Last week on the 4th of July – something happened to the servers and coding for CarlosEats.com and the entire website went down. We were able to recover all the posts – but the website template and photos are in limbo for the moment. In the mean time, I decided to point the domain back to the original Carlos Eats host on WordPress.com.
WordPress has upgraded quite a bit since I last was here and I might just keep the site here and migrate some posts over. We’ll see. I am in the middle of working on some articles so I will be posting those shortly.
Just wanted to give everyone an update in case you are wondering why posts from 2012 are suddenly on the front page.
Carlos Eats is seeking sponsors.
Are you interested in having your business promoted and help with promotion of upcoming food-related events? Carlos Eats has a growing network that you can connect with through this website and social media. The goal of this effort it to help me reach more people (possibly due a site re-design upgrade), grow the site, and help raise funds to increase the number of restaurants exposed on Carlos Eats and help me get to some restaurants that might be hard to access.
Note: Reviews cannot be purchased as I value my integrity and connection with my readers (as should you!). However, a food tasting is always a great way to get connect.
Alternatively, if you would just like to leave a donation, you can leave a donation here (no Paypal account necessary). Your support is appreciated!
If you’re interested please fill out a contact form!
Thank you! Expect some updates soon. (Back to exams… :()
As I was updating my food blog last Monday in Miami I smelt a peculiar burning smell in my hotel room. I began to wonder if it was the Colombian BBQ I had earlier for dinner that night, but after almost an hour of sniffing for smoke I couldn’t find the source. Suddenly as I finished editing the photographs from my dinner that night my laptop powered off. I finally found the root of the smell: my laptop AC adapter. Unfortunately, my laptop adapter short-circuited my laptop. The hard drive is currently in the hands of a computer engineer who I hope will be able to salvage the data.
After a week with no laptop (my worst nightmare), I finally acquired a new HP laptop from Best Buy for under $400. This G4 laptop is working like a charm and I will be pumping out the posts I can salvage ASAP. I really do apologize about the delay and disruption. I have quite a few other things to update you on as well.
Carlos Eats is expanding to Seoul, South Korea. I am going to be studying abroad at Yonsei University in about 2 weeks. During my trip I have found several like-minded people who will continue to cover the food scene here in Tampa and become part of the Carlos Eats Team. The great thing is these people eat out just as much as I do and many times they are actually dining with me at restaurants that I review and events that I attend and will offer you a new take on restaurants, many of them are cooks as well so I hope to bring some recipes and food trends to the site.
I am looking forward to covering a whole new food scene. Seoul has a population of over 10 million people, so you can imagine just how expansive their food scene must be. USF World has provided me with a Flipcam to document my travel so I plan to really increase the amount of food videos I post as well. I am planning to update the navigation on the site so it will be easier for readers to get to the content they want to read. You can read my travel blog for my adventures in Seoul at http://www.carlosabroad.com.
Finally checkout the updated Carlos Eats logo designed by the lovely Catherine Lim:
The new logo has a cleaner look and has a transparent background so it will make photographs look better.
Many things to come your way from Carlos Eats!
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Welcome to http://www.carloseats.com
After spending some time frustrated with Blogger I decided it might be time to just go with a domain name and get a nice WordPress theme so I did it. I’m happy with the results. WordPress has a great interface both in the editor and the actual presentation of itself. I hope it will make it easier for me to get quality content to you.
Lately I have re-discovered my love for pizza after not really having anything but ordered pizza from giants such as Pizza Hut and Papa Johns when I recently had pizza at East Coast Pizza. Expect to see some pizza updates coming up and if you have any recommendations on great Tampa Bay pizza let me know. I have been to quite a few places recently so I have lots to write about soon. I hope I can count on your support in this venture of mine.