1. The Kool-Aid Man, who raised us.
  2. Herban Flow co-owners Caitlyn and Michael Smith of St. Petersburg, pose for a portrait at their St. Petersburg shop.
  3. Kenny Lawson performs in a drag show at the Hamburger Mary's in Clearwater in May 2016.
  4. The Pearl restaurant at Water Street in Tampa.
  5. Coasis, a new restaurant and bar in Seminole Heights in Tampa, opened this week.
  6. Bern's Steak House will now require guests to submit their credit card information, prior to booking.
  7. Japanese-inspired noodle bowls and other pan-Asian dishes are served at Wagamama, now open at Water Street Tampa.
  8. The Estuary, a new modern American restaurant from the owners of the Little Lamb Gastropub, opens this week in downtown New Port Richey.
  9. Bouzy, a new champagne bar and restaurant from the Cru Cellars team, opened Monday at Tampa's Hyde Park Village.
  10. The exterior of Pups Pub Tampa is seen in this Google Street View photo taken in 2022.
  11. Boulon Brasserie, a new modern French American restaurant, opened Tuesday at Water Street Tampa.
  12. A prime 14-oz New York strip, served with garlic green beans, is available at Roam Steakhouse and Bar in St. Petersburg.
  13. Owners Kendra and Mike Conze pose for a portrait inside of Common Dialect Brewery on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 in Tampa.
  14. Tacos at Martha's Mexican Restaurant in Kenneth City were among some of the best dishes our food critic had in 2022.
  15. The Saturn, left, and Frankie Goes to Dollywood drinks are displayed at Good Intentions in St. Petersburg. Frankie Goes to Dollywood is a mocktail made with pineapple, orgeat, Monin blue curacao, lime and club soda.
  16. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opened Springs Taproom, a new casual and laidback lounge located in the Bird Gardens area of the park. Springs Taproom replaces Garden Gate Café, an evolution of what once was the iconic Hospitality House, available to guests when Busch Gardens made its grand opening to the public in 1959.
  17. Hales Blackbrick, a new modern Chinese restaurant from chef Richard Hales, is now open in Tampa.
  18. More than 50 area restaurants and bars are offering specials to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.
  19. Ryan Fouche, Aaron Schaub and Coral Carrasquillo will soon open La Setima, a new natural wine bar on the corner of E Seventh and Nebraska avenues in Ybor City.
  20. Employees of Tampa Bay Brewing Co. walked out over the weekend after the business's co-owner allegedly made disparaging comments about some of the staff.
  21. Draft beer poured at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg. The brewery is among those featured in the documentary “Tampa Beer: Crafting the Bay,” which tells the story of the local craft beer industry.
  22. La Tropical, the first beer brewed in Tampa, has reentered the local marketplace for the first since its original Ybor City brewery shuttered in 1961. It is now being brewed in Miami by a company with a historic link to the beer.
  23. Brothers Steven, Paul, and Vinny DeCosmo pose for a portrait during a soft opening at the new DeCosmo Italian Market on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Pinellas Park.
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