I had the pleasure of attending Sunday Brunch at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa for the Local Shops1 birthday party. When I walked into the buffet area, I was completely overwhelmed! Where do I begin?
Crab legs, shrimp, lobster bisque and oysters were abundantly displayed. Continue down the buffet to the prime rib and prepared hot dishes. Turn the corner and you will find the omelette station. Fresh prepared omelettes anyway you want them! I was having so much trouble trying to figure out where to start!
The breakfast items also included eggs benedict, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs as well as biscuits and gravy. This was mind boggling!!! Should I have breakfast or lunch? Eggs benedict with crab legs? Good thing that we were going to be there several hours!! Then, of course there are there dessert tables. Notice, it is more than one table! The tables stretched on and on! There were so many pastries, pies and cakes. One of the best things was the huge dish of flan. No individual servings here! Scoop out as much as you want. Also in the "hot dessert items" was homemade bread pudding and cherry cobbler as well as a pan of hot fudge. Yum!! And let's not forget about the huge bowl of whipped cream. Let me just take that back to my table!!And finally, fresh fruit. All of this for $21.95 per person. I don't think you can beat that!
The following is the list of awards given at the awards ceremony. Congratulations to all nominees and winners!!
Best new business:
Three Birds Tavern, St. Pete.
In less than a year, Robin and Jack King transformed a run-down bar into a classy, friendly restaurant and pub. Three Birds is at 1492 Fourth St. in St. Pete.
Best established business:
The WriteOne Creative Services, Tampa
Deb Kelley and her company prove that a home-based business can thrive by exceeding customers’ expectations. The company offers graphic, web design, copy writing and more.
Most community-minded business:
Illuminated Publishing, Lutz
Suzin Carr, past guv’na of Lutz, goes out of her way to promote other local businesses. She also is a huge proponent of local charitiest and frequently donates portion of book sales. The book is illustrated by her son, Chandler, 10.
Best at grassroots marketing:
Intensity Academy, Lutz
Instead of spending money on traditional ads, Michele Northrup and Tom Was of Intensity Academy focus on social media and networking. Best tool? The products. Once people try them, they’re hooked.
I am looking forward to the next time that I can enjoy brunch at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa!