Places to Dine

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.

We recently have been alerted to a new place in the south end of the state that has all the earmarks of a Florida Fun Zone. Fixpresso is the destination for great coffee at a fixed price with everything on the menu set at just $2 each. Food and beverages – from latte coffees, chocolate croissants, to turkey sandwiches –...
   There is a new trend among foodies called Farm to Fork or Farm to Table. In fact, there already are several restaurants in Florida capitalizing on this movement. There's Florida Fields to Forks in Malabar, Farm to Fork Meals in Oakland Park and Farm to Fork Fresh Market in Fort Pierce to name a few.    The movement promotes...
   Those who follow us, know we like to dine and there are some restaurants on Florida's Ridge you need to try  Let us take you south down US 27 and highlight some great opportunities. We think there are eight restaurants on the ridge you owe it to yourself to try. The Ovation Bistro & Bar   Our first stop is...
   Those wishing to spend a Saturday in Sarasota can have quite a bit of fun. We found a myriad of different things to see, do and experience. And, at relatively low prices.   Mrs Funmeister and myself recently packed up the wagon and headed out to the city by the Gulf for a bit of shopping and relaxation. The Farmer's...
For some time we had heard about the legendary shelling at Sanibel Island but it was not until recently we packed up the Funmobile and headed out to see what the fuss was all about. Mrs. Funmeister had done the requisite due diligence and found us overnight accommodations at the Castaway Cottages so that we would have a place to...
  Those who follow us know that in our travels we try to find eateries that are not chain operations We look for menus above and beyond normal restaurant fare and that have a fun and quirky atmosphere. We've found locating such places has been a challenge at times, but we have relied on locals and several travel blogs...
   Matlacha, is a tiny hamlet just south of Fort Myers, Located on Pine Island, it is best known as a great fishing location. The the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee River, Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor all meet in and around the tiny sound.    This pass is dotted with islands and bordered by bayous, bays and coves....
A real vacation on the Space Coast can be had without breaking the bank and Cocoa Beach is a great place to start. Mrs. Funmeister and I like to find the unique, We've discovered a "well kept secret." It's The Beach Place Guest Houses. The place is tucked in just off Atlantic Avenue. It's a small complex of unique accommodations....
It's Two Towns in One Tarpon Springs Generally when we travel, we head out to some kind of festival or special event. Most recently it was the inaugural Opa Palooza in Tarpon Springs. But as we traversed both the downtown areas and the world-famous sponge docks, it became glaringly apparent that the best parts of a visit are there year 'round. Make...
Wewahitchka, Florida.  Have you ever heard of this town? Can you even pronounce it?  Mrs. Funmeister and I decided to stop waiting for "when."  So we began looking for places and things to enjoy "now." That, despite a small budget and a limited amount of time.One of our initial forays has been to Florida's Tupelo Honey Festival. It's a Tradition Since...
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