we've been watching those shows forever and each time the episode ends, we say, "we gotta go visit these places. wouldn't it be cool to check a bunch out one day? next time we're in (such and such area) we have to go!" every time we say that. and no time have we ever done it. until now. we found a bunch of places in the tampa area, read reviews and found the good ones. in addition to some other things to see and do.
we mapped it all out, ate a light breakfast and started here (i of course write a list for everything) >>>
next stop was Skippers Smokehouse. crazy looking place. absolutely love how they mention that they are a talent agency. and, well, it's no lie. inside there was a stage with benches and school chairs and the eating part looked like a total side-thing. this talent thing looked to be their forte. not to mention that during our visit they were having hula hoop lesson classes going on! this place had some crazy character for sure.
hilarious! what better way to spend a saturday afternoon?!
last place on the list was the Tampa Bay Brewing Company" in ybor city. on the show, Guy Fieri tried the chicken wings, a bacon wrapped sirloin and the mussels - and so did we!
these were the "award winning cider wings" made with red eye ale cider wing sauce. to me, wings are wings and i probably would not have gotten them if it wasn't for the show. and so, all i can say is: wings are wings and they tasted like all buffalo chicken wings taste to me. husband liked them.
and that was out little excursion. it was fun to try the places once you've seen what goes into the recipes, the history and just to know that these great places exist. our favorite from this trip were definitely the fish tacos at California Tacos To Go. we're looking forward to check out some more mentioned spots in the future - probably to the south of us.