My Top Dinner Restaurants in Tampa, Florida

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Tampa is’t really seen as a tourist place, so I’ll be providing you guys with some info about the top places to eat at in Tampa. These might be a little biased, because I clearly enjoyed eating at all of them. My parents were both professional food reviewers, so I know exactly what to look for when ordering food.

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Sulphur Springs Sandwich Shop is by far the best sandwich restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. This is not an exaggeration. Their Florida Ave Reuben is so good. Sulphur Springs Sandwich Shop picks the freshest ingredients, and you can always taste them in every bite. Unsurprisingly, they’re located in Sulphur Springs in Tampa. I never knew it was a hot spot for great sandwiches. In addition, it’s a great place to walk around if you want to take your food to go, which I recommend doing.

The sandwiches are reasonably priced, and they’re very filling so you can split them as well. Great spot for families. Once you’re inside, the decor alone is enough to keep you inside. There are lots of windows, so the interior is very well-lit and welcoming. Personally, I love how open it feels once you’re inside. It’s a very popular restaurant so there are always a lot of customers inside, but you never feel like you’re crowded. On a side note, the wait staff also make sure that it’s a personal experience for you. They don’t just cast you aside and act like you’re only there so the restaurant can make revenue.

Sulphur Springs Sandwich Shop doesn’t only serve sandwiches, however. You can get noodles or salads if you’re not in the mood for a great sandwich. I’m a messy eater, so I’m glad that they allowed me to use a fork with my sandwich. The tables were always kept clean, which is a plus.

Right before I sat down, one of the staff members actually stopped me and made sure to wipe down the table before I could sit. That’s quality service right there. I left a good review after eating there for the first time, but unfortunately you can’t keep leaving positive reviews every time you eat at a restaurant. Unless you keep making more accounts, that is.

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Next up is Los Comparres, my all time favorite Mexican restaurant in Tampa. I won’t lie, my mouth is watering right now just thinking about their steak quesadillas. Los Comparres is located in the Wellswood area of Tampa, which I know a lot of people don’t associate with food. The scenery is nice enough that I might consider taking a walk while I enjoy my food next time. The tropical Miami climate always makes it a pleasure to be outside. Assuming you can handle the humidity, of course.

Their Steak Quesadilla XL is enough to feed three people, which makes me feel kinda self conscious whenever I devour one. If you think about it, all of the energy I put into aggressively scarfing it down probably burns a couple calories each time. Close your eyes and picture soft, delicious steak bits, held together by the best cheese you’ve ever put in your mouth. Then tell your mind to wrap that around a handmade tortilla, that you can actually watch them make in the open air kitchen.

That’s only one item on their menu. I could do this all day. Speaking of, Los Comparres has a very wide selection on their menu so it will take you a long time before you start to run out of things to order. The waiters and owner are all very friendly, and I really enjoy the atmosphere of a family owned Mexican restaurant in Tampa. You can just tell that they want you to be happy with your food, you’re not just a means to an end to them. I always give a warm welcome to friendly restaurants, and clearly all of their great online reviews do as well.

In addition, I just want to mention one last thing that caught my eye, and I think a lot more restaurants could benefit from this knowledge. The last time I ate at this restaurant, I asked if I could see inside their kitchen, because I happen to work for a hood cleaning company and would love having a customer like them. To my surprise, the owner obliged.

I inspected that exhaust hood from top to bottom, and couldn’t manage to find anything wrong with it. Either I need to wear glasses, or Los Comparres is in cahoots with the greatest Tampa hood cleaning company I have seen. Keep on doing what you do, Los Comparres!

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Yolk, White & Associates might be the weirdest name you’ll ever hear for a restaurant, but the only thing I find weird about them is how they manage to keep their prices so low and still serve amazing meals. If you want to eat here, you’ll have to think about being in the neighborhood of Tampa’s Channel District. My favorite item to order from here is the bagel I pictured above. This restaurant serves it with bacon, egg, and avocado inside.

Man I’m hungry right now. First up, I have to mention their selection of food. I went online and read through all the positive reviews before ordering my food, and I was surprised at how many different entrees people said they liked. This may just seem like a puff piece you would read in the news, but I have genuinely enjoyed each of these restaurants listed so far. You have to think about how many restaurants there are in Tampa, as well.

I always love taking a look at a clean kitchen, because you know the chefs are professional. One thing I love the most about Yolk, White & Associates is that the chefs never crack under pressure. I’ve seen that restaurant get PACKED, and not once have any of the wait staff or chefs shown any sign of slowing. All restaurants with professional staff like that deserve their own special mention. If you want more input from others about this topic, make sure to check out all the great online reviews for each restaurant. Have fun dining!

The current news situations in America #3

I don’t watch the news every single morning because I’m getting ready for school and then leaving, but if it’s a super important topic then we either talk about it at school or my mom just tells me at dinner. I recently learned from a Youtube video that Ben Shapiro is looking to potentially run for president, which was a pleasant surprise. I agree with his views, but I still think he can be slightly hypocritical at times. Whenever he tries to have a debate with someone, he usually interrupts them a lot and tends to get super excited, but it detracts from the conversation. When only one person’s voice can be heard, then how do you dissect the conversation from their point of view?

He is really smart in all of his areas, though. Shapiro knows everything about the topic at hand, and then he’ll point out all of the flaws in their logic. I could talk about the shooting in Las Vegas, but there’s not really much else to say. I’m not a reporter, so I don’t have anything new to add and I’m not going to repeat overused info. I could repeat erroneous info, but then that would just make me CNN. Then I could just write article after article bashing Trump for whatever he did today. I bet all of their knock lists just read “1. Insult Trump. 2. Tell people that Trump is inherently evil. 3. Find more prospects for the Clinton Cult”. Anyways, I have unfortunately digressed again. Sheesh, I do this every day.

In more recent news, Puerto Rico just got hit with a natural disaster. Hopefully all of the fish can survive the spike in water pollution, with all that spray paint washing into the ocean. I’ve never been outside of the country, but my mom just recently got back from visiting Europe. I might go with her sometime. My dad’s friend in Reno gets to travel all over the world, because he makes so much money off of being a successful chiropractor in reno. I wonder what it’s like to have that much money.

Upcoming camping trip

Not this Friday, but next Friday, the 18th, I’m going camping at the KOA campground at Lake Tahoe. We’re taking the RV and it’s going to be Sheri’s family campout, but I’m bringing Steph too. She’s shy like me so it always helps to have someone that I know. Sheri’s family likes me and I’ve met almost all of them before, plus my dad has known her for like a year so he’s probably brought me up around them more than a few times. Two of the books that I got from Grassroots’ book sale were all the rules of every card game known to man. Because of this, my dad wants me to be the game master or something so I’ll have to lead all of the card games.

Maybe I could be the dungeon master too if I learned how to play D&D. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play it, actually. I just don’t have any serious people to play with. I think there’s a swimming pool at the campsite too. Swimming with Steph is pretty great, but I always pick her up and stuff and my dad will just yell at me for touching a girl. I always try to play chicken with Naomi, but she’s too heavy to sit on my shoulders. If Steph was 100 pounds lighter then I could carry her, and she only weighs like 130.

I’m pretty sure that the only pair of goggles that I own is at my grandparents’ house, so there’s no way I’ll be able to see underwater which I hate. Another thing that I hate is when I never get paid very much cash for gold near me. After all, does everyone have to cheat me? Gamestop gives you like $9 for a game that you bought for $60. Their prices are outrageous anyway. The whole reason I brought up my camping trip is because I’m gonna do a before article and an after article. Can you guess which one this is? Maybe I’ll have tons of fun and Sheri’s family will consider me to be one of their own, who knows

Finding the Best Auto Insurance

It is never fun having to find auto insurance. It is important, though, to make sure you have all the information you need so that you are never over or underinsured. This article will help give you tips to find the insurance that is best for you.

Always try to keep your license record clean. If you have a poor driving record, you will spend more on your insurance. If you have accident reports are citations on your driving record, it is possible to get them removed if you attend a driving school, thus lowering your rates.

You are a careful driver you can save a lot of money on your insurance. Insurance companies prefer to ensure good drivers so they will give them a lower rate. If you happen to cause an accident, your auto insurance will likely double in price. Being a good driver is the best way to keep your auto insurance rates low. If you do get in an accident, call your insurance company to find the best towing service near me.

Student drivers are considered high risk to auto insurance companies because people in their age bracket are involved in more accidents statistically. If you are insuring a student, they can help the rate go down by staying on the honor roll. When a student has good grades, they are less likely to drive a car while drunk or under the influence of drugs, so insurance companies use this to measure risk.

You may have noticed to this article that there is a lot of information about auto insurance that many people are unaware of. By researching and using a little common sense, you can find auto insurance that fits your needs. The advice given above should also help you find the auto insurance company that best fits you and your situation.

At home “Spa” ideas

If there’s anything I love, it’s pampering myself. Wait, no… saving money… wait, BOTH!

I love to pamper myself, but a day at the spa can be SPENDY. Why go there, when you can achieve the same luxurious feeling in the comfort of your own home?

Below, I’m going to tell you about two of my favorite budget-friendly at home spa treatments. They may sound a little wacky… but they work!

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  1. The first treatment is to get the softest, kissable lips you can. All you need is extra virgin olive oil and sugar. I like to do this while I’m in the shower, so I don’t make a huge mess. Prepare by pouring a couple tablespoons of olive oil into a small cup and have it by the shower within reach. (I once dropped a bottle of olive oil during this step and it flew ALL OVER my kitchen! I had to get a professional cleaner into my kitchen, like this Las Vegas Hood Cleaning company, to clean my exhaust hood! What a mess…) Do the same with a couple spoonfuls of sugar. When you are ready, dip your fingers into the olive oil, then into the sugar. This will result in a later of olive oil on your fingers, then a ton of sugar sticking to the olive oil! Now, quickly, before the sugar dissolves, put this mixture right onto your lips and scrub with your fingers. The sugar grains will remove any dead skin from your lips while the olive oil will moisturize them. If the sugar dissolves before you are finished, just dip your fingers in again. Once your lips feel nice and soft, rise off the mixture and wash your face. Once you get out of the shower, put a light layer of olive oil or vaseline on your lips to have a lasting moisturizer on there. That step is important! Your lips will dry out easily if they don’t have that moisture barrier.
  2. This next treatment is to moisturize and bring shine to your hair. I have a couple favorite ingredients for this: olive oil (again) OR coconut oil. Again, prepare a cup ahead of time to have ready while you are in the shower. I am going to write these instructions as if I’m using coconut oil. wash your hair as normal. I like to condition my hair as well – it allows for easier application of oil. Rinse out your shampoo and conditioner, and grab your oil! If it’s olive oil, you can pour it right onto your head and use your fingers to move it entirely through your hair. If it’s coconut oil, you have to melt it in your hand first, then rub it in your hair. Tie your hair, with the oil still in it, into a bun on top of your head. Sleep with this mixture in your hair over night. Don’t forget to lay a towel down over your pillow, or else you may stain your pillow case! The next morning, wash your hair twice to get all of the oil out. Style as normal, and see how shiny and soft your hair feels!

These are just two of my favorite at home spa treatments. There are so many more! Stay tuned for more.