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Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Christopher Spata


TBO staffer braves Falcon’s Fury, lives to tell


The sun is absolutely blazing. I’m wearing a dark, long sleeve shirt, jeans, boots and sweat. I didn’t dress right.

Oxford Exchange’s OE Market relaunching with all-taco menu


The OE Market is undergoing a taco takeover.

Tampa’s new Perk’s Donut Bar lets customers customize their pastry


Customization has been a trend in restaurants for a while now, with places such as Chipotle, Your Pie and Little Greek opening or expanding their presence in Tampa in recent years.

Steve Otto to be roasted at Skipper’s Smokehouse


For more than four decades, the Tampa Tribune’s Steve Otto coined names for the people, places and things identified with Tampa, from the “Big Guava” to “Boliche Boulevard” to the ...

Tampa's Max & Chz offers a dozen styles of mac and cheese


A new restaurant quietly opened its doors near the University of Tampa this month with a simple goal: dole out cheesy, gooey pans of hot macaroni and cheese to students looking for something fast, inexpensive and comfort...

Songwriters have long been in tune with Tampa

- Many musicians have managed to work the city into their lyrics as they describe its nice - and sometimes notorious - aspects.

‘The Simpsons’ marathon: 10 must-watch episodes


Hopefully, you’ve already let your boss know you’ll be on vacation until Sept. 1, and if not, just go ahead and quit right now, because FXX’s “...

‘Breaking Bad’ stars reunite for ‘Barely Legal Pawn’


Depending on who you ask, “Breaking Bad” stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have either taken a step up or a step down from their meth manufacturing characters to become slimy pawnbrokers in a new Emmy pro...

Bucs stadium menu, like its Cuban, is more Tampa

- The team unveiled Wednesday the fruits of a year's work of planning $7 million in renovations to create a better dining experience in the stadium's main concourse.

Leto, Linkin Park different as night, day at Steinbrenner Field


The light came before the dark at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Saturday night, as a blissed-out, love me, hug me, set by Thirty Seconds to Mars gave way to an aggressive, hard-edged show by co-headliners Linkin Park.<...

Dining review: Le Meridien's Bizou Brasserie offers French comfort


When you go to Bizou Brasserie at the new Le Meridien hotel, don’t go in through the side door.

Jeff Ross will be in 'roast mode' at Tampa Oddball fest

- The "Roastmaster General" performs with Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and a lot more comedians at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre.

What was Shaq wearing on his head at Busch Gardens?


NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was at Busch Gardens today, hanging out in the gift shops, riding the Congo River Rapids, and inciting a mini T...

Tampa area concerts worth knowing about in August



Tampa Bay Comic Con goes for Guinness record

- Tampa Bay Comic Con wants your help breaking a Guinness World Record on Friday at the Tampa Convention Center.

Jamie Foxx as Mike Tyson in new biopic?


It looks like Jamie Foxx is going to have to dust off his famed Mike Tyson impression , and then some.

New ‘Interstellar’ trailer launches McConaughey into space


So far, Christopher Nolan’s strategy with his new film “Interstellar” has been one of total secrecy.

‘Happy’ video shows off USF campus, students’ dance moves


A communications and marketing major at the University of South Florida, has put together a video that shows off the USF Tampa and St. Pete campuses, the diversity of the student body and a lot of dance moves that range ...