Saturday, October 23, 2010
Another Great Hub Grub In Seminole Heights
Sixty hungry bicyclists -- along with some 10 Tampa police officers -- pedaled the streets of Seminole Heights as we visited six local restaurants for Hub Grub 3: eat vote ride.
So many thanks to go around for making this afternoon's HG3 such a delightful ride. Tampa Police were great -- led by Chief Jane Castor, Maj. John Newman and a host of other officers such as Cpl. Tom and Eddie Croussant.
Thank you restaurants -- Nani's, Viitals, Stephanno's, Ella's, Independent and The Refinery.
Thank you Moving Hillsborough Forward for meeting bicyclists at the start.
Chief Castor attended the start and the District 2 staff under the leadership of Maj. John Newman were incredible. District 2 rocks -- Thank you Tampa Police.
Nani's: A great sample buffet! Thank you Nani's!
Viital's Bakery: Ivan met the bicyclists and talked about his organic baked goods.
Stephanno's Pizzeria: Justin did a great job baking up garlic knots and offering pizza.
Ella's: I love Big Ernie at Ella's. We came way early and The Big E went with the flow and broke out the chips and salsa and opened the bar for bicyclists to drink a brew,
The Independent: We missed Veronica but that didn't stop people fronm having a few beers.
The Refinery: Michelle had a homemade chocolate and bacon cookie -- and oatmeal cookies too -- ready for the cyclists. Her husband Greg was chef of the year in Creative Loafing and I'd say chocolate and bacon is one helluva combo.
Jared ran with his baby daughter Kalina while Tanja did the conventional bicycle.