Tag: Restaurants

New Years Eve 2016 Dining Guide Tampa Bay

December 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Years Eve 2016 Dining Guide Tampa Bay

Wondering where to eat or party on New Year’s Eve 2016 in Tampa Bay? Here are some suggestions from what I have managed to dig up online. Start off the new year with a bang at one of these Tampa Bay eateries. Rooster & the Till: Enjoy a 5-course meal with optional wine pairings. Details […]

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New Year’s Eve 2016 at Fodder & Shine

December 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Year’s Eve 2016 at Fodder & Shine

Looking for a fun neighborhood party to ring in 2016? Fodder & Shine located at 5910 North Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights will be rocking out on New Year’s Eve to 80’s punk, pop, and hip-hop with DJ Rich Ranck. Enjoy drink specials, champagne punch, midnight kill the keg, a full dinner menu until 10PM […]

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Laid Back New Year’s Eve at The Refinery

December 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Laid Back New Year’s Eve at The Refinery

If you’re looking for something chill on New Year’s Eve 2016, check out The Refinery located at 5137 North Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights. Dinner and drink specials will be available along with complimentary h’ordeuvres from 11PM until 1AM. Enjoy a champagne toast at midnight along with fireworks courtesy of the entire City of Tampa. The Refinery has […]

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Local Deals: $5 Burger Wednesdays – Graffiti Junktion USF

December 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Local Deals: $5 Burger Wednesdays – Graffiti Junktion USF

Most people know my blog was founded on the roots of being frugal. As a college student and even as an adult, it’s always nice to find a good deal and save some money whenever possible. One great deal is at Graffiti Junktion near the University of South Florida located at 11401 North 56th Street in […]

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Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen opens at International Plaza Tampa

November 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen opens at International Plaza Tampa

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen is now open at the International Plaza in Tampa replacing Gallery Bistro. The concept, created by Craig Bernstein, serves “straight-forward American food”. The main menu features burgers, sandwiches, salads, steak, chicken, and seafood with prices ranging from around $10 to $35. The International Plaza location is the first out-of-state expansion for […]

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Grey Salt restaurant opens at Hard Rock Tampa Thursday

November 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Grey Salt restaurant opens at Hard Rock Tampa Thursday

Grey Salt, Chef Marc Murphy’s new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, will open on Thursday, November 19th, 2015. Chef Marc Murphy is a New York City-based celebrity chef that the property is proudly joining forces with. Grey Salt creates over 130 jobs, seats 250 people, and replaces Green Room at the casino. The […]

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Saki Endless Sushi & Hibachi Eatery

December 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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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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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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