Written by BrewDub, a 1973 VW Beetle (and its owners)
Breakfast with friends
Today started at 6am, the dogs were up and ready to go outside and ran back in to eat. We received a message from our friend, Dan at 7 AM asking if we wanted to get breakfast. We agreed and headed out to meet up at Rose’s Bistro on Grand Blvd in Downtown New Port Richey. This is our favorite little breakfast joint. We took the Volkswagen, of course. Even though it was a brisk 58 degrees out, we decided to sit on the patio outside. We tried the homemade corned beef hash meal and a Greek omelet. Today we shared a cheers with our hot coffees and tea.
Just behind The Pasco Building (1921) that houses Rose’s, The White Heron, Boulevard Beef & Ale, and more, lies a small park that not many know about. Just behind what used to be Dulcet, is Cavalaire Square. We drove the VWs inside the park barriers for a quick photo op. We then began brainstorming how to revitalize this area for the community to enjoy. Our idea is to add tables and chairs for locals to enjoy the enclosed area and accent with string lighting and a trellace above to add lighting in the evening and shade during the day. Local artists and bands could perform on the stage.
While Railroad Square closes the block for people to walk around and enjoy the space, this revamp of Cavalaire Square would extend the area to enjoy. Local businesses could grab lunch downtown (or have it delivered) and eat outdoors too. Hey NPR, Let’s chat!
Although we had plans to spend the day finishing yardwork that we started yesterday, a weekend day in the city with friends turns into an entire day-trip. Little did we know that nothing was going to get done at home today. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our next stop was ADAPT Freshness. It was time to cleanse with some delicious cold pressed juice. Today we had an Orange Fighter and a Basil Mojito juice. If you haven’t stopped in to try this place out yet, you’re missing out! Adapt has a new website and you can now order online.
After enjoying our healthy drinks, we took a walk through Sims Park to see all the decorated Christmas trees from local businesses who contributed to “Light Up Downtown”. You can sponsor a 6ft live tree and decorate with lights and decorations to display in Sims Park, proceeds benefit the Hub Charities and then just before the Holiday, these beautifully decorated trees will be donated to families in need, in hopes to put a cheerful smile on their face and warm their hearts this season.
All this walking around led us to have a stop at Dented Keg Ale Works. They have some great guest taps! This ‘Frosty Nibs Holiday Ale’ from @crookedthumbbrew tasted like Christmas in a glass! A Peppermint Bark Golden Ale 5.4% ABV – Golden ale with cocoa nibs and peppermint. DELISH! – Our favorite seat in the house, is the one with the huge garage door style window. It has a great view of Main Street and a cool breeze from the Gulf.
What a beautiful day today. The high was 68! We decided to head down to Cotee River Brewery to sit outside for a few more beers! We even got to see Santa zoom by on an electric scooter! You can rent them and cruise around downtown at Ecarve! Seeing the jolly fat guy made us remember this is still on our bucket list. We couldn’t wait for Cristiano’s Pizza to open today at 3pm. It’s right across the street! We grabbed a few slices and some garlic knots to compliment our brews. The girls walked down to Ella’s Boutique and scored some great outfits.
What was just intended to be breakfast, turned into a 9-hour day downtown. There is so much to do, best of all, it’s just a few blocks from our home. We enjoy all that our town has to offer and it continues to grow. We appreciate all that our community has turned into and continue to support all the local, small businesses. Until next weekend, have a good night!