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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24 under-the-radar restaurants you must try in Tampa Bay

Maybe its hard to find, out of the way or just looks straight up sketchy, but certain restaurants have a way of…

By CL Staff

Lolis Mexican Cravings
      
    8005 Benjamin Rd., Tampa, 813-886-7467
    Just of the Waters Avenue drag, down Benjamin Road, the chain restaurants and big box stores begin to fade in favor of houses and one hot pink building, Lolis Mexican Cravings. This hidden gem is serving up some of the best Mexican food in town including, sopes, tamales, tortas, quesadillas and tacos made with your choice of 11 proteins like ribeye, fish, lengua and a vegetarian option.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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25 new restaurants opening this summer in Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay area's restaurant scene has been exploding with new concepts over the last few weeks. If you haven't had a…

By CL Staff

Pete’s General Store  
    495 7th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-440-6183
    Since its opening in April, locals have been raving about Pete's General Store's signature bagels. The general store, which aims for waste consciousness as well as convenience, is inspired by the weekend markets in Tampa and the bodegas of New York. While the store is mainly grab-and-go, outdoor seating with string lighting and picnic tables are available if you want to kick back with a beer and stay a while.
    
    Photo via Pete’s General/Facebook
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