A PGA golf pro with more than 25 years of teaching experience, Pat Walsh helps aspiring par pursuers build their swing and straighten their shot. During the course of two lessons, Pat will cover any and all aspects of the game, tailoring each session to his student's particular needs and teaching vital skills, such as how to sharpen short play, how to increase driving accuracy, or how to evade alligators. He'll also analyze swings using video footage, which allows for a slow-motion understanding of each player's mechanics and bogey face. After each lesson, students will receive an email with a video clip of their swings.
The executive chef at Spanky's Grill 41 answers to only one person: you, the customer. Steaks, chops, and seafood emerge from the kitchen just the way you like them. Atlantic sterling salmon and fresh Gulf grouper can be blackened, saut?ed, or grilled, and steaks are cooked to order. Shrimp lovers also have multiple choices, from shrimp scampi and coconut-crusted shrimp to the seafood being fried and served in restaurant's Dragon sauce. Many of Spanky's signature dishes also come in sandwich form, such as the crab cake BLT and Atlantic cod sandwich in a kaiser roll.
When it comes to waterfront dining at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, the views aren't limited to just stunning sunsets over the Manatee River and Tampa Bay. The eatery's dockside seats overlook the scenic mile-wide Manatee River and is surrounding by the Regatta Pointe Marina. Diners can view dolphins playing, manatees napping, and breathtaking sunsets from Tampa Bay. Amid that natural tableau, Riverhouse's cooks bring the freshest catches to their tables, from their signature lobster pot pie, fresh Gulf oysters, local caught grouper and Mahi, and Gulf seafood pasta.
But seafood isn't the only edible draw here. The culinary team also specializes in preparing certified Angus beef, including burgers crowned with cajun crawfish sauce, seasoned sirloins, and house-cut ribeye steaks. Cooks cater to vegetarians too, with dishes such as grilled portabella sandwiches with roasted red peppers and parsley pesto. Meanwhile, their waterfront bar serves up a variety of draft beers including Key West Ale house margaritas, and signature martinis, and features an extensive wine list. Riverhouse also features a daily happy hour and a Sunday brunch menu.
Growing up in New Jersey, the four Gio brothers?John, Anthony, Nick, and Carmen?all agreed on their favorite kind of hot dog: the ripper. Each ripper is deep-fried in oil that's free of cholesterol and trans fat, then nestled into a toasted bun and smothered with toppings. At the brothers? Rippers Roadstand, those fixings include chopped potato, red onion sauce, and their signature bacon kraut. Similar toppings, such as jalapenos and A1 sauce, crown 100% beef burgers, while the cooks also hand-cut heaping portions of fries in house. Draft beers and fountain sodas accompany this culinary trinity of franks, patties, and spuds, which guests savor while seated atop bright red stools or giant mounds of ketchup.