Archive for April, 2012

Sea Grapes Fine Wine and Food Festival

April 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sea Grapes Fine Wine and Food Festival

The Sea Grapes Fine Wine and Food Festival is this Saturday, April 28th, at the Florida Aquarium in Channelside District from 8-11PM. The event benefit’s the Aquarium’s education and conservation programs including sponsored admissions for underserved youth, sea turtle rehabilitation, seahorse conservation and coral farm propagation. Event attendees will be able to sample more than [...]

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Happy 7th Anniversary to Kaleisia!

April 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Happy 7th Anniversary to Kaleisia!

This Friday is Kaleisia Tea Lounge’s 7th Anniversary Celebration from 6:30-9:30PM. I have been visiting since about 2008 and have always had a great time there and been treated well by their employees. There will be live music, raffles, a slideshow, and FREE cake!  Special music performances will be made by Algorhythm Sky (more here). Here [...]

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Cru Cellars Blogger Dinner #CruKitchen

April 26, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Cru Cellars Blogger Dinner #CruKitchen

My interest in wine has grown greatly since the beginning of Carlos Eats. Wine is such an important part of the food industry and learning about the pairing throughout many events has increased my appreciation for sommeliers and wine culture. Last Wednesday I dined at Cru Cellars for a blogger dinner they invited me to. It was not [...]

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USF’s 1st Food Truck Pod @ Felicitous April 26

April 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
USF’s 1st Food Truck Pod @ Felicitous April 26

This Thursday, April 26th, will be the first food truck pod at USF at 5:30PM. Exciting stuff for students who love the food truck action, but haven’t been able to visit one because of the lack of proximity to campus. The event will take place at Felicitous, a local coffee shop on 51st Street which is [...]

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Kingsford Steak Challenge in Tampa

April 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Kingsford Steak Challenge in Tampa

Chef Chad Johnston from SideBern’s and Chef Eric Lackey from Flame Stone American Grill competed last week to determine who has the best steak-grilling skills in town in an event sponsored by Kingsford charcoal. Customers outside the Wal-Mart on North Dale Mabry Highway were able to sample steaks made by the chefs and then vote [...]

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Asia Fest 2012 – Saturday April 28

April 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Asia Fest 2012 – Saturday April 28

The 29th Annual Celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage called Asia Fest will occur on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 11:00 AM inside  Cotanchobee Park located in the Channelside District. Entrance is FREE and there will be a number of performances and cultural shows at the event. Local Asian food vendors normally set up shop around the [...]

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La Malinche Mexican Restaurant

April 19, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
La Malinche Mexican Restaurant

During my visit to St. Armand’s Circle this past weekend, my parents and I were surprised to spot a new Mexican restaurant in the area.  Interested, we decided to give it a shot a few hours after visiting Tommy Bahama. The outside of the restaurant only says Mexican restaurant, we learned the name of the [...]

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Celebrating at Tommy Bahama

April 18, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Celebrating at Tommy Bahama

My Aunt celebrated her 39th birthday dinner at Tommy Bahama in St. Armand’s Circle this past weekend. It’s been a few years since my last visit to Tommy Bahama and from what I could remember the buzz about it was the mixed beverages that my family adored. This time around no one was drinking, they [...]

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Carlos Eats nominated for Best Local Blogger by A-List

April 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Carlos Eats nominated for Best Local Blogger by A-List

Carlos Eats has been nominated on Channel 10′s A-List for Best Local Blogger. If you would like to help me in the polls visit my page at: http://tampacityvoter.dealchicken.com/carlos-eats/biz/645916 Thanks again for your support! Make sure to vote in the food categories for your favorite local restaurants and eateries.

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Cuenelli’s Peruvian Restaurant revisited

April 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cuenelli’s Peruvian Restaurant revisited

I spent many days in South Korea dreaming of the delicious chicken sandwiches at Cuenelli’s. I even visited a Peruvian restaurant in Seoul hoping for a similar dining experience, but failed to find anything like it. Now I’m back in Tampa and can enjoy Cuenelli’s once again! I ran into the owner a few weeks [...]

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Flicks and Food Trucks next Thursday – 04/19

April 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Flicks and Food Trucks next Thursday – 04/19

Flicks and Food Trucks is next Thursday, April 19th, 2012 from 6PM-10PM at The Grand Central at Kennedy (1208 E. Kennedy Blvd 33602). Parking is available at the parking garage located at the Grand Central at Kennedy. The event is sponsored by Tampa Bay Markets. Make sure to bring cash in case some food trucks are cash-only. [...]

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Carlos Eats is seeking sponsors!

April 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Carlos Eats is seeking sponsors!

Carlos Eats is seeking sponsors. Are you interested in having your business promoted and help with promotion of upcoming food-related events? Carlos Eats has a growing network that you can connect with through this website and social media. The goal of this effort it to help me reach more people (possibly due a site re-design [...]

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Easter Sunday 2012

April 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Easter Sunday 2012

Easter was a nice chance to kick back with the family and enjoy some home cooking. My sister did not disappoint the family. She hosted a feast with steak, chicken skewers, mashed potatoes (using my Mom’s famous recipe), chips and homemade salsa, flan, and more! We also now have a ton of candy in the [...]

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