REVIEW: Mellow Mushroom (Restaurant)

RATING: B WHAT: Mellow Mushroom WHERE: There are three locations in the area; 11955 Sheldon Rd, Tampa; 10959 Causeway Blvd, Brandon; and 2630 Gulf Bay Blvd, Clearwater. We have been to all three and as with most chain restaurants, the food is identical. PRICE: About $50 for a 14-inch medium pizza with 5 toppings, a side of 3 pretzels

Give Up The Sponge (but not the bath)!

In my mission to live with less (and have more), I came across an unexpected pleasure... me. ********* Okay, bring your mind out of the gutter for a minute and follow me down this path; it's actually a LOT cleaner than you might expect. I (this is Michael, by the way) used to use a washcloth, loofah,

REVIEW: Love Food Central (Restaurant)

RATING: A WHAT: Love Food Central restaurant WHERE: St. Pete, FL (right down the road from two of our faves... Taco Bus and Community Cafe!) PRICE: $45 for two (including tip, water to drink) We had a Pulled Barbecue Sandwich, Love Burger with mushrooms (the mushrooms were +$2), a cheese plate appetizer, and a Caramel Sundae. They also

REVIEW: Mangia Gourmet (Restaurant)

RATING: A WHAT: Mangia Gourmet restaurant WHERE: Gulfport, FL (2930 Beach Boulevard S.) PRICE: About $63 for two people (including tip and dessert) ATMOSPHERE: Urban hippie. Cozy, small interior with generous, quiet outdoor seating with nice landscaping. This is a great place to meet with friends or have a pleasant meal. HOW VEGAN IS IT?: Mangia is very vegan-friendly