@tastetravelunravel - Noelle | Tampa Food + Travel

Traveling & eating my way around Tampa • St. Pete • Sarasota & beyond (next up: Vietnam) Collabs 💌: noelletanigawa@gmail.com
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Half of my heart is in HAVANA, ooh na na
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: Pressed Cuban sandwich
: Bodega (Seminole Heights, FL) @eatatbodega —
It’s NATIONAL CUBAN SANDWICH DAY!  Where’s your favorite Cuban sando from? Mine is Bodega  #cubansandwich #camillacabello #havana
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Half of my heart is in HAVANA, ooh na na — : Pressed Cuban sandwich : Bodega (Seminole Heights, FL) @eatatbodega — It’s NATIONAL CUBAN SANDWICH DAY! Where’s your favorite Cuban sando from? Mine is Bodega #cubansandwich #camillacabello #havana

Bodega Seminole Heights
JOSEPHINE, you’re so sweet... You must taste just like sugar & tangerines 
S•W•I•P•E  for a close up of the Josephine
: Josephine (Hangar 1, seasonal shrub, dry cider, & ginger beer)
: Black Rabbit (Nashville, TN) @blackrabbittn
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Hand crafted cocktails and live music? Sold. We swing by this watering hole for stop one of our own curated “progressive dinner” tour & I’m so happy we did! Such a cool vibe! Have you ever done a progressive dinner (where you go to different restaurants for different courses)? #nashvilledrinks #discovernashville #josephine
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JOSEPHINE, you’re so sweet... You must taste just like sugar & tangerines S•W•I•P•E for a close up of the Josephine : Josephine (Hangar 1, seasonal shrub, dry cider, & ginger beer) : Black Rabbit (Nashville, TN) @blackrabbittn — Hand crafted cockta

Black Rabbit
HOT girl summer........................
: Hattie B’s Hot chicken sandwich (Cole slaw, Nashville comeback sauce, & kosher pickles)
: Hattie B’s (Nashville, TN) @hattiebs
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Rolled into Nashville & this was the first stop—with Ralphie & Norman in tow. Norman was licking his chops for the chance to snag a bite. Have you experienced “Nashville Hot Chicken”?#nashvillehotchicken #megantheestallion #friedchickenporn #hotgirlsummer
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HOT girl summer........................ : Hattie B’s Hot chicken sandwich (Cole slaw, Nashville comeback sauce, & kosher pickles) : Hattie B’s (Nashville, TN) @hattiebs — Rolled into Nashville & this was the first stop—with Ralphie & Norman in tow. N

Hattie B's Hot Chicken
I promise that you’ll never find another UNI
: Uni pasta (fresh pasta in an uni cream sauce, topped w/salmon roe, micro-chives, truffle oil drizzle)
: Abandons Chefs Table (Seminole, FL) @abandonschefstable —
I was lucky enough to be invited by the lovely @thisjenngirl to attend my second Abandons Chefs Table, in which @chansec dazzled is all with a thoughtfully curated 9 course culinary experience. Uni + truffle oil will always make me weak in the knees. How about you? Have you had uni before? #uni #seaurchin #taylorswift #unilover
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I promise that you’ll never find another UNI : Uni pasta (fresh pasta in an uni cream sauce, topped w/salmon roe, micro-chives, truffle oil drizzle) : Abandons Chefs Table (Seminole, FL) @abandonschefstable — I was lucky enough to be invited by the l

Seminole, Florida
She’s got EGGS & she knows how to use them : Homemade Shakshuka w/toasted sourdough bread
: Tampa, FL
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Man oh man do I love a good homemade shakshuka. As much as I love dining out at restaurants, I also do enjoy cooking as well (& Brent enjoys not having to cook 🤣). Have you had shakshuka before? Let me know below! #shakshuka #zztop #betcheswhobrunch
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She’s got EGGS & she knows how to use them : Homemade Shakshuka w/toasted sourdough bread : Tampa, FL — Man oh man do I love a good homemade shakshuka. As much as I love dining out at restaurants, I also do enjoy cooking as well (& Brent enjoys not h

South Tampa, Florida
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A one night stay at Hotel Alba Tampa AND  a dinner for two (up to $100) at The Spaniard. ⭐️One of Tampa’s newest hotels, Hotel Alba effortlessly combines local charm and gracious Southern Hospitality into a boutique experience. From the modern design &l comfort of its 222 guest rooms to its thoughtfully curated & locally infused culinary program—Hotel Alba is conveniently located in Tampa’s growing Westshore business district just minutes from Tampa International Airport, downtown Tampa, and historic Ybor City. —
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This contest is not sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram. By entering, you release Instagram of responsibility & agree to Instagram’s terms of use. (Disclaimer: certificates are non-transferable and valid for 12 months from the end of the promotion. Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. 60 day booking notice required). —
: Gambia’s al Ajillo (prawns in olive oil served with grilled garlic bread) #ad #EraofAlba #SoSpaniard #giveaway
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Big shrimpin, spendin G’s G•I•V•E•A•W•A•Y! A one night stay at Hotel Alba Tampa AND a dinner for two (up to $100) at The Spaniard. ⭐️One of Tampa’s newest hotels, Hotel Alba effortlessly combines local charm and gracious Southern Hospitality into a

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Like a river, like a riverrrrr
: Texas destroyer (angus brisket topped w/onion rings, jalapeños, provolone, & 4R sauce)
: 4 Rivers Smokehouse (Tampa, FL) @4riversmokehouse @4riverssouthtampa
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Juicy brisket paired with fiery pickled jalapeños and a melty provolone set the stage for this crowd pleaser. I smother mine in 4 Rivers Mustard BBQ sauce. Pair the Texas Destroyer with their Mac & cheese and I’m one happy gal! #bishopbriggs #brisketsandwich
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Like a river, like a riverrrrr : Texas destroyer (angus brisket topped w/onion rings, jalapeños, provolone, & 4R sauce) : 4 Rivers Smokehouse (Tampa, FL) @4riversmokehouse @4riverssouthtampa — Juicy brisket paired with fiery pickled jalapeños and a m

4 Rivers Smokehouse
What she order? DISH filet 🥩 : Filet al Chipotle (filet mignon tips, chipotle chile butter, tomato, jalapeño, rajas, & jack cheese)
: Red Mesa Cantina (St. Petersburg, FL) @redmesacantina —
HAPPY NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY! (Also, National Left Handers Day  & #813day ) Where my fellow lefty’s at? Have y’all ever had a filet mignon tip burrito? Because said burrito is delicious & you’re missing out if you haven’t! Scroll for pics of Red Mesa’s STUNNING Florida Room ballroom where we dined like Mexican royalty! #hosted #filetmignonday #seancarter #kanye
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What she order? DISH filet 🥩 : Filet al Chipotle (filet mignon tips, chipotle chile butter, tomato, jalapeño, rajas, & jack cheese) : Red Mesa Cantina (St. Petersburg, FL) @redmesacantina — HAPPY NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY! (Also, National Left Hander

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TUNA round... every now and then I get a little bit tired
: Tuna pokè bowl (sushi rice, seaweed salad, pickled cucumber, edamame, pickled onion, furikake)
: The Asian Kitchen (Tampa, FL) @asiankitchentpa —
My new favorite pokè bowl in Tampa Bay is here at The Asian Kitchen. They don’t skimp on the quantity or quality of tuna. The sushi rice is fresh & prepared properly. What’s your favorite pokè bowl protein? Mine is tuna or pork belly  #tunalover #pokebowl #asianfusion
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TUNA round... every now and then I get a little bit tired : Tuna pokè bowl (sushi rice, seaweed salad, pickled cucumber, edamame, pickled onion, furikake) : The Asian Kitchen (Tampa, FL) @asiankitchentpa — My new favorite pokè bowl in Tampa Bay is he

The Asian Kitchen
I keep on FALLIN’
: Gullfoss Waterfall
: Blaskogabyggd, Iceland (Golden Circle)
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Just over here dreaming of cooler weather and waterfalls... Happy Friday y’all!  What are your weekend plans? #iceland #nationalpark #goldencircle
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I keep on FALLIN’ : Gullfoss Waterfall : Blaskogabyggd, Iceland (Golden Circle) — Just over here dreaming of cooler weather and waterfalls... Happy Friday y’all! What are your weekend plans? #iceland #nationalpark #goldencircle

Gullfoss Waterfall
Everybody was KUNG FU fighting
: Spicy Tonkatsu ramen (signature pork broth, pork chashu, seasoned egg, scallion, bean sprout, nori seaweed, bamboo, kikurage, straight noodles)
: Token Ramen & Kung Fu Tea (Brandon, Florida) @tokenramenkft
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Anyone else wildly obsessed with ramen? If given the choice, I’ll always take ramen over pho (even though I love pho!) What about you? Which would you prefer? And what’s your “go to” style? Mine is a spicy miso or spicy tonkatsu ramen  #ramenlover #noodsmood #noodporn
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Everybody was KUNG FU fighting : Spicy Tonkatsu ramen (signature pork broth, pork chashu, seasoned egg, scallion, bean sprout, nori seaweed, bamboo, kikurage, straight noodles) : Token Ramen & Kung Fu Tea (Brandon, Florida) @tokenramenkft — Anyone el

Chi Chop & Kung Fu Tea Riverview
SHAKE that GLASS for me, shake that glass for me
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: August Freak Shake: S’mores
: Bake’n Babes inside The Hall on Franklin (Tampa, FL) @bakenbabes @thehallonfranklin —
National #smoresday isn’t until Saturday, but patience is a virtue & I’m not about that life. AAAAND The Hall on Franklin will be less busy during the week & it’s an excuse for a hump day pick me up ‍️ Not to mention, Bake’n Babes is owned & operated by a total badass Julie Curry @julie_bakenbabes  So grab a friend & head on in to share August’s Freak Shake before it’s gone! #freakshake #tampafood #milkshakeporn
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SHAKE that GLASS for me, shake that glass for me — : August Freak Shake: S’mores : Bake’n Babes inside The Hall on Franklin (Tampa, FL) @bakenbabes @thehallonfranklin — National #smoresday isn’t until Saturday, but patience is a virtue & I’m not abou

Bake'n Babes
I’m on the PROSCIUTTO happiness and I know... : Assorted charcuterie & cheese featuring Tomme de savoie & prosciutto is parma : Bacchus (St. Petersburg, FL) @bacchusst.pete —
Who doesn’t love a good basic b*tch board? Feed me cheese & wine and I’m a happy gal. What’s your favorite cheese on a cheese board?
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I’m on the PROSCIUTTO happiness and I know... : Assorted charcuterie & cheese featuring Tomme de savoie & prosciutto is parma : Bacchus (St. Petersburg, FL) @bacchusst.pete — Who doesn’t love a good basic b*tch board? Feed me cheese & wine and I’m a

Bacchus St. Pete
SHUCK! I’m lonely, I’m lonely: A belly’s ode to their owner
: Fresh gulf oysters : SALTINE (Nashville, TN) @saltinenashville
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It’s National Oyster Day & I couldn’t be happier  For you oyster lovers: what’s your go to toppings? Mine is fresh horseradish, lemon, and some mignonette. These babies were nice & fresh & the nautically dressed interior of the restaurant was right on cue. #lauv #oysterday #shuckmeup
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SHUCK! I’m lonely, I’m lonely: A belly’s ode to their owner : Fresh gulf oysters : SALTINE (Nashville, TN) @saltinenashville — It’s National Oyster Day & I couldn’t be happier For you oyster lovers: what’s your go to toppings? Mine is fresh horserad

Saltine Nashville
The DOG says are over
: Norman + Ralphie being the goodest boys ️ : Noelle Nashville—A Tribute Portfolio Hotel (Nashville, TN) @noelle_nashville —
A historic destination with modern refinements adorn the interior of The Noelle—conveniently located in Printer’s Alley. For me, this was the last trip of summer before I return to the real world and start work (hence the song “Dog Days are Over”). What an experience at The Noelle—the refined elegance in each room embellished with wainscoting and mid century modern decor had me weak in the knees. As if it couldn’t get any better (they boast an art gallery, artisan gift shop, rooftop bar, ground floor bar, coffee shop, restaurant, AND a speakeasy), they also offer all hotel guests free coffee service delivered at the guests’ convenience. I’ll be back, Noelle! Have you ever been to Nashville? #boutiquehotel #frenchiesquad #frenchiestyle
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The DOG says are over : Norman + Ralphie being the goodest boys ️ : Noelle Nashville—A Tribute Portfolio Hotel (Nashville, TN) @noelle_nashville — A historic destination with modern refinements adorn the interior of The Noelle—conveniently located in

Noelle
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Peaches and cream... I need it cause you know that I’m a fiend
: Peach Streusel pancakes (fresh peach, peach sauce, brown butter streusel, whipped cream cheese)
: Marsh House (Nashville. TN) @marshhouserest @thompsonnashville
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Sweet dreams are made of these. Fluffy pancakes that anchor the sugary toppings? The luscious whipped cream cheese was the perfect balance for the juicy, sweet peaches & streusel. Oh, and I cannot forget to add the gorgeous interior that the Marsh House boasts. My only regret is that we were not feeling our “best” or I would’ve ordered their famous “chambong”. I guess that just means I’ll have to return  #peachesandcream #betcheswhobrunch #brunchgoals
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Peaches and cream... I need it cause you know that I’m a fiend : Peach Streusel pancakes (fresh peach, peach sauce, brown butter streusel, whipped cream cheese) : Marsh House (Nashville. TN) @marshhouserest @thompsonnashville — Sweet dreams are made

Thompson Nashville
I know when that HOTline bling it can only mean one thing  : Rocky’s Hot Chicken thighs with collards and macaroni & cheese
: Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack (Asheville, NC) @rockyshotchickenshack
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To say that I was excited to try an homage to “Nashville hot chicken” would be a total understatement. Rocky’s lived up to the hype. I ordered it “Rocky’s Hot” which is the second hottest behind their spicy star “extra hot”. I was able to enjoy it (I’m a sucker for super spicy food), but I most certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed the “extra hot” had I ordered that! The Mac and cheese was creamy and full of flavor—I’ve been to many southern fried chicken places that serve that “bricked” Mac n cheese that lacks flavor & creaminess so I was delighted this was not the case. Have you experienced “Nashville Hot Chicken”? #nashvillehotchicken #hotlinebling #friedchickenporn
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I know when that HOTline bling it can only mean one thing : Rocky’s Hot Chicken thighs with collards and macaroni & cheese : Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack (Asheville, NC) @rockyshotchickenshack — To say that I was excited to try an homage to “Nashville

Rockys Hot Chicken Shack
I just ordered sushi from Japan : Sakura Blizzard (raw scallop, daikon, cherry blossom snow, sea grapes)
: Tapas Molecular Bar at the Mandarin Oriental (Tokyo, Japan) #japaneats #tokyofood #sushiporn
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From the opulent entrance to the intimate dining experience with only 6 others at the tasting counter, Tapas Molecular bar dazzled @geniabemefood and I to no end. We trekked to Japan during the inception of Sakura (cherry blossom) season and were blessed to witness not only the first Sakura blooms of the season, but also the first Sakura themed menus. This dish, featuring Sakura snow dusted the delicate Hokkaido scallops and added that touch of brightness the dish needed. The sea grapes tendrils provided that whimsical and dramatic finish to the dish that Chef Ngan Ping Chow frequently boasts.
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I just ordered sushi from Japan : Sakura Blizzard (raw scallop, daikon, cherry blossom snow, sea grapes) : Tapas Molecular Bar at the Mandarin Oriental (Tokyo, Japan) #japaneats #tokyofood #sushiporn — From the opulent entrance to the intimate dining

Tapas Molecular Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo