Best Of 2005

BEST NEWSSTAND: Franklin St. News

See, there’s more to downtown Tampa than the Theatre and The Hub — there’s a great place to pick up something to read while you’re drinking or waiting for the show to start. They don’t sell the New York Times, which is a bit of a minor sacrilege, but you can pick up the Wall Street Journal, a soda, a lottery ticket (American and Latin American, you know), and a pulp novel or self-help book in old-school city-bodega splendor. Plus, the magazine selection is, frankly, too big to take in on one trip. 604 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 813-276-1710.