If there’s one thing we learned it’s that y’all were hungry. From Tampa, FL’s largest burrito to the best brunch in the city to the most anticipated restaurants coming to Tampa – you couldn’t get enough. Here are our most-watched videos of 2022.
#10: Two of the most iconic Florida restaurants are in Tampa
Trips to Discover recently wrote a list of the most iconic restaurants in the state of Florida, and two of them are in Tampa, and a third is in the Tampa Bay region. You can probably guess the first restaurant that made the cut. Columbia Restaurant, an institution with more than a century of experience here in the Sunshine State. The second restaurant to make the cut was Bern’s Steakhouse with its renowned wine collection and breathtaking dessert room.
@thatssotampa These #TampaFlorida restaurants are incredible. Have you tried Bern’s Steak House or The Columbia Restaurant? #downtowntampa #tampabay #foodlover #explore #floridalife #ybor #tampa #fyp ♬ Dandelions (slowed + reverb) – Ruth B.
#9: The top brunch spots in Tampa
The second installment of our top brunch spots in Tampa featured three more showstopping faves. Did your go-to spot make the list? If you haven’t yet, go ahead and bookmark our full Tampa brunch guide for all of your 2023 brunch day fun days.
@thatssotampa These are the #brunch spots you have to hit #tampaflorida #tampabay #foodie #mimosas #foodtiktok #florida #tampa #brunchtok ♬ ily (i love you baby) – Surf Mesa
#8: One of the most haunted cinemas in the world: Tampa Theatre
The Tampa Theatre is said to be one of the most haunted movie theaters in the world. This movie palace opened in 1926 and offers backstage tours and screens movies to this day. Visit them at 711 N Franklin St.
@thatssotampa The Tampa Theatre is said to be one of the most haunted movie theatre’s in the world. This movie palace opened in 1926 and offers backstage tours, and screens movies to this day. #tampaflorida #movies #cinema #tampabay #florida #downtown #popcorn #haunted #halloween #spooky #stpeteflorida #discover #horrortok #haunted ♬ Fall October Halloween horror classic(177261) – rareNote
#7: Water Street to launch monthly outdoor vendor market in Tampa
There’s a new outdoor farmers market coming to Water Street Tampa! They will welcome more than 50 local food and wellness-focused vendors and artisans each month. The Market at Water Street Tampa will be held from 10am-3pm on the third Sunday of every month, starting January 15, 2023, through the end of the year. Parking is available at the E Cumberland Garage and the Channelside Garage.
#6: Michelin-starred chef opens hot dog spot in downtown Tampa
JoDog Craft Hot Dogs, the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori and Millennium Restaurant Group, opened this year at Sparkman Wharf. They offer a kimchi dog, a New York City-style chili cheese dog, the Carolina Slaw Dog, and the spicy Mexico City Dog. Located at 615 Channelside Drive.
#5: The Biggest Burrito in Tampa, FL
Xtreme Tacos in Seminole Heights is home to Tampa, Florida’s largest burrito. The behemoth “Stoner Burrito” is over a foot and a half long and stuffed with your choice of meat, rice, beans, french fries, thinly shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and shredded cheese. Take on this feast at 5609 North Nebraska Ave.
@thatssotampa The stoner burrito at Xtreme Tacos is the biggest burrito in #Tampa! Could you finish it? 📍5609 N Nebraska Avenue #tampabay #foodie #tacos #florida #food #travel #tampaflorida #foodchallenge ♬ Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
#4: Best Tampa Dessert Spots: Flan Factory
One of the top dessert spots in Tampa is Flan Factory. Enjoy flan flavors like espresso, guava, chocolate, caramel, and even Fruit Pebble. Yes, they even have vegan options. This spot won the award for best Cuban Sandwich, but you need to save room for “The 1985”. Brioche bread is deep-fried in cinnamon batter and filled with guava sauce, and cream cheese, with oven-roasted turkey breast in the center. Find them at 1718 N Nebraska Avenue.
#3: An authentic Italian deli in Florida
Our most popular video of the year features Frankies Italian Deli in Riverview. Their Taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches were one of our fave things we ate this year. They also serve up a mean muffuletta, lobster tails, ice cream, and more. Find them at 3930 US-301 in Riverview.
@thatssotampa Frankies Italian Deli in Riverview serves up taylor ham egg and cheese sandwiches, lobster tails, muffuletta, ice cream and more. 📍3930 US 301 #tampaflorida #tampabay #florida #italian #taylorham #porkroll #foodie #deli #sandwich ♬ Sticky – Drake
#2: Nine most anticipated new restaurants opening in Tampa
2023 is going to be an incredible year for the foodie scene in Tampa. These are the upcoming restaurants that you need to keep on your radar for next year! Check out the full story by Andrew Harlan here.
#1: Three Florida beaches worth the trip from Tampa
We live where you vacation. It’s true. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to live within driving distance from miles on miles of incredible beaches. These three especially are worth the trip!