Monday, January 22, 2018
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Tampa's Toffee to Go gets swept up in Oprah Effect

Back in 2002 when Lisa Schalk started Toffee to Go in Tampa, she told friends, "I will be one of Oprah's Favorite Things." Eyebrow wagging all around. Sure, it's delicious toffee, but Oprah? And now it's right there on Page 89 of the December issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, which hit newsstands Wednesday with a gorgeous picture of one of Shalk's toffee "towers." Word is, Oprah's a dark chocolate fan, so it was probably the dark chocolate pecan version that clinched the deal. The Oprah crew deemed it "toffee at its most delectable," Schalk said Web business on Thursday was 15 to 20 times greater than the same time last year. Toffee to Go is at 3251 W Bay to Bay Blvd.; a small 2-pound tower costs $54 and a nearly 4-pound tower is $99.

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New festival couples fitness with weddings and Tampa Indie Flea gets new digs

New festival couples fitness with weddings and Tampa Indie Flea gets new digs

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You can buy the balls from Amalie’s Beach Tampa exhibit at auction

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Published: 01/18/18
Find your end of days outfit this weekend, and more

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Published: 01/11/18
5 things to do under $5: Tampa music history, Suncoast Arts Festival

5 things to do under $5: Tampa music history, Suncoast Arts Festival

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Published: 01/10/18
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Meet the monster trucks: Free truck displays around Tampa Bay

Meet the monster trucks: Free truck displays around Tampa Bay

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Published: 01/10/18
5 things to do under $5: Kite festival, Florida Manatee Festival

5 things to do under $5: Kite festival, Florida Manatee Festival

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Published: 01/10/18
Disney theme park deal for Florida residents returns, but the price climbs

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Updated one month ago
Plan your weekend: Marvel Universe Live, School of Rock, Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Tom Petty tribute

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5 under $5: American Stage’s Under 20 Passport begins, Nerf gun wars, meet the ‘ToyMakerz’

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1 Under 20 Free Passport: American Stage is starting the year off with a deal aimed at creating young theater fans. The Under 20 Free Passport allows people under 20 to get into mainstage productions at no cost. And a new Under 30 Pass offers patrons...
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Top things to do this week: Marvel Universe Live, comedian Brad Garrett, Epiphany

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