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What you need to know for Wednesday, Sept. 7

On Wednesday at 8 a.m., 75 Tampa Bay restaurants will get in on what has been big news in most major metro areas this summer: UberEATS launches, offering food delivery from full menus of well-known area restaurants, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This launch marks the first time in the company?€™s history that the new standalone UberEATS application has debuted outside of the ability to request rides. Both Uber and Lyft services are currently illegal in Tampa Bay.
Food delivery services are not new. GrubHub (which owns Seamless) is currently the market leader, operating in more than 900 cities, with companies like DoorDash, FoodNow, Foodler, Deliveroo and Doorstep Delivery carving out their own pieces of the pie.
Pictured: Oggi Italian Street Food

On Wednesday at 8 a.m., 75 Tampa Bay restaurants will get in on what has been big news in most major metro areas this summer: UberEATS launches, offering food delivery from full menus of well-known area restaurants, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This launch marks the first time in the company?€™s history that the new standalone UberEATS application has debuted outside of the ability to request rides. Both Uber and Lyft services are currently illegal in Tampa Bay. Food delivery services are not new. GrubHub (which owns Seamless) is currently the market leader, operating in more than 900 cities, with companies like DoorDash, FoodNow, Foodler, Deliveroo and Doorstep Delivery carving out their own pieces of the pie. Pictured: Oggi Italian Street Food

•Drier air means limited rain chances today, according to 10Weather WTSP, making for a partly cloudy day with highs near 90 degrees.

• Notice any changes at Tampa Bay International Airport early this morning? The potentially most disruptive part of the airport's $1 billion expansion is under way. Read more here, along with the back story.

• As if we needed another reason to camp out on the sofa. This morning, 75 Tampa restaurants will get in on UberEATS, offering food delivery from full menus of well-known area restaurants, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Read all about it.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including the Folklore interview series and discounted admission at the Glazer Children's Museum.

• Miss yesterday's Rays game? Here are some takeaways. And check back later for updates from the team's 1 p.m. game against the Orioles at home.

• If you're tired of $12 cocktails and $10 small plates, look no further. Food editor Michelle Stark feels your pain, and she found a few local spots with meals under $10. Check it out.

What you need to know for Wednesday, Sept. 7 09/07/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:03am]
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