Monday, October 22, 2012

FUN Friday!!

It was a Friday night and we didn't have any plans... what to do, what to do?  We decided to go to St. Pete for starters.  Then what?
I happened to look up "wine bars St. Pete" and actually found a really cool wine bar that we have somehow always missed on our (monthly, if not more) trips to our favorite city! 
Wine Madonna is the name and it's located in a really cute courtyard surrounded by other little restaurants (from what we saw there was a beer bar - Ale and Owl or something?  And a quick, sushi restaurant) and they had a band playing in the center. 
I love their motto:

We had a great time and I tried a "flight"... 3 different wine samplings... Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.  I liked all but the SB which is very odd for me, since that's usually one of my "go-to" grape varieties.

JD had a delicious Pinot Gris and we will definitely be back!!

After that, we headed over to Cafe Alma for BOGO wine (JD - malbec, Me - Pinot Grigio - shocker) and tapas.  We enjoyed baked goat cheese with homemade marinara and focaccia, spicy shrimp with peppers and a salad with apples and walnuts.  It was light, yummy and perfect.  I also enjoyed our view from the bar...
A trip to St. Pete wouldn't be complete with a stop at my favorite wine bar, A Taste for Wine, where we enjoyed some "bubbly"...

We were able to enjoy at least a half hour there before we jetted across the street to Vue19 at 10:55pm so we could get in free (before 11pm).  We were there for a few hours and it was a lot of fun.  Lots of people-watching, JD danced (I watched), we totally confused the dj with our song requests (apparently if it's not on his computer, he's never heard of it) and enjoyed our view from the 19th floor.
All in all, a great night!!

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