I'm a Kentucky kid, which means my childhood consisted of Coca-Cola, sweet tea and Kool-Aid. Even Pepsi was a bit exotic.

That's why Tampa has been such an eye opening experience for me. I've had some of the best food of my life here. Beverages, too. 

A while back, a server at Los Amigos in Ruskin recommended a Jarritos Tamarind with my meal. DAYUM! Shortly afterward, I stopped at a taco truck and sampled some other drinks I'd never had before. You've seen them...the big jugs of various fruit-based drinks. It's truly a new world for a kid from Lexington.

So, here's to new tastes and experiences. Thanks, Tampa, for being such a bubbling cauldron of cultural badassery!