Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Dining & Nightlife
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    March 12, 2014
    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend at Irish 31’s three-day street festival PaddyFest party in Hyde Park Village (3/15, 3/16, 3/17). Supporting the Mike Alstott Foundation, this festival features live entertainment, March Madness (shown on LED walls), Kids Zone (Saturday), Sexy Leprechaun contest and cutest lil’ leprechaun contest (winner gets prizes) and plenty of food and drinks! Think you have the luck of the Irish and want to WIN FREE tickets to PaddyFest? Be sure...
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    March 6, 2014
    I don’t know about you, but this dreary day today has me singing the blues, but don’t worry friends the clouds are clearing up just in time for the weekend (hellloooooo 70’s) just in time for one of my favorite music festivals, the Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) . Who is boogying with me all weekend long in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park? Clearly, you already made plans to be there (without knowing I was going), but just in case you or on the...
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    March 4, 2014
    There are so many tasty treasures to discover at this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival and lucky for you I have ingested all the calories for you by trying all the new foodie sensations, sweet strawberry-themed treats and unique foods available this year at the festival. First up, let’s start with the “main attraction”, the world-famous Plant City Strawberry Shortcake. There are plenty of places to load up on this delectable treat, but in my opinion the real deal is...
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    February 28, 2014
    Tampa Bay loves an excuse to drink craft beer and show off our great local breweries, and what better than a whole week to celebrate? Experience and enjoy Tampa Bay’s craft beer culture from March 1 – 9 with multiple events around the area. You can even make it a Tampa Bay Beer Week bar hop! Saturday, March 1 Westchase Start early and get your run on with the first annual 5K at World of Beer Westchase at 8 a.m. Of course, you can celebrate with beer and food and afterwards! South...
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    February 13, 2014
    Calling all the Lovebirds! Now, where are all my procrastinators who forgot to make reservations at a romantic restaurant? Well… lucky for you, I’ve got a few suggestions, tips, things to do and places to spoil your sweetie for Valentine’s Day and throughout this weekend in Tampa Bay! I even sprinkled in a few things that could still be fun even if your Facebook status is “single” or “complicated”. First up, please tell me you ordered flowers for...
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    February 7, 2014
    I don’t know about you, but I am completely over this dreary winter weather… Good news, rain or shine there is plenty to do here in Tampa Bay this weekend and even through next week. From stuffing your face with fair food at the Florida State Fair to collecting more beads in Tampa’s Historic Latin Quarter in Ybor City for the Knight Parade, there is something going on for everyone. Hope you have a safe and fun weekend and don’t forget to connect with us on social...
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    February 5, 2014
    Honoring Tampa Bay area first responders, the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade will close Ybor City’s 7 th Avenue this Saturday, Feb. 8, with illuminated floats, marching bands and thousands of people. Pre-parade festivities include the chance to meet special guest and talk show legend Jerry Springer, along with a live broadcast from 102.5 The Bone’s radio personality Drew Garabo. Tampa Bay area first responders will be honored on the Grand Marshal float, along with...
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    February 3, 2014
    Happy Monday! Who am I kidding? Like most of you, I hate Mondays (queue the double thumbs down). Nothing is worse than having to get up and get motivated after having a super fun weekend full of not sitting in your office chair. So, since Mondays suck for most of us, I figured I would enlighten you with some fun things to do this week and weekend in Tampa Bay. I know you are used to hearing from me on Thursday or Friday with my top tens or my fun weekend things to do, but this Monday I figured
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    January 30, 2014
    Well, I guess it is time to say goodbye to January… and Hellooooo to February! Was it just me or did January go too quick? Anyways, it looks like it is going to warm up a bit this weekend and there is plenty to do in Tampa Bay indoors and out. Time to put away those jackets and scarves and continue to brag on social media about how warm it is all weekend to all your cold-weather friends. Friday Barry Manilow, Tampa Bay Times Forum Best known for Mandy and Copacabana Barry Manilow will...
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    January 23, 2014
    Ahoy Mateys! This weekend the pirates will invade Tampa Bay in search of all kinds of treasures and will demand the key to our city. Whether you are an Old Salt (experienced sailor) or a first time Sea Dog… I’ve put together a few tips to make the most out of your Gasparilla. Can you believe it..... only 2 days away!!!!!! Be the most stylish Skallywag on Bayshore Boulevard this weekend! There are plenty of boutiques all around the South Tampa area that have plenty of garb for all...