4601 N 66 St., Kenneth City, FL 33709
Features: Top restaurant
It's a straight-up paean to New York City. The exterior is painted to look like a subway stop; inside it's all caricatures of NYC familiars, skyline photos and Big Apple-obilia. Opened in the spring, they've already got a devoted lunch following, folks who camp out in the red leatherette booths and listen to live pianist Gregory Allen in the corner while tucking into latkes, knishes, cabbage rolls and sturdy bowls of matzo ball soup crammed with shredded chicken. The classic New York deli fare is generously portioned (okay, huge) and a come-hither dessert case at the front is packed with New York cheesecakes and mile-high layer cakes. Prices range from $6.99-$11.99.
This is part of Times Food Critic Laura Reiley's 25 Top Affordable Restaurants in Tampa Bay.