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A chef loads a pizza into a wood-fired oven and other cooked pizzas sit next to the oven.
Find Cipolla Rossa at spots like Bandit and Mezzo Market. |Photo by @couragekimphotography
The Burg is well-known for its funky, local spots — and its food truck scene is no slouch. We rounded up just a taste of the local offerings, so you can bookmark this guide for your next late-night craving.

Editor’s note: These mobile eateries are always on the go, so we recommend checking each truck’s schedule online to find out where it’s parked.
  • Funnel Vision Food Truck | If you can fry it, they’ve tried it. This food truck is a night owl fave for fried Oreos, Battered Birds (chicken and waffles), and its “Nashville” Hot Chicken Baskets.
  • Sweet Island Snow | Cool off from the Florida rays with a spot of shaved ice or ice cream (or both) from this food truck. Plus, there’s build your own options — basically the choose your own adventure of summertime.
  • Fo’Cheezy Food Truck | It’s a St. Pete staple for a reason. The mobile grilled cheese joint’s menu is stacked with dairy delight, like the Parmageddon + Mac N’ Rib, plus wings, loaded tots, and sweet treats.
  • Porchettoni Food Truck | A true slice of Rome on the streets of St. Pete, Porchettoni delivers porchetta platters and sandwiches, chicken parm sandwiches, and other Italian dishes to sweeten your lunch hour.
  • St. Pete Taco Lady | Feast on mahi-mahi or shrimp tacos, quesadillas, spicy slaw, rice and beans, and even more taco goodness straight from this Mexican + American inspired spot.
  • Heavy’s | The self-proclaimed “mobile soul food extravaganza” has brought smothered pork chops, macaroni, beef short ribs, collard greens, and other faves to the TBAY area for the past 30+ years.
  • Latin Lunch Box | Feast on fresh Puerto Rican flavors at this local food truck, from avocado salad to empanadas.
  • Cipolla Rossa | There’s always a line to score handmade pies at this popular food truck with its own mobile wood-fired pizza oven.
  • Twisted Indian | This Sunshine City truck — which also boasts a brick and mortar Central Avenue location — serves Indian food with a modern twist. Think Naanwiches, Curritos, Yogi fries, and tacos.
Which spots should we share next? Let us know.
 
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What’s your favorite food truck meal?

A. Pizza, no contest
B. Love me a taco or two
C. Sign me up for sandwiches
D. It’s gotta be gyros
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, June 6
  • Stonewall Reception | Thursday, June 6 | 6-9 p.m. | The James Museum, 150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg | $75 | Celebrate the history of the Pride movement at this benefit with guest speakers, an open bar, and special treats.
  • “Florida Girls” | Thursday, June 6 | 7-8 p.m. | Tombolo Books, 2153 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg | Free with reservation | Get ready for the launch of L.L. Kirchner’s new twisty story set in late WWII, exploring organized crime, Hollywood spotlights, and the growing pains of a nation..
  • Grupo Firme: “La Ultima Peda” | Thursday, June 6 | 8 p.m. | Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa | $36+ | Get ready to sing along to the Mexican band’s hits like “En Tu Perra Vida” and “EL AMOR DE SU VIDA.”
Friday, June 7
  • Artist’s Talk & Reception | Friday, June 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg | $10+ | Photographer Patricia Preston Mastry shares from her father’s work at The St. Petersburg Times — light snacks and a beer included.
Saturday, June 8
  • Rays Pride Night | Saturday, June 8 | 4:10 p.m. | Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg | $53 | Watch the Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles at this Pride night game — special ticket packages include a limited edition bucket hat.
  • Ali Siddiq | Saturday, June 8 | 7 p.m. | Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa | $30+ | The stand-up comedian and public speaker from Houston takes the historic stage on his “I Got A Story To Tell” tour.
Sunday, June 9
  • Summer Second Sunday Market + Art Walk | Sunday, June 9 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa | Price of purchase | Browse the boutique market’s range of artisanal makers and merchants selling everything from jewelry to candles.
  • Annabel Monaghan | Sunday, June 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa | $5+ | The bestselling author shares from her latest release, “Summer Romance.”
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News Notes
 
Opening
  • Seminole Heights is getting its own food hall. The owner of Champion Pizza plans to open the new venture with eight or nine spots at 4205 N. Florida Ave. — the former Little Care Bears daycare location. Expect offerings like Korean street food, Japanese fusion, and pizza. (Creative Loafing Tampa Bay)
Drink
  • Now pouring: Your weekend plans. Bring the buds for a glass of suds at Tampa’s latest bar, The Champagne Porch. The sparkling spot recently opened within Armature Works + serves French 75s, Aperol spritzes, and other cocktails and beer. (That’s So Tampa)
Coming Soon
  • Yes, we have even more food hall news. Central Park St. Pete, the Burg’s incoming food hall, just announced four new spots. The new foodie hub is adding Speaks Pasta, Palm Avenue Deli, Constellation Burger, and Strawberry Fields St. Pete to its roster. (I Love the Burg)
Eat
  • We’re back with more flamingo info for you. Flamingo Donuts just opened inside South Tampa’s Bakery Box. The pop-up is serving mango passion fruit, cannoli, and other homemade donuts Monday through Friday. (That’s So Tampa)
Transit
  • Kenwood residents can now ride the SunRunner for free through the new partnership between the historic Burg neighborhood + Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Neighborhood association members will receive a Universal Pass granting them access to county bus routes + the SunRunner. (St. Pete Catalyst)
Announced
  • Calling all Treasure Island residents. The city is no longer allowing residents to set off personal fireworks ahead of July 4th. The change is due to the number and size of fireworks set off on the beach. Fines will run close to $100. (WTSP)
Trending
  • It only took one bite. The Violet Stone is going viral thanks to Dave Portnoy’s visit earlier this year. The Burg pizza joint is now moving to a bigger location in Crescent Heights after the Barstool Sports founder gave the spot a 7.9 in his one-bite review. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
Drink Up
  • Own a local beverage business? Offer a drink deal to our readers during Drink Up Week from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26. Whether it’s BOGO smoothies or 20% off wine bottles, drop your deal into this form by Friday, June 28 and let’s get this party poppin’.
Sports
  • Dig into the very short season of Jonas Johansson. Get game coverage, analysis, insights, interviews and more from local experts of the Tampa Bay Lightning with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
    Environment
    • Is living more sustainably important to you? Maybe you should consider going solar. Not only does going solar make the electricity grid more resilient, but it improves local air quality by reducing reliance on fossil fuels. See how else solar is good for the environment (and our future).*
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    💌 All our love to the Gulf
    The sun sets in Madeira Beach, Florida. The sun is omitting yellow, orange, and red rays and beams as it sits right on the horizon of the ocean in the distance. There is a boat in the water and someone taking a photo on the sand.
    Don’t take these Gulf Coast sunsets for granted, folks.|Photo via Wikimedia Commons
    This time of year, we have a little extra love for the best place to escape the sweltering heat: the Gulf of Mexico. So this Saturday, June 8, take part in celebrating World Ocean Day — a day of action in support of the great big blue that connects us.

    We’ve fished out a couple of options to shell-ebrate.
    • Join Keep Pinellas Beautiful and TradeWinds Island Resorts for a World Ocean Day Celebration on the Rumfish Resort Lawn. Check out 30+ organizations — like Tampa Bay Watch, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, and Sea Turtle Trackers — and vendors to learn how you can protect our beloved waters.
    • Don your best “Tropical Cocktail” attire and head to the World Ocean Day Soirée at the Florida Aquarium. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour on the downtown Tampa spot’s rooftop terrace + set sail on Bay Spirit II, a 72-ft catamaran.
     
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    A note from your friendly city editor: Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs through Friday, June 14, and its a great opportunity to beef up your hurricane kit, sans sales tax. Here’s a handy refresher on items to include.
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