On the Radar: the Slow Food revolution comes to Tampa Bay

Chef Dave West of The Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium of Brandon, Slow Food Tampa Bay board members are in the house to chat about the organization and upcoming events, and a live auction and raffle offers prizes like tickets to the Jack Johnson concert in Tampa. Learn more about buying local food, supporting local agriculture and eating healthy. 7-9 p.m. Thurs., July 8, The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg, $10, slowfoodtampabay.org. --Katie Machol

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming events to mark your calendars for. The international Slow Food movement has opened a new chapter in Tampa Bay, dedicated to educating people about local food and promoting sustainable farming methods — and that means a celebration is in store. For their first event next Thursday, they're throwing a Slow Food Sampler to introduce the concept to Tampa Bay.

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