Posts Tagged ‘St. Petersburg’

Kristina’s Cafe, St. Petersburg, FL

8 September 2016

Kristina's Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I’ve mentioned before that the Tampa area is filled with small family restaurants that resemble east coast diners in that they have a huge menu. I visited three of them on this trip, the first one being Kristina’s.

I had the pot roast. It wasn’t what I expected. It was presented as a slab of roast beast, lying on a bed of egg noodles, and with a red sauce with carrots and onions spooned over it. Although it’s not what I expected, it was pretty good.

I had a small bowl of rice pudding for dessert.

Service was very fast and friendly, and the iced tea was good. My check was $10.49. I’d have no problem going back.

Red Mesa Cantina, St. Petersburg, FL

8 September 2016

Red Mesa Cantina Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Continuing my current business trip, I had dinner with a group of work friends at Red Mesa. There were 11 of us, and I figured that it would be hours, but I have to say up front that the server was outstanding. I never ran out of iced tea, and stuff got to the table in good time.

That being said, this is not a true Mexican place. It’s more Tex-Mex and stuffy. Regardless, it was good.

I got the table a couple bowls each of refried beans and queso con carne to dip our chips in. The beans needed some salsa added, but the queso was great stuff.

I had a beef burrito, it was filled with shredded barbacoa, cheese, and the like. I gutted it to eat it, and the filling was great stuff, just the right amount of heat, and wonderful flavor.

The iced tea was very good, and kept refilled in spite of the size of our group. Our server, as I mentioned, was very attentive, and we had our orders taken, food dispensed, and checks taken care of very efficiently, and he was a very friendly guy. My check was $47.20, but bear in mind that my meal was actually about $12; the rest of it was the appetizers, and a $6.80 forced gratuity (that I significantly sweeted, I will add, the guy busted his tail). I would go back again. The place was only a couple blocks from my hotel in downtown St. Pete.

WDUV, St. Petersburg, FL

19 June 2009

I get to the St. Pete area every once in a while to visit a Large Defense Contractor there. The first time I went there about 2001.

I am an constant radio listener in a car (or CD, or something). I ran across FM station WDUV The Dove, 105.5 during that first trip. I think that the station played something like Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night”, followed immediately by a Barry Manilow song. I instantly realized that this was a station I could really like. I found out when I got to the Orlando area on this most recent trip that I could pick up WDUV from here, and as I got to Lakeland today, and points north, the signal was even better.

There used to be a very similar station in Edmond, OK called KKNG, at 97.1 IIRC. That station I first listened to in 1984. They changed format to country about three years later, and then to rap a couple years after that (along with a new frequency of 97.7). Too bad.