Need recs for Tampa and Gulf coast please!
Hello! I'm taking a trip to Florida for a long wedding weekend and need some tips for my travels, please.
Tampa--2 dinners (one very casual, $50 limit for a couple not including drinks, can be near the airport or right in Tampa and one that can be a little nicer but not too upscale, in Tampa, St. Pete or Clearwater), 2 breakfasts/brunches (casual, locals favorites type places would be great)
Bradenton, Sarasota, Port Charlotte--1 lunch, we'll be on the road from Tampa to Sanibel Island and will need to stop for lunch. A super casual seafood, beach shack type of place would be great, but we're open.
Sanibel Island--1 dinner, a place that serves alcohol and has a festive spirit--nothing too stuffy or formal would be great. 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch, casual, delicious food, again locals favorites would be great.
So, in summary, we favor great food, locals-favorites over upscale ambience. We're open to any ethnic food except sushi (we have plenty of that here in L.A.) and Indian.