The colorful crystals of snow cones. Cold beer and the rosy cumulus of cotton candy. The foods and drinks at Beach Bites call to mind a beachside carnival. Sandwiches there range from a Chicago-style italian beef with giardiniera to a pulled-pork construction that wouldn’t be out of place in Memphis or on a list of things it is funny to throw on a butler. Along with the eatery’s specialties, customers can build their own sandwiches, filling out a checklist of desired meats, cheese, and toppings. Fruit smoothies with a splash of wine or snow cones topped off with Yuengling lager or one of the other beers on tap add a twist to standard icy treats.
Kam?s Bubble Tea & Sushi's menu holds a surprising amount of diversity, given that it includes almost only bubble tea and sushi, as advertised. The chefs craft 34 different sushi rolls, ranging from simple tuna and avocado to a fruit salad roll-up or specialties packed with tempura shrimp. The other half of the menu also features more than 30 bubble tea options, along with a wide array of smoothies or a modest selection of coffee ingredients. Whether constructing a maki or firing up a blender for a smoothie, the chefs use fresh and colorful ingredients.
For nearly two decades, 1st Street Cafe & Catering has served up buffet and sit-down style meals for parties around Manatee and Sarasota County. Its physical location has a café that dishes out classic American breakfasts and lunches.
During the morning hours, diners dig into a Lucky Seven breakfast sandwich stuffed with fried eggs and sausage or a country-fried steak smothered in gravy. During lunch, they tear into grilled-steak and pork-tenderloin sandwiches and juicy burgers. One such option, the Challenger double burger, allows patrons to stuff their mouths with 12 ounces of burger meat, crispy bacon, and slices of cheese, and to get at least 1.5 high-fives from nearby diners when it’s all gone.
Mild green. Classic Darjeeling. Spicy chai. You can sip teas from all over the globe at T and Me Tea Company, an inviting caf? that's home to an extensive stock of loose-leaf teas. Whether you're looking to enjoy a refreshing iced tea on the go or steep a steaming pot at home, the caf?'s experts can always recommend the tea that fits your needs. In addition to drinks, the caf? also maintains a full food menu filled with fresh spring rolls, specialty sandwiches, and breakfast items such as the eggs benedict. Although the shop specializes in tea, coffee drinkers have reason to celebrate, too; Moroccan coffee, espresso, and plain old-fashioned drip coffee add a caffeinated punch to any visit.
Today’s Groupon is sure to perk up any lethargic latte-lover. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of fresh-brewed sips and snacks at Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company, a change purse–friendly caffeination station in downtown St. Petersburg that never requires patrons to wear bowler hats.“Too Much Trouble”: After escaping from The Institute, Hunter pretends to be Dr. Boreas, a physics professor, to solve the mystery of a vanished student. Along the way, he stumbles upon a group of smugglers using baby formula to sneak drugs into the United States.
Welcoming diners with a dessert counter filled with dainty, colorful pastries, The Cake Factory also dishes out a menu of traditional breakfast plates, from waffles to french toast, as well as café-style sandwiches and wraps for lunch. Early risers can rouse sleepy appetites with a Kahwa Coffee latte ($2.75) and Floridian french toast ($8.95), decorated with powdered sugar, bananas, berries, and a comically oversized beret. Dine on classic sandwiches from roast beef ($6.75) to tuna salad ($5.95), served on your choice of bread with lettuce, tomato, and a pickle. Hot n' ready comestibles include a cuban sandwich ($6.75), stocked with ham, pork, swiss cheese, and spicy mustard, or a gobble-worthy gourmet 8-ounce turkey burger ($5.95). With a casual café environment and free WiFi, diners can enjoy meals in comfort, lounge, and surf the Internet for tips on how to control one's Internet addiction.