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Dinner England London

Red Dog Saloon Review

Shoreditch London has so many food options to choose from. However given my upbringing I am partial to some good bbq. We stopped by the Red Dog Saloon on our way to visit Boxpark. The vibe was up and the tables were packed. We were escorted downstairs to the additional seating area which was complete with its often full bar. The menu is similar to what you’d expect to see at a bbq spot in the south. There were several brisket options (to include sandwiches), bbq chicken options, smoked sausage, and typical sides of mac and cheese, coleslaw and beans.


Starters

One of the most difficult decisions you make when dining out is whether or not to order a starter aka appetizer.  There is always that off chance that you will get full and not finish your main. I believe that all courses should be enjoyed so I rarely skip starters. Tonight we were battling between ordering the fried pickles and jalapenos or the brisket nachos. Internally I rationalized and decided not to fight over such trivial things??? Order both I said! I love both fried pickles and jalapenos and nachos and with the four of us there will be plenty to share.  Both were delicious, however the brisket topping to chip ratio could have been a little better.  We ordered a second serving of the fried pickles and jalapenos so that let’s you know they were hitting.

 

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Drink Up

 

Don’t forget to order a drink while you wait.. I ordered a mojito and it was the best mojito I think  I’ve ever had.

 

Go Big or Go Home

I went for the most photo worthy flavorful sandwich I could find. Brisket topped with smoked sausage and a fried jalapeno pepper. It was massive both literally and flavor wise. 20190803_2049591582164431562855129.jpg

Sadly, the sides left much to be desired. MY sandwich came with a side of coleslaw and it was hard to distinguish if it was vinegar based or mayo based. I enjoy coleslaw made both ways but this one lacked that umph. I also ordered a side of beans because when one enjoys bbq; ones meal must include beans. I typically get really excited about beans because they are tangy and sweet.  Occasionally they can be a meal all by themselves.  To my disappointment, the beans were just okay…nothing to write home about.

I pride myself on honest and real reviews so I won’t sugar coat it. As difficult as it is to say the sandwiches and starters are great, the sides are not.

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Copenhagen Dinner International Lunch

Hija De Sanchez Tacos

I love tacos! I mean who doesn’t love tacos?  Everyone is always saying Taco Tuesday as if it is a rule.  Well I say to hell with that!  What about the other weekdays?  Taco Monday can totally be a thing. I don’t want to wait until Tuesday to celebrate my tacos.

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England

First Aid Box Bar showcases a creative and fun cocktail bar concept.

Getting a plaster…no better getting plastered takes on a whole new meaning. I stopped by first aid box bar today which is a medical themed bar.

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Dinner Florida Lunch

Top 5 Pizza Spots in Tampa Bay

Pizza is often considered one of those convenient foods. Pick up the phone call your favorite carryout and bam you have dinner in less than an hour (with a clean kitchen). Honestly over the past few months of my blogging I’ve come to realize it is more than a convenience, it is a craft. Kids love pizza, if you even mention it they go crazy. As an adult I want that same enthusiasm regarding pizza but on a more sophisticated level than just cheese or pepperoni. I want to bite into a slice of pizza and instantly jump for joy in utter satisfaction. I’ve traveled throughout the Tampa Bay area and I’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 places that have the best pie.

1. Midici

2424 Tyrone Blvd North. Ste #524B St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Veni Vedi Veci Midici which was an LA based company has recently expa

nded to the St. Pete area. This is as authentic napolean pizza as it gets.

2. Eddie and Sams

203 E Twiggs St. Tampa, FL 33602

Offering NY style pizza by the slice or a full pie in the downtown Tampa area. It’s an excellent choice for lunch. Try the eggplant parmesan for a hearty treat.

3. Ava’s

718 S. Howard. Tampa, FL 33606

Inspired Italian, wood fire pizza located in the SoHo district of Tampa Bay. Ava’s is serving up more than pizza, but their pizza was good enough to make the top 5.

4. Mellow Mushroom

The psychedelic feel makes it an out of this world experience. It’s worth a trip to Brandon, but plan accordingly there is usually a wait (and for good reason).

5. Westshore Pizza

10309 Causeway Blvd. Brandon, FL 33619


The crust is so soft. The slices are large and the prices are good. Give the white ricotta spinach pizza a try! Its amazing!!