Alternative Date Night!!
I would imagine walking down 15th street in Tampa’s Ybor district feels very much like walking the art district in New York City. Even from two blocks away you can hear the sunset drum circle, as a couple walks briskly to watch the action; the woman’s skirt floating in the air as she clings tightly to her partner.
No, this Twilight event has nothing to do with vampires or werewolves (Team Jacob).
It’s an outdoor/indoor market open to the public, which offers baked goods, live music, and fresh organic and eco-friendly ready to eat options.
What I found inspiring was that everything onsite was provided by local vendors.
Hey Mon Caribbean Cooking Magic carried several choices for marinades ranging from what he calls a friendly hot (not so friendly if you can’t handle spicy) to a pineapple/orange sweet sauce. ($5 a bottle)
Amanda Williams from The Alligator Pear served a mouth watering Korean beef rice bowl with blueberry lemonade (about $8 for the meal) and for dessert Kael’s Cupcake had an assortment of flavors from coffee, lemon zest, banana, and strawberry ($4 for a box).
Upon making your way out don’t forget to stop by the Queen of Expression. This madam deals in numerology and unlike Ms. Cleo you’re sure to get a good reading for a fair price (donations accepted).
The Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605