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soup from a stone for 2 years

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I have been asked recently why the blogs have been empty well things have been moving so fast that its just hard to sit and write.  Well here we are…. a little over 2 years later, 17,000 cups of soup donated later, with new highs and new lows its continues to move along.  So much has happened, so many faces from regulars that have supported us down the street to employees that have come and gone… one thing remains.  The story of stone soup is told daily… a story of an immigrant trying to survive.. a store owner who has the worst looking lawn in the hood.. a gf that puts up with so much its amazing she talks to him sometimes.. a mom that stays up til midnight on weekends so she can make sure the pos system batch correctly.  The server that believes so much what we do that she cheers every victory no matter how small all while probably thinking of ways to kill her boss.

 

On May 26th we got a shot of good fortune and traded in some karma points for placing 2nd place in the State wide Cuban Sandwich Festival held right here in Ybor City.  At the time we really didn’t think we had a chance of winning and just did it on a whim and a prayer.  We never realized how many doors it opened.  I would encourage any food business to enter any food contest because you just never know.  Well since that we have had producers call from various shows.   We have been on Telemundo and made some great friends… the Travel Channel called, a reality show called , the Tampa City Council is doing a special recognition…. No one has called back but there is a Buzz.  This weekend we were invited to participate in the Taste of Cuban sandwich and we suggested making the worlds largest Cuban.  And low and behold we are all going to make a 36’ Cuban sandwich with the entire thing being donated to charity.   On that day we were able to become more than just a soup place.  While all this is going on we have literally run out of space.  We are shopping almost daily sometimes several times.  With every catering order we are scrambling to a store or a supplier.

 

In the next month we have a new menu coming out… most of your favorite items will remain but we are adding fresh tacos…from fish to shrimp to pork to gyro meat… this isn’t a run for the border but a run for some fresh salsa, a squeeze of lime with a margarita to wash it down.  We are going to have pot stickers, perogies , a po’ boy, portabella mushroom mini pizzas, all while nixing lasagna and chicken parm… we are going even fresher, with smaller plates, more sharing, and more fun.  We are expanding the beer selection, making more truffles and creating a dessert shooter while eliminating cakes… We have started doing some entertainment nights with the sword in the stone on Wednesday nights made up of local and regional poets that show up and belt out some of the most amazing stuff… on Saturday nights we have started with open jam nights where we have a PA set up and few guys playing some jazz and blues while allow local musicians a chance to show off their stuff.  Look for more fun and weeknight activity in the next few month.

We have our sites set on helping Tampa host the Republican convention and making Tampa proud.  Whether we agree with the ideas of either political party we love our city and want to be the best hosts we can be.  We hope we meet Mitt and his entourage and hope that he gets a little soup and a lot of questions.

I hope you all continue to support us… don’t forget to review us on urbanspoon and yelp as both of those are important and all your opinions matter.

 

 

~ soupman

 

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M: 10 am – 9 pm
T: 10 am – 9 pm
W: 10 am – 9 pm
R: 10 am – 9 pm
F: 10 am – 11 pm
S: 10 am – 11 pm
S: 11am – 6 pm

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