The dining room and cocktail lounge is located at 9th St. and Gulf Blvd in Pass-a-Grille. They are serving Florida's finest dinners under auspices of George Rand, chef, formerly of Mayfair House, Philadelphia and Clearwater Beach Hotel. Nothing is spared to make your visit to Casa Bonita a gastronomic experience you will long remember...for your family dinner, for a spot to entertain friends your especial attention is called to Casa Bonita. Sunday Dinner 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ..$2.50
January 1948 - St Petersburg Times
'Pass-a-Grille women meet at the Women's club twice weekly to pack sterile bandages. They are a unit of the St. Petersburg Red Cross surgical dressing unit.'
Unusual Ways To Prepare Florida Caught Seafood from the Evening Independent April, 1934
Delicious baked fish with deviled sauce, English Fish with oyster pie and deviled clams - great additions to any meal!
Stranger Than Fiction ... A Pass-a-Grille Woman, Lost in Storm While Swimming, Braves Gulf 11 Hours, Lives to Tell Story - August 1942, Evening Independent
'An escape from death at sea, miraculous as any ever told in fiction, was related last night by Mrs. Jessie Arnold, 62-year-old Pass-a-Grille rooming house proprietor, as she recuperated in her home after a grueling 24-hour battle against sun and surf.
A Politician's 1912 Tour of Pass-a-Grille and Meeting George Lizotte
"The visitors were shown several specimens of the many different shells abounding here - certainly these shells would be prolific vote getters."
George stated about the stone crab farm - "when they heard him coming and calling them by name, the whole mammal family would rush toward him with extended and uplifted claws, beseeching him to clip them for dinner, assuring him that they were fit to be eaten by the gods."
Sidd Finch is a fictional baseball player, the subject of the notorious article and April Fools' Day hoax "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" written by George Plimpton and first published in the April 1, 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated.
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