Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Florida >
Dec 8, 1997 07:35 PM

Love, Romance, Passion - In Tampa?

  • l

Here's a great love story. A friend of mine in her early 50's has recently fallen in love with her former college professor. She's planning to visit him in Tampa and is looking forward to it but...she's a foodie and he's not! However, he's willing to learn. Having spent a semester at Univ. of Tampa (my "semester as a broad") I should know a thing or two about Tampa spots but can only recall the original Columbia restaurant and Bern's Steak House. Can anyone suggest a few spots (low-end and high-end) where my friend can "profess" her love? Thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. dunno, but all reports indicate that Berne's is an over-hyped rip-off. I've never heard a good report from anyone whose taste I trust...

    3 Replies
    1. re: Jim Leff

      How to turn $6 into $6,000!


      I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try
      it. A little
      while back, I was browsing through newsgroups, just
      like you are now,
      and came across an article similar to this that said
      you could make
      thousands of dollars within weeks with only an initial
      investment of
      $6.00! So I thought, "Yeah right, this must be a
      scam", but
      like most of us, I was curious, so I kept reading.
      Anyway, it said
      that you send $1.00 to each of the 6 names and address
      stated in the
      article. You then place your own name and address in
      the bottom of
      the list at #6, and post the article in at least 200
      (There are thousands) No catch, that was it. So after
      thinking it
      over, and talking to a few people first, I thought
      about trying it. I
      figured: "what have I got to lose except 6 stamps and
      right?" Then I invested the measly $6.00. Well GUESS
      within 7 days, I started getting money in the mail! I
      was shocked! I
      figured it would end soon, but the money just kept
      coming in. In my
      first week, I made about $25.00. By the end of the
      second week I had
      made a total of over $1,000.00! In the third week I
      had over
      $10,000.00 and it's still growing. This is now my
      fourth week and I
      have made a total of just over $42,000.00 and it's
      still coming in
      rapidly. It's certainly worth $6.00, and 6 stamps, I
      have spent more
      than that on the lottery!! Let me tell you how this
      works and most
      importantly, why it works....Also, make sure you print
      a copy of this
      article NOW, so you can get the information off of it
      as you need it.
      I promise you that if you follow the directions
      exactly, that you
      will start making more money than you thought possible
      by doing
      something so easy!

      Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully! (print
      it out or
      download it.) Follow the simple directions and watch
      the money come

      It's easy. It's legal. And, your investment is only
      $6.00 (Plus

      IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent;
      it is not
      illegal; and it is virtually no risk - it really

      If all of the following instructions are adhered to,
      you will receive
      extraordinary dividends.

      Please follow these directions EXACTLY, and $50,000 or
      more can be
      yours in 20 to 60 days. This program remains
      successful because of
      the honesty and integrity of the participants. Please
      continue its
      success by carefully adhering to the instructions.

      You will now become part of the Mail Order business.
      In this business
      your product is not solid and tangible, it's a
      service. You are in
      the business of developing Mailing Lists. Many large
      corporations are
      happy to pay big bucks for quality lists. However, the
      money made
      from the mailing lists is secondary to the income
      which is made from
      people like you and me asking to be included in that

      Here are the 4 easy steps to success:

      STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the
      following on
      each piece of paper "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING
      LIST." Now
      get 6 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the
      6 pieces of
      paper so the bill will not be seen through the
      envelope (to prevent
      thievery). Next, place one paper in each of the 6
      envelopes and seal
      them. You should now have 6 sealed envelopes, each
      with a piece of
      paper stating the above phrase, your name and address,
      and a $1.00
      bill. What you are doing is creating a service. THIS
      LEGAL! You are requesting a legitimate service and you
      are paying for
      it! Like most of us I was a little skeptical and a
      little worried
      about the legal aspects of it all. So I checked it out
      with the U.S.
      Post Office (1-800-725-2161) and they confirmed that
      it is indeed
      legal! Mail the 6 envelopes to the following

      #1) David Vorbeck Box #588
      J.C. Williams Cntr. Franciscan Univ.
      Steubenville, OH 43952

      #2) Ben McNeally
      3019 Restormel St.
      Duluth, MN 55806

      #3) Rick Freeman
      89 Lebam Road
      Raymond, WA 98577

      #4) Preston Cotton
      10132 Kilarney Dr.
      Dallas,Tx 75218

      #5) Arpad Korossy
      11227 Woodson Ave.
      Kensington, MD 20895

      #6) U. Martin
      Gartenstra├če 20
      94347 Ascha (Germany)

      STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see
      above, move
      the other names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc...)
      and add YOUR
      Name as number 6 on the list.

      STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep
      this article as
      close to original as possible. Now, post your amended
      article to at
      least 200 newsgroups. (I think there are close to
      24,000 groups) All
      you need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the
      more money you

      This is perfectly legal! If you have any doubts, refer
      to Title 18
      Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the Postal lottery laws.
      Keep a copy of these steps for yourself and, whenever
      you need money,
      you can use it again, and again.

      PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful
      because of the
      honesty and integrity of the participants and by their
      adhering to the directions. Look at it this way. If
      you are of
      integrity, the program will continue and the money
      that so many
      others have received will come your way.

      NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address
      sent to you,
      either on a computer or hard copy and keep the notes
      people send you.
      This VERIFIES that you are truly providing a service.
      (Also, it might
      be a good idea to wrap the $1 bill in dark paper to
      reduce the risk
      of mail theft.)

      So, as each post is downloaded and the directions
      carefully followed,
      six members will be reimbursed for their participation
      as a List
      Developer with one dollar each. Your name will move up
      the list
      geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1
      position you will
      be receiving thousands of dollars in CASH!!! What an
      opportunity for
      only $6.00 ($1.00 for each of the first six people
      listed above) Send
      it now, add your own name to the list and you're in


      Step 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter
      to do your own
      posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of
      this letter and
      drag your cursor to the bottom of this document, and
      select 'copy'
      from the edit menu. This will copy the entire letter
      into the
      computer's memory.
      Step 2) Open a blank 'notepad' file and place your
      cursor at the top
      of the blank page. From the 'edit' menu select
      'paste'. This will
      paste a copy of the letter into notepad so that you
      can add your name
      to the list. Step 3) Save your new notepad file as a
      .txt file. If
      you want to do your postings in different settings,
      you'll always
      have this file to go back to.
      Step 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try
      searching for
      various newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards,
      chat sites,
      Step 5) Visit these message boards and post this
      article as a new
      message by highlighting the text of this letter and
      selecting paste
      from the edit menu. Fill in the Subject, this will be
      the header that
      everyone sees as they scroll through the list of
      postings in a
      particular group, click the post message button.
      You're done with
      your first one! Congratulations...THAT'S IT! All you
      have to do is
      jump to different newsgroups and post away, after you
      get the hang of
      it, it will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup!
      MAKE!! BUT
      HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 200** That's it! You will
      begin receiving
      money from around the world within days! You may
      eventually want to
      rent a P.O.Box due to the large amount of mail you
      will receive. If
      you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent a name to
      use, as long as
      the postman will deliver it. **JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE

      Now the WHY part:
      Out of 200 postings, say I receive only 5 replies (a
      very low
      example). So then I made $5.00 with my name at #6 on
      the letter. Now,
      each of the 5 persons who just sent me $1.00 make the
      MINIMUM 200
      postings, each with my name at #5 and only 5 persons
      respond to each
      of the original 5, that is another $25.00 for me, now
      those 25 each
      make 200 MINIMUM posts with my name at #4 and only 5
      replies each, I
      will bring in an additional $125.00! Now, those 125
      persons turn
      around and post the MINIMUM 200 with my name at #3 and
      only receive 5
      replies each, I will make an additional $626.00! OK,
      now here is the
      fun part, each of those 625 persons post a MINIMUM 200
      letters with
      my name at #2 and they each only receive 5 replies,
      that just made me
      $3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this
      message to 200
      newsgroups with my name at #1 and if still 5 persons
      per 200
      newsgroups react I will receive $15,625,00! With an
      investment of only $6.00! AMAZING! When your name is
      no longer on the
      list, you just take the latest posting in the
      newsgroups, and send
      out another $6.00 to names on the list, putting your
      name at number 6
      again. And start posting again. The thing to remember
      is: do you
      realize that thousands of people all over the world
      are joining the
      internet and reading these articles everyday?, JUST
      LIKE YOU are
      now!! So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really
      works?? I think
      so... People have said, "what if the plan is played
      out and no
      one sends you the money? So what! What are the chances
      of that
      happening when there are tons of new honest users and
      new honest
      people who are joining the internet and newsgroups
      everyday and are
      willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20,000 to
      50,000 new
      users, every day, with thousands of those joining the
      internet. Remember, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this
      will really

      1. re: argon winter
        jonathan gold

        The last message was too long to read, but
        something tells me this idiot isn't planning
        to make HIS $6,000 by opening a smoked mullet
        stand in Tampa. Which is too bad, really.

      2. re: Jim Leff

        I have to disagree with your opinion of Bern's. I am a total foodie and have eaten everywhere in New York City. I hated all the food in Tampa when I went to visit my grandmother. I thought Berns had good food and some atmosphere (which none of the places down there have) I think it is totally worth it.

      3. time is short, but for low end: La Teresita is exce;llent and cheap, and has the old spanish diner ambiance; The Old Meeting House is great, like an old diner/soda fountain; Trang's Viet Cuisine is wonderful, and has two locations (my fave); for upper scale we have Valencia Gardens (spanish), Tampa Bay Brewing Co, with wonderful fresh beers and great food (not too expensive), Oystercatchers, but i shy away from richy places, as the lower-end places always seem to have more sincerity.
        sorry i can't offer more right now, as am leaving work!!!!