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  • princess_ulele_cocktail_katiphone_w1024
    June 24, 2015
    If only this were smell-o-vision! Our friends at Visit Florida submit for your consideration this video tour of Ulele , one of Tampa Bay's most popular restaurants . If you're wondering where to eat lunch today, here's your answer.
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    June 8, 2015
    The board the oversees Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay's gateway to the world, guaranteed this week that visitors first (or last) taste of Tampa Bay will happen at the airport. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority approved 11 new concessions contracts for the airport, now going through a $1 billion expansion. The new contracts will add up to 65 new restaurants and shops at the airport, which will have 50,000 square feet of new space when the expansion is complete. The expansion
  • cigarcitybrewing
    June 1, 2015
    Attention Chicago Blackhawks fans! Tampa Bay is ready for you -- and we don't mean just the Lightning. We've got plenty to keep you busy in between games of this year's Stanley Cup finas at Amalie Arena. Here's a sampling: Get yourself a CityPASS Tampa Bay is the only destination in Florida where you can get visit five of our most popular attractions for the price of a single ticket. For $99 per adult, $84 per child 3 to 9, CityPASS lets like a falcon at Busch Gardens Tampa,...
  • adventure_island_tube0
    June 1, 2015
    Tampa Bay is a place that's built for summer. What are you waiting for? RIDE, SLIDE AND DINE for $99 Now through June 14, Tampa Bay visitors can buy a $99 pass to Busch Gardens Tampa that also gets them access to Busch Gardens' Adventure Island water park. The "Ride, Slide & Dine" ticket lets you choose two visits and two meals at either park. Tickets must be bought by June 14 and can be used by Oct. 11. They're only available for purchase online . Tampa Bay is built...
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    May 26, 2015
    It’s finally here – Tampa Bay Restaurant Week. For the 8 th year in a row, the food-loving folks at Creative Loafing invite you to get a taste of Tampa’s best restaurants. For one week only (well, 10 days, if we’re being honest), dozens of the restaurants you have been dying to try, or already love, will offer a $30 prix fixe menu. The process is simple: Step 1: Choose from 40 (and counting) restaurants participating in Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, including Mise en...
  • sweetwater
    May 7, 2015
    As great restaurants continue to open in Tampa Bay, great chefs come along with them. That wealth of creativity opened the door for The Rooted Door -- billed as a “fully-immersive, creative dining experience designed to share the stories and explore the palates of our greater community’s culinary experts.” Tucked away in the Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, diners will pick their own ingredients for custom cocktails before sitting down to enjoy farm-to-table cuisine from...
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    April 23, 2015
    The owners of Tampa Bay's Ulele restaurant unveiled this week a bronze statue of their restaurant's name. The statue of Princess Ulele stands across from the entrance to the restaurant, which sits at the northern end of the Tampa Riverwalk just minutes from downtown. The statue depicts the princess with one hand raised as she beseeches her people to spare the life of Spanish explorer Juan Ortiz as he was about to be murdered as revenge against Europeans in Florida. The story has led...
  • cigarcitybrewing
    April 15, 2015
    It's been a big couple weeks for the guys over at Cigar City Brewing. Last week, Thrillist named the Tampa Bay craft brewery the best brewer in Florida . The next day, the guys shed their beards -- and we're talking Grizzly Adams-level beardage here -- to raise funds to fight pediatric cancer. Now comes the listicle makers at Buzzfeed, which has caught wind of our favorite microbrew makers and named them one of the " 29 Breweries In The U.S. You Must Visit Before You Die ."...
  • cigarcitybrewing
    April 7, 2015
    It has happened again: National Beer Day has snuck up on us, and here we are without so much as a Happy National Beer Day card. Fortunately, we're in Tampa Bay, Florida's hub for craft brewing and the state's historic home of beer. Ever since Florida's first brewery opened in Ybor City more than a century ago, Tampa Bay has know its way around a keg. Busch Gardens Tampa grew up around an Anheuser-Busch brewery and biergarten. In the same North Tampa neighborhood sits the...
  • princess_ulele_cocktail_katiphone_w1024
    April 2, 2015
    Two Tampa Bay restaurants -- Ulele and Ciccio's and Water -- have made Open Table's list of its 100 highest consumer-rated restaurants nationwide. Ulele opened last summer to strong reviews. Four months after it opened, it was already among Open Table's top 100 restaurants for 2014. The unranked listings were generated by Open Table users, who posted 5 million reviews from March 1, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2015. Any restaurant with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were...