Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Dining & Nightlife
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    November 15, 2013
    Brrrrrr...... I am not sure who turned on the AC around here, but the boots and scarves are out and we are finally starting to feel a little winter chill, just in time for the holidays! This weekend is full of live music, historical traditions, burgers, beers and even an event focused on tats and tunes. Be sure to tweet us your pics around town @VisitTampaBay and have a great weekend! Cheers y’all! - Kat Friday: Gasparilla Music Fridays, Grand Central at Kennedy-Channelside Fire up your
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    October 30, 2013
    We were invited to a delectable tasting of Carmel Café & Wine Bar’s new fall menu, and let’s just say you MUST try these new dishes! We sampled each seasonally-inspired dish, starting with the Arancini – delicious and slightly spicy fried rice balls filled with parmesan, fontina and asiago cheeses. We then moved onto the Bacon & Artichoke Flatbread with aged provolone cheese and sundried tomato aioli. The flavors blended beautifully! This dish is perfect for...
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    October 25, 2013
    I feel like I keep repeating myself each weekend when I tell you we have a jam packed weekend full of events. But really…. There is SO much to do! Lucky for me, I have a special visitor in town this weekend. My mom, Alice. She is a total artsy fartsy, funky mom who loves art, exploring and walking everywhere! A MUST do and top on her list for us to do is Saturday and Sunday in Hyde Park Village, the 24 th Annual Hyde Park Art Festival in addition to that we plan on brunching at some of my...
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    October 24, 2013
    Have you ever walked into a room, down an alley and had an immediate chill accompanied by a suspicion you aren’t alone? There will always be believers and non-believers, but whether you believe or don’t believe there are ghost stories galore about Tampa Bay. Some stories are entertaining while others send creepy chills up and down your spine, but a majority of those stories return to the roots and beginnings of Tampa. This week, in the spirit of Halloween, I decided to do some...
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    October 23, 2013
    This Saturday one of Tampa’s HOTTEST and BIGGEST Halloween parties continues with its 6 th Annual Monster’s Ball at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with special guest appearance by HBO True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and a $1,000 costume contest! Best known for his hottie werewolf role in True Blood as Alcide , the mysterious Bon Ton, Sookie loving werewolf will be joining the party for a very special appearance. For those who aren’t into the werewolves and...
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    October 17, 2013
    The weekend starts tonight as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Minnesota Wild at 7:30 p.m. and don't think the weekend stops there. There is plenty to do all weekend long from more Oktoberfest celebrations, live music, shows and even a special event for Vegans. Be sure to tweet us your top picks each week and send us pictures on twitter @VisitTampaBay ! Enjoy your weekend unlocking Tampa Bay! Cheers Y'all! -Kat Lightning Game (Thursday) Tonight the Tampa Bay Lightning will hit the...
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    October 16, 2013
    Today, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar launched its new menu nationwide featuring dry-aged steaks, bold cuts and enticing Steak Companions. The restaurant debuted dry aging preparation for richer, bolder flavor on select cuts and delicious Steak Companions and sauces for an elevated taste experience that goes above and beyond the classic steak. The steak cuts are classically and expertly seasoned with kosher salt and black pepper then broiled at 1600 degrees or iron-crusted and...
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    October 11, 2013
    Alright folks, I am back with my top 10 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay! Lots of beer, lots of Halloween fun and plenty of festivals to keep you busy all weekend long! Remember, if you are out an about be sure to shoot me a tweet @VisitTampaBay with any photos or any questions you may have. Rock the Yacht Calling all the party animals (21+ only) that are ready to kick off the weekend with a live music party cruise tonight (Friday). Enjoy an R&B Dance Party featuring the Bus Stop Band
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    October 8, 2013
    The Rays did it! Game 4 is tonight at 8:37 p.m. and if you are like me, you weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket to tonight’s game. So, I pulled together a list of all the top spots to watch the game, bar deals, hotel deals and the best places to wet your whistle and cheer for our boys across the Bay! Dugout Deals: Green Iguana in Ybor is offering $12 buckets of Bud and Bud Light (5 bottles). Munch on traditional and boneless wings for only $6.99 AND bar goers get a FREE shot...
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    October 8, 2013
    Celebrate Oktoberfest on the water with Yacht Starship's Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Cruise ! Select Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays through October 27, board your dinner cruise early for a one-hour beer tasting of up to six premium beers on the top deck. Then enjoy a 2.5-hour dinner cruise with the Yacht Starship's new fall menu and spectacular views of Tampa Bay. Cruise times Thursdays and Fridays Sunday: Boards: 6:30 p.m. Boards: 5:30 p.m. Departs: 7:30 p.m. Departs: 6:30 p.m. Returns:...