1. Trophy Fish, known for fresh seafood and creative cocktails, is now open in Tampa's Seminole Heights.
  2. Tampa Bay Times reporters Gabrielle Calise and Helen Freund will be your guides in the new One Day in Tampa Bay newsletter.
  3. The interior at The Merchant, downtown on Central Avenue, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in St. Petersburg. The Merchant will expand into the space of the Crislip Cafe, which announced on March 20, 2023 that it was closing.
  4. Chicago, shown here at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in New York in 2016, will perform in Clearwater's Coachman Park on Oct. 7 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hooters.
  5. Barbouni at Baba is a new tin fish and raw seafood bar in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District.
  6. The Kool-Aid Man, who raised us.
  7. The Suite Sun Deck on Wonder of the Seas is exclusively for passengers staying in the Suite Neighborhood. The private neighborhood includes a plunge pool, bar and the Coastal Kitchen, an exclusive restaurant.
  8. Herban Flow co-owners Caitlyn and Michael Smith of St. Petersburg, pose for a portrait at their St. Petersburg shop.
  9. Strawberry shortcake, made from scratch
  10. A piece of strawberry shortcake sits on a picnic table overlooking a field of strawberries at Berry Barn in Dover.
  11. A rendering of The Foodie Labs, a culinary center set to open in St. Petersburg's Warehouse Arts District in April.
  12. Offerings at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival include Five Spice Duck Lettuce Wraps.
  13. People take in the festivities at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on Thursday.
  14. College student Nico Brown plays a round of catch with friends during his last day of spring break at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa in 2022. Six of the area’s public school systems, as well as the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, have the same week off this year, so expect big crowds.
  15. Sea Grapes Eatery + Wine Lounge reopens with a new menu from chef Alex Rodriguez in St. Pete Beach on March 9, 2023.
  16. Kenny Lawson performs in a drag show at the Hamburger Mary's in Clearwater in May 2016.
  17. The Pearl restaurant at Water Street in Tampa.
  18. Chelsea “Zeana” Jackson drinks a Walter White at Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Tea Bar in St. Petersburg. The drink contains kratom, a substance that Florida legislators have taken steps toward regulating.
  19. Contestants participate in the Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick Relay at the Florida Strawberry Festival on Thursday, in Plant City.
  20. Coasis, a new restaurant and bar in Seminole Heights in Tampa, opened this week.
  21. Bern's Steak House will now require guests to submit their credit card information, prior to booking.
  22. The original Hooters restaurant on Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater. Hooters celebrates its 40th anniversary with monthly events starting March 4, 2023.
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