1. Tampa Bay Times reporters Gabrielle Calise and Helen Freund feel alive at Lassing Park in St. Petersburg.
  2. Marine Corps Veteran Jack Strong plays 'Taps' during Remembrance Service. Here is a list of Tampa Bay area food and drink specials to help you mark the holiday.
  3. Harry Blackledge displays a White Castle burger while visiting Ohio for his induction into the fast-food chain's Cravers Hall of Fame.
  4. New brunch restaurant Melting Pot Social opens May 22 in downtown Tampa.
  5. Lolita's Wine Market opened in June 2017 in St. Petersburg. The restaurant will be relocating to 420 22nd St. S, where the Morean Center for Clay is located.
  6. Philana Holmes and her daughter, Olivia Caraballo, 7, listen to the final witness in their case at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday. McDonald’s and a franchise holder are at fault after a hot Chicken McNugget from a Happy Meal fell on the girl's leg and caused second-degree burns, a jury in South Florida has found.
  7. Raviolini del Plin is on the menu at Rocca Italian restaurant in Tampa.
  8. Customers enter Mel's Hot Dogs on Busch Boulevard in Tampa. After 50 years, owner Mel Lohn is selling the business.
  9. Chilean sea bass is served at Ponte Modern American in Midtown Tampa.
  10. Trader Joe's announced it's opening a 10th location in the Sunshine State at Lakewood Ranch later this year.
  11. Psomi in Tampa's North Hyde Park was one of two restaurants to receive Bib Gourmand distinction from the Michelin Guide on Thursday.
  12. Diners enjoy lunch at Bodega in downtown St. Petersburg, one of many restaurants in the area dealing with the setbacks induced by heavy construction underway in the city.
  13. The Dan, the new restaurant at the Floridan Palace Hotel in Tampa, opens to the public on May 20.
  14. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, whose offerings include this petite filet mignon and crab stuffed shrimp scampi, is not expected to raise prices significantly in 2023, its Tampa-based parent company Bloomin' Brands said Friday.
  15. Suzanne Crouch slices pastrami at the Cass Street Deli in 2019 in Tampa. Now going by her married name, Suzanne Lara is opening a new bar and market concept in Tampa in early 2024.
  16. A surf and turf burger is served at The Helm, a new seafood market and restaurant in St. Pete Beach.
  17. A taco plate from Fuzzy's Taco Shop, which is opening a location in Lutz on April 17, 2023.
  18. Sucré Table owner and pastry chef Brenda Villacorta, left, and her mother, Giovanna Castro, pose for a portrait at the shop in Tampa in March.
  19. Champagne and a shellfish tower are served at The Pearl, a new restaurant at Water Street Tampa.
  20. The inaugural Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival features a Chef Showdown. Pictured is the same event at the South Beach Seafood Festival in Miami.
  21. Wine bar and smoke house The Wine House is Gulfport's newest spot.
  22. The lauded Seminole Heights restaurant Ichicoro Ramen closed abruptly last week.
  23. The downstairs dining area at Union New American, which opened at Tampa's Westshore City Center on Tuesday.
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