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Places to dine may be the best part of a vacation, we will search our and report back on some of the cool, funky, fascinating and downright good places to stop for a meal.

Generally as we travel, when it comes to dining, shopping or entertainment, we look for hidden gems. But it's not always possible to find one. Sometimes have to go to a chain that we have found to be tried and true. And when it comes to breakfast, it...
When in search of a sweet place to shop and dine in Florida, Historic Cocoa Village is as good as any we have visited. To date, our stops have included historic downtown areas in the Sunshine State such as Melbourne, Bartow and Englewood. Each is wonderful in its own special way.
As many of you know, Mrs Funmeister is a vegetabletarian. Naturally, this then figures in when we pick restaurants. On our trip to Venice, we discovered The Cafe Evergreen. Based on rave reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try it. The restaurant actually is located in Nokomis, inside...
So we've been to Fort Myers Beach several times and we always have wanted to try Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille. The last time we walked around forever and couldn't find it. This time we got smart and put it in the GPS. Put it in the GPS, drove across...
As we have traveled through Florida we have come up on some wonderful historic downtown areas. We've visited Melbourne, Punta Gorda and Bartow to name a few. Located just off the Tamiami Trail south of Venice, the shopping area along Dearborn Street in Englewood is every bit as enchanting. ...
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We stumbled on The Mango Bistro quite by accident and it was a lucky find. On Dearborn Street in Englewood, it is at the gateway to the little downtown area. When we found it, we had been in search of a farmer's market which apparently ended in May. The...
We have visited golf course restaurants during our travels with varying results. Some have been good, some not so good. Recently we heard about a new place called The Sandhill Grill and decided to try it. Nestled off County Road 17 between Avon Park and Sebring in Highlands County, the...
We had a great opportunity to visit Venice, Florida recently, and while we were there we had five must-dine experiences. Since this was our initial foray into the area, these were are first experiences. We didn't have a bad one in the lot. The Breakfast Cottage
It has been there on South Orange Avenue in Sarasota for the past seven years - but this was our first time dining at Fresh Start. I must tell you it's a hidden gem. We love Sarasota and generally go for the Saturday farmer's market. But there's also the...
We have visited Melbourne twice. The first time was on a whim when we decided the Space Coast was calling our name. On that foray, we discovered Eau Gallie - much to our delight. The second time, we went to attend an Easter Sunrise service at Hightower Beach. We...

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