• Dinner @ I Ai Sushi

    My Japanese friend from Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Hiroki-san, and I went to dinner a few weeks back at I Ai Sushi. I wanted to take him somewhere where he could look at a Japanese menu and maybe have something a little closer to home for an affordable price. No other place but I […]

  • Korean Adventure: Seafood Pancake @ Sa Ri One

    My latest Creative Loafing article is on my 1st time having seafood pancakes at Korean restaurant Sa Ri One. You can read it here: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/09/21/korean-food-adventure-the-seafood-pancake-at-sa-ri-one-in-tampa/

  • A Tribute to Great Sushi @ Sushi Tsu

    I recently wrote an article about how Sushi Tsu goes the extra mile to please it’s guests and customers and to make guests have a positive and memorable experience. You read it here: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/09/13/local-japanese-restaurant-sushi-tsu-goes-the-extra-mile-for-its-guests/

  • Sawatdee Thai Cuisine

    I took a new friend Yong Hoon to try Thai food for his first time this past week at Sawatdee, a USF-area restaurant located only a short drive down from the university down on 56th Street.  The ambiance is similar to many small Thai restaurants: decorated lavishly, quiet, and a nice place to have a […]

  • Cafe Kili

    Check out my latest Creative Loafing article on Cafe Kili (one of my favorite cafes near USF) here: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/08/30/cafe-kili-a-great-university-area-alternative-to-starbucks/

  • Carlos Eats Pizza Tour Stop 3: New York, New York Pizza

    Hearing from many that New York, New York Pizza in Ybor City has some of the best pizza in town we decided we would give it a shot after a night at Gameworks. We arrived into the place, perhaps not the nicest looking restaurant…but plenty of customers. We found a booth and were quickly waited on. […]

  • That’s Amore

    Tonight my parents took me out to That’s Amore, an Italian restaurant on Harbour Island where a singer they used to follow at the Jazz club “The Fox” was spotted by a friend singing. Being the food critic guy that I am, I started researching the place before I got there and found many negative […]

  • Carlos Eats Pizza Tour Stop 2: Pomodoro Pizza

    My second pizza tour brought me to Pomodoro Pizza. A small pizza place recommended by some friends. A simple setup. A few tables, a soda machine, and the pizza chefs counter and kitchen are in visible view. While dining in I saw a number of people come in and get pizzas to-go, must be pretty […]

  • Love Boba?

    Then check out my 1st Creative Loafing article about the best places to find boba around Tampa Bay: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/08/19/got-boba-where-the-bubble-tea-is-brewing-in-tampa-bay/

  • Sam Oh Jung

    After spending a day at Siesta Keys Beach I found myself wanting some Korean food. Unfortunately it was already late by the time we were leaving and traveling back to Tampa to a Korean restaurant there would take too long. Some searching online helped us find Sam Oh Jung in Bradenton (thanks to Coty S. […]