1. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival has returned for its sixth year, with COVID-19 protocols in place such as masks, temperature checks and advanced reservations required. The festival opens at noon Fridays through Sundays through April 25.
  2. Salmon With Creamy Mustard Sauce makes for a quick dinner with a French-inspired sauce, an easy and elegant dinner if you are abstaining from meat during the Lenten season.
  3. Chettinad chicken is served with fresh shredded coconut and aromatic spices along with basmati rice and garlic naan at Discovery Indian Cuisine in Palm Harbor.
  4. A rack of ribs from Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.
  5. The Instant Pot Duo Nova model
  6. Thai curry puffs are served with a cucumber salad at Patti's Kitchen, a new Thai restaurant in Pinellas Park.
  7. Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival was canceled because of the park's closure due to coronavirus. This topiary of Remy has been reused for Taste of Epcot.
  8. Richard Gonzmart put up this 1,800-pound bronze sculpture of a Native American princess outside his Ulele restaurant in December 2017. More than a year later, he removed it after Tampa said it was on city property. On Wednesday, the statue is coming back, but closer to Gonzmart's restaurant.
  9. Naomi Mack, 33, a server at Daily Eats delivers menus to patrons Monday, May 4, 2020 in Tampa. Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered that restaurants can open at 25 percent capacity starting Monday.
  10. Dee Dee and her baby, born in January of 2018 at ZooTampa at Lowry Park will be on display again starting June 1, according to a plan the zoo has submitted to Hillsborough County.
  11. Kids can do a virtual egg hunt using photos people have taken of their yards.
  12. As the coronavirus pandemic forced restaurants across Florida to close, Bern's Steak House began offering carryout orders. Pictured here: The 12-ounce Delmonico, Steak House Mushrooms and pomme frites.
  13. Francesca Caropepe, a Swamp Monster contest favorite for a number of years, is now the official mascot of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Festival, which will return this weekend.
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  15. Baba recently opened at 2701 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.
  16. Visitors ride the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster at Tampa theme park Busch Gardens, which has put its 2020 Fun Card on sale early.
  17. Chicken cacciatore with a side of rainbow cauliflower at FarmTable Cucina.
  18. A sampling of dishes and beers that will be available at Busch Gardens Bier Fest from every weekend through Sept. 8. The four weekend festival features more than 100 beers from 65 different breweries. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
  19. The Reaper Roll at Snobachi Ice Cream, in Tampa's Ybor City, makes a strong case for being the world's spiciest ice cream. Times writer Daniel Figueroa IV decided to take the challenge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Contestants have to finish the whole cup of the ice cream and peppers combination then wait 20 minutes before eating, drinking, or purging.
  20. The regular Burger King Whopper, right, is paired with the new Impossible Whooper. left, August 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg.
  21. Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson Wine Knot on Redington Shores features its share of beers as well.
  22. TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times Customers line up at Flock and Stock, a burgers, chicken sandwiches and fries concept from restaurateur Dave Burton, at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa.