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July
2015
Epicurean hosts 7-week chef showdown
Ever dream about attending Food Network’s “Iron Chef America?” Now you have the chance to witness a local version of that world-famous program. And it’ll be epic. Starting next Monday, July 27, Tampa Bay’s Epicurean Hotel will open its in-house kitchen theater to the Epic Chef Showdown. Eight of Tampa Bay’s best chefs will cook off against each other over the next seven weeks. At the end, the last chef standing will be crowned Tampa Bay’s Epic Chef. Each contest will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Epicurean Hotel is at 1207 S. Howard Ave. Tickets will be $75. The evening includes a four-course meal with win pairings inspired by...
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5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

KID ROCK with FOREIGNER (Saturday) The full name's a mouthful: Kid Rock Presents: Kid Rock’s First Kiss: Cheap Date Tour with special guest Foreigner. You’ll know all the words to all the songs, trust me. The show’s at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Go here for tickets. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S ...

Coast Bike Share: 10,000 and counting

Coast Bike Share, Tampa Bay’s bike rental service, has reached 10,000 members after less than a year in business. Coast Bikes’ sturdy, blue machines can be found at stations throughout downtown. With new bike lanes and paths, they make it easy to move around Tampa Bay, whether you’re running a quick...

15 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay in July

  Tampa Bay is a place built for summer. Fill every day to the fullest. Shark Week (July 5-12): Get in on some toothy fun at The Florida Aquarium, home to six different species of sharks. The week is tied to Discovery Channel’s annual festival of all things shark. SUMMER CONCERTS ‘Tis the season for...

Docks, kayak launch open downtown

Who needs a car when you can get to dinner by boat? Just in time for getting outside on the Fourth of July, the City of Tampa has opened three boat docks and a kayak launch at Water Works Park just north of downtown. The park sits next to Ulele, one of Tampa Bay's newest and most popular...

10 Reasons to meet in Tampa Bay

  1. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS - More than 70 hotels providing over 21,000 rooms to choose from for your next meeting. Whether your concerns are budget or indulgence, your attendees are sure to find all the comforts of home at the highest levels of hospitality.  
  2. THE SKY IS THE LIMIT - Home to Tampa...

Sweatiest place in the US? No sweat.

Tampa Bay, it turns out, is hot in the summer. We'll pause a moment to let you appreciate that statement. If you're standing outside, you'll know immediately what we're talking about. The folks at Honeywell Fans and Environmental Health & Engineering have decided that Tampa Bay ranks as the...

Take a video tour of Tampa Bay's Ulele

If only this were smell-o-vision! Our friends at Visit Florida submit for your consideration this video tour of Ulele, one of Tampa Bay's most popular restaurants. If you're wondering where to eat lunch today, here's your answer.