After a major renovation, Nordstrom's reopened its second-floor restaurant at International Plaza and renamed it Bazille. Tribune food writer Jeff Houck and I made a visit on opening day last week.
Speaking of affluence, perhaps you're not a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and won't pay to watch him star in the upcoming remake of “The Great Gatsby.”
With the zeitgeist moving into “Gatsby”-style 1920s wingtips, I'm wondering whether we'll keep going back in time, skip past the Panic of 1893 and go right to Lincoln-era top hats and then Jeffersonian pantaloons.
On the other end of the Richter Scale of dandiness there's Tampa's own barbecue sports bar Lee Roy Selmon's, which just took a huge leap forward in turning occasional customers into regulars.
OK, fine, one more bit of retro news. The hip Squaresville vintage clothing and retro home décor store has moved from South Howard Avenue to 3224 W. Bay to Bay Boulevard.
No doubt Chick-fil-A and McDonald's have their own top-secret skunk works full of chef researchers to attack and counterattack each other's menu lineups.
The amazing Philips Collection exhibit is leaving the Tampa Museum of Art on April 28, so art lovers are looking for the next round of works.