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Thursday, October 31, 2019

COLUMBIA RESTAURANT - TAMPA, FLORIDA

COLUMBIA RESTAURANT
2117 E 7TH AVE
TAMPA, FL 33605
813-248-4961
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 11AM - 10PM / Friday and Saturday 11AM - 11PM
                 Sunday 11:30AM - 9PM

While in Tampa several locals highly recommended we visit the Columbia Restaurant.  We did and I was very satisfied.  After a very long wait we were seated in one of the many rooms that seem to take up an entire city block.  The menu was huge so I asked our waiter to guide us through some recommended dishes.  Pretty much liked everything we tried here.  Loved the Chicken with Onion and Vinegar Sauce and the Empanadas were excellent.  I was so full by the time our main entrees came that I could barely eat a few bites of each.  Loved the food and service and really want to return to try more of the menu items.

COLUMBIA RESTAURANT IS THE OLDEST AND LARGEST SPANISH RESTAURANT IN THE U.S.
OPEN SINCE 1905
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EMPANADAS DE PICADILO
SEASONED BEEF AND SPICES MAKE THESE SO GOOD
COLUMBIA'S ORIGNIAL 1905 SALAD PREPARED TABLE SIDE

LOVED THIS SALAD

THE CHICKEN WITH ONION AND VINEGAR BASED SAUCE WAS DELICIOUS


TOOJAY'S DELI, BAKERY AND RESTAURANT - TAMPA, FLORIDA

TOOJAY'S DELI, BAKERY AND RESTAURANT
TAMPA, FLORIDA

Cannot remember what Toojay's we visited while in Tampa.  There are several and I have no idea where this was.  Just wanted to try something that we do not have in Hawaii so we gave it a try.  I loved this little Deli and Restaurant and wish we had one in Hawaii.  Toojay's is one of the reasons I returned from the mainland weighing eight pounds heavier then when I left.  I saw the Deli Dogs with Pastrami and Cole Slaw and thought they looked great.  Said to myself that I would eat one and give one to my friend who I was dining with.  After one bite, I ended up eating both Hot Dogs.  These were so delicious!



















STONE SOUP COMPANY - TAMPA, FLORIDA

STONE SOUP COMPANY
1919 E 7TH AVENUE
TAMPA, FL 33605
813-247-7687
HOURS: Monday thru Thursday 10:30 AM - 9PM / Friday and Saturday 10:30 AM - 11PM
               Sunday 11AM - 9PM

Really enjoyed the Stone Soup Company in Tampa.  Only complaint is that we could not come back and eat more items on the menu.  Menu is diverse and everything coming out of the kitchen looked delicious.  We were here for a pre-dinner snack and went a little overboard.  Started with Fried Pickles ($7) served with a Chipotle Ketchup.  Nice Pickle flavor.  Ordered he Ybor Chili ($7) which was voted Best in Florida.  Not my favorite Chile but not bad either.  The Real Cuban Sandwich ($7.50) was voted Best in the USA so we just had to try it.  Thought it was quite delicious.

STONE SOUP COMPANY IN TAMPA, FL

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FRIED PICKLES
YBOR CHILI
CUBAN SANDWICH
DELICIOUS AND A BARGAIN FOR $7.50