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October Food Happenings in Tampa Bay

October has a lot of things going on from Halloween to Breast Cancer Awareness to even being National Pizza Month(had no idea that existed).

Here’s some October food happenings in Tampa Bay to try out this month:

4 Rivers Smokehouse

In honor of the smokehouse’s 10-year anniversary, 4 Rivers is offering up a few newbies and old faves. Their  Mega Meat Classic Sandwiches feature twice as much meat as the regular classic sandwiches and are available in Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, and Burnt Ends. Drop by any location until November 2nd to pick up your sammich. Also, fans of fried pickles can get the chance to get their fix while supplies last. October is Breast Cancer Month so pink nachos are offered to bring awareness to the disease. Proceeds benefit local orgs bringing awareness. Various locations.

22nd Street Coffee

The newest coffee shop in Ybor is planning a Breast Cancer Awareness Day this Saturday from 7am-2pm. They’ll have info and resources for breast cancer patients and you can hear survivors tell their stories. Donations are being accepted. 2208 N 22nd St., Tampa.

Armature Works

The Show + Tell space is offering up more cooking classes this month for the kiddies ages 3-12. A couple Halloween-themed classes get them cooking up some frightening foods like cupcakes and meatballs. Classes are 10/20 and 10/23. $30-60.


Their monthly Storyteller’s Dinner at Armature Works’ Show + Tell room features Treaty Oak Distilling this month. Guests dine on four courses accompanied by original cocktails. Space is limited so reserve a space by calling 813-251-0022. 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa.

Glory Days

Glory Days came out with several additions to their Fall Playbook menu that runs until the end of the month. Options include pork chops, chicken rice bowl, and peach cobbler. Their Game Day drink specials run every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Choose from the Brown Bag Special, Jones’ Bloody Mary, or the PB&J. Various locations.


October is National Pizza Month so satisfy your cravings at Grimaldi’s with their Mangia! Mondays. Every Monday features a 16-inch traditional cheese pizza for $10  whether you decide to stay or take it home. To complement the pizza is Stoking Social Hour, which runs everyday from 3:30-6:30pm. The bar is $2 off draft beers, $3 off glasses of wine, $3 off antipasto and bruschetta, and $15 off bottles of wine.

Of course, the pizza options are insane with some classics and customizable like The Don(traditional with Italian sausage, meatballs, and pepperoni), the Garden Pesto (artichokes, red onions and ricotta with a house basil pesto sauce drizzled on top), and the Buffalo Chicken Pizza from the newly released fall seasonal menu.

218 Westshore Plaza, Tampa.

Noble Crust

A couple coursed-meals are planned for this month at certain Noble Crust locations:

Every Tuesday at the Carrollwood location is the 3-course Bourbon + Wine Pairing dinner for $35 per person. Each course comes with a choice of entree and drink.

All 3 locations have the Sunday Sauce 3-course dining experience for $19 per person. Parties are limited to 2 people and include entrees like an antipasto salad or garlic bread with whipped ricotta, pesto, and tomato sauce.

Buckets and Bubbles is a $40 dinner for 2 at their Wesley Chapel location. That comes with a bucket of Miller High Life and Zonin Prosecco, salad, and a bucket of chicken with any choice of sides.

Various locations.

Shula Restaurant Group

Shula’s Steak House donates a portion of its proceeds from each slice of pink drizzled cheesecake sold at the steak house and 347 Grille by Coach Don Shula. The donation benefits Moffitt Cancer Center. The Shula Fund has donated about $3 million to the organizations Breast Cancer research program since 2003.

Shula Burger SOHO has a fall-themed Pumpkin Pie shake available on their menu until November for $3.99 and their “Halloween-ified” Shula Burger is available the week leading up to Halloween for $6.49.

Various locations.


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