Monthly Archives

June 2016

  • Recipes

    Buffalo Chicken

    I tend to be pretty picky with buffalo sauce, both about the flavor and the heat. However, I’m often in the mood for buffalo wings (and drumsticks) and love to order…

  • Restaurant Spotlight

    Mad Beach Brewing

    This past weekend, in celebration of a friend’s birthday, we went down to Mad Beach Brewing at Madiera Beach. I’ve been down to the area many times, but usually we end…

  • Recipes

    Pistachio Basil Salmon

    One of my favorite recipes at Cooper’s Hawk is their Pistachio Crusted Grouper. In the mood for something different, I figured I could try to make something similar myself. I have…

  • Restaurant Spotlight

    Red Mesa Mercado

    You all know my love of Red Mesa Cantina in downtown St. Pete. Just a few blocks away, right next to Green Bench and walking distance to Tropicana Field, is one…

  • Recipes

    Steak and Mashed Potatoes

    As much as I enjoy going out to eat and celebrating at a nice steakhouse, sometimes it’s really nice to get the same quality of food right in your own home. My…

  • Restaurant Spotlight

    Grind House

    In Clearwater, right next door to my favorite Chicago style pizza place, is this quaint English Pub, Grind House. In the past, I have stopped inside to grab a drink while I’ve…

  • Recipes

    BBQ Baked Beans

    If you couldn’t tell by now, I love BBQ. And what better to accompany that delicious pulled chicken (or pork, or brisket) than some baked beans. While typically I just buy…

  • Restaurant Spotlight

    Jack Willie’s

    When J. and I lived in Westchase, one of our favorite places to go was Jack Willie’s in Oldsmar.  This quaint bar and restaurant is right on the water, dog friendly, and…

  • Recipes

    Summer Succotash

    Living in Florida, most of the year can be considered the “summer season.” Being so, it’s so important to have recipes that can include fresh produce that is so bountiful throughout…