Best Of 2005

BEST PLACE TO NAB FREE SAMPLES: Saturday Morning Market

You can find several places to eat for free around the Bay, without having to resort to dumpster diving. There’s Panera, which has the added advantage of free wireless (for those broke people out there with fancy laptops), but you’re not going to find much variety. Publix can be sample heaven — but the schedule is tough to pin down and often grabbing more than one entails flirting with the woman dolling out BBQ chicken bites. At the Saturday Morning Market, however, you can sample everything from hand lotion to novelty popcorn in the span of a block. It may be haphazard — some pimento cheese spread here, a little bread and gourmet olive oil there — but you can get a decent breakfast without dropping a cent. Be careful, though, most of this stuff is good enough to deviously draw your wallet from your pocket. Central Avenue and Second Street, St. Petersburg, www.saturdaymorningmarket.com.