Beau Rivage

Easy Escape to Gaming Fun and Fine Dining

Easy Escape to the Mississippi Coast The Beau Rivage Offers Gaming Fun and Fine Dining  It has never been easier than right now to have a convenient getaway to MGM Resort’s AAA Four Diamond resort, Beau...

Sneak Peek of Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach

 Opening in less than a week, METRO got the chance to see the stunning new hotel that is part of the transformation of Clearwater Beach. Announced today by TripAdvisor, Clearwater Beach was No. 1...
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Start Your Engines

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Returns With A Roar   The downtown waterfront provides the perfect backdrop for the The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that kicks off today in downtown St. Petersburg....
National Wear Red Day in Tampa, Florida

Tampa Bay Goes Red For National Wear Red Day®

This Friday, Feb. 2, is National Wear Red Day, celebrated as part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year. That’s about...
Tampa Bay Metro magazine style

METRO Style: Floral & Fringe

  The season may say fall/winter, but these bright floral prints will certainly add a boost of color to the fashion scene. Pair with some fringe on a dress, boot or handbag and you’ll be...

4th of July Bands & Brew BBQ at WTR

  The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa and WTR Pool & Grill are celebrating Independence Day. Food and drink specials, live entertainment by local artists, a sunset patriotic fireworks show, and more. A portion of...
Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market

Tis the Season to Shop

  The 13th Annual Junior League of Tampa’s Holiday Gift Market  click on images to enlarge or view as a slideshow   The holiday shopping season is upon us! One Tampa Bay volunteer organization is offering a one-stop shopping opportunity...

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Takes It To The Next Level

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa's President Joe Lupo with Hard Rock Girls   The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa made a big splash at the ribbon cutting and opening of the new 700-space parking garage, as Seminole Hard...
Hurricane Irma Relief

HURRICANE RELIEF: How You Can Help

  In the span of three-weeks, much of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico has been ravaged by major hurricanes. Tampa Bay residents and all Floridians were assaulted by Hurricane Irma and now face days, weeks,...
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Paradise (No Passport Required)

  San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino By Ronda M. Parag    Enjoy the beautiful island of Puerto Rico with a quick, easy flight from Tampa to San Juan in under three hours. Located in the heart...
Justin Grey

Behind the Bar: Justin Gray

  Live with Passion By Ronda M. ParagBorn and raised in Tampa, Justin Gray is happy to share his passion and vision for Tampa. Whether bartending at Anise Global Gastrobar, or volunteering for a cause, Gray...
5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips

5 Outdoor Entertaining Tips

(Family Features) The weather in Tampa Bay brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can...

Grab a Craft Beer at 5 Tampa Bay Area Brew Pubs

3 Daughters BrewingMETRO found five local breweries serving up cold, local brews in hip, casual settings. From the oldest, continuous running microbrewery in Florida, Dunedin Brewery, to the latest Ybor City brewery, Coppertail Brewing Co.,...

DRIVE: The Porsche Macan

The Porsche MacanSpirited performance even in base trim; athletic and engaging to drive; comfortable and quiet ride; highly customizable. The 2015 Porsche Macan is an all-new compact luxury crossover SUV.Given the great success Porsche...
Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa

The Pirates Are Poised To Invade Our Shores!

  Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate FestJanuary 28, 2017 Invasion starts at 11:30 a.m. | Parade at 2 p.m.Photos: ©Visit Tampa Bay   Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the...

Get Kool with The Rowdies

Kool & the Gang   The Rowdies will host a post-match FREE Kool & the Gang Concert to Ticket Holders. Head to ST. PETE for soccer AND a concert! This Thursday, July 6, 2017, Al Lang Stadium welcomes the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they take on...
Dean Hurst

Behind the Bar with Dean Hurst: All About the Spirits

  Metro Shares a Bar Chat with Dean Hurst. By Ronda M. Parag   Dean Hurst has a deep appreciation for the bartenders skill set, while creating a niche within the industry as a Spirits Specialist. Recently celebrating...

HSN is Championing Heart Health

  Behind the Scenes with HSN's Mindy Grossman at Tampa Bay METRO Photo Shoot   HSN's Mindy Grossman is a great supporter of the American Heart Association Tampa Bay.  Today METRO had a sneak peek behind the scene...
The Rezz at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

The Rez Grill Opens in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The newly opened Rez Grill offers elevated comfort food including delicious house made biscuits, shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. The new American grill concept is under the direction of Creative Culinary Director,...

The Pirates Are Coming – Get Gasparilla Ready!

 It's that time of year when the Tampa Bay area is taken over by pirates and Gasparilla fever. Between all the parties, parades and fun, it's time to get some new threads and jewels...
Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

Escape To The Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

 Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront...
Cruzan Coconut Mojito recipe

National Mojito Day Cocktails

 National Mojito Day is Monday, July 11 and what better way to beat the summer heat than sipping on a deliciously cold cocktail! This year, go beyond the standard muddled mint mojito and celebrate with the Cruzan Mango...
Amy Robach

Good Morning America’s Amy Robach Speaks Out

 The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospital will host keynote speaker Amy Robach on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club.  Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America...
Tampa Bay Metro: How to host a wine party

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this year? Get your...
Tampa Theatre

Tampa Theatre Salutes the Movies

  As a fan of the movies, there is no better place to celebrate Hollywood's biggest night, the Oscar Awards, than at the Tampa Theatre's 16th Annual Hollywood Awards Night. Guests are encouraged to wear...
Tampa Bay Lightning Head Coach John Cooper

Q & A: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Head Coach Jon Cooper

Tampa, FL. June 16, 2015 The Tampa Bay Lightning engage with fans upon their return to Tampa following Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.    "Get us to the Dance"   Fans, along with the entire team,...
The Elegant Wedding Showcase

Elegant Wedding Showcase Returns

  Elegant Wedding Showcase Returns March 15Calling all brides-to-be to the Tampa Westshore Marriott on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from Noon - 3:30 p.m. For those that got engaged over the holiday season, it’s time...

February is Heart Month

   February is Heart Month!  Tampa Bay METRO is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association Tampa Bay and is delighted to share some events for the week of February 1 - February 5 to...
Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida

Tampa’s Riverwalk Pulses with Music

  The 7th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival Riverwalk in downtown Tampa on March 10 - 11  Music lovers will be thrilled with the lineup of over 40 bands with five stages, set along the Riverwalk in  ...

Celebrate Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre

Movie lovers can bask Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party at the 18th Annual Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.The...
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CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture

 CITY: Fashion+Art+CultureFriday, September 19, 2014Tampa Museum of Art120 W. Gasparilla Plaza   Guests of “CITY” will enjoy a live runway show featuring of the moment fall fashion looks from Neiman Marcus; exquisite hors d’ oeuvres...

Scalloping Returns to Pasco County

By Ronda M. Parag  Summer time is filled with beach and boating activities. As a child, I fondly remember going out with my sister, brother and cousins on the boat and searching for treasures in...
Ariella Jumpsuits from The Haute Shop Boutique

METRO Style: Haute Look of the Week

Jumpsuits Are Haute Jump into Summer with a Ariella Jumpsuit from The Haute Shop Boutique. Whether you prefer geometric prints or florals, The Haute Shop has you covered for fun, comfort and the latest fashion...
cookbook – Bern’s: Rare & Well Done

David & Christina Laxer Release New Cookbook

  "Bern's: Rare & Well Done" The Bern’s legacy continues to be honored with the latest release of a new cookbook, Bern’s: Rare & Well Done, by David & Christina Laxer. Written in collaboration with Chris...

SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival

  Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other in Tampa on Friday, May 12, 2017 at The Florida Aquarium! At SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival, enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic...
Tampa Bay Hosts Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and NHL All-Star Weekend

Tampa Bay Prepares for Invasion of Pirates and Hockey Stars

Tampa Celebrates Gasparilla While Hosting The National Hockey League All-Star Weekend Up to half a million people are expected to flood into Tampa this weekend, as an invasion of pirates and die-hard hockey fans collide.With...
Vivek and Sharmila Seth

Giving Back: Vivek & Sharmila Seth

   Giving Back Meet Children Across Borders Co-Founders, Vivek & Sharmila Seth  Tampa couple, Vivek and Sharmila Seth, founded the children’s charity, Children Across Borders (CAB), to give back to the community they call home and extend...
Jeff and Penny Vinik

Naughty or Nice?

Pavilion XXX  Tampa Museum of Art Pavilion XXX Chairs, Penny and Jeff Vinik      One of Tampa’s oldest traditions and most glamorous galas returns on November 7th to celebrate a 30 year milestone anniversary. Keeping with...

Let’s Get Heartwalking.

   Let’s Get Heartwalking! By: Nicole Decker  The American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk is upon us! The Heart Walk raises awareness about the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in America – heart disease...
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV

DRIVE: Discover The Undiscovered

  Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV  Land Rover’s history of luxury off-road vehicles continues with the 2016 Discovery. Upgrades this year include: new  powertrains, upgraded infotainment and connectivity systems and enhanced driver assistance features.The sleek interior...
Open Your Heart

Open Your Heart

Together, we can change lives and saves lives. Tampa Bay METRO is once again a proud sponsor of the Tampa Bay Heart Ball (Saturday, April 11, 2015) — a celebration of the American Heart Association's...
Valspar Championship at Innisbrook

Valspar Championship Returns To Innisbrook

    The Valspar Championship presented by BB&T. A PGA TOUR event that will be held March 6 -12, 2017 on the Copperhead at Innisbrook.   Golf fans will be cheering on more than 140 of the world’s...

10 Tips To Talk Like a Pirate

  If you are going to party like a Pirate this Gasparilla, it helps to speak the language. In your best Capt. Jack Sparrow voice, as you navigate the streets of Tampa, use the following phrases...

Exploring America’s First Frontier

  Northeast Tennessee’s Fall Splendor By Patricia Vorbrich  Fall is the perfect time to visit the picturesque Northeast Tennessee area of the Sunny Side Trail. Begin in the Great Smoky Mountains and course through the Cherokee National...
Porsche Panamera at Reeves

The Last Sports Car You May Ever Need

The newly re-designed second-generation Panamera continues to offer the sleekness of the Porsche brand, but the roominess and comfort of a sedan, with four seats. By re-shaping the rear and lowering the roofline, the...
4th of July fireworks celebrations in Tampa Bay

12 Great Tampa Bay Area Independence Day Celebrations

Where to find fireworks, parades, music, food, drink, and family fun on the Fourth of July.   Downtown Tampa Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Due to construction at Channelside, downtown Tampa’s annual fireworks celebration moves to the Tampa Convention Center,...
Tampa Bay Metro Home Tour

METROHome Tour: A Redesigned, Rebuilt and Refined Davis Islands Estate.

  Designing an ideal home for entertaining and escaping By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by John Kantor  Located on a prominent, half-acre pinnacle of land offering enviable views of the nearby Davis Island Yacht Club, landmark...
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Metro Improvements

The Ongoing I-275 Expansion Project In Tampa Has An End In Sight At Least In Video Format ... The ongoing I-275 improvement project that involves the stretch of interstate from Howard Frankland Bridge to the Hillsborough River in...

5th Annual Tampa Pig Jig

The crowd at last years Pig Jig in Curtis Hixon Park  Set to kick off this Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, the Pig Jig will bring together barbecue and...
Tampa Bay Metro resort wear style feature

METRO Style: Resort Gear Trends

It’s time to think about what to pack for that next vacation and METRO has found a few must-have essentials. From top to bottom, you’ll be stylish with these finds.   Suit Up Be colorful and cool...

3 Recipes to Shake Up Cinco de Mayo

Swap out the tequila this year for smooth, crisp and refreshing Ketel One Vodka Cocktails. Try Ketel One’s take on a Margarita with the Ketel One Dutch Margarita, keep it simple with a Ketel...
Father's Day Backyard Brunch

Backyard Father’s Day Brunch

Dote on Dad with a Backyard Brunch   (Family Features) Brunch isn't just for mom. This Father's Day, make eggs, toast and bacon on the grill for a breakfast that's sure to spoil the man of...
7 TIPS FOR HOSTING YOUR OWN MOTHER'S DAY TEA PARTY

7 Tips For Hosting Your Own Mother’s Day Tea Party

  By Krayl Funch Mother’s Day and Sunday Brunch go together like Orange Juice and Champagne. This year skip the crowded restaurants and spend quality time with mom by hosting a Mother’s Day Tea in your...
Richard Gonzmart

Revitalizing Tampa Heights | Richard Gonzmart

Local history buffs and Tampa Heights residents may be the few who knew the Ulele (You lay lee) name, well before it became synonymous with a multi-million dollar project. It first gained fame for legendary...

Come Ye Pirates Of All Ages!

The McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. An alchohal-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay!   Mateys of all ages jump and shout for beads...

Celebrate Cyber Summer Travel Offers

NYAH, Key West  To celebrate the first day of summer, June 21, more than 40 hotels and resorts are offering amazing travel deals that can only be booked exclusively on June 21. From the local Sandpearl...
summer sandals

Hot Walks

It's time to let those toes show in a great pair of summer shoes — from jeweled  flats to striking wedges. Summer WhitesEnjoy the crisp look of all white with a white tunic, white ankle...

From a Tampa ER To Hollywood

  On The Red Carpet with ER Doctor Juan Gallego By Cindy Cockburn On the Red Carpet in Hollywood — local Tampa doctor & filmmaker Juan E. Gallego M.D. and his wife Jill Leonti. Photo by Mike...
Land Rover Discover Sport

DRIVE: Land Rover Discovery Sport

The New 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport The New 2015 Discovery Sport offers a sleek, aerodynamic silhouette, legendary Land Rover capability and a flexible interior that can accomodate an optional 5+2 seating configuration that allows...
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Drive: The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

click on images to enlarge  Redesigned. Renamed. Refined.   The wind is blowing, the sun is shining and it’s a perfect day in Tampa Bay to test drive the brand new, two-seat convertible 718 Boxster from Porsche...

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