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National Sushi Day Celebration @ Souzou St. Pete

Love sushi? Celebrate National Sushi Day at Souzou in North Downtown St. Petersburg tomorrow, June 18th, 2016 from 5:00PM-9:00PM. It’s actually International Sushi Day on June 18th, but who doesn’t want to celebrate sushi anyway? Enjoy live music all night with local singer Chris Walker. Sushi rolling demonstrations and sampling will be held. Learn about Japanese […]

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Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016 Recap

This past Saturday was the annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival presented by Big City Events at Curtis Hixon Park. The weather was sunny and festival-goers had their choice of dozens of margarita cocktails throughout the event. Live music played with the backdrop of the University of Tampa and Riverwalk close by. The first drink I tried […]

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STK Opening Party @ Disney Springs (Orlando)

I was invited as a guest to the opening party at a new steakhouse restaurant in Disney Springs called STK. It is the 11th location worldwide and stands at more than 14,000 square feet. 500 guests were invited to experience bites, cocktails, and refreshments at the new restaurant with a live DJ spinning music. STK actually […]

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Sunset Music Festival 2016 Dining Guide

If you’re hungry at Sunset Music Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, there are plenty of great options to enjoy this year while enjoying one of the biggest EDM festivals in Florida! Sunset Music Festival is this Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th of 2016, at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets are on-sale on EventBrite. Here are a […]

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Tampa Bay Margarita Festival this Memorial Day Weekend

Cinco de Mayo may be over, but if you love margaritas there is another day that is HUGE in the City of Tampa for fans of this classic drink: The annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival presented by Big City Events at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, […]

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Sunset Music Festival 2016 this weekend!

Tampa’s biggest EDM party is this weekend. Celebrate your Memorial Day weekend in style at Sunset Music Festival, located at the Raymond James Stadium (4201 N Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33607). General Admission are on-sale and going fast – VIP is SOLD OUT to this event. 30,000+ people are expected to attend. On the line-up: Hardwell, […]

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World of Beer Summer 2016 Menu Tasting

Full disclosure: I was invited by World of Beer for a complimentary tasting of their new summer menu. The opinions describes below are purely my own and based on my experience and observations at the tasting. World of Beer launched their summer menu this week in conjunction with American Craft Beer Week. The summer menu […]

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Cafe Organic Temple Terrace serves affordable, organic food

Recently I discovered Cafe Organic at Chuck’s Natural Fields Market in Temple Terrace. Cafe Organic is a quick-service sandwich and juice shop inside the health food store that offers a variety of healthy food items at a fair price. After visiting some other places in town I was really impressed with how affordable the organic […]

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Dining Waterside @ The SAIL in Downtown Tampa

Full disclosure: I was invited to the The Sail for a complimentary tasting of their new lunch menu in exchange for my opinion. The opinions written below are my own and represent myself based on my visit and impressions of the food and atmosphere. The SAIL on the Riverwalk recently contacted me to come and […]

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Ybor Food Festival Saturday, May 14th

The Ybor Food Festival will commence on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 11AM-6PM. Over 60 food trucks and vendors will assemble at the Centro Asturiano de Tampa and offer a wide-variety of cuisines to the masses. Music will be provided by Sunset Music Festival with Nate Verde and Blunts & Blondes spinning. The event has […]

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Oliver Heldens playing Shephard’s Resort Saturday

Oliver Heldens, one of the top EDM DJs in the world, is rocking the house at Shephard’s Beach Resort in Clearwater on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. Last year Oliver Heldens on the main stage at Sunset Music Festival and was one of my personal favorites. Doors OPEN at 8PM. This event is for ages 21 years […]

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Brews With Attitude 2016

This Tuesday, May 10th of 2016 is the 6th Annual Brews with Attitude Craft Beer Festival from 6PM to 10PM at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre located at 4121 North 50th Street Tampa, FL 33610. Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase online via Eventbrite. The event is presented by Pepin Distributing. Over 100 craft beers […]

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Pacific Fiesta Mart Filipino market now open

Filipino food fans assemble: Pacific Fiesta Mart opened over the weekend next to Naga Tea in Temple Terrace at 10944 N. 56th Street. They are selling tons of Filipino and Asian snacks as well as Magnolia Ice Cream and Goldilocks baked goods! Another great addition to the growing Filipino Food Movement in Tampa. Be advised: […]

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Training at Elite Strength and Conditioning with Tim

One of the toughest parts of being a food writer and being involved in the food industry is trying to manage your weight. Ask Adam Richman, the former Man vs. Food, who literally quit his job because of the damage food challenges were doing to his body. Most food critics adhere to strict diets and […]

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Tampa Grilled Cheese Festival Sunday April 24th!

Get pumped because this Sunday, April 24th of 2016, is the Tampa Grilled Cheese Festival at Centro Asturiano de Tampa in Ybor City from 11AM-6PM. Over 30 food trucks will meet with vendors to serve you their own creative grilled cheese sandwiches and delicious food fare. The event is sponsored by Burger Culture Tampa which is […]

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Ybor City Latin Food Festival this Sunday, April 17

If you love Latin food, you definitely will want to come out on Sunday, April 17th from 11AM to 6PM to Centro Asturiano de Tampa located at 1913 N Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL for the Ybor City Latin Food Festival. The event will feature a mixture of local food trucks and vendors serving various Latin cuisine and also […]

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GM SoundLounge 2 @ CL Event Space this Friday!

This Friday, April 8th, come out to the Creative Loafing Space in Ybor City for Gold Mined Productions 2nd SoundLounge from 10PM-1AM. DJ Bootron and DJ Yen will be spinning live mixes. Admission is FREE and the event is 18+. The event is a night for DJs to share their love for music. The CL space […]

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LIVE: Eating around PhilFest Tampa 2016!

I spent a few hours yesterday interviewing some of the food vendors at PhilFest 2016! The event is on-going until Sunday. Here are the videos. Here with Filipiniana Philippine Cafe at Philfest Tampa! Posted by Carlos Eats on Friday, April 1, 2016 Here with Mata's CarinDeria at Philfest Tampa! They are selling Filipino entrees, desserts, […]

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PhilFest Tampa 2016 this weekend April 1-3!

The annual PhilFest Tampa will happen this weekend in Tampa from Friday, April 1st to Sunday, April 3rd at The Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex, which is located at 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa FL 33626. Admission tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. This is the 21st annual celebration of Philippine culture. […]

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Datz Dough offering Doughnut Ice Cream Cones 3/24

It’s not often that you see your food dreams come to life off the internet. Datz Dough located at 2602 S. MacDill Avenue in South Tampa is offering foodies a special experience tomorrow on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. Dough will be serving Doughnut Ice Cream Cones beginning at 12PM – the photos of them should certainly put […]

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Korean BBQ Taco Box hits all the right taste buds

Yesterday I was in Orlando at Full Sail University for the Van’s Warped Tour 2016 announcement and stopped by the Korean BBQ Taco Box (KBBQ Box) food truck before getting in line for the event for a bite to eat. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was blown away with how great their food […]

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Mini Doughnut Factory takes sweetness fans by storm

Full disclosure: I was invited to Mini Doughnut Factory for a complimentary tasting. The opinions displayed here are my own and are my honest analysis of my experience and the menu at Mini Doughnut Factory. Mini Doughnut Factory is pretty hard to miss online. Scroll on Instagram, Facebook, or a friend’s Snapchat story and BAM! […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Fest @ Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Looking for something fun to do on Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa? Come out to Centro Asturiano de Tampa (1913 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL 33602) and enjoy food trucks, drink specials, live music, and more from 4PM-10PM. Drinks will be served at the bar inside Centro Asturiano de Tampa. Live music will […]

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Carrollwood Burger Festival – 3/5

This Saturday, March 5th, 2016 come out to the Carrollwood Burger Festival from 12PM-8PM at Harley-Davidson of Tampa located at 6920 North Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33614. Enjoy FREE admission to the event. The event is presented by Burger Culture Tampa which is parked daily at this location. Need a ride? Use LYFT code […]

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Ybor City Chocolate Festival – 2/20

Looking to indulge in a dangerously delightful chocolate affair? Come out for the Ybor City Chocolate Festival on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 12PM-8PM at Centro Asturiano de Tampa. Need a ride? Download Lyft and use the code YBORCHOCFEST to get a FREE $20 ride credit for the festival. Attendees are encouraged to carpool and use ride-share programs […]

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