Our Week of Instafood: 4/7/13 to 4/13/13

Hi all! This is going to be a new series on GT. We don’t seem to update as much with real posts because our traveling is limited right now and we just haven’t found any exciting places lately. But this will be a good way to show where we have been, or rather where we are eating each week. Yup, we’re some of those people that like to take pictures of our food and Instagram is addicting. Search for or hashtag GRUMBLINGTUMMY with us!

 

 

Starting from the top (L to R)

1. Guppy’s on the Beach – Indian Rocks Beach, FL – Lobster Ravioli, Braised Pork Chop, Potato Crusted Salmon

2. Alesia Restaurant – St. Petersburg, FL – Beef Salad

2.  Alesia Restaurant – St. Petersburg, FL – Asian Style Beef Stew

4. Grub on Laos New Year at the temple!

The Floridian Cuban Sandwiches

Greetings everyone, finally got a break from school to post up our favorite place to go for cuban sandwiches in Treasure Island, Fl. The classic sandwich we usually get consists of spiced pork, ham, genoa salami, swiss cheese, mustard, mayo and dill pickles pressed on cuban bread. The result is a thin, crisp man friendly hot sandwich.

The Floridian

230 107th Ave

Treasure Island, FL 33706

(727) 367-6662

Rollbotto Sushi

Welcome to the future of sushi. This is the first we’ve heard about a chipotle style sushi place with their method of innovated sushi making. Who doesn’t love personalization? Great location too, right in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. The foundation of the sushi (rice + nori) is created by a machine, then ingredients are added to your choosing. The overall quality of the sushi is good, fish is fresh, rice seasoned correctly.

This place is pretty new only a few months old but the only quip we have with the place is the price. The rolls are somewhat bigger and for two rolls with our choices, it cost a little over $17. But, this is comparable to our favorite sushi places prices. This may be that we chose the more expensive protein (unagi and yellow tail). Word of mouth is spreading quickly about Rollbotto!

Rollbotto Sushi

221 1st Street NE, 33701 St. Petersburg, FL

https://www.facebook.com/RollbottoSushi

Alesia Restaurant – French & Vietnamese Fusion

So we were waiting to go back to try some more of their dishes (and we definitely will go back!) before posting, but we decided to just go ahead tell the world about this place. A combination of French and Vietnamese, Alesia Restaurant, isn’t the typical grab a bowl of Pho restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, we do have our favorite go-to Pho places. But Alesia’s has that homey local restaurant feel with a lot of class, that we think separates it from the others. It even has a little bakery set up inside, with both indoor and outdoor setting. We were craving more on the Vietnamese side on our first go around, but next time we try more of the French dishes.

This Clam Chowder came with the Banh Mi for lunch. It was pretty good on the side, we had no complaints. Their Banh Mi really stood out because of the quality of the Pate, ham, and thin sliced salami. The bread was also one of the freshest we’ve had in a Banh Mi.

One of my favorites to order for Vietnamese food is the vermicelli dishes, this one didn’t disappoint either. They even served the heavily caramelized grilled pork skewer on the side :).

How can we not go without desert? Their yummy crepes were the perfect end to our first time meal! Shout out to Alesia and their owners for giving us a great experience. We will be back!

http://www.alesiarestaurant.com/index.html

Location: 7204 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL

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Gulf Coast Po’Boys

Sorry no new posts in a while. We have been busy with moving into a new place! More cooking posts to come :).

While attending the first food truck rally in Pinellas County area we happened to stumble upon Gulf Coast Po’Boys. The place is small and not eye catching at all.

But what it lacks in size they heavily make up in food. We normally would try a shrimp, oyster or crab po’boy but instead switched it up with the dirty roast beef. The beef was very tender and accompanied by some au jus, cole slaw, and potato salad. The au jus with the dirty beef is a must. The cole slaw was vinegar based, which we’re not usually accustomed to, but it was good, as was the potato salad. Overall the food was great and the service was awesome, the owner doesn’t let anyone tip. We really like to support the local restaurants as much as we can!

Gulf Coast Po’Boys

312 West Bay Drive

Largo, FL 33770