🌱 Tampa Bay Taco Tour + COVID-19 Cases Rising In Tampa Bay

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Good day, people of Tampa! It's me again, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Tampa Daily.

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Mostly cloudy and humid. High: 78 Low: 65.

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Here are the top five stories in Tampa today:

1. Hillsborough County deputies are investigating a person’s death after a body was found in Wimauma on Saturday morning. The body was found in a wooded area off Crestview Road near Bonita Drive. (WFLA)

2. The Tampa Bay area is seeing a slight rise in COVID-19 cases with the weekly report showing over 1,000 cases in Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County's weekly positivity rate rose to 4.3%, up from last week’s 3% positivity rate. Pinellas County is faring better with 573 new cases this past week and a positivity rate of 2.8%. (Florida Politics)

3. Looking for a last minute gift for a local foodie? Tampa Bay’s first Taco Tour book offers more than 60 tacos for $25. On the list are Poppo's Taqueria, Loli's Mexican Cravings, Happy Cactus, Chronic Tacos and Los Chapos Tacos. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

4. A new courthouse for Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal is set to be built in downtown St. Petersburg. The $50 million courthouse will be built at 525 Mirror Lake Drive. (St. Pete Rising)

5. The Hillsborough Community College Model United Nations team was awarded both individual and team distinctions at two conferences during the fall semester. The Florida Model UN Conference in October and the Southern Regional Model United Nations in November. (Tampa Patch)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Camp Imagination at Glazer Children's Museum (all day)

  • Celebrate National Sangria Day at Bulla Gastrobar. (9:00 AM)

  • Gingerbread Village at Glazer Children's Museum. (10:00 AM)

  • Giftmaking Workshop at TRIBE Seminole Heights. (4:30 PM)

  • Movie on the Lawn at Armature Works: The Santa Clause. (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Cheetah Hunt has officially reopened at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. (Facebook)

  • Tampa Bay's popular family and pet-friendly festival, Bark in the Park, is looking for vendors and sponsors. The event will return in February 2022. More than 4,000 pet lovers attended in 2020. (Facebook)

  • Starting today, Westbound Route 8 on HART buses will be on detour due to construction. The stops on 7th Ave., from 34th St. to 21st St. will temporarily not be served. Construction will end March 4th, 2022. (Twitter)

  • Pre-sale tickets are still available for the 16th Annual Taste of South Tampa. Buying early locks in a discount. (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.

This article originally appeared on the Tampa Patch

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