Christmas Day Holiday Meal at Castile Restaurant

Is there anything more Florida than Christmas Day at the beach? Celebrate XMAS 2018 with a holiday meal at Castile Restaurant located inside Hotel Zamora on St. Pete Beach at 3701 Gulf Boulevard. Castile will be offering a 4-course meal from 11:30AM to 8:30PM. Reservations are encouraged. Adults can enjoy the meal for $70 orContinue reading “Christmas Day Holiday Meal at Castile Restaurant”

Tampa listed number 11 place to visit in 2019 by Food and Wine

Popular food magazine Food & Wine put Tampa, Florida on its list of top food destinations to visit in 2019 at number 11 out of 33 in a major win for the Lightning capital. Tampa beat out San Diego, Las Vegas, Memphis, and Portland in the list…to name a few. The excitement over our newContinue reading “Tampa listed number 11 place to visit in 2019 by Food and Wine”

Christmas Eve / Christmas Dinner at Epicurean Hotel Tampa

Looking for a meal this Christmas Eve and Christmas 2018 in Tampa? Check out Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa for a special three-course meal offering from 5PM-10PM on Christmas Eve and 11AM-10PM on Christmas Day. Reservations are suggested. Dining options start at $48 depending on your main entree choice. Offerings include a Black Pepper Bucatini,Continue reading “Christmas Eve / Christmas Dinner at Epicurean Hotel Tampa”

Tampa, Florida – Neighborhood Guide

So you want to move to Tampa, but the neighborhoods aren’t easily defined online? Here is my guide and interpretation of the neighborhoods in Tampa. I have also included the average rent prices of a 2-bedroom apartment as of January 2018. Ybor City: One of the most historical parts of town. Ybor City was whereContinue reading “Tampa, Florida – Neighborhood Guide”

The Godfrey Hotel Tampa upcoming Winterland + holiday events

Looking for some holiday cheer this December? The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa located at 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway has a number of upcoming events for the holidays that guests can enjoy. The main event is “Winterland” which will have a number of rotating events throughout December and a pop-up bar. The event is FREEContinue reading “The Godfrey Hotel Tampa upcoming Winterland + holiday events”

Restaurant News: Sparkman Wharf now open

Sparkman Wharf is now open in the latest Water Street Tampa completion.  I had the pleasure of going to a blogger preview this Tuesday of the new food destination.  After visiting I can say it is more of an outdoor food hall with multiple vendors selling different kinds of food and drinks. 

CL Brunched this Saturday December 1st!

The cold weather is OUT this weekend and brunch is IN. Come out for CL Brunched this Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 12PM to 3PM at St. Pete Shuffleboard Club (559 Mirror Lake Drive St. Petersburg, Florida).  Enjoy great food, mimosas, bloody marys, complimentary shuffleboard, local craft vendors, and more. Tickets are $30 in advanceContinue reading “CL Brunched this Saturday December 1st!”

My journey through Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2018

Full disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets to Busch Gardens Christmas Town in exchange for an article about my experience at the annual event. Any opinions expressed are my own and do not represent Busch Gardens or any other entity. My family and I hit the road on Saturday for an evening at Busch GardensContinue reading “My journey through Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2018”

Veteran’s Day 2018 Freebies

Looking for some freebies on Veteran’s Day 2018? The national holiday will occur on November 11th and be observed on Monday, November 12th, 2018. Veteran’s Day was originally founded as “Armstice Day” by President Woodrow Wilson on November 11th, 1919, the first anniversary of World War I and eventually become a way to commemorate allContinue reading “Veteran’s Day 2018 Freebies”