The Tampa Tribune’s food writer since 2005, Jeff Houck covers the way people live through their food. He also hosts the Table Conversations food podcast and believes that everything crunchy is good.
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Tampa Underbelly Tour: Living To Eat Again
Posted Jan 16, 2008 by Jeff Houck
Updated Jan 16, 2008 at 09:30 AM
One thing you won’t get by reading today’s story about The Tampa Underbelly Tour, Part Deux: giant babies.
Yes, that’s right. Humongus offspring. Fake, of course.
After our meal at La Pequena Colombia, we walked a few doors down in the strip mall where it was located so we could stop in a store called El Encanto. The thing that got our attention was the line on the sign that read: House of Pinatas.
This was one of the oddest places I’ve ever been in. It wasn’t just that you had to limbo through the store underneath the pinatas. It was, well, the giant baby dolls.
That’s just wrong. I’m sorry.
Anyway, if you want to get a sense of what it’s like to spend six hours eating yourself stupid at some of the tastiest spots in Tampa, check out the videos we shot:
Stop No. 1: China Yuan Seafood Restaurant
Stop No. 2: Honduras Cafe
Stop No. 3: La Pequena Colombia
Stop No. 4: La Lechonera
Stop No. 5: Pupuseria & Cafeteria Centroamericano
The Big Finale:
To see a gallery of photos of the tour, click here.
And if you want to go and visit for yourself, here’s a map you can follow: