WTSP says, Mayor John B. Hendricks is aware that people are drinking out in the open anyways, and the new "wet zone" proposal would drastically reduce the amount of tickets and citations that Madeira's police officers dish out on a daily basis.
Hendrick is confident that the family-friendly atmosphere will remain intact even after John's Pass Village allows open container drinking.
Brooklyn's Oddfellows Ice Cream Co. opened its first Florida location in South Tampa Oddfellows Ice Cream Co. says its "ice cream is like driving 31 in a 25, honking the horn the entire time. Expect to see ice cream you've never heard of on the Oddfellows menu—whacky and unexpected flavors are kind of its thing. Among the 30 different sweet and savory flavors offered are pistachio cardamom caramel, ricotta lemon sponge cake, peanut butter and jelly, olive oil, and matcha rocky road. 718 S Village Cir., Tampa. @oddfellowsnyc on Instagram
Separate taco festival, taco book, come to Tampa Bay
On Saturday, March 12, the Raymond James Stadium won't be packed with Bucs fans or sports junkies—but with lovers of tequila instead. The Tampa Taco & Margarita Festival returns next year, with tons of offerings and activities.
If you take your Taco Tour book to any participating taquerias, they'll give you three tickets for three free tacos, which you can redeem one at a time at future visits—just make sure to buy extra stuff to really support the local businesses. All tickets will be available for use from Jan. 1, 2022-Dec. 31, 2022.