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#ItsYourBirthday: Spending a Sister’s Day at Busch Gardens

My sister Terralyn and I are super close and funny considering we fought all the time when we were younger; she was that annoying little sister that followed me everywhere. She used to be OBSESSED  with Powerpuff Girls and the movie Bring It On (the first one aka the best one). She’s 22 now so we […]

Travel back to 1920s Paris at St. Pete’s Left Bank Bistro

Located right next to The Market at Left Bank, Left Bank Bistro is going to be the hottest new spot to eat lunch and get a couple drinks. I interviewed owner Susanne Byram, bar manager(and daughter) Danielle Dawley, and executive chef Kate Gorr for my most recent Creative Loafing article. When I was there, Danielle […]

Amigos Tortilla Bar is bringing Key West to Downtown St. Pete

Last week I had the chance to interview Samuel Haverl, owner and manager of the newest location of Key West’s Amigos Tortilla Bar. He told me all about their plans for the 600-block of Central Avenue in Downtown St. Pete. Tacos, fajitas, even tacos al pastor with pineapple juice drippings *salivates* are on the menu. […]

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#CLChefs: Meet the Chefs 2018 samples Tampa Bay’s food scene

For those who don’t know, I’ve been writing for Creative Loafing for a year now. I interned in the food section last summer and started freelancing the following semester. Besides learning about what’s new and poppin with the food scene here in Tampa Bay, one of the great things about writing for the weekly magazine […]

Lights, Camera, Action: My 1st Time on Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend

Last week I made my tv debut on morning show Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend. For those who don’t know, I have a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism so I was beyond ecstatic to finally make it on the small screen. Being on Tampa Bay Morning Blend was an experience in itself. I dreamed for so […]