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  1. SeaWorld Entertainment, the parent company of Busch Gardens, reported a second-quarter profit that more than doubled. And even attendance was down from 2019 highs, the company beat market expectations.
  2. Takeout options from Sap Sap Lao Cafe in Pinellas Park include thum mua, left; nam khao, top, and sai gok, bottom.
  3. Nash Chillura fills a pint of ice cream at Chill Bros. Scoop Shop in Ybor City on June 24, 2020. Chill Bros. will open a second location in the Water Street Tampa development later this year.
  4. A flight of beers is served at Publix's GreenWise Market in Tallahassee. A Publix Greenwise Market will open in downtown Tampa on Aug. 19.
  5. Romulo Yanes photographed food for work and at home. “It was amazing how much of our life he documented,” his husband said.
  6. This exterior image of the Tampa Theatre shows how the owners pushed the fact that the theater was air-conditioned -- a rarity in 1942.
  7. The space at 22 South, the new food hall inside the historic Manhattan Casino, has closed.
  8. Server Hanna Holt, center, discusses the lunch menu with Dana Nafe of Tampa, left, Terianne Curcia of Apollo Beach, and Jolie Marjama of Wesley Chapel, right, on July 27 at Ulele in Tampa. Ulele owner Richard Gonzmart has requested that all staff return to wearing face masks at work as COVID-19 cases surge.
  9. The 1,500-square-foot Hyde Park Village location will welcome customers before Thanksgiving.
  10. Willa's, a new neighborhood restaurant in North Hyde Park, is one of Tampa's hottest new restaurants to open this year.
  11. A photograph from a 1976 Tampa Bay Times story detailing how a St. Petersburg Pier laser art installation did not go as planned.
  12. The McDonald's restaurant, at 347 S Gulfview Blvd on Clearwater Beach, is among the “nonstandard” locations.
  13. A Ben and Jerry's scoop shop is expected to open in Midtown Tampa in late 2021. Another store is in the works in Clearwater Beach.
  14. Fans at the 2016 Metrocon pose for a photo at the Tampa Convention Center. The convention for anime fans was canceled last year but returns July 23-25.
  15. Burt Drake, owner of Bright Ice, St. Petersburg, scoops up some ice cream for an order.
  16. Red Tide fish kills have been heavy near the St. Pete Pier, where restaurants like Doc Ford's are faced with customers increasingly weary about waterfront dining.
  17. Fo'Cheezy Twisted Meltz, which opened last year in St. Pete Beach, is holding a job fair June 22 for its new location in downtown St. Petersburg.
  18. A seafood case filled with grouper, snapper and tile fish at Wild Seafood at Johns Pass Boardwalk in Madeira Beach. Most of the local fish sold in restaurants and seafood markets is fished far offshore and safe to eat despite the ongoing Red Tide, experts say.
  19. A Jungle Prada burger is served at Kuba Cocina in St. Pete Beach, one of several hot new restaurant openings this year.
  20. People check out Impulse on the dancefloor at Skipper's Smokehouse in 2012. The venue, which opened in 1980 and closed in 2020, has officially reopened in Tampa.
  21. Slow-cooked oxtail with rice and peas and sweet plantains is served at Irie Mon Jamaican Grill, one of several restaurants at 22 South, the new food hall inside the historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg.
  22. A forklift passes through the warehouse at Pepin Distributing in Tampa in 2013. After 50 years in Florida, the beer distribution company has reached a deal to be sold to a Maryland private equity firm.
  23. Armature Works bakery Bake'n Babes is featuring a Stanley Cup Works shake to celebrate the Tampa Bay Lightning during the boat parade on Monday.
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