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‘Blind Side’ star is at Tampa Theatre for a screening this weekend

‘Blind Side’ star is at Tampa Theatre for a screening this weekend

BLIND SIDE: Summer Classic Movie SeriesAll summer long, Tampa Theatre is showing classic Hollywood movies. Sunday features not only a screening of 2009’s The Blind Side, but also actor Quinton Aaron, who played Big Mike in the film, for a Q&A. Based ...
Published: 06/06/18
Best in sports this week: World Cup, Tampa Bay Rays Pride Night, Rowdies

Best in sports this week: World Cup, Tampa Bay Rays Pride Night, Rowdies

WORLD CUP: ALMOST TIMEThe world gathers with some big names missing — paging the United States — but there’s plenty to attract our attention in the global soccer tournament. Can Brazil recover from its 2014 disaster? Can any of the European powers de...
Published: 06/06/18
iHop is flipping the ‘p’ and changing its name

iHop is flipping the ‘p’ and changing its name

So long, iHop.Once more commonly known as the International House of Pancakes, the restaurant has been serving up burgers, sandwiches, salads for nearly 60 years.But we all know it’s the signature pancakes that have kept this place on our breakfast r...
Published: 06/06/18
These grab-and-go meal prep standbys make assembling salads a cinch

These grab-and-go meal prep standbys make assembling salads a cinch

You meal prep long enough, and you realize there are just some things you’re never going to do. I’m never going to successfully make full lunches for every day of the workweek, tidily assembled in their own containers. For one thing, it’s a lot of wo...
Published: 06/05/18
Updated: 06/07/18
Restaurant review: El Chapo Taco fills a need with fun, friendly Mexican spot in Gulfport

Restaurant review: El Chapo Taco fills a need with fun, friendly Mexican spot in Gulfport

GULFPORTWhat do we know about El Chapo, a.k.a. Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán? He ran the Sinaloa Cartel, even from prison, and first appeared on Forbes’ billionaires list in 2009. He’s 5 feet 6. He’s the father of 12 or 13 children. He has a talen...
Published: 06/04/18
Updated: 06/07/18
At Asie Pan-Asian, cocktails take you on a global tour

At Asie Pan-Asian, cocktails take you on a global tour

I know it may seem odd to hit up an Asian restaurant for cocktail kicks, but you’d be surprised what’s out there. I got my start doing this column by reporting on the cocktails at Zom Hee, a Chinese restaurant in Pinellas Park that I still visit. Sur...
Published: 06/01/18
Updated: 06/07/18
Southern classic chicken salad eatery comes to Lutz

Southern classic chicken salad eatery comes to Lutz

LUTZ — Husband and wife Brad and Tammy Cochran were first introduced to Chicken Salad Chick in 2007, when founder Stacy Brown still sold the Southern dish out of her home. Brown had brought samples of her classic chicken salad to a baby shower for Ta...
Updated one month ago
Mediterranean chain comes to Carrollwood

Mediterranean chain comes to Carrollwood

Zoës Kitchen, the fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant, celebrated the grand opening of its second Tampa location last month.A location in South Tampa opened in 2017, and general manager John Powell will now head up the new Carrollwood location.Zoës ...
Updated one month ago
I run five days a week on Bayshore Boulevard. It’s a treasure and a deadly danger.

I run five days a week on Bayshore Boulevard. It’s a treasure and a deadly danger.

TAMPA I stood at the corner of South Howard Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard and contemplated the "don’t walk" symbol. I didn’t want my heart rate to dip too much, my music was pumping and I was loath to lose momentum. Did I cross against the light to t...
Updated one month ago
What’s in theaters this week: Tampa Theatre summer classics, ‘Adrift,’ ‘Action Point’

What’s in theaters this week: Tampa Theatre summer classics, ‘Adrift,’ ‘Action Point’

SUMMER CLASSICS: TOP GUNSummertime is finally here, as evidenced by last weekend’s visit from a subtropical storm and this weekend’s arrival of Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classics Movie Series.The annual parade of classic movies starts with Top Gun, the ...
Updated one month ago