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2017-8-Aug

posted Aug 8, 2017, 4:53 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 6:37 AM ]

August 2017

The summer is flying by, hope you get a little down time before it is over. Steve & I visited Fairbanks to meet the newest member of the family, our 4th granddaughter.  Keep in touch on Facebook at Steve's Gourmet Olives & Moonbay Gourmet. We always welcome your feedback.

 

Bee Wild Honey


Bee Wild Honey is raw, gourmet honey produced in small batches in the Georgia Mountains. It is run by 3rd generation bee-keepers who are committed to sustainability. 

WILDFLOWER honey is robust, complex and floral and pairs well with tea & gourmet cheeses. GALLBERRY honey is rich and buttery with a butterscotch finish and pairs well with Greek yogurt, oatmeal & baking.  

Taste for yourself at Sprouts Palm Harbor  on Aug 12th, 19th & 26th.

Spaghetti 2.0

Intensity Academy roasts over 100 pounds of fresh garlic for every batch of Garlic Goodness. This delicious, all-natural garlic hot sauce is available throughout Tampa Bay including Winn Dixie stores, Hyde Park Market and Seminole Heights Market. 


Moonbay Gourmet

We are a food & beverage consulting company based in Tampa, FL specializing in marketing, social media management, photography, in-store demos and more. Let us know how we can help you grow. 


Schedule

Thurs  8.10 - Wine Tasting, ABC Fine Wines, St Pete, $10 at door, sample Steve's Gourmet Olives and Pigalle Vodka

Sat 8.12 - Bee Wild Honey Tasting, Sprouts Palm Harbor

Sun  8.13 - Seminole Heights Market, 11 - 3 pm

Fri  8.18 - Darwin Beer Tasting, Lucky's Orlando

Sat  8.19- Bee Wild Honey Tasting, Sprouts Palm Harbor

Thurs 8.24- Fat Cat Hot Sauce Tasting, Winn Dixie Riverview

Sat 8.26 - Bee Wild Honey TastingSprouts Palm Harbor

8.26 - Beer & Hot Sauce Tasting, Lucky's Melbourne

8.30 - Grand OpeningLucky's Oakland Park



2017-7-Jul

posted Jul 11, 2017, 8:10 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 5:04 PM ]

JULY Newsletter


We are excited to be expanding Steve's Gourmet Olives now and are seeking your input!  If you want to help, see below.  We anticipate new products, new logo, new distributor and new retail locations. Keep on top of the latest on Facebook at Steve's Gourmet Olives & Moonbay Gourmet.

Martini Drinkers - Help Wanted


We are adding new products to Steve's Gourmet Olives and need your feedback.  Must love martinis! We are forming Focus Groups to develop new products and will be hosting taste tests in July & August in the Tampa area. If you are interested, simply respond to this newsletter. Thanks!

 

Sweet & Smoky Apples with Fat Cat Gourmet Foods

Available at Winn Dixie & Lucky's Markets



2 apples, diced into 1/2-inch chunks
Pinch of salt
1 tsp olive oil
1.5 TB Fat Cat Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost sauce
2 TB raw sugar or honey
2 oz dry medium bodied wine

Heat olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat.

Add apples and pinch of salt, stir and let cook until the apples have softened, about 5 minutes.

Add sugar or honey, stir to combine and lower heat to medium low and cook until apples start to brown slightly, another 3-4 minutes.

Once the apples have browned, raise heat to medium high, add wine & stir, blending any caramelized bits into the wine. After another 2-3 minutes, the liquid will start to glaze the apples. Turn off.

When there is only a little bit of liquid left in the pan, turn off heat and add Fat Cat Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost. Stir well to coat the apples and serve warm.

 

Grand Opening 

Winn Dixie - Ruskin, FL

Did you know Winn Dixie carries local products? Look for a large end-cap near the produce and beer section labeled "Local" for  Fresh From Florida products. We will be sampling Fat Cat Foods during this grand opening.


7th Annual Christmas in July

Come out and have fun, drink tequila and, of course, celebrate Christmas in July! Bloody Marys featuring Steve's Gourmet Olives mix and Pigalle Vodka. Sponsored by Tampa Bay Business Journal and benefiting "Walk to Freedom Foundation". 

Schedule

Thurs Jul 13th, 2 - 6 pm, Winn Dixie Grand Opening, Ruskin, FL, sampling Fat Cat Gourmet Foods

Tues Jul 25th, 4 - 9 pm, Christmas in July , Tampa, FL, get tickets

Sun Aug 6th, 10 - 3 pm, Hyde Park Market, Tampa, FL

Thurs Aug 10th, 6 - 8 pm, Wine Tasting ABC Fine Wines 4th Street St Petersburg, FL

Sun Aug 13th, 11 - 3 pm, Seminole Heights Sunday Market, Southern Brewing & Winemaking



2017-6-June

posted Jun 9, 2017, 3:13 PM by Susan Dodd

JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER


This month you are invited to try some local craft beer with us, learn marketing tips from one of the best in the food biz, and join us for a unique brewery brunch.  Stay in touch and find some great recipes at Moonbay Gourmet.

Darwin Brewing - Bradenton, FL

 "Brewery of the Month"

Lucky's Market

Darwin Brewing owner Matt Cornelius & Head Brewer/Co-Founder Jorge Rosabal invite you to enjoy their craft beer at Lucky's Markets throughout Florida. They have been named Lucky's "Brewery of the Month" and will be sponsoring tasting events throughout the state in June.  Come join the Moonbay Gourmet team as we pour across the state. Cheers!




Marketing Seminar


Learn sales & marketing tips from one of the best in the food industry, the Saucy Queen herself Michele Northrup, founder of Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces. This Working Women of Tampa Bay event is $25 for member and $35 for non-members. Worth every penny.


Sunday Brunch Market

81Bay Brewing Co

June 25th 11 - 3 pm


Brought to you by Tampa Bay Made & Your Pro Kitchen Tampa, this event features a Farm to Table Brunch (11 - 1 pm) from Gulf Coast Sourdough & Peaceful Pastures , live music and beer cocktails from Steve's Gourmet Olives &  Tidal Boar Ginger Beer.  Free admission, free parking & family friendly.

 

Moonbay Gourmet

Sales Support Services

We are a Tampa-based sales consulting firm providing social media marketing, on-site demos, trade show support,  photography services & more.  Let us know how we can help you grow.

April sampling Darwin Brewing Co beer & Graffiti Zoo chocolate at Lucky's Market Naples.

Events Schedule

June 11th - Seminole Heights Sunday Market, 11- 3 pm, Southern Brewing & Winemaking.

June 18th - Safety Harbor Market on Main, 10 - 2 pm.

June 25th - Sunday Brunch Market, 11 - 3 pm, 81 Bay Brewing Co, free admission, brunch, beer cocktails, music and local vendors.

2017 -04-May

posted May 3, 2017, 6:43 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated May 5, 2017, 11:47 AM ]



MAY 2017 Newsletter


It is festival time in Florida. Time to get out and enjoy the outdoors before the summer arrives. Hope to see you at one or all of these events in May.  We also welcome a new grocery store into South Tampa, and congratulate a local brewery for its expansion. Have a great month, and keep on top of local foodie events by following us on Facebook or Instagram.


Darwin Brewing Co

BIG DEAL Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout

Congrats Darwin Brewing Co on landing your Big Deal Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout in Lucky's Market in Florida. Chocolate & black malt balance out the rich & creamy brew. It's an ideal beer for celebrations, enhanced by the addition of sweet chocolate and just a touch of cherry tartness. Come taste the Big Deal for yourself at  

Lucky's Naples - May 10th, 1 - 4 pm and June 6th, 11 - 3 pm

 Lucky's Orlando -  May 10th, 1 - 4 pm.

 

Sprouts Farmers Market South Tampa

Grand Opening

1523 S Dale Mabry Highway

May 24th


This Phoenix-based chain is focused on making healthy living easy and affordable. They carry many all-natural and organic items, with a special focus on finding local products. This is the 2nd Tampa location to open this spring, with more locations to follow soon.

Festivals

Tis the season for food, wine, beer & burger festivals in Florida.  Tampa-based Steve's Gourmet Olives is joining forces with ultra-premium Pigalle Vodka  at all of these events. Come try their mild and spicy Bloody Marys for yourself. 


Winter Springs Food & Wine Festival

May 6th 5 - 8 pm


Temple Terrace Craft Brewfest

May 13th 4 - 8 pm

 


6th Annual Burger Showdown

May 20th 4 - 10 pm



Moonbay Gourmet

Sales Support Services

As your brand grows, do you find yourself being stretched too thin to demo your products? Let Moonbay Gourmet help, that is what we specialize in. We cover Central Florida, and offer solo or combo demos to fit any budget.  Contact Susan Dodd 727 644-7500 or susan.moonbay@gmail.com.


Schedule

May 6th - Winter Springs Food & Wine Fest, 5 - 8 pm

May 7th - Hyde Park Village Fresh Market, 10 - 3 pm

May 10th - Mother's Day Beat the Crowds,  Lucky's Market Naples, 1 - 4 pm, Darwin Brewing Big Deal Imperial Stout, Graffiti Zoo Chocolate and Out of the Weeds free tasting event.

May 10th - Get Sauced at Lucky's, Lucky's Market Orlando, 1 - 4 pm, Darwin Brewing Big Deal Imperial Stout and Serious Foodie  free tasting event.

May 13th  - Temple Terrace Craft Beer Fest, Woodmont Park, 4 - 8 pm, 

May 14th - Seminole Heights Sun Morning Market, 10 - 2 pm, Southern Brewing & Wine Making

May 18th - Wine Tasting, ABC Fine Wines, 8470 37th St E, Sarasota, 6 - 8 pm, $10 at door

May 20th - 6th Annual Burger Showdown, Curtis Hixson Park, 4 - 10 pm




2017-04-April

posted Apr 6, 2017, 8:47 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 11:26 AM ]

April 2017 Newsletter

It's another good month for Florida Foodies. We welcome the opening of a new Sprouts Farmer's Market in Sarasota (think Fresh Market with better prices and local brands). We are highlighting a delicious chocolate company out of Melbourne. And for the craft cocktail connoisseurs, we have a local Bloody Mary collaboration. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with all the news.

GRAND OPENING
Sprouts Farmer's Market
Sarasota, FL

This Phoenix-based chain is focused on making healthy living easy and affordable. They feature fresh fruits & vegetables, barrels of wholesome grains, a full-service deli and a fresh meat & seafood counter.
The Sarasota opening is April 12th, with the South Tampa and Palm Harbor locations to follow soon.  Come sample local brands  Kombucha Tampa and Out of the Weeds at the Friends & Family event April 11th.

FLORIDA FLAVOR FOCUS
Graffiti Zoo Gourmet Chocolate Co
Melbourne, FL


Graffiti Zoo Gourmet Chocolate Co, owned by husband & wife team Mike & Melissa Gordon, is based in Melbourne, FL and has been producing gourmet Belgian chocolates in a variety of fun animal-themed flavors for 15 years.  You can find these award-winning chocolates at Lucky's Markets and specialty stores throughout Florida or order on-line.

COCKTAIL COLLABORATION


Tampa-based Steve's Gourmet Olives is collaborating with Ultra-Premium Pigalle Vodka for several events in Florida this spring.   Look for Bloody Marys to be flowing at these events: Taste of South Tampa,  16th Annual Golf Tournament Wentworth Golf & Country Club, St Pete Vine Affair and Winter Springs Wine & Food Festival.  Both brands can be found at ABC Fine Wines throughout Central Florida. 

MOONBAY GOURMET


Keep Moonbay Gourmet in mind for all on-site demo & Trade Show needs. That is our specialty. We work with a variety of Florida-based brands and are focused on launching them into the new Lucky's and Sprouts locations across the state.  We love helping local businesses grow and we always appreciate referrals.


Schedule
Sat Apr 8th - Tasting Event, Lucky's Market Gainesville, Kitchen Crafted, 12 - 4 pm
Tues Apr 11th - Friends & Family, Sprouts Sarasota, 4 - 7 pm, Kombucha Tampa 
Wed Apr 12th - GRAND OPENING - Sprouts Sarasota, 7 am
Thurs Apr 13th - St Pete Vine Affair, ABC Fine Wines, St Pete, Steve's Gourmet Olives and Pigalle Vodka
Thurs Apr 20th - Happy Hour Networking, Working Women of Tampa Bay, The Beach, 6 pm
Fri Apr 28th - Happy Hour Networking, S Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Blind Goat, 4 pm




2017-3-March

posted Mar 9, 2017, 5:34 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 5:36 PM ]

March 2017 Newsletter
Moonbay Gourmet
Last month we welcomed the opening of Sprouts Farmer's Market into West Tampa, and this month we anticipate the expansion of Lucky's Markets in Central Florida and the launch of a Boca Raton spread into Lucky's Markets.  Enjoy the spicy creole potato salad recipe, and join us for as many events as possible. Don't forget to follow our Facebook events to keep up with the latest.



Kitchen Crafted

Kitchen Crafted, a gourmet maker of signature spreads & blends, announces the availability of their all-natural SPRDs in Florida Lucky's Markets. It is available in 2 different flavors and is sold in 8 oz jars for $5.99.

"Marinara Mia" is an all-natural tomato based mayo featuring 8 signature herbs & spices. The smooth texture and full flavor create a richly authentic Italian taste.  

"Creole Kicker" is a lively blend of all natural mayo with Creole mustard and eight signature herbs & spices. It offers vibrant flavor with a mix of New Orleans style.

Based in Boca Raton, Kitchen Crafted has worked 20 yrs to create its signature blends of herbs & spices using globally-inspired flavors to bring gourmet taste to today's adventurous flavor seekers. Kitchen Crafted removes "Everything Artificial" from its products. Look for in-store demos at Lucky's stores throughout Florida over the next few months hosted by Moonbay Gourmet.

Thurs Mar 16th, Kitchen Crafted LaunchLucky's Melbourne, FL 4 - 7 pm
Sat Mar 18th,Kitchen Crafted Launch, Lucky's Naples, FL, 11 - 3 pm
Fri Mar 24th, Kitchen Crafted Launch, Lucky's Plantation, FL, 11 - 3 pm
Sat Mar 25th, Kitchen Crafted Launch, Lucky's Coral Springs, FL, 11 - 3 pm


Potato Salad with Creole Kicker




Lucky's Market


Colorado-based Lucky's Market leads the way in offering the highest quality local fresh produce, a delicious deli featuring chef-created foods, delectable craft sandwiches and a wide range of homemade selections. Their logo is "Organic for the 99 %", and they sell beer and wine by the glass for you to enjoy while you shop.  Really. There are currently 8 stores in Florida ranging from Naples to Tallahassee with several new stores opening in the Greater Tampa Bay area. 



Moonbay Gourmet
Brand Support Services
Moonbay Gourmet is a consulting firm based in Tampa offering sales and marketing services to food & beverage brands throughout Florida.  Founder Susan Dodd also owns Steve's Gourmet Olives with her husband and she specializes in on-site demos.  Other services include product photography, brokering and social media management.  She can be reached at 727 644-7500 or susan.moonbay@gmail.com for a free consultation. 



Schedule

Fri Mar 3rd, Tasting, Locale Market, 5 - 8 pm, Serious Foodie & Steve's Gourmet Olives
Thurs Mar 16th, Wine Tasting, ABC Fine Wine Wesley Chapel, 6 - 8 pm, Steve's Gourmet Olives & Pigalle Vodka
Thurs Mar 16th, Kitchen Crafted LaunchLucky's Market Melbourne, FL, 4 - 7 pm
Sat Mar 18th,Kitchen Crafted Launch, Lucky's Market Naples 11 - 3 pm
Fri Mar 24th, Kitchen Crafted Launch, Lucky's Market Plantation, FL, 11 - 3 pm
Sat Mar 25th, Kitchen Crafted LaunchLucky's Market Coral Springs, FL 11 - 3 pm


2017-2-Feb

posted Feb 8, 2017, 3:16 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 4:35 PM ]

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER




The foodie scene is starting February off strong in Central Florida. Below are details about the grand opening of a new organic grocery chain from Arizona, the growth of 2 Tampa-based brands with this chain, a full wine-tasting schedule from Orlando-based ABC Fine Wines, and the collaboration of a Tampa-based Bloody Mary brand with a French vodka. 



SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET
GRAND OPENING
15110 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618



Sprouts Farmers Market is a Phoenix-based grocery chain with a focus on making healthy living easy and affordable.  They offer fresh fruits & vegetables, bins of wholesome grains, a full-service deli, a meat & seafood counter, and thousands of natural & organic items. The first Sprouts in Tampa (corner of Dale Mabry & Ehrlich in the post office plaza)  will have its grand opening on February 22nd. Bring your appetite and come early. The first 200 shoppers receive 20% off coupon for their entire purchase. There will also be stores in S. Tampa, Sarasota and Palm Harbor by the end of Summer 2017.



OUT OF THE WEEDS


Out of the Weeds will be a featured local brand at the Sprouts Farmers Market Grand Opening in Tampa. This line of artisanal salad dressings is based in St Petersburg, Florida and is created by Robin King, owner of Three Birds Tavern. The Roasted Beet, Carrot Ginger, and Roasted Tomato dressings will be available to taste at the grand opening, and for sale year round at Sprouts.

KOMBUCHA TAMPA

Another local brand at Sprouts will be Kombucha Tampa. This organic, all-natural brewed tea has probiotic and anti-inflammatory benefits and is available in 2 flavors- Hibiscus Berry & Fire Apple. It is produced in Tampa by founder & head brewer Wanda Aviles-Lopez.

WINE TASTINGS
ABC FINE WINE & SPIRITS
Do you love wine? So do we. Join us at one of these Central Florida wine tastings to sample 75+ fine wines, craft spirits, liquers & food. Look for Tampa-based Steve's Gourmet Olives wine-infused olives & Bloody Mary mixes there. They are pouring their Bloodies with French, ultra-premium Pigalle Vodka.  Cheers!

All events 6 - 8 pm, $10 at the door




SCHEDULE

Feb 9th - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Brandon, FL, wine tasting, Brandon Blvd,  6 - 8 pm
Feb 10th - Sampling Science, USF craft beer fundraiser, 6:30 - 10 pm, Oldsmar, FL 
Feb 11th - Fall in Love with Food Orlando, 12 - 4 pm, Lucky's Market Orlando, FL
Feb 13th - Fall in Love with Food Melbourne, 12 - 4 pm, Lucky's Market Melbourne, FL
Feb 16th - ABC Fine Wines West Tampa, wine tasting, Hillsborough Ave,  6 - 8 pm
Feb 22nd- Sprouts Market Grand Opening Tampa, FL, 7 am, Carrollwood
Feb 23rd - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Tampa, FL, wine tasting, Kennedy Blvd,  6 - 8 pm

January 2017

posted Jan 10, 2017, 2:13 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 3:31 PM ]


JANUARY NEWSLETTER



Happy 2017 from Moonbay Gourmet & Steve's Gourmet Olives! Hope your holidays were great. We are celebrating the grand opening of a gourmet grocery chain from Colorado this month, adding a gourmet brand to the family, celebrating a Gasparilla invasion in Tampa, and adding a new festival to the schedule. Keep up with all the news by subscribing to our Facebook Events.


Lucky's Market Grand Opening
Melbourne, FL

Colorado-based Lucky's Market has the highest quality farm-fresh produce, a delicious deli featuring chef-created foods, delectable craft sandwiches and a wide range of homemade selections. This is the 8th location in Florida and the 31st in the U.S.  They sell "organic for the 99%" and beer & wine by the glass. Their shopping carts even have a built-in cup holder for your favorite pint. Moonbay Gourmet will be conducting demos here along with these other great local brands.


The Serious Foodie

Introducing The Serious Foodie, a local artisan sauce company with a global view. Jim Pachence and his son Paul have created gourmet sauces that have been inspired by cuisines from around the world, using region-specific ingredients.  The Serious Foodie brings the complex art of gourmet sauces to the home kitchen with simple-to-use, healthy recipes. Come try them at Mazarro's on Jan 27th. 

Blackberry Patch

Blackberry Patch is based in Thomasville, GA, 20 minutes north of Tallahassee. All of their products are natural,and everything is made in small batches using no artificial ingredients, colorings or flavors. Come try their fruit syrups & salsas at Lucky's Market grand opening on Jan 12th in Melbourne. 

Gasparilla Party Pack
$26 - 2 for $45

Featuring a Steve's Gourmet Olives Bloody Mary mix & marinated olive plus a VooDoo Chef DIRT rub. Proudly combining the official Bloody Mary mix of the Krewe of Pandora, and a best seller from the VooDoo Krewe. Available at Safety Harbor Market on Main on Jan 15th, Gasparilla Tasting on Jan 20th, and Wine Tasting on Jan 26th. See schedule below. 


Schedule of Events

Wed, Jan 11- Lucky's Market Grand Opening, Melbourne, FL, McClain's Gourmet demo, 11 - 6 pm
Thurs, Jan 12- Lucky's Market, Melbourne, FL, Blackberry Patch demo, 9 - 2 pm
Sun, Jan 15th - Safety Harbor Market on Main, 10 - 3
Fri, Jan 20th- Gasparilla Tasting, ABC Fine Wines, Tito's Vodka, 430- 630 pm, Carrollwood store 
Thurs, Jan 26th - Wine Tasting, ABC Fine Wines, Westchase, 6 - 8 pm, $10 at door
Fri, Jan 27th - Mazarro's Tasting,  The Serious Foodie sauces, 1 - 5 pm, St Petersburg
Sat, Jan 28th - Kumquat Festival, Dade City, 9 - 5 pm, our tent will be at the Brass Tap, 37916 Pasco Ave 

2016-12-December

posted Dec 2, 2016, 9:02 AM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Dec 7, 2016, 5:07 PM by Susan Dodd ]




The holidays are here, don't panic. With a little care and cabernet, we will get through this together. Get out your calendars because there are several events in Tampa to knock out your shopping in one day. And with Cigar City Salsa, Intensity Academy & Voodoo Chef joining Steve's Gourmet Olives in the Moonbay Gourmet sandbox, there have never been so many choices. Of course, if you prefer to shop at home in your pajamas, just click here. Cheers!


Annual USF Craft Show


Seminole Heights Market



Safety Harbor Market on Main
Sun Dec 18th, 10 - 3 pm




Citrus Park Mall Pop Up


We are back at Citrus Park Mall this year at the kiosk near Starbucks. Bring your Naughty & Nice List and enter at Red Robin. Tues - Thurs, Dec 20 - 22nd, 10 am - 10 pm. 

Holiday Gifts

So your brother-in-law puts hot sauce on EVERYTHING? He likes to throw some burgers & dogs on the grill with a cold beer on the weekend? And you're wondering what to give him this year?


We've got just the gift for him! How about Intensity Academy Must Thai Mustard, Cigar City Salsa Mango Habanero salsa, Voodoo Chef Hot Wicked Onion Relish and Steve's Gourmet Olives beer-infused olives? See attachment for full holiday brochure. Feel free to contact me with any questions or requests.


Schedule of Event


Fri - Dec 9th - USF HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW, 9 - 3 pm, USF Health Breezeway
Tues - Dec 13th - HEC Network Holiday Party, Sunset Point Cinema, 12 - 4 pm
Sun - Dec 11th - SEMINOLE HEIGHTS MARKET, 10 - 2 pm, 
Sun - Dec 18th - SAFETY HARBOR MARKET ON MAIN, 10 - 3 pm
Tues - Thurs - Dec 20 - 22nd - CITRUS PARK MALL KIOSK, 10 am - 10 pm, near Starbucks

Relax, enjoy and make it a December to remember. We appreciate your friendship & support over the past 4 years. We are truly blessed, the rest will take care of itself. Happy holidays and looking forward to seeing you in 2017.

God Bless,
Susan & Steve Dodd



2016- 11 November

posted Nov 6, 2016, 5:13 PM by Susan Dodd


NOVEMBER 2016




The holidays are approaching. Love this time of year.... the parties, the stress, the deadlines.  Looking for recipes or gift ideas... we've got you covered. We are happy to announce that 3 more great local brands have joined Moonbay Gourmet. Along with Steve's Gourmet Olives, there are over 15 gourmet foods that will be available in a variety of gift sets this season. Join us at Tampa Bay Times Gift Market at the St Pete Coliseum Nov 19 & 20, 34th Annual Lutz Craft Show Dec 3rd & 4th, and Citrus Park Mall Kiosk Dec 20 - 22nd.













Intensity Academy sauces are all-natural, award winning gourmet and hot sauces. In the first 4 years of business, their products won 50 national awards. The product line consists of carrot based hot sauces and organic tea infused gourmet sauces. Created by The Saucy Queen, Michele Northrup, who has won numerous Working Woman of the Year and other awards. She is my mentor and has helped grow our business significantly over the last 2 years. Her motto "Creating flavors to make the world a saucier place to live... one bottle at a time."



Cigar City Smoked Salsa is owned by a group of local friends & associates based in Tampa, FL. Made with only the finest, all-natural, fresh ingredients.  All 5 flavors start with smoked tomatoes for a unique and delicious flavor.




Intense products with bold flavors & labels, just like owner Chef Erik Youngs, the Voodoo Chef. He is a Culinary Arts Instructor at Chamberlain High School with deep roots in the culinary community. He is also the founder of the newest krewe in the Gasparilla community. Look for his float in the parade and help support his mission of feeding the hungry through his new Voodoo Krewe. 

RECIPE



Gift Sets
Starting at $18






Great gifts for those Foodies on your list. Five gourmet gift sets combining 15 local gourmet products starting at $18. Free gift box and no sales tax. These gift sets will be sold at numerous holiday events & shows during November & December. See the events schedule below. Great gifts for clients and associates too.  Feel free to contact me directly, Susan Dodd, with any questions, 727 644-7500.



Events

Thur Nov 10 - WINE TASTING, 6 - 8 pm, ABC Fine Wines, 5810 Manatee Ave, $10 at door, Steve's Gourmet Olives and Cigar City Salsa

Sun Nov 13 - SEMINOLE HEIGHTS MARKET, 10 - 3 pm, all brands, gift sets

Wed Nov 16 - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Bank of Ozarks, 110 South Blvd, Tampa 33606, join us for holiday shopping, good friends & good cheer.  Free admission. All brands, gift sets.

Sat & Sun, Nov 19 & 20 - TB TIMES HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET, St Pete Coliseum, free admission, all brands, gift sets

Sun, Nov 27 - SAFETY HARBOR MARKET ON MAIN, 10 -3 pm, all brands, gift sets

Thur, Dec 1 - WWOTB THINK PINK HOLIDAY EVENT, 5 - 9 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall, tickets, all brands, gift sets

Thur Dec 1 - WINE TASTING, 6 - 8 pm, ABC Fine Wines, 14729 N Dale Mabry, Tampa, $10 at door, Steve's Gourmet Olives and Cigar City Salsa

Sat & Sun, Dec 3 & 4 - 34th LUTZ CRAFT SHOW, 10 - 5 pm, Keystone Prep School, 18105 Gunn Hwy, Odessa, FL 33556, free admission, all brands, gift sets.

Sun Dec 3 - HYDE PARK FRESH MARKET, 10 - 3 pm, all brands, gift sets

Dec 20 - 22 - CITRUS PARK MALL HOLIDAY KIOSK , 10 am - 10 pm, all brands, gift sets


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