Wine Dine and Play: July 2018

Kebaya Asian Brasserie

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Technology And Taste
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cuisine Style: Asian
Average Price: €
Overall Rating: 0.5/5
Dined in: April 2018
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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Skyye Bar and Grille

the logo the skyye bar restaurant inside the Tampa Airport Marriott













Reaching For The Skyye
Tampa, Florida, United States
Cuisine Style: Bar and Grille
Average Price: $
Overall Rating: 2/5
Dined in: April 2018
Article Updated in January 2019
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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Skyye Bar And Grille Rating on Zomato:
Skyye Lounge Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 






P.F. Chang's












A ‘Farm to Wok’ Chinese Style Bistro Chain
Tampa, Florida, United States
Cuisine Style: American Chinese, Sushi, Bistro, Chain
Average Price: $$
Overall Rating: 0.5/5
Dined in: April 2018
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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P.F. Change’s Rating on Zomato:

P.F. Chang's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 







Executive Chef:
Taryn Durham

Throughout 2018 P.F. Chang’s part of the parent company Centerbridge Partners headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona where Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang opened the first location is now celebrating 25 years in business. With over 200 stores spread across 41 American States (nineteen of which are in Florida), and over 100 in twenty-two countries worldwide from Canada, Mexico, all over the Middle East, South Korea, and the UK. In 2017 they opened there the first location in China. P.F. Chang’s in Tampa like the other 300 plus chains is an Asian-themed American recipe styled Chinese casual dining restaurant with an assortment of Asian beers, Japanese Sake, wines, and cocktails. Tampa now has two locations, with the main store on Westshore Plaza, and the other which my wife and I ate at in the Tampa International Airport.

The company advertises as having a ‘Farm to Wok™’ food philosophy and that their chefs hand-roll the dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. I suppose ‘farm to wok’ is loosely described considering they have a Sysco truck parked out back like most restaurants to have there food delivered.  When I read about ‘farm to wok’ I thought farm to fork that specializes in getting local and mostly organic farm fresh quality ingredients. Sysco does have a small organic farm fresh branch but the question does need to be posed; is P.F. Chang’s ‘farm to wok’ part of this special branch of local organic farms or Monsanto GMO’d farms? 


Mad Fish

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Gourmet American Cuisine In A Retro-Style Diner
St Pete Beach, Florida, USA
Cuisine Style: New American
Average Price: $$
Overall Rating: 4/5
Dined in: April 2018
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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MadFish Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 















Executive Chef:
Oliver Harris


Mad Fish is a casual but upscale St. Pete Beach restaurant built to fashion a 1950s style diner situated next to the Grand Plaza Hotel, where my wife and I visit often with friends at Bongos Bar and Grille and Level 11 restaurant. We saw the Mad Fish restaurant several times as we left, and my wife had been a few times with friends. My first visit was the two of us celebrating an early birthday.

Mad Fish was founded to recreate the spirit of early twentieth century visitors who traveled to St. Pete Beach by railroad. In 2016, Chef Oliver brought the dining car experience along with innovative American dishes with a twist on classic favorites, to locals, snowbirds, and travelers alike. At night the outside of the diner is lit up with neon, featuring live entertainment in our garden area Wednesday’s through Sunday’s, while inside the darker interior with deep colored wood clashes with the blue-lit aquariums. The menu features a mixture of land and sea dishes ranging from $20 to $45, including a Chateaubriand. For allergen suffers, most of the menu is gluten-free, and they can also accommodate of allergy suffers upon request. 


Topgolf

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Golf, Food, Full Bar All In One
Tampa, Florida United States
Cuisine Style: Sports Bar, American
Average Price: $$
Dined in: April 2018
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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Topgolf Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 








Topgolf is a unique concept blending a sports venue arena, with a full bar, and an American style restaurant quality menu. There are Topgolf locations in thirty American States, three cities in England, and several in Australia. Canada, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates have locations that will be opening by 2019. The venue building is on four floors, with the main level being a sports shop plus cafeteria, and the other three levels for the golf bays. Each floor has a full-service bar, meeting rooms, private event spaces, and a kids arcade area. There is also a rooftop terrace with fire pits open when the weather is permitting. Between the three playing levels are over one hundred climate-controlled hitting bays looking out to the driving range that is the distance of a golf course par five. There are sand traps on the left or right sides, and six zigs-zagged greens down the center that are color coded based on distance, with nets and a flag in each. As you hit your golf ball aiming towards each green, a computer will register your score based on a miniature chip in each ball when it lands. 

Want more than just golf? Try late night happy hours with several cocktails and drink specials, or a full-sized menu of American style dishes from appetizers, small bites, to full dinner entrees. There are catered parties, trivia nights, lessons, and leagues for competition. If you're a high roller or need special care for your party, then you can also reserve a full suite. Finally, if you're an avid golfer you can get a Topgolf membership at several price levels to choose. 


Nepa Hut Beach Bar

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Fantastic Five-Star Views - With Work It Will Be A High Star Rating
St Petersburg, Florida USA
Cuisine Style: American, Bar
Average Price: $
Dined in: April 2018
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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Nepa Hut Beach Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato







The Nepa Hut Beach Bar in Southern Saint Petersburg is the last bar before the bridge. A Nipa hut, also known as a Payag, Kamalig, or Bahay Kubo, is a type of stilt house indigenous to the cultures and islands of the Philippines. This description fits the Nepa Hut beach bar at the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove perfectly. Go past the lobby and through the Periscope Restaurant, continue outside around the outdoor pools and to the man-made beach sitting next to the Tampa Bay. On that sandy area is the tiki style Nepa Bar situated on stilts with the bar on the second floor. 

With nearly panoramic views of the bay and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge connecting the peninsula to the rest of the state you have a choice to sit on a patio that circles the hut, or inside and away from the sun on stools around the bar. You can play a game of darts, indulge in a video golf game, watch sports on one of the four TVs on each corner, or just sit and watch the happenings of the bay while you sip on a tropical cocktail. 


Skyway Jacks Restaurant

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August 2018 review  /  April 2018 review

Authentic Breakfast Dive
St. Petersburg, Florida USA
Cuisine Style: American Diner
Average Price: $
Overall Rating: 1/5
Dined in: April 2018
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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Skyway Jack’s rating on Zomato:

Skyway Jack's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



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