Plus. Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classics series is back.
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Today’s Forecast

91° | Afternoon thunderstorms | 45% chance of rain | Sunrise: 7:18 a.m. | Set: 7:26 p.m. | Tides | Old Tampa Bay | High: 11:34 a.m. | Low: 7:40 p.m. | Clearwater Beach | High: 8:20 a.m. + 11 p.m. | Low: 3:59 p.m.

🥵 Treats to beat the heat
Which flavor are you rockin’ with in this Florida heat? | Photo via Chill Bros. Scoop Shop
Yesterday, we brought you splash pads. Today we’ve got cold brew, smoothie bowls, and other refreshing treats to help you keep those patio days going.

Brew-tifal ways to start the day

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Not feeling coffee? Try Bad Mother’s lavender Earl Grey spritz.


Photo via Bad Mother

Bad Mother | 260 1st Ave. S., St. Pete
Skip the fancy espresso and opt for a double-strength cold brew. While you’re there, cool down and catch up on your emails inside Station House.

The Lab Coffee | 1703 W. State St., Tampa
This spot doesn’t just serve warm bagels. Its espresso + CBD seltzer will keep you going through the dog days.

Black Crow Coffee Co. | Multiple locations
Get two pumps of the house-made lavender or hibiscus syrup in your next cold brew, sparkling water, lemonade, or iced tea.

Beat the midday heat

Island Fin Poke | 12913 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. #101, Carrollwood
A poké bowl with a cold can of Hawaiian Sun Strawberry Lilikoi won’t sit heavy in your stomach — perfect for a day of walking the town.

Squeeze Juice Works | Multiple locations
Squeeze will get you right on the most humid of days. Try the Mean Greens juice or a cleanse to get your gut health right.

Sweet Soul | Multiple locations
Two words. Soul Bowls. Make your own smoothie bowl with either a base of açaí, dragon fruit, pudding, or soft serve. Then, top it off with some seasonal berries.

Sundaes for Sundays

Bright Ice | Multiple locations
This ice cream shop offers a rotating list of seasonal flavors. Pro tip: Skip the warm vanilla flavor (because it’s heavy) and grab the roasted strawberries with brown sugar and balsamic.

Chill Bros. Scoop Shop | Multiple locations
Indulge in a refreshing treat of a medium-sized blueberry buckle made up of a zesty jam with hints of lemon.

Did we miss one of your fave spots? Let us know.
Tuesday, May 30
  • Big John at the Glazer Children’s Museum | Tuesday, May 30-Thursday, June 1 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Downtown Tampa, Intersection of Twiggs and Tampa streets, Tampa | $18 | Check out the world’s largest triceratops — the exhibit is 66 million years in the making.
  • Tampa Tarpons vs. Bradenton Marauders | Tuesday, May 30-Sunday, June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Dr., Tampa | $2-$12 | Grab a ballpark frank and watch the Tarpons take on the Marauders.
Wednesday, May 31
  • Breakfast Briefing | Wednesday, May 31 | 8:30-10 a.m. | Caspers Company, 4908 W. Nassau St., Tampa | Free | Learn how to prepare for hurricanes with the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Commissioner Harry Cohen.
Thursday, June 1
  • Pride Flag Raising | Thursday, Jun. 1 | 10-11 a.m. | St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 5th St. N., St. Petersburg | Free | Join in as Mayor Ken Welch starts off this year’s Pride Month festivities.
Friday, June 2
  • St. Petersburg Opera | Friday, June 2 | 8 p.m. | Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg | $15-$80 | The opera presents Puccini’s Tosca, the tragic story of love, lust, betrayal, murder, politics, and religion.
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News Notes
  • Mpanitas now has a brick-and-mortar shop in New Tampa. Don’t worry, the empanada sensation is keeping the 7730 Palm River Rd. location. Pro tip: Treat your tummy to the shop’s crowd favorite: the mini fried arepas. (That’s So Tampa)
  • Meet the Saigon Summer Night Market (14100 US Hwy. 19 N., Clearwater). The weekly family-friendly event showcases a variety of Southeast Asian street foods from boba to spring rolls. The night market runs every Saturday + Sunday this season. (Creative Loafing Tampa Bay)
  • There’s no better pairing this summer than free beer + ridin’ rollercoasters. Busch Gardens is bringing back its unbeatable booze deal — annual pass holders over 21 and older can score two free 7-ounce beers per visit. The deal lasts from now until Thursday, July 20. (Creative Loafing Tampa Bay)
  • The Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classics series is back. Every Sunday, the historic movie house will screen film favorites like “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Fantasia,” and “Casablanca.” The series starts Sunday, June 4. Grab tix. (That’s So Tampa)
Plan ahead
Today is
  • National Creativity Day. Looking to let your imagination run free? Check out one of TBAY’s painting or drawing classes. How are you unleashing your originality on the world? Let us know, we’d love to shine a spotlight on you + your projects.
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