Tampa Bay Buzz
23
June
2015
iTrekkers: A Tampa Bay fish story
The sun had just cleared the eastern horizon as we loaded our gear into the waiting boat. Our destination: the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast on the last day of red snapper season. So, no dawdling. The official John's Pass farewell party -- he'll be waiting when we get back. A few minutes later, our 28-foot Contender motored through John’s Pass heading west with Captain Kyle at the controls. More than that I cannot tell you. Good fishing spots fall into the category of “take to your grave” secrets. Plus, Capt. Kyle promised to deep-six anybody who Facebooked our position. I’m pretty sure he was joking. Nevertheless, my lips – and my...
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ANDY WARHOL at TMA (opens Saturday) Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) work has challenged perceptions of popular culture, politics, and consumerism for more than fifty years. He was the central figure of American pop art, a movement that emerged in the late 1950s in reaction to the heroism of abstract...

Driverless car debuts at MOSI

Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) rolled out its driverless car exhibit to some VIPs on Thursday ahead of the official Saturday opening to the public. As such, we got a sneak peek at first-of-its-kind exhibit. The Meridian Shuttle is 100 percent driverless, 100 percent electric, and will...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

METROCON (Thursday through Sunday) Tampa Bay's annual festival of all things anime opens its first-ever four-day event at the Tampa Convention Center. Lots of cosplay on the horizon. Day-trippers should skip the South Regional Parking Garage on Saturday -- it'll be closed for that little hockey game...

NYT: Lightning owner's long vision

Tampa Bay Lightning (you may have heard of them -- they're in a little hockey tournament these days) owner Jeff Vinik got the profile treatment from the New York Times on Sunday (image above is from that story) -- with the emphasis on his vision for Tampa Bay's Channel District bordering his teams...

Get a taste of Tampa Bay at TIA

The board the oversees Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay's gateway to the world, guaranteed this week that visitors first (or last) taste of Tampa Bay will happen at the airport. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority approved 11 new concessions contracts for the airport, now going through...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay: Stanley Cup edition

Attention Chicago Blackhawks fans! Tampa Bay is ready for you -- and we don't mean just the Lightning. We've got plenty to keep you busy in between games of this year's Stanley Cup finas at Amalie Arena. Here's a sampling: Get yourself a CityPASS Tampa Bay is the only destination in Florida where...

Restaurant Week + 14 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay in June

Tampa Bay is a place that's built for summer. What are you waiting for? RIDE, SLIDE AND DINE for $99 Now through June 14, Tampa Bay visitors can buy a $99 pass to Busch Gardens Tampa that also gets them access to Busch Gardens' Adventure Island water park. The "Ride, Slide & Dine" ticket lets you...