Black-and-white checkerboard floors lend an old-fashioned air to Land and Sea Market, though butchers have only been preparing fillets and chops there since 1995. Freshly carved meats fill the store's coolers, including lamb shanks, quick-fry pork chops, and bratwurst, as well as bone-in chicken breasts and an array of seafood such as halibut and littleneck clams. The butchers also package their own meats such as bacon-wrapped filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, and bourbon-marinated salmon, often seasoning the meats with their own house blend of spices. In addition to its savory selection of proteins, the shop also stocks grocery items such as vegetables and wines from around the solar system.
For more than three decades, Anthony's Health Hut has been fixing lighter fare for a variety of diets, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and simply, well-balanced. Diners can dip their taste buds into a cup of homemade chicken and dumpling or lentil soup ($2.50), or give teeth a more exhausting workout with the restaurant's renowned chicken-salad sandwich, enhanced with a hint of curry, and served on your choice of bread ($3.65 half/$6.50 whole). Rinse parched palates with fresh-squeezed carrot or mixed-vegetable juice ($3.25 for 16oz.), brimming with enough vitamin A to transform humdrum peepers into infrared laser beams, or take a taste trip to Tijuana with a 12 ounce mexican-fiesta smoothie—a pulpy mix of papaya juice, frozen peaches, and banana ($3.50). For supplemental satisfaction, smoothies are also available with a shot of protein, greens, or flax for an additional $0.50.
As a chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Kyle Furbee focuses his attention on mending blockages and disruptions along the spine that cause pain in the body. His manual adjustments help patients find relief from ailments such as headaches, back pain, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The staff members also curb pain with acupuncture treatments and meridian therapy, which uses microcurrent or ultrasound stimulation on select points of the patient?s body.
Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, Dr. A. Alessio Conte earned a doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Coahuila in Mexico. He then moved his life to the United States, passed the state board, and furthered his education with implantology, bone harvesting, and grafting. He now spends his days at Dental Excellence of Brandon, where he fixes teeth that are stained, chipped, or crooked. Dr. Conte can also enhance smiles with porcelain veneers and dental implants.
During World War I, Greek immigrant Louis Pappas served in the Army as a personal chef to General John Pershing. To give the hungry general some extra nutrition, Louis began adding scoops of potato salad to his traditional greek salads. When Louis returned to the United States, he opened up his own restaurant, Louis Pappas Riverside Caf?, where he would re-create this signature dish using fresh produce from his own ranch in Tarpon Springs.
Today, Louis Pappas's grandson continues his grandfather's old Florida family tradition at Louis Pappas markets and cafes. There, he and his kitchen serve up a new menu of fresh seafood, poultry, sandwiches, street tacos, hand-cut steaks, and barbecue dishes whose "family flair" has been lauded by Metromix Tampa Bay. They continue to scoop savory housemade potato salad into their internationally renowned Louis Pappas Famous greek salad, tossing it in massive bowls that serve as many as four diners. Bartenders dole out glasses of locally brewed craft beers and wine or mix cocktails and martinis at the full center bar with flat-screen TVs.
The restaurant's decor channels that of the original Pappas family ranch. In the dining room, spacious booths are surrounded by rustic wooden walls, and outside is a covered outdoor patio.
Quality Meat Market conciliates the choosiest of carnivores with grain-fed beef, fresh pork, and high-quality poultry delivered daily. Peruse a taste-bud-tingling selection of fresh-cut steaks, tender chops, baby-back ribs, hormone-free chicken breasts, and regularly changing seafood selections. Or, enlist the guidance of a meat maestro to make recommendations regarding prepared items, such as homemade meatloaf, turkey pecan salad, and southern-style potato salad.