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March
2015
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 (the wine team) goes over and spends time in the warehouse. It's the Home Depot of wine. There's so much in there that they are constantly discovering things. They have such intimate knowledge of our collection,” Bern’s public relations director Brooke Palmer told the Tampa Bay Times. Greg Baker of Fodder and Shine and The Refinery was named as...
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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...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

No matter where you dig for things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, you'll find gems galore! Cuban Sandwich Festival (Friday - Sunday) The humble Cuban sandwich has spread far and wide, but we never forget it started here in Tampa Bay. The combination of pork, ham, salami and pickles reflects the...

TIA: spring break traffic up this year

Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay's gateway to the world, expects a 4.4 percent bump in airline passengers during its spring break period -- Feb. 27 and through Easter Sunday, April 5. That amounts to an extra 97,148 passengers traveling into and out of TIA compared to last year’s spring break...

Come to Conquer: RenFest 2015

Things have gotten medieval at MOSI, Tampa Bay’s Museum of Science and Industry. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has transformed the wooded acres just west of the museum into a medieval village, complete with King Henry and his courtiers, jousting knights and bawdy players. Should you, perchance,...

Straz plans Riverwalk expansion

Tampa Bay's Straz Center for the Performing Arts announced plans this week to expand its outdoor reception area to include a restaurant adjacent to the Tampa Riverwalk and a floating performance pavilion and amphitheatre. The expansion would take advantage of traffic on the finished Tampa Riverwalk,...