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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. David Benstock, executive chef and owner of Il Ritorno in St. Petersburg, will compete on an episode of culinary competition show "Beat Bobby Flay" that airs on May 20.
  4. 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.
  5. Pete's General is expanding with a new location at 2361 First Ave. S in St. Petersburg.
  6. Lan Mai of Shokkan Sushi preps his station with toasted coconut at 22 South, the new food hall opening April 30 inside the newly renovated historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg. At his restaurant, Mai will serve sushi, poke bowls and burritos.
  7. 22 South, the new food hall inside the newly renovated historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg, opens April 30.
  8. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year.
  9. 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.
  10. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year. From Angela's Pizza, it has a white garlic sauce base, topped with mozzarella cheese and dill pickles. Garnished with ranch and dill seasoning after it comes out of the oven.
  11. Lingr, the highly anticipated new restaurant from chef Jeffrey Jew, will open for breakfast and lunch in mid-May at 400 Sixth St. S in St. Petersburg.
  12. St. Petersburg vegan restaurant Lucy's will not reopen, the owner said Monday. The restaurant, which opened at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year, has been closed since March.
  13. Mad Beach Craft Brewing Co. will be opening a new restaurant on 4th Street North at the old Melting Pot location.
  14. Cabbage and chive dumplings are served at CORE, a vegan bistro and market in Safety Harbor.
  15. Tampaville Hot Chick'n burgers are served at 3 Dot Dash in Seminole Heights in Tampa. The restaurant, which specializes in vegan comfort food like chicken sandwiches and burgers, is helping to redefine the vegan scene in Tampa Bay.
  16. SeaWorld’s Aquatica opened Riptide Race April 3, a ride billed as the world’s largest dueling raft water slide.
  17. Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria will open in April in the 200 block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.
  18. Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Temple Tampa has reopened as a Sunday drive-thru market with strict rules for safety precautions.
  19. There are about three times as many red snapper as previously estimated in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a study released Wednesday about the popular game and table fish over which recreational anglers and federal regulators have fought for years.
  20. This photo provided by restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse shows company founder and CEO Kent Taylor. Taylor has died, according to the family and company on Sunday, March 21, 2021.  (Ron Bath/Texas Roadhouse via AP)
  21. Willa's, a new neighborhood restaurant, is now open in Tampa's North Hyde Park. In the coming weeks, the owners will open Willa's Provision, a neighboring 12-seat cafe.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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