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Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant is now in Temple Terrace

Ethiopian cuisine is a rarity in Tampa Bay but there’s one restaurant that rolls off everyone’s tongue when it comes to the food: Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant. The first location opened in 2007 down in South Tampa after owner Seble Gizaw moved here from Orlando. She says customers waited in line for hours just […]

Have you eaten at Cipresso, yet? You should.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is one of those places that’s basically a one-stop-shop for everything. If you’re a gambler, there’s slots all over. Need to relax? A spa is located inside. Just want to go for the food? Yes, they’ve got you covered with options. I’m not a gambler (although I could really […]

Where to Find Shenanigans on St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those days where all kinds of shenanigans ensue. Between the leprechauns and green beer, it’s sure to be a fun time. I put a guide together to help you figure out where to find the shenanigans for St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay: Bar Crawl Nation A crawl through some of […]

Vantage Rooftop Bar opens tomorrow at Karol Hotel

The Karol Hotel announces Friday, March 6th as the opening date of for its stylish Vantage Rooftop Bar, the first of it’s kind to be climate-controlled and accessible year-round. “We fully expect Vantage to become the next big hotspot in the St. Pete/Clearwater area,” said Adam Duffey, General Manager at The Karol Hotel. “It will […]

SOHO staple Deck Pizza reopens this weekend

I’d never heard of any popular pizza places in South Tampa during my undergrad years so I had no clue how much of a staple it was in the SOHO area. When it closed, it had a cult-like following and the question of its return never ended. According to owner Scott “Ryan” Quinn, he was surprised people […]