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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