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Pita’s Republic USF – Fresh and affordable Mediterranean fare

I tried Pita’s Republic near the University of South Florida Tampa campus for the first time last week during their Meatless Monday promotion. During Meatless Mondays, Pita’s Republic sells veggie pitas for $3.99 each. I upgraded and made it a meal with a side potato salad and drink and my order came to less than [...]

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Southern Seafood Westshore packs fresh local fish for diners

I was invited to check out Southern Seafood for a complimentary lunch tasting recently. Southern Seafood is a seafood market in Westshore that also serves lunch and dinner with a number of items. I first heard about the market when I visited Pete’s Place in February of this year and met the owner Pete who [...]

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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)

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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Where Would Anthony Bourdain Eat in Tampa?

There was a rumor last week that Anthony Bourdain was in Tampa Bay. Bourdain denied this rumors, but it got ABC Action News program, The List, thinking…where would Anthony Bourdain eat if he came to Tampa? They reached out to me for an interview and shot a segment for their news program “TAMPA BAY: Bourdain [...]

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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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Dining: Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa is a fortress of restaurants. From the Council Oak Steakhouse to the Jubao Noodle Bar, there is a wide-variety of restaurants to choose from and almost anyone can find something they like. The Seminole Hard Rock Cafe is a great place to go for a meal, drinks, and [...]

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Dining: Michael’s On East (Sarasota)

During the Savor Sarasota preview I realized just how little I know about the dining scene in Sarasota. Clearly there are some great projects underway and several places I have never heard of in Sarasota. One of those places is Michael’s On East, located near Downtown Sarasota. Normally my family/friends and I will drive into [...]

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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!

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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