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Fill out your Oscar ballot with Steve Persall's predictions

Fill out your Oscar ballot with Steve Persall's predictions

Here's to the ones who dream of La La Land leaving the 89th annual Academy Awards without the best picture prize.Dream on.Nearly six months after being christened an Oscar frontrunner, Damien Chazelle's modern-day yet old-fashioned musical is poised ...
Published: 02/23/17
Bar review: Hotel Bar in Tampa offers famous cocktails

Bar review: Hotel Bar in Tampa offers famous cocktails

Cocktail culture has seen a revival so thorough and so ubiquitous that it seems impossible to add anything to the conversation.First, it was Prohibition-era aesthetics being embraced, with drinks made popular during the times of sinister-tasting bath...
Published: 02/23/17
Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

OPENING THURSDAY: GET OUTRemember that Eddie Murphy standup routine about haunted houses and ghostly whispers urging visitors to leave? You can bet Jordan Peele does, lifting Murphy's riff for the title of Get Out (R), his directing debut.Peele works...
Published: 02/22/17
Updated: 02/23/17
Get Oscar-ready with these viewing-party themes

Get Oscar-ready with these viewing-party themes

Sunday is the special American holiday known as the Oscars.And what a year it's going to be. If the Golden Globes and Grammys were any indication, the 89th Academy Awards will be a cyclone of sparkle, political opinion and newsmaking moments.We'll be...
Published: 02/22/17
Updated: 02/23/17
We Tried That: Cider Press Cafe's new grab-and-go offerings

We Tried That: Cider Press Cafe's new grab-and-go offerings

What we tried: Raw vegan sit-down restaurant Cider Press Cafe (601 Central Ave., St. Petersburg) recently opened an attached grab-and-go cafe with its own entrance, offering pre-prepared lunch items at a lower price point, plus cold-pressed juices, c...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26

Harlem Globetrotters: The exhibition basketball team rolls through Tampa's Amalie Arena on Wednesday, and will debut basketball's first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket ($20-$115). (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com. Stomp!: The music and m...
Published: 02/19/17
Updated: 02/20/17
Healthy eating on the menu and a gym next door

Healthy eating on the menu and a gym next door

As kids, Michael Youssef and Joey Galloway played against one another on the high school football field.Though it was competition that brought them together, the boys who lived on opposite sides of the Ohio river, became lifelong best friends.As adul...
Published: 02/17/17
Updated: 02/20/17

Hamburger Mary's brings burgers, drag queen shows to Brandon

BRANDON — A restaurant known for gourmet burgers and drag queen shows will debut in Brandon on Feb. 28.Valrico resident Kurt King will open his fifth Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille at 2016 Town Center Blvd., a space formerly occupied by the Boom...
Published: 02/17/17
Free parking returning to Tampa's Hard Rock Casino due to 'customer concern'

Free parking returning to Tampa's Hard Rock Casino due to 'customer concern'

TAMPA — The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is getting rid of its controversial parking fee. Parking in all of the casino's garages will once again be free beginning Tuesday, casino spokesperson Nikki Yourison told the Tampa Bay Times. In a n...
Published: 02/17/17
Bar review: Old-timey vibe in c.1949 in Tampa's Lowry Park

Bar review: Old-timey vibe in c.1949 in Tampa's Lowry Park

Sometimes it seems like Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood gets all the love, with an ever-growing selection of hip restaurants, breweries and bars making it one of the best places for food and drinks in the city.Right around the corner is the Low...
Published: 02/16/17
Updated: 02/19/17