Here are the Tampa Bay restaurants and bars that closed in 2021

The restaurant industry has never been easy, but the last couple years created a whole new host of challenges. While plenty of…

By CL Staff

Coney Island Sandwich Shop
    250 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg
    We’re still holding on to hope that this iconic restaurant will reopen at some point. It’s hard to imagine a St. Pete without the family-owned hot dog spot run by 85-year-old Hank Barlas—whose father opened what was then-called Coney Island Grill back in 1926.
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James Taylor and Jackson Browne sail through breezy Tampa set at Amalie Arena

What happens when a pair of 73-year-old men walk into a hockey arena and take their places, front and center, to welcome…

By CL Staff

James Taylor and Jackson Browne sail through breezy Tampa set at Amalie Arena
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20 Tampa Bay Filipino restaurants and eateries everyone should try at least once

Filipino American History month was in October, but we’d like to highlight businesses throughout Tampa Bay that specialize in Filipino cuisine whether…

By CL Staff

Manila Eats
    10621 Tucker Jones Rd., Riverview
    You can’t miss this stationary food truck decked out in tiki thatch and Philippine flag colors. Although Manila Eats just opened last summer, it often sells out of popular items like lechon kawali and bulalo soup, and has to close early, so make sure you check Facebook before heading out to the Brandon/Riverview area. Manila Eats also has a Christmas countdown in October, as it should.
    Photo via Manila Eats/Facebook
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This $305K train was converted into a home under a Florida overpass

All aboard! A literal train that was converted into a fully furnished, livable home is now for sale under a Florida overpass,…

By CL Staff

This $305K train was converted into a home under a Florida overpass
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Photos: Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge returns to Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall

Grammy-winning songwriter and activist Melissa Etheridge returned to Clearwater for her first Ruth Eckerd Hall show since 2014.11/09/2021 Photos by Caesar Carbajal…

By CL Staff

Photos: Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge returns to Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall
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This 'Avatar'-themed Florida house comes with a 40-foot waterfall

After James Cameron's "Avatar" hit theaters in 2009, shipping magnate Suramya Atapattu decided to transform his 5-acre Florida property into the fictional…

By CL Staff

This 'Avatar'-themed Florida house comes with a 40-foot waterfall
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NASCAR star Jeff Gordon's former Florida home is now on the market for $42 million

The one-time home of the "Rainbow Warrior" is now for sale in Florida. Located at 2445 S Ocean Blvd. in Highland Beach,…

By CL Staff

NASCAR star Jeff Gordon's former Florida home is now on the market for $42 million
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A midcentury Tampa home, once owned by Town 'n' Country visionary Charles LaMonte, is now for sale

Back in the late-1950s, local development group LaMonte-Shimberg made its biggest claim to fame by creating what is now Town 'n' Country.…

By CL Staff

A midcentury Tampa home, once owned by Town 'n' Country visionary Charles LaMonte, is now for sale
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Historic Tampa Bay estate once owned by a rubber tycoon will go to auction

A local Mediterranean Revival property known as the "Palmer Estate" is going to auction in Belleair. Located at 701 Bayview Dr., the…

By CL Staff

Historic Tampa Bay estate once owned by a rubber tycoon will go to auction
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All the burgers you can try during Tampa Bay Burger Week (11/4-11/14)

When life throws you a burger, eat it. From Thursday, November 4th, through Sunday, November 14th, 2021, we're teaming up with Tampa…

By CL Staff

The Avenue DTSP
    330 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg
    (727) 851-9531
    theavenuedtsp.com
    
    The DTSP - $10
    8oz handmade burger with house made bourbon bacon, onion jam and yellow American cheese on a brioche bun
    
    Ask about adding a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail!
    
    Takeout (call-in), Curbside pickup, Dine-in
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Photos: Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Ovechkin and the Capitals at Amalie Arena

Anchored by its once-in-a-generation goalie, the Tampa Bay Lightning handed another future Hall of Famer, Alex Ovechkin, and his Washington Capitals a…

By CL Staff

Photos: Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Ovechkin and the Capitals at Amalie Arena
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Everyone we saw in Ybor City over Halloween weekend

Ybor City is always somewhat freaky on a Saturday, but even more so when it's Halloween. Finally, the district masked up.—Ray Roa10/30/2021…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw in Ybor City over Halloween weekend
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An iconic Florida 'Treehouse' is now on the market along the Gulf of Mexico

A truly unique tower with some serious Swiss Family Robinson vibes is now on the market along Florida's "Forgotten Coast." Known locally…

By CL Staff

An iconic Florida 'Treehouse' is now on the market along the Gulf of Mexico
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Everyone we saw in downtown St. Petersburg on Halloween weekend

Halloween is back in 2021, and we’re all wearing a different kind of mask this time around. Here’s what the scene looked…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw in downtown St. Petersburg on Halloween weekend
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The Rolling Stones revisit their favorite local memories in brawny, assertive return to Tampa Bay

Local rock and roll fans are getting to revel in the slew of make-up concerts finally happening in Tampa Bay. Following a…

By CL Staff

The Rolling Stones revisit their favorite local memories in brawny, assertive return to Tampa Bay
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Florida's 'Captain's House,' once featured on American Pickers, is now for sale

An eccentric Florida ship captain's home, once featured on the show "American Pickers," is now for sale. Located at 2627 John Anderson…

By CL Staff

Florida's 'Captain's House,' once featured on American Pickers, is now for sale
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Photos: Tampa Bay Lightning beats Arizona for first home win of the season

The new look 2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning is still figuring out its identity, but the team managed to earn its first home…

By CL Staff

Photos: Tampa Bay Lightning beats Arizona for first home win of the season
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The former mansion of a Tampa police officer arrested in a cocaine sting is now for sale

A lakefront mansion once owned by a former Tampa police officer busted in an undercover drug sting is now on the market…

By CL Staff

The former mansion of a Tampa police officer arrested in a cocaine sting is now for sale
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Photos: Seminal Boston punk band Moving Targets plays sold-out record shop show in Tampa

If you were a punk in the 1980s, then you knew about Moving Targets. Large scale commercial success evaded frontman-guitarist Kenny Chambers,…

By CL Staff

Moving Targets
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20 Tampa Bay riddles that'll lead you to the most offbeat landmarks

Joshua Ginsberg’s last book, “Secret Tampa Bay,” reads like a full-on guide to the weird and wonderful places in the Bay area.…

By CL Staff

20 Tampa Bay riddles that'll lead you to the most offbeat landmarks
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Photographer Rick Norcross documented the 'golden age' of concerts at the old Tampa Stadium

The last time Rick Norcross saw the Rolling Stones, he had to be flown in by helicopter. “That was the situation, otherwise…

By CL Staff

Led Zeppelin - May 6, 1973 - Tampa Stadium
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This 1965 Allendale home, once owned by the Allen family, is now for sale in St. Pete

Back in the early 1920s, an unlicensed realtor and prospective developer named Cade B. Allen bought 160 acres in St. Petersburg for…

By CL Staff

This 1965 Allendale home, once owned by the Allen family, is now for sale in St. Pete
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Photos of Angels & Airwaves headlining St. Pete’s Jannus Live

The aliens stayed away, but fans landed at Jannus Live on Tuesday night to see Tom DeLonge lead his band, Angels &…

By CL Staff

Photos of Angels & Airwaves headlining St. Pete’s Jannus Live
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Over two nights in Clearwater, Todd Rundgren proved that he’s truly a wizard and still one of rock and roll’s brightest stars

Todd Rundgren has never been one to stick to conventions. His approach and his ambitiousness for the many musical projects and recordings…

By CL Staff

Over two nights in Clearwater, Todd Rundgren proved that he’s truly a wizard and still one of rock and roll’s brightest stars
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All the bands and music lovers we saw at St. Pete’s four-day Reggae Rise Up festival

Only Thursday tickets remained for Reggae Rise Up when the festival kicked off last week, and sold-out crowds packed Vinoy Park over…

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All the bands and music lovers we saw at St. Pete’s four-day Reggae Rise Up festival
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Everyone we saw at Ashtray Monument’s ‘Monufest’ music festival in New Port Richey

It was a gorgeous Saturday for a music festival, and the folks behind New Port Richey record label Ashtray Monument got a…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Ashtray Monument’s ‘Monufest’ music festival in New Port Richey
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This Tampa Bay mansion is a near perfect 1980s time capsule

An intensely '80s mansion that could've easily been the inspiration for the 'The Max" on Saved By The Bell is now for…

By CL Staff

This Tampa Bay mansion is a near perfect 1980s time capsule
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Tampa Heights' iconic hostel Gram's Place is now for sale

Here’s a chance to own a 30-year-old slice of BOTB-winning Tampa history before a developer gets its hands on it. Tampa Heights’…

By CL Staff

Tampa Heights' iconic hostel Gram's Place is now for sale
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A river cabin on a private island near Tampa Bay is now for sale for $500K

A secluded cabin that's just a quick boat ride to fresh water springs, and also some ideal scalloping grounds, is now on…

By CL Staff

A river cabin on a private island near Tampa Bay is now for sale for $500K
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Renown Florida architect Hal Thomas Reid is selling his custom home for $400K

The architect behind the iconic waterfall-themed Cascade complex in Ocala is selling his custom-built Florida house. Located at 1247 SE 3rd St.,…

By CL Staff

Renown Florida architect Hal Thomas Reid is selling his custom home for $400K
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