45 responses

  1. Shanna, Like Banana
    May 25, 2011

    1) I’m not a fan of Chipotle either…it’s so “meh”
    2) That is one fantastitic looking burrito bowl
    3) Butterscotch cupcake? I die!

  2. RunEatRepeat
    May 25, 2011

    Figures you would go to a place called Hooker Tea Co ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  3. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    May 25, 2011

    Those cupcakes look AMAZING!!!! Yummy!!!! I need to bookmark that cupcake shop for the next time I am in the Tampa/ St. Pete area!
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  4. Caroline
    May 25, 2011

    It’s sooo true that those of us from St. Pete hate to cross the bridge up to Tampa! I know it isn’t much of a drive, but it can be such a pain sometimes. I wish we could get Daily Eats, The Lime, and the rest of the South Howard strip down here somehow, but we do have a Cicco’s, so that’s something I guess! I’m still jealous that Tampa has International Plaza, but I still think St. Pete wins ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  5. Jamie aka “Sometimes Healthy” Girl
    May 25, 2011

    I live in a city full of amazing cupcakes, but those looked over the top! My mouth is watering right now!
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  6. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    May 25, 2011

    I really love Chipotle, but I think the reasoning is multi-layered:

    1. When you eat there, you know you are eating ‘real’ food – especially here in Cville, there is a sign that tells you what farm the pork came from, etc.
    2. It’s a consistent product. I do admit, I have had some burrito bowls that rival my Chipotle experience, but if I am hungry in a place I have never been before, I know that Chipotle will not disappoint.
    3. It’s inexpensive for the quality of ingredients.
    4. The iPhone app! Amazing. Place your order, pick up, no line.

    This is DEFINITELY not to say that Chipotle is perfect, as there are many issues as well…including:
    1. The line is SOOO long. ALLLLL the time.
    2. Sometimes you have to shout your order because it’s so loud and busy.
    3. Steve Ells is weird.


    • Meghann
      May 25, 2011

      Those are all the reasons why I want to like them, but the actual menu is very limiting <- I think that's what gets me. I love vegetables, fun salsas, free chips, etc. not two or three choices and that's it. Plus I've never ate anything there where I have been 'Man! That's good'

      • Krissy @ Shiawase Life
        May 25, 2011

        Def agree with the small amount of choices, but I just could imagine the chaos (and longer line!) if there were any more choices than there are, LOL!

        I always get the same thing, so maybe that’s why I love it =)
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  7. Kelly @foodiefresh
    May 25, 2011

    When I first met my husband, he lived just before you get to the bridge to cross over to St. Petes. We actually crossed over all the time, but we were super close to the bridge and I guess not being locals, we didn’t hate it so much. Those cupcakes look amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    May 25, 2011

    Oh your massive lunch bowl looks SO good. Holy yum! I also really want that butterscotch cupcake, I LOVE butterscotch.

    looks like it was a fun date!!

  9. Courtney W
    May 25, 2011

    Burrito Bowl looks really good! Next you’ll have to try NOLA cafe http://www.nolacafe.com/…it’s right by Hooker Tea & Co in St. Pete. They also have a location in Tampa. Delicious authentic New Orleans food. For dessert try the beignets (light fluffy doughnut topped with powdered sugar)!
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  10. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    May 25, 2011

    I wish that cupcake place was in Orlando. I’m always down for cupcakes. We may just have to find a cupcake place for our meetup. Although it is so rare to find one with killer icing AND moist cake.

    Looks like a super fun outing with Callie. So excited for her to have that baby!
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    • Michelle
      May 25, 2011

      There are a bunch of cupcake places in Orlando – don’t worry!! I’m not sure where you’ll be if you’re on the East Side a) you have to let me know b/c that’s where I live ๐Ÿ˜‰ and b) there’s Sweet! (oh, and Sweet! also delivers)
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  11. kristy @ kristyruns.com
    May 25, 2011

    That’s the hooker tea company I go to when I’m in town

  12. CindyD.
    May 25, 2011

    I LOVE that area of St. Pete! My husband’s grandmother lives down on 7th Ave, and it’s always a nice walk down to the Pier area and all the shops. The Cupcake Spot is yummy. When you are back in the area, hit the gelateria that’s there, can’t remember the name, but it’s delish! We’ll have to try Burrito Boarder next time we’re in town!

  13. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 25, 2011

    I love Chipotle — mostly because every time I go, no matter which location I go to, I get the same great food. I’ve never had a bad experience there!
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  14. Michelle
    May 25, 2011

    Holy cow that’s a huge salad!

    I like the idea of Chipotle. I could do with less butter in their rice (and more cilantro) and I don’t think their guacamole is that awesome – but I DO like that it’s fresh.
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  15. Lacey
    May 25, 2011

    Steve Ells is a prick!
    Also, I once ate at Chiptole and there were bones in my chicken. Not sure why I thought their chicken was breast, it’s leg and thigh bleck.

  16. Mac
    May 25, 2011

    I’m more of a fan of Burrachos and BA Burritos then Chipotle myself, do you have either of those down your way?
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  17. Alexa @ Simple Eats
    May 25, 2011

    That bowl looks amazing! I would take that over Chipotle any day. I bet it tastes so fresh!

  18. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    May 25, 2011

    what a lovely afternoon!
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  19. Kristen
    May 25, 2011

    Mmmm both thensalad and the cupcakes look really good. As someone who has never been to Chipotle (if they have any Canadian locations, there aren’t any in my city) I’m curious about it but if I had the choice between your pictured salad and chipotle, I’d take the first choice ๐Ÿ™‚
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  20. Stephanie @ StephSnacks
    May 25, 2011

    Whoa looks like you had a great lunch break! And if we’re being honest, Chipotle isn’t my fave either.
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  21. Breanna
    May 25, 2011

    I could go for one of those cupcakes right now, mmmmm!
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  22. Alaina
    May 25, 2011

    We have a burrito place in Boston called Boloco and I love it. Definitely better than Chipotle.

    I need to explore my city like you do. You look to have so much fun. If I ever go visit my grandfather in Bradenton, I’m making a stop. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  23. Allyson
    May 25, 2011

    I can’t stand chiptole either, we always eat there for lunch when I am in dc for. Ugh!

  24. Amy @ Love4Living
    May 25, 2011

    Oh wow, what a view you had during your work time! And I have never tried a burrito.. maybe its time to change that.
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  25. Sophia
    May 25, 2011

    I agree with you 100% about Chipotle! I can’t STAND it and I’ve never understood why so many people like it!

  26. Lauren
    May 25, 2011

    AWww, Callie is so cute! That would have been an insane story if her water would have broken over burritos though. They do say spicy food sparks the labor process though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ When my friend was very pregnant, we went out for Thai and that night, she went into laborโ€ฆ..I guess you’ll find out soon! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  27. Rebekah
    May 25, 2011

    so this is my first time on your blog, and next time Im in Tampa (I live in Bradenton, but am from Tampa) im definitely going to the Cupcake Spot! I can’t believe I never knew about it, but I suppose thats probably a very good thing! LOL! Im glad Im here, and crossing the bridge is like traveling to another dimension! ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. Courtney
    May 25, 2011

    Tijuana Flats, anyone? Yum!
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  29. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    May 25, 2011

    Burritos and cupcakes!

    You do know how to make me jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m glad that her water didn’t break from the deliciousness! ๐Ÿ˜›

  30. Liv @ The Salty n’ Sweet
    May 25, 2011

    I’ve got to try the burrito boarder sometime, because I’m honestly one of those people who LOVES Chipotle. Their meats are tender, their salsas are amazing, and their guac can’t be missed. But I’m always on the search for something better.

    Callie looks so happy and glowing ๐Ÿ™‚
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  31. Jess-The SemiAbnormal Gal
    May 25, 2011

    So funny, you were next to two of my favorite places in St. Pete today (PS. I haven’t forgotten about the “list” for you) BB is right by the Independent, which is a fantastic beer bar, where I first fell in love with “craft” beer and Hooker Tea is next to my fave gelato place:Paciugo.
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  32. Bec
    May 25, 2011

    Naturally/humanly raised animals that are hormone and antibiotic free for both their meats and dairy products, organic veggies, fair treatment of employees etc are all reasons I eat Chipotle. Its definitely not the best burrito place out there but for a fast food chain it hold much higher standards than most fast food chains and restaurants (Taco Bells beef is only 36% meat and I am sure that applies to other fast food chains as well!). Overall I think its important to try and choose restaurants that are either locally owned or animal/health/environmentally friendly.
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  33. Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    May 25, 2011

    Really weird to see my city on your blog! ha
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  34. Melissa @ TryingToHeal
    May 25, 2011

    hahaha…that would have been pretty funny if her water had broken. hehehe.
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  35. Alison @ The Peacock Diaries
    May 26, 2011

    Ha – I thought that only happened in my area! I live in Brooklyn, and there are 2 popular neighborhoods about 5 subway stops away from each other — Cobble Hill and Park Slope. If one gets a great restaurant, bakery, shop, etc., then invariably a duplicate opens in the other neighborhood. I guess I understand that location is important when you want to have “regulars”, but it always struck me as a bit strange since they’re SO close.

    Of course, then we have to argue about which is one is best… (Cobble Hill 4eva!)
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  36. Katherina @ Zephyr Runs
    May 26, 2011

    I’ve only been to the St. Pete hooker tea co. and think it’s wonderful! Those cupcakes also look D E LICIOUS!!
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  37. Hope
    May 26, 2011

    That burrito bowl looks amazing! It looks huge! So much bigger than Chipotle! It also looks a lot fresher! Yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and those cupcakes! Oh, my! They look heavenly! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love peanut butter icing!
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  38. Kelly
    May 26, 2011

    I <3 Chipotle. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It's a vegetarian's fast food best friend.
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    • Meghann
      May 26, 2011

      Really? I think their vegetarian option is my least favorite on the menu.

      • Kelly
        May 26, 2011

        It’s a place that I know I can go to and get veg protein (beans). Rather than be stuck eating a salad and fries. There aren’t many veg friendly options for quick meals near me. I can’t even order the broc cheddar soup at panera because it has chicken broth in it. ๐Ÿ™
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  39. Katie
    May 26, 2011

    Yum! I have never heard of/been to a Burrito Boarder; wish there was one in Clearwater, because it looks delicious!
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  40. Nicole @ The Cupcake Spot
    May 26, 2011

    So glad you enjoyed the Cupcake Spot cuppies! Thanks for including us in the story – it’s our first time to your fabulous blog. On a tiny sidenote, the Tampa Cupcake Spot was first – on S. Dale Mabry. True, we moved locations to S. MacDill after the St. Pete location opened, but to be truthful, our T-town Cuppy was first. We love being a part of the St. Pete community though!

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