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Where We Eat: Give & Grub Food Truck

Everyone knows that the more people that get involved in something, the more likely it is to be ruined. There’s even an ancient proverb that speaks directly to keeping collaborations to a minimum: “too many cooks spoil the broth”. I think it is time to mark that proverb with a big ol’ asterisk, one that is footnoted at the bottom with the words “the exception to this proverb is Tampa’s Give & Grub […]

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Where We Eat: Ciccio Cali

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day I finished writing Act IV of my new American tragedy theatrical piece dubbed Ciccio Cali. Act IV, like the previous three acts, was set in the beautiful outdoor seating area of a restaurant, Ciccio Cali, in Tampa Palms. The weather was perfect, just the right amount of Florida sunshine and shady trees and seventy degree temperatures floating in the air. The table […]

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Where We Eat: Cafe Hey

Cafe Hey is the restaurant version of Pretty in Pink. It is my Andie Walsh. Inside the little shack, located right near 275 in West Tampa, a bevy of vegan coffee, baked goods, soups, salads, vegan sandwiches and breakfast items are slung together with ease. The restaurant walls are made of exposed brick that is worn and faded from years of sun exposure. These walls […]

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Merry Listmas 2014: The Food

Before the calendar turns to 2015, let’s reminisce about the finer things that food in 2014 had to offer (click on the picture for recipes and blog posts). Favorite Sandwiches:                   Main Attractions               Favorite Pasta Recipes             Favorite Bread Recipes             Favorite Sides […]

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Where We Eat (and drink): Naga Tea

Thanksgiving is a time of gluttonous delight for most Americans. We overeat to the point of discomfort and then spend the days afterwards wallowing in the aftereffects of our poor decisions. This year, I preplanned better than in the past. I went on a diet. A tea diet. It worked like this. Eat no breakfast, drink a tea filled with boba for a lunch time meal, […]

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Where We Eat: Little Greek Restaurant

I strolled into Little Greek last weekend like a lover rekindling with an old flame at the scene of one of their most sensuous jaunts. You see, a couple of months previous Yelp held an event at the restaurant. Head honcho Nick was led the event and he made sure that everything was done right. When he realized I was a vegan, he adjusted on the fly and […]

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Where We Eat: Cigar City Brewpub

Every day after I’m done teaching I load onto a bus with six other raucous kids and am transported over to a martial arts practice center. Here I am part of a jujitsu group. I am the lowest member on the totem pole. There are kindergarten kids who can jui-jitsu better than me. This weekend we had a competition. Afterwards our best jui-jitsuer, Cassie, her friend […]

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Click: The Baltimore Drug Scene, Milk Causes Autism, Vegan Search Engines, Tomato Chips and Other Humdingers That Caught My Attention This Week

I was very deep into the Baltimore drug scene and the San Antonio busted inflatable slide scene these past two weeks. When I came up for air, here is what caught my eye: Tampa Happenings Creative Loafing Restaurant Week (Kicks off June 12th) Tampa Etsy Party (Friday) Links 6 Vegan Habits Everyone Should Adopt (Without Giving Up Meat) PETA Jumps into the Autism Debate Crowdfunding for Seattle’s […]

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Wishing You All TheBesty

If you’ve vacationed south recently (like to the bottom of this website) you probably noticed the new setup of my favorite restaurants courtesy of TheBesty. TheBesty is a website designed to help people discover the best restaurants and dishes in a particular city (doesn’t matter if it is home or away). These lists are created by food bloggers, travelers, even common people like yourself. Anyone can make a […]