Great experience at “Ford’s Garage,” a garage-themed restaurant!

Horns blow from the hanging car!

Gas pump nozzle and a real tire for a ladies room sink!

This car had smoke coming out the back and the tires spin!

What a surprise to see a restaurant with cars, tires, gas pumps and door handles made from gas pump nozzles! And, the food was fantastic! I can recommend the Cali burger for sure!!

Ford’s Garage is located on Causeway Blvd in Brandon, Fl. A fun place to visit.

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

Skullywag Pubcrawl!

Saturday was a nice warm sunny day for the Anna Marie Island Privateers and just a “few” fun friends riding the Skullywag for a pubcrawl. Pubs included Tommy Knockers on Anna Marie Island, Peggy’s Corral and Jaxx Playbook. What’s not to like living in Florida!

O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Grill

With our last name being MCLAUGHLIN we like to search out true IRISH pubs and we definitely found the real deal at O’Brien’s – Irish Pub & Grill in Brandon, Fl.  The food was good, the service excellent and it’s an all around neighborhood pub where you can meet new friends or enjoy a ‘pint’ with old ones! This is a Veteran owned establishment serving veterans and veteran organizations around the Tampa Bay area.

So, stop in and say HELLO and have some ‘fish and chips’ while you are out Christmas shopping and support local restaurants with such great community ties! They have already started their count down until St. Patrick’s Day!!!  – it’s 89 days from today 12/17/18!

Address: 701 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, Fl. 33511

Welcome to Sun City Center, Florida!

th58CQ0VIKSun City Center got its start as a “Del Webb” community, meaning it is a 55+ community including anything you might want or need, only 25 miles south of Tampa. Over 11,000 people now live in Sun City Center. Not only do we have affordable homes, we also have retail shopping, restaurants, gas stations, lakes, golf, dog park, banks, grocery stores, churches – pretty much anything you would want and its all accessible by golf carts! How fun is that! This is a very active lifestyle with generally 300 days of sunshine!

For more detailed information go to http://www.suncitycenter.org or just give me a call at 410-991-7110-cell or email me at patricia.mclaughlin@kw.com and I will be very happy to tell you all about our community. Better yet, come for a visit and I will personally give you a tour of Sun City Center!  

Pat McLaughlin, REALTOR(R)
Keller Williams Realty South Shore
813-633-4200 Sun City Center ofc
Serving Apollo Beach and Sun City Center, Fl.

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A Perfect, Warm, night for a Christmas Boat Show!

It doesn’t get much better than this! A clear, warm night in Apollo Beach, Fl., watching the Christmas-decorated boats show off their creativity. Crowds gathered to join in the fun. If you plan to go next year, I would definitely suggest going early as we did. We sat on the outside terrace and enjoyed the view, food and a few cocktails with friends.

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Christmas Boat Show at Circles, Apollo Beach, Fl