The Frugalista Life

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Datz’s Jaimes Fredlund spends his off-days feeding Ybor’s homeless community

Do you ever really know what your co-workers are doing when they leave work? Me either. Yes, we get a preview via social media, but does that tell the whole story? During the day, Jaimes Fredlund is assistant kitchen manager at Datz in South Tampa but he feeds the homeless in Ybor City with his […]

Armature Works “Dinner on the Lawn” series launches next month

The Dinner on the Lawn series launches next month featuring an Autumn Harvest dinner curated by James Beard Award-winning Chef Anne Kearney of Oak & Ola and Chef Nathan Hardin of Steelbach. The two popular chefs are collaborating on a unique dinner menu to partake in. Guests can enjoy their lawn experience underneath the stars […]

Luv Child centers Cuban cuisine in SOHO

If you’re from the Tampa Bay area, the name “Ciccio” is very familiar. Everyone in the 813rd knows the Ciccio Restaurant Group runs all of SOHO. Their newest concept “Luv Child” opens in a couple weeks. This is the first restaurant in the group fully-centered around CRG Executive Chef/Partner Luis Flores and his favorite cuisine, […]

Tampa Bay Autograph Collection Hotels offer new “Seek the Weekend” promo

Three Tampa Bay Autograph Collection hotels are offering a “Seek the Weekend” promo for visitors and locals. Any guests of the Marriott Autograph Collection’s Epicurean Hotel, Fenway Hotel, and Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club can use the promo until December 31st. The promo is comprised of a 20% off discount on overnight accommodations with […]

7 Places on My Travel Bucket List

I don’t know about you but for me, any time away from work is essential. I look forward to using any vacation hours and I don’t look forward to going back to work. It doesn’t matter if I’m staying in Tampa the entire time or actually going somewhere, the last thing I’m trying to do […]