The famous Columbia Restaurant celebrated its 100th Anniversary back in 2005. This year they've released a book celebrating the restaurant's history and many, many memories and stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. The fourth generation now owns and operates the seven restaurants located throughout Florida.
The book is filled with delicious recipes from the Gonzmart family. The book is available online or by calling the University Press of Florida at (800) 226-3822. This would make a great Christmas/Hanukkah gift for your mother, mother-in-law, sister, wife, boss, etc.
If you're in the Tampa Bay area, be sure to visit the Columbia Restaurant & Gift Store in Ybor City or the Columbia Cafe at the new Tampa Bay History Center. The 1905 Salad is to die for and is perfect with a refreshing glass of sangria. If you're looking for Tampa Bay nightlife, the Columbia in Ybor City offers live flamenco dancer shows. Always entertaining!