Ok, so one of the main questions we are getting at the media center for Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa is, "where can I dine and enjoy the great Tampa weather?"  (although today we may not be receiving that question as much). 

Well, here are just a couple of choices for those of you wishing to get out and out today and enjoy some dining!

Bernini of Ybor - People-watching is a robust pastime in Ybor City, with occasional catcalling and trash-talking adding a fillip of drama. For the best sidewalk seat in town, pull up a chair at Bernini. It's set in the historic Bank of Ybor City building and serves sophisticated Cal-Ital cuisine — salmon carpaccio, lemon-scented calamari, and filet mignon sparked with a wild mushroom risotto and topped with heady truffle butter. It attracts a more mature crowd than the bars and clubs around it, partly because of the thoughtful wine list and partly because the mixologists know their way around the bar. 1702 E Seventh Ave., (813) 248-0099, Ybor City; berniniofybor.com

Tampa Bay Brewing Company - Located on the ground level of Centro Ybor, the fenced-in patio of this ale house allows for prime people-watching while keeping pedestrian traffic at bay. Service is on the slow side, but with a koi pond and birds twittering from the two-story palms overhead, you won't mind shooting the breeze while you wait. The menu includes beer-infused entrees like the Iron Rat Stout crab cakes and jalapeno beer cheese soup, plus an extensive list of substance-free fare. Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., (813) 247-1422; tampabaybrewingcompany.com

Cafe Dufrain - Café Dufrain’s quality, American-fusion cuisine is matched only by its ambiance. Dine alfresco on our climate-controlled patio and allow the water sounds to lull you into relaxation. Or perch yourself at the chic, contemporary full-liquor bar, where our boutique selections will tantalize your palate. Café Dufrain can accommodate an intimate party of two or groups up to 125.  707 Harbour Post Dr., Harbour Island, Tampa, FL 36602.  Phone: (813) 275-9701, Fax: (866) 832-0767, Website: www.cafedufrain.com.

But, these are just a few of the hundreds of dining options in and around Tampa, so hit up our website, www.visittampabay.com, and browse through the other options...I promise we have something you'll like. 

And, keep checking back here for the best Tampa Bay area events surround the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay! 

Until next time, enjoy the dining and let us know how you liked it!