Plant City Food Truck Rally this Black Friday 2016!

Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally. I have been compensated for my time and writing. Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally works with more than 100 food trucks and books them for events, corporate and private catering, among other services. Hey Foodies! Once you finish your Black Friday shoppingContinue reading “Plant City Food Truck Rally this Black Friday 2016!”

Easter Sunday 2012

Easter was a nice chance to kick back with the family and enjoy some home cooking. My sister did not disappoint the family. She hosted a feast with steak, chicken skewers, mashed potatoes (using my Mom’s famous recipe), chips and homemade salsa, flan, and more! We also now have a ton of candy in theContinue reading “Easter Sunday 2012”

Valentines Day Dining in Tampa Bay

It would seem that almost every restaurant in Tampa Bay is having some kind of Valentines Day special for the big day of love. Here is a listing of some of the specials I have noticed, for the late-minute diner like myself. Even if you don’t have a Valentine – you might want to haveContinue reading “Valentines Day Dining in Tampa Bay”

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”

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”

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! This food blogger is finally on summer vacation so look for lots of updates to be coming soon. I thought that Cinco de Mayo would be the perfect day to blog about Jarritos sodas. I received a package from one of their social media consultants some time ago and hadContinue reading “Happy Cinco de Mayo!”

IHOP Free Pancake Day: Tuesday 3/1/2011

Tomorrow is IHOP Free Pancake Day. Expect a rush of people at IHOP tomorrow getting their fix of pancakes for free from 7am to 10pm. IHOP has a goal of raising 2.3 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Hospitals and other local charities. IHOP has given away more than 10.1 million buttermilk pancakes since 2006. Don’tContinue reading “IHOP Free Pancake Day: Tuesday 3/1/2011”

Belated Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I spent mine with my family. We ate and ate and ate (today I hit the treadmill for sure). We spent Christmas Day at Downtown Disney in Orlando, fun and chill time. Our Christmas Eve dinner was a feast! So many things. The arroz con gandules was excellent!Continue reading “Belated Merry Christmas!”

Thanksgiving at The Columbia

My latest Creative Loafing article is about my Thanksgiving dinner at The Columbia. This year my family decided to go out to eat instead of the usual tradition of making dinner at home. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to review a special restaurant dining occasion: eating out on Thanksgiving. I was surprisedContinue reading “Thanksgiving at The Columbia”

National S’mores Day

To celebrate National S’mores Day (every year on August 10th), my nephew and I made chocolate s’mores. Here are the pictures from our adventure: Making the S’Mores. After they came out of the oven. A very happy nephew of mine. We thought the s’more made a funny face shape. Special thanks to Foodimentary for notifyingContinue reading “National S’mores Day”