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  1. From left: Yira Jimenez, Nick Galliano and Gianna Galliano, 5, of Tampa, are served lunch entrees by Karen Betancur and Juan Carlos Rengifo, right, on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at La Cabana Restaurant in Tampa.
  2. Salmon With Creamy Mustard Sauce makes for a quick dinner with a French-inspired sauce, an easy and elegant dinner if you are abstaining from meat during the Lenten season.
  3. Dips and pizzas and foods that don't require shared serving spoons are good options for a Super Bowl watch party in the coronavirus era.
  4. A rack of ribs from Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.
  5. The Super Bowl Experience, the NFL's interactive football theme park, is seen at sunset ahead of Super Bowl 55 at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.
  6. Baseball fans gather at Ferg's Sports Bar. With the onset of COVID-19, the bar has put in plastic dividers and customers have preferred the outdoor seating
  7. Iconic Tampa Irish tavern Four Green Fields will close its original location on Platt Street on Dec. 12.
  8. Our foodie gift guide for shopping local this holiday season includes gift boxes sold at Gracie Pasta & Provisions, with locations in Pass-a-Grille and St. Petersburg.
  9. The Nebraska Mini-Mart in Seminole Heights was renovated in 2018 under the ownership of Rooster & the Till masterminds Ferrell Alvarez and Ty Rodriguez. The restaurant took over the former abandoned Nebraska Mini-Mart in the 1950s located at 4815 N Nebraska Ave, and now has shuffleboard, bocce courts, and ping pong tables.
  10. Dec. 2, 2020• Bars & Breweries
    Tampa's new signature cocktail is a boozy spin on cafe con leche.
  11. These shirts come from Pete's General in St. Petersburg, left, and Coppertail Brewing Co. in Tampa.
  12. From left: Susie Martinez, Daniel Martinez and Robert Rothman have launched a venture to import an artisan gin, 6 O'Clock Gin, from the United Kingdom into the United States. Here, they show off some of their products at Bern's Steak House in Tampa on Nov. 9, 2020.
  13. The Bricks in Ybor has temporarily closed after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus.
  14. Oct. 8, 2020• Bars & Breweries
    Bartender Kelley Primo, 43, takes a smoke break outside of the Hub after the new rule prohibiting smoking in the once very smoky dive bar on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Tampa.
  15. Bartender Jenna Sloan, 36, Tampa, disinfects the bar at the Bad Monkey in Ybor City. The bar has been open for several weeks with a food license, something many bar owners have done during the months-long bar shutdown. Staring on Monday, bars will be allowed to open at 50 percent capacity.
  16. Pete Mortellaro, owner of G&M Contracting, inspects a sanded area of an elevator discovered during renovations of Detroit Hotel, and determines it is likely copper that can be restored. Historic details of one of St. Petersburg's oldest buildings, the Detroit Hotel, were sealed behind walls decades ago.
  17. Michael Brinkmann, 54, is a longtime bartender and manager at the Emerald Bar in St. Petersburg. Aside from reopening for a few weeks in June, the Emerald Bar has been closed since March 17.
  18. A screenshot from a Friday Instagram post by The Ritz Ybor shows the venue's new floor plan featuring socially distanced pods and tables.
  19. Aug. 28, 2020• Bars & Breweries
    Room 901, a popular St. Petersburg wine bar and cocktail lounge, has permanently closed.
  20. The Urban Stillhouse, from the team behind Horse Soldier bourbon, is now open in St. Petersburg's Warehouse Arts District.
  21. Latiesha Cook, 35, the CEO and founder of Beer Kulture, a local nonprofit working with local and national breweries to foster more inclusive hiring practices while also fundraising for underserved communities.
  22. State regulators have suspended the alcoholic beverage license for Tampa’s Pegasus Lounge after authorities say the nightclub violated Florida’s coronavirus closure order.
  23. Florida's coronavirus numbers were beginning to spike again when people gathered June 14 at a bar along Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. Less than two weeks later, the state ordered bars to stop selling alcohol.
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