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Food Trucks Join Ocala Mopar Group at Annual Ocala Christmas Parade

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Food Trucks Join Ocala Mopar Group at Annual Ocala Christmas Parade

Two Tampa Bay-based food trucks, Hot Box’d Steamed Cheeseburgers and South Pacific Grill, will be joining the Ocala Mopar Group at HeritageBank of the South (1409 E. Silver Springs Blvd.) during the annual Ocala Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 14th, 2013 from 11:30AM-9:00PM. The parade is a tradition that has spanned 59 recorded years in [...]

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Texas de Brazil Celebrating Thanksgiving Brazilian-Style

November 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Texas de Brazil Celebrating Thanksgiving Brazilian-Style

For Thanksgiving, Texas de Brazil will be featuring a Brazilian-style Thanksgiving feast with cuts of beer, pork, lamb, chicken, and Brazilian sausage. In addition there will be traditional Thanksgiving Turkey, sweet potato casserole, house-made gravy and cranberry sauce served from the 50-item gourmet salad area. Pecan Pie will be added to the dessert options as [...]

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National Paella Day

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
National Paella Day

Today is National Paella Day! I’ll be going to Cafe Ole for paella, tapas, and sangria tonight with Jennifer B., Blaire O., and Megan W. This photo was taken at the Taste of New Tampa on Sunday. Post coming soon! Look for updates from tonight on Twitter and Facebook. Also instagram! Sorry for the lack [...]

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Valentine’s Day Tampa 2013 Dining Guide

February 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Valentine’s Day Tampa 2013 Dining Guide

The celebration of Saint Valentine is upon us and with Tampa being ranked in the top 25 romantic cities in the USA, you can be sure there are plenty of great deals and events happening around town for Valentine’s Day. Here are my recommendations on where to visit on Valentine’s Day in Tampa. Cafe Hey: [...]

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Thanksgiving Dining in Tampa Bay 2012

November 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Thanksgiving Dining in Tampa Bay 2012

Sometimes we take a year off from all the cooking and family gatherings that Thanksgiving often inspires. I am personally looking forward to a home-cooked meal after missing Thanksgiving while I was abroad in South Korea last year. Here is a list of recommended local restaurants offering Thanksgiving deals to those of you looking to [...]

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National French Fry Day This Friday at BGR The Burger Joint

July 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
National French Fry Day This Friday at BGR The Burger Joint

Do you love french fries? I sure do. BGR The Burger Joint will be celebrating National French Fry Day this Friday, July 13th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. BGR will offer all customers FREE french fries to celebrate the occasion. The average American eats 29 pounds of french fries per year and BGR is inviting everyone to [...]

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Celebrating National Fried Chicken Day at Tampa Luv Chicken

July 7, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Celebrating National Fried Chicken Day at Tampa Luv Chicken

Being that today is National Fried Chicken Day (didn’t you see it trend on Twitter?), I decided it was the perfect day to head to Tampa Luv Chicken and try their chicken and waffles. I have some friends who check-in to Tampa Luv Chicken regularly and sparked my interest. Chicken and waffles have been buzzing [...]

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Dining on 4th of July in Tampa Bay

July 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dining on 4th of July in Tampa Bay

Here are some great deals and specials happening at restaurants around Tampa Bay on the 4th of July: -4 meals for $20 on $5 Warehouse Wednesdays at Spaghetti Warehouse -Frenchy’s will offer a specialized 4th of July Menu with items under $10 - available July 3rd through July 8th -Kids 12 & under eat free at [...]

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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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Valentines Day Dining in Tampa Bay

February 13, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Valentines Day Dining in Tampa Bay

It would seem that almost every restaurant in Tampa Bay is having some kind of Valentines Day special for the big day of love. Here is a listing of some of the specials I have noticed, for the late-minute diner like myself. Even if you don’t have a Valentine – you might want to have [...]

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GrillSmith Chef Joe Guli Interview & Chef Guli’s Top 10 Fourth of July Grilling Tips

June 28, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
GrillSmith Chef Joe Guli Interview & Chef Guli’s Top 10 Fourth of July Grilling Tips

I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Joe Guli, GrillSmith‘s Chef Tech of Operations in this area, today at the Brandon location located inside the Westfield Brandon Town Center (located outside near the food court). GrillSmith was established in 2004 and is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company [...]

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Where to Dine on Father’s Day in Tampa Bay

June 15, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Where to Dine on Father’s Day in Tampa Bay

In case you haven’t heard, 50 million Americans are expected to dine out for Father’s Day this weekend. Trying to figure out where to take Dad to eat on Father’s Day? I have you covered. Here are some suggestions of dining deals happening around Tampa on Father’s Day (Sunday June 19, 2011 for those of [...]

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! This food blogger is finally on summer vacation so look for lots of updates to be coming soon. I thought that Cinco de Mayo would be the perfect day to blog about Jarritos sodas. I received a package from one of their social media consultants some time ago and had [...]

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IHOP Free Pancake Day: Tuesday 3/1/2011

February 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
IHOP Free Pancake Day: Tuesday 3/1/2011

Tomorrow is IHOP Free Pancake Day. Expect a rush of people at IHOP tomorrow getting their fix of pancakes for free from 7am to 10pm. IHOP has a goal of raising 2.3 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Hospitals and other local charities. IHOP has given away more than 10.1 million buttermilk pancakes since 2006. Don’t [...]

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Belated Merry Christmas!

December 28, 2010 | By | 7 Replies More
Belated Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I spent mine with my family. We ate and ate and ate (today I hit the treadmill for sure). We spent Christmas Day at Downtown Disney in Orlando, fun and chill time. Our Christmas Eve dinner was a feast! So many things. The arroz con gandules was excellent! [...]

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Thanksgiving at The Columbia

November 26, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Thanksgiving at The Columbia

My latest Creative Loafing article is about my Thanksgiving dinner at The Columbia. This year my family decided to go out to eat instead of the usual tradition of making dinner at home. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to review a special restaurant dining occasion: eating out on Thanksgiving. I was surprised [...]

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National S’mores Day

August 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
National S’mores Day

To celebrate National S’mores Day (every year on August 10th), my nephew and I made chocolate s’mores. Here are the pictures from our adventure: Making the S’Mores. After they came out of the oven. A very happy nephew of mine. We thought the s’more made a funny face shape. Special thanks to Foodimentary for notifying [...]

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