REVIEW: Kite Hill Vegan Cheesecake

RATING: B- WHAT: Kite Hill Vegan Cheesecake WHERE: Available only at Whole Foods (Ours was purchased at the Walter's Crossing location on Dale Mabry). PRICE: $6 for a small 4 oz. pie HOW VEGAN IS IT? 100%! THE GOOD: Having been spoiled by amazing vegan cheesecake at places like Native Foods, the Chicago Diner, and home-made, it is exciting to have

REVIEW: Rise Pies (Restaurant)

RATING: B WHAT: Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza WHERE: International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa PRICE: About $30 for two 4-topping personal pizzas (4 slices each).  There is a $2 up charge for the vegan cheese. ATMOSPHERE: The location we went to is in a mall food court, so that should tell you about the atmosphere.  Given

Un-Processing Your Food

As part of our move to a healthier (and simpler) lifestyle, we are working on removing processed foods from our diet. ***** Being vegan means we consume and wear nothing that is or comes from any other animal, but being vegan does not necessarily mean we are healthy. There is plenty of vegan junk food and highly processed

REVIEW: Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Restaurant)

RATING: B WHAT: Tampa Bay Brewing Company WHERE: Ybor location. PRICE: About $40 for two, including tip. We had two good-sized pretzels as an appetizer, two black bean burgers with fries, a beer and a draft root beer. ATMOSPHERE: There is no mistake about it. This is a brewery and bar. There are TV's on every wall playing mostly sports

REVIEW: Cafe Hey (Restaurant)

RATING: B- WHAT: Cafe Hey (New Year's Day Buffet menu only). WHERE: Cafe Hey near Downtown Tampa. PRICE: About $50 for two, including tip. We had the All-You-Can-Eat Hoppin' John ($9 each), which consisted of separate tins of Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, white rice, and corn bread. We also ordered a bottomless Mimosa for $10, as well