Tag: Restaurants

Ciccio’s Restaurant Group launching Fresh Kitchen concept

September 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Ciccio’s Restaurant Group launching Fresh Kitchen concept

Ciccio’s Restaurant Group is launching a new restaurant concept soon called Fresh Kitchen at 1350 S. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL. Oxford Exchange Executive Chef Erin Guggino is on-board for the menu development. Chef Guggino will have ownership in the new concept according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The health-focused food concept will offer dine-in, take-out, and delivery for […]

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Dining: Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

June 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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Late-Night Eats @ El Chuzo BBQ

March 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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Local Chefs: Chef Domenica Macchia of Datz Dough

December 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Local Chefs: Chef Domenica Macchia of Datz Dough

This is part of a new series on Carlos Eats highlighting local chefs in the Tampa Bay area. This week’s chef is Domenica Macchia who is currently Executive Chef at Datz Dough. When I think of the foodie culture that has taken the world by storm, Datz always pops in my head. When I won […]

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Review: Tequila Mexican Restaurant

November 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review: Tequila Mexican Restaurant

Tampa Bay residents certainly have a taste for Mexican food, but there is a true shortage of authentic establishments. Many of the best places are dives that are not particularly inviting for a date or comfortable. Tequila Mexican Restaurant is the opposite of that. Tequila reminds me in many ways of the Mexican places you […]

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Dine Tampa Bay Foodspotting Event @ Datz

July 1, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Dine Tampa Bay Foodspotting Event @ Datz

The annual Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week is coming to Tampa Bay from August 16-30, 2013. The week features deals ranging from $25-$45 all around town and promotes restaurants as well as chefs in the area. As a promotion for the restaurant week, I was invited out to Datz and Datz Dough for a tasting […]

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Father’s Day 2013 Dining Guide – Tampa Bay

June 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Father’s Day 2013 Dining Guide – Tampa Bay

Wondering where to take Dad this Father’s Day holiday? I have you covered. Here is a list of deals and specials happening around town at local restaurants and businesses in Tampa Bay. There’s plenty of options for you to get out of the house and explore some of the best Tampa has to offer. Anise […]

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Taste of Brandon & 25th Brandon Business Expo

May 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Taste of Brandon & 25th Brandon Business Expo

Today is the Taste of Brandon, showcasing over 25 restaurants and caterers from the Brandon area. It is also the 25th Annual Brandon Expo, showcasing plenty of local businesses in the Brandon area. Last year more than 1,300 attended the expo according the Brandon Chamber’s blog.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the […]

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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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Taste of New Tampa 03/24

March 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Taste of New Tampa 03/24

The 20th Annual Taste of New Tampa will occur on March 24th, 2013 from 12-6PM and is presented by the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce. The event will feature local restaurants and small businesses as well as artists, art exhibits, live entertainment, kid activities, and plenty of fun. The event proceeds support the chamber and local […]

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Review: Tokai Sushi Japanese Restaurant Brandon

February 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review: Tokai Sushi Japanese Restaurant Brandon

Tokai Sushi Japanese Restaurant has long been a popular stop for my family and I since probably about 2005 when we moved out to the Brandon area. Although I have since moved out to the University area, I still visit Tokai Sushi pretty regularly with my Mom and family members. It took me a long […]

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Review: Pizza Squared Detroit-Style Pizza

February 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review: Pizza Squared Detroit-Style Pizza

When I moved to the University area near Temple Terrace, I knew I was entering the behemoth of fast food chains. Name a fast food chain, even if it is unsuccessful anywhere else in Tampa Bay, it likely has found a home with the cash and time strapped college students at the University of South […]

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Giveaway: $25 Giftcard to Cafe Ole Tampa

February 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Giveaway: $25 Giftcard to Cafe Ole Tampa

You may have recently read about my new social media business in a recent post. One of my first clients is a restaurant called Cafe Ole Tampa, which offers Spanish cuisine such as tapas, paella, sangria, and more. Of course, it wouldn’t be ethical for me to write a review of a business that I […]

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Review: Latin Grill Brandon

February 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review: Latin Grill Brandon

The Latin Grill in Brandon (formerly known as the Latin Cafe 2000) has long been a dining destination for my family. We visited the old location for breakfast and would often order their pancakes and eggs. After the opening of the new location on John Moore Road, Latin Grill has vastly expanded their menu and […]

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Valentine’s Day Tampa 2013 Dining Guide

February 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Valentine’s Day Tampa 2013 Dining Guide

The celebration of Saint Valentine is upon us and with Tampa being ranked in the top 25 romantic cities in the USA, you can be sure there are plenty of great deals and events happening around town for Valentine’s Day. Here are my recommendations on where to visit on Valentine’s Day in Tampa. Cafe Hey: […]

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Review: Sate Southeast Asian Grill

February 7, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review: Sate Southeast Asian Grill

Two Mondays past I made plans with Jennifer B. to have dinner at Cilantro Indian Cuisine, but to our surprise it turns out Cilantro is closed on Mondays. After some deep thinking, I recalled having seen a Tampa Yelper checking-in on Yelp at Sate Southeast Asian Grill and recommending it. We had nothing to lose […]

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Pizza Squared Celebrates 1st Anniversary 1/12

January 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pizza Squared Celebrates 1st Anniversary 1/12

Pizza Squared will celebrate its 1st anniversary on January 12, 2013 from 5:00PM-9:00PM at its location on 30th Street, just a few minutes from the University of South Florida and Busch Gardens. Visitors who participate in the celebration will enjoy free pizza, face painting, prizes and more. The Detroit-Style eatery enjoys popularity on local food reviewing website Yelp and […]

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Thanksgiving Dining in Tampa Bay 2012

November 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Thanksgiving Dining in Tampa Bay 2012

Sometimes we take a year off from all the cooking and family gatherings that Thanksgiving often inspires. I am personally looking forward to a home-cooked meal after missing Thanksgiving while I was abroad in South Korea last year. Here is a list of recommended local restaurants offering Thanksgiving deals to those of you looking to […]

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Madonna’s Birthday Party at Timpano Chophouse

August 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Madonna’s Birthday Party at Timpano Chophouse

Do you love Madonna? The superstar has made of a bit of a comeback with her return at the Superbowl earlier this year. Timpano Italian Chophouse will celebrate her birthday for the 2nd year in a row on Tuesday, August 14th from 6 p.m. to midnight (Madonna’s actual birthday is August 16th). Mix 100.7 will […]

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Taste of the Cuban Sandwich: Tampa Makes World’s Biggest Cuban

August 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Taste of the Cuban Sandwich: Tampa Makes World’s Biggest Cuban

A world record is set to be broken as Tampa takes on Miami’s record and makes the biggest Cuban Sandwich in the world! Be a part of history in the making at the Taste of the Cuban Sandwich, Saturday, August 18th at the HCC Ybor Campus. Enjoy live cultural musical and dance performances and a […]

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National French Fry Day This Friday at BGR The Burger Joint

July 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
National French Fry Day This Friday at BGR The Burger Joint

Do you love french fries? I sure do. BGR The Burger Joint will be celebrating National French Fry Day this Friday, July 13th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. BGR will offer all customers FREE french fries to celebrate the occasion. The average American eats 29 pounds of french fries per year and BGR is inviting everyone to […]

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Father’s Day Dining in Dunedin

June 18, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Father’s Day Dining in Dunedin

My family trekked west to Dunedin for Father’s Day Sunday. Reservations were made at Mezze On Main, a local Mediterranean restaurant and our table was promptly ready upon arrival. We sat outside so we could enjoy the live music (family favorite Cleo Heart was in the house) and the beautiful blue skies that Florida was […]

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USF Taco Bus Grand Opening June 7th

June 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
USF Taco Bus Grand Opening June 7th

The wait is over for the Taco Bus to come to the University of South Florida. June 7th – USF students will be right next to a great new Mexican option, replacing Taqueria Monterrey on Fletcher Avenue. This location will offer beer specials and a 10% discount to USF students (with a valid student id). […]

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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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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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