Sipping Sangria at a 100-Year-Old Spanish Tampa Classic in Florida
The menu at the famed and historic Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City presents an array of savory items to choose from, such as the mahi mahi Cayo Hueso, the palomilla, and a few varieties of paella. Start first with the shrimp al ajillo (sauteed in garlic). When your server tries to suggest the snapper Alicante, politely turn down the offer and request the snapper Adelita instead. If he or she asks if you have tried it before, simply let it be known that a highly informed source and anonymous patron suggested otherwise. Sip slowly on your glass of sangria while taking in a live flamenco performance in the main room. When your entree arrives prepare for best and the worst; your meal will be mouth-watering, but you'll want another serving. Proceed to dessert.