The Art of Food

1/17/2011 03:40:00 AM

Ta dah! I'm back with a few random things to post about. I really haven't had time to please my taste bud, but thanks to my wonderful friend Gabby, I was able to chill with her and went out on an adventurous night. She started throwing ideas at me since she was looking through Creative Loafing magazine which always consist of amazing things to do in the Tampa Bay area.


We started the night with "The Art of Welcoming" which was a really cool art show consisting of local artist and it was also catered by Taco Bus (yum)! The really cool part is that it was held in a converted slaughter house, doesn't the idea of being in an old slaughter house gives you the chills? When I first heard about it I really was interested, but all I could think about was "This is just like a horror film setting". I really loved what I saw and if I had the money I would love to purchase some artwork but sadly I'm a poor college kid.

Tostada w/pork

What got me really excited was I actually got to try a little bit of the oh so famous Taco Bus. I never had the chance to hit the place up since I'm always going to Tampa on a mission or something like that. It's a 24/7 "bus" that serves authentic Mexican food and no worries guys the Taco Bus doesn't actually move and they are also opening their second location in St. Petersburg soon! Mmmm can I tell you that this stuff is like crack? I had a little taste of what they were serving  at "The Art of Welcoming" and I wanted more! It was a tease that I couldn't satisfy so I hope that one day I would be able to go to the actual bus and feast on whatever they toss at me!

The Tostada that I got at the art show was such a tease! The ingredients were really fresh, I got a pork filling which was nicely seasoned and it wasn't too salty nor too bland! The squeeze of lime made it all become one ^_^. Ahhh I'm telling you guys it's a must try! Gabby whom is half Mexican (wink) also thinks this place is the F**kin bomb!

Phewww the night didn't end here! After the horrible tease Taco Bus gave me I was almost tempted to drive all the way to Tampa to get some but instead we stopped by Salem's for some food since Gabby and I have never been to one. I would have to say not bad! The nice lady who helped us was hilarious and super nice. We both ordered a Gyro and I also got wings and Gabby got some hot fries! The fries were really good they weren't too thin nor too thick and super hot! The buffalo wings on the other hand, wasn't just ehh. Wasn't horrible yet wasn't delicious. The chicken was cooked very nicely but the sauce was a little off even when I dunk it in ranch. Hmmm, the gyro was good, possibly not the best but its pretty good when you're hungry! I really do thing Salem's is a nice place to go to instead of let's say Mc Donalds or Checkers. It's a change if you're one of those people whom eat fast food on a day to day basis. I also want to add in that we shared a Mango milkshake, it was pretty good as a milkshake but somehow only Steak n' Shake milkshake makes me my taste buds go crazy!

Woo! Not done yet, we have one last stop for tonight.

Our last and very random stop was Cafe Bohemia in St. Petersburg. This place is a place I wish was near me. It's really comfy with artworks on the wall, a very indie style lounge plus some good coffee/tea. I would love to come here just to chill, do some homework or even to have a place to have talks with friends. I also want to add that I love their outside dining/seating area, they also project movies on the wall which is another reason to check them out! They have a large menu which I wished I had seen before I ordered (I just picked someone off their cute chalkboard thing) but it's okay. Gabby made some tea (vanilla nut, which smelt amazing) and I got myself a tiny mocha latte. Ahhh I love cafes!

^_^ All these places I visited is something I would recommend others to try. I had a really fun night, especially with my favorite girl Gabby and our silly adventures.

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Taco Bus

913 E Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33604

(813) 232-5889

Salem's Gryo

1735 34th St S
St Petersburg, FL 33711


Cafe Bohemia

937 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 895-4495

Cafe Bohemia's Facebook

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  1. taco bus and salem's?? perhaps the best night ever? so awesome!

    taco bus is always the bomb, you should definitely hit up the real deal. and salem's is good too. i always get a side of wing sauce with my gyros there, and drench them. good stuff.