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Archive for January, 2012

        

A Couple of Gems on the Amelia Island Dining Scene

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Fernandina Beach is a “sweet” little beach town, but not exactly a “foodie’s paradise”. Hunting for the Best Places to Eat in Amelia Island…I found them! Stay out of those “beachy” places and head straight here….

Plae…the unusual name of this amazing restaurant is an acronym for “People Laughing and Eating”…and they were! Nestled in a quiet spot on Amelia Island Plantation the menu was varied and filled with enviable choices. I started with a beet, arugual and fried goat cheese salad, while my companion chose the iceberg wedge with blue cheese and bacon. All delicious and served up with a plate of warm focaccia bread. Always up for an adventure, I chose the “Chef’s Surprise”! The waitress “hinted” that it contained a “bone”, so I was hoping for a “shank”! Not to be disappointed, a huge, lucious, slow braised lamb shank was my reward! It was amazing. We also ordered the short ribs, which were equally delicious. Plae was so enjoyable, we returned the next evening to enjoy the piano singer in the bar AND an decadent Chocolate Torte for dessert! Plae is MUST on the Amelia Island dining scene!

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Le Clos…located in a tiny bungalow in Downtown Fernandina Beach, this is a “must reserve” if you have any hope of snagging a table. The setting is charming, the food is French and the staff very attentive. I loved it. If Escargots are on the menu, ordering them is a “given”. I have eaten Escargots all over Europe and the US and, as I told the waitress, these were the most perfectly seasoned, most perfectly EVERYTHING that I have EVER had!

Our entrees were a Parmesan Crusted Grouper in a Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc and Duck Breast with Chive Whipped potatoes. Delicious!

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New Homes in Tampa…Builders are Busy Again! Tampa Real Estate Market News

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In the past few years, there was little new construction in the Tampa Real Estate Market, but the “New Home” Market in Tampa is busy again. Builders in Tampa are buying lots, building custom homes and starting to build “spec houses” again. Most of my clients are looking for NEW homes, or “Newer” homes, so I am thrilled to see more New Construction on the market.  If you are looking for the Best Places to Live in Tampa, The Best Tampa Neighborhoods, The Best Schools in Tampa, or a new home in Tampa, just send me an email. I have been selling Real Estate in Tampa for over 17 years, so if you are looking for a local “expert” in the Tampa Real Estate market, you are in the right place.

New Home in Tampa

If you are looking for a new home, that is BRAND New Construction, in the Tampa Real Estate Market, and you are not working with an agent, it is VERY difficult to find what you are looking for. Most New Construction is not listed in MLS, or on Realtor.com, and is often under contract before the slab is poured!  The demand for new homes is high, so if you are relocating to Tampa, and you need expert advice, contact me today!

What is the cost of a “new” home in Tampa?

That depends on size, and, of course, location. Prices range from $300,000 to several million. Let me know if I can help!

If you are buying a house in Tampa, or Selling a house in Tampa, I can help with any Tampa neighborhood, including: South Tampa, Davis Islands, Beach Park, Sunset Park, Hyde Park Historic District, Culbreath Isles, Palma Ceia, Westchase, Waterchase, Odessa, Cheval, Avila, Brandon, Riverview, FishHawk, New Tampa, Tampa Palms, Hunter’s Green, Arbor Greene, Apollo Beach, South Shore, MiraBay, Golf Communities, Waterfront Homes, Luxury Homes in Tampa, Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Condos in Tampa and International Real Estate…contact me! Just give me specifics of what you are looking for and you will receive the newest listings on the market!

 

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