International Cuban Sandwich Festival seeks home chef entries

The International Cuban Sandwich Festival, held annually in Tampa is seeking home entries for this year’s festival which will occur on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at Ybor City’s Historic Centennial Park. The festival is now in its 8th year. The organizers of the festival are seeking home chefs or someone with an incredible Cuban recipeContinue reading “International Cuban Sandwich Festival seeks home chef entries”

Party Like Its 1999 NYE Party at The Bricks Ybor

Want to spend New Year’s Eve in a throwback? The Bricks Ybor located at 1327 East 7th Avenue is hosting a “Party Like Its 1999” New Year’s Eve Party going into 2019 on December 31st, 2018 from 10PM to 3AM. Hits from the Late 90s and 2000s will be spinning from DJ Kamran Mir allContinue reading “Party Like Its 1999 NYE Party at The Bricks Ybor”

TBBW: Brewery Battle of the Bands – 3/7

Coppertail Brewing, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, 81Bay Brewing Co., Dunedin Brewery, and Cigar City Brewing will go head to head in a Brewery Battle of the Bands at Crowbar Ybor (1812 N. 17th St., Ybor City, FL 33605) on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 from 7PM to 1AM for Tampa Bay Beer Week 2018! Judges include John Palumbo of Replay Guitar Exchange, JoshContinue reading “TBBW: Brewery Battle of the Bands – 3/7”

TBBW: Sons of CANarchy Pub Crawl – 3/7

Ready to drink your way around Ybor City? Head out for the Sons of CANarchy Pub Crawl on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 for Tampa Bay Beer Week 2018. 11 breweries, both national and local brands, will participate and serve 11 beers at 5 different bars around Ybor City. The event is FREE to attend. TheContinue reading “TBBW: Sons of CANarchy Pub Crawl – 3/7”

Coppertail Stein & Vine Kitchen now open

Coppertail Brewing had the Grand Opening for Stein and Vine Kitchen (S &V Kitchen) last week at the brewery in Ybor City. The pub fare from S & V Kitchen will be available to guests daily from 11AM to 11PM when they visit the brewery. Coppertail Brewing is located at 2601 East 2nd Avenue, Tampa, FLContinue reading “Coppertail Stein & Vine Kitchen now open”

Festa Italiana 20th anniversary this weekend!

Festa Italiana will celebrate their 20th anniversary this weekend in Ybor City. The opening event, Wines of Italy, has already taken plan and the weekend will bring plenty of delicious feasts and events on Saturday with the main event happening Sunday, April 9th, at Centennial Park from 11AM to 6:30PM. Over 35 of Tampa Bay’sContinue reading “Festa Italiana 20th anniversary this weekend!”

Gaspar’s Grotto in Ybor City now serving weekday breakfast

Local Ybor City pirate-themed restaurant, Gaspar’s Grotto, is now selling breakfast daily with an expanded menu on Saturday and brunch buffet on Sundays. The weekday breakfast menu is available from 7AM-10:30AM and has items ranging from $4.95 to $8.95 with most items at around $5.95. Items on the menu include 3 Egg Cheese Omelet, TwoContinue reading “Gaspar’s Grotto in Ybor City now serving weekday breakfast”

Snobachi Grand Opening NYE 2017

Thai Rolled Ice Cream is taking Tampa by storm at the moment (just head over to IceSmile and try to wait in line for 2 hours) and newcomer Snobachi Handcrafted Ice Cream is leading the movement over into Ybor City at 2206 East 7th Avenue next to Shrimp and Co. This shop offers ice cream and frozenContinue reading “Snobachi Grand Opening NYE 2017”

Ybor City’s 1st Cookoff for Kids this Sunday

Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Junior Chef’s of America. Junior Chef’s of America was created by Ybor City Food Tours, Inc. with the mission of finding a creative way to teach children how to have fun cooking healthier meals. Children learn math, science, English, and reading through cooking classes. This Sunday, SeptemberContinue reading “Ybor City’s 1st Cookoff for Kids this Sunday”

Valentines Day Dining in Tampa Bay

It would seem that almost every restaurant in Tampa Bay is having some kind of Valentines Day special for the big day of love. Here is a listing of some of the specials I have noticed, for the late-minute diner like myself. Even if you don’t have a Valentine – you might want to haveContinue reading “Valentines Day Dining in Tampa Bay”