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Tin Drum Asiacafe opening first Florida location in Tampa Bay

Tin Drum Asiacafé will open their first Florida location in Oldsmar on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 3687 Tampa Road. Special festivities and food specials are planned in celebration from Friday, May 15th to Friday, May 22nd. Planned festivities include belly dancers, fire throwers, taiko drums, taekwondo demonstrations, lion dances, face painters, and more. Some instagram […]

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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

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!

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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Review: Bacco and Venere

I visited Bacco and Venere in Temple Terrace today for lunch and loved it. I haven’t heard much about them before and saw them listed for Festa Italiana. A quick Facebook search revealed they are having a Grand Opening next week with the Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce so I decided to check them out. The […]

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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

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

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!

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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Flicks & Food Trucks Tampa Thursday 3/19

Flicks & Food Trucks is coming back to Downtown Tampa’s Channel District on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 from 6PM-10PM at Grand Central at Kennedy (1208 East Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33603). The event was previously on hiatus due to construction occurring in Downtown but is starting back up with an impressive food truck line-up and will […]

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Give and Grub Food Truck Tasting

Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Local bloggers including myself were invited to attend this event at Amalie Arena in exchange for a post about Give and Grub Food Truck and received a complimentary tasting, meal tickets, t-shirts, and tickets to a future Tampa Bay Lightning game in exchange for this post. Give and […]

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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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Top 3 Boba Tea Shops in Tampa

1. Naga Tea Naga Tea appeared out of nowhere and quickly has become a leader on the map of bubble tea or boba shops in Tampa. Although the tea menu is still small and growing, Naga Tea dedicated themselves to having quality ingredients and flavors that put them above the other shops in town. Their […]

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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

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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4 Rivers Smokehouse Valentine’s Day Specials

4 Rivers Smokehouse has some sweets on limited-time special leading into Valentine’s Day 2015. This years holiday is sure to be a busy one for the restaurant industry with Valentine’s Day occurring. If you haven’t made your reservations yet, look out for my dining guide rolling out in the next day and make sure you […]

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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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Urbanspoon sold to Zomato: Food bloggers lose a friend

Popular foodie website Urbanspoon has been sold to Zomato, an online restaurant discovery service that is based in India, for an estimated $50 million plus sale. Zomato does not plan to continue the Urbanspoon brand. Urbanspoon has been a friend to food bloggers and over the years and has been a great alternative to Yelp […]

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Best Meal of 2014: Kappo at East End Market

2014 was a crazy year filled with tons of food. Now as the year is about to end, I have to say my best meal of the year was in Orlando at Kappo at East End Market with Droolius. We both ate the chef’s Omakase and Kappo is simply a place one cannot forget – […]

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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

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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Food Trucks Rally Around Town Friday Dec. 19

Don’t miss Food Trucks Rally Around Town this Friday, December 19th, 2014 in Downtown Saint Petersburg at the old St. Pete Pier. Food Trucks attending: The Twisted Iron Dochos Concession Aloha To Go Health Freakz Cafe Engine 53 Pizza Lolo Ono Hawaiian Shave Ice, LLC Just Smokin’ Bbq Music provided by: DJ Jake Dela Cruz – DJ […]

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Wahlburgers coming to Florida, Tampa location possible

Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide reported recently on Nov. 29th that local restauranteur Manny Garcia plans to bring Wahlburgers restaurant concept to Florida with 20 locations planned for the state of Florida in coming years. Manny Garcia has previously owned and ran casual and fast food restaurant chains in Florida since the year 1969. The […]

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Saki Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery

I first heard about Saki Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery one day while searching for all-you-can-eat (A.Y.C.E.) sushi on Yelp. Saki embraces the made-to-order model made popular in Tampa by Koizi Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery. The restaurant is essentially an endless meal served table-side, with items made-to-order including appetizers, entrees, sushi, and dessert. When […]

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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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