St. Petersburg, Olive Ya Olive Ya!

Still catching up on our Thursday adventure in St. Petersburg before I tell you about Friday and our Saturday adventure in St. Petersburg!

After being thoroughly enthralled by the Dali Museum, we knew that we were all hungry. Gail and Alice were not really familiar with eating options in St. Petersburg so we started to stroll along Central Avenue.  We were fortunate enough to come upon Moscato’s Bella Cucina

We knew we would like it the minute we walked in…it smelled Wonderful!

Tasty Bread…

…yummy olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

The strangest photo of the tastiest salad goes to this!!

The Bella Cucina Salad.  It had romaine, spinach, fresh mozzarella, artichokes, roasted red peppers, black olives, tomatoes and cucumbers with balsamic vinaigrette.  It was delicious!  I have no clue what happened with the photo.  I took 2, one before I added Parmesan cheese, one after.  Somehow they morphed… I’m so confused.  If anyone knows about cameras, I’d love to know what happened.

Alice insisted I take a photo of her Italian Grilled Cheese sandwich.  Provolone, Pesto and Tomato.

I snagged a bite and it was delicious!

After lunch we only walked 2 stores down the street and we came upon the Kalamazoo Olive Company.  It was the most unique shop I’ve seen in a very long time.  The shop offers tasting of over 30 oils and vinegars sweet to savory in a very unique setting.  By the looks of the shop, it could be a coffee shop but the lovely urns hold incredible oils and vinegars in an amazing variety.

James the helpful and knowledgable owner.

My 3 treasures…Lime olive oil, Fig balsamic vinegar and Tuscan Herb olive oil.  I tasted these while there and they were all so tasty.  It was hard to decide.  They do ship everywhere, so please check the website and place an order.  Or if you’re in the St. Petersburg area, it’s well worth the trip!

We then moved on to Haslam’s Book Store in St. Petersburg.

  As a book lover this is the kind of place that I both love and hate to find.  I could have ended up with NO friends left after walking in the door.  I could have spent the ENTIRE day there.  In fact one of their ad calls them “Florida’s favorite rainy day destination.”  I would agree with that!

I could spend hours there, but we didn’t.

For dinner we headed to The Island Outpost in Dunedin again.  I went with the Greek Salad again and this time I took a photo first! 😉

I swear, this was bigger than the first one I had!  I couldn’t finish it but it was good.

More adventures to catch you up on but that will come tomorrow.

I do want to share a piece of information which made me very happy this morning.  Gail, Alice and I went to a Weight Watchers meeting here.  I’ll cover more about the meeting later.  The Important information is that I lost three-quarters of a pound!  🙂

And I am now below a weight I haven’t seen in Years!  I can’t believe it with being on vacation for 6 days!  I’ve got 4 more to go and I am going to try to keep myself in line.  I have been tracking all of my food and getting a decent amount of exercise.   So I’d say I’m pretty happy! 🙂

Not sure where dinner will find it us tonight, but I’m sure it will be fun!

Everyone have a great Saturday evening!! 🙂

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