1. To eat at Sushi Namba and drink at Listening Room, Miami residents will first have to pay a $10,000 members fee.
  2. University of Florida researchers tested 20 kratom products provided by the Tampa Bay Times, including leaf powders and concentrated extracts.
  3. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe has been listed for sale.
  4. The Bill Edwards Foundation of the Arts collaborated with Imagine Museum to bring an art installation depicting the moon, by artist Luke Jerram, to the Mahaffey Theater pictured on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 in St. Petersburg. The sculpture is made from a balloon-like material.
  5. A Times investigation found more than 580 fatal kratom-related overdoses in Florida.
  6. A cherry-dipped cone is served at Dairy Joy in South Tampa.
  7. Apple Snyder prepares a coffee drink at King State Coffee's Tampa location in 2020. King State's St. Petersburg location opens with full food and bar service on Dec. 12.
  8. Carpenter Jeffrey Cain builds a seven-foot Star of David at his home workshop in Clearwater for the Chabad of Clearwater's Hanukkah celebration to be hosted on Dec 7 at Coachman Park. The event will have performances by the Nerdy Noah Show, live music, a Hebrew school performance, latkes, doughnuts, dreidels, a visit from Tampa Bay Lightning’s ThunderBug, and a chocolate gelt drop with the Clearwater Fire Department.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The exterior of Dairy Inn on Nov. 30, 2023.
  12. Wright's Gourmet House in Tampa's festive fare includes peppermint chocolate cupcakes.
  13. A Temple Terrace Publix has recalled 11 beef products because of a "potential of plastic material."
  14. Shoppers browse for items at vendor booths at Shopapalooza in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023.
  15. 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.
  16. A basket of gator bites is displayed at The Blue Gator in Hernando.
  17. Gary Mills, along with his great-grandson Sylar Geiger, takes a moment inside the taxidermy shop that Mills runs on Aug. 21 in Hernando.
  18. See which Tampa restaurants made Open Table's Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2023.
  19. Local businesses can sign up to Too Good to Go to sell extra food that they couldn't sell.
  20. Pan-Asian steakhouse Fortu opens soon in St. Petersburg.
  21. A Thanksgiving plate
  22. 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.
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