Tampa Bay Buzz
7
April
2015
It's National Beer Day in Tampa Bay
It has happened again: National Beer Day has snuck up on us, and here we are without so much as a Happy National Beer Day card. Fortunately, we're in Tampa Bay, Florida's hub for craft brewing and the state's historic home of beer. Ever since Florida's first brewery opened in Ybor City more than a century ago, Tampa Bay has know its way around a keg. Busch Gardens Tampa grew up around an Anheuser-Busch brewery and biergarten. In the same North Tampa neighborhood sits the Yeungling brewery, part of the oldest and largest American-owned beer-maker. Celebrate National Beer Day with a free tour of the plant. Or go small-scale at any of our...
Tampa Bay Dining

2 in Tampa Bay on Open Table Top 100

Two Tampa Bay restaurants -- Ulele and Ciccio's and Water -- have made Open Table's list of its 100 highest consumer-rated restaurants nationwide. Ulele opened last summer to strong reviews. Four months after it opened, it was already among Open Table's top 100 restaurants for 2014. The unranked...

Come to Conquer: Women's Final Four

That pounding sound filling the air this weekend is the beating of the hearts of thousands of women’s basketball fans as they converge on Tampa Bay for the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Outside the confines of Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay buzzes with adventure and fun – all within easy reach of the...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Women's Final Four The teams are set: South Carolina, Maryland, UConn and Notre Dame have earned their seats in the NCAA Women's Final Four. They'll be facing off in the semi-finals and the final game when play begins Sunday, April 5. The weekend before the games will be filled with activities for...

Tampa Bay's Bern's: Florida's James Beard finalist

The finalists have been decided and Bern’s Steak House is the only Florida restaurant in the running for a 2015 James Beard Award. Bern’s is facing FIG and McCrady’s in Charleston, A16 in San Francisco and Spago in Beverly Hills for honors in the Outstanding Wine Program category. "Two days a week...

15 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay in April

Caught your breath after two months of non-stop Gasparilla Season fun? Good. It's time to dive into April. NCAA Women's Final Four (April 5-7) Tampa Bay hosts the national championship of women's college basketball as part of a four-day extravaganza that will make hoops the region's new favorite...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Movies and music, Tampa Pride and Normal Rockwell: unlock Tampa Bay any way you want this weekend. Gasparilla International Film Festival (Friday through Sunday) Gasparilla International Film Festival, which opens on Tuesday at the historic Tampa Theatre, continues through the weekend at Channelside...

Bern's among 'Greatest Steaks of America'

Tampa's own Bern's Steak House has been featured among the Travel Channel's "Greatest Steaks of America." The Soho restaurant was highlighted for it's massive and masterfully grilled grilled steaks, which are cut to order each and every time.   Although the show was really all about the meat, it...