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5th annual cooking competition Epic Chef Showdown benefits Feeding Tampa Bay

The Epic Chef Showdown in 2017 is one of the first stories I wrote for Creative Loafing as an intern. The idea of attending an event like this made me feel privileged that I had the opportunity to go as a member of the media; I felt fancy to say the least. This year, it’s […]

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa covers date night and brunch this month

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is about a 20 minute drive from my house. If I’m coming from Orlando, it’s my sign that I’m in the home stretch and my apartment isn’t far away at this point. I don’t get out there too much except to eat but they have a few […]

How I’m Healing My Inner Child: Chapter 1 (Part 2)

Last week I talked about the first half of chapter 1 in the book The Inner Child Workbook by Cathryn L. Taylor. Like I wrote previously, I think this book is going to reveal a lot to me as far as coping mechanisms I developed over the years. The first half of healing looks at […]

St. Pete’s Florida Chefs Workshop lets food entrepreneurs share the wealth

People in the food industry usually find their passions for it early on. Lisa Prather, owner of A Fresh Connection Catering, Café, and Bakery and the Florida Chefs Workshop commercial shared kitchen, discovered her passion for cooking while working as a teenager. A career change left her with the opportunity to finally follow her passions. […]

7th+Grove feeds Southern cuisine to Tampa Bay creatives

It’s not too often I’m down in Ybor City for something. I’m down there in the day walking around or going to grab a bite to eat. The vibe of Ybor is different; it’s not polished like Downtown Tampa or bohemian like Seminole Heights. Ybor City is a mix of grunge and alternative. On one […]