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Category: Food

It’s What You Eat: 2018 Food and Drink Trends

One thing I’ve noticed is how much fun food and drinks are becoming. Bartenders and chefs are pulling from different inspirations and taking risks when it comes to food. Even here in Tampa; there isn’t a day that goes by where I’m scrolling Instagram and a restaurant is debuting something new. My mouth is constantly […]

#CorksAndCoasters: My First Time at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

I’ve been going to Busch Gardens my entire life but I’ve never been to its food and wine festival. Earlier this week, Robert and I attended and enjoyed sampling the food and drinks at the event. It was fun walking around the park and choosing things we normally don’t eat. Of course, I was the […]

Easter Brunchin

Easter Brunchin’ at Platt Street Borough

The last time I was at Platt Street Borough is when I interviewed owners Kiel Lombardo and Adam Hyatt for a Creative Loafing article. I had a fun time talking to them and learning about their newly opened restaurant. A couple weeks ago, I scrolled all over Facebook for places to eat on Easter for […]

Avocado Egg Salad Tartine

Heights Public Market at Armature Works makes eating more social

Heights Public Market at Armature Works opened up earlier this year and when I heard what places were there, I was obsessed immediately. I quickly already followed each eatery on Instagram so I could scroll and see what they offer. I was on vacation a couple weeks ago when my friend Tia invited me out to […]

Ramon Hernandez and Vincent Jackson

Callaloo, Pipo’s Cafe open inside St. Petersburg’s Manhattan Casino

Earlier this week, I drove across the Howard Frankland to the reopened Manhattan Casino to interview former Bucs player turned restauranteur Vincent Jackson and Ramon Hernandez of famed eatery Pipo’s Cafe about their new venture, Callaloo. The Manhattan Casino is located in the historically Black neighborhood called The Deuces and is where Black artists could […]