Every once in a while, I do a post. I have not been doing too much or feeling inspired enough to write, but am finally scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on my knee on the 16th. Seems like I have a torn meniscus and my knee can't handle too much walking or standing. The fact that this has been going on since March does not help. So slowly, I am seeing the end of the tunnel and it is encouraging. We have been eating, but nothing worth writing about. Other than a quick trip to the grocery store, not much else has been going on.
But yesterday, we did go out for lunch. The Trout saw Guy Fieri from "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" visit The Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City, a suburb of Tampa. He knew we had to try it. This is a very nice pub/restaurant and I know we will be back. They usually have 10 beers that they brew on premises. Having trouble deciding, we were both offered two samples to choose from. The menu offers a little of everything. Nice choices. We opted to share Pan Crisped Pierogi with caramelized onions and mushrooms, served with sour cream. Six large pierogis arrived, stuffed with a creamy, cheesy mashed potato mixture. They were delicious.
I order the Tandoori Chicken Pita with romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion and house made tzatiki sauce with a side of black beans and yellow rice that was fantastic. Nice choice.
In case you are interested, the dish Guy Fieri ordered and raved about was "Brewhouse Barleywine Meatloaf with Wild Mushroom Demi." Darn, they were out of it. Next time.
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