Driving is one of my favorite pastimes. My life is so hectic and crazy that I look forward to my commutes because it is the only time I can be alone with my thoughts and have time to myself. If I am not shuffling kids to school or cheer practice, racing from one event to another or delivering catering orders for work, I am sitting at home exhausted. Being is a single mom is challenging and requires me to wear many hats.… Read the rest
Hey hey Tampa Bay! Friday is almost upon us and there is an incredible event taking place for burger lovers. The 3rd Annual Burger Showdown takes place on Friday, May 2nd at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 5-9pm. During this event you will get to taste the best burgers in Tampa Bay as a culinary judging panel will award top honors at Burger Showdown 2014 including Best Burger in the Bay, Bring the Heat, Best Use of Bacon and Where’s the Beef?!… Read the rest
If any of you have ever read my other blog, My Other City By The Bay, or follow me on social media, then you know how much I love Datz in South Tampa. It won my heart after my first visit and my love for Datz has only grown stronger over the last few years. My story is simple. I am a San Francisco Bay Area transplant that found herself relocating to Tampa in the spring of 2003.… Read the rest
If you are ever in Tampa Bay, I highly recommend you stop by Anise Global Gastrobar in downtown Tampa. Featuring an eclectic menu and a stunning cocktail list, Anise is one of my favorite spots to relax and grab a drink. While I do not get to visit as often as I would like (I would be there every day if I could), it is always one of the places I recommend to friends looking for dining recommendations.… Read the rest
Artisan chocolates that are almost too beautiful to eat is the best way to describe the elegant pieces from Viktoria Richards. Made from only the finest ingredients and blended with French and Belgian dark and milk chocolate, these haute chocolates look like they belong in Vogue Magazine. I first tried these decadent pieces of heaven three years ago and it was love at first bite.
The genius behind these delicious works of art is my friend, the beautiful and talented Victoria Boyko Fulwood.… Read the rest
Love is in the air and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have a wonderful gift for that special person in your life. About three years ago, I was dropping my daughter off at daycare and passed by a local shop by the name of Toffee To Go. After seeing their sign endless times, my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to stop by for a visit. That was one of the best spontaneous decisions I have ever made, as that was the day I discovered what has become my favorite indulgence, Toffee To Go.… Read the rest
Everyone that knows me knows how much I love football. While I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, I have been in Tampa since 2003 and have always supported the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In fact, I became a season ticket holder last year and have developed a deep passion for tailgating. Food has always been an expression of love for me and there is nothing like creating dishes inspired by an NFL team or player.… Read the rest