Empire Bagel Factory – Marco Island

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My family tries to hit up Marco Island for a week every summer. We go into hiding and spend our days obsessing over where to eat. I’m usually the first one to wake up so I’m the one out there looking for the breakfast goods. I’m currently on a bagel kick so Empire Bagel Factory […]

Valento’s Pizza & Hoagies – Naples, Florida

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As my fried John and I driving to Pastrami Dan’s we see a rather large advert about Pizza Slice & a drink which hooks both he and I. After shoveling a couple of Pastrami Sandwiches we head over to Valento’s. I’m just hoping that they have a have a half decent slice. The night before […]

Butch’s Famous Burgers, Chili & Dogs – Ft. Myers, Florida

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Whenever I’m going to go on a road trip I make sure to mention it on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) in the hopes that someone might mention a spot that I don’t even know about. I’d say about 99 times out of 100 I know about the restaurants suggested. Butch’s Famous Burger, Chili […]

Slice Of New York – St. Pete Beach, Florida

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Sometimes in life you’re so busy running around that you don’t take the time to slow down and just enjoy a great meal with friends. You normally don’t ever see me go into detail about who I’m eating with but I felt on this one excursion it would be cool if you got a peek […]

All American Shake Shop – Naples, Florida

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You just can’t drive by an old Dairy Queen building especially when it’s looking so sharp and not stop. It piqued my curiosity and while I expected there to be some good desserts on the menu, it was a nice surprise to find Burgers and Hot Dogs on there too. We order at the window […]

Bodega on Central – St. Petersburg, Florida

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A few years back, Bodega on Central had just closed their doors as my wife Marcela and I had arrived. We were down the street at an antique shop who suggested we check out their Frita Cubana. It’s been stuck in my mind since then. My cousin Chunktronics and bud John are with us so […]

Coney Island Grill – St. Petersburg, Florida

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Coney Island Grill has been open since 1926. Once you step inside you’ll see that much hasn’t changed except for the booths which were recently upgraded, I can imagine the old ones must have seen better days. We (John & Chunktronics) were just down the street waiting on my wife as she was dissecting an […]

S’macks Burgers & Shakes – Sarasota, Florida

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Whenever I’m on one of my road trips I find that it’s very important to check out the surrounding cities to your destination. There’s always great gems to be found. S’macks Burgers & Shakes is in Sarasota which happened to be on my path toward a weekend I was spending in the Tampa Bay area. […]

Burger Culture – Tampa, Florida

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It’s been a little over 4 years since I last checked in to Burger Culture. Last time I saw them, they were part of the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta in Tampa, Florida. Now, they’ve got a permanent spot for Lunch & Dinner at a Harley Davidson complete with Tables, Chairs and most importantly a roof […]

Ulele – Tampa, Florida

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Ulele serves¬†Comfort Food inspired by Tampa’s indigenous people. I gotta tell you that I was a little taken by how massive and beautiful the property is. Once inside it was comfortable and I loved those massive doors/windows that open up to a incredible view which just adds to your meal. I can count on one […]

Orange Bear Restaurant – Bonita Springs, Florida – MOVED

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I’ve had my beady little eyes on the Orange Bear Restaurant for over a year and now that my car’s issues are¬†out of the way it was time to check out what was happening on the west coast of Florida. Originally the OB were located inside of a Flea Market which even interested me more […]

The Frog Pond – St. Pete Beach, Florida

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We were told at the front desk at the hotel in St. Pete Beach that the Frog Pond is a great locals breakfast spot. I mean, you didn’t have to tell us that twice. When I search around online for pics the first thing I encountered was the Italian Sausage Frittata. No need to look […]