Food & Restaurant Reviews

Sunday Brunch @ The Refinery Tampa

Sunday Brunch @ The Refinery Tampa

I am one of those people who sleeps late…I tend to miss breakfast completely. That is one reason why I love brunch, it gives the late-birds like myself a chance to still have breakfast at a later hour. Tampa has a number of brunch spots around, but one I have been wanting to try is [...]

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lunch @ Costanera Peruvian Cuisine in Northdale Tampa

Lunch @ Costanera Peruvian Cuisine in Northdale Tampa

I am a huge fan of Peruvian cuisine. There is nothing like a delicious Papa a la Huancaina or Lomo Saltado so when I saw Costanera Peruvian Cuisine pop-up on Facebook and Yelp, I had to go check it out. Lunch specials are $7.99 which is a steal for Peruvian cuisine and includes your choice [...]

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kind Grinds Food Truck: Delicious Miso Love Love Chicken

Kind Grinds Food Truck: Delicious Miso Love Love Chicken

After a few drinks at the Summer of Rum Festival in Ybor City, I headed outside for some food trucks and had a bite at Kind Grinds Food Truck. Kind Grinds serves Asian-Fusion cuisine has been roaming the streets of Tampa Bay since 2012 and is managed by food truck team Steve Naoki Sera and Olivia [...]

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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

Food Related Events

WIN a FREE ticket to a culinary class with Francis Biondi! (Orlando)

WIN a FREE ticket to a culinary class with Francis Biondi! (Orlando)

MasterChef Contestant Francis Biondi is having a series of culinary skills workshops at The Ancient Olive in Winter Park during late September and October. The focus of the events will change during each class and range from crab cakes and cocktails to Mediterrean spiced dishes. Tickets are $35 each to learn, eat, and drink and [...]

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ciccio’s Restaurant Group launching Fresh Kitchen concept

Ciccio’s Restaurant Group launching Fresh Kitchen concept

Ciccio’s Restaurant Group is launching a new restaurant concept soon called Fresh Kitchen at 1350 S. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL. Oxford Exchange Executive Chef Erin Guggino is on-board for the menu development. Chef Guggino will have ownership in the new concept according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The health-focused food concept will offer dine-in, take-out, and delivery for [...]

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Don’t miss: Orlando’s First Filipino Feast Food Event “Kamayan”

Don’t miss: Orlando’s First Filipino Feast Food Event “Kamayan”

Orlando will have it’s first Filipino feast food event called Kamayan on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at East End Market (3201 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803) from 7PM-9PM and it is one event that you DO NOT want to miss. MasterChef Top 15 contestant Francis Biondi is partnering up with Kappo at East End Market [...]

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Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with Burger 21 deal

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with Burger 21 deal

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 is National Cheeseburger Day and there is nothing like a delicious cheeseburger in my opinion. Tampa-based burger concept Burger 21 will be celebrating the food holiday with a BOGO deal for members of its e-mail club, the B21 Club, with a free cheesy burger with the purchase of a burger, salad, or [...]

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Other Recent Posts

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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