The Frugalista Life

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Cress and Pane Rustica Due open in Heights Public Market at Armature Works

Armature Works is one of Tampa’s most popular destinations. The mixed-use space offers a variety of foods from ice cream to sushi as well as shared workspaces. It’s a great place to go for group outings and for Instagram photos. Inside the building is the Heights Public Market, where the food portion is located. Two […]

Pane Rustica Due opens soon in Armature Works

Who doesn’t love hot, fresh out the oven baked goods in the morning with a cup of coffee or tea? Local bakery Pane Rustica is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and doing something a bit different. In a couple weeks, Kevin and Karyn Kruszewski open their second location in Armature Works named Pane Rustica […]

Hogg Batch switches up your regular morning routine with barrel-aged coffee

Coffee can be a little regular at times. Beans, water, cream/sugar, and let it brew while you get ready in the morning. I’m sure it’s so routine to the point where you can do it with your eyes blindfolded. When I saw there were 2 Black men putting their own spin on the morning cup, […]

Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen Brandon celebrates 3rd birthday

I’m probably in a small group of people who can say they’ve been to all 3 Tibby’s locations. Walking in feels like walking into a Mardi Gras celebration every day. There’s artwork on the walls plus lots of decorations; it’s really an entirely different world. One of the things I enjoy most about Tibby’s is […]

Conquering the Orlando food scene at The Ravenous Pig

When I left Orlando in 2007 to come to school in Tampa, the food scene there was kinda blah. There wasn’t really much in town besides chains. No shots to the chains but I think the local food scene tells me what I need to know about a place. I can learn anything and everything […]