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Mini Doughnuts Made With Love at Mini Doughnut Factory

Delicious, almost bite-sized, made-to-order cake doughnuts decked out with toppings. Small in size, but mighty in flavor. That’s what you’ll get at the Mini Doughnut Factory. Along with plenty more. If you haven’t heard, mini doughnuts are the new gourmet sweet of choice for the people of Tampa Bay. The addiction to the made-to-order gourmet…
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Cage Brewing: Beer, Games, & Music in St. Pete

It seemed like overnight downtown St. Pete went from having no breweries to being filled with them. Craft beer has become part of our culture in recent years and is a large part of what makes our city unique. One brewery that has done a great job of setting themselves apart is Cage Brewing, located…
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Fresh Pastries at Café Soleil French Bakery and Deli

Beach towns are often associated with tourist traps, kitschy souvenir stores, and overpriced seafood restaurants. St. Pete Beach has its fair share of all that but there are several gems that exist among the more stereotypical establishments; you just have to find them. In particular, Café Solei, the French bakery and cafe is quite literally…
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Get “Hooked Up” at Swah-rey Dessert Bar

Right away, the name Swah-rey sparks curiosity because it’s quite obviously the spelled out pronunciation of the word “soiree”, a word associated with a fancy social gathering. That’s exactly what you get at Swah-rey except no need to dress up (unless you want to) - the desserts and accompanying beverages will make you feel plenty…
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Lolita’s Brunch Gives You One More Reason To Go

When Lolita’s Wine Market opened last year, it seemed like they relied mostly on “word of mouth” (i.e. social media shares) to get the word out about the make-your-own-charcuterie concept. Lucky for them, people couldn’t stop raving about the place. And truth be told, I still can’t. The food is undeniably good. In an effort…
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MidiCi at Tyrone Mall is the Whole Package

At MidiCi Neopolitan Pizza Company, the focus isn't just on the food. It’s also about the experience. The quote "People are the best thing that can happen to anyone” is painted in large lettering on the wall of the visible kitchen. The folks behind the Neopolitian pizza concept set out to create an atmosphere where…
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