The Birch and Vine Restaurant in The Birchwood Hotel St Pete Florida

To checkout their menu and the hotel visit their website
I have loved The Birch & Vine since I went there for the first time last fall. The food is incredible and the place is stunning.
I sat with Chef Jason who is the architect behind their amazing menu and sampled some of their best dishes and now I love it even more!
Not only is the restaurant awesome the hotel is luxurious with linens from Paris and the furniture all from Europe. The view is beautiful with the Gulf of Mexico right out front and the St Pete Pier within walking distance, as well as shops and restaurants.
I love downtown St Pete and whenever I go I make sure I stop at Birch & Vine!
To checkout their menu and the hotel visit their website
Menu Items:
Uriah’s Mixed Greens Salad
Sous Vide St Louis Ribs
Fried Oysters
Fish of the Day Golden Tile Fish w house made Ravioli
Sous Vide Scallops
To checkout their menu and the hotel visit their website

Indian Food at Dhaniya Drums Tampa with Galvin from Mike Calta Show!

Indian Food at Dhaniya Drums Tampa with Galvin from Mike Calta Show!

I had wanted to have Galvin on my show as a guest but he’s vegetarian so it was a tough fit. Then I realized that the best vegetarian food in the world is Indian food! I asked, he said “Yes!” right away and we made it happen! Plus he had never had Indian food before so I wanted to make sure it was a really good place or his memory of me would be ruined forever!

This place was really good. Everything was made to order which takes a little time but it’s so worth it. Fresh ingredients and an excellent diverse menu with many varieties of dishes from chicken and lamb to curry and vegetarian. Everything was really good and I’ll be back again!

Galvin is the co-host of the Mike Calta show on 102.5 the bone raido in Tampa and you can find him on twitter @AngryGalvin

Really nice guy who is very witty and a great inspiration to everyone who needs to lose a few pounds. He’s lost over 100 and now runs marathons for pete’s sake! :) I loved his personality in person as much as I do on the radio! :)

Salty Rim Grill St Pete Beach Florida
I have been wanting to film an episode of my show at a waterfront place but so many are the same with the same formula menu: fried shrimp, grouper sandwiches, wings, cheeseburgers etc…
Then I found Salty Rim and it blew me away! I KNEW I had to contact them and when I did they were all for it! The menu is outrageous and those cocktails were to die for! So I got my best friend Victoria and we headed down to St Pete beach and the rest is history!
Enjoy the video and be sure to checkout their menu!
Mariah Milano

Datz of South Tampa w Mariah Milano Chef Rene Valenzuela & Spanish from the Mike Calta Show!
My absolute favorite restaurant in Tampa is Datz on MacDill Avenue. The menu covers so many varieties of food ranging from the best sandwiches I’ve ever had to rabbit stew to meatloaf stuffed with jalapeno bacon mac-n-cheese! Yes, you read that right!
The place is always busy and there’s a perfect reason for that: it’s DELICIOUS! You will often see local professional athletes like Derek Jeter and Evan Longoria eating here as well as Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Lightning players. The food is incredibly unique and very plentiful and bacon and pork are the main features but of course they have options for everyone!
I was joined by my friends Spanish from the Mike Calta (formerly the Cowhead Show) as well as Chef Rene Valenzuela the owner of Taco Bus, another of my favorites! Chef Andy King is the genius behind the menu here and he joined us for a little play-by-play as the amazing dishes were served.
If you have any idea what is good for you then you will make the trip to South Tampa for a meal here. The brunch is incredible and they are open for lunch and dinner as well.
Next door is Datz Dough, their bakery and another amazing spot to have a grilled cheese a cocktail and some dessert!
Checkout the menu It is mind blowing!
Also checkout and see and hear Spanish on on the Mike Calta show!
See you next week!