Archive for July, 2011

Carlos Eats Miami!

July 30, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
Carlos Eats Miami!

I will be vacationing in Miami starting this Sunday the 31st until next Friday the 5th. Despite living in Florida since 1998, I have never been to Miami and I am excited to try all the restaurants food spots out in Miami (looking forward to checking out their food truck scene!). I will be staying [...]

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Congrats to Katie! New giveaway: Flamestone Grill $25 gift card

July 29, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Congrats to Katie! New giveaway: Flamestone Grill $25 gift card

Katie is the lucky Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza gift card winner! She writes a blog called She Likes Ruffles, He likes Truffles. You can follow her on twitter @SheLikesRuffles. Congrats again! ———- Don’t despair if you didn’t win the gift card. I still have many gift cards and freebies to giveaway in coming weeks. We’re [...]

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Dine Tampa Bay Launch Party tomorrow! :)

July 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Dine Tampa Bay Launch Party tomorrow! :)

Tomorrow, July 28th, is the Dine Tampa Bay Launch Party at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre from 6:00-9:00PM. There will be food samples from many restaurants and a chef competition as well. I will be there with a guest and I would love to see you come out too and support Tampa Bay restaurants. Tickets must be purchased in [...]

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Giveaway: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza $25 gift card

July 22, 2011 | By | 11 Replies More
Giveaway: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza $25 gift card

Are you ready for the 2nd Carlos Eats giveaway contest? I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. Maybe you want to try their Cauliflower Pizza or Eggplant Marino? Or how about the fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, and basil pizza (yum!). Well I believe in feeding my readers. Here’s how you can [...]

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Cauliflower Pizza @ Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

July 22, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Cauliflower Pizza @ Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

During the Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Tweetup in Carrollwood, I spotted a curious pizza that I was sadly too full to try. Fortunately, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza contacted me recently and invited me to come out and try a complimentary pie of their Cauliflower Pizza. I, of course, accepted and ventured to the Anthony’s Coal [...]

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In Memory of Lisa Tian, Joy of Tokyo in New Tampa restaurant owner

July 21, 2011 | By | 7 Replies More
In Memory of Lisa Tian, Joy of Tokyo in New Tampa restaurant owner

I stumbled upon Joy of Tokyo in New Tampa one day in January of this year when a friend and I were heading to SoHo Sushi North and found it closed at 2PM. We decided to try a new restaurant we had seen on Bruce B. Downs by Acropolis, Joy of Tokyo. Once inside we [...]

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Pagelli’s Italiano (Wesley Chapel)

July 21, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Pagelli’s Italiano (Wesley Chapel)

My parents have dined at Pagelli’s Italiano in the Wiregrass Mall for quite some time and mentioned to me I had to try the Tiramisu there. Being a huge Tiramisu fan, I did not miss the next chance I had to dine at Pagelli’s. The restaurant is spacious, with plenty of outdoor seating that is shaded [...]

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Ploy Thai (Brandon)

July 21, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Ploy Thai (Brandon)

Ploy Thai was one of the first Thai restaurants I fell in love with when I first moved to the Brandon area back in 2005. The inside is decorated as lavishly as any other Thai restaurant, but there is something about the quality of the food and service that I enjoy after every visit. The [...]

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One Family Korean Restaurant

July 18, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
One Family Korean Restaurant

I have dined at One Family Korean Restaurant (known as Pine Tree Karaoke Cafe until 2010) for about 3 years now. Regarded by many as the best Korean restaurant in Tampa Bay and after searching high and low myself, I have to agree. One Family offers reasonable prices for dishes in comparison to the Korean [...]

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Universal Studios Orlando: Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Three Broomsticks restaurant

July 14, 2011 | By | 9 Replies More
Universal Studios Orlando: Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Three Broomsticks restaurant

In honor of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II’s release, I thought I’d do a write up on my first experience with Butterbeer (read my review Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s Part II here). One of the most exciting parts of visiting Universal Studios earlier this year was visiting [...]

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The Generous Pour Event @ The Capital Grille – #TCGPour11

July 13, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
The Generous Pour Event @ The Capital Grille – #TCGPour11

I attended the Capital Grille’s Generous Pour Preview Event on Monday night. The Generous Pour Wine Event will occur from July 12th to September 4th, 2011 at Capital Grille locations. This event will feature a collection of nine wines from around the world, each hand-selected by The Capital Grille’s Master Sommelier, George Miliotes, one of only 173 Master Sommeliers [...]

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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Metromix’s #WellDoneMix Tweetup

July 8, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Metromix’s #WellDoneMix Tweetup

I had the pleasure last week of attending a tweetup in Carrollwood hosted by Metromix and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. The #WellDoneMix event hashtag was a play on Anthony Coal Fired Pizza’s catch phrase “Our pizza is well done”. The event was a tasty networking event. When I came inside I was greeted by Metromix [...]

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5th Annual Ybor Aficionado Days Stop 2: Bernini

July 3, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
5th Annual Ybor Aficionado Days Stop 2: Bernini

I have always been curious about the food at Bernini in Ybor City. The restaurant is named after Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, of the late renaissance period (1598-1680) and founder of the Baroque art style. The exterior of the restaurant is beautiful in design and certainly makes me think Italy. During the Chevy Tapas Trail I was [...]

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Tampa Bay becomes a Yelp Elite City

July 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Tampa Bay becomes a Yelp Elite City

Yelp was the first food community I joined online back in 2006 after I was introduced by a Xanga friend living in San Francisco. Since then I have gone on to write over 500 reviews on Yelp and been a member of their Elite squad since 2006 as well. Yelp always had aspirations for Tampa and [...]

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New Yummy House on Hillsborough Avenue first impression bleak

July 2, 2011 | By | 13 Replies More
New Yummy House on Hillsborough Avenue first impression bleak

Tonight my friends and I decided to dine at the new Yummy House on Hillsborough Avenue. Everyone was excited to come out and try this new location. It is located only a few minutes away from the original Yummy House on Waters, but meant to deal with the strong demand for their food. We pulled [...]

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