Saturday, May 18, 2013
The "Welcome to West Tampa" mural will honor the neighborhood, according to city officials.
Earlier this week, Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced plans to paint the elevated water tower in west tampa to welcome residents and pay homage to the area's culture. “When I think of West Tampa, I think about the social clubs and cigar factories, little league games, and community leaders like Charlie Miranda and EJ Salcines. This is an opportunity to tell West Tampa’s story, which is so ingrained in the fabric of Tampa,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn in a news release. “It is just one way to honor the heritage and culture of the West Tampa community that continues to shape our city.” Before the process begins, city officials plan to repair and re-coat the tank at a cost of $350,000. That work will begin in January, and should take about four months …
The restaurant will open on Florida Avenue.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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The restaurant at 5910 N. Florida Avenue is projected to open toward the end of 2013.
For the past few years, Seminole Heights foodies and craft beer fans have been privy to a culinary resurgence in the heart of the neighborhood. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, The Independent and Reservations Gourmet-to-Go have helped put Seminole Heights on the map with homegrown dishes that showcase a Florida flair. Continuing that momentum, Red Star Rock Bar and The Rooster and The Till, are set to open their doors this year. The latest eatery to join the list is Fodder and Shine, a restaurant with The Refinery owners Michelle and Greg Baker at the helm. Fodder and Shine is scheduled to open in late 2013 at 5910 N. Florida Avenue, boasting a 2,000 square foot kitchen that will create items like smoked fish and homemade charcuterie, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The weeklong celebration will last from May 13-19.
According to the Brewer's Association, Craft Beer Week is the "Mother of All Beer Weeks." The week is designed as "the annual celebration of small and independent craft brewers, their craft beer and the American craft beer culture." The weeklong celebration will last from May 13-19. To that end The Independent will be tapping rare an unique beers each night this week. To keep up with what's up next, check their Facebook page. They announced plans to tap Nectar Ales Black Xantas Imperial Stout on Monday night. The Mermaid Tavern is also celebrating, starting with 7venth Sun Graffiti Orange Wheat which is brewed in Dunedin. If you know of other local specials, post them here in the comments.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The grand opening celebration was held on Wednesday, May 8.
Boasting smooth coffee, built-to-order hoagies and lack of ATM surcharges, Wawa made another mark in the Tampa Bay region by opening its doors in South Tampa, the seventeenth location in the state of Florida. The Pennsylvania-based chain's entrance into South Tampa was a memorable one for customers, who are being treated to free coffee through May 18 at the 401 N. Dale Mabry location. Outside the store, the red and white logo was visible beneath a tent where customers received free T-shirts, warm greetings from employees and heard praises about the business from Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Charlie Miranda and a host of Wawa executives. "We couldn't be happier to offer more and more Tampa Bay residents the convenience that Wawa has to offer," said …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The series kicks off today, and will be held on Fridays during the summer, rain or shine.
If you're a Seminole Heights resident heading downtown for work or play on Fridays, mark your calendars for a fun event. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. today (May 10), "Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series" will be held at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park. The square is at the corner of Pierce and Madison streets. If you can't make it today, the series will be held on the following dates this summer: June 14, July 12 and August 9, rain or shine. The series features King High School graduate Johnny Lowery performing on steel drums. Bring your own food, buy food at the park - NatePaul's Q4U will sell barbeque, and LaPetite France will offer crepes - or buy a boxed lunch from a local restaurant. Let Patch save you time. Get great local …
Chef Alex Knezevic is preparing some of his specialties just for mom.
She sacrifices all year long for her family. So doesn't Mom deserve a special treat on Mother's Day? Consider making reservations for the Mother's Day brunch at Domani Bistro & Lounge, 6421 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, for some gourmet offerings prepared by Chef Alex Knezevic. The bistro owned by Brian Bosco open in August 2012 and has quickly become a favorite of foodies. Especially for Mother's Day, Domani will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering $5 bloody marys, $4 mimosas and the chef's eclectic cuisine. For those who have yet to experience Domani, the bistro specializes in epicurean sensations such as honey lavender Thai chili duck confit, grilled group with a truffled spring pea glacage, seared salmon with a horseradish …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Where do you recommend taking Mom out to eat on her special day?
How do you show your mother just how special she is? One option is to treat her to a delicious Mother's Day brunch as a small token of your appreciation. After all, how many great meals has she cooked (or microwaved) for you over the years? Here are some of our favorite brunch spots around Seminole Heights and Central Tampa where you can bring Mom for her special day: In 2012, Ella's was voted best in our Reader's Choice poll. Where else can you take mom for Mother's Day?
Sunday, May 5, 2013
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