Category: Food

04 Dec

RumChata Sweet Potato Casserole

RumChata Sweet Potato Casserole

One of the things I miss most about California is the abundance of Mexican taquerias and street vendors selling Horchata, which is a refreshing Mexican drink made with rice, nuts, vanilla, water and cinnamon. Ideal when paired with  spicy foods, it is best enjoyed over ice. While attending San Jose State University in the heart […]

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28 Jul

Lemon Spaghetti #SundaySupper


Lemons have always been one of my favorite ingredients and I use them in everything from desserts and entrees to cocktails and more. I begin each day with a cup of hot water and lemon and love how it energizes me and get me ready for the challenges ahead. There are a few local markets […]

13 May

The Dish On My New Career


Happy Monday everyone! As many of you know, I recently left the corporate world to pursue my love of food and writing. I truly have the best job in the world in that I get to work with restaurants, eat delicious food and meet new people all the time. I am working full time for […]

04 Apr

Besa Grill, Where Passion Meets Flavor


Have you ever had such a fantastic meal that you want to kiss the chef? Well, that happened to me this past weekend after I had lunch at Besa Grill in Clearwater. I met a few of my fellow food blogging friends and we enjoyed a festive lunch in a gorgeous setting. I love the […]

28 Jan

Fitlife Foods Opens in St. Pete


As a food blogger, I have spent much of the past two years eating all over Tampa Bay and while I have enjoyed myself immensely, I have not enjoyed the  extra pounds that have followed. After the holidays were over, I decided to start the new year by making a commitment to drop my “blogger […]

18 Sep

Working Women of Tampa Bay Fall Food Festival!


Fall is right around the corner and with the new season upon us, many of our favorite restaurants are rolling out new fall-inspired menus. For me, I know fall is here when I see pumpkin and apple flavors available at some of my favorite coffee and pastry shops. This is my favorite time of the […]

23 Jul

Datz the Way (I Like It)

Food, Photography, Restaurants 1 Comment by Champagne Girl

I am getting hungry just thinking about Dine Tampa Bay’s upcoming restaurant week from August 3rd-August 17th. During this two week event, you can enjoy exclusive prix fix menus at some of your favorite restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. This is a great opportunity to try some new places or visit some of your favorites. Menus will […]

16 Jul

Summer of the OREO®

Desserts, Food No Comments by Champagne Girl

As OREO® celebrates its 100th birthday this year, there are plenty of places in Tampa Bay to satisfy your OREO® craving and cool off from the summer heat. It seems that everywhere I look I spot a decadent OREO® confection and I thought it would be fun to write about some of my findings in […]

04 Jul

Mackenzie’s Sports Tavern

Beer, Food, Sports Bars, Wingsday No Comments by Champagne Girl
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Happy 4th everyone!  Today I am kicking off  “Wingsday” on my blog and each Wednesday I will feature a post on the best chicken wings in the Tampa Bay area.  Everyone has their favorites and I am going to have a tasty time checking out the best wing spots in Central Florida. Today I want […]

21 Jun

Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar


Last week I got to dine at a place that has been on my list for quite sometime……Carmel Cafè and Wine Bar.  After hearing about their eclectic menu and cozy setting from fellow friends and food bloggers, I knew it would be a place that I would enjoy. I was especially intrigued when I heard […]