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”

Little Donut House more than a little disappointing

What is it about miniature donuts that makes them so enticing? Is it how magical they look on Instagram and Snapchat? I’m not really sure, but I decided to give them a shot this past weekend at Little Donut House located at 4048 West Kennedy Boulevard. I was initially inspired to try Little Donut House afterContinue reading “Little Donut House more than a little disappointing”

Taco Traveler delivers world class eats

I stopped by The Taco Traveler food truck today for Taco Tuesday at C. 1949 Florida Beer Garden. The two have teamed up for a weekly Taco Tuesday event as of late. It was my first time visiting either business. The Taco Traveler is a local food truck that started last year serving tacos inspiredContinue reading “Taco Traveler delivers world class eats”

Brio Tuscan Grille celebrating National Lasagna Day

Full disclosure: I was invited to Brio Tuscan Grille for a tasting of their menu in exchange for this article about their upcoming promotion for National Lasagna Day. This Thursday, July 27th, Brio Tuscan Grille will celebrate National Lasagna Day early and offer guests 50% off their Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese. Lunch will include a half-portionContinue reading “Brio Tuscan Grille celebrating National Lasagna Day”

Bento Cafe opening in Downtown St. Petersburg

Popular Asian eatery, Bento Cafe, is planning to open their first Tampa Bay location in Downtown St. Petersburg in the Spring of 2018. According to St. Pete Rising the location will feature 80 seats along with outdoor sidewalk tables. It makes sense considering how much Downtown St. Petersburg has grown over the years, but itContinue reading “Bento Cafe opening in Downtown St. Petersburg”