Restaurants & Food

Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

  By Nicole Heubusch The Victorian Grace Tea Room is a beautifully decorated building located at 616 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. Having never been to a tea room before, I wasn’t completely sure what would be in store for me when I went with the Osprey Observer team to celebrate one of our own(…)

Chat N’ Chew Offers Lithia Location For Quality Private Parties

Chat N’ Chew Offers Lithia Location For Quality Private Parties

  By Michelle Caceres Most men honor their special someone’s milestone birthday with a piece of jewelry or a weekend getaway. Henry Badcock decided to go over the top to celebrate his lady, Dang Williamson’s 50th birthday. He constructed an entire events facility for his sweetie. “It started out as a place where we could(…)

Sweetbay Stores Re-Opening As Winn-Dixie

Sweetbay Stores Re-Opening As Winn-Dixie

  By Sharon Still Traditional grocery store choices are slimming down after the recent announcement from – Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC (“Bi-Lo Holdings”), parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, that it purchased 165 Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s supermarkets from its Delhaize America parent and is rebranding 17 Sweetbay stores throughout much of the Tampa-St.(…)

Trio Of Restaurants Set To Move Into FishHawk Area Locations

Trio Of Restaurants Set To Move Into FishHawk Area Locations

  By Brian Shaffer The FishHawk area has become well known for its rare combination of valuable real estate, natural beauty, modern amenities and small town charm. It’s a lifestyle that many area residents have grown to love and along with a growing number of residents, comes a growing number of appetites. That potential has(…)

Seventh Annual Vine To Wine ‘With A Splash’ To Showcase Gourmet Food And Wines

Seventh Annual Vine To Wine ‘With A Splash’ To Showcase Gourmet Food And Wines

  By Kathy L. Collins The Trey Curry Foundation is proud to present the Seventh Annual Vine to Wine on Friday, May 2 at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview beginning at 7 p.m. Funds raised at the event directly benefit abused, abandoned and neglected children currently residing at A Kid’s Place.(…)

Enjoy Blueberries And More At Seventh Annual Keel & Curley Blueberry Festival

Enjoy Blueberries And More At Seventh Annual Keel & Curley Blueberry Festival

  Staff Report Local wine and beer producers, Keel & Curley Winery and Two Henrys Brewing Company, have announced the Seventh Annual Blueberry Festival to take place Friday-Sunday, April 25, 26 and 27. The event, which spans the course of the weekend, draws over 10,000 visitors each year to Keel & Curley Winery, located at(…)

Chick-fil-A Brandon Owners Host Military, Foster Families For Fun Day At Camp Cristina

Chick-fil-A Brandon Owners Host Military, Foster Families For Fun Day At Camp Cristina

  By Marie Gilmore Due to their generosity during a recent “Buy A Sandwich, Donate A Meal” promotion, two area Chick-fil-A locations were able to host a huge family-fun event for military and foster families at YMCA Camp Cristina. The event, sponsored by Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village and Chick-fil-A Westfield Brandon Mall, both owned by(…)

Kickstarter Project Successful In Making Unique Ice Cream Concept Mobile

Kickstarter Project Successful In Making Unique Ice Cream Concept Mobile

  By Marie Gilmore The Revolution Ice Cream Co. has never been your typical ice cream parlor. Opening last spring in Brandon, the unique concept teases your taste buds with new flavors, a cozy atmosphere and a great new concept in ice cream. Owned by husband and wife team and Bloomingdale residents, Bill and Leslee(…)

Students Compete In Culinary Competition & Teachers Earn Excellence In Education Awards

Students Compete In Culinary Competition & Teachers Earn Excellence In Education Awards

  By Tamas Mondovics More than 400 students from across the state including students from 13 Hillsborough County high schools participated in the 14th Annual ProStart Culinary Team Competitions. The event, hosted by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Educational Foundation, showcased the best high school students in the state, many of whom will continue(…)

Hillsborough County Debuts Directory Of Food Products Grown Locally

Hillsborough County Debuts Directory Of Food Products Grown Locally

  By Tamas Mondovics Following its Website overhaul a couple of years ago, Hillsborough County staff has been working on tweaking its pages in hopes of serving residents the best way possible. One of its latest upgrades is the addition and debut of a brand-new Hillsborough-Grown Consumer Directory, where shoppers and chefs looking for locally-grown(…)