We recently had breakfast at Johnny Grits and our taste buds matched what was in our dreams when we visited their website. Their mission is quality and southern. They put a gourmet twist on their food with all foods fresh and made on the site. We had a very friendly waiter and noticed the staff interaction with regulars. They had developed friendships with their customers. The whole place had a friendly vibe. But it's about the food and they delivered. Here are pictures of our breakfast
We did not try the grits yet, but we will. We will be back. There are about 20 combinations of grits. They started out as a breakfast and lunch restaurant but now are open for dinner Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Please don't tell anyone about the place, it is our little secret. Ok you can tell your best friends. This place is local and it is better than the national chains. When we eat here we keep the money local. They even opened a place in New Port Richey. They must be doing something right.
857 East Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, Florida. -
Written by: Tom Noe
Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass has been located in Safety Harbor for over 35 years. They feature art from the finest artists both nationally and internationally. Every time I visit they have a new special exhibit. The glass art has a special attraction for me. It is one of the best glass art galleries in the area.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Susan is proud of the galleries and the artists they represent. Besides selling artwork they also do custom framing. I will visit them again because several pieces of art glass keep calling me. I will buy them and bring them to their new home.
247 Main Street, Safety Harbor, Florida
Written by: Tom Noe
Tre Amici at The Bunker in Ybor City is a cozy coffee shop with both indoor and outdoor seating that also happens to have wine, cookies, and great Cuban sandwiches that couldn’t possibly be improved on any more without making them Italian (I happen to really like Italian sandwiches, but Cubans are good, too). The walls often have the artwork of local artists on them, the collection changed every month or so. In contrast, this alien machinery appears permanent:
Tre Amici is a very community-oriented place and will likely host your meeting or post information about your event. The building has a long history of community involvement even before the current owners, having been a hangout for veterans and before that, cigar rollers. Being in Ybor City (part of Tampa), it is surrounded by interesting places to visit, including theaters, galleries, and restaurants. That way, you won’t have to go far from your afternoon entertainment to find your afternoon coffee.
1907 19th street north, Tampa, Florida
Written by Daniel Noe, WayOutLife.com
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