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Rosati’s Pizza and Mission Barbeque Just Great For Our FL. Neighborhood

 American Press Travel News–December 18th, Port St Lucie, FL. Bob and Barb “On the Road Again”–We often take for granted how many businesses are in walking distance to the front gate of our Florida home. Upon our return from an extended time at our TN farm,  we marveled at how many new food spots opened since we had left last April. Here’s just two of several new ones we just tried:
When Rosati’s opened last July, they were expanding their pizza business from Wisconsin to Florida, from their corporate headquarters in Chicago, into Port St Lucie, West.  They are a great spot to get great hand-thrown dough pizzas delivered, or that can be picked up anytime day or night.
The business offers great salads, pasta and pizza as carry out, but there is some seating inside and outside as well. My favorite pizza is adorned with real garlic, olives and mushrooms, on a thin-crust with some crispy bubbles from the bake. When I see round mounds of dough ready to be rolled out, spun and thrown, I know the place is keeping it “real.”
If you just crave a slice and a soda, its $5-bucks. We tried both a Chicago style thick crust cheese and delicious Italian chunky pizza sauce. Both the thin and the thick variety were quite good-we’ll go back or call for more next week. Rosati’s motto is “Keeping It Real Since 1964.” They also provide catering services and they are located just across from our gate the opposite end of Dunkin Donuts. 772-340-0999.

Mission Barbeque, on our side of Port St Lucie Blvd., on restaurant row, is a unique smoked-meat BBQ. Every day at 12-PM all employees and guests stand, hold their hands over their hearts and sing the National Anthem. Barb and I enjoyed seeing youngsters joining in with their parents and the employee’s seemed quite proud of their work place and support of our troops and our great nation. Just outside, there is a large Army truck, outdoor seating and plenty of parking. They make their 10-sauces daily and we enjoyed the smoked brisket, ribs, chicken and turkey, as well as their tasty side dishes, too. Get on line, pick your favorites, take a cup for soft drinks and be prepared to not go home hungry. We liked the place. and as we noticed at the lunchtime filled tables, so do many others in Port St Lucie. Stop in for a sample taste if you like. Located in Port St Lucie, West on St. Lucie West Blvd, just down from a Publics.    

Luso Portuguese Grille Authentic Style Barbeque Restaurant

www. American press travel news-December 20th, Bob and Barb “On the Road Again” this time to Luso Portuguese Grille—-This restaurant was a treat for us!

We sat down to a feast of steam sautéed mussels in abouillabaisse garlic, of bacon and tomato broth (so good to soak up with little fresh rolls) a salmon dish of memorable creation, topped with crab, and grilled shrimp, plated into a sauce that was frankly, unforgettable. The rice was special and spectacular too. We began our meal with Caldo Verde soup, and a freshly made chicken and rice soup-terrific, promise!

 A Half-grilled chicken was brought to the table with home-made,and very different French, or should I say Portuguese sliced potatoes, best taters ever! The sauces and marinades make their offerings uniquely Portuguese, exotic. From their Flambee European sausage grilled at the table, to the Pasteis De Tentugala- sort of Cannoli ala Portugal style, filled with an almond paste, this comfortable eat-in, or al fresco restaurant (also caters) located in the old Tin Fish Restaurant, across from Tradition- Publics, is a “10”, but this is not a pricey eatery!

Barb and I love to head out from our Tuscany home to visit true mom & pop restaurants, especially if there is an ethnic component aspart of that restaurants background. Portugal is a beautiful country, and as being a world travel writer, one of my favorite meals was on the Island of Madeira-the wine Island of Portugal. Well, as I want my fellow Kings Isle residents to also have a chance at the exotic, Barb and I went over to Tradition Center to meet Sandro Raizler, owner and restauranteur of his new Luso Portuguese Grille. We weren’t disappointed, you would have to go to Portugal to find the seafoods and other items prepared in the old-world style. Freshly sourced items, Europeans enjoy.

Go: www.lusogrille.com

Whitestone Inn Above the Rest

News Release from Whitestone Inn

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 12 Days of Christmas and we are excited to announce our 12 Days of Christmas! Each special will run on the day listed from 9:00 am until midnight. You must call 865-376-0113 to take advantage of each special. If you would like to receive a reminder email each day for that special please click the link at the bottom. 

December 1- 10% off all Gift card orders.
December 2- One night stay good through March 2019 for $175 plus tax and Resort Fee. (includes Breakfast for 2) 
December 3- King size Comfy Sheet set for $135 plus tax and shipping or free pickup at Whitestone.December 4- Dinner for 2 and a horse drawn carriage ride for $115 plus tax and service fee.December 5- A private 3 hour cooking class with one of our fantastic chefs for $135 plus tax and service fee.December 6- Anniversary add on package for $75.00 (Reg price $100)December 7- 10% off all Gift card orders.December 8- Winter Weekend getaway, Book any 2 night weekend stay for $399 plus tax and resort fee. (Includes breakfast for 2 each morning)December 9- King size Comfy Sheet set for $135 plus tax and shipping or free pickup at Whitestone.December 10- $295 for a one person entry to a Living Waters Retreat (Reg price $395)December 11- Dinner for 2 and a horse drawn carriage ride for $115 plus tax and service fee.December 12- Bonus Bucks on all Gift Card orders…….
*Order $100 and get a $20 Bonus
* Order $250 and get a $50 Bonus
* Order $500 and get a $100 Bonus
* Order $1,000 or more and get a $200 Bonus


Yes, email me with each new special!

Explore Our Rooms & SuitesGordon Mote in Concert 

Come enjoy an intimate evening with Gordon Mote. Gordon is an award winning southern gospel artist and pianist. Blind since birth, Mote’s faith provides the foundation for his life and constantly fuels his creative spirit.You can read more about Gordon
 here. Join us for a special performance in The Chapel of The Good Shepherd on Tuesday December 18th at 7:45 pm. Call 865-376-0113 to purchase your tickets. You may also make dinner reservations at 6:30 before the concert. Prices are as follows…. 

Dinner and Concert $55 per person plus tax and service fee.Concert only $20 plus tax
“What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful works of God! The entire experience was great. The food was amazing and the staff very helpful and kind! Love this place! “

B

Treasure Coast of FL. Hokkaido Japanese Steak & Seafood House

 

November 15th– Port St Lucie, FL.-Bob and Barb at Hokkaido Japanese Steak & Seafood House-a favorite for their luncheon Bento Boxes filled with California Roll, sticky rice, tempura veggies, scallops, steak, shrimp or my personal favorite salmon prepared grilled and no fishy taste perfect!
We just had an Hibachi experience that was unprecedented! Terrific fun at the counter as Subi the grill Cook/Chef did his magic with lobster, shrimp, beef and scallops (Barb and I had lobster and tender steak) from the mixed fresh veggies to the squirted Saki into the mouth by Subi and he flipping little hunks of veggies at peoples mouths ala throwing a fish to a seal, slapping the grill and flipping his spatula and knife everyone sat and enjoyed a spectacle of dining circus land. The filet mignon chunks were done medium just as I like it and we smiled as much as we chewed leaving an excellent dining experience for a change of pace dinner.
You can have lunch or regular dinner too. Its not just a Hibachi restaurant and the bar is stocked with everything you’d expect from a first-rate restaurant bar. I enjoy hot Saki rice wine and Barb enjoys a Zinfandel at least twice a week. We get this and so much more at Hokkaido!
Located 1960 N.W. Courtyard Circle in Port St Lucie, FL
Call for reservations and opening times— 772- 878-4188 or 772-878-9268