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#1 Jun 10, 2013
Can anyone recommend a good place to get prime rib?
What is your favorite Italian restaurant?
How about Mexican?
#2 Jun 16, 2013
First, don't get sucked into believing a bunch of lousy review sites now popular on the web - sites like YELP or URBANSPOON - they suck and are populated by manytimes serial paid posters ! YELP is the worst and a scam for businesses and the shopping public
Word of mouth is far more "real" thereby reliable.
Prime Rib ? first, I guess you mean "standing rib roast", which 9 times out of ten is NOT USDA PRIME #1 grade. Lots of steak houses sell rib roast, from the chains like Outback (lousy) to other lousy chains such as LongHorn, RodeHouse to Ruth's Chris. One of the best tasting pieces of meat I've had would be at a place named the Waterfront on S Tamiami Trail - hands down. You can always I guess waste your money in SRQ at places like Fleming's, or smaller CHAINS such as HYDE PARK in downtown SRQ. None of which are cheap, but I still don't like chains really. Heck I've had acceptable "standing Rib Roast" for brunch at the Hyatt and The Ritz on Sunday afternoons. Just avoid a smaller chain named Stonewood Grill, it's disappointing, but has a nice ambiance and bar.
Italian ? lots of choices, but stay away from places like Café Baci (yuk...been here a long time though) Even places like "Primo" are sort of annual and longtime tourist traps. You might want to try Mediterraneo in downtown SRQ. Too bad places like Osteria I believe closed. A little hole in the wall in Bradenton at hwy64 named Carmen's was a bit of a surprise - so is a little place 3 blocks north off 64 name Michael Johns. carraguilos in downtown SRQ is somewhat of a local staple as well.
Mexican ?? lol..who cares really - it's all bs food anyway but you might try Mi Pueblo on University and Tuttle Aves . The best I've had was in a very old and known place in Palmetto just over the bridge barely north of DT Bradenton is a place, family owned for generations, named ALVAREZ.
The whole area really has good food considering the small size of the area ! It's not Chicago, but there are many many excellent restos here.
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