NEWS: Recess Pizza grand opening set for June 22nd in Downtown Orlando

The culinary team behind Orlando Meats is having their grand opening for their latest concept, Recess Pizza, on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019. View this post on Instagram A post shared by RECESS PIZZA (@recesspizza) The team took over the culinary kitchen at Orange County Brewers back in May just two blocks south of the OrangeContinue reading “NEWS: Recess Pizza grand opening set for June 22nd in Downtown Orlando”

NEWS: Tampa Bay Lightning Kickoff Party this Wednesday at Curtis Hixon Park

Come out this Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 for the Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Playoffs Kickoff Party at Curtis Hixon Park with the National Hockey League (NHL). GRAMMY, award-winning band, Cage the Elephants, will be playing at the party. The first of a series of concerts and musical performances the NHL is planning for theContinue reading “NEWS: Tampa Bay Lightning Kickoff Party this Wednesday at Curtis Hixon Park”

Kicking off Tampa Bay Pizza Week at Paul’s Chicago Pizza

Today I joined the new Food and Drink Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa, Jenna Rimensyder, for lunch at Paul’s Chicago Pizza in St. Petersburg to kickoff Tampa Bay Pizza Week. Tampa Bay Pizza Week is now happening until March 31st, 2019. Pizza specials are happening at over 30 locations and there is also $3 Peroni’sContinue reading “Kicking off Tampa Bay Pizza Week at Paul’s Chicago Pizza”

Social Hour at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood now available (Tampa)

Full disclosure: I was invited to Council Oak Steaks & Seafood for a media preview of their new Social Hour menu. I was offered a complimentary meal in exchange for my opinion about their menu. Opinions are my own and do not reflect Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino or any affiliates. There are fewContinue reading “Social Hour at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood now available (Tampa)”

Cheeses & Crust serves a delicious grilled cheese

This past weekend at the Indie Flea Market I tried Cheeses & Crust, a Lakeland-based vendor serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and it was an experience I must share. I became very aware of the popularity of grilled cheese sandwiches last year when over 20,000 people showed up to the Ybor City Grilled Cheese Festival.Continue reading “Cheeses & Crust serves a delicious grilled cheese”

Cut restaurant wait time down with TorchFi interface

Tired of downloading apps for businesses you frequent to your smartphone? I cannot count how many different apps I have downloaded to my phone for businesses that I never open. Local start-up company, TorchFi, aims to end the push for restaurants to make their own app and gives restaurants the ability to connect with their customer viaContinue reading “Cut restaurant wait time down with TorchFi interface”

St. Pete Beer & Bacon Fest – 1/21

Craft beer and bacon fans can rejoice on January 21st from 12PM-6PM at the St. Pete Beer & Bacon Fest in Vinoy Park. General Admission is available to guests ages 11 and older for $15 pre-sale and $20 on the day of the event and does not cover beer or food costs. Beer Sampling Admission forContinue reading “St. Pete Beer & Bacon Fest – 1/21”

Tampa needs more Korean BBQ

For as happy as I am about the Japanese ramen and izakaya food gods shining on us lately in Tampa, there is another food concept that I am not seeing enough of in Tampa: Korean BBQ. Korean restaurants are sprinkled around Tampa with Sushi Ninja perhaps leading the pack with the biggest menu of authenticContinue reading “Tampa needs more Korean BBQ”

Tampa Bay Blogger Shoutouts

Here’s what I’ve been reading about lately on local Tampa Bay blogs: Tampa Bay Breakfasts reviews Mama’s Kitchen on North Florida and gives it a 5-pancake rating. As usual, there are plenty of pics of the food and the happy faces there. Dena Loves Food visits Mama Fu in Clearwater and tries their Pad Thai andContinue reading “Tampa Bay Blogger Shoutouts”