American Press Travel News–Bob and Barb “On the Road Again”–March 18th, 2023, Port St Lucie, FL.–As a youth I aspired to own and show off a nice red Corvette, yet my first car was a big beautiful red over white, 55-Chrysler, and I loved my first car at 16. Then after returning from several years in the Middle East and Central Africa, my college car was a Volkswagen. It had a rag-top sunroof, so I could cast into the Connecticut River at the boat ramp and do my school studies, then after 4-years of school, I had a great Buick station wagon. Then during my trout farm years, in Vermont I had a ford truck, and Chevy Malibu, and over the years all sorts of different convertibles, hardtops, eventually SUV’s, and now a Hyundai Santa Cruz, little pickup-cum SUV. It has what I want today, a sun roof, covered truck box, great radio, and a modern, truly unique look, too! No, it doesn’t ride like a truck, it handles the road smoothly like a fine SUV. It can tow, and it can carry about anything I would want at my TN. farm, or shopping and cruising wherever I/we like. This is not a tech article so I am leaving out all vehicle specs and techs. I bought my new vehicle at Route 60 Hyundai in Vero Beach. I felt comfortable at this dealership, it helped that the actual owner visited us and was able to allow us to wheel and deal enough for me to bite the bullet and say yes to a deal I felt was fair and even a bit above the norm, in that I got what I asked for in price and unpaid for extras. One of those extras was a new $500 dollar hitch I wanted. Arron and Service Manager, Jeremy Hall really did me right! So, for now I can say that yes, I would deal with RT 60 Hyundai again and recommend them too. The dealership is located at 8575 20th ST. Vero Beach, FL go www.route 60 hyundai.com.
Sweet Basil Italiano Marked a Favorite in Port St. Lucie, FL
BurgerFI For Fast Delicious in Port St Lucie, on the Treasure Coast
Back on the Road Again, Barb and I felt like we were back in the good old days at our L.I. corner at BurgerFI. We lunched on beef Wagyu dogs with chili, great and tasty hand cut fries, 100-percent American Angus Beef burgers, with some of their 15 sauce fixins’ we love (mostly garlic based).
BurgerFI also offers craft beers, really tasty fresh cooked bacon, on super chicken filets, and specialty burgers. They also offer Vegefi burgers, too! In easy walking distance from K.I., this place is now run and operated by a true food and beverage professional, who has just taken it over, and has years of Greek restaurant experiences. We ordered their super tasty, hand-spun frozen custard shakes. My shake was with bananas, and Barb had the chocolate crumble. We learned, and were particularly happy with their products that have all ingredients, totally free of hormones, and zero antibiotics, ever.
We love Greek food, and the owner, who owns several other food emporiums, is Dimitrios Diamantopoulus. Dimitrios knows and practices the secret of success for a great food spot: great consistency, cleanliness, and best management practices. With 10-dfferent burger combo’s, several chicken and potato fry options, and great drinks, in both beers, custard shakes and soft drinks, this is a nice casual fast-food restaurant. You can order on-line too at burgerfi.com. Located just off St Lucie, West, Blvd. in front of the new Publics location. Picked this spot as its easy walking distance to K.I.
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.