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Photos: Tampa’s ‘Big John’ triceratops skeleton is unveiled at Glazer Children’s Museum

Nine years after it set a Guinness world record for largest triceratops skeleton—and 66 million years since it actually roamed the earth—Big…

By Ray Roa

On Feb. 1, downtown Tampa's Glazer Children’s Museum unboxed the fossil’s 700-pound skull, complete with the trademark triceratops horns.
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The 25 Black-owned restaurants in Tampa Bay everyone should know about

There's plenty of praise to pass around when it comes to Tampa Bay's restaurants. But any examination of our local dining scene…

By Tyana Rodgers

1821 E 7th Ave and 9024 W Hillsborough Ave., Town 'N' Country
 At Yuppi's two locations—and especially at its Ybor City counter on 7th Avenue—Executive Chef Kyle Luke is known for whipping up the infamous “Yuppi Wings,”  with a sauce that is sweet, savory, and tangy (definitely squeeze the lime on it). The half and half special is great for newcomers because it features a little bit of everything, two proteins, and two sides. Choose between fish, shrimp and the Yuppi pattie, which is actually a plant-based burger.
Photo via website
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Review: In Tampa, 19,000 fans revel in Bruce Springsteen's return to the concert stage [PHOTOS]

In February 2017, Antoinette Switzer was in Auckland, New Zealand to see Bruce Springsteen play MT Smart Stadium. Unbeknownst to her, and…

By Ray Roa

Review: In Tampa, 19,000 fans revel in Bruce Springsteen's return to the concert stage [PHOTOS]
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You can now rent Tom Brady's Tampa home on Davis Islands for $60K a month

After 23 seasons, Tom Brady is finally ready to call it quits, again, and now the Davis Islands pad he called home…

By CL Staff

You can now rent Tom Brady's Tampa home on Davis Islands for $60K a month
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February 2, 2023

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