The 20 most-anticipated new bars and restaurants coming to Tampa Bay this spring

From Chicago-style glizzies, to new karaoke bars and tasting rooms, Tampa Bay has a lot to look forward to this spring. Here…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Portillo’s
2302 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, 630-954-3773
St. Pete residents can now transport themselves to the suburbs of Chicago in the vintage chain’s next location. Commuters have noted the building is close to completion, so let’s hope we can pick up our chocolate cake shake in the coming weeks.
Photo via Portillo’s Website
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25 Black-owned restaurants in Tampa Bay you should support

Tampa Bay restaurants get plenty of local and national accolades. But any thorough examination of our dining scene isn't complete without recognizing…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Mr. B’s Southern Kitchen
3401 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, 813-333-5338
After being revived with a “Restaurant Impossible” makeover, co-owner Calvin Jefferson is able to continue his mission of making a menu that showcases meals he grew up with. 
Photo via Mr.B’s Southern Kitchen/Facebook
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Everyone we saw at St. Pete's ‘VegFeast’ vegan food festival at Brick Street Farms

I had a very St. Petersburg Saturday last weekend, and it started with a quick trip to Brick Street Farms which hosted…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at St. Pete's ‘VegFeast’ vegan food festival at Brick Street Farms
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Photos from the 2019 Veg Fest in downtown Tampa

Meatless Monday on a Saturday? Why not? Veg Fest was in downtown Tampa this weekend, and not a sniff of meat was…

By CL Staff

Photos from the 2019 Veg Fest in downtown Tampa
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The 25 hottest restaurants in Tampa Bay right now

Tampa Bay's restaurant scene is popping off. From new cocktail bars to date-night eateries, to waterfront fish shacks, there are plenty of…

By CL Staff

Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli
      
    2930 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, 727-873-6901
    As Golden Dinosaurs approaches its first birthday in the bay, the vegan paradise has a few gifts for its customers. The vegan deli started serving its weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in late June and is now offering delivery through Postmates. 
    
    Photo via Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli/Facebook
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22 Cuban sandwiches in Tampa Bay you should’ve tried by now

Once known as the "mixto," the Cuban sandwich was born right here in Tampa with the melding of flavors from Cuban, Spanish,…

By CL Staff

The Columbia  
    2117 E. 7th Ave. Tampa, 813-248-4961 
    The saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” fits neatly with The Columbia’s love of Tampa history as well as its approach to the Cuban sandwich. Made with fresh bread from La Segunda, The Columbia still uses the original 1915 recipe of restaurant founder, Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. 
    Photo via @columbiarestaurant/Instagram
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