A Walk Around Geno’s Happy Place In St. Pete

Before heading to the Rays game, I stopped off at my happy place. You know how they say “go to a happy place in your head”? I don’t have to imagine. Mine is an actual building. Mazzaros in St. Petersburg is my home away from home. The smells of the spices, wines, cheeses, deli, bakery…Continue reading “A Walk Around Geno’s Happy Place In St. Pete”

How To Make the Columbia Restaurant’s 1905 Salad

Lettuce, tomato, ham, Swiss cheese, olives, salad dressing, Romano cheese, Worcestershire sauce and lemon. Easy right? This is the only salad you’ll ever see me eat as a meal. Here are the official step by step directions on how to make a 1905 Salad. If you can recreate that Ybor magic at home, I haveContinue reading “How To Make the Columbia Restaurant’s 1905 Salad”

My Newest Trader Joes Addiction: Coffee Milk

Not a fan of waiting in line for a $5 cup of coffee, waiting for your Keurig or coffee maker, or just not a fan of hot beverages on a humid Tampa morning? Me either. For years, I’ve bought those Starbucks Frappuccino bottles you get at Publix. They’re about $6 for a 4 pack. NoContinue reading “My Newest Trader Joes Addiction: Coffee Milk”

Why Florida Loved Anthony Bourdain

You know why we loved Anthony Bourdain? Because there’s no way Gordon Ramsay would go to Waffle House. For a guy who traveled the world and ate every conceivable delicacy from scrumptious to revolting, the fact that Anthony showed some serious love to Waffle House is everything. He was well-traveled, well-spoken… but he’d still beContinue reading “Why Florida Loved Anthony Bourdain”

2 Snacks You Will Find In Canada But Nowhere In Tampa

I just got back from a long weekend up north visiting friends. I started in Boston and went up to Montreal. If you ever go, there are 2 items I need you to try. You’ll hate me for introducing them to you because you can’t get them here in Florida, no matter how hard youContinue reading “2 Snacks You Will Find In Canada But Nowhere In Tampa”

The “Nights With Geno” Podcast

I’m finally doing it. I’m one of those radio elitist dweebs who’s always said podcasts are for people who want to be on the radio who can’t make it on the radio. But it took a few great podcasts to get my mind reset on the whole thing. And now that I’ve done a fewContinue reading “The “Nights With Geno” Podcast”

2 Perfect Pinellas Pizzas

Last year when I moved over to the Pinellas side of Tampa Bay, I complained that all the good pizza was on the Hillsborough side. Thank you to some listener suggestions, I have retracted that statement. There are 2 worthy of my endorsement. Got one you think can de-throne these 2? Leave it in theContinue reading “2 Perfect Pinellas Pizzas”

The 2 New Funnel Cakes Coming To Florida State Fair and Florida Strawberry Festival

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Geno (@genoradio) Mama Jane is back in Tampa with two new funnel cakes for fair season. Up first, she’ll be at the Florida State Fair debuting her new Banana Frenkel Funnel Cake. Then she’s off to Plant City where you can try her loaded baked potatoContinue reading “The 2 New Funnel Cakes Coming To Florida State Fair and Florida Strawberry Festival”

Where To Find The Best Chicken Parmesan in St. Pete

Some beautiful pictures from my lunch yesterday. If you ever need to bribe me or make me forget you owe me $100, bring me chicken parm. You’ll find the best chicken parm at Italia Mia, a hidden little dive inside a strip mall on MLK at 1165 62nd Avenue North in St. Petersburg. It’s notContinue reading “Where To Find The Best Chicken Parmesan in St. Pete”