Photos: Steve Aoki literally brings the thunder to Hard Rock Tampa

Steve Aoki has a new album out, and he brought it to Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for another edition…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Steve Aoki literally brings the thunder to Hard Rock Tampa
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Photos: Sammy Hagar and friends salute Eddie Van Halen during 'Best of All Worlds' Tampa concert

It feels like yesterday when Eddie Van Halen and his giant of an eponymous band rocked the ol' Gary for the final…

By Josh Bradley

Photos: Sammy Hagar and friends salute Eddie Van Halen during Tampa concert
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Jimmy Buffett's Florida bungalow hits the market for $7.25 million, and it comes with a music studio

A little piece of Parrothead history is now for sale in Florida. Located at 138 Root Trl. in Palm Beach, the historic bungalow…

By Colin Wolf

Jimmy Buffett's Florida bungalow hits the market for $7.25 million, and it comes with a music studio
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Photos: Everyone we saw kicking it with Ronaldinho at Hard Rock Tampa

Brazil was knocked out of the Copa America last weekend, but one of the country’s greatest gifts to the world was in…

By Ray Roa

Ronaldinho (R) with a fan at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida on July 10, 2024.
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St. Pete's historic Billy DeBeck house is now for sale on Snell Isle

A storied St. Petersburg home that once belonged to a world-famous cartoonist and was almost flattened by Frank Lloyd Wright, is now…

By Colin Wolf

St. Pete's historic Billy DeBeck house is now for sale on Snell Isle
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10 stunning rooftop pools in Tampa Bay offering day passes for locals

It's that time of year where it's certainly too hot for the beach, but it's never too hot for a pool, especially…

By CL Staff

Tampa Marriott Water Street
505 Water St., Tampa, 813- 221-4900    
$20-$1,000
    Spend your “daycation” wisely at Tampa Street’s Marriott rooftop pool, complete with food and drinks, cornhole, paddle board and kayak rentals (for the nearby Hillsborough River). Plus, there’s free Wi-Fi and discounted valet. Day passes for adults start at $20 and $10 for kids, but other options include luxury daybeds ($75), daytime luxury cabanas ($150) and $1,000 to keep the cabana into the night with $300 food and drink credits as well as a reservation at the hotel’s waterfront restaurant, Anchor & Brine.
       Photo via Tampa Marriott Water Street/Facebook
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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is selling his Tampa mansion

George Springer, a Toronto Blue Jays outfielder and the 2017 World Series MVP, is looking to score a dinger off his waterfront Tampa…

By Colin Wolf

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is selling his Tampa mansion
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Red Mesa teams tops Il Ritorno in revival of St. Pete's 'Midnight Chef Fight' series [PHOTOS]

Last Monday, almost 50 hungry diners gathered at downtown St. Petersburg’s Il Ritorno (stylized “IL Ritorno”) for a weekday service that was…

By Kyla Fields

Chef Chris Fernandez of Red Mesa (L) and Il Ritorno's Executive Chef David Benstock in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 8, 2024.
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Photos: Everyone we saw when Jill Biden stopped by Tampa's American Legion Seminole Post 111

Less than three months after her husband was in town to tie Florida’s six-week abortion ban to Donald Trump—and less than two…

By Ray Roa

Dr. Jill Biden at American Legion Seminole Post 111 in Tampa, Florida on July 8, 2024.
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The southernmost house of the continental United States is now for sale in Florida

You can't live any closer to Cuba than this. The literal southernmost house of the continental United States of America is now on…

By Colin Wolf

The southernmost house of the continental United States is now for sale in Florida
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Central Park, St. Pete’s new, five-story food hall, plans fall opening

It's been about three years since St. Pete's new food hall broke ground, and its highly-anticipated grand opening is finally on the…

By Kyla Fields

Central Park, St. Pete’s new, five-story food hall, plans fall opening
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Photos: At Crowbar, Christian Restrepo repeats as Tampa’s Hot Dog Party champ

On the Fourth of July, a Tampa Bay woman broke the record for hot dog eating at the Nathan’s contest on Coney…

By Ray Roa

Photos: At Crowbar, Christian Restrepo repeats as Tampa’s Hot Dog Party champ
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35 legit Tampa Bay dive bars you should get a drink at right now

National Dive Bar Day falls on July 7, and this year it happens to be on a Sunday, which is arguably one…

By Jourdan Ducat

Fox and Hounds British Pub 
229 E Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 813-438-8913
This Brandon staple is a cozy spot that claims to be the oldest pub in town. Locals come here to watch the game with a pint or have bites of a burger in between darts or pool. The dark wood furnishings and traditional decor will make you feel like you're actually across the pond, as will their traditional English breakfast (served on Sundays only).
   Photo via Fox and Hounds British Pub/Facebook
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Quiz: Only the most seasoned drinkers can identify these 11 Tampa Bay dive bars

National Dive Bar Day is on Sunday, July 7. The Bay area has no shortage of watering holes you have to try…

By Ray Roa

Quiz: Only the most seasoned drinkers can identify these 11 Tampa Bay dive bars
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Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev lists South Tampa home for $10.9 million

After getting traded to the Utah Hockey Club last week, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev is now looking to sell his…

By Colin Wolf

Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev lists South Tampa home for $10.9 million
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Bird Island, a 50-acre off-the-grid island in Central Florida, slashes asking price by nearly $5 million

A giant, secluded inland Florida island just got a little cheaper, so to speak. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Bird Island,…

By Colin Wolf

Bird Island, a 50-acre off-the-grid island in Central Florida, slashes asking price by nearly $5 million
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Photos: Walker Hayes brings ‘Same Drunk’ tour to Tampa

Walker Hayes was at the Hard Rock Tampa last Sunday night with his “Same Drunk tour. The 44-year-old pop country songwriter wore…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Walker Hayes brings ‘Same Drunk’ tour to Tampa
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A restored midcentury modern 'Bird Cage' home is now for sale in St. Petersburg

There's a been a few exceptionally well-done midcentury modern restorations hitting the market as of late, and now another one is up…

By Colin Wolf

A restored midcentury modern 'Bird Cage' home is now for sale in St. Petersburg
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This $265K Tampa Bay house comes with a Cold War-era concrete bunker

A Tampa Bay home that comes with a great hangout spot for WWIII is now up for grabs. Located in Pasco County…

By Colin Wolf

This $265K Tampa Bay house comes with a Cold War-era concrete bunker
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A Florida 'Mission to Mars'-themed mega mansion is now on the market

If you're sick of what we've got going on here on Earth, this Orlando home might have just what you need. Located…

By Chloe Greenberg

A Florida 'Mission to Mars'-themed mega mansion is now on the market
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This Treasure Island home won HGTV's 'Rock the Block,' now it's for sale

A Tampa Bay home that took home the gold in season five of HGTV's popular remodel show "Rock the Block" is now…

By Colin Wolf

This Treasure Island home won HGTV's 'Rock the Block,' now it's for sale
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Tampa Bay restaurants and bars that have closed so far in 2024

While 2024 has been pretty good to Tampa Bay's dining scene, with plenty of new spots popping up and five restaurants scoring…

By CL Staff

Stone Soup Company
1919 E 7th Ave., Ybor City
 One of the more seasoned businesses along Ybor City's bustling 7th Avenue took to social media to announce its abrupt closure in late April. “Effective immediately, The Stone Soup Company will cease operations. We would like to thank all the current and past employees, the Ybor and Tampa community, and our guests who have supported us over the last 13 years,” ownership wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook today. “We appreciated the opportunity to serve you all! Thank you!” The casual restaurant was known for its menu of Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, burgers, salads and of course, soup—which ranged from lobster bisque and chicken noodle to tomato basil and Spanish black bean. Beer, wine, and cocktails were offered, too. The Stone Soup Company’s original owner Ilya Benjamin Goldberg opened his Ybor City restaurant in 2009 and its reputation for tasty Cuban sammies and quick service grew over the years, as well as its sizable "Best of the Bay" award collection.
Photo via StoneSoupCompany/Facebook
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Photos: All the St. Pete Pride partygoers we saw at the Mari Jean’s big, wet pool party

St. Pete Pride is the biggest gay pride parade in the Southeast, and just a couple miles away is the party epicenter…

By Ray Roa

Photos: All the St. Pete Pride partygoers we saw at the Mari Jean’s big, wet pool party
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Country star Luke Bryan slashes over $5 million off the asking price of his Florida beach house

Country singer and "American Idol" judge Luke Bryan is still looking to sell his Florida house. Located in Santa Rosa Beach, the…

By CL Staff

Country star Luke Bryan is selling his Florida beach house
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Photos: St. Pete Pride attracts an estimated 300,000 people, and a Palestine protest, too

The largest Pride parade in the Southeastern United States returned to downtown St. Petersburg last Saturday, attracting what organizers said was more…

By Ray Roa

Photos: St. Pete Pride attracts an estimated 300,000 people, and a Palestine protest, too
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Photos: Red Hot Chili Peppers bring ‘Dream Canteen’ tour, Ice Cube, to Tampa

Despite rocking an ortho boot on his left leg, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis still led his band through a…

By Ray Roa

Red Hot Chili Peppers play MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on June 21, 2024.
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Review: In Tampa, Melanie Martinez mesmerizes in theatrical journey through her discography [PHOTOS]

Melanie Martinez has ascended to stardom with minimal reliance on radio airplay or conventional media coverage. Her initial breakthrough came as a…

By Isaiah Stephens

Melanie Martinez plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on June 18, 2024.
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Photos: Frank Turner and friends spend a few good hours rocking St. Petersburg

For a lot of people, rock music is what keeps them going in life. Last Tuesday, lots of them spent a good…

By Ray Roa

Frank Turner plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg Florida on June 18, 2024.
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A St. Pete midcentury modern gem, originally owned by Pappy's owner Philip S. Gee, is now for sale

A completely renovated and restored midcentury modern home in St. Petersburg's  Jungle Terrace neighborhood is now on the market. Located at 8220…

By Colin Wolf

A St. Pete midcentury modern gem, originally owned by Pappy's owner Philip S. Gee, is now for sale
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An original Roser Park home is now for sale St. Petersburg

Charles Roser is credited by some for inventing the Fig Newton, but he also spent the later half of his years as…

By Colin Wolf

An original Roser Park home is now for sale St. Petersburg
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