Why are landlords still raising rent on restaurants during a pandemic?

News has spread that Cafe Ponte in Clearwater is now permanently closed due to COVID-19 and leasing problems. This is the beginning of many stories that will soon be told about failing restaurants in Tampa Bay. Personally I did not dine there, but was constantly told about the place from those who love to eatContinue reading “Why are landlords still raising rent on restaurants during a pandemic?”

GUIDE: Where to celebrate Easter 2019 in Tampa Bay

Looking for something to do for Easter Sunday 2019 in Tampa Bay? Numerous hotels, restaurants, and bars are having events with buffets. Most have options for kids as well. Here are some options: Shepard’s OCEAN FLAME: This Clearwater Beach spot is serving your favorites from 10AM-9PM and offering brunch items until 2:30pm. Reservations are stronglyContinue reading “GUIDE: Where to celebrate Easter 2019 in Tampa Bay”

BJ’s Charitable Foundation donates $50,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay to celebrate new Clearwater store

BJ’s Charitable Foundation, part of BJ’s Wholesale Club, recently donated $50,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay, part of Feeding America®’s member bank network, to celebrate their new store opening in Clearwater. The donation will help to provide fresh and nutritious food for people who are food insecure and lack access to healthy food. BJ’s donated 193,000Continue reading “BJ’s Charitable Foundation donates $50,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay to celebrate new Clearwater store”

Clearwater Beach named “Best Beach in America” 2019 by Tripadvisor

Clearwater Beach has been named the “Best Beach in America” by Tripadvisor for 2019 beating out Siesta Key down south. Clearwater Beach is known for powdery white sand, beautiful sunsets, and really embodies the heart of Florida. Tripadvisor analyzed the quantity and quality of the reviews for beaches over a 12-month cycle to decide onContinue reading “Clearwater Beach named “Best Beach in America” 2019 by Tripadvisor”

Gigglewaters offers free movie and beer to those impacted by U.S. government shutdown

Gigglewaters is offering a free movie and beer to those impacted the current U.S. government shutdown with proof of position each night until the shutdown ends. The local speakeasy in Safety Harbor, Florida is a popular spot to catch old flicks and enjoy some excellent food and cocktails. The current government shutdown is one ofContinue reading “Gigglewaters offers free movie and beer to those impacted by U.S. government shutdown”

Ice & Cream Creamery – delicious scoops in Dunedin

Yesterday I visited an ice cream shop with my family in Dunedin that was truly phenomenal called Ice & Cream Creamery. They have a few locations on Clearwater Beach and Madeira Beach for those of you hitting the sand this summer. The shop is beautiful on the inside and feels like a blast to theContinue reading “Ice & Cream Creamery – delicious scoops in Dunedin”

Win Free Tacos For One Year From Jimmy Hula’s Clearwater

Jimmy Hula’s in Clearwater will celebrate its one year anniversary with a contest where customers can enter to win FREE Tacos for a Year (valued at over $19,700 in tacos) to the first 50 guests to enter the restaurant at 10AM on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Customers of all ages are welcome to this celebration.Continue reading “Win Free Tacos For One Year From Jimmy Hula’s Clearwater”

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach’s Ocean Hai Supports Local Charities

The next time you dine at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach‘s Ocean Hai restaurant, sit at table #31 to support Pinellas County local charities. View this post on Instagram A post shared by m e l a n i e ⏎ (@qwertymel) The program “You Dine, We Donate” will select a new local charity every month toContinue reading “Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach’s Ocean Hai Supports Local Charities”

Sweet Saturday and Chocolate Sunday this weekend @ Ruth Eckerd Hall

The popular Chocolate Sunday event in Clearwater that I covered last year on my food blog will return this weekend, January 21-22, and is now a two-day event: Sweet Saturday and Chocolate Sunday and is once again sponsored by Tampa Bay Woman Newspaper. I can still taste the chocolate covered bacon that was provided byContinue reading “Sweet Saturday and Chocolate Sunday this weekend @ Ruth Eckerd Hall”

Tampa Bay becomes a Yelp Elite City

Yelp was the first food community I joined online back in 2006 after I was introduced by a Xanga friend living in San Francisco. Since then I have gone on to write over 500 reviews on Yelp and been a member of their Elite squad since 2006 as well. Yelp always had aspirations for Tampa andContinue reading “Tampa Bay becomes a Yelp Elite City”