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No jackpot, but a great lunch...

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 8 May 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Interrupting my Cape Cod redux week, here's my May 5 day in the life entry...

Some people buy a ticket for $5 and win the lottery. Me, I spent five dollars and bought a parking place for the day at the St. Petersburg "city pier" recreation area.

On May 5th, we motored up to St. Pete, to the Pier, to meet up with some family and friends for lunch at this great, great family-owned Florida restaurant - The Columbia.

From the lunch menu, I ordered Merluza “Russian Style” - As the menu describes it:
"Created by Francisco Pijuan, Columbia's
famous chef and former chef to King Alfonso XIII.
Premium Atlantic Merluza, Spain's favorite fish.
Breaded with Cuban bread crumbs and grilled.
Garnished with a Russian sauce of lemon butter,
parsley and hard boiled eggs. Served with yellow
rice. Viva El Rey!"

My meal was delicious.

Back to the picture, that's my left hand holding the parking lot ticket, and in the background is the machine out of which it sprang (after I inserted my ATM debit card).

SAMSUNG WB5500 / VLUU WB5500 / HZ50W 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Excellent posting for The Day ! I doubt I have seen more instructions and prohibitions in one place at one time since I came out of jail. And I shoulda read those before I went in.

8 May 2012 7:26am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Soiunds like it was a great day !!

8 May 2012 10:33am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

And where pray tell did they get Cuban breadcrumbs?? The dish sounds delicious Glenn! ;-))

8 May 2012 11:09am

@Eric Cousineau: Good question Eric. However, the answer is very simple. Just as authentic "French Bread" in New Orleans is not made in France but has the stamp of French cooking all over it by how it is baked, so it is that authentic "Cuban Bread" in Tampa is not made in Cuba, but according to Cuban standards by Cuban Americans in Tampa.

Joyce from Montana, United States

Good heavns, lets take silly T. to new levels. :-) This is a kick!

8 May 2012 3:24pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is definitely "Life Happening" in St. Petersburg, Florida! Good shot, Glenn, and great text!

8 May 2012 10:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Five dollars well spent.

9 May 2012 12:19am

SAMSUNG WB5500 / VLUU WB5500 / HZ50W
1/250 second
ISO 80
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