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Jennifer Ring
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When I started doing freelance work for Creative Loafing, people started asking me questions, like, “What’s Creative Loafing?” Creative Loafing is a free alternative weekly newspaper that covers news, arts & entertainment, food & drink, and music in the…

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My great Happy Hour quest continued this week with a trip to Cooters on the beach. Cooters Restaurant & Bar has been serving seafood and steaks on Clearwater Beach for over 20 years. They don’t have the best view of the beach, but their good food, weekly…

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Creative Loafing just published one of my pieces, and I couldn’t be more excited. I sweat it out in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon park for 2 hours last weekend, in 90+ degree weather, covering the unveiling of the latest dog sculptures in Southeastern Guide Dogs’…

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Here at Florida Illustrated we’re on a mission: a mission to find the best Happy Hours in the Tampa Bay area. It’s a big job, but somebody’s got to do it. Thankfully, I have a plan. Most people have a favorite Happy Hour near their house, and I am no…

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Florida’s first Spanish colony, St. Augustine, is most well-known for its historical attractions. As early as the 1800’s, people from all over the country started visiting St. Augustine to catch a glimpse of its old Spanish charm. Tourists flock to the…

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This is your last weekend to see Frida Kahlo at The Dali. I was there on Sunday enjoying a Frida Kahlo-themed St. Petersburg day trip. The plan was to see the exhibit, have an exhibit-themed cocktail at FarmTable Kitchen, and then have a Mexican dinner at…

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Dinner and a Show: House of Blues Orlando

Have you ever liked a place so much, that when you tried to describe it, your words totally failed you? That’s the way I feel about the House of Blues. It’s the embodiment of everything I love – good music, good art, and good food. No matter how many…

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April 1-2, 2017: International Cuban Sandwich Festival in Tampa, FL On Sunday, April 2nd, restaurants from around the world will be competing in Tampa’s International Cuban Sandwich Festival for the title of World’s Best Cuban Sandwich.This year’s…

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If, like me, you’ve been seeing a lot of articles about Disney Springs recently, then you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. It’s just Downtown Disney with a new name, right? Well, yes and no. Disney Springs is a re-branding of Downtown Disney,…

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It’s hard to serve quality food at a big event. There are more people, less parking spots, longer lines…Food quality is often sacrificed in favor of speed and convenience. Many local Irish pubs and delis, whose food I normally love, suffer a dip in…
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