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Category - Dining & Nightlife
  • Caffeine Coffee Inside
    September 29, 2017
    Happy National Coffee Day! Tampa Bay has gained a national reputation for its booming craft beer business. Lately, craft cocktails at places like Franklin Manor and Florida Cane Distillery have begun to catch the public taste buds. But there's another drink that Tampa Bay takes pride in: coffee. Maybe it's our century-plus of Cuban history laced with cafe con leche, or it could be the all-nighters pulled by our growing tech start ups. Either way, locally roasted hand-crafted coffee has...
  • Group of friends drinking beer in Tampa
    September 22, 2017
    Another Tampa Bay autumn is at hand. The kids are back to school, and the work-a-day grind is calling. Now's the time to make an escape and raise a glass to Fall here in the hip, urban heart of the Gulf coast of Florida. Cigar City Brewing Co. | Tampa Bay has older craft breweries, but none as famous as this one . The name harkens back to Tampa Bay’s history as the Cigar Capital of the World. The flavors on tap include Cuban espresso beans among the offerings. Cigar City has won...
  • Ice Cream Cones
    August 1, 2017
    Tampa Bay has earned national headlines for its great food and craft beer. Now you can add awesome ice cream to our taste temptations. In Tampa Bay, ice cream comes rolled, layered, fruity, spiced, vegan or served in doughnut cones. Thanks to the folks at Armature Works and Astro Ice Cream, we’ll even have liquid-nitrogen frozen ice cream this fall. And the best part: in Tampa Bay, we enjoy our ice cream year-round. Here are some of our favorite spots: South Tampa/Downtown The Hyppo 702...
  • Rock Brothers Brewing
    January 4, 2017
    Rock Brothers Brewing , Tampa Bay's newest craft beer venue, will open Jan. 14 in Ybor City -- complete with its own brand of brews, craft cocktails and a concert upstairs. Rock Brothers is opening after finishing an extensive renovation of a historic building at the corner of 15th Street North and Eight Avenue in Tampa Bay's Latin Quarter. The corner has become a center for craft drinks, with Florida Cane Distillery and Cigar City Cider and Mead just across the street from Rock Bros....
  • Ava Hyde Park Menu
    December 6, 2016
    The rebirth of Tampa Heights' waterfront Armature Works building just north of downtown now includes a star of South Tampa's restaurant scene. Ava, Hyde Park's critically acclaimed Italian restaurant, will join the collection of eateries now assembling at the soon-to-open The Heights Public Market. The Heights will be Ava's second location. Ava's executive chef Joshua Hernandez is creating a menu of pizzas, salads and paninis exclusive to the market. They'll be...
  • Craftober Kit
    October 3, 2016
    Beer lovers, get hopping: Craftober is here! All this month, Tampa Bay taps into its growing reputation as a top craft beer community in the U.S. by marking Craftober , a celebration of the local craft beer scene. The party started Oct. 1 and includes some of Tampa Bay’s biggest beer festivals. Book your trip now to qualify for Craftober awesomeness. Visitors will find plenty of special offers, limited-edition T-shirts and loads of events at local breweries. And alongside Craftober ,...
  • Craftober
    August 29, 2016
    Beer lovers, get hopping: Craftober is right around the corner. For a whole month this fall, Tampa Bay taps into its growing reputation as a top craft beer community in the U.S. by marking Craftober , a celebration of the local craft beer scene. The party starts Oct. 1 and includes some of Tampa Bay’s biggest beer festivals. Book your trip starting Sept. 1 to qualify for Craftober awesomeness. Visitors will find plenty of special offers, limited-edition T-shirts and loads of events at...
  • Gasparilla International Film Festival screening at the Tampa Theatre
    March 21, 2016
    Gasparilla International Film Festival is rapidly approaching and we want one lucky person and their guest to enjoy the VIP experience. This year’s festival includes the world premiere of “Precious Cargo,” starring Bruce Willis and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Check out the complete list of films here . The film festival kicks off March 30 th and runs through April 3 at various locations throughout Tampa. One lucky winner will receive: 2 Festival Screening passes with access to the...
  • Florida's Most Culinary Treasures
    December 8, 2015
    – Just how hot is Tampa Bay’s sizzling food scene? In recent months, Tampa Bay’s chefs and restaurants have earned praise from towering culinary figures such as Chef Emeril Legasse and a trophy case full of awards and mentions in national and international media. And the awards keep coming: this month, Tampa Bay dining landmark Bern’s Steak House earned a stop among the top steak houses in the country, ranking above New York’s legendary Peter Luger by food site...
  • Epicurean Spa Evangeline
    November 6, 2015
    Expedia.com and Visit Tampa Bay partnered up to feature some of the most romantic ways to spend a getaway around the “Big Guava.” Solo trips are fun and family vacations are unforgettable, but there’s nothing like spending a getaway with that special someone. We’re always in the mood for spicing up our relationships through travel, so we teamed up with Visit Tampa Bay to explore the passionate side of this city. We got the scoop on some of the most romantic places to...