Chef Greg Baker’s guide to Tampa’s top restaurants

Greg Baker is chef/proprietor at ‘cracker’ restaurant, Fodder & Shine. He is also a James Beard semi-finalist and one of Tampa‘s most respected chefs – so there’s nobody more qualified to tell us about Tampa’s top restaurants.   Twenty or so years ago, while working … Continue reading

Where to find the best Cuban sandwich in Tampa

Many US cities proudly tout a signature dish. Philadelphia is famous for cheesesteaks, Boston has lobster rolls… and in Tampa, it’s all about the Cuban sandwich. These hearty lunchtime feasts of pork, salami, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles served pressed in crusty, Cuban bread, were … Continue reading

Ybor City: A neighbourhood guide to Tampa’s Latin Quarter

Ybor City, Tampa‘s Latin Quarter, was born of a once-proud industry. This vibrant district on the fringes of Downtown Tampa sprang up in the late 1800s when Cuban cigar magnate, Vicente Martinez Ybor, established his business empire here. Ybor’s factories prospered, attracting Cuban, Spanish, Italian, … Continue reading

On business in Tampa

Business travellers are in luck to find themselves in Tampa. With 13 million square feet of office space, 4,000 businesses and proximity to the city’s award-winning airport, the Westshore district alone is Florida’s largest business hub. A 600,000 square foot convention centre and regenerating Downtown … Continue reading

The top things to do on the Tampa waterfront

In sunny Tampa, it’s all about the water. Along the beautiful bay and the Hillsborough River, the city has some great waterside hangouts. These parks and restaurants offer the perfect locations to spot wildlife, have a picnic, launch a boat or grab some sundowners. Take … Continue reading

Mini Road Trips: Tampa to Panama City

As US road trips go, one that includes dazzling white sandy beaches, beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, and singing mermaids pretty much screams “spectacular adventure”. So for our latest mini road trip, we take a drive along the Florida coast from Tampa to Panama … Continue reading

The Best Beaches in St Petersburg Florida

When it comes to beaches, Florida‘s gulf coast has some of the best. Visitors who fly into Tampa International Airport will find an abundance of options – just a quick 30-minute drive away is a cluster of top beaches in St Petersburg.   A lifeguard station … Continue reading
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Bread Line: A Guide to the Best Bakeries in Tampa

Tampa’s rich immigrant history becomes tangible and delicious inside the many bakeries around town. Cuban, Italian and other Latin American treats are often tucked away in unassuming shops, their breads, pastries and cookies displayed behind glass cases. Here’s the inside scoop on some of the … Continue reading