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Helen Anne Travis covered breaking news for five years at the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times. Her work has since appeared in CNN, Globe and Mail and The Guardian, among other publications.

How Tampa Claimed the Cuban Sandwich, Serious Eats

Between pure fact and fiction, there’s the curious intermingling of the two: stories born of a collective consciousness; regional myths and local legends that reinforce a culture’s shared sense of what is valuable.

This is one of those stories, and it’s about the Cuban sandwich.

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Finland Is For Foodies, Royal Caribbean

With one foot in the Arctic Circle and much of its border touching Russia or the sea, Finland’s food scene is one of the most fascinating in Europe. A long history of foreign rule, paired with the practice of foraging and hunting among one of the most unique landscapes on the planet, has created a table spread that’s distinctively Finnish.

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Orlando For Entreprenuers, Worth Magazine

Twenty-five years ago, downtown Orlando’s Church Street Station was hopping. Locals and visitors came to watch “Red Hot Mama” Ruth Crews perform at Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Jazz Emporium, sip coffee and cocktails under the chandeliers of the Orchid Garden ballroom, and listen to country newcomers Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson at the Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House.

The complex was one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state—until it wasn’t.

Today, a vibrant tech scene is thriving in the shadow of the Mouse’s ears.

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