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    December 10, 2014
    Our friends at the Tampa Bay History Center (@tampabayhistory) reminded us via Twitter that today's the day in 1883 that the South Florida Railroad arrived in Tampa Bay. Railroad baron Henry B. Plant was to west Florida what his competitor, Henry Flagler, was to the cities along Florida's Atlantic Coast: His railroad tied Tampa Bay to the rest of the country over land, making this region a booming port town almost overnight. Tampa Bay wouldn't be what it is today without Henry B....
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    December 9, 2014
    Just in time for Christmas, MOSI is lowering admission to $5 on Saturday. From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dec. 13, anyone who wants to visit Tampa Bay's Museum of Science and Industry can get through the door for a 5-spot. Children under 6 are free as always. The discounted ticket includes the museum's permanent exhibit galleries, including the hurricane simulator. It also includes a standard IMAX Dome Theatre film, the limited-engagement exhibit "3D Printing The Future" and a show...
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    October 15, 2014
    Conga Caliente will celebrate their tenth anniversary, of Hispanic arts and culture November 2nd. This highly anticipated event will draw thousands of visitors that will enjoy good food, entertainment and camaraderie. This free event (including parking) will be held at Al Lopez Park, the festivities begin at 2 p.m. In addition to the entertainment, guests will have the opportunity to visit the health, corporate, art, beer garden and cigar villages. For those who are looking for healthy
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    September 12, 2014
    We know that Tampa is no New York Fashion week, but we’ve got Tampa Bay Fashion Week kicking off today through next week. If fashion isn't the "Lou to your Boutin" - is wine? If so, there are plenty of libations to fill your weekend calendar. Live music in Tampa's newest Water Works Park also kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ve picked a few of our top picks, but for the full list of events this weekend in Tampa Bay you can always visit our events website:
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    July 7, 2014
    Once a courthouse, now an elegant hotel. The Le Méridien Tampa was originally built in 1905 to serve as the federal courthouse and has been completely renovated ($26 million renovation) and restored in to one of the most elegant hotels located in downtown Tampa. The City of Tampa has owned this historic gem and it sat dormant for almost 15 years, but not anymore. The hotel opened mid-June and currently has about 130 guest rooms, a 2,400 sq. ft. ballroom and boosts 4,000 sq. ft. of...
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    July 2, 2014
    Just north of downtown Tampa, along the future site of the Tampa Riverwalk is Tampa’s newest waterfront gem, Ulele Restaurant . A concept developed by Tampa long-time resident and restaurateur Richard Gonzmart, this restaurant has been revived from its humble beginnings as the old City of Tampa Water Works Building to an eclectic restaurant right in the heart of Tampa Heights (the original subdivision of Tampa). Neighboring the Water Works Park (opening Spring of 2014) and overlooking the
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    June 18, 2014
    From high fashion to décor, entertainment to toys, medical devices to human organs, 3D Printing the Future – The Exhibition illustrates 3D printing’s boundless and mind-blowing potential to re-shape how we live, work and play, while allowing visitors to try their hand at this transformative technology inside a hands-on workshop only at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry). Our team had the chance to get hands-on and check out the 3D Printing Exhibition just before its grand...
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    June 4, 2014
    There is no doubt that the new Epicurean Hotel is home to one of the most phenomenal foodie experiences on the planet. Located in the trendy High Park district of South Tampa, the hotel blends a unique ambiance of flavors as bold and rich as its character and sprinkled with uncommon details making you feel right at home. Unique, exceptional and conveniently located right across the street from the internationally-known and recognized Bern’s Steak House , this boutique food-based hotel...
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    April 4, 2014
    From foodie festivals, the arts, to yacht parties to super swanky cabana chilling- there is plenty to do this weekend in Tampa Bay! Friday, April 4 Disenchanted, David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) This is totally up my alley! Snow White and her fellow princesses unite and storm the castle in order to take their lives back in this new musical comedy satire proving that even Happily Ever After can be a royal pain. Recommended for mature audiences (16+)
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    April 2, 2014
    Two foodie festivals are taking over Tampa Bay this weekend and both are worth spoiling your diet over! Best of the Bay, Straz (Saturday, April 5) Tampa’s longest running culinary fundraiser (going on its 29 th year) is back with some of the tastiest dishes from the top restaurants in Tampa Bay! More than 40 of Tampa Bay’s best restaurants, caterers and vendors will participate in this year’s event with various entrée samplings, luscious desserts, beer and premium...