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  1. These two photos show the new Del Taco on Manatee Avenue and a Taco Bell sign poking fun at their new competition.
  2. Jo Dyke tests the lights on the branch of a cherry blossom tree. The LED lights can be programmed to display different colors. The cherry blossom trees will be pink.
  3. In this July 11, 2018, photo, vegetables are displayed for sale at a grocery store in River Ridge, La. On Thursday, U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for pregnant women, babies and young children that includes keeping a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Coconut custard pie, not to be confused with coconut cream pie. Or else.
  5. "Good Morning America" kicked off its United States of Pie tour on Monday morning at Wish Farms in Plant City.
  6. Grocery prices have risen some 13 percent, according to government reports, and bird flu has made turkey prices soar. But there are ways to curb your spending without curbing your appetite for a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
  7. More than 50 area restaurants and bars are offering specials to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.
  8. A volunteer in 2020 takes turkeys and other meats from the freezer to distribute during the food drive and food distribution operation at Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tent in Tampa.
  9. Willie Nelson will perform March 3 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.
  10. KFC has apologized for accidentally sending an automated push alert to its app users in Germany that appeared to urge people to order food to commemorate the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
  11. Siudy Garrido returns to Tampa with her take on Flamenco dance with "Flamenco Intimo."
  12. Ryan Fouche, Aaron Schaub and Coral Carrasquillo will soon open La Setima, a new natural wine bar on the corner of E Seventh and Nebraska avenues in Ybor City.
  13. This is Flatbread and Butter's original location in Uptown St. Petersburg. The neighborhood cafe is coming soon to downtown Tampa.
  14. Anna Silvestri selects pastries at La Casa Del Pane, the Italian bakeshop her family opened three decades ago in St. Pete Beach.
  15. Reservations at several restaurants in Tampa Bay, including Bern's Steak House, have become increasingly hard to get. Some blame informal swapping sites and online bidding services, but insiders say the answer is more complicated.
  16. The Alvarez and Proper House Group team is also behind Nebraska Mini Mart and two other Sparkman Wharf restaurants: Gallito Taqueria and Dang Dude. Lunch Lady would be the team’s third concept at Sparkman Wharf.
  17. Employees of Tampa Bay Brewing Co. walked out over the weekend after the business's co-owner allegedly made disparaging comments about some of the staff.
  18. The hidden "Pixie Room" at Wish Farms' headquarters in Plant City is available to employees who need a break or quiet moment.
  19. Author Julie Powell attends the premiere of "Julie & Julia" at The Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York in 2009. Powell, who became an internet darling after blogging for a year about making every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” leading to a book deal and a film adaptation, has died at age 49.
  20. The Drug Enforcement Administration recently warned parents about brightly colored fentanyl pills that they say are designed to entice children into addiction. Some prominent public officials including Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody have gone further and linked the risk to trick or treating on Halloween.
  21. Draft beer poured at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg. The brewery is among those featured in the documentary “Tampa Beer: Crafting the Bay,” which tells the story of the local craft beer industry.
  22. Guests check in at The Tampa Edition hotel on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Tampa.
  23. La Tropical, the first beer brewed in Tampa, has reentered the local marketplace for the first since its original Ybor City brewery shuttered in 1961. It is now being brewed in Miami by a company with a historic link to the beer.
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