February 25, 2010


Friday night date night was a little different this past week.  We had planned on a couples’ night out, but mid-week when Josh started coming down with a sinus infection, he opted to stay home.  I went out anyway, and my wonderful friends never made me feel like a 5th wheel. 

We went to Tavern Opa! as Channelside.   I’ve been to an Opa’s once before in Orlando, and I loved it!  When I found out that one was coming to Tampa, I had to go!


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The food was amazing!  Have you ever had Saganaki?  If not, you MUST try it!  It’s flaming cheese!   We had the Saganaki and spicy Feta with Pita for an appetizer (BEWARE: Definitely not LoseIt! approved).  For dinner, I split a Greek platter and salad with Allison and it was TONS of food! 




Every hour or so, the restaurant basically turns into a Greek-style night club.  The music turns up, and the servers all come out doing some type of a line dance around the whole restaurant.  The servers toss paper napkins everywhere, and they leave a stack on your table for you to toss too.  Watch out though… the napkins will land in your drink!  A Belly Dancer comes out too and dances around the tables; oh and sometimes ON the table!  So much fun!



Overall, I give Opa’s a 4 out of 5!  I can’t wait to go back again!

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  1. What an incredibly FUN night! Sorry it was sans hubby, and I do hope he is feeling better :) Get him a neti pot...that has saved my sinus woes.

    I love Greek food, delish! When we lived in Bruxelles we had a great Greek restaurant around the corner from our flat...and they had a belly dancer too :)

    How cute are those friends of yours??? Love your sassy new hair! It's fun to shake things up a bit :)

    HUGS and Happy Friday in advance.
    xoxo andrea
    ps Never stop having date night, as they are the BEST

  2. sounds like TONS of fun! Maybe we we ever do our night out with us and the Walkers we'll go to Opa!!!?

  3. Sounds like lots of fun! Hope Josh is feeling better!

  4. That sounds like SUCH a FUN restaurant!! We are pretty limited in "small town America" & I would love to have just a few of the fun restaurants ya'll have available!! Glad you had a fun night out!!!

  5. It was so great getting out with everyone! I wish Josh would have made it, but regardless you would NEVER be a 5th wheel!

  6. Ditto to what the good looking one above me said. Great times and I loved my roasted lamb entree.

  7. I had such a great time at that place. It was so great getting out with my wonderful friends! It was too bad Josh couldn't make it but I'm so glad you still came. Remember when I had to dance with the belly dancer? haha, geez.

  8. Looks like so much fun!

    I will be out in GA and FL soon. I will let you know when I buy my ticket and we can get together :)

    Miss you


  9. It sounds like a very fun restaurant! I think I'd skip on the spicy cheese though. I'm not a spicy person.

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