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Dining @ Stella's

Wednesday, April 10, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Billie Jo Grassinger Bell, Afternoon Delight
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One of the best things about Gulfport is the variety of food and drinks available in such a short distance. There is seafood, Greek, Mexican, Pizza and Caribbean all within walking distance. My friend wanted breakfast and I wanted lunch, so we decided to go to Stella's. 
I am so glad we did!
 They were busy and I thought we were going to end up spending the day there awaiting our food, but I was impressed at how quickly we received out orders. I started off with the handmade pierogis. There are four to an order and they are sauteed with onions and butter. ($3.95)

There are a myriad of choices on the menu, but I kept going back to the hot Italian. (Made with Thumanns' cured meats of salami, capicola, pepperoni, ham and provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato and pesto aioli on a hoagie roll. $6.95) This comes served with potato salad, coleslaw or Ciega chips or add $1.50 for onion rings. I went with the chips.

My friend had the the "Greek Goddess Omelette," with fresh spinach and feta cheese, served with your choice of side and toast. ($5.95) Side items from which you can pick are red bliss potato home fries, shredded hash browns or creamy grits.
We dined outside, but I went inside to check out the interior and I fell in love with Stella's! If you are a regular, you can keep your mug at "The Mug Spot!" I would be in here every day for coffee if it we closer. I love the idea of having my own mug/coffee cup.

Billie Jo Grassinger Bell, North Pinellas director of LocalShops1, writes about local restaurants in her blog, Afternoon Delight. To find out how you can be featured in the blog, or how you can join LocalShops1, contact Billie Jo at

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