🌱 Circus Visits Westfield Brandon + Angry Chair Brewing Reopening

Good morning and Happy Wednesday. I am Carlos Hernandez, back with another edition of the Tampa Daily. We’re halfway through the work week.

Here is a quick look at what is happening locally:

  • 🚢 US Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg visited Tampa Tuesday to mark millions in federal funding for Port Tampa Bay.
  • 🍺 Tampa’s Angry Chair Brewing is re-opening its doors after a brief hiatus.
  • 🎪 A circus is visiting Westfield Brandon mall starting today.

Today is National Waffle Day and Ukraine Independence Day.

First, today’s weather:

An afternoon thunderstorm. High: 91 Low: 77.

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Here are the top stories in Tampa today:

1. A recently formed committee at Tampa International Airport will study using air taxis to get commuters to destinations around town and hopefully alleviate traffic congestion. Some suggestions point to air travel as soon as 2025. (Tampa Patch)

2. Flip Circus is coming to the Westfield Brandon mall starting today, August 24 to August 29. Some of the performers are from Bingo Troupe and escaped from the war in Ukraine. (ABC Action News)

3. Tampa’s popular Angry Chair Brewing is re-opening this weekend at 4101 North Florida Avenue. Expect a celebration in the coming weeks. Angry Chair’s members-only club The Sullen has already enjoyed a sneak peek. (That’s So Tampa)

4. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Tampa on Tuesday to celebrate the recent $ 12.6 million in federal funding awarded to Port Tampa Bay. The funding is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill signed by US President Joe Biden. (WTSP)

5. S.mart Meter, best known for cellular-based monitoring products, has moved into a 5,200-square-foot space in the Sweetwater Business Center at 5501 West Waters Ave. There are 21 employees in the office. (Tampa Bay INNO)

Today in Tampa:

  • Hope Market: Free Community Food Market at Restore Hope Initiative Of Tampa. (10 am)
  • Lunch & Learn – Making a Difference in a Child’s Life at The Stone Soup Company. (noon)
  • Battle of the Breweries and League Kick Off Party at Shuffle. (5 pm)
  • Wellness At The Wharf at Sparkman Wharf. (6:30 pm)
  • Wynwood Wednesday at Rose Bar Tampa. (7 pm)

From my notebook:

  • “Creating Monsters” by Tampa playwright Owen Robertson is playing at the LAB theater at 812 E. Henderson Ave. from August 25 to September 11. Live performances are Thursday through Saturday. (Tampa Patch)
  • Tampa Bay has a shortage of veterinarians as the population grows in the area. (Subscription: Tampa Bay Times)
  • Krispy Kreme locations across the Tampa Bay area are now selling “Original Glazed Soft Serve” ice cream in shakes, cones and cups. (WFLA)
  • The Oracle at University of South Florida has become a “completely digital publication” after printing since the 1960s and scaling down printing in 2016. (Fox 13)

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You’re officially in the loop for today! I’ll see you soon.

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.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Tampa Daily? Contact me at SouthTampa@Patch.com

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