Poseidon Spa's retinue of pampering practitioners lavishes attention on patrons from head to heels with a choice of facial or massage spa packages. Under the relaxing kneads of the Poseidon massage, backs evict stresses for musculature as stress-free as a ball-pit meditation session. The massage utilizes essential oils to infuse patrons' senses with relaxing vibes while wheedling musculature into soothed states. Alternatively, signature balancing facial sessions coat complexions in antioxidant-rich concoctions, equalizing skin's mood swings under an hydrating mask and facial massage.
The Rusty Spoon's kitchen team transforms locally sourced ingredients into succulent meat, pasta, and London-inspired gastropub fare on a rotating menu. First plates beckon dining duos to share seasonal flavors, which can include tastes such as clams poached in butter and lowered by pulley systems onto a toasted baguette. Chefs hand-cut fettuccini and weave the noodles around house-made sausage, and a coffee rub coats a grilled culotte of steak. Shrimp broth flows between local yellowtail snapper and clams from Cedar Creek in a stew accented by tomato, coconut and peanuts. For dessert, hands pull pieces from house-made doughnuts and plunge spoons into a trio of puddings. Like the Man in the Moon's facial expression, The Rusty Spoon's menu changes each week, and these dishes are an example of what may be available.
A kaleidoscope of diverse craft beers pours from the taps at Brew, with seven different drafts and dozens of bottled beers available on a single night. Bartenders pull tap handles and snap bottle caps off of beers from Rogue, Dogfish Head, Stone, and Abita, as well as other seasonal selections. The selection of beer complements hookah as well as pool. Brew’s team also mixes up an array of cocktails with liquors like Jack Daniels Honey and Jose 1800, named for the year in which Thomas Jefferson enjoyed his first jello shot.
Modeled after admired urban cafés in the Far East, Bento Cafe whips up hulking portions of fresh, authentic, and multifarious pan-Asian fare in a casual, modern environment. The menu dons an array of reinforced steel options to protect against Richter-scale levels of tummy rumbles. The Bento Box ($7.95 for chicken or tofu, $8.75 for beef, $8.95 for shrimp) lets diners load up on piquant pleasures such as the fire-grilled teriyaki beef or zesty red- curry shrimp over mixed accouterments of white rice, noodles, ginger salad, and other side dishes. Pamper your belly by draping any of the entrées upon a bowl of just noodles ($7.50 for chicken or tofu, $8.25 for beef, $8.50 for shrimp) or rice ($7.25 for chicken or tofu, $7.95 for beef, $8.25 for shrimp). Mouths water for the water-bound treats found in Bento's fresh sushi, which you can buy by the box ($8.95) complete with your choice of two rolls and a California roll, for a total of twelve rolls.
American craft beers, particularly from Florida breweries, fill the 51 drafts in Eternal Tap's rustic bar, which also stocks more than 100 bottled beers, an extensive bourbon selection, and fixings for mixed drinks and beer cocktails. These libations complement the kitchen's hand-tossed 10- and 16-inch pizzas, upon which chefs can sprinkle a choice of toppings—banana peppers, sliced sausage, and black olives among them—before firing pies in a brick oven. Along with pizzas, the culinary team specializes in other homemade delicacies, including hummus, soups, bread sticks, and pretzels flavored with cinnamon sugar or salt and parmesan.
The latest sports games flicker across Eternal Tap's more than 20 televisions. On Wednesday, jazz and blues musicians score meals with soulful solos, and during Tuesday and Thursday happy hours, local pianists entertain guests by tickling the ivories, rather than tickling diners until they sing an entire Billy Joel song.
Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant not only imports ingredients and products, but also recipes. With roots in northern Spain and Catalonia, these dishes come together on a menu of more than 100 hot and cold tapas selections, along with paella and cazuela. Paella, a widely varied rice dish cooked at length in a wide pot over open flame, can contain Serrano ham, scallops, pork, chorizo, and saffron rice the stunning golden hue of an alchemist's magazine advertisements. Though the restaurant spans multiple locations, each one presents guests with some charming element: a poolside patio at the Tampa location, a central tapas bar in Orlando, and a flamenco room in St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, no matter the location, events bring about live music and joviality, all supported by an ample list of Spanish and Portuguese wines.