Where to Find the Best Burgers in Tampa Bay? Isn’t this the question every new Tampa Bay resident asks upon moving here?
In this post I am going to focus on where to find the best hamburgers in Tampa Bay. I have had some good burgers in the bay area and only a couple have stood out as above average. I will be revisiting these places and trying new ones in the quest to find the best hamburgers in Tampa Bay. I will be using some past postings from food critics and social media sources as reference but if I see or hear of a place that may have an extraordinary hamburger, I am gonna try it and document it for you. So keep checking back and I will keep eating so you know where in your neighborhood you can find the best hamburgers in Tampa Bay.
Above is The Mafioso Burger from the Bacon Boss food truck with some of the crispiest tater tots in Tampa. The pink sauce is a sauce that is unique to The Bacon Boss truck for dipping fries and tots. The Bacon Boss menu describes this burger as a Frisco style burger infused with bacon and topped with American cheese, grilled onions and BBQ mayo. In my opinion, the burger is tasty and bacony with a sweet flair form the BBQ sauce. This burger is $9 and comes to about $12 in a combo form with tots or fries and a drink. Other notable items from this truck are the Lucky Luciano BBBLT (my go to), the Bugsy Burger if you are looking for a more traditional bacon burger and the Fat Tony Tater Tots covered in mac and cheese and of course, bacon.
Bacon Boss is a Tampa Bay area food truck that is very distinctive and is dedicated to Everyone’s first love, BACON. I admit, I have a bacon problem and Bacon Boss is always a friendly supplier of my pork habit. You can find Bacon Boss online here baconbossfl.com . On their site you will find a menu, schedule of appearances and more information about the truck.
Gaspar’s Patio and Grille in Temple Terrace:
One evening when some friends were visiting from Seattle we were looking for somewhere to go for dinner. As I read off the list of various area restaurants we could not find one without an objection to at least one person in the group. When I called Gaspar’s the bar tender who answered the phone told us of the shrimp po-boy special they had that night and told us they are open until 3am . Gaspar’s also has a full bar and a good selection of local beers.
On this day, we had a dozen oysters, cheese sticks and I of course ordered the hamburger. The great thing is, on Sunday’s Gaspar’s has a $6.99 hamburger special that comes with fries. You can sub tots for .75 more. The waitstaff is friendly and I would put money on them having your favorite game on one of the numerous tv monitors, if not, just ask.
But I want to get to the meat of our this post, the hamburger. As I bit into the burger, there was a crispness to the patty and a flavor to the meat that brought back memories of hamburgers past. This was the taste and texture of the family vacation burger that you have at an unknown stop on the road that you will compare other burgers to. The meat was tasty and cooked to order as medium. The burger is served “All The Way”with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles mustard and mayo. You also have your choice of American, Swiss, Jack or Gouda cheese. If you just order the burger, and don’t specify the cheese, it will come with American. I suggest the American cheese, it goes well with the burger.
I thought, I was enjoying this burger so much because I was with good friends and we were having such a good time. That was not the case, we had a great time however; I had to go back and try the burger knowing it would not be as good. I was wrong, it was just as good, and it continues to be as good each time I go back.
Remember, check back here often or follow me on twitter @keithdflynn to know when I update the site and this list of deliciosness.
Do you know where to find the best hamburgers in Tampa Bay? Where is your favorite burger in the Tampa Bay area? I want to hear about it in the comments section below. Point me to a great burger and I will let everyone know right here.
What Obsession is right for you?
Are you wanting to be successful in your career? With your family? With your kids? With being happy? Why not every aspect mentioned above and more? If you decide to be obsessed and make yourself successful in these area’s this book will serve as a guideline on how to do it.
If you have never read a book by or you are unfamiliar with Grant Cardone, you are in for a roller coaster ride for sure. I would suggest getting the audio book, I use Audible. In his audio books, Grant reads them himself and tends to go off in a diatribe sometimes which is both entertaining and sometimes some of his best content. Grant reads with the energy that conveys to his listener that he is obsessed with you getting all you can out of Be Obsessed or Be Average.
Again, if you don’t know about Grant and are the politically correct touch feely type. this book could possibly trigger you and make you run for your university’s safe place. You will hear what we as Americans do not hear enough of. An unapologetic push for Capitalism and a need to get rid of those employees not constantly performing at the top of their game or bringing opportunities to the organization. Grant does use himself as a example throughout the book, the book afterall is illustrating how Grant created his 10X Superlife by being obsessed. You will look at the information in Be Obsessed or Be Average as a true game plan.
I would love to hear about what you thought about this book. Please leave a comment in the comment section. Or, tell me what you think about it on twitter.
Thanks for reading,
Stockpile has created what I believe to be the easiest way to Stockpile Stocks Easy, Cheap and on Your Budget for yourself and for gifts!
You would like to teach your kids about investing using the stocks of high profile companies they are interested in but a share of stock is over several hundred dollars and out of reach for an investment lesson?
Not anymore! There is now a way for you to invest within your budget no matter how small and a simple way for you to purchase stocks for your children, Grandchildren, nieces and nephews. It’s called Stockpile. And you can literally invest any amount you want by purchasing fractions of stocks. So, if you want to put $25 into a share of Amazon, you can. If you want to break down that $25 into several stocks, you can! You figure out what you would like to buy and then go for it.
How much does it cost? Would you believe only .99 per trade? Yes only .99 to buy or sell your stock. No monthly fees and no account minimums. Stockpile is by far the most convenient and most affordable way to purchase stocks through self directed investing that I have come across.
The sign up process is easy and takes only a couple of minutes and you do not have to have an account to buy a stock gift card for a gift. If you plan to trade stocks on the Stockpile platform you will need to link a bank account for easy purchase and receipt of funds after you sell shares when you decide to do so.
Imagine getting the children in your life interested in trading stocks at a young age. Maybe some of them will turn out to be the next Warren Buffett.
Let’s look a little further into how buying fractional shares of a stock work. I am writing this on April 19th 2016. as of the close of the stock market a share of Amazon stock closed at $627.90. Now, if you had $50 to invest earlier today and you want to buy part of an Amazon share. After you set up your account on Stockpile and have funded your account with at least $51.00 you can then choose to buy $50 worth of Amazon and the trade will cost you .99. Your stock price will be the price at the close of the day when you place your order so, your price in this example would have been $627.90. With your $50 investment would yield you 7.9% of one share of Amazon stock. It may not make you a stock tycoon just yet, but you are now on your way.
If you combine these small purchases with the investment strategy known as dollar cost averaging, over time you could have several shares of stock in high profile hot companies. Dollar cost averaging is simply investing the same amount of money in a market over a period of time on a steady basis. An example would be investing $25 per month in Apple over the course of several years. The reason for Dollar Cost Averaging is two fold. One, it is investing with your monthly budget in this example and two, it will even out the risks from stock highs and lows as you invest. Some months you may get a smaller fraction of a share and other months you may get more with your $25 investment. It all depends on the price of the stock when your order is completed.
I would love to hear your thoughts on how you think Stockpile will do in the e-commerce marketplace of trading platforms. Do you think Stockpile will allow for you to Stockpile Stocks Easy, and on Your Budget? Please leave a comment below.
Thanks for visiting,
I am looking to meet with Disabled Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. I want you to be the example for other disabled individuals.
If you are a disabled individual who is a business owner or entrepreneur, please get in contact with me either through commenting on this post, my facebook page or my twitter account. I may want to speak with you and interview you about your business and the struggles and challenges you have faced as a business owner with a disability. If we connect, I will gladly give you a mention or promote your business through this blog and other social media to show my appreciation.
I have been given the exciting opportunity of presenting to a group of people within the disability community this June in Orlando Florida. My presentation will focus on finding out if owning a business is a good alternative to other types of employment or disability for people with disabilities. Even though, most information will apply to anyone who has an interest in business ownership, I am trying to concentrate on business ownership by individuals who are disabled.
The main focus of this presentation will be the ability for an individual to identify if they are a good candidate to start their own business. They will also see there are different levels of businesses they can be involved in.
I would like to bring to the audiences attention the various levels of business that individuals with disabilities could get involved in depending on their level of interest, experience and experience. Individuals will realize they can get involved in business with little to no cost with reputable work at home companies all the way up to running multi-million dollar enterprises. With the technological advances we have seen in the past two decades, the possibilities are limitless.
Small Business Ownership is the Future:
With the growth of the shared economy and companies such as Uber and AirBnb, it is now easier than ever to take an automobile or a spare bedroom and start producing income on your own. The entrepreneurial spirit is growing every day again in this country and around the world. This is a great thing, especially for those individuals with disabilities.
Behind every successful business is a problem that is being solved for it’s customers. Especially today with internet and niche marketing this is more important than ever. People will Google their problems looking for solutions and the more specific the answer you have for their inquiry, the closer you are to a sale. This is how businesses today find success.
The above criteria for business success is what makes it a fertile environment for those with disabilities to start a business and succeed rather than looking to jobs as income options.
As far as solving problems, what better than for people with disabilities to find solutions for their every day challenges and share that discovery with the world through products and services that can make their customer’s life better. This is the pure essence of being an entrepreneur.
Going forward with future posts on this blog, I will be using it to highlight some points that will lay out why I conclude that owning a business could be a a better fit for individuals with disabilities than a traditional job.
Again, I am looking to meet Disabled Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. Lets get to know each other and network, together we can help each other succeed.
Have a great day,
Or so I have heard. I am extremely excited to go to the 2016 Bay Area Renaissance Festival (Website) this weekend at MOSI in Tampa. I have heard many good things from past attendees and I have watched them prepare for it since the beginning of the year. I pass by this site many times during the week, I have watched props being readied and tents being put up. There is a lot of work and preparation that goes into this and it looks to be huge.
Looking at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival (Website), it has a long history of 38 years and many options for entertainment.
I will mainly be looking forward to seeing the artisans and browsing the jewelry that is for sale. I really admire the past styles of jewelry and the look of antique jewelry. It will be interesting to see what is there.
I will be taking pics and possibly videos as I explore the Renaissance festival. I will be sure to post after I return.
After my first visit to a Renaissance Festival,
I am very impressed. The attendees are there to play their part as well as the vendors, craftspeople and entertainers. I don’t think it is the place to showcase merchandise from my company Flynn Jewelry but I did enjoy browsing the vendor sections which features a lot of affordable jewelry. I did notice a common theme among the jewelers offering Peruvian stone and silver jewelry (I have included and example photo below). This was something I sold on the west coast about 10 years ago. I had customers who loved it and I am glad to see it is appreciated by the Renaissance crowd. This jewelry goes well with many of the costumes and dresses.
Valentines Day 2016 is Sunday February 14th, 2016. Are you ready? Did you find that special gift for your love? If not take a look at our downloadable Valentines Day 2016 Catalog by visiting my Flynn Jewelry website.
You will find ideas for Males and Females. There are some really great ideas to make this Valentines Day a day to remember for the rest of her life.
If you still need more help on deciding what to get him or her, I would be more than glad to discuss this with you. I am always available for consultations and custom jewelry advice and help.
Some of the hotter items for Valentines Day 2016 are:
Arrow shaped Jewelry
Infinity symbol shaped jewelry
and of course the always popular variety of heart shaped jewelry.
Visit flynnjewelry.com for more information or contact me directly if I can be of assistance.
Keith D. Flynn
Dog lovers, look at this dog paw pendant. Available in white gold, yellow gold or rose gold. A matching gold necklace is included. Made at time of order, this will be the perfect Christmas gift for that dog lover in your life. For more dog lovers jewelry, contact me, there are several other options available. And of course I have something for the cat lovers too. 🙂
Are you asking what is 10X and why should I care? I was, I saw this 10X thing everywhere, I said oh great, another sales and business buzzword, the new “paradigm shift” for this decade.
I was skeptical until I met Grant Cardone via You Tube.
I was searching for sales training videos online and I kept coming to the same person, Grant Cardone. Each one of his You Tube videos would teach me something an had value. I liked his style and then I found out he had a lot of videos on real estate. I was looking at properties at the time and his advice in these you tube was valuable.
After watching a few of Grant’s videos a week I decided to download The 10X Rule on Audible and give it a try. I rarely say this about any book or any author but Grant Cardone and The 10X Rule changed my life! And, I was soon to find out he is changing lives for the better every day.
So what the heck is The 10X Rule exacltly? Well, in Grants words in the introduction of the book, it is the formula to increase and reach your current goals by 10 times. That’s right, if your goal is to make one million dollars before retirement, you are going to want to make 10 million dollars before retirement and understand how you can do it after reading The 10X Rule. I would also be willing to be that after you read the book, retirement will not even be on your mind you will be so pumped about reaching your goals.
10 X is about massive action, it requires setting the right target, estimating the mandatory amount of effort needed and operating at the right level of actions are the only things that will lead to your success. 10X will teach you how to operate at new and higher levels than you ever thought were possible.
Simply according to Grant The 10X Rule is the one thing that will guarantee you will get what you want in amounts greater than you ever thought was possible.
I am re-reading The 10X Rule, I need a refresher and I need to take better notes. Grab your copy and follow along with me. I want you to comment with your thoughts on The 10X Rule in the comments. I will respond and we can discuss the book and help each other achieve the 10X Rule in every aspect of our life. I am listening to the audio book on Audible, not sure if the paper book chapters are different.
Chapter One: Who Grant and what The 10X Rule is.
Chapter Two: Why your goals will take 10 times more effort and cost 10X than you plan for.
Chapter Three: What is Success
Chapter Four: Success is Your Duty 9/28/15 Update
Success is my ethical duty, obligation and responsibility.
When success is approached this way, life, actions and results start to shift.
There is no such thing as an overnight success. Success always comes as a result of earlier actions. One cannot wake up today and be successful, the groundwork needs to be laid months and mostly tears beforehand.
Success requires massive actions and proper actions to achieve the goals of success.
Successful people are not lucky, successful people create their own luck. Successful people appear to be successful because they are prepared to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
My favorite part of this chapter is when Grant states that success comes as a result as your mental and spiritual preparedness. This is representative of what we have all heard “your attitude decides your altitude”, no matter how corny that saying is, it is true.
Chapter Five: There is No Shortage of Success 9/29/2015 Update
The premise of this chapter is to show you that there is no shortage of success, just because someone else has great success does not limit the success of someone else. Success is not a resource, it is not like diamonds, gold or platinum which are finite.
There will never be a lack or shortage of success because each person can create their own success.
Grant uses the media as an example in his book and how they try to use scare tactics by perpetuating the ideas that there are shortages on certain things, scarcity and limited resources. He also points our how politicians use this tactic as well in their campaigns. Politicians and media use the story line “if you have something, I can’t have it”. This is how politicians work to divide us (and it seems to have worked). Both of these entities seem to do their best to highlight that the citizens cannot take care of themselves because of the shortages and scarcity of resources and they can do a better job providing it for you. Making you feel your chances of getting “your share” is more remote.
This also can be seen in political and religious discussions with others. Think about any recent political or religious discussions you have had recently. Grant theorizes that these discussions lead to arguments and disagreements because they suggest shortages at the core of the conversation. This carries the theme that if one group wins, the other must lose.
In success and business there are no limits, to be successful you must think limitless. Just because there is someone in the marketplace who is successful, this does not limit your ability to be successful. If this were the case Apple would have never risen in the shadows of Microsoft.
As I find more reasons to listen to this chapter each time I listen to it, I want to stop here, I have covered the premise and I don’t think Grant Cardone wants me writing a mini book. My intention with this post is to encourage you to get the book and show you the basic premise behind The 10X Rule. I also want to share with you some things I have gotten form this book. I know a lot of people who are in the mentality of scarcity and limits when it comes to success. It is very difficult to see. I am no where near where I want to be in life however, a change in mindset will help. I changed my mindset about this years ago, if you have a business and have a limited mindset you will never achieve what you want to achieve. There are several people in my life who have noticed a change since I have read this book, they have approached me with questions about how I am so driven and how they can maybe start a business. I have told each of them I will gladly try and show them the way however, it will take a change in their life, mainly in their thinking.
Chapter Six: Assume Control of Everything (Don’t Be a Little Bitch) Grant’s definition of a Bitch is someone who complains, whines and makes excuses instead of taking the actions necessary to accomplish what they need to get done. Update 9/30/2015:
This might be my favorite chapter in the book, Grant and I see eye to eye on a major problem with people who are seeking success but are just spinning their wheels. They do not take responsibility not only for their actions but for what they perceive happens to them. Grant suggest that in order to be successful, take responsibility for everything in your life, even the things that you think you don’t control like the electricity going out or a fender bender where someone hits you from behind. These situations could be avoided by a generator and leaving earlier, later or closing deals earlier.
For me the most powerful line in this chapter is, “if you are the problem, then you are the solution.” This simply means that if you take responsibility for everything, you can fix everything in your life to make your own success.
Luckily my mother and father taught my brother, sister and I a large sense of responsibility and how to look towards the future with the decisions we made. Unfortunately, I played the woe is me victim for the early stages of my adult life. I made excuses and blamed other events and situations for my less than desirable situations and positions in life. Until I really tried to understand cause and effect, and realize that the current me is a product of the actions I have taken the previous years. I then started taking actions to improve my situation, accept responsibility and started taking actions to become the person I respected and wanted to be. It has been a long journey and there is room for improvement every day.
If you find yourself blaming others, finding that a “situation or circumstance” has you “stuck” in a certain place in life well, to quote Grant, “don’t be a little bitch”.
Take responsibility right now, take an action immediately to start correcting the situation. Read The 10X Rule, need help, email me and I will get you in contact with people or resources who can help guide you. Once you realize that you are ultimately responsible for you and your family, and no outside influences like the government or charity will really get you out of your situation, your life will change dramatically.
Chapter Seven: Four Degrees of Action (There are no Shortcuts)
There are four degrees of action in which everyone can decide to take, these four actions are as follows:
1. Take no action
3. Take normal amounts of action
4. Take massive action
To be at 10X levels you must take massive amounts of action!
Chapter Eight: Average is a Failing Formula
Chapter Nine: 10X Goals
Chapter Ten: Competition is for Sissys
Chapter Eleven: Breaking out of the Middle Class
Chapter Twelve: Obsession Isn’t a Disease, it’s a Gift
Chapter Thirteen:Go All in and Over-commit
Chapter Fourteen: Expand, Never Contract
Chapter Fifteen: Burn the Place Down
Chapter Sixteen: Fear is the Great Indicator
Chapter Seventeen: The Myth of Time Management
Chapter Eighteen: Criticism is a Sign of Success
Chapter Nineteen: Customer Satisfaction is the Wrong Target
Chapter Twenty: Omnipresence
Chapter Twenty One: Excuses
Chapter Twenty Two: Successful or Unsuccessful
Chapter Twenty Three: Getting Started With 10X