My friend Stan Garfield is a frequent contributor to the food picks on this blog. Stan has a cool job. He is the Communities Evangelist for Deloitte Global Consulting Knowledge Management. Stan also organized the SIKM Leaders Community which recently obtained its 300th member.
He recently sent me his restaurant log for Tampa Florida with recommendations. Stan provided his meal and his code works like this for those that are rated: * - recommended, ! - highly recommended, % - avoid like the plague. There are a lot of reasons to go to Tampa here. I like his menu selections as there are a lot of Southern and Latin dishes. Tomorrow I will post Part Two that covers October and November.
Sonny's Real Pit Barb-b-q (pulled chicken) 2551 N. Dale Mabry Hwy (This is a popular chain in the South that I have been to in other cities)
Shell's Seafood (grilled grouper) 202 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
La Hacienda Mexicana (tacos al pastor*) 5537 Sheldon Road (at Hillsborough)
Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill - Colombian (ceviche*) 2311 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Jackson's Bistro (sashimi dinner) 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.
Café Dufrain (Cambodian lemongrass soup, grilled Southwestern salad with seared tuna) 707 Harbour Post Drive
NOLA Café (crawfish etoufeé, seafood gumbo, jambalaya - all !) 301 W. Platt
Pizza Pazza (Grilled Chicken & Gouda Pizza) 700 Harbour Post Drive
Waterworks Bar & Grille in Howard Johnson's hotel (chicken enchilada)111 W. Fortune Street
Moon Under Water (chicken curry*) 332 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg
Tropicana Field (foot-long hot dog) St. Petersburg
Nick's Smoke House BBQ (quarter chicken*) 3101 N. Himes
Keegan's (ceviche, baked octopus%) 1519 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach
Arco-Iris Restaurant (Russian fish*, salad, Spanish bean soup) 3328 W Columbus Dr