Friday evening a buddy of mine and I met up with about a dozen friends at SOHO Sushi on Kennedy Blvd in Tampa...they moved to this location less than a year ago from their spot on South Howard Avenue...still a very nice, small place, with a sushi bar in the back, we had a large table amongst us all. And there move did not deter their quality...still GREAT Sushi, and also Japanese Items from the menu as well....the owner is the son of my other favorite Sushi establishment in Tampa, Yoko's.
Saturday was the annual "Quest for Hope" Ultimate Tampa Bay Scavenger Hunt to benefit the Tampa Childrens Cancer Center. There were 35 teams of 5 this year, and from 6pm t0 10pm, Channelside and Ybor were invaded...Some of the over 100 antics and establishments we visited included - Margarita Mama's(which has the WORST food, service and cocktails btw), had us drop hot peppers down one flight in the person's mouth below; dressing up a stranger as a girl and serenading the Pussy Cat Dolls "Dont Cha"; Finding Al Kuplinski in Hooter's; Hot Dog easting contest and singing "I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Weiner"; Drinks and Ring Toss at Stumps; Howling at a 'Moon' or someones moon; Killing Cancer with Paintball; Dressing up as Robots and wrestling; Flinging women's underwear to the ceiling in Coyote Ugly; Getting Momma to spank us in Reservoir Bar; Singing "Its Raining Men" in Spurs; Doing the Choo Choo Conga line through Streetcar Charlies; ,much much more...but it ended with a great party with buffet and open bar at the Historic Ritz theater in Ybor, where our team came is 2nd place!!
Afterwards we ended the night at the 28th annual 'Tropical Heatwave' taking place at 6 different venues in Ybor City, catching Trombone Shorty, and a few other GREAT acts...
Its a short week...taking off for the North Carolina Mountains on Thursday for the long Memorial Day Weekend!