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Monday, Jul 06, 2015

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WTFork: Best Tampa-area beach eats for Fourth of July

WTFork: Best Tampa-area beach eats for Fourth of July

Headed to the beach for the Fourth of July weekend? You’re not alone. Good luck steering clear of the tourist traps; and remember, there are delicious dining options at every price point in close proximity to the sand.
Published: 07/02/15
TBO Seen: 5 juice bars to try in Tampa Bay

TBO Seen: 5 juice bars to try in Tampa Bay

Juicing seems to be increasingly popular and in the past year has become big business in Tampa Bay. From elaborate cleanses to simple refreshment, the demand for freshly-pressed juice is high. There are several juice bars in Tampa Bay ready to cater ...
Published: 07/01/15
Ford’s Garage rolls in for destination diners

Ford’s Garage rolls in for destination diners

The mystery is over, concerning the purpose for Ford’s Garage on Causeway Boulevard in Brandon, a newly opened restaurant that had lots of people guessing.
Published: 07/01/15
Mastering the art of simple cooking

Mastering the art of simple cooking

Our 30-something niece Kim recently came to visit for a week and admitted to me she doesn’t cook much. She said it’s because it isn’t much fun preparing meals just for herself – and her three cherished cats.
Published: 06/30/15
McDonald’s: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

McDonald’s: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

NEW YORK — McDonald’s says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
Published: 06/25/15
Restaurants open their doors the same day

Restaurants open their doors the same day

SOUTH TAMPA — Two eateries, one new to South Tampa diners and one familiar, opened on the same day recently — both Cask Social Kitchen Craft A’Fare and Yeoman’s Cask & Lion unsealed their respective casks on June 15....
Published: 06/24/15
El Rico Frappe a place to beat the summer heat

El Rico Frappe a place to beat the summer heat

The quest for cool tasty treats becomes an important to-do item when Florida’s daily temperatures reach their summertime peaks. A relatively new place where you can find chilled drinks and light meals is El Rico Frappe in north Tampa.
Published: 06/24/15
Foil packets can make you one happy camper – or backyard griller

Foil packets can make you one happy camper – or backyard griller

Gosh, I loved taking my girls camping when they were young.
Published: 06/23/15
WTFork: Break the chain with these great, locally owned restaurants

WTFork: Break the chain with these great, locally owned restaurants

Tampa Bay is awash in a sea of national restaurant chain outposts … some great, some OK and a few that fall into the arguably abominable category.
Updated one month ago
Florida cattle industry inspires new beer

Florida cattle industry inspires new beer

TAMPA — Nearly a decade into the craft beer boom, the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Breweries keep popping up across the state and country, beer keeps flowing, and people keep sidling up to the bar.
Updated one month ago