Tampa Bay Buzz
28
January
2015
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 South Beach in Miami Beach. What's Thrillist got to say about our little piece of high-end Heaven? "Have you ever watched a Florida State game on TV, looked at the sections upon sections of gorgeous girls in the stands, and thought “Damn, I shoulda gone to school there.” Well, you know where a good chunk of those girls move after graduation? South...
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Tampa Bay won't surrender to pirates!

Batten down the hatches! The invasion is coming! The scurvy krewe of pirate captain Jose Gaspar rode into town Tuesday with guns blazing and cannons firing. Bent on plunder, they hustled Mayor Bob Buckhorn from his office in City Hall and demanded he meet them in Lykes Gaslight Park. They ordered...

Bam! Emeril discovers Tampa Bay's Ulele

Bam! One of Tampa Bay's newest gems, the Ulele restaurant, has caught the eye of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. The Gonzmart family's native-inspired creation will be featured this weekend on an episode of "Emeril's Florida" dedicated to waterfront dining. Lagasse will speak with Richard Gonzmart,...

MOSI drops ticket price for EBT holders

MOSI, Tampa Bay's Museum of Science and Industry, now offers a special discount for low-income families. Visitors holding EBT cards, government-issued swipe cards that carry benefits from food stamps and other anti-poverty programs, and a photo ID can get into MOSI for $3 per person for up to five...

USAToday explores Ybor City's Cuban history

Our friend Susan B. Barnes (@travlin_girl) paid us a visit recently and discovered some of the best gems to be found in Tampa Bay's Latin Quarter, Ybor City. Her article in USA Today focuses on three of Ybor's signature features: cigars, sandwiches and Jose Marti. Here's a snippet from her section...

Epicurean joins Tampa Bay TAG hotels

Add Tampa Bay's Epicurean Hotel to the area's list of gay-friendly hotels. The South Tampa hotel earned its TAG certification in September, joining a list of eight TAG-approved hotels. To earn TAG certification, hotels have to agree not to discriminate against LGBT people in their employment...

Coast Bike Share off to a strong start

Tampa Bay's bike-share program, Coast Bike Share, got off to a strong start in its first six weeks of operations. Coast's program director, Eric Trull, said today his group signed up more than 1,100 members between mid-November and this week. The company's sky-blue bikes have traveled, collectively,...

Tampa International starts expansion

Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay's gateway to the world, has kicked off its $1 billion renovation and expansion. Airport officials shut down one of the two shuttle lines serving Airside A and Airside C on Thursday morning. If you're traveling to Tampa Bay by way of those airsides in the coming...