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#ThePlacesYouGo: Where(and what) I’ve Been Eating This Month

This final semester has been insane for me. Working on a documentary video project about the Seminole Heights neighborhood took up a lot of my time. Between scheduling interviews, editing and managing to keep my head above water, somehow I still managed to still eat some good ole Tampa food this month. Every place I’ve […]

#ItsYourBirthday: Spending a Sister’s Day at Busch Gardens

My sister Terralyn and I are super close and funny considering we fought all the time when we were younger; she was that annoying little sister that followed me everywhere. She used to be OBSESSED  with Powerpuff Girls and the movie Bring It On (the first one aka the best one). She’s 22 now so we […]

Travel back to 1920s Paris at St. Pete’s Left Bank Bistro

Located right next to The Market at Left Bank, Left Bank Bistro is going to be the hottest new spot to eat lunch and get a couple drinks. I interviewed owner Susanne Byram, bar manager(and daughter) Danielle Dawley, and executive chef Kate Gorr for my most recent Creative Loafing article. When I was there, Danielle […]

Amigos Tortilla Bar is bringing Key West to Downtown St. Pete

Last week I had the chance to interview Samuel Haverl, owner and manager of the newest location of Key West’s Amigos Tortilla Bar. He told me all about their plans for the 600-block of Central Avenue in Downtown St. Pete. Tacos, fajitas, even tacos al pastor with pineapple juice drippings *salivates* are on the menu. […]

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#CLChefs: Meet the Chefs 2018 samples Tampa Bay’s food scene

For those who don’t know, I’ve been writing for Creative Loafing for a year now. I interned in the food section last summer and started freelancing the following semester. Besides learning about what’s new and poppin with the food scene here in Tampa Bay, one of the great things about writing for the weekly magazine […]

Lights, Camera, Action: My 1st Time on Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend

Last week I made my tv debut on morning show Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend. For those who don’t know, I have a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism so I was beyond ecstatic to finally make it on the small screen. Being on Tampa Bay Morning Blend was an experience in itself. I dreamed for so […]

Made Coffee gains statewide buzz with canned cold-brewed cup of joe

Last month I interviewed Michael Rideout and Taylor Prater, co-founders of St. Pete’s own Made Coffee, for the latest issue of St. Pete Life Magazine. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Every morning millions of people can’t (and won’t) start their day until they’ve had their routine cup of coffee. No matter if it’s straight […]

A State of Wanderlust: What are My Summer Plans?

My final semester of grad school is here and this is the first time in 2 years I’ve actually had time to do other things besides school work. My summer plans are simple: I want to do as much as I can before I graduate and start the 9-5 life(I don’t see how y’all do […]

What To Do in Las Vegas When You Aren’t About That Gambling Life

In the early stages of planning this trip, my first question to myself was “What is there to do in Las Vegas besides gamble”?The funny thing about Las Vegas is all the old people. Casinos are filled to the brim with aunties, uncles, and grandparents all vying to take home an extra couple dollars. As […]

How to Eat Yourself Through Las Vegas Food in a Week

One of the things I enjoy doing before going on a trip is writing a list of where I want to eat. I get a kick out of eating all the local foods to get a feel of what that culture and scene is about. I scrolled through all of the Las Vegas food Instagrams […]