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19th Annual PhilFest This Weekend in Tampa!

This Friday, April 4th, through Sunday, April 6th is the 19th Annual PhilFest at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center (14301 Nine Eagles Drive Tampa, FL). The Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. and its member organizations will host that event that has more than 13,000 visitors with a taste of Philippine Fiesta : food, entertainment, merchandise, and more. The festival [...]

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Sunday Brunch @ SoFresh Salads & Grill

SoFresh Salad & Grill opened up shop near the University of South Florida a few months back and coined themselves as the “healthy choice” near campus. I checked it out a few times with friends, but opted for cheaper options on several occasions. The one time I did try their food, I found myself impressed [...]

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National Cuban Sandwich Festival 2014

The 3rd annual National Cuban Sandwich Festival will occur on Saturday, March 22nd and Sunday, March 23rd of 2014 from 10:30AM-5:30PM and will be held at Centennial Park in historic Ybor City @ 1800 E. 8th Street. The event is presented by Latin Times Media. City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has named March “Cuban Sandwich Month”. The [...]

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All You Can Eat Korean BBQ @ Izziban Sushi Orlando

One of my biggest complaints about the food scene in Tampa is the lack of Korean BBQ spots in town. There is a huge difference between eating at a Korean restaurant and grilling your own meats BBQ-style from both a flavor and experience point of view. When I heard from a friend that Izziban Sushi [...]

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Late-Night Eats @ El Chuzo BBQ

El Chuzo BBQ and I had a love affair in 2011 when I was freelancing for Creative Loafing, however I hardly make trips out to Armenia Avenue these days (a shame indeed!). One night this year after a night of clubbing for Latin night at The Kennedy, a friend and I decided to grab some [...]

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Rococo Steakhouse – Not Your Ordinary Steak House

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a media dinner at Rococo Steakhouse recently and it was an incredible experience that I have been dying to write about. Let me start off by saying that Pinellas County never ceases to amaze me with all the thought and attention to detail put into restaurants and [...]

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Domani Bistro Employee Fundraiser @ The Bricks of Ybor – 3/3

The Bricks of Ybor will host a fundraiser for the displaced employees of Domani Bistro on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 from 7:00PM-9:00PM at The Bricks. There will be drawings, food, and drinks at the fundraiser for participants. All proceeds will go to the employees who suffered as a result of Domani Bistro recently burning down. Any [...]

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Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association Advance Auto Parts Schedule: 2/24-2/28

Update 2/26: These locations are currently on-hold due to a permit issue. The new Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association is sponsoring a food truck rotation for Tampa Bay food trucks at Advance Auto Parts South Tampa located at 3823 S. Dale Mabry Highway. Food trucks will be there daily from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Come out and support the [...]

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Pete’s Place Seafood Menu Tasting

Disclosure: I was invited to Pete’s Place by 813area.com for their new seafood menu tasting. Opinions are my own. Pete’s Place has been a staple of Tampa Bay for decades and I was recently invited to attend a tasting for a new seafood menu that this dive bar turned restaurant launched. The bar was started [...]

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Fiesta Day & Flan Festival 2014 This Saturday in Ybor City

Tampa’s Historic Ybor City will celebrate the 67th Annual Fiesta Day and the 11th Annual Flan Festival this Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 from 11:00AM-6:00PM. The Fiesta will celebrate the cuisine, culture, and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City at the turn of the 19th century. 7th Avenue will be closed for [...]

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