Tag: Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016 Recap

May 31, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016 Recap

This past Saturday was the annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival presented by Big City Events at Curtis Hixon Park. The weather was sunny and festival-goers had their choice of dozens of margarita cocktails throughout the event. Live music played with the backdrop of the University of Tampa and Riverwalk close by. The first drink I tried […]

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Sunset Music Festival 2016 Dining Guide

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sunset Music Festival 2016 Dining Guide

If you’re hungry at Sunset Music Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, there are plenty of great options to enjoy this year while enjoying one of the biggest EDM festivals in Florida! Sunset Music Festival is this Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th of 2016, at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets are on-sale on EventBrite. Here are a […]

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Sunset Music Festival 2016 this weekend!

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sunset Music Festival 2016 this weekend!

Tampa’s biggest EDM party is this weekend. Celebrate your Memorial Day weekend in style at Sunset Music Festival, located at the Raymond James Stadium (4201 N Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33607). General Admission are on-sale and going fast – VIP is SOLD OUT to this event. 30,000+ people are expected to attend. On the line-up: Hardwell, […]

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Brews With Attitude 2016

May 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Brews With Attitude 2016

This Tuesday, May 10th of 2016 is the 6th Annual Brews with Attitude Craft Beer Festival from 6PM to 10PM at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre located at 4121 North 50th Street Tampa, FL 33610. Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase online via Eventbrite. The event is presented by Pepin Distributing. Over 100 craft beers […]

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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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Anise New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball 2016

December 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anise New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball 2016

If an upscale party is more your style for New Year’s Eve 2016, then check out Anise Global Gastrobar’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Tickets are $50 per person with tax included and table reservations are available for $150 per couple with tax included. Table reservations include a complimentary bottle of GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne. All […]

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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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Flip’n Tasty Filipino Food Truck rolls into Tampa Bay

November 8, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Flip’n Tasty Filipino Food Truck rolls into Tampa Bay

The Filipino Food Movement has a new player in Tampa Bay called Flip’n Tasty Food Truck. This mobile food truck which appeared a few months back is serving a variety of Filipino cuisine, such as barbeque pork on a stick, puto, pancit noodles, lumpia eggrolls, and more. Flip’n Tasty is based out of Clearwater, but […]

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Japanese Kitchen Dosunco brings authentic ramen to Tampa

September 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Japanese Kitchen Dosunco brings authentic ramen to Tampa

My appetite for authentic Japanese ramen has been left unsatisfied since 2011 when I visited Gaya-Gaya Ramen while I was living in Seoul, South Korea. Tampa flirted in the past with a number of ramen shops including Bokuchoi Ramen which failed at the University Mall food court and Nakaya Bistro which disappeared almost as quickly […]

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Zesty Tsunami Food Truck is a must-try

August 19, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Zesty Tsunami Food Truck is a must-try

When I first tried Zesty Tsunami Food Truck, I wasn’t sure what to expect. There aren’t many photos of their food on the internet and the name itself is ambiguous (perhaps intentionally). The food truck wrapping on Zesty Tsunami is attractive though and did intrigue me. When I asked the owners what I absolutely had […]

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Tin Drum Asiacafe opening first Florida location in Tampa Bay

May 7, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
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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Best 3 Foods at Florida State Fair 2015

February 16, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
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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4 Rivers Smokehouse Valentine’s Day Specials

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
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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Lunch @ Costanera Peruvian Cuisine in Northdale Tampa

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lunch @ Costanera Peruvian Cuisine in Northdale Tampa

I am a huge fan of Peruvian cuisine. There is nothing like a delicious Papa a la Huancaina or Lomo Saltado so when I saw Costanera Peruvian Cuisine pop-up on Facebook and Yelp, I had to go check it out. Lunch specials are $7.99 which is a steal for Peruvian cuisine and includes your choice […]

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Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with Burger 21 deal

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with Burger 21 deal

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 is National Cheeseburger Day and there is nothing like a delicious cheeseburger in my opinion. Tampa-based burger concept Burger 21 will be celebrating the food holiday with a BOGO deal for members of its e-mail club, the B21 Club, with a free cheesy burger with the purchase of a burger, salad, or […]

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Pita’s Republic USF – Fresh and affordable Mediterranean fare

July 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pita’s Republic USF – Fresh and affordable Mediterranean fare

I tried Pita’s Republic near the University of South Florida Tampa campus for the first time last week during their Meatless Monday promotion. During Meatless Mondays, Pita’s Republic sells veggie pitas for $3.99 each. I upgraded and made it a meal with a side potato salad and drink and my order came to less than […]

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Southern Seafood Westshore packs fresh local fish for diners

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Southern Seafood Westshore packs fresh local fish for diners

I was invited to check out Southern Seafood for a complimentary lunch tasting recently. Southern Seafood is a seafood market in Westshore that also serves lunch and dinner with a number of items. I first heard about the market when I visited Pete’s Place in February of this year and met the owner Pete who […]

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Ybor City 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ybor City 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl

The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a pub crawl this Saturday: The 1st Annual Sun, Swimsuits, and Suds Pub Crawl.  The event will run from 3:00PM-7:00PM. The pub crawl starts in the Centro Ybor courtyard where participants can pick up an official “pub crawl bandana” (if pre-registered), lanyard tickets for walk-ups, and a map […]

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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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Dining: Michael’s On East (Sarasota)

June 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dining: Michael’s On East (Sarasota)

During the Savor Sarasota preview I realized just how little I know about the dining scene in Sarasota. Clearly there are some great projects underway and several places I have never heard of in Sarasota. One of those places is Michael’s On East, located near Downtown Sarasota. Normally my family/friends and I will drive into […]

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9th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week 2014 Kickoff

June 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
9th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week 2014 Kickoff

The 9th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week is now live and will run from June 1st to June 12th, 2014. Diners have the option of dining at several Sarasota restaurants with a $15 3-course prix fixe meal for lunch and a $29 3-course prix fixe meal for dinner. On the list are several Zagat-rated restaurants […]

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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 | 1 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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