GrillSmith Chef Joe Guli Interview & Chef Guli’s Top 10 Fourth of July Grilling Tips

I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Joe Guli, GrillSmith‘s Chef Tech of Operations in this area, today at the Brandon location located inside the Westfield Brandon Town Center (located outside near the food court). GrillSmith was established in 2004 and is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management companyContinue reading “GrillSmith Chef Joe Guli Interview & Chef Guli’s Top 10 Fourth of July Grilling Tips”

El Puerto Argentinean Grill

El Puerto Argentinean Grill may be the first Argentinean restaurant I have dined at in my life and I was completely impressed with the food at this hidden gem in Ybor City. The restaurant is found on 5th Avenue near a cigar shop and various housing, nestled away behind the 7th Avenue strip. My familyContinue reading “El Puerto Argentinean Grill”

5th Annual Ybor Aficionado Days Stop 1: The Dog’s Bollocks Pub

Ybor Aficionado Days was the biggest restaurant tour I have been on to date. 17 restaurants in 3 hours. The tapas trail event was sponsored by Chevy who provided rides to each restaurant through Chevy vehicles. The drivers helped alleviate some of the distance between restaurants, but with the huge rush of people and theContinue reading “5th Annual Ybor Aficionado Days Stop 1: The Dog’s Bollocks Pub”

SoHo Sushi North

I have been by SoHo Sushi North numerous times, but never stopped in until this past week. It is the same plaza as the fantastic Wood Fired Pizza, and these two restaurants really do make this plaza boom with foodie activity. I first heard of SoHo Sushi when they became a sponsor for the JapaneseContinue reading “SoHo Sushi North”

Father’s Day at The Columbia in Ybor City

My family decided to spend this Father’s Day at The Columbia in Ybor City. We decided we wanted to surprise my step-father and we succeeded. My step-sister and I arrived around one o’ clock, The Columbia was busy but seemed to be handling the father’s day rush just fine. We were seated about twenty minutesContinue reading “Father’s Day at The Columbia in Ybor City”

Brio Tuscan Grille @ International Plaza Disappoints

My first experience at Brio Tuscan Grille was one of fine excellence. My friend had a birthday dinner and we were all treated like kings. My glass would be refilled before it was even half-empty, my meal came out with great timing, and that waiters were so friendly it almost felt surreal. Impressed with theirContinue reading “Brio Tuscan Grille @ International Plaza Disappoints”

Wasabi Food Challenge @ Yamato Japanese Steakhouse Wiregrass

T.B. tackled the Level 10 Wasabi Oil with Fish Eggs Food Challenge at Yamato Japanese Steakhouse at Wiregrass this week. People can tackle this challenge at the sushi bar, but be warned that Level 10 is just the beginning. Restaurant Name: Yamato Japanese Steakhouse Cuisine: Japanese Address: 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Neighborhood: New Tampa Phone Number: (813)Continue reading “Wasabi Food Challenge @ Yamato Japanese Steakhouse Wiregrass”

Where to Dine on Father’s Day in Tampa Bay

In case you haven’t heard, 50 million Americans are expected to dine out for Father’s Day this weekend. Trying to figure out where to take Dad to eat on Father’s Day? I have you covered. Here are some suggestions of dining deals happening around Tampa on Father’s Day (Sunday June 19, 2011 for those ofContinue reading “Where to Dine on Father’s Day in Tampa Bay”

Lee House Chinese Restaurant

Lee House Chinese Restaurant has re-opened on Brandon Boulevard after closing off Bloomingdale Avenue in March. I first read about Lee House online and was intrigued at the positive reception. The first thing we noticed upon pulling up to the restaurant was that it smelled great outside the restaurant (a good sign). Once we enteredContinue reading “Lee House Chinese Restaurant”

Yamato: June 1/2 Off Wine Promotion

Yamato Japanese Steakhouse located in the Wiregrass Mall in Wesley Chapel is currently offering a wine promotion for the month of June. Everything is $5 a glass, half-off their normal price. Some of the red wines available include: Swanson Merlot Penfolds “Thomas Hyland” Shiraz Four Vines “Maverick” Zinfandel Some of the white wines available include:Continue reading “Yamato: June 1/2 Off Wine Promotion”