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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 11-16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 11-16

Father’s Day: Sunday is the day to celebrate the big guy. Take him out to Beach, Brews and BBQ at the Sirata Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach ($12.95-$19.95, sirata.com). If he’s a car buff, he’ll love the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum (3301 Gateway Cen...
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Universal to have a record 10 haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights

Universal to have a record 10 haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando has announced that there will be a record 10 haunted houses for this year’s edition of Halloween Horror Nights. They haven’t all been revealed yet, but there will be a maze based on the first season of Netflix’s Stranger Things and ...
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How a Largo doctor became a Tony-nominated Broadway producer

How a Largo doctor became a Tony-nominated Broadway producer

LARGO — Dr. Jeffrey Grove stitches up cuts, sets broken bones and treats infections, all of the things family doctors do every day. His father and grandfather did the same. Their diplomas in osteopathic medicine hang in his office near the antique ex...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Home is where the horror is ...

Home is where the horror is ...

In Hereditary, bugs crawl from decapitated heads, ghosts lurk in the shadows and an artist tries to communicate with the dead. But the most jarring moment of this terrifying new movie might be when Annie, a mother played by Toni Collette, tells her s...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/12/18

Anthony Bourdain showed us howto behave aboard.

Anthony Bourdain nearly ate his first meal in Japan at a Starbucks. As he recounts in Kitchen Confidential, the 2000 memoir that made him a celebrity, he had been dispatched in 1998 by the owners of the Les Halles, the New York restaurant where he wa...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/12/18
Local craft beer of the week: Brut Force IPA from Arkane Aleworks

Local craft beer of the week: Brut Force IPA from Arkane Aleworks

With IPA’s long-standing dominance in the craft-beer biz, it’s no surprise that the style frequently serves as a springboard for a number of spin-offs, trends and, occasionally, legitimate new styles. From the classic English brew came the now-ubiqui...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/11/18
How to expand your worldview

How to expand your worldview

Donald Trump may be the "America First" president, but his youngest son is a rather worldly sports fan. Barron, 12, has been spotted wearing a full Arsenal kit, making him a boy of impeccable taste, if somewhat dashed hopes. It’s been a rough couple ...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/12/18
Bar review: Gigglewaters is a modern speakeasy in Safety Harbor

Bar review: Gigglewaters is a modern speakeasy in Safety Harbor

Every time I think the speakeasy theme is dead, I run into a place that breathes new life into it. This time, it’s Gigglewaters Social Club & Screening Room, a new addition to downtown Safety Harbor.The term Gigglewaters was Prohibition-era slang for...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/12/18
I went all the way to Seattle to discover the true meaning of Starbucks

I went all the way to Seattle to discover the true meaning of Starbucks

SEATTLE - Every Starbucks experience in my life has been roughly the same. I wait in a never-unreasonable line to order. I squint at soulless foodstuff. Some soft pop plays. I order. I wait a never-unreasonable amount of time for my beverage and sna...
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tbt* craft beer of the week: The Woodpile ESB, Flying Boat Brewing Co.

tbt* craft beer of the week: The Woodpile ESB, Flying Boat Brewing Co.

You may not have known it, but we’ve just come out of American Mild Month, an obscure but growing celebration of domestic mild ales during May. This year, 19 breweries around the country participated by tapping mild ales of their own throughout the m...
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