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

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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 […]

13 Apr

Really Good Brunch at Datz (A Guest Post by my Son, Rocco)

Brunch, Datz, South Tampa 4 Comments by Champagne Girl
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My son Rocco is turning 8 on April 15th and wanted to celebrate with brunch at Datz. He loves taking pictures of food and wanted to write about his experience. All photos were taken by Rocco with my iPhone. So, here is a guest post by my son. Enjoy! Really Good Brunch at Datz by […]

07 Apr

A Taste of What’s to Come from Roux Tampa


To say I am excited about the upcoming new concept from Datz is an understatement. Roux Tampa will be taking the space which was last occupied by Wimauma restaurant in St. Croix Plaza. I always loved that space and after talking with Datz owner, Suzanne Perry, I got a sneak preview of what we can […]

13 Mar

Welcome Spring With an Iced Coffee Courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts

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Spring is in the air and select Dunkin’ Donuts in Tampa Bay will be celebrating the new season by giving away a 16 oz. cup of Dunkin’ Donuts’ freshly-brewed iced coffee on Wednesday, March 19th. The Dunkin’ Donuts’ Iced Coffee is available in its legendary Original Blend and a new Dark Roast blend that is […]

26 Feb

Master Mixologist


Every once in a while, you cross paths with someone who has a personality that just lights up a room. They are passionate about their craft and you can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voice. From the moment I met Justin Gray three years ago, I knew right away that […]

21 Feb

Take a Culinary Journey at Flight Restaurant and Lounge


I have been anxious to go to Flight Restaurant and Lounge in Carrollwood for quite sometime and finally made it there last week. I met a friend who lives in the area and we enjoyed an evening of culinary delights from around the globe. I love their concept which features globally influenced cuisine mixed with […]

18 Feb

Raising the Bar with Bungalow 23 Cocktail Mixers

Cocktails, Drink Local No Comments by Champagne Girl

I was recently introduced to a line of gourmet cocktail mixers that are hand crafted with some of the world’s finest ingredients and taste far superior than any other mixers on the market. Produced locally in Winter Park, FL, Bungalow 23 is available in Blueberry Lemon Drop, Pear Ginger Martini and Prickly Pear Margarita. Ideal […]

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17 Feb

Cheese Me, Please Me

Cheese, South Tampa 1 Comment by Champagne Girl

Walking into Cheese Please in South Tampa is the equivalent of a cheese paradise. This quaint shop in Palma Ceia is a mecca for cheese lovers and offers some of the world’s best selections. Last week I made my first visit to their new location at 3225 South MacDill and picked up a few of […]