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  1. Tampa-style ramen gets a celebrity preview in New York City

    Food & Dining


    Gwyneth Paltrow likes Tampa-style ramen.

    Thursday evening, with paparazzi set up across the street, Paltrow and friends slurped their way through the three offerings at New York City's red-hot Ramen Lab. It was an unusual opportunity for an incoming Tampa restaurant to get some major exposure …

    Tampa ramen restaurant Ichicoro got a preview in New York City over the weekend at a ramen test kitchen. 

A bowl of Ichicoro's spicy Tampa-style ramen.

 [Laura Reiley | Times]
  2. Curator at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg resigns unexpectedly

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Jennifer Hardin, the longtime chief curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, resigned Friday. The announcement, sent Friday via email to the museum's board of trustees, was unexpected.

    From left, Louise Reeves, registrar, Jennifer Hardin, chief curator, Dr. Kent Lydecker, director, and Seymour Gordon, past president of the board, look over photographic prints from Russia by Alexander Ustinov.
  3. Diggin' Florida Dirt: Readers share favorite veggies for Central Florida's summer gardens

    Home and Garden

    Gardeners new to Florida often get a harsh reality check when they attempt their first summer veggie bed. What they planted in late spring flourished through June, July and August back home. Not so much here!

    There are many varieties of eggplant, which are easy vegetables for Florida's summer gardens, says Robert Bowden. Eggplant 'Rosita' is one he enjoys both for the color and the flavor.
  4. Tell Me About It: Workaholic desires dating for the first time


    Q: I've just turned 30 and I'm starting to come around to the idea that being a fiercely independent workaholic with no life outside the office might not be all it's cracked up to be. This is the first time I've really thought about trying to date, so I've missed out on all the experience that everyone else my …

  5. Editorial cartoons for May 23-25


    These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

    Gramaticas honor wounded veteran with new home

    The Gramatica brothers -- Martin with the Bucs, and Bill and Santiago at USF -- are a decade removed from their time as Tampa's place-kickers, but they're still making a huge impact on the community through their Gramatica Family Foundation....


    Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

    Winner of the week: Lenny Curry. It's not easy to unseat an incumbent mayor, especially when few locals know much about you. But the former state GOP Chairman and a strong campaign team led by Tim Baker, Brian Hughes and Brian Swensen pulled off a huge win in unseating Alvin Brown, who had been hailed as a Democratic rock star four years ago....


    For starters, Rays vs. A's

    UPDATE, 11:04: RHP Preston Guilmet wasn't in the clubhouse this morning but is expected to arrive later today. ...