The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

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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, […]

XT Munchies is newest member to Xtreme Tacos family

I’ve been obsessed with Xtreme Tacos for a couple years now. Every now and then Robert and I Last time I met up with owners Sofie and Uzi, they were in the process of moving the popular taco spot and running their food truck. Life happens so while we all wait on pins and needles […]

Downtown Tampa’s Remedy is the newest cure

It’s not uncommon for me to find out about new restaurants on Instagram. It’s like seeing a child grow up in front of your eyes. I’ve been following Remedy on IG for about a month now before I ever step foot inside. Last week, I met up with wife/husband duo Jen and Derek Iavarone and […]

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 […]