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Locale Market Opens Wed. December 17th in Downtown St. Pete

December 17, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Locale Market Opens Wed. December 17th in Downtown St. Pete

The highly anticipated Locale Market will open doors to the public at the Sundial in Downtown St. Petersburg on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 3:00PM. Acclaimed celebrity chefs, Chef Michael Mina and Chef Don Pintabona, have combined forces to create this 20,000 square-foot facility that houses 10 kitchens, hundreds if not thousands of food products with […]

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Wahlburgers coming to Florida, Tampa location possible

December 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wahlburgers coming to Florida, Tampa location possible

Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide reported recently on Nov. 29th that local restauranteur Manny Garcia plans to bring Wahlburgers restaurant concept to Florida with 20 locations planned for the state of Florida in coming years. Manny Garcia has previously owned and ran casual and fast food restaurant chains in Florida since the year 1969. The […]

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Chipotle launches vegan “Sofritas” menu item

October 13, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Chipotle launches vegan “Sofritas” menu item

Chipotle Mexican Grill is launching their new vegan Sofritas menu in the South and Southeast United States today October 13th, 2014. Participating states include Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Sofritas is an organic, shredded tofu braised with chipotle chiles, roasted poblano peppers, tomatoes, and a blend of aromatic […]

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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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PAO Cafe Filipino restaurant opens in Tampa

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
PAO Cafe Filipino restaurant opens in Tampa

My adventure with Filipino food in Tampa started off with PhilFest and then the PAO Truck Filipino food truck. Now the PAO Cafe Filipino restaurant is open in Carrollwood at 14837 N Florida Avenue, brought by the same people who opened Tampa’s first source for Philippine cuisine. Starting off with a menu from the PAO […]

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Koizi Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery now open in Brandon

August 10, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Koizi Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery now open in Brandon

Koizi Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery is now open in Brandon replacing Oyishi Japanese Buffet. The concept which allows endless sushi, hibachi, and Asian food made-to-order for around $10 for lunch and around $20 for dinner has been a smash hit in New Tampa. This location should be able to accommodate large crowds in Brandon […]

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New York’s Kung Fu Tea Franchise Expands Into Florida with USF Location

April 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
New York’s Kung Fu Tea Franchise Expands Into Florida with USF Location

Kung Fu Tea, a New York-based tea franchise has entered into the Florida market with a new location recently opening near the University of South Florida in Tampa on Fowler Avenue located just next to Hong Kong House and M.D. Oriental Market. The franchise currently boasts over 20 locations nation-wide and has a few locations out […]

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Buzzfeed Names Taco Bus One of America’s Top Food Trucks

December 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Buzzfeed Names Taco Bus One of America’s Top Food Trucks

Local Tampa Bay blog, Saint Petersblog, reported earlier today that Buzzfeed has named Taco Bus as one of the Top Food Trucks of 2013 in the United States of America. Taco Bus was recently featured in an article on WUSF called As Seen on TV – about restaurants that make on television stations, such as […]

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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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New Food Trend Alert: Ramen Burgers

August 7, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
New Food Trend Alert: Ramen Burgers

The latest buzz on the internet for foodies is Ramen Burgers. Like Cronuts, the Ramen Burger is now a trademark and gaining popularity rapidly. The burgers are wrapped in fried ramen instead of buns and I can certainly think of some crazy combinations for this burger. Teriyaki or Miso are two flavors that come to […]

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Anise Global Gastrobar Grand Opening! 07/24

July 24, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Anise Global Gastrobar Grand Opening! 07/24

Today is the grand opening of Anise Global Gastrobar. Anise focuses on high quality cocktails, drinks, and food. Owners consulted with Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club prior to their soft opening. They offer global flavors from countries such as South Korea and Thailand and have been influenced by the travel of the owners. The stunning […]

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Filipiniana Philippine Café Opens in Tampa

July 14, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Filipiniana Philippine Café Opens in Tampa

Every year at the annual PhilFest, I stop by the Ice Ice Boba stand for some bubble tea and Halo-Halo, a Filipino dessert that comes from tagalog meaning “mix-mix”. The owners of this stand have finally opened a retail store in Tampa named Filipiniana Philippine Café and opened today for their soft opening. I stopped by […]

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Father’s Day 2013 Dining Guide – Tampa Bay

June 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Father’s Day 2013 Dining Guide – Tampa Bay

Wondering where to take Dad this Father’s Day holiday? I have you covered. Here is a list of deals and specials happening around town at local restaurants and businesses in Tampa Bay. There’s plenty of options for you to get out of the house and explore some of the best Tampa has to offer. Anise […]

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Sate Southeast Asian Grill adds Banh Mi to menu choices

June 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sate Southeast Asian Grill adds Banh Mi to menu choices

Sate Southeast Asian Grill, located near the University of South Florida in the Fowler Sweetbay Plaza has added new Vietnamese banh mi sub sandwich menu items to their Southeast Asian menu line-up. The baguette was introduced by the French during the Colonial Period of Vietnam and has influenced Vietnamese cuisine ever since. The Traditional Banh […]

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Ker’s WingHouse Opens New Wesley Chapel Location

June 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ker’s WingHouse Opens New Wesley Chapel Location

Ker’s WingHouse Bar and Grill is opening a new location today in Wesley Chapel. The Largo-based sports bar and restaurant, which was founded in 1994 and now boasts 22 locations, will be giving away coupon books with free boneless wings for an entire year to the first 100 guests who enter the restaurant at 11 […]

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What I Read This Weekend: Restaurant News, Japanese Food, and HK

April 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
What I Read This Weekend: Restaurant News, Japanese Food, and HK

I like to keep up with what is happening in the food universe online. Here is what I read this past weekend: The Foodist Doesn’t Like Restaurant Star Ratings For Restaurant Reviews: Completely agree with this one. Stars on a ratings are not a fair way to compare restaurants and that is why I do […]

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Burger 21 Competes in South Beach Fine Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash

February 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Burger 21 Competes in South Beach Fine Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash

Burger 21 and their Corporate Chef, Shane Schaibly, will be competing at the Amstel Light Burger Bash, hosted by Rachael Ray, tomorrow the 22nd, at the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami Beach. Nearly 40 culinary chefs from around the country will compete at the burger bash for the Burger Bash […]

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Little Greek’s Red Hot Valentine’s Day Special & Giveaway

February 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Little Greek’s Red Hot Valentine’s Day Special & Giveaway

Little Greek, Tampa Bay’s Tarpon-born Greek restaurant establishment run by previous Beef O’ Brady’s President, Nick Vojnovic, in partnership with Founder Sigrid Bratic is running a new special for Valentine’s Day. Little Greek was ranked in the Top 50 Breakout Restaurant Brand‘s by Nation’s Restaurant News, an industry publication, this year and has made significant […]

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Current Tampa food news and happenings.

February 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Current Tampa food news and happenings.

There have been a number of great Tampa food news and happenings lately. Here’s a recap of some of the notable things you might have missed recently: 1) OpenTable names Tampa in the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in the United States: Tampa landed at #15 in the OpenTable’s list of the top 25 romantic […]

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Help St. Joseph’s Hospital and Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins Celebrate Christmas in July

July 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Help St. Joseph’s Hospital and Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins Celebrate Christmas in July

Want to spread some summer cheer? From now through July 27, help St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital celebrate Christmas in July by bringing in a new unwrapped toy worth $10 or more into participating Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins locations in Tampa Bay. Your gifts will provide entertainment, encouragement, and a momentary escape from illness for children throughout the year. As a […]

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USF Taco Bus Grand Opening Recap

June 7, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
USF Taco Bus Grand Opening Recap

I have attended quite a few restaurant openings in my time. I was one of the first customers to enter the Taco Bus USF location today for their Grand Opening. The new location looks great inside, they kept some things from the former Taqueria Monterrey, but added some fine Taco Bus finishes around the restaurant […]

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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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Bokuchoi Ramen launched – first Japanese ramen restaurant in Tampa Bay

October 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Bokuchoi Ramen launched – first Japanese ramen restaurant in Tampa Bay

My good friend in Tampa informed me that a ramen restaurant opened in August and she was surprised at how great it tasted.  As you know, I had some great ramen here in Seoul at Gaya-Gaya and South Korea has no short supply of ramen shops. The idea of a ramen restaurant in Tampa interests […]

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