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The 2012 RNC in Tampa, Florida

Posted By Sophie Gayot On August 21, 2012 @ 5:13 pm In Dining,Florida,Sophie Gayot | No Comments

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Sophie Gayot in front of the Tampa Bay Times Forum where the RNC 2012 will be held

by Sophie Gayot


I did not get invited to speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention that will be held in Tampa August 27-30 — luckily for the delegates, because my forte is in the culinary world and not politics. But I wanted to recommend to the 50,000 people who will attend where they should dine.


So last week, I headed to what was once the cigar capital of the world on a restaurant fact-finding mission. Here are my suggestions, in alphabetical order:


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Columbia Restaurant UPDATED TEXT!
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Datz NEW ON GAYOT.COM!
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Visit the photo gallery of Datz restaurant

First Flight, a Wine Bar by Mise en Place NEW ON GAYOT.COM!
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Visit the photo gallery of First Flight, a Wine Bar by Mise en Place restaurant

Mise en Place
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Pelagia
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Sono Cafe NEW ON GAYOT.COM!
Visit the photo gallery of Sono Cafe restaurant.


If these popular places are packed, and they will be, visit our Tampa and Tampa Bay restaurant page to find more. Our 72-hour Tampa Bay vacation article will also give convention-goers ideas on what to do between meetings. If the delegates, media, business leaders, CEOs and visitors are welcomed in Tampa the same way I was, then I’m sure they will enjoy their time there.


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