Archive for September, 2011

Renzo’s Gourmet on Kennedy Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary Sept 28-Oct 1

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Renzo’s Gourmet on Kennedy Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary Sept 28-Oct 1

Renzo’s Gourmet, an Argentinean steakhouse in Tampa, is hosting their 2 year anniversary event from now until Saturday. They will have a free wine tasting with Malbec, Carmenere, and Torrontes wines for visitors and free hors d’ oeuvres. You guys know I love free stuff! This is a great opportunity to go check out the food and [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: 400 Won Wing Night Tuesdays @ Beer O’ Clock

September 27, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Carlos Eats Seoul: 400 Won Wing Night Tuesdays @ Beer O’ Clock

During my freshman year of college, I spent every Monday at Wingstop with the Vietnamese Student Association eating 35 cent wings. It was an experimental event that become a weekly tradition. There is nothing better than cheap and delicious wings (my two favorite words). Sometime later, Wingstop changed some of their policies and we stopped [...]

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Tampa’s First Food Truck Rally

September 26, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Tampa’s First Food Truck Rally

This guest blog was written by a friend of mine Dena Pham. She blogs on her food blog Dena Loves Food in Tampa. As many of you know, I am currently studying abroad in South Korea and I really appreciate her writing up a post for my readers on a very important food event in [...]

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Grand Hilton Seoul Oktoberfest Festival 2011

September 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
Grand Hilton Seoul Oktoberfest Festival 2011

The Grand Hilton Seoul will host their annual Oktoberfest festival this weekend on September 23rd and September 24th. There is much history behind Oktoberfest festivalsand they have been held since 1810 in Munich and eventually spread around the world through various other festivals based on the original. There will be beer, traditional German food, games, and the German [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: Gaya-Gaya 가야가야 (がや-がや) ramen shop in Edae (이대)

September 19, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Carlos Eats Seoul: Gaya-Gaya 가야가야 (がや-がや) ramen shop in Edae (이대)

During my second week in Seoul a friend who I met in Florida took me to a small ramen shop in an alleyway by Ewha University in Edae (이대). This shop makes Japanese style ramen for under 10,000 won. The shop is quaint and has lots of wood inside…its atmosphere felt very Japanese to me. [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: Visiting Taco Bell (타코벨) in Sinchon (신촌동) during their grand opening

September 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Carlos Eats Seoul: Visiting Taco Bell (타코벨) in Sinchon (신촌동) during their grand opening

It was hard to miss Taco Bell on their Grand Opening Day in Sinchon (신촌동) last Friday. Employees walked around with signs pointing towards the restaurant and a man dressed as a taco greeted and waved at people walking through the city. Music played outside the store and employees outside gave away free tacos or soft [...]

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Tampa Taco Bus on Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food – September 28th

September 13, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Tampa Taco Bus on Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food – September 28th

Throughout the past year I have received many hits from people searching for Taco Bus, Travel Channel, and Man Vs. Food. Later this month you can catch The Taco Bus on The Travel Channel on September 28th at 9PM EST. I am very curious to see what Adam Richman from the Man Vs. Food will [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: Taco Bell (타코벨) Grand Opening in Sinchon 09/16/11

September 13, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Carlos Eats Seoul: Taco Bell (타코벨) Grand Opening in Sinchon 09/16/11

Many food bloggers in South Korea report an increasing interest in Mexican food throughout the nation as many local chains begin to pop up around Seoul. It certainly makes sense for a popular franchise, such as Taco Bell, to expand into the country. However, Taco Bell previously failed to expand into South Korea with 2 [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: Tacos Chidos (타코스치도스) Fresh Mexican Grill in Hongdae (홍대)

September 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Carlos Eats Seoul: Tacos Chidos (타코스치도스) Fresh Mexican Grill in Hongdae (홍대)

Money has been pretty tight in Seoul as I wait for my financial aid to arrive from my home university. I have had to make it by on things, such as tuna kimbap, ramyun, pizza, and various other cheap things you can find in convenience stores (the college student lifestyle indeed). My awesome parents back home [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: Caffe Bene (카페베네) in Sinchon (신촌)

September 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Carlos Eats Seoul: Caffe Bene (카페베네) in Sinchon (신촌)

During my first weekend in Seoul I was really hungry and wandering around looking for something good to eat in Sinchon. My rusty hangul was preventing me from reading many of the signs around me and I somehow ended up wandering into Caffe Bene or 카페베네 (It wasn’t hard for this to happen as Caffe Bene [...]

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Tampa Food Truck Rally #1 – Tampa’s First Food Truck Roundup

September 10, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Tampa Food Truck Rally #1 – Tampa’s First Food Truck Roundup

Over the summer I visited Miami and had the pleasure of the attending the Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup. Over 30 trucks meet by FIU in Miami and for someone who loves food it is simply paradise. The trucks range from Asian cuisine to grilled cheese sandwiches. I am happy to announce that the same food [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: First Nepal Restaurant – 2

September 6, 2011 | By | Reply More
Carlos Eats Seoul: First Nepal Restaurant – 2

My first few days living in Sinchon I had a difficult time finding good places to eat. Sinchon is surrounded with hundreds of restaurants. Lots of chains and plenty of places for people unfamiliar with the area to waste lots of money on overpriced food. I started to get a little discouraged after the first [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: Paris Baguette in Namdaemun

September 4, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Carlos Eats Seoul: Paris Baguette in Namdaemun

Paris Baguette is a chain you’ll find throughout Seoul and South Korea (2,900 stores) and has been established since 1986. The headquarters for the company is in Seongnam (성남). It has a few locations in big urban places such as New York and California (with expansion plans through the U.S.A.), but it is located on nearly every [...]

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Carlos Eats Seoul: Taco & Rice Mexican Fusion (Edae)

September 4, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Carlos Eats Seoul: Taco & Rice Mexican Fusion (Edae)

After a few days of living in Seoul some friend and I took the Ewha Station back to Yonsei University. It is a bit of a faster route then walking through Sinchon and far less crowded. On the way we passed by a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant called Taco & Rice. It had all the signs [...]

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