Donovan’s Meatery captures the Datz Restaurant Group expertise into a fine-tuned steak house.

When I first heard that Datz Restaurant Group was launching a steak house, I could already visualize it in my head. The group owns numerous restaurants around the Tampa Bay area, but when I first started writing about food it was just the location on MacDill. Little by little the empire grew and now DatzContinue reading “Donovan’s Meatery captures the Datz Restaurant Group expertise into a fine-tuned steak house.”

Chicago Paulie’s serves the best hot dog in Tampa

Several people have told me to try Chicago Paulie’s for the last few years. I made a mental note, but did not stop by until today. The restaurant stand is located in a gas station parking lot with a humble table and umbrella nearby in the corner of North Hyde Park (NoHo). This isn’t fancyContinue reading “Chicago Paulie’s serves the best hot dog in Tampa”

NEWS: Mini Doughnut Factory flagship South Tampa location now permanently CLOSED

The Tampa Bay Business Journal broke news last night that Mini Doughnut Factory’s flagship store in South Tampa is now permanently closed. It appears that the legal and financial woes were too much for the franchise to handle. Just a few years ago Mini Doughnut Factory was one of the fastest rising businesses in TampaContinue reading “NEWS: Mini Doughnut Factory flagship South Tampa location now permanently CLOSED”

WEPA! Cocina de Puerto Rico St. Pete is a trip down memory lane

Full disclosure: I was invited to WEPA! Cocina de Puerto Rico to try their food and received 50% off my bill in exchange for feedback about my experience. Opinions below are my own and do not represent WEPA! Cocina de Puerto Rico or any affiliates. I visited WEPA! Cocina de Puerto Rico recently for dinner.Continue reading “WEPA! Cocina de Puerto Rico St. Pete is a trip down memory lane”