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  1. Jalapeno Popper Rollups.
  2. Throwing your own crawfish boil is easy, if you have the right gear.
  3. Chef Rick "Ricky P" Parsons serves up a Louisiana feast during his monthly crawfish boil at the Big Catch at Salt Creek In St. Petersburg. It's crawfish season and a number of Tampa Bay restaurants and chefs are celebrating the tradition with weekly boils.
  4. Gateau St. Honore
  5. Big Storm Brewing Co.  plans to open an 11,000-square-foot taproom and restaurant in the Centro Ybor building by the end of the year.
  6. Pongo the orangutan recently celebrated his 25th birthday at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor. The animal sanctuary is giving moms free admission Saturday and Sunday for Mother's Day weekend.
  7. Server Asia Lancaster, left, delivers a to-go order of sirloin steak, chicken, and shrimp pasta to Ryan Dundee, of Clearwater, on May 8, 2020, in the parking lot at Outback Steakhouse in Palm Harbor. The company plans to invest more into takeout technology in 2021, hoping to capitalize on what it sees as a growth sector, even as more people come back into restaurants.
  8. David Benstock, executive chef and owner of Il Ritorno in St. Petersburg, will compete on an episode of culinary competition show "Beat Bobby Flay" that airs on May 20.
  9. Chocolate and raspberries make French toast even more of a treat for Mother's Day. Here are 30 suggestions on where to find a no-cook meal for mom.
  10. The Disney Wish will set sail in the summer of 2022, with bookings opening up May 27.
  11. The blueberry and cream doughnut from Peachey's Baking Co. at the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
  12. Pete's General is expanding with a new location at 2361 First Ave. S in St. Petersburg.
  13. Lan Mai of Shokkan Sushi preps his station with toasted coconut at 22 South, the new food hall opening April 30 inside the newly renovated historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg. At his restaurant, Mai will serve sushi, poke bowls and burritos.
  14. 22 South, the new food hall inside the newly renovated historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg, opens April 30.
  15. Jason Beckstead, left, and Web Beckstead work to make a manual cross cut while Lee LeCaptain, center, uses a chainsaw during a log cutting exhibition, part of the lumberjack show, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the opening day of the 2021 Florida State Fair, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
  16. Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen's Baja Lemon Chicken Bol features jasmine rice, cilantro noodles, ginger broccoli, lemon chicken and sliced avocado.
  17. Ben and Jerry's is planning to open a "scoop shop" at Midtown Tampa.
  18. Restaurants along Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg sat quiet and empty in March 2020, during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants, bars and other food businesses that were hammered by the pandemic will soon be eligible to apply for up to $10 million in federal aid through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a $28.6 billion tranche of relief approved as part of the American Rescue Plan.
  19. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year.
  20. Marilyn Diaz, center, and Hortencia Ramos, of Tampa, work on a batch of plantains on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at La Cabana Restaurant in Tampa. In some parts of Florida, restaurants are offering signing bonuses to new hires as they try to staff up after the pandemic.
  21. Smoked fish dip is served with toasted bread, lemon and hot sauce at the new and revived Corner Club at 1502 E Sligh Ave. in Tampa. The beloved Seminole Heights dive bar closed down last year and has reopened under new ownership.
  22. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year. From Angela's Pizza, it has a white garlic sauce base, topped with mozzarella cheese and dill pickles. Garnished with ranch and dill seasoning after it comes out of the oven.
  23. Lingr, the highly anticipated new restaurant from chef Jeffrey Jew, will open for breakfast and lunch in mid-May at 400 Sixth St. S in St. Petersburg.
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