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Pinkwasabi Aug 22, 2012 08:28 PM

Looking for those restaurants, those hidden gems to go to during RNC week in Tampa...any suggestions? What is the favorite local food? or....is there restaurants that must be on our list? We love all food...I know that is a general statement....but...looking for deliciousness!

  1. deet13 Aug 22, 2012 09:46 PM

    Check these places out...

    The Refinery http://www.thetamparefinery.com/
    Datz http://www.datztampa.com/
    Wimauma http://www.wimaumafoods.com/
    Mise en Place http://www.miseonline.com/
    Berns Steakhouse and Sideberns http://www.bernssteakhouse.com/
    The Columbia http://www.columbiarestaurant.com/ybor.asp

    If you want to hit something unusual, the Wat Mongkolrata Temple on Sunday mornings does Thai street food, or shoot down to Shell Point Road in Ruskin, and hit the Fish House.
    The Wat Temple:
    http://tampabay.metromix.com/restaurants/restaurant/wat-mongkolrata-temple-palm-river-clair-mel/1055231/content
    Fish House:
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1902+W...

    2 Replies
    1. re: sunshine842
      deet13 Aug 24, 2012 06:37 AM

      Yeah, after they "upgraded" the old location the joint went to pot. I'd suggest any of the Frenchy's locations over The Hurricane now...

      Now I'm off to get my storm shutters out of my workshop, and hang them on my windows, and stow a couple of extra gallons of beer in the fridge for the storm...

      Yay

      1. re: deet13
        rhnault Aug 24, 2012 07:37 AM

        I guess Chow does not realize The Hurricane is a real restaurant and pulled my post. Over moderate much lol?
        here is the link to the "historic seafood restaurant" on Passe a Grille Beach
        http://www.thehurricane.com/

    2. pdpredtide Aug 26, 2012 06:22 AM

      Taco Bus! http://www.taco-bus.com/

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