Goody Goody Burgers – Tampa, Florida

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If you live in South Florida like I do then the name Goody Goody probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Now, if you mention Goody Goody Burgers & Butterscotch Pie to folks in Tampa you’ll get a totally different reaction. For comparison, it’s similar to what happens to old school Miamians when talking about Royal Castle […]

Eats & Treats – Ft. Myers, Florida

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I’m not one to give up easily when searching online for somewhere different to eat and  Eats & Treats wasn’t exactly on the first page of results. It may take you some digging to find a restaurant worth being found. You’ll be glad you put in some elbow grease when you hit gold. My wife […]

Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery – Cape Coral, Florida

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I spent a week in Ft. Myers but found myself in Cape Coral about half the time eating my way through it. I can’t lay claim to knowing about Nevermind or that I’ve had them on my list to try out forever. I was lucky that @porkrind suggested I try them out. My cousin Chunktronics was […]

Old Chicago Pizzeria – Naples, Florida – CLOSED

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Just my luck that I would arrive at Pastrami Dan’s after it’s closing time (4PM). I notice the Old Chicago Pizzeria right around the corner which I don’t remember seeing before so it’s pretty much a given I’m stopping in. I could say the menu is electric in that there’s Hot Dogs, Italian Beef and […]

Bennett’s Fresh Roast – Sanibel, Florida

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Bennett’s Fresh Roast was our third stop in our 4 hour Sanibel/Captiva foodscapade, Schnapper’s Hots & the Bubble Room were stops 1 & 2). We’re here exclusively for the freshly made Doughnuts. We ask the only logical question, what’s the most popular Doughnut at Bennett’s? I’m pretty sure I could have guess the Maple Bacon […]

Bubble Room – Captiva, Florida

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The Bubble Room is a very interesting & kooky place with lots to look at. I didn’t end up eating here as I was too busy walking around and taking in all of the decor. My bud Joakinn did convince me to take home some of the Orange Crunch Cake which was the right call. […]

Schnapper’s Hots – Sanibel, Florida

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My old school buddy & pal Joakinn has wanted for me to hit up the Sanibel area for years. He got tired of suggesting it and took matters in his hands. We drove up for a four hour mini food tour (10 if you include travel time). We started at Schnapper’s Hots, then worked our […]

Sandy’s Cuban Cafe – Naples, Florida

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Every summer my family rents a home in Marco Island for a week. At some point, normally early on I get impatient and go for a drive through Naples. A year ago I drove by Sandy’s Cuban Cafe with plans to hit it up but it was closed for the day by the time I […]

You Must Stop In At BurgerQue In Ft. Myers

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I fucking love BurgerQue! There I said it. I got it out of my system. Yesterday was my yearly pilgrimage to BurgerQue, that’s 4 times if you’re keeping count at home. Since my last visit they added a Beer Garden with a great outdoor seating area. You can still walk up to the window or drive-thru […]

Doreen’s Cup Of Joe – Marco Island, Florida

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My family’s yearly trip to Marco Island had a silver lining in the food category and it’s called Doreen’s Cup of Joe. A few folks in social media land suggested Doreen’s as a must stop, that was an understatement. Doreen’s Cup of Joe is the sister restaurant to Joey’s Pizza & Pasta House which is located […]

McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie in St. Petersburg & Tampa Area

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Depending on your age the pictures may cause confusion or excitement. In 1992 McDonald’s replaced their fried Apple Pies with the baked ones that can be found on menus today. The baked version was and is nowhere near as good as the original. The texture of the original’s crispy exterior along with the more flavorful […]

Biff Burger – St. Petersburg, Florida

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Biff Burger was based out of Clearwater, Florida when it opened in the 1950s and had all of its locations on the eastern side of the United States. Now, some 70 years or so later only two locations survive, one in St. Peterburg, Florida and the other renamed Beef Burger in Greensboro, North Carolina. In case […]