Tampa Bay's best restaurants, food and drink of 2022, according to our readers

More than 500,000 votes were cast in the 2022 Best of the Bay reader's poll, and the results are finally in. These…

By CL Staff

Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
Winner: Willa's Tampa
Runners-up: Ciro’s Speakeasy, The Saint
Photo via Willa’s Tampa/Instagram
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Photos: Hurricane Ian leaves Tampa with downed trees and temporarily sucks water out of Hillsborough River

Maybe it's the spirit of the Tocobaga, maybe it was Florida Man, but for some reason Tampa Bay chased away another direct…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Hurricane Ian leaves Tampa with downed trees and temporarily sucks water out of Hillsborough River
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Rapper Lil Wayne is selling his Florida mansion for $29.5 million

Rapper and Young Money founder Lil Wayne is selling his giant Florida mansion, and he's asking quite a bit more than "A…

By CL Staff

Rapper Lil Wayne is selling his Florida mansion for $29.5 million
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Photos: Karol G plays Tampa's Amalie Arena just head of Hurricane Ian evacuation orders

A slight scheduling conflict meant that Colombian Billboard chart-topper—and pal of Becky G and Bad Bunny—Karol G, had to play Tampa on…

By Ray Roa

Karol G plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 25, 2022.
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Photos: Reunited emo god Sunny Day Real Estate plays first Florida show in more than a decade

Sunny Day Real estate is reunited and found itself back in Orlando last Thursday for the God level emo band's sixth show since…

By Ray Roa

Sunny Day Real Estate plays House of Blues in Orlando, Florida on Sept. 22, 2022.
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The best Hurricane Ian jokes have already made landfall

As of now, were not sure where exactly Hurricane Ian will make landfall. And, while this is a potentially deadly scenario, it's…

By CL Staff

The best Hurricane Ian jokes have already made landfall
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Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride on the River 2022

It's not really the end of summer until Pride on the River takes over the Hillsborough for a Saturday afternoon. Last weekend's…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride on the River 2022
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Photos: Intoxicated, Heaven's Gate bring best of Florida metal to Tampa's Born Free Pub & Grill

A cauldron of old school Tampa metal vibes stirred on the west end of Sulphur Springs Friday night when Intoxicated, a Central…

By Ray Roa

Heaven's Gate plays Born Free Pub & Grill in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 23, 2022.
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A cedar log cabin with direct access to Florida's Chassahowitzka springs is now for sale

A rare spring home is now on the market just north of Tampa Bay in Florida's Citrus County. Located at Located at 8199…

By CL Staff

A cedar log cabin with direct access to Florida's Chassahowitzka springs is now for sale
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This Florida dome home on the beach is now for sale for $329K

Who doesn't love a little dome on the beach? Because right now a very-Florida dome home is currently on the market. Located…

By CL Staff

This Florida dome home on the beach is now for sale for $329K
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Photos: Everyone we saw when Off With Their Heads played Hooch and Hive in Tampa

Tampa Bay promoter Savage Beat brought a heavyweight punk show to Tampa's West River district on Thursday night, with a show headlined…

By Ray Roa

Fans at Hooch and Hive in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 22, 2022.
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Photos: Nas, Wu-Tang Clan and Busta Rhymes bring the golden-era of NYC hip-hop to Tampa

All the Tampa Bay hip-hop heads—including some with their kids—came out to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Wednesday night to see a…

By Ray Roa

GZA of Wu-Tang Clan plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 21, 2022.
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Review: In Orlando solo debut, Jack White delivers two-hour rock and roll onslaught

Jack White must make for an awful neighbor. His continual stomping side-to-side across a stage, his severely cranked up guitar playing, and…

By Gabe Echazabal

Jack White plays Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on Sept. 21, 2022.
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All of the Tampa Bay restaurants and brands sampling at the Best of the Bay Party (9/29)

Creative Loafing's annual Best of the Bay Party is back on Thursday, September 29th at the Seminole Hard Rock Event Center! Join…

By CL Staff

Wicked Oak Barbeque
wickedoakbbq.com
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Photos: Lamb of God brings Killswitch Engage and Baroness to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thousands of ears are ringing across Tampa Bay this morning, and they belong to heavy metal fans who piled into the old…

By Ray Roa

Lamb of God plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 17, 2022.
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Everyone we saw at St. Pete's first-ever anime convention

Anime St. Pete, the city's first-ever anime convention, went down at the Coliseum last weekend, and featured nearly 100 vendors, panel discussions,…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at St. Pete's first-ever anime convention at the Coliseum
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Review: In return to Clearwater, Ringo Starr gets by with a little help from his all-star friends

[image-12]When The Beatles called it quits, John, Paul, and George were set to continue on musically. So set that they could take…

By Josh Bradley

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band play Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on Sept. 16, 2022.
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PHOTOS: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Thundercat play Orlando's Camping World Stadium

Despite a weather delay, the Red Hot Chili Peppers gave it away to fans at Camping World Stadium in Orlando last night.…

By CL Staff

Red Hot Chili Peppers
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23 Tampa Bay pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other "falltivities" to enjoy this season

Ah, another Florida fall with tons of Florida heat. All the more reason for Tampa Bay residents to go the extra mile…

By CL Staff

St. Pete Pier Pumpkin Patch
    600 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg
    Select days October 9-17
    Visit the pier for one of the largest pumpkin patches in the area, complete with thousands of pumpkins, hay bales, photo booth, fall refreshments and more!
    Photo via St. Pete Pier/Website
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Photos: Collective Soul and Switchfoot play Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall was vibrating last night when vintage post-grunge group Collective Soul arrived to celebrate its new album. Christian rock…

By Ray Roa

Collective Soul plays Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on Sept. 14, 2022.
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Permits filed to tear down Derek Jeter's former Tampa home

The home of two of Tampa's biggest champs will soon see the wrecking ball. In May of 2021,  Yankees legend Derek Jeter sold…

By CL Staff

Derek Jeter just sold his Davis Islands mansion for a record $22.5 million
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The most miserable places in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is great. There's a reason everyone is moving here. But sometimes, there are spots that feel like they double as…

By CL Staff

Ikea on a Sunday.
At least you can treat yourself to a bag of 75 cent hot dogs
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President of company behind Tiki Docks, Ford's Garage and other Florida restaurants is selling his South Tampa home

The head of a local restaurant company behind some major Tampa eateries, like Tiki Docks and Yeoman's Cask & Lion, is selling…

By CL Staff

President of company behind Tiki Docks, Fords Garage and other Florida restaurants is selling his South Tampa home
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Former Tampa Bay Lightning star Ryan McDonagh is selling his Davis Islands mansion

Unfortunately, because of trades and cap restraints, some key Tampa Bay Lightning players are leaving town, and that means their giant mansions…

By CL Staff

Former Tampa Bay Lightning star Ryan McDonagh is selling his Davis Islands mansion
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Water Street Tampa's newest murals are the work of Italian artist Alessandro Etsom

Water Street Tampa got a little more vibrant last month thanks to new murals by Italian artist Alessandro Etsom. The professional street…

By Chloe Greenberg

New work from Alessandro Etsom at Water Street in Tampa, Florida.
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Photos: Everyone we saw when The Path played Tampa's Hooch and Hive on Thursday

Last night, St. Pete's Leadfoot Promotions brought the 'Burg—including VFW Post 39 OG Lady V—to Tampa venue Hooch and Hive for a…

By Ray Roa

St. Pete's Lady V, working the door at Hooch and Hive in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 8, 2022.
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Photos: Ghost brings new album, and Mastodon, to Tampa's Yuengling Center

Swedish metal giant Ghost brought a new album, Imperatour, to Tampa on Tuesday night for the band's only Florida show supporting the…

By Ray Roa

Ghost plays Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 6, 2022.
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Former Tampa Bay Lightning star Ondřej Palát is selling his Davis Islands home for $7.5 million

You used to be able to spot him out at all the classic Davis Islands haunts like Margaritas and Anchor Bar, but…

By CL Staff

Former Tampa Bay Lightning star Ondřej Palát is selling his Davis Islands home for $7.5 million
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Everyone we saw at St. Pete's Rage Against the Machine tribute show on Sunday

Bulls went on parade in downtown St. Petersburg on Sunday night when Dunedin rapper Jon Ditty resurrected his old Rage Against the…

By Ray Roa

Fans during the Rage Against the Machine tribute at Floridian Social Club on Sept. 4, 2022.
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‘Abortion is on the ballot’: Activists rally in downtown St. Petersburg ahead of November elections

On Saturday morning, the Women's Advocacy Movement of Pinellas (WAMP) and around 60 other local activists gathered downtown St. Petersburg to march…

By Dave Decker

Our lives are on the ballot. Health care is on the ballot,' Rep. Michelle Rayner told the WAMP protest in St. Petersburg, Florida on Sept. 3, 2022.
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