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  1. Bar review: Spanish flair at Bulla Gastrobar in South Tampa

    Bars & Spirits

    Take a second and try to think of a few of the world's biggest drinking cultures. Ireland is a freebie, but then you'll probably move onto Germany, Russia and possibly even South Korea (yep, South Korea goes hard).

  2. Local craft beer of the week: Big Storm's Lightning Twenty Five Craft Lager

    Bars & Spirits

    The Tampa Bay Lightning is off to its best start in franchise history, racking up NHL highs in wins and points in their 25th anniversary season.

    That calls for a toast.

  3. Social worker fired from Bay Pines calls it retaliation for complaints of harassment

    Veterans

    Chalea Weekes fumes each time she sees another entertainer, politician or public figure stand accused of sexual harassment.

  4. Tampa chamber of commerce evolves to take on more policy challenges

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — A couple of the ways the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has changed — evolved, really — will be on view today at the organization's 132nd annual meeting at the Tampa Convention Center.

  5. Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about 'Bunk'

    Books

    We live in the age of the hoax.

    Believe me.

    And if you don't believe me, believe Kevin Young, author of the sometimes disturbing but always fascinating new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

  6. Why is eggnog a holiday tradition? Exploring fresh renditions of the classic drink

    Bars & Spirits

    Eggnog dates back to medieval times when the British enjoyed a drink called "posset" that was made with hot milk, ale and spices. Later it became a drink for the wealthy who added expensive brandy or sherry. It was the alcohol that kept the milk from spoiling when there was no refrigeration.

  7. St. Pete ponders building parking garage -- then giving it away

    Growth

    ST. PETERSBURG — For years, Edge District merchants and residents have been united by this grievance: there isn't enough parking to accommodate visitors to the booming entertainment and retail district.

  8. Wine of the week: Georges DuBoeuf 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau

    Bars & Spirits

    It would hardly be the holidays without Beaujolais nouveau.

  9. Exploring the incredible color, cuisine, culture of India

    Travel

    DELHI

    As I slid my shoes off and handed the man a five-rupee note before entering the Jama Masjid mosque, I could feel the heat from the red stone against my heels. I could also feel the intense stares of the Delhi locals. I don't know which made me sweat more.

  10. What you need to know for Thursday, Dec. 14

    News

    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

  11. Winter meetings journal: Rays trade for money to sign top international free agent

    The Heater

    LAKE BUENA VISTA — While most of the business conducted at the meetings impacts the big-league team one way or another, the Rays are working to finalize a move they hope pays off big sometime in the 2020s.

  12. Market starting to set itself as Rays' trade talks intensify

    The Heater

    LAKE BUENA VISTA — Alex Colome claimed he was just showing good social media manners Tuesday night in following four Cardinals-related Instagram accounts since they were saying nice things about him.

  13. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

    Politics

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his longtime and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 special election.

  14. Senate race motivated Alabama's white, black evangelical voters in different ways

    Politics

    Nationally, the word "evangelical" has become in recent years nearly synonymous with "conservative Republican" and Alabama is one of the most evangelical states in the country. But in Alabama, there is a difference: black Christians.