American Press Travel News-Bob and Barb On the Road Again in Port St Lucie, FL, this time stopping at Sweet Basil Italiano–January 13th, 2023.
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.
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.
American Press Travel News–February 11th–Bob and Barb “On The Road Again” and dining our way along the Treasure Coast of Florida. Under new management, several changes were made including brightening up a formerly dark place. Today, home made, traditional Italian desserts and specialty offerings are part of a 200-hundred item menu. Home made soups, large portions of accompanying pastas, and a wide variety of salads, and specialty items grace the multi-page menus. We jumped into stuffed pepper soups, and a Fagioli accompanied by great garlic knots (rolls). Then out came a delicious cheese pizza, followed by a terrific eggplant and a chicken Parmigiana. We loved the sauces that were less acidic then what we remembered having at more than one or another Italian restaurant. We like that acoustically, the restaurant was not noisy despite the fact that there were many patrons dining there. We did really finish off our meals with two spectacular made in house desserts: Tiramasu beyond belief in taste and Tur Tofo, an Italian ball of ice creams covered in dark chocolate. Frankly, two of the best desserts I’ve had in a long time. Located off of NW St.Lucie Blvd. Opening soon is their new deli, too!