Headed to Sarasota, FL from Atlanta. Made our first stop at Alessi's Bakery in Tampa. Always a good deli stop. We had wanted to go to La Segunda Bakery, but they were closed when we arrived. Alessis is not second-place by any means. Outstanding deli with hot and cold foods. We got two Cuban sandwiches, although we could only finish one (saved the other for lunch next day).
Next day, after frying on the beach, we went to an old stand-by, Phillippi Creek for seafood. I got the fried seafood platter and Mrs. Oneiron got her usual salad. This place caught the large (1400 lb.) shark on display at the marina. And to think we had been wave runnering in that area. As Debbie would say, he would probably just spit me out.
Next day was dinner at the Sandbar on Anna Maria Is. This place is a seafood place famous for its sunset locations. Many peolpe try to get there right before the sunset. It's right on the beach (note the sand in one of the food pictures). And of course, Debbie got the requisite sunset photo. Grouper sandwich and grouper salad (natch) for Debbie.
Next day for a change of pace, and after some hot times on the golf course, we headed for some pizza and beer. El Greco is a mainstay on Main St. in Sarasota. Excellent pizza and superb salad (get the Greek salad). We were enjoying the salad so much before we realized we neglected to take a picture.
Next day, went to Moore's Stone Crab on Longboat Key. Right near the docks. I had a grouper sandwich and Debbie had a salad (ho hum) and chowder.
Next, after another day of golf, we had to go to the Hob Nob, an old-timey drive-in in Sarasota. Over 50 years of service with good food and cold beer. Debbie had the grouper salad and I had the Hob Nobber basket.
Next day for another change, we decided on Mexican (Quatro de Mayo). Mi Pueblo was very good, but alas, no food pictures. It's a little upscale from the usual Mexican places we normally frequent.
Finally, on the way back to ATL, we stopped in Gainesville, FL at the Copper Monkey for their world renown burger. Debbie had a ??? and I had the burger. It was wonderful, and after we left, I wanted another, but didn't head back.
All in all a great roadfood trip, and we got in some golf and some lazy days on the beach.