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March 5, 2016

“The Trade”, a Tampa Pride Benefit at Liquid Lounge




Here is the MUST DO BINGO of the Year. The prizes are HUGE!!!


Fiesta Days



Happy Anniversary Honey Pot

DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX, winner of the Odyssey Night Life Awards


Headlines the Honey Pot Anniversary Party!!!


Happy Retirement


Barbara Fara, the sales manager at The Hampton Inn & Suite Ybor will be retiring this week. Barbara was a huge community supporter and worked very close for 10 years with MC FILM, GaYBOR District Coalition, TAMPA PRIDE, Ybor Chamber of Commerce and most of the Ybor clubs.. She plans to enjoy life with her grand children more. Best of wishes to Barbara and her family.


NEW at The Italian Club


The wait is over! A perfect happy hour will pop in Tampa on Friday, March 4th-2016 & every Friday! We knew we couldn’t get you excited unless we CRUSHED it, and so it had to be launched in Historic Ybor City, the most eclectic social gathering spot in Tampa.

We have created a chill environment offering the best food and drink specials and live music anywhere in Tampa.

The CRUSH Happy Hour food menu has been crafted with the hungry drinker in mind combining pasta, meats and scrumptious small bites. It is all you care to eat for $7.

What would happy hour be without drink specials? Well, we have put together a non-stop drink specials menu that is sure to please.



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It was a sad day in Ybor City when Randy Kirk passed way this week. Randy was the General manager at Bernini’s. His smiling face will be missed in Ybor City.


Dishing with Mark & Carrie 3-6-14

* Turn Forward Your Clocks, Saturday *
Congratulations to Bradley’s on 7th
3 Year Anniversary
Sol Y Son Cuban Band Direct From Cuba
    Behinds the scenes is a small group of Yborites forming a new art company for Cuban & United States Musical & Arts Trade exchange. Novel is the idea of these area gentlemen including Joe Capitano, Sr, Alan Kahana and 2 others trying to open up relations with the Cuban government to hear authentic Latin music here in Tampa. After 6 months of negotiations and great assistance from U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor in getting these trade agreements open with the Southern Communist island accomplished. The group will be playing in Ybor City, Tampa and Madeira Beach for the next 3 weeks. Then they will be going back to Cuba.
     ‘Sol y Son’ is a Cuban band. This band of experienced musicians from some of the most prestigious groups in Cuba was founded in 1990. Their reputation has grown since then both nationally and internationally, most notably in the UAE.
    A kickoff performance was held at Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant on Fat Tuesday night. Many local business and political leaders attending including Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda.

Direct from Cuba! See SOL Y SON live in Ybor City!3/9 – Ritz – 6-10pm – $27
3/14 – Herencia Cigar Bar – 9-11pm – FREE Admission
3/20 – Bad Monkey – 6-8pm – FREE Admission
3/21 – Herencia Cigar Bar – 9-11pm – FREE Admission
3/27 – Tequilla’s – 7p-12am – FREE Admission
3/28 – Herencia Cigar Bar – 9-11pm – FREE Admission

‘Sol y Son’ has a wide repertoire of songs which includes Latin American and Caribbean rhythms as well as Spanish, English and Arabic classics. All of these are delivered in  ‘Sol y Son’s’ distinctive style which has made them so popular wherever they have played. This Cuban specialty sound popularity is nowhere better seen than in the UAE where their contracts have been extended in five star resort hotels in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They have played there for well over a year now.
In addition to the above countries performed, they have presented their material on both radio and TV in their native Cuba, and have been given enthusiastic receptions in renown tourist centers, conventions and national events.
The group takes its name from the Cuban rhythm of ‘Son’, and its music is truly one of the best examples available today of this tropical Latin sound.
No matter what your taste, ‘Sol y Son’ will appeal with their flawless technique, popular selection, rhythmic sound and professional appearance.
Wherever they have been and wherever they will go, ‘Sol y Son’ always draw and receive the accolade they deserve.

New Mexican Restaurant in Ybor

Congratulations to Jason & his staff on the opening of “Tequila’s” !!! The Grando Opening  & Ribbon Cutting was packed. We don’t know how they did it but…. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn was caught wearing a Mexican sombrero hat!!! LOL LOL  There just must be something in the air in Ybor City!!!!

Bernini Summer Menu & Brunch Sundays

Sunday summer mid-day and night brunches have gone to a new and exciting level.  Bernini’s Italian Restaurant’s Special Summertime Brunch Series had a line out the door. An array of new tantalizing culinary prepared food selections from Executive Chef Paul at Bernini’s. The alternating Summer Sunday Brunches at Bernini’s Italian and Carne’s Chop House in Ybor City has been a hit for Tampanians and visitors alike.
The next big themed Sunday Brunch is September 15th. Make your reservations for another fun time.
Daily check out Bernini’s $2.00 Finlandia Martini specials along with 1/2 price pasta and entrees specials until 7 pm!

GQ Magazine & Bombay Sapphire Bartender Competition at Carne

The drink of choice was Bombay Sapphire!!! Dozens of bartenders and guests filled Carne’s on a Monday night. The appetizers  were fantastic as is all the food at Carne’s. 20 local bartenders competed for the high honor. Gin was made in an exquisite number of drink expressions. The regional winner will go on to compete in Las Vegas. Then the national winner will be featured in GQ Magazine. And the winner was…….. oops those cocktails were GREAT!!!! LOL