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Toffee To Go (plus a giveaway!)

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting an amazing local business to get a peek behind the scenes.

You might remember when I gushed about Toffee To Go in the past. I’ve enjoyed their toffee at two different food events in the Tampa area in the past few months. I was so happy when Lisa and Jim invited me over to their store (and kitchen) in South Tampa! It was so cool to see that the toffee is homemade with love! You can’t beat that.

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Toffee To Go really does keep it simple, and I like that about them. They offer three different flavor varieties of their toffee: milk chocolate with almonds (their top seller), white chocolate with macadamia nuts, and dark chocolate with pecans (my personal favorite).

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Fun and Food at the Florida State Fair 2013

Earlier this week, my friend Megan and I visited the 2013 Florida State Fair. Hello gluttony! Hello freak shows! Hello animals! Hello rides that you could never get me to go on because I am sure I would toss my cookies….

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I’ve been visiting the Florida State Fair for a few years now, and I do love the spectacle of it all. There are games galore riddling the midway, with workers beckoning you to try your hand at throwing a ball at a target in order to win an enormously oversized stuffed animal. By the way – if you win one of those, what do you do with it? I am pretty sure I saw some people carrying around stuffed animals that were larger than me. Does it fit in your car???

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MOSI Tampa Einstein on Food & Wine event 2013

On Saturday night, MOSI hosted their 18th annual Einstein on Food & Wine event (presented by ABC Fine Wine and Spirits), and I was lucky enough to be in attendance! Einstein on Food & Wine is a celebration of the senses, featuring wine and food tastings from the grater Tampa Bay area. It is a huge fundraising event for MOSI, and they really pulled out the stops when it came to the evening! There was so much to see and so much to taste!

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Tampa Bay!!! Ultimat Vodka giveaway

So, in yesterday’s post about The Lime, I might have mentioned something about a giveaway. Never fear! What I promise, I deliver.

The Lime is about to unveil a brand new name for the restaurant. Not that The Lime is a bad name…but unfortunately it was trademarked by a major company and their hands are now tied. But: they did not let it get them down! The folks at The Lime enlisted fans of the restaurant to submit suggestions for a new name, and they are having a party on New Year’s Eve to reveal the new moniker!!! Sounds fun, right?


The party starts at 9pm: they will have no cover charge, $4 tequila shots, $100 bottles of 1800 tequila, free appetizers, and a DJ will be playing music.

And to sweeten the deal, a lucky Tampa area reader of mine can pick up a 1 liter bottle of Ultimat Vodka as a prize (provided by The Lime)! You don’t necessarily have to be at the party to win (although it should be a blast and you should RSVP on their Facebook event page), but you do need to be over 21 and from the Tampa area to be a winner, since you’ll be picking up your vodka at The Lime (soon to be….????).

Annnnd to sweeten the deal EVEN MORE, my lovely friend Megan from I Run For Wine has ANOTHER bottle of Ultimat Vodka that she is giving away on her site! Do you know what that means? Two bottles are up for grabs! Two chances to win! You’re welcome. Just promise me you’ll have a cocktail in my honor.

So, let’s get you entered, shall we? The process is easy – use the Rafflecopter widget below! If you’re confused on how to use Rafflecopter, here’s a quick video tutorial! And if you have Twitter, make sure to tweet – I’m giving you 4 entries for each day that you do so – let’s get the word out about #newyearnewname!

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