There are 3 New Restaurants to Choose From in Tampa Bay

Deccan Spice has opened at 2325 Ulmerton Road, in what used to be the elegant and vast Grand Siam space in Feather Sound. It’s getting high marks so far for its traditional Indian lunch buffet, and offers a range of southern Indian dishes (vadas and dosas and idlis, oh my) seldom seen in this area. (727) 623-4009. FARMACY VEGAN KITCHEN & BAKERY Inside the charming Duckweed Urban Market ...

UberEATS is Expanding its Service Area in Tampa Bay

UberEATS is expanding its service area in Tampa Bay. Starting today, users in Gibsonton, Odessa, New Port Richey, Riverview and Tarpon Springs can have food dropped off at their location. UberEATS utilizes drivers to pick up orders from local restaurants and deliver to the customers. Participating restaurants include: Beef O’ Brady’s and Selfie Subs in Riverview; and BurgerFi, McAnthon...

Walmart Opens In House Training Academy in Pinellas County

It had all the hallmarks of a typical graduation: robe-clad graduates marching in to Pomp and Circumstance, friends and family packed together under a sweltering tent and a lineup of speakers encouraging the graduates to take charge of their future. But it wasn’t a school that the about 50 participants were graduating from Thursday — it was the first class to move on from Walmart’s fle...

Habana Cafe in Gulfport Remains a Staple After 20 Years

Mike McNally started working in the kitchen as a dishwasher when he was 17. He’s 37 now and the head cook. Pokey Wynn and Martie Sanchez have been cooking and expediting in the kitchen for 16 years each. Sara Fernandez has been handling the dining room for not quite that long. The mural by Gulfport muralist Keith Stillwagon has been preserved for two decades, the Florida flora and fauna fade...

Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA Series Makes Pinellas County Debut

The third race of the Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA series will make its Pinellas County debut Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18 off St. Pete Beach. The event, presented by Mercury Racing and Powerboat P1 AquaX racing, features a series of SuperStock and high-powered jet ski races beginning at 10 a.m. both days. Admission is free. The best viewing for spectators will be on the beach next to the Postca...

Free Tacos for Dads at Tijuana Flats on Father’s Day

Floridians looking for Father’s Day deals may want to set a course for their local Tijuana Flats on Sunday. In honor of dads’ special day, the eatery is offering a deal fathers can sink their teeth into. Every store in Florida and across the nation plans to turn Father’s Day Sunday into taco day for dads. Any dad who stops by a Tijuana Flats location will get one free taco and one free drink. The ...

Abundance of Fancy to Thrifty Date Ideas in Tampa Bay

Sometimes you want date night to be fancy, and are willing to spend some extra dollars to get there. And sometimes, you want nothing to do with that noise. There’s no special occasion required for getting dressed up and doing something extravagant, just like there’s no reason that having a special night out has to mean changing out of jeans or maxing out a credit card. Both kinds of da...

Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar in Downtown St. Petersburg

There are a lot of things to notice the first time you walk into Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar, which opened just south of downtown in late January: the bright turquoise walls, the reclaimed wood pallets that hold clear bottles of syrups and teeny espresso mugs, the long line of matted photographs hung from the ceiling with jute. None is more crucial than the long, tiled bar behind which owner Sto...

Selene Restaurant on St. Pete Beach

In the past, St. Pete Beach cuisine has been infamous for mostly casual fare… grouper sandwiches, conch fritters, rum runners and a plethora of deep fried staples. Over the past few years dining at the beach has changed dramatically, breaking out of the greasy box of “tourist trap” food. Selene Restaurant and Bar is on the leading edge of this change. The owners of Selene have been working for mor...

Pinellas Rubber Stamps is Still a Family Business

“My gender was a hindrance.” That is a tough statement from a woman who has been fighting the good old boys’ network for more than three decades. Maureen Sharkey, 55, owns and operates Pinellas Rubber Stamps in Largo. She took over the business from her father 35 years ago. It was in that reminiscing that she recalled her gender being a hindrance. “I remember going to trade shows and trying to buy...

Clearwater Day Spa Now Open

Clearwater Day Spa has opened and is offering professional specialized therapies for people experiencing frozen shoulder, arthritis pain, migraines and headaches, neck/shoulder pain, back pain, knee/joint pain, and general muscle tension. Clearwater Day Spa’s philosophy is to soothe the mind and heal the body in a holistic and effective manner. The certified and registered massage therapist is cla...

Check Out Safety Harbor’s Whistle Stop Grill and Bar

Of all the bars and restaurants along Safety Harbor’s picturesque Main Street, the Whistle Stop Grill & Bar — so named because of its proximity to the train tracks — has long stood as the town’s go-to option. Opened as an ice cream shop in the 1960s, Whistle Stop transitioned into its current incarnation more than 20 years ago. Although Safety Harbor has its fair share of cocktail...

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