About Barbara Cagle

A Florida native, she grew up surrounded by horse farms, jockeys, and great local dining spots. Now located in Lakeland, Florida, she enjoys exploring " Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" - just kidding, but she does love the popular Food Network show. You could say that Barbara stays on a similar mission to Guy Fieri's by unearthing and sharing the exciting and unique happenings she encounters - on a slightly more local level, of course. If you'd like your brand, event, or business considered for an editorial or upcoming feature on Crave Local, please contact us.

Brewz Crewz 2015 Celebrates Craft Beer in Lakeland, Fl.

2015 Brewz Crewz Craft Beer Festival is where beer lovers can sample many of the area’s brews, as well as meet representatives from several breweries.

Rafa Natural: Beauty is a Product of What You Put in and On Your Body

Pharmaceutical Rep to Natural Healer It all started with good intentions and a Martha Stewart recipe for bath bombs. Inside each was to be hidden a sweet – or in Kim Williams’ case – snarky message printed on waterproof paper. They were going to be the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for her friends and family. […]

Craft Beer Lovers Unite! Brewz Crewz 2014 is on the Way

Craft beer continues to increase in popularity, and the Brewz Crewz Craft Beer Festival in downtown Lakeland is a way to learn what all the fuss is about. This year’s festival is Feb. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. and features live music in addition to a wide range of craft beers from throughout the […]

The Ultimate Fashion Experience Returns to Lakeland

Walk This Way Productions is set to host its 14th annual Ultimate Fashion Experience at the Lake Mirror Center on Jan. 19. Doors to the high-impact fashion event open at 5 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25 for general admission to $45 for VIP table seating. Attendees of the Ultimate Fashion Experience won’t witness a […]

Shop Small Like A Rock Star in Lakeland this Holiday Season

Nov. 30 was Small Business Saturday, but why limit the fun to one measly day? Step aside retail giants, it’s time to let the little guys shine. For those who appreciate one-of-a-kind gifts and prefer not to be herded like billy goats at the mall, completing your holiday gift list at locally owned stores is […]

The Man Behind The Red Door Wine Market & Restaurant

A lot of uniqueness and trailblazing packed into the 1,300 square foot 1920s craftsman bungalow with a lodge style front porch that houses the Red Door Wine Market and restaurant in Lakeland FL.