Two weeks from today, we’re publishing a list of Tampa Bay’s Most Iconic Restaurants. Our food critic Helen Freund has been hard at work on a list that ranges from burger joints to breakfast spots to high-end stalwarts.
You can read the full list on Jan. 30 in our Weekend section and on tampabay.com. And to celebrate, we’re throwing a party.
Join us for a happy hour event in the lobby of St. Petersburg’s 490 First Ave. S building, where the Tampa Bay Times offices are located. Meet our food team, learn how we put the list together and mingle with featured chefs and restaurateurs. There will be free snacks and drink deals from the Blend Coffee & Wine, and the chance to win food-themed prizes.
The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30. Enter through the Blend doors facing First Avenue S. There is two-hour street parking surrounding the building.
It’s free, but RSVP is required at tampabay.com/happyhour. We hope to see you there.