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Category: Food


DANK serves the Black-Owned Birria Tacos You Need to Try ASAP

I first heard about DANK about a month ago when Robert was telling me some Black folks were serving tacos not too far from where we lived. Color me shocked when I saw what they slanging on a Tuesday night. Birria tacos are rising in popularity, especially on IG. The only other place I can […]

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop launches Summer Fridays with queso, dranks, and free tacos for a year

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop serves good vibes all summer with its newly launched “Summer Fridays” program. Companies are switching up their hours but the taco brand invites fan out to make up for lost time and enjoy early happy hours. Fuzzy’s calls itself the “unofficial patio spot” for Summer Fridays and the rest of the week. […]

Noble Rice moves to new location, Koya opens as Tampa’s first omakase-only restaurant

To see our favorite restaurants close down due to Covid-19 broke all of our hearts. Cravings definitely hit differently during this time because of social distancing and the myriad ways of buying food. All that was true when South Tampa staple Noble Rice temporarily closed back in March. Owners Eric and Adriana Fralick are currently […]

RumFish Grill, RumFish Beach Resort reopen tomorrow

The popular RumFish Grill and RumFish Beach Resort reopen this week in on St. Pete Beach. RumFish Beach Resort, part of the TradeWinds Island Resorts family, opens to full capacity while the restaurant operates at 50% capacity, per the State of Florida’s recovery plan. As a “welcome back” to guests, RumFish Beach Resort offers a […]

Feed the Need Florida donates meals to deserving Florida families

Families across the state are still dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic months after the state went into quarantine. In that time, the search for food became an ordeal when paychecks are scarce and not enough funds are coming in. Feed the Need Florida is a program in partnership with various entities across […]

4 Rivers Smokehouse debuts limited summer menu

Barbecue season is here so 4 Rivers Smokehouse celebrates with monthly specials spanning June, July, and August. Their new Mac Attack Bowl kicks off the summer feasting. The bowl is available at all 4 Rivers locations except Downtown Orlando until June 27th. It features a creamy macaroni & cheese base stacked to the brim with […]

Tampa Bay’s Black-owned restaurants fight the effects of Coronavirus

When the Coronavirus first hit, no one thought the resulting pandemic would change our lives indefinitely. We knew it was real when our favorite restaurants changed how they operated as a result of closures. It’s like we all went from planning our outfits for weekend brunch to Zoom meetups online with our friends. Now, the […]

Naked Farmer Restaurant officially opens in St. Pete with live music, local veggies

Naked Farmer announces the opening of their Downtown St. Pete restaurant today. If you recall, our first introduction to Naked Farmer was through their digital farmer’s market, where customers could pick up veggies from local farmers. Baskets have been delivered to homes for eight weeks at this point. Now, they’re looking forward to welcoming guests […]

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to debut summer menu next week

Long-awaited summer flavors arrive at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria next week. The pizza joint’s latest seasonal menu offers limited-time versions of some of its award-winning foods. The new summer menu includes: Barbecue Chicken Pizza-A spin on their traditional pizza with Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, oven roasted chicken, smoked bacon, red onion, and garnished with fresh cilantro […]

HEW Parlor & Chophouse at Dunedin’s Fenway Hotel reopens tomorrow

HEW Parlor & Chophouse at Dunedin’s Fenway Hotel reopens tomorrow for dinner. Guests can expect a full menu with a number of apps, salads, entrees, and more for dine-in or to-go service. Dine-in service is offered indoors and outdoors on the Veranda and Caladesi Terraces. The to-go selections are the same menu with a list […]