Archive for January, 2011

Joy of Tokyo

January 31, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Joy of Tokyo

Joy of Tokyo is a new restaurant in New Tampa by the University of South Florida. I dined there by a twist of fate when a friend and I found Soho Sushi closed at 2PM. We found Joy of Tokyo to be open for lunch still (they are open from 11am-10pm daily…you won’t find many [...]

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Chocolate Sunday Part IV

January 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Chocolate Sunday Part IV

Read Chocolate Sunday Part III Meeting the friendly people at the Palm Harbor House of Beer booth was a fun time. They had a number of beers for us to sample from chocolate stout to raspberry beer. The raspberry beer was smooth and sweet. I’m not much of a beer drinker, but the raspberry beer [...]

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Chocolate Sunday Part III

January 27, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Chocolate Sunday Part III

Read Chocolate Sunday Part II We made a stop to the Watercolour Steakhouse and Grille booth to try their chocolate covered shrimp. The chocolate shrimp has to be one of the weirdest mixes I could imagine (next to bacon of course), but it was actually pretty good. LATimes Food Twitter had a ball with it [...]

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Chocolate Sunday Part II

January 27, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Chocolate Sunday Part II

Read Chocolate Sunday Part I Costco had a booth and was selling a number of things as well as giving away M&M’s and various chocolate goods. All the sweets we tried at their booth were great. The last time I went to Costco was over ten years ago, but maybe it’s time to make a [...]

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Chocolate Sunday Part I

January 27, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Chocolate Sunday Part I

First off, I would really like to thank my friend Justin Rita for helping me out to hold all the samples and shooting video footage. Couldn’t have done it without him. Now let’s get this Chocolate Sunday coverage going! GateauOChocolat prides itself on “luxiourious, organic, flourless, and gluten-free cakes”.  Normally when you think of all [...]

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Chocolate Sunday

January 27, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Chocolate Sunday

Chocolate Sunday just passed over the weekend and what an event it was! The sheer massive amount of people and vendors all interacting was quite an experience. Attempting to cover this whole event in one blog would probably be impossible (or kill your internet speed with all the photos I took), therefore this blog will [...]

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In Search of The Perfect Meal

January 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
In Search of The Perfect Meal

I recently re-activated my public library card. Perusing the aisles I found Anthony Bourdain’s book A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal. I’ve seen it on many websites and decided to check it out. Right now I’m on the second chapter called “Back to the Beach”, Bourdains trip back to his hometown in [...]

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Chocolate Sunday – January 23rd, 2011 in Clearwater

January 15, 2011 | By | 20 Replies More
Chocolate Sunday – January 23rd, 2011 in Clearwater

Update: Due to time constraints the 4 winners will be drawn from the comment box below by 11:59pm 01/20/2011. Thanks! -Carlos I am quite the chocolate enthusiast. No trip to Channelside is complete is complete without a visit to Qachbal’s Chocolatier. When I am visiting Downtown Disney in Orlando I have to grab a shake [...]

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The Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida (Tampa Thai Temple)

January 11, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
The Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida (Tampa Thai Temple)

The Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida (or as I like to call it the Thai Temple in Tampa) has to be one of my favorite places in Tampa. Located right by Palm River, the temple grounds are simply beautiful with tall trees, picnic tables, a dock, and a golden Buddhist temple. Every Sunday they have a [...]

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The Rack (Hyde Park)

January 8, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
The Rack (Hyde Park)

The Rack has long been one of my favorite spots to grab some sushi and chill. The food is consistently good, the bartenders are chill, and there is a crowd there from evening to close. Although they have billiards there, I have never played there. My last visit there was on a Tuesday night. It [...]

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Timpano Italian Chophouse

January 6, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Timpano Italian Chophouse

Timpano Italian Chophouse is a restaurant and bar located across the street from CineBistro in Old Hyde Park. The exterior seems fancy and upscale and that wouldn’t be an incorrect way to describe Timpano. Inside the place is lit well, most of the people there are dressed up. My visit was during evening hours and [...]

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Bella’s Italian Cafe

January 5, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Bella’s Italian Cafe

I had dinner at Bella’s Italian Cafe the other night after driving up Howard Ave. looking for a place to eat. After successfully finding parking (the lot was packed) right in the front (score!) I walked inside to put my name in to eat. The restaurant was packed, but it only took about five to [...]

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