwiches looked so pathetic. Small and empty more breading then filling. Tomatoes were yellow and hard. (Wished I remembered to take a picture of the tomatoes to show everyone) I don't even have words for these sandwiches. This was very disappointing its up there with subway another disappointing place. Rather had Publix sub sandwiches.

Vito

Vegetarian
I wish I had pictures of the sandwiches that I have had before from them to show you the difference. Use to be very good.

Totally Tuna

Club Tuna
Jimmy John's
2519 McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, Fl 33761
727-259-0000
Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
http://www.jimmyjohns.com/



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Monday, April 16, 2012

Lobster Haven-Tampa

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Went to Lobster Haven today for a lobster roll, but instant had all you can eat blue crabs. You receive a bowl of she crab soup which was thick and creamy with little pieces of crab could use more crab but was very good.
She Crab soup
Then you received 1 small deviled crab. I don't know much about deviled crab this is something I don't really eat. It was a lot of breading some spice and their maybe little bits of crab in their. Top with sriracha. It was ok.
Deviled Crab
Then came out the big platter of Blue Crab. They start you out with 8 nice size Blue Crabs. They were really good first time having them with old bay seasoning my favorite are butter and garlic. I had 7 males and 1 female, but the males are the best!  Nice and sweet and a little firm. They also come with 3 half pieces of corn that were also sweet and tender. I was getting a little full but I wasn't expecting to have all you can eat Blue Crabs for lunch, but I did order 4 more. And they were all males too. Tender and sweet. $15.99.
Old Bay Blue Crabs
My dad ordered the Lobster Roll. Which is what I came for! He's first roll. The roll was served the traditional way lightly buttered and toasted hot dog bun. Lobster meat was mixed with very little mayo and the bun had a strip of lettuce on it. Served with chips and mayo slaw. $14.99. He enjoyed it very much. Also liked the slaw too. He liked it so munch he didn't even offer me a bite. What a father? HAHA

We will diffidently be back hear.

For You MIKE




Lobster Haven
12807 W Hillsborough Ave #J
Tampa, Fl 33635
813-855-2888
Mon 11:00am-6:00pm
Tue-Thur 11:00am-9:00pm
Fir-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm
Sun 11:00am-5:00pm

http://www.lobsterhaven.com/


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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Smokin' Rib Shack BBQ-Largo

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This is my second time bringing food home from here, this is diffidently my favorite. The ribs are smoked, no rub no sauce just smoked. They sauce the ribs when they serve them with grandpa Johnnie Mack's homemade BBQ sauce. Ribs are fall of the bone tender. Full slab family dinner comes with choice of two sides (baked beans, slaw and potato salad) $25.00.
BBQ Ribs Family Dinner

Sausage is good it's smoked kielbasa my favorite. Sausage dinner comes cut up into picese with bread and two small sides for $6.50.

Smaked Sausages Dinner
Chopped Pork sandwich is another favorite. The pork is very tender and served on a bun with a little sauce for $5.00.
Chopped Pork Sandwich


Chopped Pork Sandwich
Smokin' Rib has your basic no frills BBQ. Ribs, Chicken, Chopped Pork and Chopped Beef. Some sides and dessert. Sides are good just your basic baked bean, light mayo slaw and potato salad. You can also buy a bottle of there homemade BBQ Sauce for about $4.00. Diffidently will be back.
Baked Beans & Slaw



Smokin' Rib Shack BBQ
600 West Bay Dr.
Largo, Fl 
727-501-9090
Mon-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm



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Ugies Smokin' Good Seafood-Palm Harbor

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Going to try a new restaurant in Palm Harbor today. They have smoked mullet which is a favorite of ours. Wanted two mullet dinners and a bowl of shrimp and grits and was very disappointed they did not have any mullet. Walked out. Owner or manager not sure came out the door to apologies to us for not having the mullet in today. The menu is very small the only other smoked fresh on the menu was salmon. When you only have two smoked fish items and the one you want is not available theirs no point of staying. Had BBQ in largo instead.  Will do a followup visit.


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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Food Truck Rally-Tampa Bay Downs-Tampa

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I have been to 4 food truck rallies before todays and I wasn't that impressed. There wasn't that much variety and the prices were a little to high to be able to sample more then one or two trucks. Especially that these food truck are at rallies not on the street during lunch or dinner in downtown setting. You have to pick between one or to trucks or you may get full and can't try anything else. Especially if not everyone has the same taste or wanted to try the same thing someone else wanted. Well, that being said. There was a couple of trucks I liked. Taco Bus and I love Stinky Bunz. I have been hearing about avacodo fries from Pocket Pirates. Well, my favorite truck and pocket Pirates were going to be at Tampa Bay Downs so I had to go. And you know what it turned out to be a great day. I don't know if it was because of the food, the great breezy weather or because I betted on my first pony. I didn't win but it was fun. When the food trucks come back to Tampa bay Downs I definitely will be there. Now to the few trucks we tried.

I had to start with Pocket Pirates avocado fries. You don't get a whole lot for $6.00 but I know how much avocados cost. You know what they were good. They had a light batter and the avocados were soft and had a nice creamy texture to them drizzled with a spicy mayo sauce. I definitely will get them again, but I'll have to get two orders because my dad likes them too.

Pocket Pirates

Avocado Fries


Next was Burger Culture my dad wanted to try their burger a cheeseburger to be exact. It looked really good. It was a nice big burger it came with lettuce, tomato and a couple of pickles and you could put you own ketchup or mustard on. The bun was soft and fresh. The burger was fresh cooked not precooked. It was a good burger. $6.00
Burger Culture

Cheeseburger
Next my favorite Stinky Bunz. Got 3 shrimp Bunz with kimchi. They rises the price on these from $9.00 to $10.00 but I had a taste for them. You get three nice size chinese bunz. Their like soft little pillow with a little slit in them for the filling. You can get 2 or 3 bunz with your choose of fillings beef, pork, chicken, tofu and shrimp. You also get a choice of kimchi or slaw. I like the shrimp best they have a little sweetness to them. You get 2 medium size panko breaded shrimp in each bunz a pieces of lettuce, kimchi on top and cilantro. I put a little sriracha a top of these this time. You also get a helping of kimchi rice. I personally don't like the rice. I reather just have the bunz. They were delicious. I will order these every time I see their truck as long as the taste and quality does not change.
Stinky Bunz

3 Shrimp Bunz

With Rice

Don't they LOOK GOOD!!!
After we betted on the pony's we were going to get more food, but we were full. But I did get an ice pop from Whatever Pop. I wanted Blackberry Mojito but they did not have that one this time so I got Blackberry Honey Green Tea $3.00. It had a nice taste to it. I would diffidently have again (No picture). I had to get some cupcakes from Unforgettable Cupcakes they looked so good. There $2.00 each 6 for $11.00 and 12 for $22.00. I got 6. 2 Morning Breakfast which was maple bacon. That was good you could taste the sweet maple syrup in the frosting I am not sure what kind of cake it was. 2 Chiquita Splits. That also was good it had a fresh banana in the white cake and banana flavored frosting with a little chocolate syrup on top and a cherry. And last, 2 Peanut Butter Dynamite. Also good. Chocolate Cake with a peanut butter frosting and it had chopped snickers on top.
Top Chiquita Split. Right Peanut Butter Dynamite. Left Morning Breakfest.

It was a GREAT DAY.