Food & Drink in University

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine, Pizza, and Drinks at CDB's Pizza & Italian Restaurant 

CDB's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

Menu of Italian classics includes manicotti dinners, hot grinders, signature pizzas, and chicken parmigiana

$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Thai Food for Dinner for Two or More at Bangkok Jazz Thai Restaurant

Bangkok Jazz

Bangkok Jazz

$30 $16

Diners sample curries, noodles, fried rice, marinated meats, and other dishes from Thailand, accompanied on Friday nights by live jazz

Fro-Yo Creations and Fresh Fruit Smoothies at You Say When Yogurt Shoppe (45% Off). 10 Locations Available.

You Say When Yogurt Shoppe

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt flavors can be topped with fresh fruit, crushed candies, and plenty of other sweet treat

$17 for $30 Worth of Seafood and Steak at Aquafinz

Aquafinz

North Tampa

$30 $17

Ultrafresh seafood, such as fresh-from-the-Gulf grouper, Maine lobster tails, and Alaskan snow crab served with New York strip steaks

$29.99 for One Medium Organic Produce Box and a Lunch Bag from Tampa Bay Organics ($55 Value)

Tampa Bay Organics

Lutz

$55 $29.99

Boxes are filled with organic, in-season fruits and veggies at the peak of flavor

$20 Gift Card Plus $5 Bonus Card for Tex-Mex at Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats

On Location

$25 $20

Hormone-free chicken, pork, and steak fill burritos, tostadas, and chimichangas; vegetarian dishes made with lard-free beans

Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa for One, Two, or Four on September 6–December 6 (Up to 46% Off)

Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

$11.54 $8

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Top-notch local and national comedians, including Tampa favorite Trish Keating, stoke laughter in a lush country club

Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Tampa Improv Through October 4 (Up to 80% Off)

Tampa Improv

Tampa Improv

$50 $15

Touring comedians and up-and-comers perform at a comedy-club chain that launched the careers of Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams

Thai Dinner for Two or Four at Thai Thani (Up to 37% Off)

Thai Thani

Channelside

$30 $19

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A full palette of herbs and spices top crimson tablecloths amid authentic Thai statuary in a restaurant celebrating its 10th anniversary

Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Catch Twenty-Three (Up to 48% Off)

Catch Twenty-Three

Multiple Locations

$48 $26

Appetizers such as curry mussels and shrimp scampi flatbread, paired with martinis, wine, or draft beers

Cold Mixed Appetizer Plate and Drinks for Two or Four at Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill

Ballast Point

$26 $14

Guests enjoy fresh and healthy fare including hummus and stuffed grape leaves as belly dancers glide through on Friday and Saturday nights

Bar Food at Hogan's Beach (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Hogan's Beach

Rocky Point

$25 $12

Watch the big game on flat-screen TVs while filling your plate with wings, burgers, pizza, and more; bar has more than 20 beers on tap

Italian Food and Drinks for Two or For Take-Out or Delivery at Islands Pizza (Up to 40% Off)

Islands Pizza

Davis Islands

$20 $12

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Pizzeria pairs 20 draft beers and cocktails with hand-tossed pies, grinders, and wings slathered in Caribbean-jerk and lemon-pepper sauces

One Dozen Cookies or One 15" Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (Up to 39% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip - Tampa Mall

Tampa

$17.99 $11

Delight in dessert with a fresh-baked batch of iconic Nestlé Toll House cookies or a customizable cookie cake

Afghan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Anaar Bar and Grill (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Anaar Bar and Grill

Tampa

$20 $11

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Enjoy hummus, lamb-and-rice dishes, veggie kebabs, and gyros

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at MTC Downtown Cafe ($20 Value)

MTC Downtown Cafe

Tampa

$10 $5

Breakfasts made from scratch, fully loaded cheeseburgers, and gyros satisfy appetites alongside sweeter options such as housemade pastries

$10 for $20 Worth of Latin-American Food and Drinks at Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

Northwest Tampa

$20 $10

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Latin-American restaurant offers a tour of Caribbean, Central, and South American dishes; wines and beers from around the world

$20 for $40 Worth of Cookie Bouquets at Cookies by Design

Cookies by Design

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Artfully arranged & custom-decorated cookies for birthdays, holidays & other special occasions

$16 for $30 Worth of Korean Cuisine at Rice Restaurant & Market

Rice Restaurant & Market

Town N County Park

$30 $16

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Korean barbecue, stir-fry, stews, and noodle dishes pair with small plates of sautéed, blanched, and pickled vegetables

Four Meat and Seafood Items at Land and Sea Market (40% Off). Four Options Available.

Land and Sea Market

Multiple Locations

$40 $24

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Choose from all-natural chicken breasts, grouper fingers, tilapia fillets, chicken nuggets, and cocount shrimp

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks for Two at Saffron Indian Cuisine

Saffron Indian Cusine

County Line Coalition

$20 $11

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A chef from Bombay folds freshly ground spices into mild or spicy curries, creamy butter chicken, and stuffed naan

$52 for $100 Toward a Prix Fixe Meal for Two or More at Six Tables Tampa

Six Tables Tampa

South Tampa

$100 $52

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New six-course menu created daily by award-winning chef in romantic six-table eatery

Contemporary Fusion Food at Cheap (50% Off)

Cheap

Courier City/Oscawana

$30 $16

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Eclectic restaurant and bar with a fusion menu of sushi, burgers, pizzas, and other contemporary dishes

$11 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Steaks, and American Food at EATS! American Grill

Eats! American Grill

Fairoaks Manhattan Manor

$20 $11

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Recipes from across the country comprise an Americana-inspired menu with midwestern BLTs on texas toast and New York-style buffalo wings

$495 for $900 Worth of Catering Services — Making Memories Catering, Inc.

Making Memories Catering, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$900 $495

S'Mores Station lets people make s'mores at your wedding or party

$22 for $40 Toward Lunch or Dinner at Ocean Blue Sushi Bar

Ocean Blue Sushi Bar

Carrollwood

$40 $22

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Sushi chefs create rolls for everyone from meat eaters to vegans, served alongside Japanese classics like pork dumplings with ginger shoyu

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at The Roman Forum (50% Off)

The Roman Forum

Carrollwood

$30 $15

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Chefs prepare classic Italian staples alongside more creative dishes such as crispy tomato skins served with a smoky chipotle sauce

Standup Show with Drinks for Two or Four at Side Splitters Comedy Club (Up to 66% Off)

Side Splitters Comedy Club

Carrollwood

$62 $23

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Comedians with credits from Family Guy, Chelsea Lately, and Louie

In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off)

PRP Wine International

University Square

$150 $19

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Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

$55 for an In-Home Wine Tasting for 12‒16 People with Six Bottles from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $55

Advisers share tips on tasting, serving, and pairing, bringing six bottles of wine and buckets of expertise; bottle sales benefit charity

$14 for $25 Worth of Candy — Baker's Men

Baker's Men

On Location

$25 $14

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half-Pound or One-Pound Candy Gift Bag, or Four-Pound Candy Catering Bin from Sweet Crime Inc. (51% Off) 

Sweet Crime Inc.

On Location

$45 $22

Candy catering store with a home or office delivery service of gummies, rock, sugar free and wrapped candy; catering for special events

Cigar and Wine Pairing for Two or Four at John Rolfe Tobacco Company (Up to 45% Off)

John Rolfe Tobacco Company

Downtown

$53.99 $29.99

Cigar and wine pairings comes with a plate of hummus and taboulie with pita chips

$13 for Mexican Food and Drinksr at Casa Ramos Tampa ($22 Value)

Casa Ramos Tampa

Tampa

$22 $13

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Mexican staples and fruit-infused margaritas served in festive eatery with Saltillo clay tiles lining the walls and bar

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Big City Grill, Co. ($20 Value)

Big City Grill Co.

Brandon

$10 $5.50

New menu inspired by American favorites such as potato skins, New York strip steaks, and fresh seafood

$11 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Drinks for Two or More at ON Q Smokehouse Grill

ON Q Smokehouse Grill

San Antonio

$20 $11

Smoked, grilled, and fried delights include ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and seafood

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two at Desi Tadka

Desi Tadka

Oldsmar

$20 $12

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International wines and imported beer complement traditional curry, rice, and tandoori dishes from the Punjab region

7-Course Catering Tasting Menu at City Fish Seafood Grill & Chophouse (Up to 50% Off)

City Fish Seafood Grill & Chophouse

Oldsmar

$170 $85

Seven-course tasting menu featreing delicacies reserved for celebrity clientele

$23 for $40 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food for Dinner at Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Riverview

$40 $23

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Classic Italian pastas and slow-cooked meat dishes compliment hand-tossed pizzas and drinks

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian and Greek Fare at ABC Pizza in Plant City

ABC Pizza (Plant City)

Plant City

$20 $11

Grinders, gyros & pizzas served in eatery founded by Greek brothers

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Dinner at Wasabi Japanese Steak House

Wasabi Japanese Steak House

Plant City

$30 $15

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Sushi rolls infused with fresh fish, hibachi-grilled filet mignon, chicken teriyaki, and udon noodle soups

$11 for $20 Worth of Grill Food for Two or More at Uncle Mike's Smokehouse

Uncle Mike's Smokehouse

Plant City

$20 $11

Sweet potato fries, slow-smoked pork shanks, buffalo chicken wraps, and freshwater catfish

Two or Four Local Beer Flights with Shareable Beef O'Bradys Appetizers at The Brass Tap (Up to 51% Off)

The Brass Tap

Dade City

$36.99 $18

Patrons sip beer flights at this bar with a choice of four sharable appetizers from Beef O'Bradys

$11 for $20 Worth of Dine-In or Carryout Pizzeria Food at Marco's Pizza

Marco's Pizza

Improvement League of Plant City

$20 $11

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Pizzas crafted with housemade dough and secret-recipe sauce with bread topped with cheese and garlic butter

Tour Tampa Bay Craft Beer Tasting for Two or Four at The Pint and Brew (Up to 52% Off)

The Pint and Brew

Palm Harbor

$28 $14

Sample four craft beers from a rotating selection from Florida Avenue Brewing Co., Green Bench Brewing Co., and other Tampa Bay breweries

Standup-Comedy Show and Drinks for Two with Option for Dinner at Snappers Grill & Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Snappers Grill & Comedy Club

Palm Harbor

$36 $15

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Guests enjoy standup comedy while digging into entrees and sipping premium drinks

Wine and Sangria Tasting with Keepsake Glasses for Two or Four at Tarpon Springs Castle Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

Tarpon Springs

$101.50 $49

Each visitor sips several wines and a full glass of sangria; pairs take home a bottle of wine, a sangria-making kit, and two crystal glasses

Six-Bottle Wine Package or Wine for Two at Wine and Brew (Up to 62% Off)

Wine and Brew

Dunedin

$130 $49

Package of wine includes six different bottles; two people can enjoy a glass of wine or flight

Three-Bottle Sampler or Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars at Kalamazoo Olive Company (Up to 52% Off)

Kalamazoo Olive Company

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

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Gourmands offer samples of herb-infused olive oil, white-truffle oil, and sweet, syrupy balsamic vinegar, then bottle and seal them onsite

Evening of Asian Delights Meal for Two or Four at Zen Forrest (39% Off)

Zen Forrest

New Port Richey

$74.35 $45

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Dishes from Asian countries such as China, Korea, Japan, and Malaysia infused with American and other international flavors

Assorted Gourmet Chocolates at Chocolates by Michelle (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Chocolates by Michelle

New Port Richey

$50 $30

Stock up on gourmet chocolates in every variety imaginable, from cashew buttercrunch to sugar-free espresso truffle

$12 for $20 Worth of Thai Dinner and Sushi for Two at Joto Thai Sushi Clearwater

Joto Thai Sushi Clearwater

Clearwater

$20 $12

Pan-Asian menus includes Thai noodle stir fry, sushi, teriyaki, and massaman curry

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Comfort Food at Eatz ($20 Total Value)

Eatz

Clearwater

$10 $5.50

Diner dishes out homemade comfort food such as meatloaf melt with fries, chicken pot pie, fish and chips, baked potato soup, and carrot cake

Lava-Rock Meal with Wine and Dessert for Two or Four at Cork N Brew Bistro (Up to 48% Off)

Cork N Brew Bistro

Clearwater

$66 $35

Scallops, lamb, and filet mignon cooked at the table on an 824°F lava rock

$6 for $10 Worth of Coffee — Cafe Charlie

Cafe Charlie

Clearwater

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese and Italian Food for Two or More at Kobe CS Italian Japanese Steak House

Kobe CS Italian Japanese Steak House

Clearwater

$30 $17

Chefs whip up Japanese- and Italian-style dishes

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Tour and Take-Home Bottles at Aspirations Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Aspirations Winery

Clearwater

$70 $35

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Enjoy wine samples and food pairings before taking a behind-the-scenes tour, leaving with souvenir glasses and a 750ml bottle of wine

Appetizers with Draft Beer or Wine for Two or Four at 2 Palms Bar & Bistro (Up to 55% Off)

2 Palms Bar & Bistro

Clearwater

$19.99 $10

Shrimp-cocktail, fried green beans, and chicken-finger appetizers complement draft beers and house wine

$23 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Cesare's at the Beach

Cesare's at the Beach

Clearwater

$40 $23

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Family recipes steer creation of housemade pastas, handcrafted desserts, and entrees of chicken, veal, and seafood

$17 for $30 Worth of Sports Bar Cuisine at Mugs 'N Jugs

Mugs 'N Jugs

Largo

$30 $17

Pulled pork sandwiches, juicy burgers on brioche buns, crispy battered wings, turkey-club spinach wraps, and a gourmet chicken salad

Six-Course Summer Tasting Menu of Contemporary American Cuisine for Two or Four at Café Ponte (Up to 56% Off)

Café Ponte

Clearwater

$170 $85

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Courses shaped by seasonal ingredients and cooking techniques from French and Italian cuisine; great for a date night

Ice-Cream Cones, Sundaes, and Shakes at Topper's Creamery (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Topper's Creamery

Largo

$15 $7

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Soft-serve french vanilla bean, chocolate, strawberry, and flavors of the week; sugar and fat free, and frozen yogurt offerings

$13 for $24 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at The Art of Sushi

The Art of Sushi

Uptown

$24 $13

Japanese entrees from teriyaki lobster to ginger stir-fries complement specialty maki rolls and sushi

$11 for Pizza Meal with 14-Inch Pizza and Garlic Knots at Marco's Pizzeria (Up to $20.90 Value)

Marco's Pizzeria

Tierra Verde

$20.90 $11

Chefs make dough for New York–style crust daily, then top it with buffalo chicken, philly steak, and other specialty toppings

Pub Food and Drink at Durty's Bar and Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

$20 $11

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Eats for Carryout from Jet's Pizza

Jet's Pizza

Saint Petersburg

$20 $12

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Pizzeria specializing in deep-dish pies, as well as wings, salads, and subs

$138 for $250 Worth of Nutritional Supplements — Dr.Bernard Bloom Proactive Health

Dr.bernard Bloom Proactive Health

West and East Lealman

$250 $138

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Chicken-Sausage and -Meatball Sandwiches at Jimbo's Joint (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Jimbo's Joint

Historic Kenwood

$8 $4

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Chicken sausages, chicken meatballs, and falafel put a healthy twist on classic eats such as meatball subs and Chicago-style hot dogs

$200 Worth of Catering or a Catered Lunch for Up to 10 People from Catering by Saffron's Cuisine of the Sun (Half Off)

Catering by Saffron’s Cuisine of the Sun

Saffron's on the Go - Downtown

$200 $100

Catered dishes such as boneless chicken sauteed in Jamaican curry with onions, sweet peppers, and coconut milk

Memphis Music Fest Featuring Booker T. Jones at The Mahaffey Theater on August 8, at 8 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

Memphis Music Fest

The Mahaffey

$49 $30

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Blues, soul, and Stax legends Booker T. Jones, The Bar-Kays, and William Bell deliver classics such as "Green Onions" and "Soul Finger"

$22 for $40 Worth of French and Continental European Fare at La Cote Basque in Gulfport

La Cote Basque

Gulfport

$40 $22

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French, Italian & German entrees showcase dishes such as roast duck in amaretto cherry sauce, sauerbraten, and beef wellington

Children's Party at Magnolia Terrace Tea Room and Bistro (Up to 54% Off). Five Options Available.

Magnolia Terrace Tea Room and Bistro

Weeki Wachee

$160 $79

Children enjoy cupcake decorating, diva or princess dress-up, and a high-tea luncheon visited by famous princesses

One Dozen Cookies or One 15" Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (Up to 39% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip - Lakeland Mall

Lakeland

$17.99 $11

Delight in dessert with a fresh-baked batch of iconic Nestlé Toll House cookies or a customizable cookie cake

Burgers, Sandwiches, and Classic American Food at Belly's Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Belly's Grill

Lakeland

$10 $5

Classic fare is amped up with hand-pattied, grilled-to-order burgers made of ground chuck and fresh toppings such as fried egg and slaw

Dine-In Pizza Meal or Italian Food for Takeout at Primos II Pizzeria (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Primos II Pizzeria

Cleveland Heights

$29 $15

Although it specializes in pizzas, such as eggplant and meat lover's varieties, eatery also serves calzones, strombolis, hoagies, and pasta

Seafood and American Cuisine For Two or More at Lunch or Carry-Out at JFD's Seafood House (Up to 45% Off)

JFD's Seafood House

Downtown Bartow

$20 $11

Laid-back seafood spot promises oysters, crab cake baskets, mahi mahi tacos, and non-fish options including pasta, barbecue, and burgers

$8 for $16 Worth of Cuban Cuisine at Havana Delights Cafe

Havana Delights Cafe

Downtown Bartow

$16 $8

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Specialty cuban sandwiches with layers of freshly roasted pork, grilled steak, and spanish sausage on homemade bread

Afternoon Tea for Two or Four, Two Dozen Scones, or Lunch for Two at Day Breaks Tea Emporium (Up to 52% Off)

Day Breaks Tea Emporium

Bartow

$29.90 $15

Pots of hot tea or flavored iced tea accompany scones, fresh fruit, and finger sandwiches

Italian Lunch for Two or Take-Out at Gio Fabulous (Up to 40% Off)

Gio Fabulous

Gio Fabulous Ellenton

$20 $12

Italian entrees, such as wild mushroom ravioli and manicotti made from a family recipe, plus pizzas with thin crusts handmade daily

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Bangkok Jazz Thai Restaurant is all about unexpected pairings. Thai statues stand alongside saxophones and photos of jazz legends hanging from the walls. In the dining room, a small raised stage creates an intimate performance space in the midst of a casual dining environment, with free live jazz performances on Fridays after 6:30 p.m. And amid the quintessentially American music comes a parade of traditional Thai cuisine. Outdoor seating is available, and the restaurant is located is down the street from the University of South Florida.

Like an aromatic dance, servers nimbly carry plates piled with five kinds of curry, pad thai, and signature dishes such as Jazz Sextet: a bed of pineapple and sauteed veggies in special sweet and sour sauce. Nearby, bartenders pour wine, beer, and sake to complement the food, which the kitchen can prep at four levels of spiciness. But meals often end on a chilly note, and another memorable combination. Bangkok Jazz Thai Restaurant ice cream teams a fried banana with a generous mound of coconut ice cream, sourced from the frozen palm trees that grow in Antarctica.

6840 E Fowler Ave
Temple Terrace,
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Mayuri Indian Restaurant's servers dole out traditional Indian fare—including numerous vegetarian entrees—in a casual dining area with two flat-screen TVs. The menu includes regional specialties such as northern Indian paratha, or flatbread, and southern Indian dosa, or black-lentil crepes, as well as a smattering of Chinese fried-rice dishes. For large groups, chefs can tote sprawling catering spreads to on-location events or host up to 100 people at an onsite banquet hall.

8447 N 56th St
Temple Terrace,
FL
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From his seven offices, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski and his knowledgeable staff help restore epidermises with cosmetic, medical, and surgical skin treatments. With a stable of seven lasers, including the Candela GentleLase, Palomar StarLux IPL, and the 2,940-nanometer Whisper, Suncoast?s trained technicians rid skin of unwanted hair, sun damage, broken blood vessels, and tattoos of broken blood vessels. For more invasive procedures, including eyelid-lifting blepharoplasty and Dr. Ewanowski's specialty, the cancer-ridding Mohs micrographic surgery, the doctor treats clients in the in-office surgical suite. Suncoast?s resident aesthetician pampers with medical-grade spa services, using products from such skincare brands as SkinMedica, Av?ne, and glo.

4651 Van Dyke Rd
Lutz,
FL
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Rand Packer grew up in Southern California, but his love of food and surfing frequently drew him to Oaxaca, Mexico, where he explored the region’s culinary landscape by stopping at street vendors and tucked-away restaurants. The uniqueness of Oaxacan ingredients, combined with a decade of experience cooking in Hawaii under famed chef Roy Yamaguchi, eventually inspired him to open Mekenita Mexican Grille. There, Rand surprises diners with unexpected creations that fuse Mexican and Hawaiian influences, such as pineapple-plantain nachos with passion-fruit sour cream or wood-smoked pork burritos with pineapple-papaya salsa. Patrons can also customize their meals by taking a lap around the fresh-salsa bar or monogramming their plates.

17623 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz,
FL
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At Splash! An Ocean Grill, sounds of satisfaction emanate from guests nibbling on seared lobster, fish, or steak just like the sounds of the sea lapping the shore. A bar, located in the middle of the dining room, glows blue as soft lights evoke an under-the-waves mood and guests sip on a sweet cocktail or full-bodied wine while checking out the wall-mounted photographs. It's these details that inspired the Tampa Tribune to exclaim, "…Seafood done so well," Tampa Bay Illustrated to say, "Splash! shines like a spinning lure," and a mermaid off the bay to lament, "Why can't I grow legs?"

3973 Van Dyke Rd
Lutz,
FL
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Christopher Fuller found his calling at age 14. As a child, he split his time between the United States and the Dominican Republic, where he was drawn to Caribbean restaurants like a robot into a pit of hungry magnets. Calling upon these experiences, Fuller worked with chef Mike Webster to create a menu that fused elements of the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States, and The Gathering Place Wood-Fired Oven was born.

Three concepts sum up The Gathering Place's modus operandi: local ingredients, eco-friendly practices, and dishes prepared entirely in-house. Within the kitchen, chefs smoke pork, roast turkeys, and cure bacon with ingredients from businesses such as Providence Cattle Company. Their efforts gives rise to a mix of sandwiches and inventive appetizers, such as tender gator tails coated in house-made chipotle sauce. Locally sourced oak stokes the flames of a brick oven, which cooks pizzas and doubles as a sauna for retired spatulas.

Outside the kitchen, Fuller creates a dining atmosphere as eclectic as the menu. Live musicians perform on weekends, sending groovy sounds across a casual dining room and into more intimate alcoves. Seating options range from standard tables, to a patio, to dining surfaces made from barrels.

16319 N Florida Ave
Lutz,
FL
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