Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Dining & Nightlife
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    December 26, 2014
    Tampa Bay's trendy Seminole Heights neighborhood sprouts another cutting-edge restaurant today with the opening of Fodder & Shine. Fodder & Shine (@FodderandShine), 5910 N. Florida Ave., was created by Greg and Michelle Baker, owners of the award-winning Refinery restaurant a few blocks to the south. The restaurant's "Heritage Florida Cracker" menu is built around the food served by Florida's earliest white settlers -- the so-called Crackers, named after the...
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    December 17, 2014
    Three months after it opened, Tampa Bay's Ulele restaurant has made Open Table's list of the Top 100 restaurants in the country. “This is a great honor, especially because Ulele has only been open since Aug. 26,” said Richard Gonzmart, fourth generation co-owner and president of the Columbia Restaurant Group. “I want to thank all of the Open Table reviewers who put us on this very exclusive list.” The Gonzmart family, owners of Tampa Bay's iconic...
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    December 8, 2014
    Beer drinkers, listen up! If you're looking to spend some time in a town that knows its suds, Tampa Bay is the place to be. Our booming microbrew scene has helped us land on Livability.com's Ten Best Beer Cities, 2014 . Here's what the writers had to say about our beer culture: "More than 30 breweries and brewpubs in the Tampa Bay area make this a true destination for beer tourists. Those lucky enough to live in Tampa find themselves surrounded by breweries pushing the limits...
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    October 30, 2014
    Look's like we have a Friday full of fright with Halloween falling on a Friday this year!!! Dig out your costumes, the Halloween events continue through the weekend as well as many other events in Tampa Bay offering you a special taste of authentic West Tampa Cuisine to Opera music on the lawn... this weekend's full of treats, no tricks! Friday, October 31 Happy HALLOWEEN! The Monster’s Ball | Hard Rock Café Tampa | 10 p.m. - 4 a.m Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...
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    October 24, 2014
    It may not be Halloween yet, but the events are kicking off this weekend! We've got you covered with our top picks for ghosts and goblins of all ages on our blog today. Friday, October 24 Friday, October 24- Oct. 31 | “Nightmare on Franklin Street” Halloween Series | Tampa Theatre Tampa's most historic - and most haunted - grand movie palace will present 15 nights of petrifying programming, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, classic monster movies, family-friendly...
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    September 22, 2014
    I’m back at the new Epicurean Hotel for another phenomenal foodie experience to share with you and with the help of CTTV (City of Tampa Television) we have collaborated and put together a helpful video giving you a VIP behind-the-scenes all-access tour. Sit back, relax (go ahead grab a glass of wine) and enjoy our quick video on the five things you need to know about one of Tampa’s hippest foodie-focused hotels, the Epicurean. Whether you are a Tampa local looking to shake up your...
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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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    August 22, 2014
    Ohhh my goodness y’all… we’ve got a weekend full of tailgating food, football (YES finally), beer, 5K runs and even a sneak peek of the new Ulele restaurant opening next week. Get excited and start planning your weekend now with my top picks for fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay! Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest | Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park |Saturday, Aug. 23 Tampa Bay’s top 22 restaurants will showcase premier tailgating dishes at the inaugural Tampa...
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    August 21, 2014
    Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is not only innovative, but a highly sophisticated, fine-dining experience that caters to those with the most cultivated tastes. The history and story behind the name goes back to the iconic, ancestral oak tree, which is still in existence on Hollywood, FL Seminole Tribe of Florida reservation, where tribe leaders gather to discuss tribal affairs. Rooted in history, Council Oak serves up the finest 100% USDA steaks from its...
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    August 8, 2014
    TGIF Y’all! We’ve got another action-packed weekend here in Tampa full of music, comedians and sharks. We’ve pulled together a few of our top things you don’t want to miss this weekend! Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars, AFI | George M. Steinbrenner Field | Saturday, Aug. 9 The first concert at George M. Steinbrenner Field since 1996, the Carnivores Tour will roll in this weekend with three powerhouse musical acts. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at...