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Category: Food

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers O-Line provides Thanksgiving meals to local families

Interviewing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is definitely the hugest moment of my food writing career. I don’t get too excited about my stories but this is a highlight. Getting to go to 1 Buc Place to talk to the players is something I never thought I’d be doing. It’s funny the players are so huge but […]

Epicurean Hotel announces new hires, “New American” menu, and new looks

Epicurean Hotel announced two new additions to the hotel’s award-winning culinary team: Executive Chef Jason Bamford and Restaurant General Manager Vicente Lavayen. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Jason and Vicente to the Epicurean table,” said Kevin Scott, general manager, Epicurean Hotel. “Their respective talents, skills and creativity in the kitchen and at the bar […]

4 new concepts now open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announces the opening of four new concepts within the resort. The new concepts are: Cipresso, a contemporary Italian trattoria; fast-casual coffee spot Constant Grind; the new Pool Bar & Grill serves lunch and dinner; and The Cellar, an upscale wine and retail space. These new spaces join the […]

New food hall concept at Sundial coming to St. Petersburg

Almost 2 years after successfully launching Heights Public Market at Armature Works, the people behind the popular destination are reimagining over 25,000-square feet of commercial space at Sundial in St. Petersburg. “We are very excited to extend our brand across the bay and into downtown St. Petersburg,” commented Chas Bruck, Armature Works and BE-1 Concepts […]

Mayor Jane Castor to host 2nd annual Armature Works tree lighting ceremony

Armature Works’ 2nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting is set for November 30th from 6pm-8pm in the South Lawn. Over 5,000 people attended last year’s lighting event. Mayor Jane Castor helps start the season off by welcoming everyone and lighting the tree. Holiday Tree Lighting starts with a few family-friendly activities like photos with Santa and […]