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  1. Hales Blackbrick, a new modern Chinese restaurant from chef Richard Hales, is now open in Tampa.
  2. These two photos show the new Del Taco on Manatee Avenue and a Taco Bell sign poking fun at their new competition.
  3. In this July 11, 2018, photo, vegetables are displayed for sale at a grocery store in River Ridge, La. On Thursday, U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for pregnant women, babies and young children that includes keeping a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. "Good Morning America" kicked off its United States of Pie tour on Monday morning at Wish Farms in Plant City.
  5. More than 50 area restaurants and bars are offering specials to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.
  6. KFC has apologized for accidentally sending an automated push alert to its app users in Germany that appeared to urge people to order food to commemorate the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
  7. Siudy Garrido returns to Tampa with her take on Flamenco dance with "Flamenco Intimo."
  8. 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.
  9. Shonnika Denise, 35, was the winner of last year's Dessert Wars competition in Tampa. She now operates Synergy Sweets out of her home in Tampa.
  10. In this Sept. 15 photo, a customer looks at refrigerated items at a Grocery Outlet store in Pleasanton, Calif.  "Best before” labels are coming under scrutiny as concerns about food waste grow around the world. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness. But “best before” labels have nothing to do with safety, and some worry they encourage consumers to throw away food that’s perfectly fine to eat.
  11. The bar Good Intentions, a new vegan restaurant in St. Petersburg, features a horseshoe-shaped bar with towering shelves stacked with lush plants, ceramics, glassware and books.
  12. October 4 is National Taco Day. A number of Tampa Bay area businesses are offering deals and special menu items for the occasion.
  13. 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.
  14. Mapo tofu is served at Flaming Mountain, a new Chinese restaurant and skewer bar in Tampa.
  15. A lobster fisherman drops an undersized lobster into the water while fishing Thursday off of Kennebunkport, Maine. Hello Fresh and Blue Apron have pulled lobster from their menus after a warning about the dangers lobster harvesting poses to whales.
  16. Red Mesa Mercado, at 1100 First Ave. N, is opening a second location in west St. Petersburg, inside the old Two Graces spot.
  17. Kosen, a new high-end Japanese omakase restaurant, will open in Tampa Heights this winter.
  18. Allelo, a new restaurant from the team behind 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, will open next month in the building formerly home to Annata and Alto Mare.
  19. Dunedin's Bon Appetit is in the process of being sold to the group that runs Crabby Bill's restaurants. [Courtesy of Bon Appetit Restaurant]
  20. Two Graces in St. Petersburg is being sold to new owners and has closed.
  21. Two deaths in Florida have been linked to raw oysters from Louisiana.
  22. A Connecticut-style lobster roll, dressed in warm butter, is served at Lucky Lobster Co. in Dunedin.
  23. St. Petersburg's Baum Ave Market has closed and a boutique hotel is now planed for the space at 1113 Central Ave.
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