Fabulous Friday: Dessert Room

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Bern’s Steak House in Tampa is nationally reknowned for its prime steaks. In fact, it has become a site for a foodie pilgrimage over the years, almost a reason in itself for a trip to Tampa. And yes, the steaks are top notch and it’s an experience. But, what is less known is Bern’s Steak House Dessert Room which warrants Fabulous Friday status. We’re talking a 45 page dessert menu for starters. That’s just the beginning of the story.

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Tampa Staycation – Part 1

If you haven’t been to Tampa in over a few years, I suggest you put it on your Staycation calendar. It’s a happening place. We’re talking foodie quality eating, craft beers (the craft beer capital of Florida), major performing arts center (the largest one in the Southeast US), visual arts, and unique festivals. That’s in addition to all of the family attractions you’ve probably heard of – from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and the Florida Aquarium to ZooTampa,  and the New York Yankees training exercises. Plus, prices including hotel rates are a lot less than in Miami, even in peak season. Here are things to do, Part 1. Part 2 will be where to stay and eat.
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Cool Things to Do in September

Here’s our monthly picks of the best special things to do in Miami in September — from food, beverage and culture to entertainment offerings. Plus, there’s the Miami Trail Festival bringing together nature and adventure lovers as they participate in different running trails, mountain biking routes and other off-road expeditions.
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Graphicstudio USF, a Gem

For those of you art lovers, you may be surprised to learn that one of the preeminent print making studios in the country is in Tampa. For over 50 years Graphicstudio USF has hosted an Artists in Residence program with such luminaries as Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, Alex Katz, James Rosenquist and others. And then there’s a benefit sale in May where you can snag great buys. I first heard about this at the INK Miami Art Fair at Art Basel and then made a trip to Tampa to see it and find out more. And if you like what you read and can’t make it to Tampa, they’ll be at this year’s  INK Art Fair.
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Miami Spice Pick: La Moderna Italian

Here’s a great pick for a Miami Spice Italian restaurant that Vegans and vegetarians will love, along with their fellow diners who like traditional (non-Vegan)  Italian cuisine. La Moderna takes the Italian classics like parmigiana, carpaccio, cannelloni and makes them Vegan with great success (gluten free as well) and has crowd pleasers too,  classic non-Vegan dishes. Then there are the generous “add ons” for Spice, and the super charming Italian manager Ugo.
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