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Cheap Eats: Burger 21

Cheap Eats: Burger 21

Tampa, Florida - If you normally don't consider yourself a burger fan, you must not have been introduced to Westchase's newest joint, Burger 21, yet. 

One burger bite and you'll walk out the biggest beef-pusher around.  This owner-described "grown-up" spot goes through big changes on the 21st of every month, keeping it interesting for those who frequent.  Even the "Burger 21" and the milkshake menu change (monthly) and a percentage of sales are donated to local charities. 

They're located in The Avenue at Westchase, so unless you're already out shopping you may have a bit of a drive ahead of you.  But, let me tell you, it's well worth it.

Read the full Metromix.com review: Burger 21

Sneak Peek at new Hard Rock Cafe

Sneak Peek at new Hard Rock Cafe

Tampa, FL - The new Hard Rock Cafe opens tomorrow, December 21st just in time for the final holiday push and New Years Eve. Our Metromix team got to check out the new restaurant during its "Media Day" event. Check out a sneak peak of the new restaurant at Metromix.com.

The 17,500 sq. ft. Hard Rock Cafe Tampa is located in the northwest corner of the casino complex. The Cafe features a new outdoor patio and bar. The cafe will also have three state-of-the-art technology features where guests can interact with memorabilia from Hard Rock International’s world-renowned collection of rock ‘n roll memorabilia.

Eco-friendly pizza chain heading to Westchase

Eco-friendly pizza chain heading to Westchase

Westchase, FL -- Growing national pizza chain Pizza Fusion has announced its two newest locations in the Tampa Bay area, and one is joining the Westchase neighborhood.

This innovative all-organic pizza chain, based out of Fort Lauderdale, is set to open at 9556 West Linebaugh Avenue, the previous location of a Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  Eco-friendly to the extreme, the unique brand prides itself on using recycled pizza boxes, hybrid delivery cars, and all organic ingredients.  "Saving the Earth one pizza at a time," Pizza Fusion even has silverware made from potatoes instead of plastic!  Featuring dine-in, carryout, and delivery, this one-of-a-kind pizza place should bring an environmentally conscious edge to the neighborhood.

Flavors of Tampa Bay: First Choice Southern BBQ

Flavors of Tampa Bay: First Choice Southern BBQ

Tampa, Florida - A line of hungry customers lining up outside your restaurant is a really good sign that you are doing something right. From 11 a.m. until about 1 p.m. that's what you will find. The good news is that the line moves fast.

First Choice Southern BBQ, owned by Roger Storr, has created a loyal following after producing top notch barbecue for the past 18 years. Try some Smoked Pork, Ribs or Chicken with a side of Collard Greens or spicy Mac and Cheese.

The sauce is as important as the meat, and both are outstanding. Storr is the only person who knows what goes into the sauce. His customers want him to start selling it by the bottle, but he say's that he is not in the sauce business, he's in the bar-b-que business.

First Choice BBQ has two locations:

10113 Adamo Dr., Tampa
(813) 621-7434

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Inside look: Zen Bistro

Inside look: Zen Bistro

Westchase, FL - Zen Bistro, a minimalistic but upscale sushi bar popular with a hip crowd that ranges from single professionals and young couples to celebrities and professional athletes hopes for good karma with a new late-night endeavor that adds rock to its rolls. Now in its sophomore year, Zen, located in Westchase Town Center in Westchase, has put a new spin on Friday nights, adding a rotating roster of DJs to its menu.