• Johnathan Rodriguez Named Executive Chef & F&B Director At Sal Y Mar

    Johnathan Rodriguez Named Executive Chef & F&B Director At Sal Y Mar

     The dual-branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Midtown Tampa recently announced the appointment of Johnathan Rodriguez as its new dual-brand Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director. Rodriguez will direct daily culinary operations at the hotel’s rooftop bar, Sal Y Mar, and oversee food and beverage operations for meetings, corporate events, local catering functions and […]

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  • Wine Bar George Disney Springs Hosts Spanish Wine Lunch June 16

    Wine Bar George Disney Springs Hosts Spanish Wine Lunch June 16

    Wine Bar George at Disney Springs in Orlando is hosting a Spanish wine lunch with Master Sommelier George Miliotes and the Export Directors from both Muga and Alvear on Wednesday, June 16 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are now available online. With a combined 22 years of experience, guests will learn first hand about […]

  • Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster Orlando Celebrates 29 Years

    Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster Orlando Celebrates 29 Years

    Proceeds from the Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster anniversary dinner will benefit Aspire Health Partners, a non-profit 501(c)3 behavioral healthcare organization.

  • Michelin Chef Akira Back’s Salt & The Cellar Now Open At Ette Hotel

    Michelin Chef Akira Back’s Salt & The Cellar Now Open At Ette Hotel

    Orlando diners have something new to enjoy with Michelin star Chef Akira Back’s new restaurant Salt & The Cellar, which features modern Asian cuisine blended with traditional Mediterranean cuisine with breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner service. Back was born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado. Back has opened critically-acclaimed restaurants in Dubai, Beverly […]

  • Bolts Brew Fest returns to Amalie Arena August 5

    Bolts Brew Fest returns to Amalie Arena August 5

    Fans can look forward to another Bolts Brew Fest this August.

  • Nueva Cantina serves delicious Mexican eats in St. Pete

    Nueva Cantina serves delicious Mexican eats in St. Pete

    Full disclosure: I was invited for a tasting to Nueva Cantina. Opinions expressed are my own and do not represent the restaurant. Nueva Cantina is a relaxed, affordable neighborhood spot that also serves delicious contemporary Mexican cuisine. Tortillas are hand-pressed, the guacamole is made to order, and it shows in the quality of the food. […]

  • Weekly Sunset Market Coming To Orlando May 6

    Weekly Sunset Market Coming To Orlando May 6

    Local small business owners will showcase their one-of-a-kind masterpieces in décor, fashion, art, design, plants, succulents, and more.

  • Enjoy La Pivón Vermouth this summer for a refreshing libation

    Looking for something new to try as summer approaches? Check out La Pivón Vermouth. Crafted in Madrid, La Pivón Vermouth is inspired by the daily 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spanish ritual, La Hora del Vermut. This “Vermouth Hour” is a treasured tradition Madrileños have practiced for decades as a way to bring friends and […]

  • Where to celebrate Easter 2022 in Tampa

    Where to celebrate Easter 2022 in Tampa

    Where to celebrate Easter 2022 in Tampa.

  • ‘Bread For Ukraine’ now at Gulf Coast bakery in Seminole Heights

    Gulf Coast Sourdough in Seminole Heights has launched “Bread For Ukraine.” Proceeds from the sale of the special release will be donated to help a non-profit on the ground helping refugees from Ukraine. “We’ve felt so helpless over the past weeks watching everything happening in Ukraine, and it’s just heartbreaking. We wanted to do something, […]