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The Historic Manhattan Casino to reopen as food hall in The Deuces

St. Pete’s Historic Manhattan Casino is a famed event space where the city’s Black population went to go watch famous Black musicians like James Brown and Ray Charles perform. Just a couple years ago, the building  reemerged as Callaloo and Pipo’s To Go. Unfortunately, the building shut down at the beginning of quarantine. Vincent Jackson […]

Noble Rice moves to new location, Koya opens as Tampa’s first omakase-only restaurant

To see our favorite restaurants close down due to Covid-19 broke all of our hearts. Cravings definitely hit differently during this time because of social distancing and the myriad ways of buying food. All that was true when South Tampa staple Noble Rice temporarily closed back in March. Owners Eric and Adriana Fralick are currently […]

2010-2019: My Decade in Review

I can’t believe we’re in a whole new decade. Whenever I sit and think back on the last 10 years of my life, it’s crazy to see how much I’ve done in such a short period of time. You don’t realize it while it’s happening but a lot of stuff can happen in 10 years. […]

Where to Spend Mother’s Day in Tampa Bay During Quarantine

We’re still under quarantine but that is not stopping us from celebrating our mothers. A few options are available to switch up dinner plans to something fancier. Don’t worry, Mother’s Day in Tampa Bay is still a thing. Boca Order a pre-fixed dinner online before Thursday, 5/7 at 5pm and pickup between 9-11am on Mother’s Day. […]

11 Tampa Bay restaurants serving Easter to-go meals

Things are a little different this year but we all deserve a great meal sometimes. Tampa Bay restaurants prepare a variety of Easter to-go meals so we can take our minds off the craziness happening around us. American Social The waterfront restaurant gives us a couple options that we all can enjoy: brunch and/or dinner. […]