Guide: Top 8 Local Coffee Shops in Tampa

This list has been overdue. Tampa has a blossoming coffee scene, you would be hard pressed to find a local coffee shop 5-10 years ago. Recently local coffee shops have been showing up all over town. Here are my current top 8 coffee shops in Tampa. The factors used to rate the cafes are qualityContinue reading “Guide: Top 8 Local Coffee Shops in Tampa”

Hurricane Irma: AJ’s Press GoFundMe for Employees

During Hurricane Irma, local Tampa sandwich shop AJ’s Press was damaged by the storm. The damage will take at least 2 weeks to fix which will impact the employees who work there. In response, AJ’s Press has setup a GoFundMe for their employees and to help cover damages that will not be covered from theContinue reading “Hurricane Irma: AJ’s Press GoFundMe for Employees”

Nightmare: Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Conv. Ctr. Hotel

During Hurricane Irma my family and I voluntarily evacuated from Florida when we saw that Irma could arrive as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane in our hometown and be devastating. We decided to head to South Carolina, thinking it would be far away enough from the storm since Irma was turning northwest and wasContinue reading “Nightmare: Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Conv. Ctr. Hotel”

Hurricane Irma Autopsy

Hopefully you survived Hurricane Irma and are here to read this. Last week was absolutely one of the craziest weeks I have ever lived through. Bread aisle -Target, 1544 N. Dale Mabry #Tampa. Same across Bay Area. No bread/water. Another shipment expected here Thurs. #HurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/8acyoVWJAV — Sarah Rosario (@sarahbrosario) September 6, 2017 UPDATE: IrmaContinue reading “Hurricane Irma Autopsy”

Hurricane Irma: Find Fuel with GasBuddy app

Gasoline is currently very difficult to find around Tampa Bay and Florida with numerous stations on low-supply during Hurricane Irma. This also happened in Texas last week during Hurricane Harvey. Tampa lacks a robust public transportation system and fuel shortages are a serious issue here where people cannot get around at all without cars andContinue reading “Hurricane Irma: Find Fuel with GasBuddy app”

Hurricane Irma Safety Guide: Be Prepared

Hurricane Irma is racing towards Florida and you should make sure you’re ready in case the storm enter the waters of Tampa Bay. As of Tuesday, September 5th, the storm is a Category 5 Hurricane with 185 MPH winds. Here are some resources to help you prepare for the storm: National Hurricane Center Map: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ HurricaneContinue reading “Hurricane Irma Safety Guide: Be Prepared”

7th Annual Food & Wine Weekends Launch Party

Last week I visited The Waldorf Astoria Orlando for a private media launch party to the 7th Annual Food & Wine Weekends. Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek offer a special menu every year for 9 weekends during the Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival. This year runs from September 8th to NovemberContinue reading “7th Annual Food & Wine Weekends Launch Party”

Amazon to immediately lower price of healthy food after Whole Foods acquisition

In a move that is sure to send shock waves quickly throughout the grocery business, Amazon will immediately lower prices of healthy food items once it successfully acquires Whole Foods on Monday, August 28th, 2017. On the list: organic avocados, organic brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon, almond butter, organic apples, organic rotisserie chicken, and more.Continue reading “Amazon to immediately lower price of healthy food after Whole Foods acquisition”

The Founder – How Greed Created McDonald’s Empire

I saw The Founder on Netflix yesterday. I was told about about it by some friends and encouraged to give it a look. I have heard the story of McDonald’s in the past, but watching it in a film was something else. Ray Kroc was a man filled with ambition and nothing would stop himContinue reading “The Founder – How Greed Created McDonald’s Empire”

Caffeine Roasters now open on Kennedy in South Tampa

Caffeine Roasters has moved into where Drama Burger once stood at 2420 West Kennedy Boulevard and is now open. Caffeine is also located in Downtown Tampa minutes from Franklin Manor at 212 East Cass Street. I am a fan of the Downtown location and also really enjoy the new space as well. The expansion mirrorsContinue reading “Caffeine Roasters now open on Kennedy in South Tampa”