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  1. A Connecticut-style lobster roll, dressed in warm butter, is served at Lucky Lobster Co. in Dunedin.
  2. St. Petersburg's Baum Ave Market has closed and a boutique hotel is now planed for the space at 1113 Central Ave.
  3. Punky’s Bar and Grill in St. Petersburg closed its doors for good Wednesday, the LGBTQ-owned business announced on social media. The bar and restaurant, located at 3063 Central Ave N in the Grand Central District, opened in December 2015 and quickly became a popular destination in the neighborhood.
  4. The Salty Donut is opening two locations in Tampa in early 2023 — one in Hyde Park Village and one in Seminole Heights.
  5. Help ease the pain of inflation and keep money in your wallet by using some of these deals we've found in the Tampa Bay area.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
  6. Klondike has announced it's discontinuing the Choco Taco.
  7. A tuna steak is served at Sol St. Pete Bistro, a new farm-to-table restaurant in St. Petersburg's Warehouse Arts District.
  8. Backfin Blue Cafe in Gulfport has closed.
  9. Tatiana Cruz (pictured here) and her husband, Mario, took advantage of their love of fishing and the pandemic to create an organization that benefits Hispanics in the sport of kayak fishing.
  10. Ash, a new Italian-inspired restaurant from chef Ferrell Alvarez and Proper House Group, will open in spring 2023 at Water Street Tampa.
  11. If your father loves meat, take him to Eddie V's for an 11-ounce Wagyu steak for Father's Day.
  12. Ferrell Alvarez, right, awaits the Michelin announcements Thursday in Orlando.
  13. A Gorgonzola salad is served at Bonu' Taverna, a new Italian restaurant in St. Petersburg.
  14. Good Fortune, a new Asian fusion restaurant, will open on the ground floor of the Station House in downtown St. Petersburg this summer.
  15. Richard Gonzmart, fourth-generation caretaker of the Columbia Restaurant Group, speaks to attendees of the April 28 Familia Martinez Bujanda wine dinner at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor.
  16. Munch's has been serving customers at 3920 6th St. S in St. Petersburg since 1952. The restaurant was started by the late Dean and Clariece Munch. It is known for it's burgers, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and hand spun milkshakes.
  17. Where's Jubes, a new Australian brewpub and restaurant, opens Thursday in downtown St. Petersburg.
  18. A surf and turf burger is served at The Helm, a new seafood market and restaurant in St. Pete Beach.
  19. The new Michelin Guide Florida will be revealed on June 9 during a live ceremony. Rooster and the Till in Seminole Heights, shown above, is one of the Tampa restaurants that could be recognized by the elite guide.
  20. Two Tampa pitmasters faced off Friday during a segment of Good Morning America's "United States of BBQ" tour. (Shown above: A half rack of ribs from Betterway BBQ at 22 South, the food hall inside the historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg).
  21. Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pose for a selfie with fans at American Social in Tampa.
  22. Mother's Day is May 8. We found 43 suggestions on ways to take Mom out for a meal, dessert or a drink in the Tampa Bay area.
  23. Cap's, a new seafood-focused restaurant and cocktail bar, opens next week at 226 First Ave. N in St. Petersburg.
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