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Where We Eat: Caribbean Crown and Pujol

My wife’s boss has been harping on me, through her, for years about eating Jamaican food. He insisted that I give it a try. I have largely ignored his suggestions, namely because the one time I had Jamaican food was at this “fast food” type shack that played loud reggae music. I found the food to be too sweet and boring. I changed my tune a bit […]

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Record Store Day at Mojo Books and Records

  Happy Record Store Day! Z-Bot and I decided to celebrate 2014′s version at Mojo Books and Records in Tampa. Why Mojo’s? Because inside they sell records and outside they hold a vegan bake sale. It is like Mojo had me in mind when they originally set this thing up. I stepped inside to get my fix of music first. I was most interested in picking […]

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Cook: Tangy Chickpeas Sandwich with Kale Slaw

We went to Kaleisia Tea Lounge this weekend and I branched out and tried something new. I wasn’t making a statement about how unpredictable I can be or anything, I was just being a cheap ass and selected a tea from the tea of the month list (which comes with a slight discount). Most of the time my tea of choice is fruit based. This […]

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Where We Eat: Capital Tacos

I was visiting Sugar and Spice Daycare last week attempting to enroll my new pet calf Lucy (oddly enough, they wouldn’t even consider her for the waiting list). When we reached the parking lot on our way out we were nearly run over by an out of control car. It came to a screeching to a halt a few inches from Lucy’s front hoof. Out […]

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Kaleisia’s 9th Annual Gifts of Love

You’d be hard pressed to find a Tampa restaurant that is as invested in the community as Kaleisia Tea Lounge. For the past nine years the tea lounge has hosted an event called Gifts of Love. The premise behind the event is to raise money for a local non-profit (100 percent of all the proceeds raised at the event goes to the non-profit). This year’s […]

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Where We Eat: Stacy’s Gluten Free Goodies

If you live in Tampa, are suffering from a sweet tooth and aren’t down with the dairy it can be very difficult to find something decent to satisfy your craving. There is the carrot cake at Trang Viet and…well, not much else. About a year ago I started hearing rumblings about this small bakery right up the street from me called Stacy’s Gluten Free Goodies. […]

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Where They Eat: Yellowbellys of Bailgate and Vx

Those who spend a lot of their time shuttling back and forth between two locales that are quite a distance apart understand the importance of finding food that floats your vegan fancy in both places. Otherwise your left with a virtually impossible scenario. Take it from me, two hours for a deep dish pizza is a bit much (though Satchel’s is totally worth it). For […]

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Cook: Smoky Butternut Squash Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

“I like my fruit and vegetables like I like my infections. Local baby!” -Tender Branson For years I’ve spent my weekends running up and down Morris Bridge Road avoiding alligators, snakes and high speed travelers. Over that time, I’ve watched Branchton Farms Farmers’ Market grow from a small, backyard operation into a much larger one. In its current form, Branchton Farms now has a cooling […]

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Where We Eat: Revolution Ice Cream Company

About a year after I became vegan I read an article in the Tampa Bay Times about this upstart local ice cream shop with a commie-hipster vibe. The shop was called Revolution Ice Cream Company and their schtick was to make homemade ice cream in the funkiest flavors possible. Instead of your typical vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and moose tracks the Revolution Ice Cream Company’s constantly […]