Carlos Eats http://www.carloseats.com Food Blog: Restaurant Reviews, News, and Articles Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:32:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.7 #TijuanaFlats new menu tasting http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/tijuanaflats-new-menu-tasting/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/tijuanaflats-new-menu-tasting/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:31:06 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3967 Tijuana Flats unveiled their new menu items yesterday with the Tampa Bay Blogger’s Group at the Tijuana Flats in South Tampa (617 West Platt Street). Tijuana Flats has long helped a starving college student (myself included) during Taco Tuesdays where two tacos, chips, and a drink are only $5.49. New menu items: Beef and chicken […]

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Tijuana Flats unveiled their new menu items yesterday with the Tampa Bay Blogger’s Group at the Tijuana Flats in South Tampa (617 West Platt Street). Tijuana Flats has long helped a starving college student (myself included) during Taco Tuesdays where two tacos, chips, and a drink are only $5.49.

New menu items:

  • Beef and chicken flautas
  • Bangin’ chicken burritos
  • Blackened chicken tacos
  • Cookie dough flautas

No matter which location of Tijuana Flats I have visited, I have also noticed that service is always better than your usual fast-casual restaurant with service staff providing complimentary refills and being helpful and kind whenever possible. The wide selection of complimentary salsas and sauces is also another reason I like Tijuana Flats – I think Tijuana Flats was one of the first fast-casual restaurants in the east coast to understand that people want options with their food.

Here is a collection of social media posts from the menu tasting:

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Council Oak Lounge to host Grand Marnier pairing dinner http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/council-oak-lounge-to-host-grand-marnier-pairing-dinner/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/council-oak-lounge-to-host-grand-marnier-pairing-dinner/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:04:58 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3960 The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino‘s Council Oak Lounge located at 5223 Orient Road in Tampa will host a Grand Marnier pairing dinner on Thursday, August 27th, 2015. Guests will enjoy a Grand Marnier-themed reception at 6:30PM and a 4-course meal at 7:00PM. The dinner will feature Kappa Pisco, Grand Marnier 100, and Grand Marnier 1880. […]

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The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino‘s Council Oak Lounge located at 5223 Orient Road in Tampa will host a Grand Marnier pairing dinner on Thursday, August 27th, 2015. Guests will enjoy a Grand Marnier-themed reception at 6:30PM and a 4-course meal at 7:00PM. The dinner will feature Kappa Pisco, Grand Marnier 100, and Grand Marnier 1880. Live music will be provided by local musician Gloria West.

Grand Marnier 100

Each guest who attends will receive their very own commemorative Grand Marnier Trio Set.

Tickets are $185 per person and can be purchased by calling 813-627-6630.

Grand Marnier was created in 1880 by founder Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle. It is one of the world’s best-known liqueurs, selling 10.9 million bottles last year in over 150 countries. In the 19th century, oranges were considered a luxury good fit only for royalty, which brought Grand Marnier it’s luxury appeal.

Citrus Bigaradia

Citrus Bigaradia (bitter oranges) are the fruit used in Grand Marnier both then and now and have consistently came from The West Indies in the Caribbean. When the fruit is dried it’s peels gives the liqueur it’s aroma and character. Learn more about Grand Marnier at this dinner on August 27th at Council Oak Lounge.

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15th Annual I Like It Hot Festival September 12 & 13th http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/15th-annual-i-like-it-hot-festival-september-12-13th/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/15th-annual-i-like-it-hot-festival-september-12-13th/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 03:45:18 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3957 The 15th Annual I Like It Hot Festival is coming up on September 12 & 13th at the Minnreg Hall located at 6340 126th Ave. N. in Largo, Florida. Saturday, September 12th, the event will run from 10:00AM-5:00PM and Sunday, September 13th from 11AM to 4:00PM. I Like It Hot Festival is the largest gourmet spicy food […]

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The 15th Annual I Like It Hot Festival is coming up on September 12 & 13th at the Minnreg Hall located at 6340 126th Ave. N. in Largo, Florida. Saturday, September 12th, the event will run from 10:00AM-5:00PM and Sunday, September 13th from 11AM to 4:00PM.

I Like It Hot Festival is the largest gourmet spicy food show in Florida. Tickets are only $5.00 for admission and kids 12 & under are FREE. Parking is also FREE. The event will feature spicy foods to sample and purchase including hot sauces, BBQ sauces, beef jerky, pepper jellies, spice rubs, pepper plants, and more. In addition, enjoy a number of competitions during the event.

A portion of the proceeds and canned food donations will be donated to The Kind Mouse Productions whose mission is to assist families in transition and their chronically hungry children.

I Like It Hot Festival is presented by Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces, Pinellas Pepper Fest, and more.

I Like It Hot! Festival flyer

Vendor info: http://www.ilikeithotfestival.com/vendorsignupinfo.htm

Website: http://www.ilikeithotfestival.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ILikeItHotFestival

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Zesty Tsunami Food Truck is a must-try http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/zesty-tsunami-food-truck-is-a-must-try/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/zesty-tsunami-food-truck-is-a-must-try/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:39:10 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3946 When I first tried Zesty Tsunami Food Truck, I wasn’t sure what to expect. There aren’t many photos of their food on the internet and the name itself is ambiguous (perhaps intentionally). The food truck wrapping on Zesty Tsunami is attractive though and did intrigue me. When I asked the owners what I absolutely had […]

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When I first tried Zesty Tsunami Food Truck, I wasn’t sure what to expect. There aren’t many photos of their food on the internet and the name itself is ambiguous (perhaps intentionally). The food truck wrapping on Zesty Tsunami is attractive though and did intrigue me.

When I asked the owners what I absolutely had to order from them the Pipeline Philly ($9) came up. It’s a Philly steak sandwich made with prime rib, provolone, onions, peppers, mushroom, and mayo (also available as a chicken sub). My experience with Philly steak subs has been hit or miss in the Tampa Bay area with numerous places advertising mouth-watering steak subs only to disappoint with dry, bland flavors that leave you reaching for more.

Thankfully that is not the case with Zesty Tsunami who has an incredibly appetizing Philly steak sub, dare I say one of the best steak sub sandwiches I have ever enjoyed in Tampa Bay. I originally planned to share the sandwich with a friend, but found myself wanting it all for myself as I dug into the flavors. The steak has a spicy overtone that hits just as you bite and then disappears as you swallow the steak. It’s delicious. All the ingredients scream quality and the cheese. is. excellent.

I originally wanted to immediately push out a post about Zesty Tsunami, but became swamped with other things. However, as time has passed since I enjoyed that sandwich I found myself wanting the sandwich more and more. So here I am telling you about how good it was, while I crave another bite.

Zesty Tsunami Food Truck Pipeline Philly Sub Sandwich

Zesty Tsunami Food Truck Philly Steak Sandwich

Zesty Tsunami Food Truck Philly Steak Sandwich

I also tried a slider combo that was on-special. It featured sweet potato fries, pineapple and mango chutney, and cheese all wrapped inside a sweet Hawaiian bun. Just the Hawaiian bun was enough to make me want the sandwich. I’m the guy who brings Hawaiian buns to potlucks because I’ll always find a happy crowd with them.

The sweet potato fries on top of the sliders were the most interesting part of the dish because they tasted so incredible…I have never quite enjoyed sweet potato fries in this capacity. They were air-thin, but crispy and filled with flavor. I could order the sweet potato fries on their own because they were THAT good. I recommend trying this slider if it’s available on the food truck.

Zesty Tsunami Food Truck sliders

Zesty Tsunami food truck slider

Overall, I was really impressed with the food from Zesty Tsunami food truck. They should post more photos of their food because it is incredibly appetizing and enjoyable! I hope to see them around again sometime in the near future on the streets of Tampa Bay and recommend you give them a shot.

Zesty Tsunami Food Truck

Food Truck name: Zesty Tsunami

Cuisine: American

Phone Number: (813) 367-6901

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZestyTsunami

Website: http://www.zestytsunami.com/

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Creative Loafing Beer Fest 2015 this weekend! http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/creative-loafing-beer-fest-2015-this-weekend/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/creative-loafing-beer-fest-2015-this-weekend/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:11:24 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3936 Craft beer lovers can rejoice because Creative Loafing Beer Fest 2015 is this Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM at MOSI located at 4801 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33617. General Admission is $55 in advance and $65 at the door includes unlimited beer sampling, access to MOSI exhibits, and more. VIP is $105 in […]

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Craft beer lovers can rejoice because Creative Loafing Beer Fest 2015 is this Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM at MOSI located at 4801 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33617.

Creative Loafing Beer Fest 2015 Banner

General Admission is $55 in advance and $65 at the door includes unlimited beer sampling, access to MOSI exhibits, and more.

VIP is $105 in advance and $125 at the door and includes an extra hour of sampling from 7:00PM to 8:00PM, a VIP lounge with exclusive VIP-only craft beers from local & national breweries, and complimentary BBQ from Cheney Brothers, Inc. and bites by Dough/Chaos Creamery, Fodder and Shine/The RefineryUrban Brew and BBQ, and Urban Comfort.

VIP Brew Bus Tampa Bay package for CL Beer Fest 2015

A VIP Brew Bus experience is $135 in advance and includes VIP admission to Beer Fest, round trip ride to and from MOSI on Brew Bus (pick up and drop off located in St. Pete in front of Sundial and Locale Market), and two Brew Bus beers on the bus. Bus will arrive at 5:45 p.m. and leaves St. Pete at 6 p.m. sharp to arrive in time for 7 p.m. VIP start time). Bus will leave MOSI at 11:15 p.m. to return to St. Pete.

First-time Lyft riders can get a free ride to the event using the code CLBEERFEST.

This event is for ages 21 years and older only.

Local food trucks Jimmy’s Slider, Jolly Porker, Mmm BAP Korean Cuisine, and Zesty Tsunami will be serving up food truck eats!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

The event is sponsored by Shelton Brothers, Rollin’ Oats, Stein & Vine, Premier Photo Booths of Tampa, Bay Stage Live, Roundhouse Creative, Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay, and Brew Hub.

Buy tickets: http://cltampa.xorbia.com/beerfest

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/1576877185906321/

Beer list:

  • Oskar Blues G’Knight
  • Oskar Blues Old Chubb
  • Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Nightswim Porter
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Unholy Trippel
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. [Surprise Pour]
  • Founders Red’s Rye P.A.
  • Founders Rubeaus
  • Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter
  • Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
  • St. Pete Brewing Company Grateful Stout
  • St. Pete Brewing Company Orange Wheat
  • New Belgium Fat Tire
  • New Belgium LOF Gratzer
  • New Belgium Slowride
  • Magic Hat #9
  • Magic Hat Electric Peel
  • Magic Hat Feast o Fools Raspberry Stout
  • Blue Point Hoptical Illusion
  • Blue Point Rastafarye
  • Blue Point Toasted Lager
  • Saint Somewhere Brewing Company Dry Hopped Ete Sans Fin
  • Saint Somewhere Brewing Company Philosphe
  • Six Ten Magpie Rye
  • Six Ten Way Off Kilter
  • Rock Brothers Brewing High Road
  • Rock Brothers Brewing Nare Brown Sugar
  • Two Henry’s 7 Mile Bridge IPA
  • Two Henry’s Gilded Lager
  • Pair O’ Dice [Surprise Pour]
  • Pair O’ Dice Nina Wit
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Reef Donkey APA
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Old Elephant Foot IPA
  • Three Palms Brew Baby Milk Stout
  • Three Palms High Five Floridaweisse
  • Left Hand Introvert Session IPA
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • 3 Daughters Bimini Twist IPA
  • 3 Daughters Summer Storm Oatmeal Stout
  • Barley Mow Calliope Tart Cherry Wheat Ale
  • Barley Mow Unkindness
  • Sweetwater 420
  • Sweetwater Hop Hash
  • Sweetwater Blue
  • Big Storm Brewing Co. Arcus IPA
  • Big Storm Brewing Co. Wavemaker Amber Ale
  • Big Storm Brewing Co. [Surprise Pour]
  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company Santo
  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company Summer Pils
  • Funky Buddha Brewery Floridian Hefeweizen
  • Funky Buddha Brewery OP Porter
  • Goose Island Beer Company 312 Urban Wheat Ale
  • Goose Island Beer Company Honkers Ale
  • JDub’s Brewing Company Poolside Kolsch Ale
  • JDub’s Brewing Company Smoke Chunk
  • Green Bench Brewing Co. Green Bench IPA
  • Green Bench Brewing Co. Stay Dry Stout
  • Angry Chair Brewing Red Ale
  • Angry Chair Brewing Silver Alert White Session IPA
  • Stone Brewing Company Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Stone Brewing Company Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
  • Rogue Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale
  • Rogue Mocha Porter
  • Cigar City Brewing Hotter Than Helles
  • Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai
  • Cigar City Brewing [Surprise Pour]
  • Brew Bus Brewing Double Decker English Style Porter
  • Brew Bus Brewing You’re My Boy Blue! Blueberry Wheat Ale
  • Rapp Brewing Company Gose
  • Rapp Brewing Company Watermelon Wit
  • Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
  • Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin India Pale Ale
  • Darwin Brewing Company Ayawasca Belgian Dubbel
  • Darwin Brewing Company Charapa Spiced Porter
  • Cycle Brewing Cream and Sugar Please Sweet Porter
  • Cycle Brewing Fixie Session IPA
  • Green Flash Brewing Company Cedar Plank Pale Ale
  • Green Flash Brewing Company Citra Session IPA
  • Rocky Mountain Brewery Pineapple Cider
  • Rocky Mountain Brewery Wild Apple Cider
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider Private Reserve Barrel Select
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider Summer Time
  • Cigar City Cider & Mead Hard Cider
  • Cigar City Cider & Mead Beast Of The Bay
  • Mad Beach Brewing Kalypso Key Lime Cider
  • Mad Beach Brewing Savvy
  • Hoegaarden
  • Leffe
  • Stella Artois
  • Stella Artois Cidre
  • Terrapin Beer Co. Liquid Bass
  • Terrapin Beer Co. Midnight Monk
  • Terrapin Beer Co. RecreationAle
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company CiturSinesis Pale Ale
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company Sucks
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company Tangier
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company Warlock
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company Right O Way

VIP Beer List:

  • Goose Island Pere Jaques
  • Goose Island Sofie
  • Green Flash Le Freak
  • New Belgium LOF Wild2 Dubbel
  • New Belgium Yuzu Berlinerweiss
  • Rogue Sriracha Stout
  • Stone Chai Spiced Imperial Stout

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Seminole Heights Taste of Asia happening September 5th http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/seminole-heights-taste-of-asia-happening-september-5th/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/seminole-heights-taste-of-asia-happening-september-5th/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:44:14 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3929 Mark your calendar for the Seminole Heights Taste of Asia happening on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 from 6PM-11PM at Generation Food Court located at 5210 North Florida Ave. Tampa, FL next to Red Star Rock Bar. The Seminole Heights Taste of Asia will feature a number of Asian food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, and performances in […]

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Mark your calendar for the Seminole Heights Taste of Asia happening on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 from 6PM-11PM at Generation Food Court located at 5210 North Florida Ave. Tampa, FL next to Red Star Rock Bar. The Seminole Heights Taste of Asia will feature a number of Asian food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, and performances in a celebration of Asian food and culture.

Intensity Academy Must Thai Spicy Mustard sauce

Check out a special saucy showdown with Intensity Academy Gourmet & Hot Sauce Company – Must Thai Spicy Mustard Sauce at the event!

Seminole Heights Taste of Asia Festival flyer

Admission is FREE.

Current food trucks:

Flip’n Tasty Filipino Food Truck
Mmm BAP Korean Cuisine
Who’s Your Dumplin?
Chai Yo Thai Cuisine
PHO TRUCK -Tampa Bay

Media sponsors:

Asia Trend

Look for more information as it becomes available!

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Pho Truck Tampa Bay sells delicious Vietnamese food http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/pho-truck-tampa-bay-sells-delicious-vietnamese-food/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/pho-truck-tampa-bay-sells-delicious-vietnamese-food/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 20:07:45 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3918 The Pho Truck Tampa Bay is now selling delicious Vietnamese food to hungry diners. I tried it for the first time last night at the new Generation Food Court in Seminole Heights which hosts local food trucks daily. Vietnamese food has risen in popularity in Tampa for the last few years and it is honestly […]

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The Pho Truck Tampa Bay is now selling delicious Vietnamese food to hungry diners. I tried it for the first time last night at the new Generation Food Court in Seminole Heights which hosts local food trucks daily.

Vietnamese food has risen in popularity in Tampa for the last few years and it is honestly surprising that this is the first Vietnamese food truck in Tampa. The owners owned Vietnamese restaurants in Texas and also in Vietnam in the past and told me that former President Bill Clinton dined at their restaurant in Vietnam.

The price is right at Pho Truck Tampa Bay with Vietnamese Bread Grilled Pork (Banh Mi) at $5 and Pho (Beef + Meatball Noodle Soup) at $8. The Fried Chicken Wings and French Fries are available at $7.50 for those less adventurous foodies. Thai Tea is $2.50 with soda at $1 and soy milk at $2. Portions are also satisfying for food truck food.

Bowl of pho from Pho Food Truck

Beef and Meatball Pho

I couldn’t visit the Pho Truck without trying the pho. I was really impressed with their pho – it is comparable to what you would find inside some of Tampa’s top Vietnamese restaurants. The ingredients were plentiful and the broth was hearty. The beef and meatballs were superb and the portion was just right for the price. The to-go bowls were also excellent and the kind you can take home if you want. I personally love chicken pho and hope they add that to the menu in the future, but this pho is excellent either way!

Banh Mi Vietnamese Sub from Pho Truck Tampa Bay food truck

 

Banh Mi Vietnamese Sub from Pho Truck - Tampa Bay

Now on to the Banh Mi Vietnamese Sub. Banh Mi is one of my favorites things in this world and it hard to come by. Most Vietnamese restaurants stick to pho and other Vietnamese rice and noodle dishes. The Banh Mi at Pho Truck – Tampa Bay was delicious. It could be a little toastier, which I informed them about – I’m certainly willing to wait a little longer for my bread to be toasted just right. More importantly, the pork was close to the excellent taste I have come to love over at Saigon Deli on Waters Avenue. The angle I shot the photo at makes the ingredients look like less than what they were which is my fault. Overall, a delicious sub that is well worth the price.

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When I saw chicken wings and fries on the menu I have to admit I was skeptical. Was this menu item meant to appease the masses who somehow do not love Vietnamese cuisine? No, these chicken wings were equally delicious to the Vietnamese food and made with a tasty batter that makes you lick your fingers with joy. If you can fit it, definitely also try the chicken wings at Pho Truck.

Overall, I am really with what I tried at the Pho Truck and happy to recommend it. The food is delicious and the owners and employees are friendly and passionate about their business. The food rivals some of Tampa’s best restaurants and the price is right. I highly recommend checking it out if you have the opportunity.

Pho Truck - Tampa Bay

Food Truck Name: Pho Truck – Tampa Bay

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Phone Number: (813) 345-7226

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PHO-TRUCK-Tampa-Bay/1591974394403507?fref=ts

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Generation Food Court opens in Seminole Heights http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/generation-food-court-opens-in-seminole-heights/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/generation-food-court-opens-in-seminole-heights/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:51:43 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3914 Tampa’s first local food court opened last week in Seminole Heights at 5210 North Florida Avenue attached to Red Star Rock Bar. Generation Food Court hosts local food trucks, vendors, and events. The location makes sense with Seminole Heights being one of the most locally-based communities in the city of Tampa. Although the food truck laws […]

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Tampa’s first local food court opened last week in Seminole Heights at 5210 North Florida Avenue attached to Red Star Rock Bar. Generation Food Court hosts local food trucks, vendors, and events. The location makes sense with Seminole Heights being one of the most locally-based communities in the city of Tampa.

Although the food truck laws in Tampa are considered to be food truck friendly, many food trucks are unable to park unless it is on private property which are often tossed around between private booking, promotion companies, and outside parties. The food court gives them a consistent spot that they can park at to build a following.

Currently the food court opens at around 4:30PM for most of the food trucks and vendors with a planned lunch in the future as the clientele builds.

The schedule changes daily and the main goal of the location is to have some pre-booked food combined with some spots that food trucks or vendors can stop by at any time. For the current schedule check the Generation Food Court Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Generation-Food-Court-Tampa/681651481885630

Name: Generation Food Court Tampa

Address: 5210 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33603

Instagram: http://instagram.com/generationfoodcourttampa/

Twitter: @GenFoodCourt

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YO! Sushi Conveyor Belt Concept coming to Tampa http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/yo-sushi-conveyor-belt-concept-coming-to-tampa/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/08/yo-sushi-conveyor-belt-concept-coming-to-tampa/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:54:19 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3910 Tampa’s first conveyor belt ‘kaiten’ sushi restaurant is coming to the International Plaza & Bay Street with YO! Sushi in November 2015. YO! Sushi is currently operating in Sarasota at The Mall at University Town Center and first opened shop in 1997 in London and now runs over 80 restaurants.   Plates range from $3.00-$7.00 and are […]

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Tampa’s first conveyor belt ‘kaiten’ sushi restaurant is coming to the International Plaza & Bay Street with YO! Sushi in November 2015. YO! Sushi is currently operating in Sarasota at The Mall at University Town Center and first opened shop in 1997 in London and now runs over 80 restaurants.

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Plates range from $3.00-$7.00 and are color-coded and there are 29 hot dishes available for diners such as chicken katsu, chicken karaage (Japanese fried chicken), pepper calamari, and yakisoba noodles. The sushi choices include salmon, tuna, yellowtail, tamago, tofu skin, ikura salmon roe, as well as a number of makimono and hand rolls.

The price-point is somewhat higher than what I’m used to at conveyor-belt sushi concepts in California, but hopefully the food options will make up for the price difference. Diners can enjoy unlimited refills on miso soup as well as refreshments during their visit.

View the full menu: http://www.yosushiusa.com/application/files/2414/2929/1531/YOUSMenuawvisual.pdf

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Yummy House closed by inspectors, dead rodent and 280 rodent droppings http://www.carloseats.com/2015/07/yummy-house-closed-by-inspectors-dead-rodent-and-280-rodent-droppings/ http://www.carloseats.com/2015/07/yummy-house-closed-by-inspectors-dead-rodent-and-280-rodent-droppings/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:35:05 +0000 http://www.carloseats.com/?p=3904 Yummy House located at 2202 West Waters Avenue was temporarily closed by Florida state inspectors on July 20th for having a dead rodent and 280 rodent droppings in their restaurant. One of the more troubling notes in the inspection report is as follows: Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 10 – 15 […]

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Yummy House located at 2202 West Waters Avenue was temporarily closed by Florida state inspectors on July 20th for having a dead rodent and 280 rodent droppings in their restaurant.

One of the more troubling notes in the inspection report is as follows:

Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 10 – 15 semi soft droppings under prep table next to soy sauce and cooking oil on cooks line, 7 semi soft dropping on cart on cooks line, 8 droppings on top of hood unable to reach, 1 semi soft on steam table next to soups, 6 semi soft droppings on number 10 cans under hot holding station, approximately 45 plus semi soft fresh droppings under dish machine and behind reach in freezer, 10 semi soft droppings around mixer, 40 droppings on glue trap unable to test, approximately 50 dry dropping in dry rock sugar box, approximately 100 plus semi soft/ fresh droppings under dry storage shelves near WIC.

The owner released a statement to ABC Action News:

The health and safety is always the number one priority for our customers.  And we took care of all these issues on the same day.  After the restaurant was re-inspected by the health department the next morning, we were clear to open for regular business. Thank you.

These kinds of things do happen to restaurants who sometimes have issues with pest control companies, regardless I do not think I will be eating at Yummy House anymore.

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