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A Quick Look: Yard of Ale Soho

Friday May 30, 2014

Yard of Ale Soho

Yard of Ale Soho- Beer is king here!  There are 22 craft and import drafts on tap and 85+ different bottled beers to choose from, you won't have to wander into another Yard to enjoy a cold delicious brew, no matter where it's from. Yard of Ale also offers affordable wines, both by the glass and by the bottle. (Anyone who knows me knows I can't drink beer but I LOVE me some wine! Can you keep a secret though? I prefer the Yard of Ale on Ulmerton.) Read more...

Have You Been To Hogan's Beach?

Friday May 30, 2014

Hogans Beach Bar Tampa

It seems like there are dozens of restaurants that I have yet to visit in Tampa. Hogan's Beach Tampa for example. I've never been, but I've heard mixed reviews a plenty about the place. Have you been there brother? Er, I mean have you been there fellow Tampanians? What's it like? Did you enjoy the restaurant? Is it worth stopping by? I want to know before I go...

On a completely different note, I want to try Shula's Steakhouse in Tampa too. I must be hungry tonight...

Clearwater Beach- Where to Stay

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Sandpearl Clearwater Beach

After a long day on the beach you will most likely want to lay your head on a soft pillow. Here are a few options for hotels and resorts on Clearwater Beach.

Can't get enough beachy goodness? Check these stories out as well:

The North Beaches of Tampa Bay

Staycations on St. Pete Beach

Want to tell me about a beach or hotel I need to review? Contact me here

A Quick Look: Pita Express

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Pita Express

Gyros, and pitas and French fries! Oh my!  Pita Express is a cheap place to eat where two people can easily dine for under $20 and it also offers 10% off for USF students everyday. Read more...

She's Old Fashioned

Tuesday May 20, 2014

Lisa Casalino

Local songbird Lisa Casalino is hosting a CD Release Concert on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the The Palladium Side Door at 7:30 p.m. The Palladium Side Door is located at 253 5th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, Fla. Continue reading...

A Quick Look- La Casa della Pasta

Friday May 9, 2014

La Casa della Pasta


La Casa della Pasta is an authentic Italian dining gem hiding in plain sight. Read my full review of La Casa della Pasta HERE!

--Have a restaurant you think I should review? Tell me about it HERE!

May 2014 Events at Tampa Theatre

Friday May 2, 2014

Tampa Theatre May 2014

Last week, CNN released a list of "15 of the Most Spectacular Theaters in the World" in honor of William Shakespeare's birthday, and Tampa Theatre was proud to be among them! If you haven't already visited to find out why, the month of May has plenty new movies, special screenings and public tours perfect for getting to know the world-wide winner that's right in your backyard. Continue reading for a listing of some of the events coming to Tampa Theatre in May 2014.

A Quick Look- EATS! American Grill

Tuesday April 29, 2014

EATS American Grill

EATS! American Grill in South Tampa is a little eatery that packs a big punch with bold flavors and wonderful fare. Read my full review of EATS!

Also check out a quick look at Estela's Mexican Restaurant.

Indulge at Dough in South Tampa

Sunday April 27, 2014

Dough by Datz 1

On a recent trip to Dough by Datz in South Tampa I took a chance and tried some new things I've never had before. I ordered a banana nut doughnut and their Nutella latte.  The doughnut was amazing! It tasted just like the banana nut bread mom used to make. The addition of the icing on top tasted a little too sweet for me, but it was still really good and I would definitely order it again. Continue reading...

Dough by Datz 2


Stomp is Playing at the Straz Through May 3

Sunday April 27, 2014

Stomp at Straz

STOMP is playing at the Straz Center April 30 through May 3, 2014 in the Carol Morsani Hall. Regularly priced tickets are $43-$63. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique -- an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments -- matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, ZippoŽ lighters, hubcaps -- to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.  Check out more information about this and other events in May 2014 at The Straz Center.

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