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Local food trucks roll into Mid-Pinellas Comic Con this Saturday

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Local food trucks roll into Mid-Pinellas Comic Con this Saturday

Hungry for some food trucks? Good! They will at the Mid-Pinellas Comic Con ( 9200 113th Street N, Seminole, FL 33772 ) this Saturday, August 8th, 2014. There will be an Injustice and Super Smash Bros. Melee video game tournament with Gamers on the Edge as well as a costume contest, character voice sound-alike contest, and panels. The convention will run from 10AM-5PM. [...]

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Taste of the Nation Orlando celebrates 25 years fighting hunger

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Taste of the Nation Orlando celebrates 25 years fighting hunger

Taste of the Nation Orlando will celebrate 25 years of fighting hunger this Saturday, August 9th, 2014 from 6:45PM-10:00PM at the Orlando World Center Marriott (8701 World Center Dr., Orlando, FL) in partnership with 35 Central Florida chefs. Taste of the Nation Orlando will feature two James Bear-award semi-finalists: Hari Pulapeka of Cress Restaurant and [...]

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Ybor City 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ybor City 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl

The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a pub crawl this Saturday: The 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl.  The event will run from 3:00PM-7:00PM. The pub crawl starts in the Centro Ybor courtyard where participants can pick up an official “pub crawl bandana” (if pre-registered), lanyard tickets for walk-ups, and a map [...]

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O-Town MacDown Competition Presented by SeaWorld (Orlando)

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
O-Town MacDown Competition Presented by SeaWorld (Orlando)

I will be competing with 407area.com in the O-Town MacDown mac-and-cheese competition at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 11:00AM-4:00PM. Proceeds from the event will benefit Give Kids The World, a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides week-long, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. [...]

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Carlos Drinks: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Beer

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Carlos Drinks: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Beer

I have a new post over on Carlos Drinks partnering with local USBG Tampa Bay Bartender Chris Marsicano on a “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Beer” cocktail in honor of the opening of “Diagon Alley” at Universal Studios. You can watch the Tastemade video below for a tease: The recipe is over at: http://carlosdrinks.com/2014/07/09/i-cant-believe-its-not-butter-beer-cocktail-recipe/

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9th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week 2014 Kickoff

June 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
9th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week 2014 Kickoff

The 9th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week is now live and will run from June 1st to June 12th, 2014. Diners have the option of dining at several Sarasota restaurants with a $15 3-course prix fixe meal for lunch and a $29 3-course prix fixe meal for dinner. On the list are several Zagat-rated restaurants [...]

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Flicks and Food Trucks Tonight!

May 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Flicks and Food Trucks Tonight!

The last Flicks and Food Trucks of the season is happening tonight at The Grand Central at Kennedy (1120 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33602) from 6:00PM-10:00PM. Flicks and Food Trucks will be closed over the summer while construction is done downtown. However in the mean time you can catch your favorite food trucks over at [...]

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19th Annual PhilFest This Weekend in Tampa!

April 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
19th Annual PhilFest This Weekend in Tampa!

This Friday, April 4th, through Sunday, April 6th is the 19th Annual PhilFest at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center (14301 Nine Eagles Drive Tampa, FL). The Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. and its member organizations will host that event that has more than 13,000 visitors with a taste of Philippine Fiesta : food, entertainment, merchandise, and more. The festival [...]

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National Cuban Sandwich Festival 2014

March 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
National Cuban Sandwich Festival 2014

The 3rd annual National Cuban Sandwich Festival will occur on Saturday, March 22nd and Sunday, March 23rd of 2014 from 10:30AM-5:30PM and will be held at Centennial Park in historic Ybor City @ 1800 E. 8th Street. The event is presented by Latin Times Media. City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has named March “Cuban Sandwich Month”. The [...]

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Domani Bistro Employee Fundraiser @ The Bricks of Ybor – 3/3

February 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Domani Bistro Employee Fundraiser @ The Bricks of Ybor – 3/3

The Bricks of Ybor will host a fundraiser for the displaced employees of Domani Bistro on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 from 7:00PM-9:00PM at The Bricks. There will be drawings, food, and drinks at the fundraiser for participants. All proceeds will go to the employees who suffered as a result of Domani Bistro recently burning down. Any [...]

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Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association Advance Auto Parts Schedule: 2/24-2/28

February 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association Advance Auto Parts Schedule: 2/24-2/28

Update 2/26: These locations are currently on-hold due to a permit issue. The new Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association is sponsoring a food truck rotation for Tampa Bay food trucks at Advance Auto Parts South Tampa located at 3823 S. Dale Mabry Highway. Food trucks will be there daily from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Come out and support the [...]

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Fiesta Day & Flan Festival 2014 This Saturday in Ybor City

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fiesta Day & Flan Festival 2014 This Saturday in Ybor City

Tampa’s Historic Ybor City will celebrate the 67th Annual Fiesta Day and the 11th Annual Flan Festival this Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 from 11:00AM-6:00PM. The Fiesta will celebrate the cuisine, culture, and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City at the turn of the 19th century. 7th Avenue will be closed for [...]

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Tampa Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival – February 22, 2014

February 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tampa Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival – February 22, 2014

If you love beer, bourbon, and BBQ then this Saturday you will want to head to Curtis Hixon Park for the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival from 12:00-6:00PM. Featuring 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and plenty of BBQ. VIP includes an extra 2 hours of early admission time (General admission begins at 2:00PM) and a whole-hog [...]

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Florida State Fair 2014: What To Eat

February 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Florida State Fair 2014: What To Eat

The Florida State Fair has been dazzling crowds for decades and each year brings excellent and dangerously tasty food for Tampa foodies to enjoy. Here are my picks that I enjoyed during my visit to the Florida State Fair that I can recommend to you! Most of the vendors are located by Gate 3 on [...]

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Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2014 – February 8th and 9th, 2014

February 3, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2014 – February 8th and 9th, 2014

This weekend (February 8th and 9th, 2014) is Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2014 from 1PM-5PM. During this event Clearwater Beach will entice food, wine, spirits, and craft beer fans with this third annual food and wine festival. This event is presented by Bright House Networks, the City of Clearwater, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & [...]

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MOSI Einstein on Food & Wine Festival Saturday Feb. 1

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
MOSI Einstein on Food & Wine Festival Saturday Feb. 1

MOSI will host their 19th Annual Einstein on Food & Wine Festival this Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 7:00PM (VIP access begins at 6:00PM). Einstein on Food & Wine Festival is presented by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and the Tampa Bay Times. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will feature over 120 vintners with a [...]

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Smoke+Mirrors Party Thursdays @ Anise Gastrobar

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Smoke+Mirrors Party Thursdays @ Anise Gastrobar

Downtown Tampa has a new weekly event happening every Thursday night at Anise Global Gastrobar (777 N. Ashley Dr.) called Smoke+Mirrors. A sister event to a party across Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg called Cloak+Dagger, Smoke+Mirrors features resident DJ Kayla “Whiskey Business” Radics as well as new weekly performances by a wide variety of local producers and [...]

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PAO Truck Kickstarter Launched – Help Fund This Food Project!

January 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
PAO Truck Kickstarter Launched – Help Fund This Food Project!

Fellow food lovers, The PAO Truck’s Kickstarter campaign for an Equipment and Body Upgrade has launched! The PAO Truck has until February 25th, 2014 at 12:12PM EST to raise $7,000. Several rewards levels are available for backers depending on support levels. If this campaign fails, no backers cash will change hands so we need your [...]

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Gasparilla 2014 Boat Party!

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gasparilla 2014 Boat Party!

ARRRRR! This Saturday don’t miss the Gasparilla Boat Party on StarShip cruise from 4-7PM – brought to you by Groove Entertainment. Tickets are going fast and this party will feature 3 decks of music with complimentary tapas and transportation/entry to and from Hyde Park Cafe’s Gasparilla after-party. First class tickets will land you an open [...]

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Tampa Twilight Market Tonight @ Kaleisia Tea Lounge

January 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tampa Twilight Market Tonight @ Kaleisia Tea Lounge

Tonight is the Twilight Market at Kaleisia Tea Lounge (1441 E Fletcher Ave #101 Tampa, Florida 33612) from 6-10PM! Check out this video I shot last week at Kaleisia using Tastemade. More info on their newsletter: http://conta.cc/KyS6dG

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Tampa Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta – 1/8

January 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tampa Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta – 1/8

The first Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta of 2014 will be held today, January 8th at Lykes Gaslight Park in Downtown Tampa from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Brought to you by Bob Buckhorn, The City of Tampa, and The Downtown Tampa Partnership. The temperature will be in the mid-50s which is pretty cold for a Floridian so make sure to [...]

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VIDEO: Dinner With The PAO Truck @ TGH

January 3, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
VIDEO: Dinner With The PAO Truck @ TGH

Last night I enjoyed Filipino food for dinner at the PAO Truck at Tampa General Hospital near Downtown Tampa just off Bayshore Boulevard. Food Trucks rotate service at Tampa General Hospital throughout the week, some go for lunch service from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, while others head there for dinner service from 7PM-midnight. Visitors to Tampa [...]

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Tampa Twilight Market Tuesdays @ Kaleisia Tea Lounge

January 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tampa Twilight Market Tuesdays @ Kaleisia Tea Lounge

Tampa’s only Twilight Market will be kicking up steam at Kaleisia Tea Lounge (1441 E. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa FL 33612) not far from USF and Carrollwood each and every Tuesday in 2014 from 6PM-10PM. Visitors at the first event of 2014 on January 7th can enjoy a farmers market full of organic, farm fresh produce, [...]

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Tampa NYE 2014 Luau Food Truck Rally @ The Sail Pavilion

December 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tampa NYE 2014 Luau Food Truck Rally @ The Sail Pavilion

Looking for some food truck action tonight in Tampa Bay for New Years? You can catch 10 food trucks tonight at The Sail Pavilion (333 South Franklin Street Tampa, Florida 33602) on the Riverwalk starting at 7PM tonight! Live entertainment will play from 7PM-11PM and a DJ will be spinning music until 2AM! Enjoy the [...]

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3 Daughters Brewing Opening December 14th in St. Petersburg

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
3 Daughters Brewing Opening December 14th in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay’s latest craft brewery, 3 Daughters Brewing (also known at 3DB), is set to open this Saturday, December 14th in St. Petersburg from 3PM-9PM. The roots of the brewery go back to a story about beer battered fish at Bella Brava with Chef Ty Weaver who is also taking charge as head brewer at 3 [...]

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