1. Max Oliver moves a lobster to the banding table aboard his boat while fishing off Spruce Head, Maine, on Aug. 31, 2021. America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges including a changing ocean environment and new rules designed to protect rare whales.
  2. People stand in line waiting to enter Trader Joe's to buy groceries in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on March 24, 2020. More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe's are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday, March 2, 2024.
  3. The Chow Noodles, one of the popular entrees at Calida in St. Petersburg.
  4. The exterior of the Dairy Inn is seen in 2023.
  5. Zach Pace, left, and Ro Patel will soon open Ten Rooms, an ambitious new dining and retail destination inside El Centro Español in Ybor.
  6. Nelson Valdes, owner of Silver Ring Café in the food court of Westshore Plaza in Tampa.
  7. The Florida Strawberry Festival returns for its 89th year in Plant City running Feb. 29-March 10.
  8. The Thai Crunch salad with chicken from Supernatural Food and Wine in Tampa.
  9. A topiary of Mirabel from the Disney animated film “Encanto” will greet guests once again at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, running Feb. 28-May 27. The annual springtime event is filled with creative topiaries, gardens, food kiosks and free daily concerts.
  10. Beachgoers enjoy alcoholic drinks near Caddy's on the Beach on Treasure Island in 2019. It's legal to drink on Treasure Island, but with a set of rules including no kegs and no glass bottles.
  11. Char siu lechon, coconut-ginger braised greens and chicken adobo bao buns are served at Lucky Tigre in South Tampa. The restaurant is moving to a new address at 1713 N Albany Avenue soon.
  12. Crowds walk along 22nd Street South, browsing vendors booths during the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, Saturday, February 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  13. Robert DuBoise at a news conference on Sept. 14, 2020, following a hearing to exonerate him 37 years after he was arrested for a 1983 murder.
  14. The Pearl restaurant is among six new Tampa restaurants highlighted in Michelin's 2024 Florida guide.
  15. Metro Diner is one of many places serving a fish special. Here is a list of ways you can eat fish during Lent.
  16. A strip steak is served with a black garlic demi-glace sauce at The Estuary in downtown New Port Richey.
  17. Analaya Lazaro, 2, offers cotton candy to a stuffed unicorn at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 9 in Tampa.
  18. Interior view of The Huntsman in Tallahassee. The restaurant is set to open in St. Petersburg in the former location of the Mill in 2024.
  19. Tampa resident Chip Weiner, a freelance food photographer, holds up a piece of melty Wisconsin cheese curds that come with the Honey Bunny Curd Burger at the Florida State Fair. Weiner considers himself a bit of a food thrill-seeker and defends fair food.
  20. Tanks, where cultivated chicken is made, are seen at the Eat Just office on July 27, 2023, in Alameda, California.
  21. The sign at Applebee's on U.S. 19 in Clearwater on Feb. 5.
  22. Adrian E. Miller, author and Soul Food Scholar is presenting at the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Feb. 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  23. Ian Sowell and Jenna Menn dance during RELPro Dance Promotion's salsa class and social on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg.
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