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Upcoming food events in Tampa Bay lead this week’s foodie review – as Taste of South Tampa, Pinellas Pepper Fest and Margarita Wars return for another year of family-friendly activities, live entertainment and, most importantly, delicious food. unlimited samples from participating restaurants. Downtown Tampa’s beloved Bamboozle Cafe is moving to Seminole Heights, Don’t Kale Me Crazy is bringing superfoods to MidTown Tampa, as more from this week’s Foodie Roundup can be found below. below.

Openings

Bamboozle After 14 years at its flagship restaurant at 516 N Tampa St., adjacent to downtown’s Curtis Hixon Park, health restaurant Bamboozle will be moving to its new location in Seminole Heights. In a recent social media post, Bamboozle owner Lynn Pham introduced her new location, saying, “I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring Bamboozle to the neighborhood I have lived in for over 10 years. a decade. However, sharing this news is somewhat bittersweet for me. There’s no specific timeline mentioned in the post, and it’s unclear when Bamboozle will eventually move to her new home in Seminole Heights, but Pham says she’ll make the official announcement soon. 7107 N Florida Avenue, Tampa. Bamboozlerestaurants.com

don’t drive me crazy This new and extra punny juice bar and superfood cafe is now open in the Midtown Tampa development. The chain’s second location in Florida aims to provide ‘real food’ to its clientele and offers juices, smoothies like the ‘Green Dream’, poke bowls, salads and wraps made with fresh, organic ingredients. . And if you need a little pick-me-up, Don’t Kale Me Crazy Wellness Shot with Ginger, Oil of Oregano, Turmeric, Garlic, Lemon and Cayenne Pepper might wake you up. 1110 Gramercy Lane, Tampa. Kalemecrazy.net —Sofía García Vargas

Events

Taste of Southern Tampa Fest With Tampa’s dining scene growing at a mile a minute, having some of the best restaurants all in one place is convenience at its best. Hosted by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the Taste of South Tampa Food Festival returns to the Tampa Garden Club for its 16th annual event. The festival takes place April 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. and will feature samples from popular restaurants like 7th + Grove and Luv Child. 2629 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa. southtampachamber.org

Pinellas Pepper Festival This spicy festival is holding its 15th annual event at England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park next month, with activities for pepper lovers of all levels of the Scoville scale. The weekend-long festival takes place April 9 and 10, with Saturday festivities taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday festivities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the crowd favorite – an extreme lollipop licking where contestants are faced with an incredibly spicy lollipop. Food trucks, fun activities and live music will also be there. 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. pinellaspepperfest.webs.com —Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Daisy Wars 2022 If you’ve ever watched a cooking competition show and secretly wanted to be the judge, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay’s Margarita Wars might be for you. On May 19, several Tampa Bay-based bartenders will compete for the Ultimate Margarita of 2022, as each guest votes for their favorite buzz. This year, Margarita Wars will take place at the scenic Tampa River Center, overlooking the Hillsborough River. After sipping margarita samples and munching on light Mexican-inspired bites at participating bars and restaurants, guests can vote to pick their favorite cocktail. 402 W Laurel St., Tampa. margaritawarstampabay.com

Tampa Bay Taco Week Creative Loafing Tampa Bay and WUSF Public Media are teaming up for this year’s Tampa Bay Taco Week, scheduled for March 31-April 10, to ensure you get the best tacos and drink specials in the bay. Each participating restaurant or cantina will offer its own special taco, along with deals on alcohol like Corona, Hornitos and Tres Generaciones tequila and Zing Zang cocktails, the four sponsors of Tampa Bay Taco Week 2022. Affiliated restaurants include American Social, Datz, Dr. BBQ, Los Chapos Tacos, and Red Mesa Cantina, as the full list can be found at the link below. Multiple Tampa Bay locations, tampabaytacoweek.com

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