Hurry Joey squeezes filling meals into fast-paced lives with a menu full of American favorites and breakfast delights. Thinly shaved sirloin curls about griddled onions and peppers, melding with melted mozzarella to create the house-special philly cheesesteak ($5.95). The chicken stir-fry pita ($6.25) coops fowl and veggies within a tasty, transportable pocket without ruining favorite pairs of jeans, and the pressed 8-inch cuban layers ham, salami, and roast pork beneath a blanket of swiss cheese ($5.15).
In the 1920s, guests of the newly opened The Terrace Hotel entered through a lush, tropical garden right off Main Street. Parts of that garden remain today, including three-tiered topiaries and a shaded walkway lined with palms. Walk inside the restored hotel and it still feels like the Twenties, as black and white ceramic tiles and period fixtures can be found throughout.
Guest rooms have elegant, four-poster beds and large windows that let in enough natural light to keep terrifying shadow puppets away during the day. Each room also contains a coffeemaker and a selection of gourmet coffees and teas. The Terrace Grille serves surf 'n turf right downstairs, underneath a decorative metallic ceiling.
Black & Brew pours traditional espresso drinks and serves up refreshing bistro fare in a warm, rustic environment. Black & Brew rests adjacent to Munn Park and offers outdoor seating for those who enjoy tasting bistro fare, such as panini sandwiches ($6.65+), and 24-ounce coffee frappes ($4.05), or simply savoring phrases such as “java chip” and “macchiato” as they roll off your tongue. While feasting, enjoy the free WiFi in an oxygen-rich outdoor setting, or stay inside to take in the splendor of a 103-year-old brick wall. Black & Brew also features live entertainment such as acoustic music and improv comedy on occasional Friday and Saturday evenings.
The chefs at Gosh! stuff its dinner menu with a geometric cornucopia that meshes Vietnamese-style grilled meats and noodle dishes with Japanese tempuras and sushi rolls. A large sushi menu spotlights signature rolls such as the Gosh! volcano roll, an eruption of fiery tuna, cream cheese, cucumber, and avocado capped with sauces and a crispy topping ($11.85). The bún lays grilled meat on a bed of rice vermicelli noodles, tucked in with vegetables and an egg roll ($8.95), in one of many Vietnamese-inspired meat and seafood entrées. Sample earth's nutritious meats with vegetable-based dishes such as the vegetable teriyaki ($10.95). Dessert dealers climb beanstalks to charm helpings of red-bean ice cream ($2.95) from the prized cows of cloud-dwelling giants. Lunchtime patrons can unpack a selection of lunchtime bento boxes, available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Lakeland: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.
The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.