Totally random and unscientific poll
Q: Who serves up the best pizza in the SouthShore and Brandon area?
1 East Coast Pizza
This pizza joint is known for its New York-style brick oven baked pizza.
Deep-dish pizza takes a while, but it's definitely worth the wait.
3 Babe's Pizza
The Double Decker remains a Brandon treasure.
4 Bloomingdale Pizza
Gorge on some authentic New York-style hand-tossed pizza.
5 Villa Rina
Whether you're craving pizza, pasta, stromboli or Philly steaks, this is the place to go.
* Answers aggregated from Facebook and Twitter responses
Did you know?
Brandon has some of the best conditions for women in the workforce, according to research done by NerdWallet. Brandon was ranked 10th among medium-sized cities when it comes to opportunities and earnings for female workers. The study ranked cities based on gender pay gap, population growth and the median women's salary, adjusted by the cost of living.
Who says Nike and Armani don't match? The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is hosting its fourth annual Sneaker Soiree on Wednesday at TPepin's Hospitality Centre in Tampa. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes dinner, drinks, awards recognizing the accomplishments of local sports groups and appearances by Rays manager Joe Maddon, Bucs general manager Jason Licht and Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. Tables of eight are available for $2,000.
Locals in the limelight
Summer Rae and Rosa Mendes from Total Divas, an E! Network reality show that follows seven WWE Divas, were spotted at the Moe's Southwest Grill in Winthrop Town Centre last week. The show is filming in Hillsborough County. Total Divas goes beyond the ring to show viewers the personal rivalries, romantic relationships and high drama in the day-to-day life of female professional wrestlers. Season 3 will premiere Sept. 7.
Tweets of the week
@EastBayHS: Melody Dickson honored at today's School Board meeting for perfect attendance K-12. Congratulations!
@EastBayHS: Sara Hetherington also honored for receiving the Congres Bundestag scholarship. She will spend next year in Germany.
East Bay High School
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Snap a selfie in front of the "Wonderwall" at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and score a chance to win dinner for two to Fresh Harvest Marketplace and Rise Kitchen and Bakery. Tag Instagram and Twitter selfies taken in front of the casino waterfall with #RockYourSelfie for the chance to win. The contest runs through July 7.
A fun collection of news, notes and opinions for SouthShore & Brandon, compiled by Caitlin Johnston.