Best Of 2005

BEST FLEA MARKET: Oldsmar Flea Market

They don’t call the Oldsmar Flea Market “The mightiest in the South” for nothing. You’ll find row after row of dusty capitalism piled high with all manner of items. Old books, used clothing, fresh produce and computer parts compete for the attention of the scurrying masses with porn, weapons and food — lots and lots of food (Chinese, hot dogs, ice cream, oh my!). The breathless “Sale! Today Only!” signs screech in a desperate grab for the shopper’s hard-earned dollar (and often just one will do). Besides, where else can you stock up on 35 sticks of incense for 93 cents? Ah, the sweet smell of a bargain. Corner of Racetrack and Tampa roads in Oldsmar, 813-855-2587.