Tag: Tampa Bay

Sunday Brunch @ SoFresh Salads & Grill

March 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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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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Rococo Steakhouse – Not Your Ordinary Steak House

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
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

February 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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Pete’s Place Seafood Menu Tasting

February 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
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

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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Florida State Fair 2014: What To Eat

February 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Florida State Fair 2014: What To Eat

The Florida State Fair has been dazzling crowds for decades and each year brings excellent and dangerously tasty food for Tampa foodies to enjoy. Here are my picks that I enjoyed during my visit to the Florida State Fair that I can recommend to you! Most of the vendors are located by Gate 3 on [...]

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Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2014 – February 8th and 9th, 2014

February 3, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2014 – February 8th and 9th, 2014

This weekend (February 8th and 9th, 2014) is Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2014 from 1PM-5PM. During this event Clearwater Beach will entice food, wine, spirits, and craft beer fans with this third annual food and wine festival. This event is presented by Bright House Networks, the City of Clearwater, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & [...]

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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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Smoke+Mirrors Party Thursdays @ Anise Gastrobar

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Smoke+Mirrors Party Thursdays @ Anise Gastrobar

Downtown Tampa has a new weekly event happening every Thursday night at Anise Global Gastrobar (777 N. Ashley Dr.) called Smoke+Mirrors. A sister event to a party across Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg called Cloak+Dagger, Smoke+Mirrors features resident DJ Kayla “Whiskey Business” Radics as well as new weekly performances by a wide variety of local producers and [...]

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PAO Truck Kickstarter Launched – Help Fund This Food Project!

January 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
PAO Truck Kickstarter Launched – Help Fund This Food Project!

Fellow food lovers, The PAO Truck’s Kickstarter campaign for an Equipment and Body Upgrade has launched! The PAO Truck has until February 25th, 2014 at 12:12PM EST to raise $7,000. Several rewards levels are available for backers depending on support levels. If this campaign fails, no backers cash will change hands so we need your [...]

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Gasparilla 2014 Boat Party!

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gasparilla 2014 Boat Party!

ARRRRR! This Saturday don’t miss the Gasparilla Boat Party on StarShip cruise from 4-7PM – brought to you by Groove Entertainment. Tickets are going fast and this party will feature 3 decks of music with complimentary tapas and transportation/entry to and from Hyde Park Cafe’s Gasparilla after-party. First class tickets will land you an open [...]

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Tampa NYE 2014 Luau Food Truck Rally @ The Sail Pavilion

December 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tampa NYE 2014 Luau Food Truck Rally @ The Sail Pavilion

Looking for some food truck action tonight in Tampa Bay for New Years? You can catch 10 food trucks tonight at The Sail Pavilion (333 South Franklin Street Tampa, Florida 33602) on the Riverwalk starting at 7PM tonight! Live entertainment will play from 7PM-11PM and a DJ will be spinning music until 2AM! Enjoy the [...]

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Buzzfeed Names Taco Bus One of America’s Top Food Trucks

December 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Buzzfeed Names Taco Bus One of America’s Top Food Trucks

Local Tampa Bay blog, Saint Petersblog, reported earlier today that Buzzfeed has named Taco Bus as one of the Top Food Trucks of 2013 in the United States of America. Taco Bus was recently featured in an article on WUSF called As Seen on TV – about restaurants that make on television stations, such as [...]

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3 Daughters Brewing Opening December 14th in St. Petersburg

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
3 Daughters Brewing Opening December 14th in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay’s latest craft brewery, 3 Daughters Brewing (also known at 3DB), is set to open this Saturday, December 14th in St. Petersburg from 3PM-9PM. The roots of the brewery go back to a story about beer battered fish at Bella Brava with Chef Ty Weaver who is also taking charge as head brewer at 3 [...]

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Food Trucks Join Ocala Mopar Group at Annual Ocala Christmas Parade

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Food Trucks Join Ocala Mopar Group at Annual Ocala Christmas Parade

Two Tampa Bay-based food trucks, Hot Box’d Steamed Cheeseburgers and South Pacific Grill, will be joining the Ocala Mopar Group at HeritageBank of the South (1409 E. Silver Springs Blvd.) during the annual Ocala Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 14th, 2013 from 11:30AM-9:00PM. The parade is a tradition that has spanned 59 recorded years in [...]

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[Sponsored] New Year’s Eve 2014 at Club Prana in Ybor City

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
[Sponsored] New Year’s Eve 2014 at Club Prana in Ybor City

This is a sponsored post by Club Prana located at 1619 E 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605. Club Prana in Ybor City will be celebrating the launch of 2014 with a Masquerade Ball. A complimentary toast of champagne will be given to all patrons of all 5 floors at Club Prana on New Years Eve, [...]

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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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Texas de Brazil Celebrating Thanksgiving Brazilian-Style

November 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Texas de Brazil Celebrating Thanksgiving Brazilian-Style

For Thanksgiving, Texas de Brazil will be featuring a Brazilian-style Thanksgiving feast with cuts of beer, pork, lamb, chicken, and Brazilian sausage. In addition there will be traditional Thanksgiving Turkey, sweet potato casserole, house-made gravy and cranberry sauce served from the 50-item gourmet salad area. Pecan Pie will be added to the dessert options as [...]

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Find Tampa Bay Food Trucks

November 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Find Tampa Bay Food Trucks

Inspired by my good friend Droolius in Orlando. Here is a hub of information for food trucks in Tampa. Most trucks post their location on Facebook, a few post on Twitter – more should! Tweets from https://twitter.com/carloseats/tampa-bay-food-trucks Alaska Mike’s Yukon Fry Bread | FB – Twitter Americanweiner | FB – Twitter Betty Rocker Bakery | [...]

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Food Truck Fridays Interview: Tasty Stacy Food Truck

November 22, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Food Truck Fridays Interview: Tasty Stacy Food Truck

This is a weekly segment for Carlos Eats where I will interview food trucks around town for their behind the scenes stories. This week’s interview is with Tasty Stacy Food Truck. What made you start up your food truck? How did you come up with the design for your truck? Tasty Stacy: We started a [...]

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Review: Tacos Gone Mobile

November 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review: Tacos Gone Mobile

As I mentioned in my review of Tequila Mexican Restaurant, finding authentic Mexican food can be a challenge in Tampa Bay. Also the various different styles found in Tampa are very different from what you’ll find in areas like Mission Street of San Francisco, my birthplace and upbringing that no doubt shapes every opinion I [...]

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Review: Thai One On Food Truck

November 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review: Thai One On Food Truck

I caught Thai One On for the first time at a Generation Food Truck Rally during a hot summer day. After making rounds at plenty of food trucks trying all kinds of things, Thai One On was one of my last items and I sampled their mango sticky rice which is cooked in coconut & [...]

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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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Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta in Downtown Tampa – 11/06

November 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta in Downtown Tampa – 11/06

Hungry for some food truck fare and want to get outdoors?  You can catch the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta at Lykes Gaslight Park in Downtown Tampa today, November 6th, 2013 from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Today is the 2-year anniversary of this monthly event that supports the local food truck scene. The temperature should be in the Low 80s to the High [...]

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