Archive for May, 2012

New restaurants coming to the Brandon area this summer

May 22, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
New restaurants coming to the Brandon area this summer

If you’re a resident in Brandon, there is plenty to be excited about this summer. The Westfield Brandon Shopping Center will be adding Bahama Breeze and Red Robin to their vast list of restaurants. Now you can the gas from driving all the way to Clearwater for Bahama Breeze’s fantastic Ultimate Pina Colada and burger [...]

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Saigon Cafe

May 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Saigon Cafe

State Road 60, also known as Adamo Drive, is an essential part of every Brandon-area resident and I frequently find myself stopping at the M.D. Oriental Market on this road for some Asian snacks and drinks. Saigon Cafe arrived shortly after this M.D. Oriental Market came to Brandon (also neighbors with Tokai Sushi) and serves [...]

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#TECHmunch Tampa Food Blogger Conference

May 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
#TECHmunch Tampa Food Blogger Conference

Last month I was lucky enough to have the chance to attend the TECHmunch Tampa Food Blogger Conference in Ybor City. TECHmunch is a series of conferences in cities around the United States designed to help food bloggers gain the hands-on digital media, marketing, and business skills they need to make their blogs more personally [...]

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Burger Showdown – Burger lovers unite!

May 10, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Burger Showdown – Burger lovers unite!

The Burger Showdown in Tampa Bay at Curtis Hixon Park was no joke. Stamina was required to successfully hit all the stands at the event and build an opinion about them. Tickets were priced affordable, $45 in advance and $55 at the door for unlimited burger sampling, admission, dessert samples, and two drink tickets. Forget [...]

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Yelp Elite Event: Samurai Blue

May 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Yelp Elite Event: Samurai Blue

The first Yelp Elite event at Samurai Blue in Ybor City under the new Tampa Bay Community Manager, Brett Nehls, was a smashing success. I already had a good feeling after my last great experience at Samurai Blue after a David Choi concert during my food blog beginnings. The menu was extensive and full of [...]

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Cinco de Mayo in Tampa Bay

May 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cinco de Mayo in Tampa Bay

If you’re trying to find out where the fiestas in Tampa Bay are occurring this weekend for Cinco de Mayo, here is a quick run-down of events and specials I have found at local restaurants that I would recommend. Casa Tina – Enjoy and inside and outside street party in this Dunedin favorite on Cinco [...]

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Simple Thai curry for beginners

May 3, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Simple Thai curry for beginners

As you have probably already guessed from my website, I love visiting exciting restaurants and trying new dishes and cuisines. I have tried a whole range of ethnic dishes, from Chinese to Thai food and I have shared many of my experiences with you all on my website. However, not everyone is lucky enough to [...]

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Burger Showdown – Best Burger in Tampa Bay

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Burger Showdown – Best Burger in Tampa Bay

This Friday, May 4th is the first Burger Showdown in Downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 6:30-9:30PM. Restaurants will battle to decide who has the best burger in Tampa Bay. The event is a benefit fundraiser for The Tampa Riverwalk. There will be live music at this great event as well. Restaurants competing include [...]

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Real Food Real Joel – Tampa’s Slow Food Movement

May 2, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Real Food Real Joel – Tampa’s Slow Food Movement

I had the great opportunity to attend the Real Food Real Joel farm-to-table event at the Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City on April 19th. Chipotle and the Tampa Urban Food Forum invited me to the event (normal tickets were at least $100 and it was sold out as well) which starred farming celebrity Joel Salatin [...]

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