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MOSI Festival of Chocolate this weekend!

April 14, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
MOSI Festival of Chocolate this weekend!

The MOSI Festival of Chocolate is this weekend on April 18th and 19th from 10AM-6PM. The event will feature a Jr. Cocoa Couture Fashion Show will allow designers ages 7–17 to showcase their very own chocolate-inspired designs. Live professional competitions and cooking demonstrations will be held. Full Disclosure: MOSI has provided 2 tickets for giveaway on this […]

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Giveaway: Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival

April 13, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Giveaway: Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival

Love Sunday Funday? Big City Events is hosting the first Tampa Bay Bloody Mary festival presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 from 11AM-3PM at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Read about the event on Carlos Drinks. Full Disclosure: I have received tickets to the Blood Mary Festival for this post which I will […]

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Taste the Best of Tampa Bay this Saturday!

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Taste the Best of Tampa Bay this Saturday!

Best of Tampa Bay is back for another year of delicious food this Saturday, April 11th. General Admission Tickets are $90 include all inclusive food and beverage offered by the area’s finest restaurants and caterers, open bar and live music on four stages. VIP Tickets are $150 and include all inclusive food and beverage offered by the area’s finest […]

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Festa Italiana this weekend!

April 7, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Festa Italiana this weekend!

The 18th Annual Festa Italiana will occur this weekend in Ybor City. The event started in 1997 as a one-day event that benefited the Italian Club of Tampa (L’Unione Italiana) and continues to honors Italian culture by showcasing Italian cuisine from Tampa Bay’s top caterers and restaurants, world-renowned performers, premier wine and spirits, and a […]

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Taste of South Tampa 2015

April 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Taste of South Tampa 2015

The 10th Annual Taste of South Tampa is this Sunday, April 12th, 2015 from 1:00PM-4:00PM at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The Taste of South Tampa is the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s signature annual event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Metropolitan Ministries and a canned food drive will be held. Bring your non-perishable food items […]

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America Loves Bacon Festival coming 4/11

April 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
America Loves Bacon Festival coming 4/11

What word makes every foodie drool? BACON. Bacon has become so embedded into the food culture of this society that some restaurants have gone as far as to have exclusive bacon menus. A whole new level of bacon love has appeared with the America Loves Bacon Festival in Tampa, which promises 5,000 lbs. of bacon consumption […]

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9th Ybor Aficionado Days Tapas Trail this Saturday!

April 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
9th Ybor Aficionado Days Tapas Trail this Saturday!

The Ybor Aficionado Days Tapas Trail will return for its 9th year this Saturday, April 4th, 2015 and showcase 12 restaurants throughout Ybor City. This event celebrates the 129th anniversary of the manufacture of the first cigar on April 13, 1886 and offers a taste of Ybor City. The event is presented by the Ybor City Chamber […]

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Fodder & Shine Grand Opening + Florida’s Birthday

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fodder & Shine Grand Opening + Florida’s Birthday

Chef Greg Baker’s latest restaurant in Seminole Heights, Fodder & Shine, is having its Grand Opening tomorrow from 5:00PM-1:00AM. It also happens to be the 170th birthday of the State of Florida, which was admitted as the 27th state to the union on March 3rd, 1845. There will be a buffet featuring whole hog, fried chicken, […]

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Best 3 Foods at Florida State Fair 2015

February 16, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Best 3 Foods at Florida State Fair 2015

The Florida State Fair is winding to a close, but before it leaves us tonight I’d like to reflect on some of the best things I tried this year. 1. Ramen Pizza: The ramen pizza from Chai Yo Thai Cuisine was a dish that I was not expecting to be enjoyable. Looks can be deceiving […]

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7th Annual Orlando Downtown Food & Wine Festival

February 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
7th Annual Orlando Downtown Food & Wine Festival

DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post. Two one-day admission passes to the Downtown Food & Wine Festival will be received in exchange for this preview post. The 7th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Festival is coming up on Saturday, February 21st, and Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at Lake Eola on Robinson Street in Downtown Orlando. […]

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Clearwater Beach Uncorked Coming Feb. 7th & 8th

January 28, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Clearwater Beach Uncorked Coming Feb. 7th & 8th

Clearwater Beach Uncorked is coming February 7th and February 8th of 2015 from 1:00PM-5:00PM. Taste over 100 wines from across the globe and enjoy the best brews available at this event beneath the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in addition to a number of food vendors. There will also be a one-of-a-kind Brew-B-Que cooking demos […]

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PASKO 2014: Tampa Celebrates Philippine Christmas

December 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
PASKO 2014: Tampa Celebrates Philippine Christmas

The Philippine Cultural Foundation of Tampa will celebrate PASKO 2014: Philippine Christmas in association with Philippine Nurses Association, Gulf Coast Chapter on Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center (14301 9 Eagles Dr. Tampa, FL 33626) from 12:00PM-6:00PM. The event will cost $3.00 (children ages 5 and under are FREE). Guests […]

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

December 17, 2014 | By | 4 Replies 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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Second Harvest Food Bank presents #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Second Harvest Food Bank presents #GivingTuesday

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is teaming up with WESH 2 News on #GivingTuesday to help provide 160,000 meals to families, seniors and kids in our community. Every dollar that you donate provides 4 meals to a hungry neighbor. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT: Any gift donated on their page on December 2 will be matched […]

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Naga Tea Grand Opening – 11/22

November 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Naga Tea Grand Opening – 11/22

Naga Tea will have their Grand Opening event on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 from 12PM-10PM. Since I first checked them out they’ve been fine-tuning their menu and adding some new stuff here and there. During the event drinks will be 15% off all day long. In addition there will be entertainment, raffles, a cake-cutting, and […]

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Election Day 2014 Tampa Bay Freebies and Deals

November 4, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Election Day 2014 Tampa Bay Freebies and Deals

There are some extra benefits to voting besides making freedom count including discounts and free stuff so get out there and make your voice known – remember to keep your voting sticker! Here is a list of some of the places offering deals today. If you have any tips on places offering deals or discounts […]

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PAO Cafe’s Spooky Halloween Extravaganza this FRIDAY!

October 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
PAO Cafe’s Spooky Halloween Extravaganza this FRIDAY!

Come out to the PAO Cafe on Friday, October 24th, 2014 for a spooky extravaganza! The PAO Cafe will be celebrating Halloween and have food trucks in front of the cafe with a spooky twist! Even better! PAO Cafe will have a photobooth and costume contest – wear your most unique Halloween attire and receive […]

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Taste of the Heights coming Nov. 2! Tickets on-sale

October 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Taste of the Heights coming Nov. 2! Tickets on-sale

The 5th Annual Taste of the Heights will occur on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 from 12:30PM-4:00PM in Seminole Heights. Restaurants, breweries, and bars will combine forces for this special event with some NEW restaurants opening soon also partaking in the action. Live music will be provided by Genghis Flan, The Wholetones, and The Cadillac Bombers. Urban Art […]

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Food Trucks Rally in Downtown St. Pete October 17th!

October 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Food Trucks Rally in Downtown St. Pete October 17th!

The Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association (Gulf to Bay FTA) will host a new event on Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 6:00PM-9:00PM at The Pier in Downtown St. Petersburg. The event will continue every 3rd Friday of the month and live music will be at the event. The food trucks participating include: Hott Mess […]

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A Night in Tokyo 5 tickets on-sale! Japanese food and entertainment!

October 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Night in Tokyo 5 tickets on-sale! Japanese food and entertainment!

The 5th Annual A Night in Tokyo is coming up on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 from 6PM-9PM at the University of South Florida Tampa Marshall Student Center Ballrooms. This annual signature event presented by the Japanese Club at USF (USF J-Club for short) promotes Japanese culture to USF and the surrounding community and involves a […]

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WIN a FREE ticket to a culinary class with Francis Biondi! (Orlando)

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
WIN a FREE ticket to a culinary class with Francis Biondi! (Orlando)

MasterChef Contestant Francis Biondi is having a series of culinary skills workshops at The Ancient Olive in Winter Park during late September and October. The focus of the events will change during each class and range from crab cakes and cocktails to Mediterrean spiced dishes. Tickets are $35 each to learn, eat, and drink and […]

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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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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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