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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Coors Light Champions Ice was brewed using ice shavings scraped up by Tampa Bay Lightning players during Game 1.
  4. Austin Valde of Gulfport, a worker for Sand Dunes Beach Services, sets up cabanas on Upham Beach in March 2020. You can get two lounge chairs and an umbrella or cabana for $25-$30 all day.
  5. Mee ae Wolney poses in front of her restaurant Anju in St. Petersburg where Korean-fried chicken wings are the speciality. Wolney said the price for chicken — and chicken wings in particular — has more than doubled since last year, forcing her to raise some of her prices at the restaurant. It's a familiar conundrum many restaurant owners are facing right now: raise their costs for customers or sweat the margin crunch.
  6. Patton Oswalt, shown in his Netflix special "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation," will perform at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Dec. 30.
  7. Melody Maria launched Wine on Wheels in late 2018. The base of the business is a 1962 Airstream trailer.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 22 South, the new food hall inside the newly renovated historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg, opens April 30.
  12. 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.
  13. Mad Beach Craft Brewing Co. will be opening a new restaurant on 4th Street North at the old Melting Pot location.
  14. Amaro Montenegro brings a traveling Italian popup bar truck to Tampa Heights.
  15. Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria will open in April in the 200 block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.
  16. A Saturn, a gin-based tiki cocktail, will be served at the new Burnt Ends Tiki Bar, a new tiki concept from the team behind Dr. BBQ in St. Petersburg's EDGE District. It opens March 20.
  17. Jessica Chiarito, 40, left, has a beer with her boyfriend Shaine Mathis, 29, while decked out in their St. Patrick’s Day outfits outside at Four Green Fields at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  A year ago, Florida bars were shut down on St. Patrick's Day. This year, Tampa Bay Irish pubs are making up for lost time with block parties and all-day St. Paddy's Day events.
  18. From left, Bryan Griffin, 33, Daniel Andresen, 29, and Phil Smith, 30, owners of Flower Crown Kombucha, hoist various varieties of kombucha in front of the 200-gallon storage and chilling tanks at Flower Crown Kombucha at 1607 N Franklin St. in Tampa. Flower Crown Kombucha is Tampa's first kombucha taproom. It opened in January in the former Tampa Heights Foundation Coffee location.
  19. Grand Cathedral Cigars, a cigar lounge located inside the former First Congregational Church, a historic building in Tampa Heights.
  20. Park goers wait at a tram stop near the parking lot of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Monday. Nearly half a million public school students in the Tampa Bay area are out for spring break and the crowds at theme parks and beaches are showing it.
  21. Ferdian Jap, owner of Zukku Sushi, poses for a portrait at the restaurant's Armature Works location in Tampa. Jap recently announced a vaccination policy for his employees where workers who offer proof of getting the vaccine will receive eight hours of paid time off.
  22. The city of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management float sports a banner with one of Martin Luther King's quote during the 2018 MLK Day parade in Tampa. The two-mile parade route started at Cuscaden Park and ended at Middleton High School. This year's parade has been canceled and will resume in 2022.
  23. Prohibition Kitchen and Tap, a new Southern-inspired gastropub, opened Tuesday at 1600 Main St. in Dunedin.
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