The Dish on Dishcrawl
A hot new concept from California is about to launch here—taking Tampa Bay food trends to a tasty new level. Dishcrawl has been popping up in major cities across the country and we are about to experience another way to enjoy food in the ultimate social environment.
Meet TRACY ANN GUIDA
Tracy Guida is a California girl residing in South Tampa and is a single mother to Rocco and Gianna. After six years of being homesick and missing her city by the bay, she decided to embark on a quest to fall in love with Florida. Her blog, My Other City by the Bay is a tribute to her "new" city by the bay. Tracy's latest blog, The Lemon Drop Ladies, is a celebration of amazing women that have taken life's lemons and made lemonade, or in Tracy's case, lemon drops. She is currently working on a book to coincide with the Lemon Drop Ladies blog.
As a local food blogger who loves to discover new places, I am proud to announce that I am the Ambassador for Dishcrawl Tampa. On Tuesday, February 5th, Dishcrawl will debut in the quaint Palma Ceia neighborhood where I will lead a group on a tasting tour through four restaurants. “Dishcrawlers” will sample small plates and have the opportunity to chat with chefs and owners at each stop.
Restaurants are kept secret until 48 hours prior to the event at which point attendees are notified of the first stop and meeting place. Clues and hints about the featured restaurants will be leaked prior to the events via Facebook and Twitter.
Sprouted from my hometown, San Jose, California, Dishcrawl holds a special place in my heart and after following them on Facebook for two years I jumped at the chance to lead the Tampa expansion. Bringing a piece of the West Coast food scene to my current home is just delicious!
One of the restaurants included in the premier event is none other than local favorite Datz, which is one of the places that helped me fall in love with Tampa. My first visit sparked a love affair and I have been head over heels ever since. Their innovative menu, luscious cocktails and just plain cool vibe has had such an impact on me that they were the first place that came to mind during the planning stages of Dishcrawl Palma Ceia.
To purchase tickets for Dishcrawl’s premier event, visit Dishcrawl Palma Ceia. For those that are unable to attend the premier event on February 5th, a second event in Hyde Park is scheduled for February 26th Dishcrawl Hyde Park. VERTICAL readers can receive $5 off their ticket by using the code: VERTICAL.