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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!

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  1. 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/ybo...

    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/restaura...
    Fish House:
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1902+W...

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    1. re: sunshine842

      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

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