The Leepa - Rattner Museum is a small and delightful museum of modern and contemporary art. It is located on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College. Besides their permanent collection they have many temporary gallery shows. We enjoyed our time visiting and will become a frequent visitor. The staff and docents were friendly and knowledgeable. We were surprised about the variety of the art and the enjoyment we had being there.
The museum views itself as a support to the local community by helping people learn and appreciate art, create their own art, and display the art. We talked with several college students who were studying art work for one of their classes. The museum had several displays of local art from people from all ages and abilities. It has a variety of interactive art experiences.
600 East Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, Florida
Written by: Tom Noe
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
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