Tampa Bay Buzz
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February
2015
5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay
Things are getting medieval this weekend in Tampa Bay. There's tragedy and comedy and plenty of pig. Oh, yeah, it's also Valentine's Day on Saturday. Verdi’s Rigoletto (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Baritone Mark Rucker takes on the role of Rigoletto, the scheming hunchback court jester for the Duke of Mantua and father of Gilda, in Opera Tampa’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece. It’s a tragedy, by the way, so bring a hankie. The performance is in Italian with English translation above the stage. Here's a clip of Pavarotti as the Duke singing "La Donna e Mobile" to get you in the mood. Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival (Saturday) This...
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Travel writers honor Visit Tampa Bay

It's a major award! The North American Travel Journalists Association like us here at Visit Tampa Bay. They really like us. This morning they announced that they had awarded us their Grand Prize for destination marketing organizations for 2014. They also gave us a Gold Award for our new website,...

Sweetheart deals for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is Saturday, and Tampa Bay venues has deals for you and your sweetheart. Dining   Del Frisco's Grille 4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd. (West Shore area) For Valentine's Day, Del Frisco's has built upon its regular menu with a special dessert: red velvet waffle ice cream sandwiches with warm...

Busch Gardens: Food & Wine on the ticket

Foodie alert! Busch Gardens Tampa debuts its first Food and Wine festival this spring, starting March 7 and running through May. Food and wine stands will operate from noon to 9 p.m. The festival is included in the price of admission to the park, but you’ll have to buy your tastings individually....

Come to Conquer: Florida State Fair

  It’s time for the Ides of February, as in rides and deep-frieds. The Florida State Fair has returned to its home in Tampa Bay. It’ll be at the Florida State Fairgrounds just east of town through Feb. 16, so don’t miss your chance to get your piece of the sprawling festival -- from the thrill rides...

14 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay

February kicks off Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Season, two months filled with festivals, parades and parties all over the region. Any of these events will help you #UnlockTampaBay.  Lights on Tampa (Feb. 20-21) brings an explosion of creativity to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens. Chicago...

Hablo Taco opens in Channelside

Upscale Mexican restaurant Hablo Taco is the latest addition to Tampa Bay's Channelside Bay Plaza. Offering Mexican "Sol" Food, the menu is written in laid-back Spanglish. The doors open at 4 p.m. How do you say "Happy Hour" in Spanish? Hablo Taco is part of the reinvention of Channelside Bay Plaza...

South Tampa listed among sexiest

South Tampa, Tampa Bay's home of the Epicurean Hotel, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club and Bayshore Boulevard, has made Thrillist's list of "The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America." Tampa Bay's toniest address is in good company. The list also includes Buckhead in Atlanta, South Bay in L.A. and...