Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Breakfast for lunch at DeMill's Family Restaurant

The LS1 crew was recently together and that usually means food!  Since we were in Pinellas Park, we decided to go to DeMill's Family Resturant located at 6501 Park Boulevard. We were doing our part in the call to action and spending our money at a locally owned business.

We were immediately greeted by Pat, our server. She was very friendly and attentive.  I knew that I would not be ordering breakfast, but I was very intrigued by the build your own omelette for $7.99 (served with home fries, hasb nrowns or grits and toast). You can select up to 5 meats and veggies and 2 cheeses! I love creating my own things, but I was just not in the mood for an omelette. I opted for the patty melt ($5.45). This is served with either chips or coleslaw.

Pat asked us if it was our first time there and we told her yes. She explained that everything is homemade. She said that we definitely need to come back and try the pizza as the dough is fresh, the sauce is homemade and the cheese is the best quality mozzarella.

The menu has quite a variety of choices with something for everyone. They offer numerous sandwiches, Greek Sandwiches, hoagies as well as American, Italian and seafood dinners. Some of the selections include gyros ($5.95), Greek salad ($7.95), Sausage, onion and pepper hoagie ($6.25) and bacon cheeseburger ($5.95). DeMill's is open 7 days a week and serves breakfast all day.  They are open Sunday from 7am - 3pm and Monday through Saturday from 6am - 8pm. There are different breakfast, lunch and dinner specials daily.

DeMills has a separate room to accomodate large groups.  There was a group of people taking advantage of that space, so I didn't want to interrupt their meeting to take a picture! 

Another thing that I like about DeMills is counter seating.  If I did not have friends with me today, I would have sat at the counter and made new friends!

If you have any questions, you can call DeMills at 727-544-1315.  Stop in, say hi!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zom Hee Chinese Cuisine in Seminole

Zom Hee has been in the same location since 1985 (25 years!) I have literally passed this restaurant over 4,000 times. Today, I stopped. It is now one of my favorite places to go.
The restaurant is actually very big and could easily accommodate large parties.  The inside was nicely decorated and the staff were super friendly.
We were seated and immediately greeted by our server who offered us a menu or the buffet. The buffet is $7.25 and includes over 30 items.  There are 15 different lunch special items that are $7.50 and include egg roll, roast pork fried rice and choice of egg drop, wonton or hot and sour soup. 

Although it is a long list - the $7.50 combo lunch choices are chicken chow mein; sweet and sour chicken; green pepper steak; shrimp with lobster sauce; pork egg foo young; bbq ribs (3); curry chicken; szechuan chicken; Mandarin pork; hunan chicken; moo goo gai pan; kun bo chi; beef broccoli; double luck chow yok; and pork lo mein.

I decided to order the buffet, since I could try several things.  Every day, the menu items change. Today, the selections included chicken chow mein, pepper steak, shrimp foo young, sweet and sour chicken, roast chicken, General Tso's chicken, roast pork fried rice, egg roll and fried chicken.

The servcer brought the soup and as you can see it was not just broth and wontons. There was a lot of flavor!

The food on the buffet was fresh and hot.  Numerous times the chef and waitresses checked the buffet to make sure that it was stocked and clean.

When we were through eating, the waitress brought us our fortune cookies and mine said "You will always be surrounded by true friends." It is true, as today I was with my friend Tara from The Peaceful Warrior Massage.

Zom Hee is located at 9015 Park Boulevard in the Park Place Center. (1 1/2 blocks west of Starkey Road)

They are open Monday through Thursday 11:30am til 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday 11:30am til 11:00pm and Sunday noon til 10:00pm.  The buffet is served daily until 2:30pm and Sundays until 3:00pm. 

As we were leaving, I realized that the restaurant is located by a pond and all of the window seats have a view. The next time that we go for dinner, I will request a window seat!

Stop in, say hi and tell them that Tampa Bay Afternoon Delight Sent you!  Remember to get your License to Cheat from Tampa Bay Natural Health.

If you have any questions, you can call Zom Hee at 727-391-8393. "Like" them on Facebook