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Miraglias Italian Restaurant & Pizza

American Press Travel News–March 28th–Bob and Barb On the Road Again dining out, this time at Miraglias Italian Restaurant & Pizza. About every town and city have multiple Italian restaurants. This food spot in Port St Lucie, FL has a secret weapon. Owner Joe knows how to created amazing entree’s, terrific pizzas, garlic rolls to dream about. Joe has more than three decades of experience, that translates to just the right recipes for all the ingredients that make up his tasty offerings. We enjoyed a delicious Antipasto, a Zuppa Di Pesce with firm, fresh shrimp, mussels, clams & Calamari. We also tasted, and took home a special Veal Francese with Linguine. The sauce makes almost all Italian dishes, Joe has the sauce down perfect for anyone’s taste buds. Oh, and those aforementioned rolls or garlic knots. They were a problem; we couldn’t stop eating them.  Being a professional restaurant and food writer, with 5-books on all manner of continental and tropical Islands cuisine, and a writer who has penned, and photographed and “manged” much of the worlds specialty dishes’, over 55-years, I know what I’m talking about. Miraglias is special! Located over at 5489 St. James Blvd near the Publics food store, you can call them to dine in or take out 772-244-2292.

Ristorante Corleone Italian Steakhouse and Seafood

Barb in waiting after ordering our meals at Ristorante Corleone.
Fresh made squid frito’s. Not frozen Cisco deliveries.

American Press Travel News-Bob and Barb-“On the Road Again”–May 5th, 2021—This time. stopping at Ristorante Corleone Italian Steakhouse and Seafood. We met Chef and Owner Luca Fontanarosa. He was born and raised in Catania, Sicily (Italy) We ate very well, on delicious fruits of the sea at this Island in PSL. 

We noticed the great large portioned dishes at the diners tables, as we entered. We whet our appetite with crab cakes (yes, just like in Italy, too) fried Calamari, with a dipping sauce extraordinary, and a bottle of Pellegrino, next to very tasty garlic breads. Next came our main dishes. Barb wanted salmon in butter and lemon sauce, it was such a big portion, that we ate it again for lunch, the next day. It came with a great al dente spaghetti side dish. I had a favorite, but done even better than I remembered “Zuppa Di Pesce”, a seafood stew for those that don’t know “Zuppe.” clams, shrimp, mussels, were simmered in a sauce that truly showed the chefs understanding of great flavors. We topped off this fine meal with Cappuccino coffee’s, Tiramisu Ceciliani, and Cannoli’s.  This meal was best ever for Italian cuisine on the Treasure Coast. The room is not gigantic, its nice, and almost intimate, so reservations would be smart.  Call (772)-323-0355. Don’t fret, there is plenty of free parking, and easy access to 8621 S. Federal Hwy. Port St Lucie. On a scale of 1-10, we offer an 11.

Tiramisu and cannoli’s. The best!!

 

 

 

Crab Cakes with real crab, not phony pressed red streaked, molded ground fish,

 

 

 

 

Salmon with lemon capers
Zuppe di Pesce, best I ever had!!!

 

 

La Mezzaluna Cafe in Charles Town Best Food Almost Anywhere America

Best mussels ever! This chef owner knows seafood. And for that matter true Sicilian fare as well! What an appetizer!!!Delicious plus!
Calamari to call home about! Special seasonings and just the right amount of butter. Terrific!
Bow tie pasta and shrimp in a custom sauce creation. You just couldn’t stop eating this creation!!!
Veal Marsala was beyond great! Mushrooms, and sauce created to perfection. The meat was tender and not stringy and tough-just freaking delicious (gained 5-pounds at the place)

AmericanPressTravelNews-June 22, Charles Town, W.VA-Bob & Barb “On the Road Again” and “Stopping to Taste Great Foods.” This time we went to lunch from the Carriage Inn on Donn’s recommendation to La Mezzaluna Cafe. WOW! The offerings were all especially great!! We hit the garlic knot rolls (real garlic, not powder) first and we did the “dipsy doo” in the sauces from the mussels, then the bowtie pasta and shrimps sauces and finally the incredible veal marsala. This place was incredible and then all the law enforcement locals came in. Most were salivating before they even saw the well used menus. Only wish they were in my city in TN. probably have to wait on line, though!!!  La Mezzaluna Cafe “bringing delicacies from all the regions of Italy to your table.”  304-728-0700

5 Church Restaurant, Quickly becoming the “Go To” Spot For Exceptional Dining!

AMERICAN PRESS TRAVEL NEWS, Charlotte, NC-Gotta eat, eh? Well this time we dined at 5 Church Restaurant in the City of Charlotte, NC. After we dropped off our bags at The Duke Mansion, we drove about 15-minutes to down town Charlotte, left our car at the door with the restaurants Valet and entered into the “gourmet zone.” Lobster, 60-second NY Strip, Scallops that sat up and said “eat me” and we were off to a salivary circus. The meals were excellent. After our shrimp & cheesy flat bread, the tangy tomato bisque soup, we carefully decided to taste, photo and release. So of course you have to eat, but you have to sleep too! Very full bellies work great for Lions who sleep most of the time during Africa’s daily heat, but people only sleep at night! From mussels, to imported fiz water to dipping breads, steaks done their special way, lobster, shrimp that tasted like shrimp, 5 Church Restaurant came through first class, great! Go 5 church.com call them too at 704-919-1322

Luscious Scallops. Like seafood?
Luscious Scallops. Like seafood?
Braised shrimp on cheesy flat bread. A spectacular appetizer!!
Braised shrimp on cheesy flat bread. A spectacular appetizer!!photo, taste and release the entree’s, before all the great offerings found a crowded home in our soon to hit the pillow, bellies! Gotta eat, yes, gotta sleep, yes!
Lobster and taters- excellence!
Maine Lobster, the real thing-and strange looking, but beyond good taters- excellence!
Broth, perfect and WOW tasty, dipped a bunch of great breads in this taste! Mussels terrific!
Broth, perfect and WOW tasty, dipped a bunch of great breads in this taste! Mussels terrific!
What a great, picturesque bar! 1-lady, hundreds of bottles of grapes!
What a great, picturesque bar! 1-lady, hundreds of bottles of grapes!
Convenient parking! Rain or shine. We like that! Sick of driving around and around and hoping for a park spot!
Convenient parking! Rain or shine. We like that! Sick of driving around and around and hoping for a park spot!
Brian, our great waiter loads us up with 5 Church specialties. Barb was impressed!
Brian, our great waiter loads us up with 5 Church specialties. Barb was impressed!