Posts in Food + Drink
Jacqueline Luhrs

LS Organics // IG.  A former professional dancer and current bikini pro, Jacqueline endured and overcame years of poor body image and living a lifestyle of constant “diets”.  She found healing mentally and physically when she changed her mentality and turned food into a tool to help her achieve her goals instead of battling it as an adversary. It is with this new view and healthy passion that she started LS Organics to provide others with the knowledge and power they need to live life to the fullest.

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Jennifer Bingham

Cru Cellars // IG. Jennifer is a Certified Sommelier and the owner of Cru Cellars, which has been in South Tampa for 8 years. Cru focuses on wines that you can drink everyday, with a full restaurant, retail shop & event space. Cru also has a spot at Armature Works in downtown Tampa where you can enjoy great wine & views of Tampa. Jen is passionate about bringing great wine to everyone, and you will usually see her with a glass of Gamay. When she's not drinking (working), she's with her husband and two kids.

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Julie Curry

Bake 'n Babes // IG.  Julie started Bake’n Babes Bakery in the local Tampa farmer’s markets as a fun hobby in 2013. The business grew and she opened their first storefront inside The Hall on Franklin on 2017. Bake 'n Babes specializes in all types of artisanal and handmade baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth, including Paleo and gluten-free alternatives. 

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Liz Anthony

Liz Anthony Nutrition // IG. Liz’s background comes from a passion for fitness and eating healthy. As a collegiate runner at the University of Tampa, she was frequently creating her own healthy sweet treats in her kitchen and giving them to teammates and colleagues. When she realized her passion, she pursed her masters degree in exercise science and nutrition. Our first product, Liz Anthony Protein Bites, was born in 2016. Liz’s passion for fitness and health helped connect her with locals and expand her love of supplying her customers with great tasting sweet treats and snacks. All products are locally made in sunny Tampa, FL.

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Rosana Rivera

Xilo Street Mexican // IG.  Rosana Rivera has been a successful entrepreneur and Chef in the Tampa Bay area for over 12 years. Chef Rosana is best known as one-half of the successful team behind Piquant, a French-inspired bakery & cafe, which operated from 2006 to 2018. She is a rare breed of both culinary artisan and successful entrepreneur. Born at the hem of three generations of Puerto Rican cooks, their love of food and country made an early impression on her. Chef Rosana has been featured in Tampa Bay Metro, Creative Loafing, Tampa Bay Times, and Friends of James Beard Foundation, winning several awards and business recognitions. In her spare time, she likes to travel, read, practice yoga, and dream up new culinary business adventures. She is currently focused on Xilo, a street Mexican concept located at The Hall on Franklin in Tampa Heights.

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Stella Sussmann

London Heights British Pub // IG. Stella is a Tampa Entrepreneur and loving mother to four girls. She is the Owner of Seminole Heights Spa, Co-Owner of London Heights British Pub, and collaborates part-time with her partner in Calvary Services Corp. She loves the Seminole Heights community and is a big contributor to the area. She has been a volunteer of the Heights Urban Core Chamber (HHUC) for many years now and is part of other Seminole Heights organizations focused on building the community. She is well known in the business community and networks with many of the business owners. She also loves to attend local events to get to know the Seminole Heights community as it continues to grow. With all this on her plate she still manages a household, helps in Calvary Services construction and takes care of 3 fur babies.

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Taylor Prater

Made Coffee // IG.  Taylor and her partner created Made Coffee to promote a healthy, active lifestyle and curate a portable beverage MADE for their Florida family. Made specializes in canning Cold Brew and Nitro Brew ready to drink coffee. Prater’s focus is on the quality of the liquid in the can and the beautiful aesthetic that surrounds it. Currently they’re in distribution to 80 retailers around Tampa Bay and Sarasota.

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