Review: Willa’s brings delicious, refined eats and libations to North Hyde Park

Full disclosure: I was invited to Willa’s to taste their menu on a media reservation. I received a complimentary meal for 2 during my visit. These opinions are my own and do not represent those of Willa’s. Willa‚Äôs is now open in North Hyde Park at 1700 Fig Street. For years this neighborhood has beenContinue reading “Review: Willa’s brings delicious, refined eats and libations to North Hyde Park”

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.”

Review: RoosRoast Coffee – Portland in the 90s and Lobster Butter Love

I worked out of cafes all day in the pre-pandemic era so I’ve been trying to adapt to being home more and still finding a way to explore different coffees. In a way getting coffee delivered is a big game changer since I am more inclined to buy coffee from around the nation than usual.Continue reading “Review: RoosRoast Coffee – Portland in the 90s and Lobster Butter Love”

Film Review: The Rise of Skywalker was great, actually

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS As the internet battles over whether The Last Jedi was the best way for the series to go (nearly 2 years later), The Rise of Skywalker has finally hit theaters and ended the 9 movie Star Wars series. There were ups and there were downs, but the battle between Jedi and SithContinue reading “Film Review: The Rise of Skywalker was great, actually”

Al’s Finger Licking Good Soul Food now serving up tasty southern eats

Most people have heard of Al’s Finger Licking Good BBQ in Ybor City, but a few months ago they opened Al’s Finger Licking Good Soul Food while I was out of town and the buzz has been muted since then. The online footprint of the new spot is not too big and Google seems toContinue reading “Al’s Finger Licking Good Soul Food now serving up tasty southern eats”