Dave & Buster's Daytona Beach Review

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Dave & Buster's opens in Daytona Beach on Monday, March 11, 2019. They are located by the Tanger Outlets, right off the freeway.

Yesterday was the media day, which means that members of the media were invited to check it out. My husband and I went to see what it was all about. I've never been to a Dave & Buster's, so I didn't know fully what to expect. What we found was a pleasant surprise!

When you walk into Dave & Buster's in Daytona Beach you will find the gaming area off to the right, and the dining, bar, and sports lounge area off to the left. They had lots of food on display and out for us to sample. Being vegetarians, we were delighted to find that they are serving the Impossible Burger (plant based), and we got to have that and try some of the other dishes they have. Those who eat meat will love the array of options they have to choose from (see the menu here). You can dine in a quiet dining room area, or you can eat out where the big screens are and take in a sports game on the television.

I haven't played games like they have in many years, but I have to say we had a lot of fun playing them. We played pac-man, galaga, air hockey, skee-ball, raced cars, and more. It was a lot fun! 

Overall, we really liked the place and think it would make for a fun date night for a couple, or for a family. Their policy prohibits minors being there alone, so you can't drop your kids off and turn them loose. I think this is a great thing, because it's going to help maintain the integrity of the place, making it more comfortable for everyone. You can take the kids there for a family fun night, or adults can go have fun there sans kids. You can get a drink from the bar, walk around and play games, and grab some good food. 

We give Dave & Buster's in Daytona Beach two thumbs up! The food was good and playing the games was fun. We look forward to taking the kids back there for a family fun night.

- Jacqueline

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Pasha Middle East Cafe Review

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When we first moved to the Daytona Beach area, over 12 years ago, we discovered a little cafe in Daytona Beach that dished up some delicious Middle East food. It became one of our favorite places, and over the years we have gotten food from there many times. The diner is small inside, so once in a while we dine in, but most of the time we would get it to go and take it to the beach to eat. If we know we are getting it to go we typically call the order in and then it's ready when we arrive. Today, we stopped in again for lunch and ate inside.

We ordered a falafel sandwich (pita), stuffed grape leaves, spinach turnover, fried marinated eggplant, and baklava for dessert. The only one of these dishes we hadn't tried before was the marinated eggplant, which was in a sauce and served up with pita. Our favorite options there are the falafel sandwich, stuffed grape leaves, and spinach turnovers. We get those dishes every time we go, because they are staples that we love. Once in a while we treat ourselves to the baklava, which is delicious. You can choose baklava that has either walnut or pistachio (my husband chose walnut, I chose pistachio). 

The food at Pasha Middle East Cafe is always good. We really like this little cafe that has been around for a long time. The owner is the one who usually takes care of you when you order and he's always nice. Plus, they have a little store there that offers some Middle East foods and staples, including things like olives, sauces, rices, etc. You can also purchase pitas to take home with you and use to make your own wraps/sandwiches.

Pasha's is a bit of an icon in Daytona Beach. They have been in business since 1979. A restaurant doesn't stay open that long unless they are doing something right! Anytime we have ever been there they have a steady stream of customers, many of which seem to be regulars. They have a fan base in this county for sure. 

The cafe offers some indoor seating, as well as having a few small tables outdoors. They can't accommodate big groups inside, but you can certainly get the food to go and take it home, to the beach, the park, etc. While we are vegetarian (they are very vegetarian friendly), they do offer lots of other options, with something for everyone. If it's been a while since you were at Pasha's, go back. If you have never been there, stop in and give it a try!

Pasha's Middle East Cafe is located at 919 W. International Speedway Blvd. Visit their site and view their menu here.

- Jacqueline

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