Friday, January 21, 2011

Shopping and lunch….

Every month or so we take a trip to St. Pete to go to the Italian Market, a few antique shops and our favorite restaurant. That is what we did last Saturday. First stop was Mazzaro’s. You can see more pictures here.
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Our favorite olive oil….
Some olives….
Some bread….
Passed on the desserts….They looked sinfully delicious…
The prepared food case was tempting – especially this asparagus.
I could spend hours in the wine and cheese part of the market.

So we bought some 5 cheese raviolis, some bread and olive oil and packed everything in the cool bag and went to some antique shops. I’ll show you what I bought in another post.
Then we went out to lunch. We go to Savannah’s when we are in St. Pete. It is probably one of my favorite places to have lunch. There are others but I like the ambiance there and the service is excellent. We were early so I could take pictures and not annoy the other customers. We always start with their Mint Julep Ice Tea.



Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Meatloaf Sandwich with Grilled Asparagus
Fried Haddock Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries
Below are Burritos filled with pulled pork, I believe, and again the Sweet Potato Fries.
Next time I will have Fried Green Tomatoes Eggs Benedict.
Have a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!!!
Kisses and nice weekend.

EliFla said...

Next time you are going to St Pete (where is it?? In which STate??) me!!!

Have a beautyful weekend, hugs, Flavia

Maggie said...

What a truly scrumptious post, my mouth was watering all the way through.
Oh my, the lemon cake was to die for and Savannah's is definitely my kinda place.
St Pete's here we come!

Jackie said...

How could you walk pass those delicious fattening sweet desserts!!!!

It looks a great restaurant and I think once you know a place is good, fresh food, good service it is worth going back again as you cannot go wrong.

Great photographs and I love your new blog header

Have a lovely weekend, Jackie.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It's been so many years since I've been to St. Pete, and this makes me want to go back. I've never been to either of those places, Carol, but WOW! I'm putting them on my list of places I want to go. There's an antique mall or two that used to be there that I loved. Not sure if they still are or not. Have you ever been to Ted Peter's for smoked mullet? It's a dive, but we used to go with a group of friends who all enjoyed it.

We've got rain here today, so I'm in for the morning. It is just pouring as I type, but we need it. Hope things are nice there.


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

ALL of the food looks yummy but really wishing for the mint julep iced tea. It looks lovely! Almost too nice to drink.


Sall's Country Life said...

Oh wow what a treat, I needed to get away from my mundane snowy scene for a did me a great favor! Oh my, those desserts are a work of art, I couldn't resist one of those, I admire your will power! I'm going to go back and take another look and then another and another.

xinex said...

Oh Carol, this looks like a very fun Italian store and restaurant. The food looks so good and I am salivating over those olives, lol...Christine

A Garden of Threads said...

Strong woman to pass the desserts. The meals look yummy. Hope you had a wonderful time.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Carol, these food photos are tempting me--not good for my resolutions! The buttermilk fried chicken and sweet potato fries are especially yummy looking! I just came back from Maine and they have enormous amounts of snow. Hope it is warmer where you are in Florida! Linda

Mary said...

Well, I gained five just paging through your post today. Your photos are, as always, spectacular and you've made all that food look very tempting. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Carol, thanks for finding my blog and for following me! I've followed you back! I love your photos, it looks like you had a wonderful time in St. Pete! Oh how I wish computer screens were "scratch & sniff"! Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!


Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Carol,
It looks like you had a fabulous day out...the market, and the lunch. I'd love to tag along!

Happy Weekend. ~Natalie

Martha said...

Looked like a fun day! And I'd love the mint julep tea!!! I would have brought home one of the desserts, however -- they looked too good to pass up!


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