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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The 25 most beautiful restaurants in the Tampa Bay area

It's a common saying among chefs, you eat with your eyes first. Now while this usually applies to plating a dish, there…

By CL Staff

The Library  
    600 5th St. S., St. Petersburg, 727-369-9969
    Inspired by the legacy of Baltimore’s historic George Peabody Library, The Library’s hardwood floors, plush wing-backed chairs and rows upon rows of blue-spined works of literature lining the walls and balcony create an inspiring and rejuvenating atmosphere for lunch or coffee.
    
    Photo via thelibrarystpete/Instagram
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