7 yummy plates to try from YO! Sushi Tampa

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Looking for a fun, new sushi experience in Tampa? Look no further, as YO! Sushi offers many great sushi plates at a low, affordable cost, all while being served on a conveyer belt! Here are some of their best options.

1. The Ginza Roll

What’s better than sushi? Nothing! Just kidding, but all jokes aside the Ginza Roll is a classic roll with fresh salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber inside topped with a bit of caviar, teriyaki, sriracha and mayo.

2. Salmon Steam Bun

This Salmon Steamed Bun was a personal favorite among Foodie members! This plate included house-pickled red onions and kimchi marinated salmon all stuffed inside a soft Hirata bun.

3. Takoyaki

A native favorite! Octopus filled dough balls, topped with mayonnaise, bonito, and their pickled red onions.

4. Garlic Ramen

The Sesame Garlic Ramen literally speaks for itself- yummy sesame broth filled with ramen and topped with scallions, nori, garlic sesame oil and more!

5. Poke Bowl

The Poke Bowls are one of the newest additions to the YO! Sushi menu. You can choose from three different types: chicken, tuna, and tofu. These plates are also filled with sesame oil, house-pickled red onions, and more!

6. Chicken Katsu

The Chicken Katsu was one of my personal favorites as I am a HUGE chicken fan! This plate included a juicy chicken thigh lightly breaded with a Japanese panko and topped with a delicious fruity tonkatsu sauce.

7. Spicy Seafood Udon

Last but certainly not least, the Spicy Seafood Udon Noodle! This delicious bowl was filled with shrimp, salmon, squid and veggies inside of a spicy kimchi broth served with your choice of udon noodles or rice.

Food Truck Rally Friday Feb. 20th @ Venue at North Campus

Come out this Friday, February 20th to the Venue at North Campus (13702 N. 42nd Street Tampa, FL 33613) from 1:00PM-6:00PM for a food truck rally. The Foodies Club at USF will be partnering up with the Venue at North Campus for this event.

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Enjoy FREE FOOD tickets when you RENEW or SIGN for Fall 2015 – 1 FREE Meal to all first time tours this week, 2 FREE Meals to anyone who signs a lease with The Venue as well as Food Truck Rally Tanks, koozies, sunglasses, there will be a few DJ’s on site and carnival games for free!

Call (813) 443-8240 to schedule your tour at the Venue and get a free meal ticket!

Participating food trucks courtesy of Generation Food Truck:

See you Friday!

Foodies Club Social + Burrito Eating Competition @ Qdoba Mexican Grill

The Foodies Club will be teaming up with Qdoba Mexican Grill (5001 East Fowler Ave. Tampa, FL 33617) on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 from 5PM-8PM for a social and Burrito Eating Competition. Samples will be served by Qdoba Mexican Grill and discounts given on all things ordered by the Foodies Club at USF.

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Burrito competition rules:

  • Teams shall consist of 4 people
  • Team names and registration must be sent to USFFoodiesClub@gmail.com!
  • The competition shall be a time-based competition, each team will be supplied with 4 burritos in relay format. The team with the lowest total time will win a year’s supply of burritos from Qdoba Mexican Grill*
  • The first 5 teams to sign-up will be FREE (5 teams are already registered)
  • Regular team admission cost will be $15 total per team

Use #QdobaUSF on Twitter/Instagram during the event for a chance to win a gift card from Qdoba!

Follow Qdoba on Twitter @QdobaCFL and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/QdobaTampa

Follow the Foodies Club on Twitter @USFoodies and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usffoodies

Join the Foodies Club on OrgSync! http://orgsync.com/98202/chapter

*One burrito a month for 12 months

MOSI presents Einstein on Food & Wine 2015

Einstein on Food & Wine 2015 is a celebration of the senses that showcases the delicious and diverse cuisine of Tampa Bay alongside the palate pleasers of winemakers from around the country. The event will occur on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 starting at 8PM (GA).

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This year’s event will feature a tremendous variety of wine, a beer garden, celebration of the senses throughout the science center, samplings from top local restaurants, restaurant competition, live entertainment, and a charity auction all for a significant cause, the education programs at MOSI. MOSI being right across the street from USF, we at the Foodies Club want to offer our support!

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, the host sponsor, will feature more than 120 vintners with a variety of wines, including reds, whites, champagnes, domestic and imported. Delicious food and desserts from more than 30 different local restaurants will be featured including Texas de Brazil, Benedetto’s, Timpano, and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse along with a variety of food trucks.

This event is strictly for those ages 21+. If you’re interested in volunteering and of age contact Libby Hopkins, their Volunteer Program Manager at Libby.Hopkins@mosi.org.

USF Foodies Club members can receive a discount of $60 (normally $85) for the event by calling 813-987-6000 and mentioning you are part of the USF Foodies Group.

Einstein on Food & Wine is sponsored in part by Bay Area Medical Resources, Inc., Service Systems Associates, Macy’s, the Florida Education Fund, and Molly Demeulenaere.

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