30 Aug

My Favorite Weekend Roux-tine

Brunch, South Tampa No Comments by Champagne Girl

I will find any excuse to drink champagne before noon and brunch is the perfect reason. Last weekend I made it back to Roux to try their new brunch menu and was, once again, blown away by not only the food but the service. My friend and I opted to sit in the bar rather […]

27 May

A Night to Remember at Brews with Attitude

Beer, Breweries 2 Comments by Champagne Girl

I am still thinking about my night attending Brews with Attitude at Pepin Hospitality Center. Truly a magical evening, I had the distinct pleasure of trying so many beers from breweries that are now on my list of places to visit in the near future. Being from Northern California, wine has always been my adult […]

07 May

Brews With Attidude 2015

Beer No Comments by Champagne Girl

Can you think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night, or any night for that matter, sampling some of the best craft beers on the market? I certainly can’t and that is why I am counting down the hours until I can attend Pepin Distributing’s Brews with Attitude Craft Beer Fest on May […]

27 Apr

Craft & Curd…An Elegegant Addition to South Tampa

Beer, Cheese, SOG, South Tampa 1 Comment by Champagne Girl

I am sure some of you might have been wondering where in the heck I have been. It has been ages since I have written and I have missed it more than anything. Truth be told, I work in the restaurant industry and maintain a very hectic schedule. The last year has been a mixture […]

10 Dec

the beautiful bakery DOUGH


****This is a post by my son, Rocco, who is in the 3rd grade. He wrote this on his own and took all the photos. I only helped him upload the pictures and he did the rest. Enjoy! This picture was when me and my sister were eating one of dough’s beautiful Christmas cookies. She […]

10 Dec

Perk Up Your Morning at Perk’s Donut Bar

Donuts, Eat Local, South Tampa No Comments by Champagne Girl

Is there anything better than a donut? As a little girl, my favorite Saturday morning ritual was heading to the local donut shop with my dad to pick up donuts for the family. Those warm glazed donuts that melted in my mouth absolutely made my day. As a mom of two little donut lovers, I […]

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08 Dec

Roux (Orleans)

Restaurants, South Tampa No Comments by Champagne Girl

Life sometimes has a funny way of reminding us what is really important. In the last two weeks, I have had a huge “wake-up” call and realized that I have completely lost myself in the grueling life of a restaurant manager. For the past 6 months, I have sacrificed my happiness in exchange for sleep […]

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06 Oct

Cure the Monday Blues with a $5 Burger at EATS! American Grill

Restaurants, Riverview No Comments by Champagne Girl

The quaint little spot on South Dale Mabry where every body knows your name now has a big sister in Riverview. Located in the Winthrop Town Centre, EATS! American Grill Riverview offers the same mouth-watering dishes as its flagship South Tampa location but has a much larger bar with creative cocktails and 30 rotating taps. […]

15 Aug

Eat Creative at Roy’s

Restaurants No Comments by Champagne Girl

This California girl has fond memories of my first time eating at Roy’s on Pebble Beach. Although I was young, I was awestruck by the decor and ambiance. While I do not remember what I ate, the presentation of the food and the beauty of the restaurant left a lasting impression on my young self. […]

11 May

the delicious dough food by rocco

Bakery, Cakes, Datz, South Tampa No Comments by Champagne Girl
rocco dough

My son Rocco is a huge fan of both Datz and Dough and wanted to write a guest post on Dough. He is 8 years old and loves to write. I went to dough on Friday May 9th with my mother and sister. My mother loves the coffee menu.  Her favorite is the Nutella Latte […]