Planning Commission Info BBQ: An entertaining look at the history of Tampa from saloons to steak houses

February 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lynn Merenda
(813) 272-5940

Enjoy your lunch while you join us for an entertaining look at the history of Tampa! This FREE event will be held via teleconference/webinar. Registration required. Register now at GoToWebinar.

Andrew T. Huse, a librarian with the University of South Florida Libraries Special Collections department, is our special guest speaker. He lectures across the state about Florida history and foodways. For our Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly), he will take us on a historical tour of Tampa with highlights from his book From Saloons to Steak Houses: A History of Tampa. Since its early days as a boomtown on the Florida frontier, Tampa has had a lively history rich with commerce, cuisine, and working-class communities. In his book, Huse takes readers on a journey into historic bars, theaters, gambling halls, soup kitchens, clubs, and restaurants, telling the story of Tampa’s past through these fascinating social spaces.

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