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Florida’s Pirate Legacy: Myth or Reality?

Being next to the Great Spanish Gold Fleet routes and the tropical waters of the Caribbean, Floridians love their stories of pirates and buried treasure as much as any region of the United States.  No less than 17 cities celebrate … Continue reading

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Goody Goody: Return of a Florida Icon

Most cities have a restaurant or store that has become an icon because of its long history and its role in the lives of decades of loyal customers.  When a business like that closes, regardless of reason, it leaves an … Continue reading

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Florida’s Top Aquaculture Product Comes In A Can

Florida is the only state in the nation surrounded on three sides by two major bodies of water  – the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing, both commercial and recreational, is big business in the Sunshine State. Pound for … Continue reading

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Great Florida Restaurants In Funky Buildings

The only think I like better than going to a great restaurant is going to a great restaurant located in a restored or unique structure.  There is nothing wrong with your standard Florida restaurant architecture and I like places located … Continue reading

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The Dickman Family of Ruskin

I just recently refinanced two houses in Tampa and I noticed that the real estate growth in Florida, particularly in upscale properties, is still going strong.  Downsizing is also on the rise and I noticed several estates up for sale … Continue reading

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Florida Food: In Search of the Perfect Deviled Crab

There are a lot of Florida food favorites such as Key Lime Pie and Stone Crab Claws, but no food can cause more debate than the humble Deviled Crab. A deviled crab (called croqueta de jaiba in Spanish) is a large crab meat … Continue reading

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Tampa Landmarks Turning Into Boutique Hotels

Recently Tampa architect Alberto Alfonso announced the development of a new hotel on Ybor City’s historic 7th Avenue at 14th Street.  The hotel will incorporate Ybor’s wraparound balconies, utilize real structures, and restart the Las Novedades restaurant, for decades an Ybor … Continue reading

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