Category: Restaurant News

  • Gaspar’s Grotto in Ybor City now serving weekday breakfast

    Local Ybor City pirate-themed restaurant, Gaspar’s Grotto, is now selling breakfast daily with an expanded menu on Saturday and brunch buffet on Sundays. The weekday breakfast menu is available from 7AM-10:30AM and has items ranging from $4.95 to $8.95 with most items at around $5.95. Items on the menu include 3 Egg Cheese Omelet, Two […]

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  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Opens January 26th in Temple Terrace

    Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Opens January 26th in Temple Terrace

    Fast-casual restaurant chain concept Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is expanding into Temple Terrace and opening doors to the public on Thursday, January 26th. The restaurant is 4,100 square ft. The first Tampa Bay restaurant, built in February 2016, is located in Brandon and is located off Causeway Boulevard and Providence Lakes Road. The University of South Florida […]

  • Ciccio’s Gasparilla Brunch & Brews – 1/28

    This Saturday, January 28th, is Gasparilla and Ciccio/Water is celebrating with a special event called Ciccio’s Gasparilla Brunch & Brews from 10AM-2PM at 1015 South Howard Avenue. Guests will also enjoy a live DJ set. The event will feature a $35 All-You-Can-Eat-And-Drink Beer & Brunch celebration. Cash only. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. […]

  • Chef Mark Estee 4-Course Dinner & Tequila Pairing – 1/24

    Chef Mark Estee 4-Course Dinner & Tequila Pairing – 1/24

    Vuelo Mexican Grill in New Tampa will host a 4-course dinner and tequila pairing on Tuesday, January 24th from 5PM to 9PM with restaurant Chef Mark Estee. The chef is a James-Beard Semifinalist for Best Chefs in America and has been featured on both the Cooking Channel and the Food Network. The cocktails pairings will […]

  • Orlando chefs host Filipino kamayan pop-up dinner

    Orlando chefs host Filipino kamayan pop-up dinner

    Three chefs in Orlando, Florida teamed up this past weekend to host a Filipino “kamayan” dinner called “Kamay or die” at The Guesthouse Bar on Mills Avenue. The chefs who hosted the event include: Chef Francis Biondi (MasterChef Season 5) Chef Joel Paoner (Over Rice Food Truck) Chef Al Ruiz (Sushi & Seoul On The […]

  • 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. Trump […]

  • Snobachi Grand Opening NYE 2017

    Thai Rolled Ice Cream is taking Tampa by storm at the moment (just head over to IceSmile and try to wait in line for 2 hours) and newcomer Snobachi Handcrafted Ice Cream is leading the movement over into Ybor City at 2206 East 7th Avenue next to Shrimp and Co. This shop offers ice cream and frozen […]

  • Hotel Bar now serving Downtown Tampa

    Hotel Bar now serving Downtown Tampa

    Downtown Tampa has a new spot now open called Hotel Bar. The bar is a classy establishment that serves libations created by famous hotels around the world and also gourmet food. During my visit I tried the Hotel Nacional made with cana brava, giffard peche, pineapple, and lime. The cocktail comes from Hotel Nacional de […]

  • Chef Marc Murphy and Chef Anne Burrell hosting demo, dinner

    Chef Marc Murphy and Chef Anne Burrell hosting demo, dinner

    Chef Marc Murphy and Chef Anne Burrell are hosting a culinary demonstration and dinner at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa located at 5223 North Orient Road Tampa, Florida 33610 on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 beginning at 6:30PM. Tickets cost $150 per person and can be purchased by calling (813) 627-6630 or via e-mail […]

  • Portillo’s Tampa NOW OPEN

    Portillo’s opened their first location in Tampa this past Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 2102 East Fowler Avenue. I couldn’t resist stopping by to check out what was happening and grabbed a hot dog with some fries. I ran into Mark Sharpe from the Tampa Innovation Alliance during my visit. Look for some information about […]