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Palm Harbor’s Giovanni’s Fresh Italian Kitchen is one big, happy family

It isn’t too often you find a restaurant solely by one family. When I met up with the DeLisa family a couple weeks ago, I could tell they were on to something different. They aren’t new to family-ran restaurants either. From 2007-2010, they ran 2 locations of their previous eatery My 7 Kids in Palm […]

Fortunato’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria brings family dining to South Pasadena

Just from interviewing Vincent “Vinny” Fortunato at his new restaurant Fortunato’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, it’s clear he loves the people and the people love him. In 4 decades, he’s opened and sold numerous restaurants so the process isn’t new to him at all. In my latest Creative Loafing article, I had the opportunity to […]

Where to eat in Tampa for Christmas

It’s Christmas-time and so much is going on in our worlds right now. We’re all running around like chickens with our heads cut off making sure everyone is getting the gifts they want. One other thing we have to worry about: Christmas dinner.  If you haven’t made dining plans for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, […]

Fall/Winter 2018 Coat Trends That Keep You Warm

The sun goes down at 5pm and it’s dark for majority of the day so we all know what that means…it’s winter! This is when I’m layering the heaviest with sweatshirts or sweaters underneath coats. One coat that I loved in particular when I was in high school was a white DKNY puffy coat. It […]

St. Pete’s Tombolo Books delivers your faves to your doorstep

Convenience is a huge part of our lives now. We can get anything we want delivered to us whether its clothes or food. But, did you ever think you’d be able to get your fave books without having to stop by your local Barnes and Noble? That’s where Tombolo Books come in. Tombolo is a […]