Food & Restaurant Reviews

PAO Cafe Filipino restaurant opens in Tampa

PAO Cafe Filipino restaurant opens in Tampa

My adventure with Filipino food in Tampa started off with PhilFest and then the PAO Truck Filipino food truck. Now the PAO Cafe Filipino restaurant is open in Carrollwood at 14837 N Florida Avenue, brought by the same people who opened Tampa’s first source for Philippine cuisine. Starting off with a menu from the PAO [...]

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Koizi Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery now open in Brandon

Koizi Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery now open in Brandon

Koizi Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery is now open in Brandon replacing Oyishi Japanese Buffet. The concept which allows endless sushi, hibachi, and Asian food made-to-order for around $10 for lunch and around $20 for dinner has been a smash hit in New Tampa. This location should be able to accommodate large crowds in Brandon [...]

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Pita’s Republic USF – Fresh and affordable Mediterranean fare

Pita’s Republic USF – Fresh and affordable Mediterranean fare

I tried Pita’s Republic near the University of South Florida Tampa campus for the first time last week during their Meatless Monday promotion. During Meatless Mondays, Pita’s Republic sells veggie pitas for $3.99 each. I upgraded and made it a meal with a side potato salad and drink and my order came to less than [...]

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Southern Seafood Westshore packs fresh local fish for diners

Southern Seafood Westshore packs fresh local fish for diners

I was invited to check out Southern Seafood for a complimentary lunch tasting recently. Southern Seafood is a seafood market in Westshore that also serves lunch and dinner with a number of items. I first heard about the market when I visited Pete’s Place in February of this year and met the owner Pete who [...]

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Food Related Events

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month 2014 now live

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month 2014 now live

Foodies can rejoice because Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month has returned and diners can enjoy savings from now until September 30th, 2014 at more than 75 restaurants in the Orlando area. The event occurs every night during participating restaurants dinner hours and offers prix fixe dinners at the exceptional value of $33 per person, a steal [...]

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Coming September 12th & 13th

Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Coming September 12th & 13th

The Annual Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival is coming September 12th and September 13th of 2014 at The Straz Center for Performing Arts in Downtown Tampa. The festival is a charity event that helps fund the Brandon Foundation which provides assistance to over 60 local charities and has distributed approximately over $1.7 million dollars to local [...]

August 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
USF offers Italian Food in Film Class for Fall 2014

USF offers Italian Food in Film Class for Fall 2014

The University of South Florida – Tampa campus is offering Italian Food in Film (course code: FOL4101/ITT4531) from 8:00PM-9:15PM on Mondays and Wednesdays this Fall to students. Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia will be teaching this course. Dr. La Trecchia has taken big moves in the food world herself and is a support of the Milan [...]

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Local food trucks roll into Mid-Pinellas Comic Con this Saturday

Local food trucks roll into Mid-Pinellas Comic Con this Saturday

Hungry for some food trucks? Good! They will at the Mid-Pinellas Comic Con ( 9200 113th Street N, Seminole, FL 33772 ) this Saturday, August 8th, 2014. There will be an Injustice and Super Smash Bros. Melee video game tournament with Gamers on the Edge as well as a costume contest, character voice sound-alike contest, and panels. The convention will run from 10AM-5PM. [...]

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Taste of the Nation Orlando celebrates 25 years fighting hunger

Taste of the Nation Orlando celebrates 25 years fighting hunger

Taste of the Nation Orlando will celebrate 25 years of fighting hunger this Saturday, August 9th, 2014 from 6:45PM-10:00PM at the Orlando World Center Marriott (8701 World Center Dr., Orlando, FL) in partnership with 35 Central Florida chefs. Taste of the Nation Orlando will feature two James Bear-award semi-finalists: Hari Pulapeka of Cress Restaurant and [...]

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Ybor City 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl

Ybor City 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl

The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a pub crawl this Saturday: The 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl.  The event will run from 3:00PM-7:00PM. The pub crawl starts in the Centro Ybor courtyard where participants can pick up an official “pub crawl bandana” (if pre-registered), lanyard tickets for walk-ups, and a map [...]

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O-Town MacDown Competition Presented by SeaWorld (Orlando)

O-Town MacDown Competition Presented by SeaWorld (Orlando)

I will be competing with 407area.com in the O-Town MacDown mac-and-cheese competition at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 11:00AM-4:00PM. Proceeds from the event will benefit Give Kids The World, a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides week-long, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. [...]

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