A bar and grill in Hudson, FL has added a local favorite to their restaurant menu; flavored steamed oysters and raw oysters. If you're living in Pasco County or surrounding areas such as Spring Hill, Brooksville or New Port Richey, then we recommend checking out Skinnys Bar and Grill; an Oyster Bar in Hudson FL. Live music and entertainment as well as the great food has made Skinnys a success story in West Pasco, but with the new edition to their menu, we'd expect nothing great things from them in the future. We even spoke with the restaurant owner, Patrick Sullivan, and he's even mentioned that they are planning to add additional seating in the near weeks to accommodate the large crowds. He also mentioned that they had to hire extra help just to keep cranking out or shall we say shucking out the oyster orders. Who would have thought that "Oysters" would help the economy and create jobs? If you're in the area or happen to be driving along US 19 in Hudson, FL, then may we suggests checking out this fine establishment.
A healthy diet is imperative to sustaining well being; eating well and limiting foods that really do not promote a healthy lifestyle is where we would all like to be. While it is easier to maintain this healthy lifestyle eating at home, it is more difficult when dining at restaurants. We just want to know what’s really in our food when we order off restaurant menus. One restaurant that we recently checked out was China Fuji in Valrico, FL. We investigated and inquired, and here's what we found: No preservatives, only the freshest of seafood, meats and vegetables: Authentic, delicious recipes + the freshest of ingredients = happy customers. That's the kind of math we like. It all adds up to the perfect dining experience!
Help support the neighborhood as (2) local youth traveling baseball teams (Team Synergy and CP Select) of Tampa, FL (Citrus Park) are sponsoring a charity golf tournonment to help fund the upcoming season.
The great people over at Shorti's Deli in Carrollwood, FL have done their good deeds by providing their delicious food during the 11am registration time as well as sponsoring a hole.
If you are interested in participating, there are several ways to do so:
Remember that 100% of the money raised will help with the costs of the upcoming season for both teams. Team Synergy is a properly formed, not-for-profit, IRS 501(c) 3 corporation: Synergy Baseball, Inc.
If you're interesting in signing up, print the registration form below and follow the instructions as described.
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Chef Charlie has a passion for food and a knack for catering. If you are planning a small office event or a wedding reception of 200 guests, Chef on the Bay can deliver a gourmet experience tailored to your individual taste. Every detail is impeccable from preparation to presentation. Make the next office event you plan special. With their in-home cooking service, they can provide dinner for you and your guests. Chef Charlie offers a weekly lunch menu with items that will make your mouth water. Chef on the Bay has an exotic food selection as well as an assortment of menu items such as Grilled Portabella, Crab Cake Burgers, and Ultimate Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Tomato accompanied by homemade soups. Chef on the Bay offers a catering experience with incredible flair and flavor such as the fresh homemade bread baked daily. Next time you plan a catering event in Tampa Bay, make sure to give Chef Charlie a call. You will be pleasantly surprised and wowed at how she can turn your event in to a culinary experience.
It seems Jalapeno Mexican Grill Tampa is getting more and more popular. Miguel Espinosa's happening restaurant -- which is probably the only Mexican restaurant in Tampa which also serves sushi -- just got a nice little write-up in the summer edition of Bay Pop Magazine, a lifestyle glossy that covers the Tampa Bay area. On page 120, writer Eric Snider does a great job profiling the restaurant. And we applaud him for homing in on the restaurant's quesadillas -- the fresh ingredients used, and the meticulous way in which they are prepared. We would have mentioned the flan, but who's to quibble. Nice work all.
Read About Jalapeno Mexican Grill here: BAYPOP Magazine - Page 121
It's Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley in the World Boxing Organization's Welterweight Championship fight, straight from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. But you don't have to go to Las Vegas to catch what many believe is THE boxing event of the year (though going to Vegas WOULD be fun). You can watch it at Walter's Press Box Sports Emporium and Eatery starting at 9 p.m. on June 9. Some think this will be Pacquiao's most contested fight in a while, others think Bradley's in for a whooping. See for yourself at the Press Box while you enjoy a couple of beers and maybe some of the fine food there. The Press Box, after all, is south Tampa's premier sports bar.
Watch the fight at Press Box Sports Emporium & Eatery
You know an Irish pub is a true, legitimate Irish pub if it celebrates the writer, James Joyce. Now, the English majors out there know Joyce as one of the titans of twentieth century literature, the artist who changed the model of the novel pretty much by announcing he could tell a story any damn way he pleased. The Irish folks know him as one of their own, a conflicted Catholic who liked joking around – and who loved Ireland.
Bloomsday is the day selected by the Irish world to celebrate Joyce. Here’s the thing. It’s not on Joyce’s birthday and it doesn’t mark Joyce’s death. It’s on June 16. Why? Well, the entirety of Joyce’s extremely long masterpiece, “Ulysses,” takes place on a single day, and it’s June 16, 1904. Okay, so we explained June 16. Now, why Bloomsday? Where did that come from? Well, Leopold Bloom, an ad salesman, is the main character of “Ulysses.” So the Joyce aficionados decided every June 16 would be the day to celebrate Joyce, and they decided to name it after the main character in his most famous novel. You know these folks are readers. Only with true readers are the works more important than the author.
Now, you know O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Family Restaurant, which is at 701 W. Lumsden Road, in Brandon, is a true Irish pub because it is, as far as we can tell, the only one celebrating Bloomsday 2012 on June 16 in the greater Tampa Bay area. There will be a lovely dinner that evening, a pint or two, traditional Irish music and a limerick competition (Joyce was famous for his puns). Local artists will also have on display paintings and sculptures, and you may buy a piece of art you like if you so desire. If you are interested in going, or in entering the limerick competition, go to the web site: Bloomsday at O'Brien's
In the restaurant business you have to be good, maybe great, to survive. Mangroves SoHo qualifies. It’s been in Tampa for 16 years, and, to celebrate, the chic enterprise is holding a special anniversary party on June 8. For starters, Mangroves SoHo is bringing in for entertainment a couple of artists who have quickly established themselves among the top acts in their fields in west central Florida. One is Lisa Casalino, who, in the span of a couple of years, has transformed herself from a former teacher and real estate agent into one of Tampa’s top jazz singers. Her phrasing is dead-on, and she can swing with the best of them. The other is Dj Dmz, who routinely mixes dance beats for Mangroves SoHo. Another draw for the anniversary party is a cool gesture by Mangroves SoHo -- complimentary cocktails from 8 to 10 p.m.
You should come. Mangroves Tampa has always been a beautiful club and restaurant, with a décor that may remind you of Miami’s South Beach. But it now has a new look, with new colors, new lighting and newly-designed walls. This is another reason to come to the anniversary celebration. Structurally, the place is still its magnificent self. As many know, it’s one of the few places with two levels of dining – PLUS outdoor dining – and a 60-foot stain glass lighted bar that has become legendary. The menu has become legendary, too, with a nice mix of quality seafood and beef selections, prepared with passion and grace. Mangroves SoHo is located at 208 South Howard Ave. in upscale Hyde Park. Like we said, you should come.
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It's graduation season. Ceremonies are in full swing – especially at high schools. There are at least 18 high school graduations in Pinellas County in June, and some 27 in Hillsborough.
Now, we know some parents believe they should be the ones celebrated for their children getting that diploma. Oh, how parents have tolerated their teens – their surliness, their leaving everything to the last minute, and, with the girls, the inexplicable bursting into tears. But let’s face it. If your kid is getting that high school diploma, he or she has had something to do with it. What's wrong with a good pat on the back, after spending years pointing a finger in their faces? And what better way to pat them on the back than to order a special cake for them? You know they already like sugar. Have lived off sugar, frankly, for the last four years, if not longer.
This is where Carolyn Janssen comes in. Janssen is the owner of A Better Cheesecake, a long-time bakery specializing in cakes that's located at 2519 N. McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater. Janssen was once an artist and she brings an artist's flair to her concoctions. We know your teen is primarily interested in the sugar and icing on the cake, but Janssen can transform its shape into virtually anything without sacrificing its delicious taste. She's done cakes in the shape of flip flops, poker tables, cars, pigs, sunglasses, and, yes, she has put together cakes topped with a graduation cap, with a diploma attached. We're sure if you wanted your cake to represent your alma mater's mascot or insignia, she could probably do it in her sleep. Her customers already know this. Last year, she did separate cakes for a pair of graduating twins and in years past for graduating triplets. If you are not one of her customers, you should obviously become one.
"A Better Cheesecake" of Clearwater also makes wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and cakes for pretty much any occasion. For more information on this awesome bakery, visit this link: Clearwater Bakery
Don't forget to click and use this printable coupon on your next cake order.
Everyone knows GattiTown Clearwater is a good place for kids to let loose and have some fun, but the folks there also want to do their part in helping kids be safe. To that end, the business is teaming up with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for a special safety day this Saturday, as part of the sheriff’s office’s "Live Safe" program. There will be two educational safety presentations at GattiTown, one at 11 a.m. and another at 12:30 p.m. Typically, deputies tell parents and children to be on the look-out for certain behaviors, so the children can remain safe. But they manage to mix in some fun, too. For instance, the kids will leave their fingerprints on a card and have their photos taken. Then, cards with the child’s name, fingerprint and portrait will be given to the parents. This is all free. There's something else that's free, too – the kids' buffet. To get that, an adult has to pay the adult price to eat at the buffet. It’s a killer deal.