Why are landlords still raising rent on restaurants during a pandemic?

News has spread that Cafe Ponte in Clearwater is now permanently closed due to COVID-19 and leasing problems. This is the beginning of many stories that will soon be told about failing restaurants in Tampa Bay. Personally I did not dine there, but was constantly told about the place from those who love to eatContinue reading “Why are landlords still raising rent on restaurants during a pandemic?”

What I’m Reading Food Media – April 25th

It’s been awhile since a round-up was done. The world has changed since I started this list, but here is what I’m reading lately in food media: Eater: The Chefs I Used to Admire Aren’t the Leaders We Need Right Now by Eric Rivera Chicago Tribune: ‘It’s too little too late here’: 6 Tyson poultryContinue reading “What I’m Reading Food Media – April 25th”

Cigar City Brewing at TPA in running for Best Local Dining award by USA Today

USA Today‘s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards currently has Cigar City Brewing at TPA (Tampa International Airport) in the running for two categories: Best Airport Bar/Restaurant Atmosphere and Best Airport Bar. Cigar City Brewing opened last year in the Airside C of Tampa International Airport and is serving and brewing local craft beer to airport visitorsContinue reading “Cigar City Brewing at TPA in running for Best Local Dining award by USA Today”

International Cuban Sandwich Festival seeks home chef entries

The International Cuban Sandwich Festival, held annually in Tampa is seeking home entries for this year’s festival which will occur on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at Ybor City’s Historic Centennial Park. The festival is now in its 8th year. The organizers of the festival are seeking home chefs or someone with an incredible Cuban recipeContinue reading “International Cuban Sandwich Festival seeks home chef entries”

Gigglewaters offers free movie and beer to those impacted by U.S. government shutdown

Gigglewaters is offering a free movie and beer to those impacted the current U.S. government shutdown with proof of position each night until the shutdown ends. The local speakeasy in Safety Harbor, Florida is a popular spot to catch old flicks and enjoy some excellent food and cocktails. The current government shutdown is one ofContinue reading “Gigglewaters offers free movie and beer to those impacted by U.S. government shutdown”

Spaddy’s Coffee Co. celebrates 1 year anniversary in Seminole Heights

Spaddy’s Coffee Co. will celebrate its 1 year anniversary on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 in Seminole Heights. I’ve been fan of Spaddy’s Coffee ever since I met the dude at the Seminole Heights Japan Festival. The staff is always friendly and the coffee and tea are always good. View this post on Instagram A postContinue reading “Spaddy’s Coffee Co. celebrates 1 year anniversary in Seminole Heights”

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”