City of Tampa celebrates 130th birthday – 13 reasons I love Tampa

Happy Birthday Tampa! Our city turns 130 years old on Saturday, July 15th and will celebrate a day early on Friday, July 14th. The City of Tampa will be handing out FREE Whatever Pops popsicles (while supplies last) from 11AM-2PM at Lykes Gaslight Square Park. The Tampa Bay Lightning & Tampa Bay Buccaneers will also be on hand to helpContinue reading “City of Tampa celebrates 130th birthday – 13 reasons I love Tampa”

Oishi Sushi & Thai Thani Shutting Doors July 31st (Channelside)

Oishi Sushi and Thai Thani located in Channelside announced today that they will be closing their business for good on July 31st, 2017 after 13 years of business due to the Channelside demolition occurring in the plaza as the next phase of Jeff Vinik’s plans for Downtown Tampa begin. They invited their loyal customers toContinue reading “Oishi Sushi & Thai Thani Shutting Doors July 31st (Channelside)”

Boba Guys: Best Bubble Tea Business in the USA

Boba Guys is the best bubble tea shop in the USA and a leader in their industry. It is much more than just a nice Instagram or Snapchat post. There are lots of factors that contribute to this opinion and they have been shaped over numerous visits over the last year. Consistency One of theContinue reading “Boba Guys: Best Bubble Tea Business in the USA”

Cut restaurant wait time down with TorchFi interface

Tired of downloading apps for businesses you frequent to your smartphone? I cannot count how many different apps I have downloaded to my phone for businesses that I never open. Local start-up company, TorchFi, aims to end the push for restaurants to make their own app and gives restaurants the ability to connect with their customer viaContinue reading “Cut restaurant wait time down with TorchFi interface”

Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner @ Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will host a Paul Hobbs wine pairing dinner on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 7PM. Paul Hobbs Winery has a long list of accolades to its credit. Photo credit: PaulHobbsWinery.com. Forbes has called Hobbs the “Steve Jobs of Wine”. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery inContinue reading “Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner @ Council Oak Steaks & Seafood”

St. Petersburg restaurant features Trump Tower Burger

Boulevard Burgers & Tap House located in St. Petersburg (not in Russia but Florida) will honor President-Elect Donald Trump with a “Trump Tower Burger” special for the month of January. Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration will occur on Friday, January 20, 2017. According to a press release, the burger will embrace the traits of Mr. TrumpContinue reading “St. Petersburg restaurant features Trump Tower Burger”

Things To Do New Year’s Eve 2017 in Tampa Bay

Looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve 2017 in Tampa Bay? I have you covered! Anise Global Gastrobar: Ring in 2017 with craft cocktails, a buffet, champagne toast, and more in Downtown Tampa with some of the best bartenders in town. Mastry’s Brewing Co.: If craft beer is your scene head over toContinue reading “Things To Do New Year’s Eve 2017 in Tampa Bay”

Impressions: Buya Ramen Pre-Opening Night

I visited Buya Ramen last night as a guest for their pre-opening night where they gave a sneak peek of the menu as the servers and cooks prepared for their opening happening tomorrow August 10th. Please note that this experience was a preview for the restaurant and may not reflect the actual opening or dining experience.Continue reading “Impressions: Buya Ramen Pre-Opening Night”

Tampa needs more Korean BBQ

For as happy as I am about the Japanese ramen and izakaya food gods shining on us lately in Tampa, there is another food concept that I am not seeing enough of in Tampa: Korean BBQ. Korean restaurants are sprinkled around Tampa with Sushi Ninja perhaps leading the pack with the biggest menu of authenticContinue reading “Tampa needs more Korean BBQ”