Tampa Bay Food Monster

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Guest Review: Pappas Ranch Steakhouse & Bar Opening

Hello! Sleep here! Welcome to the second guest article for the Tampa Bay Food Monster blog. A few weeks ago, the Food Monster was asked to attend the opening of the new Pappas Ranch restaurant in beautiful Clearwater. Due to an obligation he couldn’t miss, the Food Monster asked me to cover this event for him. Now, I do not claim to be as much of an expert on delicious delicacies as the.. Read More

Square One Burgers

alright. i’ve put this one off long enough. it’s time. for me. to write. about. square. one. burgers. it’s a sit down burger restaurant. they got beer. a full bar. they’re hip. they have ingredients. there may be some TVs. there’s outdoor seating. they do swot perderder fries. what more could you ask for? square one is a gourmet burger restaurant and bar. it’s located on henderson (that wacky angled street), just east.. Read More

Taqueria Monterrey Mexican Grill

the taco bus had a baby, and they named it taqueria monterrey. actually, it had two of them. but let’s focus on the younger, more attractive one. so much more full of life. not yet weighed down by the harsh realities of life. and so very sexy. taqueria monterrey mexican grill is tucked into a small strip mall on fletcher, with a tattoo parlor on one side, and an abc liquor on the.. Read More

the Mellow Mushroom

do you like pizza? are you stoned? if the answer to one or both of these questions is “uh…. what?”, then the mellow mushroom is for you!! it’s the hippie-themed pizzeria chain opened by a couple of stoners, with unique pizza combinations and trippy-as-hell decorations. case in point: so sometimes it looks like the it’s a small world ride on the inside. and there are usually giant murals featuring sixties music artists on.. Read More

Honey’s Sports Bar Restaurant

in my quest for THE GREATEST WINGS OF ALL, i had my attention turned to honey’s sports bar restaurant. now, this was a recommendation from a friend’s friend, so neither of us had ever been here. but we had heard: great wings! delicious fun! and beer! AND SO we went to honey’s, in carrollwood. honey’s is a sports bar, and so naturally they had televisions displaying sports of all types. they also had.. Read More