The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Month: February 2020

SOHO staple Deck Pizza reopens this weekend

I’d never heard of any popular pizza places in South Tampa during my undergrad years so I had no clue how much of a staple it was in the SOHO area. When it closed, it had a cult-like following and the question of its return never ended. According to owner Scott “Ryan” Quinn, he was surprised people […]

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams opening Tampa locations this summer

Summer in Florida is no joke at all. Between the killer humidity and insane temperatures, cold foods are all we’re thinking about eating. One option is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, founded in 2002 by James Beard-award winning ice cream maker Jeni Britton Bauer. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are beloved and considered to be THE standard […]

Florida Black Restaurant Week

“A Soulful Taste: Exploring Tampa Bay’s Black-Owned Food Scene” is live!

I’ve been writing about food for a short time but I get to experience how much Tampa Bay’s food scene is constantly and consistently growing firsthand. When I came here for undergrad in 2007, the only restaurants that were in abundance were chains. Now that I’m a freelance food writer, I’ve seen dining options grow from […]

HEW Parlor & Chophouse debuts new jazz brunch this weekend

HEW Parlor & Chophouse offers a new Jazz Brunch this weekend featuring live music from local artists with a variety of brunch menu items changing on a weekly basis. Guests can enjoy rotating buffet selections like Ye Olde Fashioned Benedict, Pimento Cheese Chicken & Waffles, Wheatberry French Toast, Bourbon Blackberry Jam, Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage […]

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s The Rez Grill revamps menu

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa‘s Director of Culinary Creativity Frank Anderson is in charge of making sure the customer gets what their heart desires at any of the several dining establishments at the resort. Time and customer feedback led him to figuring out how to further differentiate The Rez Grill from the other […]

How to Look Good on Valentine’s Day: Hair, Makeup, and Outfit Ideas

The holiday of love is this weekend so we need a few ideas of how to stunt at dinner when it’s time to flick it for IG later. Whether it’s for a date with the boo or a Galentine’s Day shindig, the makeup and hair can’t be slacking not one bit y’all! How to look […]

Dr. Jamila Lyiscott to visit Eckerd College in St. Pete next week

Dr. Jamila Lyiscott examines how powerful language can be and perceived notions surrounding it. It took one moment in her teenage life when she realized although she knew how intellectual she was, others wouldn’t see it because of the way she spoke. Dr. Jamila Lyiscott’s works is what she describes as “Vision-Driven Justice”, which involves […]

Dunedin’s Fenway Hotel announces new HEW Parlor & Chophouse exec chef

Fenway Hotel announces the appointment of Eric McHuge as the new executive chef at HEW Parlor & Chophouse and Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar. He’ll be in charge of the daily culinary operations and oversee food/beverage operations for meetings and other events. “Eric fully embraces our mission to provide an elevated dining experience to our guests and […]