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SaminSFL Sep 10, 2010 05:16 AM

I am going up on Monday to treasure Island for business, just for the day, does anyone have a good recommendation for lunch? Not sure what I will be in the mood for, so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    andy huse RE: SaminSFL Sep 10, 2010 07:47 AM

    The VIP bar makes some great Tex-Mex. The pork chili/stew is great, and I like it even better than the burritos and such. This is not gourmet, but it is damn good! Top choice for me.

    The Floridian specializes in Cuban sandwiches, but i think their freshly roasted turkey is the best.

    Right next door to the Floridian is a chicago dog type of place, with all the chicago standbys, dogs, polish sausage, tamales, italian beef. all great in that industrial hot dog stand kinda way.

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      joan RE: andy huse Sep 11, 2010 04:21 AM

      Andy, I've never gotten past the delicious Cubans and black beans and rice at the Floridian. I will have to try turkey next time - thanks for the tip!

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        andy huse RE: joan Sep 13, 2010 07:17 AM

        i never would have wordered turkey myself-- the girlfriend gets credit for that.

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      Bergerman RE: SaminSFL Sep 10, 2010 08:43 AM

      You might try Ocean Breeze, which is in St. Pete Beach but just over the Blind Pass Bridge overlooking the intracoastal and Treasure Island. It's my go-to place and I live at TI. Nice setting, outdoor dining on the deck, lots of choices, including Tapas. I agree with the VIP recommendation, if you don't mind eating in a bar at lunchtime and limit yourself to the pork in green chile or the guacamole, which is about as good as you'll get around here.

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        SaminSFL RE: SaminSFL Sep 10, 2010 12:21 PM

        Ocean Breeeze sounds awesome, just took a look at their menu, looks delicous, as does the VIP bar, I mean Pork chili in itself is worth a visit...

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          andy huse RE: SaminSFL Sep 10, 2010 02:30 PM

          and the good GREEN stuff, no tomato, all green chili and perhaps tomatillos. highly recommended.

        2. rhnault RE: SaminSFL Sep 10, 2010 05:52 PM

          I like Ricky T's for fish dip, grouper sandwiches, and frosty beer.

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