Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Dining & Nightlife
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    January 17, 2014
    Hot diggity dog y’all! This weekend is packed with chocolate, jacked up monster trucks, cultural festivals honoring the great Martin Luther King Jr. and a pirate parade for the mini-Jose Gaspars! Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, Sat., Jan. 18 This one’s for the mini-pirates in your life! A Tampa tradition since 1947, The Children’s Gasparilla Parade takes place along Bayshore Boulevard and a family fun event you don’t want to miss. The parade starts at Bay...
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    January 16, 2014
    Just when you think that Tampa Bay can't get any sweeter , The Festival of Chocolate , Florida's largest all-chocolate themed event returns to MOSI for a fourth year on January, 18, 19 and 20 th . Designed for chocolate lovers of all ages, this delectable event will feature memorable experiences including a Cocoa Couture Fashion Show live on the Yumway (clothing made from candy and chocolate). New this year, “The Great American Candy Run” (Jan. 20 th ). Talk about a sugar...
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    January 13, 2014
    Awaken your appetite and awaken your soul to one of the most anticipated weekends in Tampa Bay. Starting Friday, the NEW Epicurean Hotel presents the Grand Awakening Weekend. A foodie and wine lovers dream! Hallelujah, a weekend full of food, wine, education and celebration! With specialty crafted packages and a’ la carte options to choose from, you can plan to attend one, a few, or all of this weekend’s festivities celebrating the grand opening of the Epicurean Hotel. For the food...
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    January 10, 2014
    I don’t think I am the only one loving the sunshine in Tampa Bay today! I’ve put together a little list of things to do this weekend to help get you through this weekend, rain or shine. TGIF Y'all! Friday, Jan. 10 th , 2014 Gasparilla Music Fridays | Grand Central at Kennedy Courtyard 5:30 p.m. This music series will happen monthly leading up to the 2014 Gasprailla Music Festival. This week enjoy live tunes from the Wholetones, the Applebutter Express. Located at : Grand...
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    January 3, 2014
    I doubt I was the ONLY Tampa-nian who brought out their winter coat today… it’s freezing y’all! Temperatures may have dropped, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in-doors couch surfing, drinking soup all weekend. From “The Greatest Show on Earth” to ice skating, to getting a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions with Yoga in Ybor, there is plenty to do this weekend! Here are my top 5 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay. Cheers to 2014...
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    December 27, 2013
    Are you ready to ring in the New Year? Have you made your plans? Most everyone I have talked to still hasn’t even thought about it… folks, I made it easy for you. I picked out my top 10 places to bring in 2014 in Tampa Bay! Aqua-Eve: Florida Aquarium End the year with a splash! Dance and dine your way through the aquarium and enjoy a night full of hors d’oeuves, dinner, dessert, unlimited beer & wine, live music and entertainment. Guests can expect a VIP rooftop view of...
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    November 28, 2013
    Christmas will be here before you know it and I know what you are thinking… seriously Kat, it’s ONLY Thanksgiving! It's all happening... it's happening so fast! Well, I don't know about you, but I've already started decorating and preparing for the holidays (which really just means Elf is on "repeat" in my DVD player). Okay, enough about me.... I have exciting news Busch Gardens, Christmas Town is back for another year. This year… more lights,...
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    November 26, 2013
    It’s almost turkey time! Take a break this Thanksgiving holiday and allow one of the Tampa Bay’s restaurants do the work for you! That means no cooking, no cleaning, no dishes…. Can I get a “Gobble Gobble”? Here is a list of local eateries offering delicious Thanksgiving feasts. Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!! - Kat AQUA 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa 813-675-8700 www.AQUATampa.com/events/aqua-thanksgiving Thanksgiving-themed specials including pumpkin...
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    November 25, 2013
    Brrrrrrr..... the chilly air has hit Tampa Bay. Warm up with a hot cup of java at the new SteamHeat Cafe in Tampa! Buddy Brew fans have a new café option to enjoy their favorite coffee! The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts recently opened a new coffee shop – SteamHeat Café – in a newly renovated space formerly occupied by the Center Store Gift Shop. The shop will serve Buddy Brew Coffee as well as a revolving menu of light dishes such as Panini, desserts...
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    November 23, 2013
    So much to do.... so little time. Here is my top things to do list for this weekend in Tampa Bay! If you are out and about, snap a pic and share with us at @VisitTampaBay :) Have a great weekend y'all! - Kat Friday Tampa’s Downtown on Ice (Fri-Jan. 5 th ) Ice Skating outside in Tampa? Yup! This chilly, tropical wonderland tradition is back again for another year and we couldn’t be more excited! Tonight, they are open until 10 p.m. (Sat: 10am-10pm and Sun: Noon-9pm). $10 and...