Tampa Bay Food Monster

...eating food since 1985.


i am healthy. let’s just face it – i’m a healthy guy! i eat well, as evidenced by my instagram feed. i meditate/sleep in upwards of 7 hours per day. i drink plenty of water in the form of dr. pepper. i have multiple semi-healthy stools every day. and i play ddr to keep in shape. it is not an exaggeration for me to say that i am the paragon.. Read More

Tampa Food Challenge 2: Big Belly Burger Challenge

my friend corey and i foolishly take on the big belly burger challenge at big belly burgers. this consists of one pound of beef, one pound of toppings, and one pound of fries. that’s THREE POUNDS OF FOOD. watch us struggle. my review of big belly burgers can be read here. thanks goes out to scott lindsey for helping make this possible. [vodpod id=Video.5810725&w=425&h=350&fv=offsite%3Dtrue%26amp%3Blang%3Den-us%26amp%3Bflickr_notracking%3Dtrue%26amp%3Bflickr_target%3D_self%26amp%3Bnsid%3D33233883%40N05%26amp%3BtextV%3D66488%26amp%3Bispro%3D1%26amp%3B%26amp%3Bset_id%3D72157626191026027%26amp%3Bpage_show_back_url%3D%2Fphotos%2Frusteford%2Fsets%2F72157626191026027%2F%26amp%3Bpage_show_url%3D%2Fphotos%2Frusteford%2Fsets%2F72157626191026027%2Fshow%2F%26amp%3BminH%3D100%26amp%3BminW%3D100] 

Big Belly Burgers

UPDATE: big belly burger is now permanently closed, its owners having all died of heart attacks. * * * BIG BELLY. a name that inspires confidence. that delights the senses. thrills the imagination! big. belly. kind of… kind of sexy, yeah? …okay no. it’s a terrible name. but clearly big belly burger is not concerned with appearances! APPEARANCES ARE DUMB. i can understand that. for example, i have a giant.. Read More

Buffalo Wild Wings

yes. another wing place. I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF WINGS. so once again i desired wings. and once again it was late night on a weekday. my friend and i were starving, but we knew we needed quality wings, and were willing to go to great lengths to obtain these wings. after consulting the intarwebz, and making a quick phone call, we found out that buffalo wild wings, located.. Read More