Sunday, January 15, 2012


Another new restaurant opened along Beach Drive in St. Petersburg called "Tryst", which is billed as a gastropub. We went for lunch a few weeks ago and found the food unmemorable, but the decor was very stylish. On the first visit Frank had an "ordinary" Caesar Salad"and I had the lamb burger, dry and overcooked, I requested medium rare, this one was well done.

We made a return visit for lunch yesterday (Saturday) and had a much better experience. Frank enjoyed their Goat Cheese and Arugula salad, while I will give my Chicken & Andouille  Sausage Gumbo a thumbs up. I also ordered the appetizer of Seared Ahi Tuna with Grapefruit wedges. The Tuna was cooked to a perfect rare, but was lacking in flavor. 

While this visit was a definite improvement over the first visit, I would like to return to try the dinner menu.  Tryst is a classy space in golds, silvers, and black with great banquets (check their website) on one long wall. They have indoor and outdoor seating,  a long indoor bar and a smaller outdoor accessible bar facing on Beach Drive. Service was very good and the location is great.  I think their focus will be more on the hip bar crowd. 

That's all I'm Saying

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New "To Quote"

A good friend sent me a greeting card with a quote from Oscar Wilde which I like and will include in the "To Quote" section on the right sidebar of this blog. Enjoy!

"Life is too important to be taken seriously!"
                     Oscar Wilde

Monday, January 2, 2012

Los Angeles and Anaheim Photographs

LA and Anaheim photographs are now available from the right sidebar