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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday May 29


    Florida Georgia Line: The country duo's Anything Goes Tour brings them to Tampa with openers Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballad. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$59.75. A review of the show will be posted late tonight at …

    Luis Santana  |   Times (10/17/2014, Tampa, FL)    Country duo Florida Georgia Line performs at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.[Luis Santana | Times]
  2. Ybor City's Gaspar's Grotto will be featured on TV next week

    Food & Dining

    One of Ybor City's more colorful watering holes is getting its close-up. In January Andrew and David Fung, the brothers behind FYI network's series What the Fung, headed over to Gaspar's Grotto to investigate the signature conch fritters served with tequila chili jam sauce. The setup: The comedian brothers get …

    Gaspar's Grotto on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City in 2011. [Times files (2011)]
  3. Busch Gardens' new Cobra's Curse ride coming in 2016 (w/video)


    Cobra's Curse, a new family thrill ride coming to Busch Gardens in 2016, will zoom riders forward and backward and spin them, Busch Gardens revealed Thursday.

    Busch Gardens revealed more details and a rendering Thursday of a new ride called Cobra's Curse, a family spin coaster coming to the theme park in 2016. It will be the first in the world to combine a 70-foot lift, forward and backward track motion and a freely spinning ride vehicle. [Busch Gardens Tampa]
  4. As Belleview Biltmore goes, so goes a piece of Florida history


    If you could sit shiva for a building, you would not find a more worthy decedent than the Belleview Biltmore Hotel in Belleair. The end has come after a long and anguished death throe. Cause of demise: terminal neglect.

  5. Tell Me About It: Couple disagrees about his drinking


    Q: My girlfriend and I recently got into an argument about how much is appropriate to drink at a social occasion (I'm okay with drinking more, though she's certainly not a teetotaler). I'm fine with having different standards, and negotiating situations as a couple, but I get the sense she is judging me — …

    'Tweaked' hamstring sidelines Evans

    A Thursday OTA that began with the Bucs' first overall draft choice absent ended with one of its 1,000-yard receivers out of commission as well.

    WR Mike Evans exited in the waning stages of Thursday's non-padded workout with an apparent right hamstring injury, but Coach Lovie Smith didn't seem fazed afterward. Evans injured his left hamstring during the first OTA last year and missed an extended period of summer work.

    "My hammy is even a little sore right now. You get through it," Smith said. "You say he tweaked it last (summer), how did he do this past year? Pretty well (1,051 yards, 12 TDs), so it's not something we're concerned about at all. He tweaked it a little bit; he'll be fine."

    Also nursing a sore hamstring is second-round draft choice Ali Marpet, who didn't participate. The offensive lineman from Division III Hobart attended Thursday's workout, albeit in a baseball cap. His fellow second-round pick, Donovan Smith, logged some second-team reps at left tackle.

    "Offseason, every day I'm gonna talk about a little tweak, and that's about all it is. Eventually they'll get back."...


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