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Clear Sky on Cleveland, Clearwater, FL

Clear Sky on Cleveland

Clear Sky on Cleveland in Clearwater is a newly opened bistro with an extraordinary feel and a fabulous indoor patio.

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Farm Fresh and Fork-Friendly: Boca Kitchen Bar & Market – Hyde Park

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Every morsel of the meal at Boca Kitchen Bar & Market danced in my mouth and has left an imprint on my taste buds. @ShoutOUTs

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Nothing Standard Here: GrillSmith – Carrollwood

Appetizers

The poutine was a bevy of sidewinder fries (not the traditional straight cut fries), crispy outside/soft inside, and dotted with Cigar City beer-marinated cheese curds then bathed in a savory rich, beefy gravy. A delightfully lighter version of the traditional fare but no less satisfying.

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Wish You Were Here: New spring items on Portillo’s menu? Count me in.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Smoky, tender SAUCY-licious-NESS, gently marinated then glazed with Portillo’s special tangy barbeque sauce and charred on an open grill.

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About Town: Juiced Up at Juice Habit, Largo, FL

Juice Habit Largo, FL

Juice Habit was only recently opened Black Friday, November 25th, 2016 and serves plant-based, natural ingredients blended into a mouthwateringly refreshing treat for my taste buds.

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Wish You Were Here: Smashburger – Clearwater, FL

image of Classic Smashburger

We Got Our SMASH On! by Heather Lindsay Sell, ShoutOUT®, November 13, 2016 Disclosure: Smashburger invited ShoutOUT® to participate in a tasting event at their newest Clearwater, FL location. They provided all of the samplings in order to provide my honest … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here: Portillo’s Tampa, FL

by Heather Lindsay Sell, ShoutOUT®, November 13, 2016 Disclosure: Portillo’s invited ShoutOUT® to participate in their bloggers Bite of the Brand tasting event and sample their house specialties. They provided all of the samplings in order to provide my honest … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here: World of Beer

salad-plus-drink

A spirited adventure with delectable dishes. World of Beer was a delightful jaunt with a fun-filled, laid-back flare.

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Cupcake-colada. Cheers!

Coconut Cupcake-colada

Inspired by Pina Coladas, these Coconut Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are divine.

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SWEET Dilemma

The Sprinkles Baking Book

Which delectable delight do I choose? As part of Candace Nelson’s launch of her new cookbook, The Sprinkles Baking Book, I was sent an advanced copy and invited to participate in The Sprinkles Baking Book Challenge.

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POP On Over!

4-bags-popcorn

by Heather Lindsay Sell, ShoutOUT Tampa Bay, September 26, 2016 Disclosure: iPOP Gourmet Popcorn invited me to visit their Tampa location and provided me with several gourmet popcorn samples in order to provide my honest opinion on the experience. The … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here: Freshly Ceviche

photo of Ceviche Tapas Bar Menu

The whole evening was charming and the food enchanting. The sultry rich reds and earthy tones of the Spanish and Mediterranean-influenced décor was complemented by the real wood floors and dark wood paneling at the bar, adding an Old World charm with elegant simplicity.

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I Can Adult For THIS!

image of Mushroom Flatbread

Del Frisco’s Grille – Tampa: Modern, yet warm interior and inspired design, an abundance of natural light flowing into the room, lots of table and bar space, art-inspired lighting and decor, and tantalizing appetizers.

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Oh, What a SIZZLING Night!

image of Sirloin steak

by Heather Sell, ShoutOUT® Tampa Bay, September 29, 2016 Disclosure: Black Rock Bar & Grill generously treated me and a guest to a complimentary meal and invited me to participate in the Grand Opening of their newest location in Carrollwood … Continue reading

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JavaFly and FARO’s Coffee Pod Review

Faro Coffee

My secret is revealed – I love coffee! Yep, it’s my weakness and I can’t start my morning without a good cup of brew to get the blood pumping and mind jump-started. So was thrilled to participate in JavaFly’s giveaway and product review of Faro’s Keurig Coffee pods.

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Do you PACARI?

Photo of Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

My senses melted in the smooth texture and bold flavors of the raw chocolate drops and how they lazily lulled around on my tongue like a puppy rolling around in the summer grass with wild abandon, feet up and tongue out.

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“Datz” a Wrap

Datz-a-Mary Bloody Mary Mixes

[…]I came home [from the Food and Wine Conference] and turned over the various creative ways I could incorporate [Datz-a-Mary Bloody Mary Mixes] into my recipes. #FWCon #SOFWCon

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Breathe, Just Breathe

FWCon table display

by Heather J Sell, ShoutOUT®, August 1, 2015 #FWCon  As a brand ambassador, I was granted conference tickets at a discounted rate, but the recount, feelings, and delicious memories are my own honest opinions, thoughts, feelings, and tastings. I kept … Continue reading

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Undressing my Tastebuds: Out of the Weeds

Photo of bowl of Sweet Potatoes & Couscous with Carrot Ginger Dressing

by Heather J Sell, ShoutOUT®, July 24, 2015 #SOFWCon #FWCon Attending the 2015 Food and Wine Conference this past weekend in Orlando was an amazing adventure! My head is still spinning from all the information garnered from the insightful workshops, … Continue reading

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Feta with a Twist

Photo of Feta Steak Stroganoff

by Heather Sell, June 10, 2015 Recipe created for the 2015 Food & Wine Conference Wisconsin Cheese Recipe Contest #FWCon #WisconsinCheese I adore cheese, so whatever recipe has it included or I can incorporate it into, I’m a happy camper! … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cooking – Parmesan Potato Cakes with Avocado Sauce

Image of potato cakes with avocado sauce

by Heather Sell, ShoutOUT, May 10, 2015 I love cooking and baking, and even moreso…EATING! Cooking tends to be my stress-release, my cerebral yoga, my tasty “O…H…M…”. Ironically, with all the baking and cooking I’ve done since I was a … Continue reading

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Tease the Palate and Spark the Imagination

2015 Food and Wine Conference, Orlando, Florida by Heather Lindsay Sell, ShoutOUT®, May 2, 2015 Disclosure: This post was created as part of the 2015 Food and Wine Conference Brand Ambassador #FWCon Campaign of which I am a participating blogger. The … Continue reading

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