Take a look at what’s happening at Fins’ at Sharky’s in Venice…

Last night was a Beef and Beer tasting, pairing a 5-course dinner with Beer from Calusa Brewing in Sarasota.

Two amazing chefs of Fins’ at Sharky’s explained their dishes and why they paired them with a specific beer. Representatives from Calusa Brewing gave a brief description of each beer as well.

This was our second visit to Fins’ at Sharky’s in Venice Beach for a great “pairing” of fantastic food and beverages. The first visit was a wine pairing.

Check out Fins’ at Sharky’s for a fun night out at the beach and explore exquisite food and drinks!

Amazing Dinner!

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

Relax and enjoy being pampered! We had a 2-Day Spa-cation at the Greek-themed Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. A great get-away for men & women. The morning was filled with Herbal Wraps, Facials, Massages, spa manicures and Mineral Springs baths! Then we just melted away the afternoon by the pool with the mild breeze from Tampa Bay. If you feel energetic, the park is just a few steps away with walking paths. Finish the day with a great meal in the hotel’s restaurant. Try the seabass – wonderful!

Take a trip back in time!

Remember diners and homemade burgers? Well, if you want a real homemade burger and a thick, creamy milkshake stop in at the Shake Station in Ellenton, FL! You need two hands to hold these juicy sandwiches and a spoon for the best, thickest, shake! Not to mention, the crispy onion rings and fries. Even on a diet you need to splurge once in a while. Lol

Best chocolate shake!

Best Maryland crab cakes around!

While at the beach at Pass-A-Grille on St Pete’s Beach, we ate lunch at The Brass Monkey. Since I am originally from Md., the “Monkey crab balls” looked interesting. I was NOT disappointed. They were delicious and reminded me of the best part of living in Md…blue crabs!!

The owners are from Maryland, so they know how to make a Maryland crab cake!!

Head over to St Pete’s Beach for a fun day in the sun and enjoy a great meal on the balcony at The Brass Monkey!

Maryland flag and Blue Crabs – true Marylanders

Some of the best places are off the beaten path!! Solomon’s Castle is one!

An interesting, quirky, unique castle. The outside made from aluminum! Inside, the artwork is amazing and the “boat in a moat” is worth checking out. There’s plenty of room in one of 3 sections of restaurant (seating inside or out). And the music is entertaining. It’s definetly off the beaten path, but it’s very interesting and definitely worth the drive. Mr. Solomon was very talented and imaginative, as well as humorous! The staff is extremely knowledgeable about his art, metal sculptures, stain glass and his collection of antique cars. Be prepared to spend the afternoon, it’s worth your time!

Solomon’s Castle, 4533 Solomon Rd., Ona, Florida