Ann Kellys Kitchen 

Goody Goody Is Open

  • 4:08 am Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

This is a direct quote from my Facebook friend Tony Zappone regarding the level of excitement surrounding the opening of Goody Goody – “Congratulations to Richard Gonzmart and Michael Kilgore, the men responsible for getting more publicity for the opening of Goody Goody in Hyde Park than NASA received during the first man-on-the-moon landing.”  That’s so true. We are obsessed here in Tampa Bay with the brand that disappeared from the food scene eleven years ago, but was never far from our hearts. But Goody Goody is officially open, original sign and all, at the corner of Swann and Dakota. Michael [More]

Chef Art Smith Brings “Homecoming” To Disney Springs

  • 9:58 am Saturday, August 20th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Whatever your definition of comfort food might be there’s a very good chance you’ll find it at one of the newest dining additions at Disney Springs. Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Restaurant has the Southern touch that makes you want to sit for more than a spell and forget something like calories exist. Art is a sixth-generation Floridian and has a love affair of his own with Disney. He worked as a culinary intern in Disney’s college program, and now he’s come full circle – and home – with Homecoming.

I spent a morning out on the porch under the ceiling [More]

Brain Freeze Weekend At 7-11

  • 6:12 am Friday, August 19th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Because it’s there. That’s why! Today and tomorrow  at 7-11, it’s “Bring Your Own Cup Day.” It’s time to get in line for a Slurpee! You can bring in your favorite cup that has to be able to fit through a 10” hole so leave the Rubbermaid tubs at home.

There are a few other things you’ll need to be aware of, but if you feel the need for a rush of refreshment that will run you a mere $1.50, today and tomorrow are your day. Just stop anytime between 11 am and 7 pm and indulge. Brain freezes are free.


Goody Goody Announces Opening Day

  • 4:02 am Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Anyone checking their Facebook feed yesterday had a great surprise when the announcement of Goody Goody’s grand opening was posted. Tuesday, August 23rd at 7 am, the latest jewel in the Columbia Restaurant Group’s crown opens the doors for breakfast (served all day) and for those iconic Goody Goody Burgers. Owner Richard Gonzmart brings back a taste of Tampa’s past to Hyde Park Village. It’s not hard to find – just look for that original sign on Swann Avenue. For the full story from the Tampa Bay Business Journal, click here.

And take a peek at my earlier visit [More]

Southern, Funky and Fun

  • 8:30 am Sunday, August 14th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

What a week in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen!  From the sublime to the, well, kind of silly I have a few tasty items to share with you.

First stop was an over-the-top taste of southern cooking at Disney Springs and a morning spent enjoying the down-home hospitality of Art Smith’s Homecoming Kitchen. I’ll have a full story later this week but let me assure you a stop here will make you feel welcome and make your tummy very happy. Melt in your mouth biscuits, fried chicken that is so succulent and a traditional sweet tea will leave you lingering just a [More]