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Restaurant review: Noble Crustís second location is a boon to booming Wesley Chapel

Restaurant review: Noble Crustís second location is a boon to booming Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPELWesley Chapel is said to be one of the fastest growing areas in the country, due to the perfect cocktail of available and affordable land, broad but upwardly mobile demographics and easy access to other parts of Tampa Bay. And while mall...
Published: 10/16/17

Taste test: Canned pumpkin

Two years ago, farmers were warning of a shortage of canned pumpkin. Those of us charged with preparing Thanksgiving meals rushed to stores to scoop up the offerings. The shortage, caused by too much rain falling on U.S. pumpkin patches, never really...
Published: 10/16/17
Itís time to hoist a stein for Oktoberfest in Tampa Bay

Itís time to hoist a stein for Oktoberfest in Tampa Bay

Even though the official Oktoberfest celebration in Germany wrapped up already, that doesnít stop parties around the globe from mimicking the celebration, including loads of Bavarian-flavored parties in Tampa Bay.With flowing pints of beer, giant pre...
Published: 10/11/17
Updated: 10/13/17
Adventure Island is adding a slide with a floor that drops out from under you

Adventure Island is adding a slide with a floor that drops out from under you

A pair of new drop slides in an attraction called Vanish Point is coming to Adventure Island in Tampa in March, bringing another gut-check for adrenaline junkies at the 30-acre water park adjacent to Busch Gardens.The heart-stopping attraction will p...
Published: 10/12/17
Updated: 10/13/17
New Monopoly tokens are T-Rex, penguin and rubber ducky. Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble are tossed

New Monopoly tokens are T-Rex, penguin and rubber ducky. Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble are tossed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game Monopoly. In their place will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky...
Updated a year ago
Tampa Bay's 'NuckleDu' wins $230,000 prize in 'Street Fighter V' tournament (w/ video)

Tampa Bay's 'NuckleDu' wins $230,000 prize in 'Street Fighter V' tournament (w/ video)

Du Dang flew to Anaheim, California on Wednesday with a reputation as one of the fastest up-and-comers in professional video games. Sunday night, he touched down back in Tampa as officially the best in the world. Dang, 20, who competes under the game...
Updated a year ago
Little People, Dungeons & Dragons and swings top Toy Hall of Fame class; bubble wrap can't make cut

Little People, Dungeons & Dragons and swings top Toy Hall of Fame class; bubble wrap can't make cut

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — At long last, a big honor for the Little People. After seven times as finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame, the tiny tenants of Fisher-Price's house, barn and school bus were enshrined on Thursday. They were joined by t...
Updated a year ago
Avast, ye mateys! It's the Tampa Bay Times' weekly caption contest

Avast, ye mateys! It's the Tampa Bay Times' weekly caption contest

Caption contest #54: Send us a clever caption for this image.We're a month late for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but this week's photo was just too good to pass up. Send your clever caption for this image to alleyes@tampabay.com by Tuesday, ...
Updated a year ago
Show us your wits! It's the Tampa Bay Times' weekly caption contest

Show us your wits! It's the Tampa Bay Times' weekly caption contest

Caption contest #53: Send us a clever caption for this image.There are so many ways to go with this week's photo we don't even know where to begin, so we'll leave that up to you and your imagination.Send your clever caption for this image to alleyes@...
Updated a year ago
Run for your lives! It's the Tampa Bay Times' weekly caption contest

Run for your lives! It's the Tampa Bay Times' weekly caption contest

Caption contest #52: Send us a clever caption for this image.As promised, we've left the Star Trek photos behind this week, though we're still tapping the same genre, as you can see below.Send your clever caption for this image to alleyes@tampabay.co...
Updated a year ago
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