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Category: Food

PDQ releases new limited-time spicy menu items, milkshake today

Tampa Bay-based chicken restaurant PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) released an updated menu featuring the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Nuggets, a signature sauce, and the Cap’n Crunch Berry shake. All these items are available now at all PDQ locations except Amalie Arena, PNC Arena, Raymond James Stadium, and Tampa International Airport. View this post […]

JW Marriott celebrates opening of JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, it’s 100th property

Yesterday, JW Marriott announced the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street hotel, its 100th property, is now officially open. Located in the Water Street area of Tampa, guests can do a little #selfcare and rediscover themselves. “The first JW Marriott opened in Washington DC in 1984 and was a tribute to my father, J.W., and a […]

Datz celebrates 12th birthday with National Cheat Day contest

Datz is one of the quirkier restaurants in Tampa Bay. A menu with items like The Cheesy Todd, Pork Shank Redemption, and Dumb Cluck, you’re for sure gonna have a good time. They’ve even done special, limited-time items like their Wonder Woman-inspired Amazon Warrior Burger. Datz has been busy the last few years, opening their second […]

Escobar Restaurant and Tapas

6 Cool Places to Eat in Atlanta on a Weekend Getaway

So last I flew out to Atlanta to visit my folks and, of course, eat some good food. Now, as someone who watches food shows religiously and will follow a restaurant on Instagram in a heartbeat, I already had a list of spots I wanted to go to during my stay. It was a challenge […]

4 Rivers Smokehouse

4 Rivers Smokehouse debuts new BBQ-inspired “John Rivers Originals”

4 Rivers Smokehouse, deemed “The South’s Best BBQ Joint” by Southern Living magazine,  released photos today of their new “John Rivers Originals” and they don’t disappoint AT ALL. John Rivers and the Smokehouse team created three all-new BBQ-inspired dishes, available at all 14 of its Florida locations, from fan favorites: Burnt Ends Melt: Smokehouse Burnt Ends […]

7th + Grove

7th + Grove announces new Sparkman Wharf concept “7th + Grove South”

In less than 2 years since it officially opened, 7th + Grove is out here flourishing and changing the game. From the time I first wrote about the Ybor City restaurant, they’ve become one of the hottest spots to eat and be seen in Tampa. Yesterday, they announced their taking their “EAT, VIBE, and FLOURISH” […]

Pasta Packs is serving up fresh ingredients and easy cooking times during the pandemic

We all love pasta but one thing about it is sometimes it can be kinda weird when it’s reheated the next day. Brothers Greg and Nicolaas Bryon have a solution to that: their new venture Pasta Packs. The packs are basically an all-in-one kit. Everything you need to make dinner for yourself or with someone […]

Domaselo

Domaselo aims to be the next Starbucks of sourdough bread

Ever heard of sourdough being delivered straight to your door? That’s where Domaselo comes in. The online sourdough bakery ships 100% organic sourdough directly to your door. It was funny earlier this year when everyone started baking all the sourdough in the world at the beginning of the pandemic. If you didn’t know, Domaselo is […]

St. Petersburg Distillery

St. Petersburg Distillery launches new Sunset Gin

St. Petersburg Distillery put a ray of liquid sunshine on the shelves at our local liquor stores recently. Their newest offering, Sunset Gin, is a classic London dry gin created with seven botanicals including juniper, coriander, green cardamom, angelica root, and licorice root. The drink is an extension of the distillery’s popular Tippler’s Liquer. “During […]

A Tailor'd Picnics

A Tailor’d Picnics plans the socially distant event of your dreams

Confession: I’m 31 and I’ve never been on a picnic before. Now sure, I live in Florida and picnic weather is pretty much everyday but I haven’t taken the opportunity to do so. Now with Coronavirus going on, finding socially distanced activities is a challenge sometimes. Picnics are great because they’re a simpler, inexpensive way […]