Tag: Foodie

MOSI Einstein on Food & Wine Festival Saturday Feb. 1

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
MOSI Einstein on Food & Wine Festival Saturday Feb. 1

MOSI will host their 19th Annual Einstein on Food & Wine Festival this Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 7:00PM (VIP access begins at 6:00PM). Einstein on Food & Wine Festival is presented by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and the Tampa Bay Times. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will feature over 120 vintners with a […]

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VIDEO: Dinner With The PAO Truck @ TGH

January 3, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
VIDEO: Dinner With The PAO Truck @ TGH

Last night I enjoyed Filipino food for dinner at the PAO Truck at Tampa General Hospital near Downtown Tampa just off Bayshore Boulevard. Food Trucks rotate service at Tampa General Hospital throughout the week, some go for lunch service from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, while others head there for dinner service from 7PM-midnight. Visitors to Tampa […]

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VIDEO: Lunch @ Cafe Ole in New Tampa

January 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
VIDEO: Lunch @ Cafe Ole in New Tampa

Check out this video of my lunch today at Cafe Ole in New Tampa! Cafe Ole is a Spanish restaurant that specializes in tapas and paella, but also has a number of other interesting items and specials on the menu. The chef there consistently impresses me with each visit and if you haven’t been yet, […]

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4th Friday Food Truck Festival at Corey Avenue – St. Pete Beach

May 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
4th Friday Food Truck Festival at Corey Avenue – St. Pete Beach

This Friday, May 24th, 2013 is the last 4th Friday Food Truck Festival at 400 Corey Avenue at St. Pete Beach from 5:00-9:00PM. Enjoy live music provided by Dixieland Jazz. The following food trucks will be present at the food truck festival: PAO Truck Smoothin & Shaken Killer Samich Keepn It Reel Tasty Stacy Gone […]

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Mother’s Day 2013 Dining in Tampa

May 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mother’s Day 2013 Dining in Tampa

Looking for somewhere to eat on Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 12th? No need to worry, I have you covered. Cafe Ole Tapas and Spanish Bar: Enjoy a FREE glass of house wine at Cafe Ole this Mother’s Day and a 3-course meal for $34.95. Sushi Wave: Receive a FREE drink (Strawberry or Margarita) and […]

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Review: Antonio’s Pasta Grille Tampa

April 24, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review: Antonio’s Pasta Grille Tampa

Antonio’s Pasta Grille is one of those places I have frequently drove by, but did not take the time to stop by and investigate until this past Friday when I was looking for a new place to try near my house. The interior is actually what you would expect from a modern casual-dining restaurant and […]

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Celebrating National Fried Chicken Day at Tampa Luv Chicken

July 7, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Celebrating National Fried Chicken Day at Tampa Luv Chicken

Being that today is National Fried Chicken Day (didn’t you see it trend on Twitter?), I decided it was the perfect day to head to Tampa Luv Chicken and try their chicken and waffles. I have some friends who check-in to Tampa Luv Chicken regularly and sparked my interest. Chicken and waffles have been buzzing […]

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Alaska Copper River Salmon Tasting @ Seasons 52 in Tampa

June 2, 2012 | By | 7 Replies More
Alaska Copper River Salmon Tasting @ Seasons 52 in Tampa

Salmon is one of my favorite fish. Salmon roll? Salmon sashimi? Tempura salmon? Smoked salmon? I love them all and was recently invited to Seasons 52 at the WestShore Plaza in Tampa for a tasting of their new Alaska Copper River Salmon. Available for a limited time at Seasons 52 starting May 29th and for 7 […]

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Luna’s Mexican Restaurant

June 1, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Luna’s Mexican Restaurant

One of the cuisines that Brandon residents are highly deprived of is Mexican food. Head north and you’ll find plenty of great Mexican restaurants in Tampa. Head east and Plant City is a haven of Mexican cuisine. Head south to Wimauma or Ruskin and you will find several Mexican restaurants and shacks filled with delicious […]

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Saigon Cafe

May 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Saigon Cafe

State Road 60, also known as Adamo Drive, is an essential part of every Brandon-area resident and I frequently find myself stopping at the M.D. Oriental Market on this road for some Asian snacks and drinks. Saigon Cafe arrived shortly after this M.D. Oriental Market came to Brandon (also neighbors with Tokai Sushi) and serves […]

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#TECHmunch Tampa Food Blogger Conference

May 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
#TECHmunch Tampa Food Blogger Conference

Last month I was lucky enough to have the chance to attend the TECHmunch Tampa Food Blogger Conference in Ybor City. TECHmunch is a series of conferences in cities around the United States designed to help food bloggers gain the hands-on digital media, marketing, and business skills they need to make their blogs more personally […]

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Yelp Elite Event: Samurai Blue

May 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Yelp Elite Event: Samurai Blue

The first Yelp Elite event at Samurai Blue in Ybor City under the new Tampa Bay Community Manager, Brett Nehls, was a smashing success. I already had a good feeling after my last great experience at Samurai Blue after a David Choi concert during my food blog beginnings. The menu was extensive and full of […]

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Cru Cellars Blogger Dinner #CruKitchen

April 26, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Cru Cellars Blogger Dinner #CruKitchen

My interest in wine has grown greatly since the beginning of Carlos Eats. Wine is such an important part of the food industry and learning about the pairing throughout many events has increased my appreciation for sommeliers and wine culture. Last Wednesday I dined at Cru Cellars for a blogger dinner they invited me to. It was not […]

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La Malinche Mexican Restaurant

April 19, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
La Malinche Mexican Restaurant

During my visit to St. Armand’s Circle this past weekend, my parents and I were surprised to spot a new Mexican restaurant in the area.  Interested, we decided to give it a shot a few hours after visiting Tommy Bahama. The outside of the restaurant only says Mexican restaurant, we learned the name of the […]

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Cuenelli’s Peruvian Restaurant revisited

April 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cuenelli’s Peruvian Restaurant revisited

I spent many days in South Korea dreaming of the delicious chicken sandwiches at Cuenelli’s. I even visited a Peruvian restaurant in Seoul hoping for a similar dining experience, but failed to find anything like it. Now I’m back in Tampa and can enjoy Cuenelli’s once again! I ran into the owner a few weeks […]

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Flicks and Food Trucks next Thursday – 04/19

April 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Flicks and Food Trucks next Thursday – 04/19

Flicks and Food Trucks is next Thursday, April 19th, 2012 from 6PM-10PM at The Grand Central at Kennedy (1208 E. Kennedy Blvd 33602). Parking is available at the parking garage located at the Grand Central at Kennedy. The event is sponsored by Tampa Bay Markets. Make sure to bring cash in case some food trucks are cash-only. […]

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Carlos Eats is seeking sponsors!

April 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Carlos Eats is seeking sponsors!

Carlos Eats is seeking sponsors. Are you interested in having your business promoted and help with promotion of upcoming food-related events? Carlos Eats has a growing network that you can connect with through this website and social media. The goal of this effort it to help me reach more people (possibly due a site re-design […]

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Valentines Day Dining in Tampa Bay

February 13, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Valentines Day Dining in Tampa Bay

It would seem that almost every restaurant in Tampa Bay is having some kind of Valentines Day special for the big day of love. Here is a listing of some of the specials I have noticed, for the late-minute diner like myself. Even if you don’t have a Valentine – you might want to have […]

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Soobak

February 6, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Soobak

I went to Soobak with some friends last month was impressed with how good the food there was. Arriving early (for friends who always arrive late), I decided to order a California Roll to start my meal and was surprised with the generous portions and fresh taste of the roll. All the sushi rolls were […]

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Tampa Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta this Wednesday 01/04/12!

January 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tampa Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta this Wednesday 01/04/12!

You can catch the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta at Lykes Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa this Wednesday, January 4th of 2012. There are 4 newcomers that will appear this week. Keepin’ it Reel – NEW Jimmy Meatball – NEW Americanwiener – NEW (featuring “The Buckhorn”: All beef wiener with chili, cheese and pickled jalapeno) Bollywood Cafe- […]

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Where to Ring in the New Years in Tampa Bay

December 26, 2011 | By | Reply More
Where to Ring in the New Years in Tampa Bay

Looking for a restaurant to spend New Years Eve with friends and family in Tampa Bay? I have you covered. :] Look below for some recommendations. The Columbia – Ybor City: 3 dinner menu options for New Years Eve: Limited Ala Carte Menu, Dinner with Flamenco Dance Show, or New Years Celebration in the Ybor […]

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Carlos Eats Korea: The 1st Korean Food Tour for Foreign Foodies

November 11, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Carlos Eats Korea: The 1st Korean Food Tour for Foreign Foodies

My second food tour in South Korea brought me down to Jeollanam – the Southern tip of South Korea. This food tour was sponsored by Hansik – the Korean Food Foundation. My team was called The Nakji Hunters – chosen by our team leader Juanita Hong. We visited a number of towns during my trip […]

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GrillSmith Carrollwood VIP Party on the Patio

October 23, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
GrillSmith Carrollwood VIP Party on the Patio

Carlos Eats team member Jenn Nguyen visited GrillSmith in Carrollwood this Friday for their VIP event. Here is her post on the event. Two bruschettas were served at the event: smoked salmon and portabello.  They both contained capers, basil, red onion, sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.  I personally enjoyed the smoked salmon much more. […]

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Bokuchoi Ramen launched – first Japanese ramen restaurant in Tampa Bay

October 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Bokuchoi Ramen launched – first Japanese ramen restaurant in Tampa Bay

My good friend in Tampa informed me that a ramen restaurant opened in August and she was surprised at how great it tasted.  As you know, I had some great ramen here in Seoul at Gaya-Gaya and South Korea has no short supply of ramen shops. The idea of a ramen restaurant in Tampa interests […]

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Renzo’s Gourmet on Kennedy Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary Sept 28-Oct 1

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Renzo’s Gourmet on Kennedy Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary Sept 28-Oct 1

Renzo’s Gourmet, an Argentinean steakhouse in Tampa, is hosting their 2 year anniversary event from now until Saturday. They will have a free wine tasting with Malbec, Carmenere, and Torrontes wines for visitors and free hors d’ oeuvres. You guys know I love free stuff! This is a great opportunity to go check out the food and […]

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