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"Meat-Bald" In Ybor Saturday
WDUV.com – June 12, 2013
One of the best meatball subs I’ve had was in Ybor City at Festa Italiana. The sauce really made the sub; but what if you had to leave the sauce off and go on the merits of your meat alone? That’s the challenge facing the competitors this weekend at the “Bald is Beautiful Festival” in Centennial Park in Ybor. Read more from WDUV.com.
Ybor among 7 sites for national tattoo experiment
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 12, 2013
It is likely to be unusually raucous for a Wednesday night on 7th Avenue, as 102 people will be getting a free tattoo as part of a promotional event from Sailor Jerry Rum. Tampa’s Ybor City was chosen as a location for the event because of the city’s history. Read more from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Tampa with a Twist
Cigar Advisor - June 2013
The cigar industry in Tampa began in 1886 when Vicente Martinez Ybor, visiting from Key West, bought 40 acres of land and founded Ybor City. From the beginning and for more than 50 years thereafter, Ybor City became "Cigar Capital of the World." Read more from Cigar Advisor.
Ybor got its update, but the history remains
Tampa Tribune – June 9, 2013
It was 1999. Noriega was taking me on a tour of the “future Ybor.” This was before Centro Ybor, the trolley, the condos and apartments and everything else we now take for granted existed in the Latin District. He was supposed to be showing me where all of the new developments would be going. Instead, he spent much of the afternoon reminiscing. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.
'Baldies' get their day
Tampa Tribune – June 5, 2013
The Ybor City Saturday Market will host its first Happy Bald Day with contests and prizes. The event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15, will be at the market at Centennial Park on Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.
Restaurants, hotels look up vertical farming for fresh food
Tampa Tribune - June 2, 2013
The north wall inside The Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City once was a blank canvas of old, exposed bricks covered with a thin veil of white paint. Now it’s a farm. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.
Good Times at Festa Italiana
PMQ Pizza Magazine - June 2013
Ybor City soon became famous for its homemade, hand-rolled cigars, but it’s also famous for something else: the annual Festa Italiana, a four-day event that features delicious Italian food from the Tampa Bay area’s restaurants, plus fine Italian wines, live entertainment and kids’ activities. Read more from PMQ Magazine.
Officials see new Unlock Tampa Bay brand as key to boosting tourism
Tampa Bay Times - May 30, 2013
The colors are also custom-made: bay blue, ybor gold and Gaspar's hull (black, like a pirate ship.) The colors are meant to set urban Tampa apart from the endless stream of gauzy, sunny pastel colors employed by marketing agencies for other Florida destinations. Read more from Tampa Bay Times.