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Tampa Bay Foodie News You Should Know About

Yes, it is Labor Day weekend but there’s other Tampa Bay foodie news to know about:

Charley’s Philly Steaks 

Receive a free Kids Meal with the purchase of any regular or large combo meal. To redeem the offer, guests can show an image (found here) to the cashier in-store or mention code 00021 at the drive-thru. Kids can get a Lil’ Cali or chicken tenders with fries, drink, and a 2-pack of Oreos. Charleys Cheesesteaks & Wings locations will offer a 4-piece boneless wing  wing an ice cream cone option instead of tenders. This promo is only available in-store.

Cheesecake Factory

Enjoy their Happy Hour with signature small plates and apps like Avocado Egg Rolls, Fried Macaroni & Cheese, and Buffalo Blasts. Everything is priced $9.95 or less so have a great time! Happy Hour is offered Monday-Thursday between 4 p.m.-6 p.m.


This September, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria continues its partnership with No Kid Hungry by helping fund programs providing meals to hungry children nationwide. Grimaldi’s has raised over $1 million since 2012 to fight childhood hunger through the fundraising campaign. For the entire month of September, participating Grimaldi’s will provide guests donating to No Kid Hungry with a bounce back card up to $25 to use on their next visit. 

“With families struggling this back-to-school season, we feel our work with No Kid Hungry is more important than ever,” said Micheal Flaum, COO Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about where their next meal will come from. We’re honored to have the support of our guests in our decade-long partnership with this great organization.”

Grimaldi’s is located at 218 Westshore Plaza between JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods at Westshore Plaza mall. Days/hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Nothing Bundt Cake

On September 1, Nothing Bundt Cake bakeries in Clearwater, Carrollwood, Riverview, St. Pete, Tampa, and Wesley Chapel are giving away free Confetti Bundlets to the first 250 customers at each location to celebrate the cake chain’s birthday. This is part of a national celebration with bakeries nationwide giving out more than 100k cakes. Nothing Bundt Cakes is holding an online contest where one winner recieves a $25,000 birthday party planned by a celebrity party planning company; 25 runners-up receive a $100 gift card. 

“At Nothing Bundt Cakes, bringing joy is at the heart of everything we do,” said Nothing Bundt Cakes Chief Marketing Officer Angie Eckelkamp. “Our bakery-wide 25th birthday Confetti Bundtlet giveaway and $25,000 party contest is our way of thanking our guests for letting us be a part of their joyous moments over the years.” 

Find your nearest Nothing Bundt Cakes here

Olli Salumeria

The California-based Italian salami brand selected Tampa Bay as an official launch market for their new Pepperoni Mozzarella Snack Pack, which includes slow-cured Olli pepperoni and mozzarella with La Panzanella crackers. Find the charcuterie snack packs at Publix and Walmart locations throughout Tampa Bay for $3.99; Olli can also be found on Amazon and in Whole Foods.

“With our latest Olli Snack Pack, we’re pairing two of the most beloved, most classic charcuterie flavors – pepperoni and mozzarella – for the first time and in way that reminds everyone of Olli’s 170-year legacy in Italian salami,” said Olli Salumeria President Oliviero Colmignoli.

To find an Olli retailer, click here.


In time for football season, PDQ celebrates their third annual Tampa Bay Buccaneers Collector’s Cup. In order to get the cup for free, fans can upgrade to a large meal. The offer begins Sept. 6 and is available at 30 locations in West and Central Florida. The 32 oz. cup features pics of Lavonte David, Tristan Wires, Mike Evans, Vita Tea, Shaquil Barrett, and Chris Godwin. 

Find your closest PDQ here.


Willa’s is hosting a Cocktails for Ukraine fundraising event hosted by the Litvinenko family and Lead Bartender Matthew Veronesi this Saturday at 5 p.m. Guests can drop by and sip on three Ukrainian-inspired cocktails with a $35 donation benefitting Kostiantyn Matsipura, a Ukrainian citizen bringing food to anyone in need from his restaurant in Ternopil. 

Names of the cocktails are:

  • Ghost of KievJack Daniel’s bonded whiskey, Select Aperitivo & Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
  • Slava UkrainiSanta Teresa Rum, Lo-Fi Dry Vermouth, lemon, cinnamon, honey, Angostura bitters & Kvass
  • Sunset in Ternopil – Amaro Montenegro, lime, grapefruit, ginger & sparkling water
  • Ukrainian Smoothie – Loaded High Noon with Montenegro

Donations are being accepted now (send funds here) and a barcode will be available  at the event for guests to scan and donate directly. 

Willa’s is located at 1700 W Fig St. 

Any other Tampa Bay foodie news we should know about?