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94º | 20% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 6:32 a.m. | Sunset 8:25 p.m. | Tides | Old Tampa Bay | Low: 5:14 p.m. | Clearwater Beach | High: 2:02 p.m. | Low: 7:41 a.m. + 9:54 p.m. | Full Weather Report | Traffic Report

 
We’re bringing another kind of heat
A hand holds up a cup of ice cream in front of a building with the sign "Chill Bros. Ice Cream" with a line out the door of people.
Get your ice cream fix in a cup, cone, or to-go pint at Chill Bros. |Photo via @chillbrosicecream
We have officially reached the start of the steamiest time of the year in Tampa Bay — as so proved by our seasonal weather guide. So let’s make the most of it with a treat or two.

Whether you’re a dessert devotee or more of a savory snacker, we have pulled together a variety of local treats for beating the heat:

Bring me the boba

If you are a fan of sweet flavors, but not that into ice cream you might want to try boba. There’s a plethora of local spots serving the delicious milk-based bubble tea — which originated in Taiwan.
  • South Tampa’s Boba and Berry is packed with chilly options from boba and bowls to slushes and frappés.
  • North Tampa’s TeaStori serves tons of different boba flavors, plus ice cream, frozen yogurt, and other drinkies.
  • Stop by the recently opened WU in Seminole Heights for a hibiscus or lychee boba tea, Thai tea, matcha, or a spot to eat.

You scream, I scream

It is a summertime classic for a reason. Luckily, there are so many fantastic options in both the Cigar City + the Burg.
  • Chill Bros. Scoop Shop boasts five locations across the Big Guava, making it a convenient — and tasty — option for picking up locally made Bee’s Knees or Tampa Banana scoops.
  • St. Pete Beach’s Larry’s Ice Cream & Gelatos is a longtime local fave for old fashioned creamy ice cream, plus donuts, gelato, and other summery eats.
  • Find tons of vegan options for scoops, slushes, and shakes at Tru Vegan Creamery.

The boys in the band ordered boat drinks

Make it a post-work or weekend treat with a frozen drink or two with a waterfront view.
  • Salt Shack on the Bay offers both an incredible view of sunsets dipping by the Gandy Bridge + frosty piña coladas, the Dirty Banana, and frozen daquiris, of course.
Did we miss your favorite? Let us know.
 
Asked
 
What’s your go-to summer treat?

A. 100% ice cream
B. I’m an Italian ice snob
C. Usually an acai fan
D. Count me in for frozen drinks
     
     
    Events
     
    Monday, June 10
    • Paris in June: Wine Club Pairing Dinner | Monday, June 10 | 7-10 p.m. | Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, 4110 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa | $79 | Transport straight to the City of Love with vino paired with dishes like yellow tomato bisque and chevre crouton with croissant croque glace.
    Tuesday, June 11
    • Rays vs. Cubs | Tuesday, June 11-Friday, June 14 | 6:50 p.m. | Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg | $10+ | Watch the Rays face off against the boys from Chi-town.
    • “Les Misérables” | Tuesday, June 11-Sunday, June 16 | Times vary | Carol Morsani Hall, 1010 N. MacInnes Pl., Tampa | $45+ | Set in early 19th century France, the legendary musical follows Jean Valjean’s quest for redemption after 19 years in jail.
    Wednesday, June 12
    Thursday, June 13
    • Oscar Winning Cinematography Team Deakins | Thursday, June 13-Friday, June 14 | 4-9 p.m. | Coastal Creative, 2201 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg | $40+ | Join the legendary Hollywood duo for special book signings and film screenings.
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    News Notes
     
    Development
    • Late last week, the St. Petersburg City Council approved a plan for a mixed-use development at the long-vacant Tangerine Plaza shopping center. The council granted Sugar Hill Group 18 months to fund a new plaza that includes a grocer + at least 115 affordable housing units. (Tampa Bay Times)
    Coming Soon
    • And a store may already be lined up. Detwiler’s Farm Market, a family-owned grocery store, is the proposed grocery anchor to the revamped Tangerine Plaza. One Tampa Bay Times reporter lauds the Manatee County spot’s local produce, pineapple corer, and grab-and-go foods. (Tampa Bay Times)
    Open
    • We hope you’re hungry. Bap Bap just opened within Armature Works. Now in its soft opening phase, the eatery serves traditional Korean cuisine. Think beef bulgogi, fish cakes, and pickled radish. Take a peek at the dishes. (That’s So Tampa)
    Drink
    • Let the free coffee drip. Ybor City’s The Attic Cafe — yep, right next to 1920 Yboris offering free java with any purchase Monday through Friday all summer long. The cafe serves all kinds of breakfast delights like lattes, macchiatos, vegan pancakes, and mimosas. (That’s So Tampa)
    Real Estate
    • We’re back with another update on The Factory. Tom Gaffney — the controlling partner of the new owners — wants to capitalize on the spot’s ideal location on the Pinellas Trail. Part of the vision includes opening access to the trail, 100 bicycle racks, and new eats + retail tenants. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
    Try This
    • It’s time to profess your love. This Pride Month, St. Pete residents can stop by several local hotspots to send a love letter to the LGBTQ+ community — or take one. Or you can send a virtual letter of support. (I Love the Burg)
    Sports
    • It’s time for an offseason player review of Luke Glendening. Get game coverage, analysis, insights, interviews and more from local experts of the Tampa Bay Lightning with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
      Cause
      Shop
      • Woman-owned business Royal Highnies uses airy, 400-thread count Pima cotton to create luxury loungewear for the whole family. It all began with boxer shorts, and now, trademarked Highnies are sold in over 500 retailers — but you can snag free hats for Father’s Day exclusively online with code ROYALDADDY24.*
      Health
      • What happens when you combine German engineering with the world’s most trusted name in hearing care? The biggest breakthrough in hearing technology in more than a decade: the Horizon hearing aid. (This is not your grandpa’s hearing device.) See if you qualify for a free trial.*
       
       
      The Buy
       
      Cool off on National Iced Tea Day with refreshing peach iced tea from Oliver Pluff & Co. Plus, you can purchase by the pound.
       
      Answered
       
      Last week, we asked “What’s your favorite food truck meal?”
      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

      It appears we are a taco lovin’ tri-area. More than half of our readers said their favorite food truck meal is tacos. That makes sense, judging by the sheer number of taco spots in the Tampa Bay area.

      Following the tortilla-wrapped goodness, we have about 20% of readers preferring pizza, and gyros and sandwiches tied for last place.
       
       
      The Wrap
       
      Bailey Lefever in a park near a pond Today’s edition by:
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      From the editor
      Have you spotted this new TBAY mural? Nneka Jones crafted the new “Give Me My Flowers” mural on one of downtown Tampa’s parking garages.
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