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Father’s Day Walk/Jog At Ulele June 21
Start Father’s Day on the right foot at the second annual “Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog” on Sunday, June 21, at 8 a.m. at Ulele restaurant in Tampa Heights.

The course starts and ends at Ulele, at 1810 N. Highland Ave., in Tampa Heights. The event includes a 1-mile and 5K route. You can choose your distance the morning of the run. Magic Morning Show with Chadd and Kristi will be there from Magic 94-9.

This is a family-friendly event, and parents are encouraged to bring their children and walk together. Or, you can pick up the pace and jog. Register at

100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) at Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designed Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida.

From last year’s event, the Gonzmart Family Foundation donated $80,000.

The all-ages entry fee is $25 per person pre-registration through June 17 ($30 day of) and includes a T-shirt. Children under 12 are free, but must register the morning of the event, with a parent or guardian. Event-day sign-in and bib pickup opens at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 21.

For more information, please contact Julie Robertson at 813-248-3000, ext. 24 or

Columbia Menu Available for Takeout
Our Columbia lunch and dinner menu items are available for takeout. Please call one of our locations to place your order, and for pick-up details.

Please click here to find one of our Columbia’s that is near you to call in a takeout order.

All Columbia menu items are available to go from The Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport, orders must be placed in person.


Emeril Lagasse visits Florida’s oldest restaurant, The Columbia, in Tampa’s historic Ybor City
Emeril Lagasse visited Florida’s Oldest Restaurant, The Columbia in Tampa’s historic Ybor City for his show, Emeril’s Florida, on The Cooking Channel.

At The Columbia, he learns how to make their famous paella with Andrea Gonzmart, a fifth generation member of the Gonzmart Family. Gonzmart’s great-great-grandfather founded the Columbia in 1905.

The interview can be seen here.


5th Generation Columbia Family Member Andrea Gonzmart Interviewed on “Flavors of Tampa Bay”
Take a tour of our waterfront Columbia Restaurant in Sand Key on Clearwater Beach with Andrea Gonzmart, 5th generation family member on “Flavors of Tampa Bay.”

The interview can be seen here.


Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad® Selected “One of America’s Top 10 Best Salads” by USA Today
Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad® was selected as “One of America’s Top 10 Best Salads” by the Salad Guy, author Wiley Mullins in USA Today. The Columbia is the only restaurant in Florida named to this list.

Wiley Mullins, author of Salad Makes the Meal: 150 Simple and Inspired Salad Recipes Everyone Will Love, shared his list of favorite places in the United States with Kathy Baruffi for USA Today.

Regarding the Columbia, Mullins says, “Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad® is famous throughout Florida, and salad lovers travel near and far to enjoy it. No wonder it’s trademarked!” “Tossed and created at your table, this masterpiece of a meal includes the juiciest beefsteak tomatoes you’ve ever tasted, lettuce, tender baked ham, Romano and Swiss cheeses, olives and a deliciously smooth garlic dressing.”

The others places named to the list include Ching’s Table in New Canaan, Conn; City Grocery Café in Oxford, Miss.; Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY; Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif.; 84 High Street in Westerly, RI; Café Pasquals in Santa Fe, NM; Firefly in Lenox, Mass.; Hall Street Grill in Beaverton, Ore.; and True in Mobile, Ala.

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