posted Sep 8, 2016, 5:10 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 5:28 AM ]

Hope your Labor Day wasn't washed out by Hermine. You are cordially invited to an indoor hot sauce festival in Largo THIS weekend. Weather be-darned. Wanted to introduce you to a local independent business making great products called Pirate Jonny's and get the word out about our new side business called Moonbay Gourmet. Have a great month, and hope to see you soon. Cheers! Susan &  Steve

Largo, FL
Sat 10 - 5 pm  Sun  11 - 4

The largest gourmet spicy food show in Florida. Located indoors and filled with vendors from across Tampa Bay and Florida with every kind of spicy concoction imagineable. Hot sauce competition, pepper eating contest, Spicy Lolly Lick-a-Thon, Favorite Vendor Competition and more. Come out and support your favorite brands. 

Local Spotlight

Introducing Pirate Jonny's, a Clearwater-based business started in 2010 by husband & wife team Jonathan & Terri Toner specializing in Caribbean-themed sauces, spices & rubs. They offer a host of award-winning products that are all natural, no preservatives, MSG free, gluten free and full of flavor. 

They have a website and Facebook page where photos & recipes can be found. Their products can be purchased in Winn Dixie, Whole Foods, Nutrition Smart, Giant Eagle, ACE Hardware and more. Come try Pirate Jonny's products at 2 Nutrition Smarts Sat, September 24th, 10 - 12 pm (Racetrack Rd store)  and 1 - 3 pm (N Dale Mabry store).  Try them again, along with Steve's Gourmet Olives, at Pierce Street Market in Clearwater on Oct 8th.


We recently have expanded our corporation, Moonbay Consulting, Inc, into Moonbay Gourmet. We now provide sales consulting services to local food &  beverage brands.   There are great local businesses that are growing and could use some help to support that growth. We offer complete on-site services like sales demos, delivery & inventory assessment, social media support and business network representation.  We are currently active in Hospitality, Entertainment & Cuisine Network,  Working Women of Tampa Bay, MGM Friends and Tampa Bay Parrotheads in Paradise.  Look for more info soon.


Schedule of Events

Sat & Sun - Sept 10-11th -  I Like if HOT! Festival - , Largo,  Sat 10-5, Sun  11 - 4, $5 admission, kids under 12 free, free parking,  largest gourmet spicy food show in Florida. Competition, vendors, music, family friendly

Sun - Sept 18th - SAFETY HARBOR MARKET ON MAIN - 10 - 2 pm

Thurs, Sept 22nd - WINE TASTING - ABC Fine Wines, 6- 8 pm,  Wesley Chapel, $10 at door

Sat, Sept 24th - ON-SITE DEMO - Pirate Jonny's Caribbean Sauces, Nutrition Smart, 10 - 12 pm (Race Track Rd store), and then 1 - 3 pm (N Dale Mabry store) 

Mon, Sept 26th - MONDAY NITE MOONLITE MARKET-  8 - midnite, Red Star Rock Bar, Seminole Heights

Sun, Oct 2nd - HYDE PARK MARKET - 10 - 3 pm

Thurs, Oct 6th - GEEK TO GLAM - fundraiser, PSCU, hosted by WITI to fund scholarships for females in tech