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  • Pearl in the Grove

    Editor's pick

    Cuisine: New American, Southern

    East Pasco: 31936 St. Joe Road, Dade City, 33525

    Chef-owner Curtis Beebe recently broke into the food service industry as a second career and is getting attention with his take on farm-to-table Southern food. The menu changes as often as he can change it, but if the catfish beignets and the Geeno chips are there, try them. On Sunday’s, the mood somehow gets even more relaxed, and a single menu is served family style, so get ready to meet your neighbor. Dinner, Wednesday through Sunday.

    Open 5-9 p.m. Wed.-Thur., 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., and noon-4 p.m. Sun.

    Read the review here.

  • Local Public House and Provisions

    Cuisine: American casual, New American
    Features: Live music

    East Pasco: 32750 Pennsylvania Ave., San Antonio, 33576

    Curtis and Rebecca Beebe of Pearl in the Grove in Dade City debuted Local in the summer of 2014. Residents of San Antonio sniffed around for months as the Beebe team set about transforming the century-old former general store. It's a cavernous space with enough residual rough-hewn folksy charm to be immensely inviting. It's too early to say, but my guess is that it will function as a "local" and "public house" in the truest sense for the tiny town of San Antonio — a casual gathering place rendered magnetic on the strength of its good cheer and stupendous Florida-only beer list. From granddaddy Cigar City to newbie Pair O'Dice, the beer list is a primer in the state's suds, with a quirky-cool little wine list to boot. Unsurprisingly, the restaurant sources locally, but its menu approach is novel: For folks who don't care about such things, menu descriptions aren't cluttered with farm names. Turn to the back of the menu and you get the credits: chicken from Seely's Ark, pork from Palmetto Creek, greens from 3 Boys and Green Acre Aquaponics, etc. Simple, elegant and without puffery, it still signals a seriousness that can be expected from the masterminds of Pearl. Hours: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., until 8 p.m. Sun.

  • East Pasco: 4447 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, 33542

  • A Matter of Taste Cafe & Tea

    Cuisine: American casual, Greek, Spanish/Cuban

    East Pasco: 14121 Seventh St., Dade City, 33525

  • East Pasco: 37941 Heather Place, Dade City, 33525


  • Osceola Tavern

    Editor's pick

    Features: Jukebox, Live music, tbt* Top Bar

    East Pasco: 13941 Seventh St., Dade City, 33525

    The Osceola Tavern has only been around since 1999, but the building it's in has been a Dade City fixture since the 1890s, and was a saloon at least as far back as 1910. Classic rock jukeboxes, live music on weekends and a whole mess of folks who don't feel like heading to Hillsborough for a good time -- that, as they say, is real.

  • Kafe Kokopelli

    Cuisine: American casual, Southern
    Features: Banquet facility, Big-screen TVs, Catering, Early bird menu, Happy hour

    East Pasco: 37940 Live Oak Ave., Dade City, 33523

    Under twinkling lights hung year-round and the staring eyes of exotic stuffed game, Kafe Kokopelli offers one-of-a-kind ambiance for lunch and dinner in downtown Dade City. The menu spans quesadillas, ribs, pork chops and baked Italian dishes, plus delicious appetizers like Memphis nachos, white chicken chili, fried green tomatoes and a house salad dressing to drool for. The Stag Bar -- yes, it has antlers -- has top-shelf liquor, flat-screen TVs and fancy daily specials.


  • Pioneer Florida Museum

    Features: Guided tours

    East Pasco: 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, 33523

    Historical park on 20 acres, with restored 1864 farmhouse, one-room school, church, train depot, shoe shop, sawmill buildings, barn with antique equipment and exhibit hall, including doll collection.


  • Pin Chasers

    Features: Catering, Children's menu, Classes offered, Date night, Equipment rentals, Gaming stations/trivia, Indoor play zone, Jukebox, Kid-friendly, Pool tables

    East Pasco: 6816 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, 33542

    This Pin Chasers is one of three locations in the Tampa Bay area. It's decked out with a wild neon decor, a snack bar, arcade games and billiards.

    Pin Chasers says its goal is to make bowling fun and easy, from a personal server to enclusive pricing. The server will help you get started bowling, even offer a few tips, and then bring your food, or a cocktail. Prices include use of bowling balls and shoes, and they'll even give you a new pair of socks. Pin Chasers uses the animated Qubica-AMF Bowler Entertainment System and high scoring, synthetic lanes. You can book online.

    Food includes pizza, burgers, club sandwiches and salads, kids meals, breakfast, Pepsi, coffee, tea, beer on tap, and a full-service bar.

    Every Friday and Saturday night it's Cyber Bowling, with music from DJs, videos on drop-down screens and light show.

  • Crystal Springs Skating Rink

    Features: Indoor play zone

    East Pasco: 38030 Central Ave., Zephyrhills, 33540

  • East Pasco: 32627 Railroad Ave, San Antonio, 33576