Tampa Bay Buzz
6
March
2015
Come to Conquer: Gasparilla Music Festival
Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Season hits its stride this weekend when the Gasparilla Music Festival rolls into downtown's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens. If you planning to go or still thinking about it, here's what you need to know: Tickets First, the Bad News: Saturday's event, headlined by Seattle-based Modest Mouse, is sold out for both general admission and VIP tickets. Now, the Good News: You can still get two-day passes that will cover both Saturday and Sunday, VIP and general admission for Sunday. Get them before they're all gone. Your ticket will get you a wrist band when you first enter the festival that lets you come and go...
Tampa Bay Dining

Come to Conquer: Spring Training

Baseball is in the air in Tampa Bay! Our hometown team (at least during Spring Training), the New York Yankees, hold their first training home game against the Phillies today at Steinbrenner Field. Get your tickets for the 1:05 p.m. game. We're going to assume any Yankees fans worth their card...

Busch Gardens sets Food & Wine shows

Busch Gardens Tampa opens its first food and wine festival this weekend. The fantastic food and amazing drinks are just part of the equation. The eight-weekend festival has a musical line-up that would put most jukeboxes to shame. Lucky for us all, the entire festival is included in the price of...

The Refinery marks a milestone

The Refinery and Fodder & Shine, two Seminole Heights foodie havens owned by James Beard-nominated chef Greg Baker, mark milestones today. The Refinery celebrates its fifth anniversary this month with a double-sided menu featuring both the current offerings and those from the opening day. Fodder &...

Come to Conquer: Florida Strawberry Festival

If you've eating strawberries lately, odds are they came from Tampa Bay. Each year, the Florida Strawberry Festival takes over Plant City to celebrate our status as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the U.S.The 20 million flats of strawberries picked in Tampa Bay between December and April each year,...

17 Reasons to visit Tampa Bay in March

There’s so much to discover in March in Tampa Bay! We’re in the middle of our eight-week Gasparilla Season, so from the first day to the last, March is packed with treasures waiting to be unlocked: art, culture, sports, movies, music. Don’t just visit Tampa Bay in March; take over! Florida...

2 Beard nominations for Tampa Bay

Greg Baker, executive chef and owner of The Refinery and Fodder & Shine, has scored another nomination for the prestigious James Beard Award. Baker was nominated as a semifinalist in the Best Chef: South category.He's competing against 19 other chefs, seven others from Florida. The awards are...

Tampa International rises in rankings

Travelers passing through Tampa International Airport continue to pile praise upon Tampa Bay's gateway to the world. As the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports, that TIA rose a notch in the latest Airport Council International's Air Service Quality Award, reaching No. 2 in 2014 just behind...