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Ciccio’s Restaurant Group launching Fresh Kitchen concept

September 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Ciccio’s Restaurant Group launching Fresh Kitchen concept

Ciccio’s Restaurant Group is launching a new restaurant concept soon called Fresh Kitchen at 1350 S. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL. Oxford Exchange Executive Chef Erin Guggino is on-board for the menu development. Chef Guggino will have ownership in the new concept according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The health-focused food concept will offer dine-in, take-out, and delivery for [...]

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Don’t miss: Orlando’s First Filipino Feast Food Event “Kamayan”

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Don’t miss: Orlando’s First Filipino Feast Food Event “Kamayan”

Orlando will have it’s first Filipino feast food event called Kamayan on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at East End Market (3201 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803) from 7PM-9PM and it is one event that you DO NOT want to miss. MasterChef Top 15 contestant Francis Biondi is partnering up with Kappo at East End Market [...]

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Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with Burger 21 deal

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with Burger 21 deal

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 is National Cheeseburger Day and there is nothing like a delicious cheeseburger in my opinion. Tampa-based burger concept Burger 21 will be celebrating the food holiday with a BOGO deal for members of its e-mail club, the B21 Club, with a free cheesy burger with the purchase of a burger, salad, or [...]

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month 2014 now live

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month 2014 now live

Foodies can rejoice because Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month has returned and diners can enjoy savings from now until September 30th, 2014 at more than 75 restaurants in the Orlando area. The event occurs every night during participating restaurants dinner hours and offers prix fixe dinners at the exceptional value of $33 per person, a steal [...]

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Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Coming September 12th & 13th

August 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Coming September 12th & 13th

The Annual Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival is coming September 12th and September 13th of 2014 at The Straz Center for Performing Arts in Downtown Tampa. The festival is a charity event that helps fund the Brandon Foundation which provides assistance to over 60 local charities and has distributed approximately over $1.7 million dollars to local [...]

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USF offers Italian Food in Film Class for Fall 2014

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
USF offers Italian Food in Film Class for Fall 2014

The University of South Florida – Tampa campus is offering Italian Food in Film (course code: FOL4101/ITT4531) from 8:00PM-9:15PM on Mondays and Wednesdays this Fall to students. Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia will be teaching this course. Dr. La Trecchia has taken big moves in the food world herself and is a support of the Milan [...]

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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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