• Thanksgiving at The Columbia

    My latest Creative Loafing article is about my Thanksgiving dinner at The Columbia. This year my family decided to go out to eat instead of the usual tradition of making dinner at home. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to review a special restaurant dining occasion: eating out on Thanksgiving. I was surprised […]

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  • THE Tampa Taco Bus

    The Taco Bus in Tampa is like a landmark…people are always there and it has over 500 ratings on Urbanspoon and 80 Yelp reviews, which is a huge number for this city. Foursquare shows check-ins even into the wee hours of the morning. A 24-hour taco truck is a godsend to this city where restaurants […]

  • Origami Sushi for Jason’s Birthday

    I dined at Origami Sushi on Waters Avenue for my friends birthday a weeks back. The place has a great ambiance, it was so dark that we couldn’t read the menu correctly until they turned up the lights a little bit…plenty of couples were in the restaurant. The restaurant had plenty of space so our […]

  • Izziban Sushi (Orlando)

    I have a friend who is a sushi guru. He eats sushi every single week, multiple times a week and one of his favorite places is Izziban Sushi. After hearing about it for the longest time, I finally had a chance to come to Izziban Sushi after the Orlando Japan Festival. My time at Izziban […]

  • USF Dining Guide

    Hungry by USF and wondering where to eat? Then check out my Dining Guide! A list of some of my favorite restaurants within a few miles of the University of South Florida Tampa Campus. Don’t waste money at disappointing restaurants again. Enjoy! http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/10/22/dining-guide-university-area-eats/

  • Sa Ri One for Priscilla’s Birthday

    My good friend Priscilla decided to have her birthday dinner at Sa Ri One, a popular Korean restaurant in town, and in my opinion one of the best choices in the Tampa Bay area. The menu has lots of different choices at average prices. I tried Galbi-tang for the first time during this visit. This […]

  • Sa Ri One Lunch Box: New Korean To-Go by USF

    Note: Sa Ri One Lunch Box has closed down. About 3 weeks ago Sa Ri One, one of my favorite Korean restaurants in Tampa, opened a new branch called Sa Ri One Lunch Box out by USF. Tuesday my friends and I dined at the original Sa Ri One on Cypress St. (more on that […]

  • Samurai Blue after David Choi Concert

    Five friends and I stopped by Samurai Blue after having a good time at the David Choi concert. It was around 11:30pm so the place wasn’t busy. We were seated promptly. It took about thirty minutes to get through putting in our orders because the waitress kept going into the back…after that it took about […]

  • Carlos Eats Sushi Tour

    It’s time for a new challenge. I want to try sushi restaurant in Tampa that I haven’t visited yet. There are a ton. So I’m going to make a list of places I have not tried yet and am interested in trying. Origami Sushi Soho Sushi Tomo Sushi Yokohama Japanese Restaurant (Brandon) Ginza Japanese Steakhouse […]

  • Samurai Sushi (Samurai Japanese Cuisine)

    My most recent review is about Samurai Sushi, a small Japanese restaurant in Riverview that has fresh sushi for cheap prices. This is one place I high-recommend you check out. The menu is diverse, service is great, and there’s so much to say about it, a short summary will not do the place justice so please […]