Wednesday, November 22, 2017
News Roundup

The DayStarter: Hot and humid again today; 'The Infiltrator' premieres, and some '90s favorites return to Tampa

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• Today will be a scorcher, with the heat index expected to top out around 105. Midday thunderstorms could provide some relief, but not much.

• Here's what the plan to develop Tampa's urban core will not include: those ugly air conditioning units on top of buildings that obstruct the skyline. Instead, the development led by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's capital investment firm Cascade Investments LLC will bring up air conditioning from the ground. Read more about their plans this morning at tampabay.com/business.

The Infiltrator premieres today starring Bryan Cranston (and Tampa Bay) and the reviews are great. Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall says it's an evocative crime drama anchored by a terrific Cranston performance as Tampa resident Robert Mazur, who went undercover in Pablo Escobar's Medellin drug cartel. Want to see filming locations? We have a tour mapped out for you here of the spots around Tampa Bay that show up in the movie.

Times food critic Laura Reiley says the new Bavaro's restaurant is yet another reason St. Petersburg's EDGE district is edging out the competition as the area's happening new dining destination. Bavaro's is introducing St. Petersburg, an already pizza-rich town, to the allures of Neapolitan style.

• In the food section, our new column debuts called Page to Plate. Ileana Morales Valentine explores how cookbooks inspire in a way that searching for online recipes usually doesn't. This week she looks at Leela Cyd's Food With Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings.

• Here are the top things to do today around Tampa Bay, including a concert by '90s greats Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit and Sponge at Madeira Beach and a cult cinema night in Tampa.

• An app that brings anglers together to share photos of their catches has taken off in Florida. Read about how the app Fishbrain, launched in Sweden, of all places, has become so popular among the bait bucket crowd.

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