Hurricane Party at Ox + Fields

 

Being a Florida native, I am not unfamiliar with Tropical Storm and Hurricane warnings. These storms love to brew in the waters of the ocean  and often threaten to come visit us here on land. The first storm to threaten this season was Tropical Storm Hermine which later turned into a Hurricane. In preparation for the impending storm, many employers including mine gave us the day off as a safety precaution.

We braced ourselves for the storm but fortunately it did not affect us very much. We had some rain and wind but in my neck of the woods that was it. As a result I was able to use to the day off to whittle away at my never ending to do list. I completed some house work, a few blog posts and relaxed a bit.

While scrolling through my Twitter feed, I noticed my fellow foodie and blogger Carlos posted about Ox + Fields Hurricane Party. Since everyone was safe, Ox + Fields decided to invite those of us who had the day off to come in and enjoy some yummy food specials.  I had not yet tried the food at Ox + Fields but it was on my foodie hit list, so this was a perfect opportunity to give it a try.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

The restaurant was featuring their tacos for $2 and the bao buns for $1 each. Yes you read that right, this frugal foodie was in heaven when I saw these prices.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

I ordered 3 Steam Buns and 2 Tacos all for myself.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Of the items I tried, the shrimp bao bun was my favorite.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Fortunately we will not have Hurricane Parties every week but you can still enjoy discounts on these items at Ox + Fields during happy hour and Tacos Tuesdays.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

This frugal foodie was pleased to be able to try almost all of the featured items for less than $10 with tip. My friends are always amazed at how I can eat out so often even despite my limited budget but its because I take advantage of specials like this.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

Read about how I enjoyed a day off with cheaps eats thanks to Hurricane Hermine at the Hurricane Party at Ox and Fields in Tampa.

I am not usually happy about hurricanes, but Hurricane Hermine led me to Ox + Fields. After talking with Chef Viet Vo about his background and culinary perspective, I am interested in returning for their Sunday Brunch and trying some of their signature dinner entrees.

Have you ever attended a Hurricane Party? If so what did you guys do to celebrate the passing of the storm?

 

 

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30 Comments

  1. October 24, 2016 / 6:20 AM

    I can’t believe it. The first thing l noticed were the prices. Fantastic and very good value too l can see from the smile on your face. I would have one of everything :-). I really need to get down there.

    • Tia
      October 24, 2016 / 7:48 AM

      Yes, those prices are what made me run out of the house to give it a try. Since I was eating alone, I did not order one of everything but I made sure I sampled enough. I wish I had room to try the wings too.

  2. October 24, 2016 / 8:11 AM

    I’m glad the storm missed you, and a free day off is always sweet. I’ve never heard of bao bun but it looks delicious. As I sit here with my stomach growling all of this food looks yummy. Yes to Taco Tuesdays!

    • Tia
      October 24, 2016 / 8:33 AM

      Yes the buns were my favorite.

  3. October 24, 2016 / 8:26 AM

    Great post, Tia! I’m from Louisiana (living in the D.C. area now), so I know all about hurricanes. We got a lot of wind from Matthew but thankfully nothing else. Ox & Fields seems like a cool spot. Which city is it in?

    • Tia
      October 24, 2016 / 8:32 AM

      Yes, we were expected to be right in the path of Matthew but it missed us completely. Glad it missed you too. The restaurant is in Tampa, Florida.

  4. October 24, 2016 / 8:30 AM

    Wow, this is such a cool idea! Never heard of a hurricane party and these dishes just made me hungry. Tacos are Always a good idea.

    • Tia
      October 24, 2016 / 8:34 AM

      I thought it was a fun idea as well.

  5. October 24, 2016 / 1:39 PM

    Everything look yummy and lucky you to have not experience any trouble with the hurricane.

  6. October 24, 2016 / 3:41 PM

    I dunno what a bao bun is. But it sure looked good.

  7. October 24, 2016 / 5:50 PM

    I’ve never had a hurricane party or gone to one. But I do remember one year after a bad storm and everyone’s power was out we all brought out food to one friend who had power and a grill. It was a hurricane cookout!

    • Tia
      October 24, 2016 / 8:50 PM

      A hurricane cookout sounds like a great idea. I will always take advantage of any excuse to gather my loved ones together and eat.

  8. October 24, 2016 / 8:02 PM

    Fab food is even better at a fabulous price. Glad the hurricane turned out to not be much and it’s great that you got the day off and some fab food.

    • Tia
      October 24, 2016 / 8:52 PM

      I agree the price was fabulous! I am always looking for great food I can enjoy on a budget.

  9. LaQuisha Hall
    October 25, 2016 / 8:49 PM

    This food looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  10. October 26, 2016 / 12:20 AM

    I love tacos and I definitely remember a few Hurricane Parties from being in Miami lol. I can’t believe you ate so well for $7! That’s what I’m talking about.

  11. October 26, 2016 / 2:42 AM

    Wow interesting branding and promotion. A Hurricane Party but yeah thats pretty smart and so happy you all werent effected much by it. Looks like some really great deals here glad you got to indulge.

  12. October 26, 2016 / 6:41 PM

    I’m glad you weren’t affected by the storm and got to try out a great new place. I love steam buns and these look so tasty! If I am ever in the area, I will have to try them out.

    Cheers, J

  13. October 27, 2016 / 12:35 AM

    Glad you are safe! But seriously though… $1 baos and $2 tacos!?!? That sounds like a dream!

  14. Chimee
    October 27, 2016 / 9:08 PM

    The food looks delicious! I have to check it out.

  15. October 28, 2016 / 4:51 PM

    Fun way to enjoy a hurricane! Glad you’re safe and had a fun time out…it looks like it was a delicious time!

  16. October 28, 2016 / 5:18 PM

    How fun! I’m glad you guys weren’t affected, but what a great idea for a restaurant to do during an otherwise scary time! Strength in numbers! Food looks yummy!

  17. October 28, 2016 / 8:52 PM

    OMG I would kill for those tacos! They look amazing and I love the atmosphere of that place!

  18. October 28, 2016 / 10:08 PM

    I would go there anytime! Great photos you made the food look spectacular!

  19. October 28, 2016 / 10:09 PM

    OMG I meant I WOULD go there….fat fingers!!!

  20. October 29, 2016 / 11:40 PM

    Well I can say the food looks amazing. Maybe I shall travel there someday in the near future.

  21. Lindsey Lyons
    November 1, 2016 / 11:09 PM

    OH YUM!!!

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