1. Lauren Chezaud, owner of Cafe’ Soleil French Bakery & Deli, serves coffees to customers Sheryl Arbo, of St. Pete Beach, right, and Emily Hagan, of St. Pete Beach, on Thursday, Sep 21, 2023, at the cafe at St. Pete Beach.
  2. Charred calamari with jicama, roasted corn, chorizo, cilantro, yuzu and edamame is on the menu at Sonata, the new restaurant at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater.
  3. The exterior of Dairy Inn on Nov. 30, 2023.
  4. Wright's Gourmet House in Tampa's festive fare includes peppermint chocolate cupcakes.
  5. A Temple Terrace Publix has recalled 11 beef products because of a "potential of plastic material."
  6. Shoppers browse for items at vendor booths at Shopapalooza in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023.
  7. Target is joining Walmart, Best Buy and Walgreens in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a long tradition of jump starting Black Friday sales.
  8. A basket of gator bites is displayed at The Blue Gator in Hernando.
  9. Gary Mills, along with his great-grandson Sylar Geiger, takes a moment inside the taxidermy shop that Mills runs on Aug. 21 in Hernando.
  10. See which Tampa restaurants made Open Table's Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2023.
  11. Local businesses can sign up to Too Good to Go to sell extra food that they couldn't sell.
  12. Pan-Asian steakhouse Fortu opens soon in St. Petersburg.
  13. A Thanksgiving plate
  14. A drone used at a Walmart Supercenter in Tampa on Jan. 24. DroneUp is the company partnering with both Chick-fil-A and Walmart to begin the new form of delivery services.
  15. The Tampa EDITION is offering complete heat and serve Thanksgiving meals to-go for $525.
  16. The Oak Ridge Boys band performs at the Wish Farms Soundstage during the first day of the Florida Strawberry Festival on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Plant City. The band will return in 2024.
  17. Busch Gardens is lit up for the season with Christmas Town, running Nov. 11 through Jan. 7. The park transformation is included with admission with seasonal entertainment, and even its coasters, such as Iron Gwazi, shown here, are decorated in Christmas lights.
  18. The mole short rib at Sal Rosa on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Tampa.
  19. Have you sat in traffic on the Howard Frankland lately? You're a true Florida friend.
  20. Lotte Plaza Market had its grand opening on Friday.
  21. At Chattaway’s for high tea, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  22. Pianist Kenny Haelsig performs at the Harry Waugh Dessert Room inside Bern’s Steak House in Tampa on Oct. 11, 2023.
  23. A cheesesteak sandwich, made with sliced ribeye, fresh American cheese and a sesame-seeded house roll, is fresh out of the kitchen at The Violet Stone, 2134 Ninth Ave. N., in St. Petersburg.
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