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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The 25 essential Central Ave restaurants in St. Petersburg

St. Pete's iconic Grand Central District is home to the Central Avenue drag. This happy-go-lucky stretch is jam-packed with cute shops and…

By CL Staff

Casita Taqueria  
    2663 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-498-8749
    Casita Taqueria is a St. Petersburg favorite for tacos with big flavor. Not to mention, the Mexican inspired taco joint has happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every week Monday through Thursday.
    
    Photo via Casita Taqueria/Facebook
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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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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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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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Restaurant review: Get a taste of the other south at Piccola Italia Bistro

Piccola Italia Bistro 3.5 out of 5 stars 2140 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa. Appetizers: $8-$14; entrees: $10-$20; desserts:…

Piccola's Bolognese — fettuccine, ground beef, sausage, basil and tomato sauce — is a memorable take on this king of Italian sauces.
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