Category: Restaurant News

  • 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 […]

  • Buya Ramen shop opening August 10th

    Word on the street: St. Petersburg’s first full-on ramen shop and izakaya, Buya Ramen, is opening for business on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 4PM. The shop is located at 911 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33705. Reservations are now being accepted online through OpenTable: http://www.buyaramen.com/ The ramen and izakaya scene is certainly seeing an uptick in […]

  • Shake Shack looking to open location in Tampa Bay

    Shake Shack looking to open location in Tampa Bay

    The Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) reported earlier this summer that Shake Shack is looking to open at least one location in the Tampa Bay area. They are joined by a number of competitors in the area serving fast-casual gourmet burgers including Burger 21, Burger Monger, BurgerFi, and a planned Wahlburger’s entry into the market. Most […]

  • Dave & Buster’s arcade coming to Brandon

    Dave & Buster’s arcade coming to Brandon

    Popular game arcade and sports bar, Dave & Buster’s, is making plans to come to Brandon after years of speculation of when they would arrive in the Tampa Bay market. The 40,000 square-foot facility features a restaurant and 412 parking spots. The restaurant serves American food fare including burgers, ribs, steak, seafood, sandwiches, and salads. […]

  • Izakaya Japanese pub ‘Noble Rice’ now open

    Izakaya Japanese pub ‘Noble Rice’ now open

    Tampa residents can enjoy a whole new experience with the soft opening of Noble Rice, an izakaya or Japanese style pub in South Tampa on Platt Street. These pubs normally serve Japanese appetizers and beer/sake wine to customers in an intimate setting used for socializing or meetings. The restaurant is aiming for a traditional Japanese environment […]