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  1. Fueled by indulgence and machismo, restaurants are a hotbed for sexual harassment

    Consumer

    When Brenda Terry was 16 and living in St. Louis, she was a hostess and food runner at a sports bar where female employees wore cute, little cheerleading skirts. One night, she said, a patron grabbed her crotch. She ran to her management team and they demanded she point out the culprit. Turns out, it was a …

  2. Self-serve beer bar opens Saturday in downtown St. Pete

    Bars & Spirits

    Pour Taproom, a craft beer bar with 85 taps that customers pour their own brew from, will open at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16.

  3. Ranking America's top 10 chain restaurants. How does your favorite stack up

    Food & Dining

    People love to pick on chain restaurants. Like used car salesmen, the mass feeders are easy targets. Their uniformity and ubiquity seem to go against a culture increasingly bent on personal customization.

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17

    Events

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum band is bringing an updated presentation of "The ghosts of Christmas Eve." This winter tour will be celebrate the accomplishments of the group's late creator and composer Paul O'Neill who dubbed his creation "Rock Theater." 3 and 7:30 p.m., Amalie …

  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 16

    Events

    Love Never Dies: Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. 2 and 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $45. (813) 229-7827.