Sunny Pizza opens across from USF near Boba House

The Foodies Club stopped by Sunny Pizza yesterday for a quick bite to eat. They recently opened next to the International “Boba House” on University Square Drive just minutes from campus and are accessible by the USF Bull Runner Route D.

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We ordered two San Francisco sourdough slices. The sourdough gives the crust an extra sour tastes that is reminiscent of a bread bowl. The cheese and toppings featured quality ingredients and you can taste that they use fresh tomatoes in their base instead of typical marinara.

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We also ordered a Jarritos Mandarin Soda. The total with the two slices was just $4.10 and Sunny’s currently has a deal for $1 slices as well as College Specials and delivers.

Sunny Pizza will be sponsoring us for our upcoming Foodies Club Meeting. Don’t miss it on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 from 5:45PM-7:15PM in MSC3709.

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Restaurant Name: Sunny Pizza

Address: 2770 University Square Drive Tampa, FL 33612

Phone: (813) 977-5500

Website: http://sunnypizzatampa.com/

Foodies Club FIRST Social @ Graffiti Junktion USF

Graffiti Junktion is a new burger bar that recently opened just minutes from USF on 56th Street. When we first checked it out during their soft opening, we just knew we had to have an event there…our first event for the Foodies Club at USF! The inside of Graffiti Junktion is awesome with designs covering all the walls. Sports fans can also enjoy watching the game on the various TVs spread around the restaurant and bar.

Specializing in burgers with names such as Iron City (Canadian bacon, egg, fries, American cheese, and onions) and Brotherly Love (peppers, onions, mushrooms, and provolone), most burgers are $10-$12 and served with french fries and are made fresh, never frozen. Wraps are also available for meat-conscious diners. Specials are held everyday of the week with Trivia Night Tuesdays and 1/2 off Appetizers Fridays from 4PM-7PM being two things that particularly caught our eyes.

Graffiti Junktion provided our members with complimentary samples of their Brotherly Love and Lone Star burgers, Graffiti wings, Turkey Graffito Wrap, Macho Nachos, and Zucchini Fries. Members were also able to order additional items at a 20% discount during our social. Some of the things members tried included the Buffalo Chicken Tots, Chili Cheese Fries, and Chocolate Cake.

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Our event was held in a private back room that can be rented for private parties or catering functions. Two dart rooms were available for play in the private room and the main stage setup is not too far from it as well. Music can also be played in the room or turned off depending on whether you are having a meeting or social function.

The management and staff were very friendly towards our group and we especially loved our waitress who handled our party that was moving around the room very well and who consistently made sure that we were having a positive experience.

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Our members used the hashtag #BullsLoveGraffiti to promote the event on Twitter and Instagram and to share their photos and feedback. On Twitter our tweets reached 7,167 people and 99,026 Twitter Timelines. See a full Twitter report on Hashtracking. See another report on Keyhole.

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We had a blast Graffiti Junktion USF and our members really enjoyed the food. The proximity of Graffiti to USF makes it a great contender for specials events and the assorted specials make it friendly towards college students. College students can also take comfort in the fact that Graffiti Junktion is open late from Monday-Sunday until 2AM.

Make sure to call ahead to make sure the kitchen is still open if you want to order food as the closing hours in the kitchen vary.

We are truly wishing Graffiti Junktion the best of luck at USF and hope everyone goes out to try them and give them a shot! We will be back soon!

Graffiti Junktion on Urbanspoon

Restaurant Name: Graffiti Junktion USF

Cuisine: American, Burgers

Address: 11401 56th Street Tampa, FL 33617

Phone Number: (813) 983-9000

Website: http://www.graffitijunktion.com/

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ue8XW4

Dining @ Cilantro Indian Restaurant. Garba Raas tonight!

Last night after a quick meeting, the Foodies Club checked out Cilantro Indian Cuisine on 56th Street just a few minutes from campus. Cilantro has a variety of Indian dishes. Some of the dishes we ordered included Butter Chicken (pictured below), Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Vindaloo, and Chicken Sag. For bread we ordered the Garlic Naan, Traditional Naan, and Chile Naan. For those of you that don’t know Naan bread is normally dipped in various Indian foods that you order. It’s delicious and helps fill you up. The food was tasty and a nice way to finish up the night.

Most dishes at Cilantro range from $10-$20 for dinner, but USF students with IDs will receive 15% off their order at the end of the meal and they also offer a lunch buffet that is $7.99 for students (date varies so call ahead). Cilantro is also able to host parties and private events, there was one happening during our visit just as an FYI if you love Indian food and are looking for an event to have.

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Restaurant Name: Cilantro Indian Cuisine

Address: 11009 N 56th Street Tampa, FL 33617.

Phone Number: 813-983-8220

Hours: Closed Mondays, Lunch Buffet:11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Tuesday-Sunday), Dinner 5:00 PM-10:00 PM (Tuesday-Sunday)

Website: http://www.tampaindianfood.com

On that note, tonight the Students of India Association – USF will host an event called Garba Raas at the Marshall Student Center Ballrooms at 6PM in collaboration with the American But Cultured Desis, Kushi Hona, Ahana, Bollywood Dance Club, Delta Phi Omega, and Delta Epsilon Psi. There will be FREE Food as well as additional items for sale with all proceeds going to charity. More info on the flyer below:

BTW remember to Join the Foodies Club on OrgSync: http://orgsync.com/98202/chapter