Graduation brunch/lunch near USF: North Tampa
My daughter is graduating HS in May and the ceremony is at USF Sundome. I'm not that familiar with the area, but would like to host 7 or 8 family members for a nice brunch/lunch afterword. Of course, looking for good quality and pleasant surroundings, but probably not too exotic. Can anyone from up there help
Brunch? Try First Watch on Fowler. Yeah, it's a chain, but they've got some great food there. Otherwise, you're out of luck unless you go further north to the New Tampa area, or south toward Channelside (in which case I'd recommend Jackson's Bistro), or Westshore/SoHo (any number of places there).
If you're willing to drive to Wesley Chapel, the Saddlebrook Resort is really nice, and you could probably host a brunch there. While I think a deli is a good choice for a lunch, perhaps it's not the special atmosphere you're looking for on your daughter's high school graduation day? As for quality and pleasant surroundings, I am stumped to think of anything near USF. My ex-husband went to grad school there. I'll see if he can think of anything (lucky we're still friends LOL)
try Savvy Jack's south of fowler on 56th. their food has improved since a German lady took it over (tho it wasn't bad to begin with). Good breakfast, lunch. Haven't been in over a year, but it should do you right.
otherwise, brunch is tough in the USF area. First watch would do in a pinch.