The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Month: January 2020

Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar donates to American Brain Tumor Association in February

February’s special at Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar benefits the American Brain Tumor Association. Owner/founder Craig Bernstein paystribute to his late father Dr. Robert Bernstein by offering homemade cake named “Rob’s Double Decker Chocolate Cake. In memory of the doctor, $5 is donated for every slice sold during the entire month of February. Bernstein named the restaurant after his […]

Where to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay

Valentine’s Day is coming up and everyone is looking up plans for something to do or somewhere to go at this point. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to put something together with your person or with your group of friends…there’s literally something for everyone. Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay is a huge thing. Think […]

K Club Bar & Bistro opens scheduled to open tomorrow

The K Club Bar & Bistro’s opening is the first in a multi-stage opening of The Karol Hotel, scheduled to fully debut February 6th. Guests can revel in the New American cuisine and crafted cocktails inspired but the Florida coast and and travels of owners Fred and Karol Bullard. The K Club Bar & Bistro […]

Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival celebrates how food creates relationships

There are so many festivals all over Tampa happening in the next month from desserts to french fries. One of the healthier festivals is the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival in St. Pete. It’s an immersive experience for the entire family. A Kids Zone for the children and several presentations throughout the day keeps everyone […]

“Fair-Tastic Foods” competition puts high school culinary students to the test

The Florida State Fair is coming up and the thing I’m most interested in is the food. Anything fried, sweet, or covered in something savory gets my coins. One of their annual events leading up to the big day is the Fair-Tastic Foods competition, where high school culinary students in Tampa Bay-area counties create a […]

Metropolitan Ministries’ Dough Nation moves to Carrollwood

Dough Nation opened it doors in Downtown Tampa back in 2017 to much fanfare. It was the first place in the city to offer the super popular food trend of the time, edible cookie dough. I was told a line was wrapped around the corner with people waiting to get one of the first few […]

January 2020 Food Happenings in Tampa Bay

The holiday season is finally over so we can (kinda) rest now and enjoy some new foods. There are a few healthier options to reset the body after all the indulgence from the last couple months. We know the food scene in this part of the state is vast, so here’s the current food happenings […]

Exploring the Black-Owned Food Scene in Miami

I really believe to really know what a city is about, explore the food scene. Not only is it fun, but it makes the trip more interesting. Honestly, I could probably go to any city and just eat all the food and be satisfied. Last month, Robert and I went to Miami for an early […]

Dessert Wars is the perfect food festival for a cheat day

I love desserts. Curbing my sweet tooth can be challenging sometimes because I see all the crazy and over-the-top creations on Instagram. I indulge occasionally when I can but that’s going out of the window for the  day when Dessert Wars comes to town. Dessert Wars is a competition where local vendors come together and […]

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida launches 2020 cookie program

The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) kick off their 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season, where scouts across the region earn money to sustain their own adventures and leadership opportunities. This year, GSWCF announces two new ways to celebrate the young female leaders: a new cookie and packaging, reflecting the experiences made possible. The […]