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The Dish On My New Career

Culinary Adventures, Dishcrawl, Dishcrawl St. Pete, Dishcrawl Tampa, Food, Uncategorized

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 Dishcrawl which, are you ready for this, is a company based in my hometown of San Jose, CA. I take groups of people on fun food tours throughout different neighborhoods where we sample chef specialties, discover new restaurants, meet fellow food lovers and have FUN! Truly, it is a dream come true.


After many successful events in Tampa, I am ready to dive into the cities of St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Clearwater and Sarasota. In June, I will be debuting in St. Petersburg and Dunedin and am excited to get to know these culinary hot spots. Last week marked my tenth anniversary in Tampa and I could not think of a better way to celebrate than joining this incredible company.


Our debut event in Tampa took place in February and is still the talk of the town. On this magical night, we visited the cozy neighborhood of Palma Ceia in South Tampa and enjoyed amazing food from Catrinas Cocina y Galeria, Cru Cellars, Hot Mess and Datz. Many guests have been repeat dishcrawlers and I have made so many new friends.


I am excited to bring this excitement throughout Tampa Bay and have giveaways for both of our debut events in St. Petersburg and Dunedin! To enter, all you have to do is comment on the post and tell me your favorite restaurants in St. Pete and Dunedin as well as the event you most want to attend. I will pick two winners on Friday, June 7th! Here are the links to the two events. You can use code ‘mocbtb’ for $5 off!

Delicious Dunedin

Dishcrawl Debuts in St. Pete

Good luck and I hope to see you very soon on a Dishcrawl!


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  1. Nikki
    May 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I love Nitally’s in St. Pete!! Their chorizo pad thai is one of a kind, beautiful, and most importantly….delicious!

  2. Kerry
    May 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I adore The Garden in St. Pete for so many reasons. The history (the building was once home to the city’s first hotel), the aesthetic, the people watching and the feeling of community as you dine bang smack in the middle of Central Ave. And that New Zealand Lamb? Oh my goodness. Super excited that Dishcrawl is coming to St. Pete!

  3. megan
    May 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    i’d love to attend the st. pete event! we love bella brava and zgrille.

  4. RIck Hall
    May 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    For St. Pete I would pick St. Pete Brasserie. Second there would be Chaing Mai Thai Restaurant. So many there. For Dunedin, The Pearl. Second there would be Casa Tina. As for me…tough choice, but I would pick downtown St. Pete Dishcrawl for tickets. 🙂

    • RIck Hall
      May 13, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      The Black Pearl.

  5. Jenna
    May 15, 2013 at 12:49 am

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite restaurant! I really enjoy Cappy’s Pizza in St. Pete. I’ve actually never eaten in Dunedin, so I can’t comment on that. I live closer to Sarasota, and am excited to hear that a Dishcrawl should be coming here!! But in the meantime, the one in St. Pete sounds amazing!

  6. Heather
    May 19, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Love The Garden in St. Pete. The ambiance, the delicious food, the location! Not had the opportunity to try too many restaurants up that way…yet. Congrats on your new venture!

  7. Teresa F.
    May 30, 2013 at 8:26 am

    We love the Kitchen in St.Pete. We go there a couple times a month. I would love to win the Dishcrawl in St. Pete! 🙂

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