🌱Bush Garden’s Iron Gwazi Opener + SEC Tournament Comes to Tampa

Get up, Tampa! Let’s kick off this Thursday with everything you need to know about what’s going on in Tampa today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

A thunderstorm in the afternoon; humid. High: 81 Low: 71.

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Here are the top five stories from today in Tampa:

1. The long-awaited Gwazi Iron officially opens at Busch Gardens Tampa on Friday, March 11. The new ride is a hybrid wooden and steel coaster. It will be The tallest roller coaster in North America and the the fastest and steepest hybrid roller coaster in the world. Runners will experience a dozen on-air moments, including three inversions. (Tampa Patch)

2. TripAdvisor at ranked the best breakfast restaurants in Tampa. Listed hotspots include West Tampa Sandwich Shop, Trips Diner, La Segunda Bakery and Café, Oxford Exchange and Samaria Café. Factors include number of property reviews, food rating, service rating, value, etc.. (WFLA)

3. Wednesday kicked off 2022 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Analysts expect a great impact for the local economywith at least 20,000 hotel rooms rented. All 14 SEC teams will participate until Sunday in the event, including the University of Florida. (Fox 13 Tampa)

4. Jurassic Jungle LIVE is heading towards the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Vacation, Florida to Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13. Tickets start at $19.99 and are available for General Admission and Front Row. (It’s so Tampa)

5. The the average price of diesel fuel is almost $5 according to the US Energy Information Administration. Eric Stiehl, president of Tarpon Transport Services near Tampa said that this increase in spending does not only affect truckers, but you too, since trucking companies are charge more money to their customers move their products. (WFLA)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Coffee with castor at McDonald’s MLK. (09H00)
  • 360 strides at Armature Works. (10:30 a.m.)
  • Art on the house at the Tampa Museum of Art. (4:00 p.m.)
  • Evening story time at the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (6:00 p.m.)
  • Baseball @ Tampa Bay Tech High School at Robinson High. (7:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • City of Tampa celebrated on 25th Women’s History Month Celebration to Tampa Bay History Center. They are grateful to the inspiring women leaders in our community, including those who serve the city of Tampa. (Facebook)
  • CareerSource Tampa Bay is proud of announce a new satellite position to Bullard Family Foundation Prosperity Center at Sligh College at 2011 East Sligh Ave.Tampa, FL 33610. (Fix)
  • With mmore than 400 distribution centers, the I-4 corridor fuels demand for retail and e-commerce goods, food and beverage products, energy products, and building and construction materials. Tampa Bay says they are ready to welcome new businesses and have become Florida’s supply chain solution. (Twitter)
  • Effective Sunday March 13, Tours 10 and 14 for HART Tampa will operate on a new schedule. Visit GoHART.org for more information. (Twitter)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello, my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.