Eden Ski Lake, a massive private water skiing facility in Florida, is now for sale

A house that comes with a 91-acre water skiing facility is now on the market in Florida. Located at 21900 State Road…

By CL Staff

Eden Ski Lake, a massive private water skiing facility in Florida, is now for sale
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Photos from Teddy Swims' sold-out show at the Orpheum

Singer-songwriter Teddy Swims performed in front a packed house last Friday at Ybor City's Orpheum. R&B artist Stephen Day played support. 

By CL Staff

Photos from Teddy Swims' sold-out show at the Orpheum
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Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride 2022

Despite the so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill  and our governor's recent anti-trans proclamation, thousands showed up at Tampa Pride in Ybor City…

By Colin Wolf

Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride 2022
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All of the specials you can try during Tampa Bay Taco Week (3/31-4/10)

Live every day like it's Taco Tuesday during Tampa Bay Taco Week, with ten straight days of exclusive dine-in and takeout specials.…

By CL Staff

Taco Dirty
2221 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 314-7900
4447 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33703
(727) 325-2973
tacodirty.com

$2 Build-Your-Own Tacos & $3 Corona Lights
Available Tuesday, Saturday, & Sunday during Taco Week
$5 margaritas daily during Taco Week

Dine-in
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10 Florida spring house rentals within driving distance of Tampa

Sometimes a staycation is in order, and what better way to execute it than by booking a riverfront home along Florida's best…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Cabin-style home on Weeki Wachee
Estimated drive from Tampa: 59 minutes 
Price average per night: $300
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 
Rustic vibes with a boujee view is what guests can expect upon arriving at the Weeki Wachee rental. The modern cabin provides 11 kayaks and a single paddleboard for those who want to experience the clear water different from the rest. There are plenty of ways to reconnect with Mother Nature outside of the home, Pine Island Beach four miles away when you want to swap the springs for sand.
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25 Tampa Bay tours you’ll actually want to do when you have out-of-towners

There are endless possibilities on what to do in the Tampa Bay area when you have family or friends visiting from out…

By Sofía García Vargas

Florida Tiki Tours
    727-418-6070
    Sail around Johns Pass and Boca Ciega Bay on a Hawaiian-style Tiki Hut. Grab four of your friends or family and bring your own snacks and drinks to make the most out of the hour-and-a-half tour. An on premise Tipsi Tiki Bar is also available where you can purchase beer, wine and frozen drinks. Plus, you can sync your phone to the onboard speakers to jam out to some tunes. 
    
    Photo via Florida Tiki Tours/Facebook
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The smallest Tampa Bay home on the market is selling for $475K

A Tampa Bay home that is roughly the size of an average two-car garage is currently on the market  for $475,000. Located at…

By CL Staff

The smallest Tampa Bay home on the market is selling for $475K
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Everything we saw at the inaugural Tampa Innings Fest

[image-12] You’ve at least heard of Gasparilla Music Festival, so you know that you’re not gonna leave a festival that has a…

By Josh Bradley

Green Day
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Photos from last weekend's Reggae Rise Up in St. Petersburg

Reggae Rise Up 2022 returned to St. Pete’s Vinoy Park last weekend. The eighth annual festival featured top bill artists like Rebelution,…

By Colin Wolf

Day Two of Reggae Rise Up 2022
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25 Tampa Bay restaurant patios with incredible scenic views

Rooftop views, ocean views, skyline views, Tampa Bay restaurants and bars really do have some top-notch patios. Here you'll fine some of…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

360 Rooftop Bar
3701 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, 727-456-8660
Found along the same scenic landscape as the historic Don Cesar, just two minutes down the road, take in the hotel bar’s stellar view of the Gulf of Mexico while sipping on a tropical Rum Runner.
Photo via The Hotel Zamora/Facebook
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Photos from Oymorrons, Grandson and R.A.T.S. at Ybor City's Orpheum

On Wednesday, March 16 at the Orpheum, Grandson gave local fans a dose EDM-influenced hard-rock trap, and plenty of support from Oxymorrons…

By CL Staff

Photos from Oymorrons, Grandson and R.A.T.S. at Ybor City's Orpheum
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An off-the-grid island house is now for sale inside Florida's Cayo Costa State Park

Accessible only by boat, a rare Florida home that's almost entirely cutoff from civilization is now on the market. Located at 1000…

By CL Staff

An off-the-grid  island house is now for sale inside Florida's Cayo Cosa State Park
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Everything we saw at St. Pete's “OK To Say Gay” rally last weekend

Roughly 300 people rallied at St. Petersburg's City Hall building Saturday afternoon to protest  Florida's recently passed House Bill 1557, also known…

By Colin Wolf

Everything we saw at St. Pete's “OK To Say Gay” rally last weekend
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Tony Montana's fictional 'Scarface' Florida mansion is now for sale

The home that served as the stand-in for Tony Montana's Florida mansion in Oliver Stone's classic 1983 film "Scarface" is now on…

By CL Staff

Tony Montana's fictional 'Scarface' Florida mansion is now sale
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35 Tampa Bay restaurants to take an-out-of-towner, and what to get

It's spring break, and with a house full of guests, feeding everyone can be tough. However, Tampa Bay has something for everyone.…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda, Sofía García Vargas

SuperNatural Food & Wine
What to get: Breakfast sandwich and sour doughnuts
305 E Polk St., Tampa, 813-758-6230
Offered from 7:30 a.m.-2:29 p.m., SuperNatural's breakfast menu and doughnuts are its staple, along with its selection of mighty wine available any time. The breakfast sandwich, which celebrity chef Alton Brown recently called  the "best I’ve ever had," is made with fresh focaccia bread roll and egg with the option to add cheese and bacon (BEC is where it's at). The doughnuts are made with cinnamon sugar, organic flours and single-origin spices, but most importantly, it’s all vegan!
Photo via SuperNatural Food & Wine/Instagram
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Photos of alt-J and Portugal. The Man at Tampa's Yuengling Center

Shape-shifting U.K. indie-rock favorite alt-J finally landed in Tampa last week, and it brought along an act that frequently visits Tampa Bay,…

By Sandra Dohnert

alt-J
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Review: Meet Me @ The Altar stole the show when Knuckle Puck played Ybor City last weekend

[image-7] Ybor City’s beloved Orpheum isn’t gonna be around in the historic district for much longer, so the time to get into…

By Ray Roa

Meet Me @ The Altar
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Photos of the Dropkick Murphys playing a very sold-out St. Pete show at Jannus Live

Sometimes a show is so sold-out that even your closest friends don't get in, and that's what happened Monday, 10 days before…

By Dave Decker

Photos of the Dropkick Murphys playing a very sold-out St. Pete show at Jannus Live
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Tampa Bay's essential women-owned restaurants of 2022

It's easy to see why Tampa Bay's women-owned restaurants are making a huge mark on an otherwise male-dominated history.  Since March is…

By Sofía García Vargas, Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Michelle Faedo's Tampeño Cuisine
Michelle Faedo
601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813-284-5756
The restaurant location in downtown Tampa at the County Center offers made-to-order bites like tostones, plantains, deviled crab, crab cakes and its famous Cuban sandwiches. 
Photo via Michelle Faedo's Tampeño Cuisine/Facebook
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The 'Edward Scissorhands' house in Lutz is back on the market, and it comes with movie props

Tim Burton's 1990 goth classic "Edward Scissorhands" was filmed all around Tampa Bay, and now the famous house from the movie is…

By Colin Wolf

The 'Edward Scissorhands' house in Lutz is back on the market, and it comes with movie props
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Mystic Lake Manor, a popular gay castle in Florida, is now for sale

For the first time in 24 years, a former men-only, gay castle is now for sale in Florida. Located at 2398 W…

By Colin Wolf

Mystic Lake Manor, a popular gay castle in Florida, is now for sale
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NASCAR star Jeff Gordon's former Florida home, complete with car museum, sells for a record $36 million

The one-time Florida home of the "Rainbow Warrior" has sold for a new record-setting price. Located at 2445 S Ocean Blvd. in Highland…

By CL Staff

NASCAR star Jeff Gordon's former Florida home, complete with car museum, sells for a record $36 million
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Review: The Eagles give Tampa fans a three-hour set featuring 'Hotel California' and all the greatest hits

[image-14] Monday night, the universe decided to teach stickler fans of the Eagles a lesson: If you don’t like the fact that…

By Josh Bradley, Phil DeSimone

Review: The Eagles give Tampa fans a three-hour set featuring 'Hotel California' and more greatest hits
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25 things that are only normal in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is more than just a clump of peninsula towns along the Gulf of Mexico, it's also home to our many…

By CL Staff

Scalloping season is a legitimate holiday
Up north they have deer season, down here we take our kids out of school to hunt for clams.
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Photos from Avail and Hot Water Music's St. Pete show at Jannus Live

In a throwback to the "Book Your Own Fucking Life" days when you'd book a tour by telephone, two giants of the…

By Dave Decker

Avail
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Everyone we saw at Ybor City's 75th annual Fiesta Day celebration

Local vendors, live music and cultural foods took over Seventh Avenue last Saturday when the 75th Fiesta Day landed in historic Ybor…

By Kimberly DeFalco

Everyone we saw at Ybor City's 75th annual Fiesta Day celebration
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Everyone we saw at Gasparilla Music Festival 2022

[image-75]On Friday night, the scent of cannabis filled the atmosphere as gospel legend Mavis Staples joined psychedelic soul group Black Pumas onstage…

By Josh Bradley, Ray Roa

Everyone we saw at Gasparilla Music Festival 2022
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner sells Florida mansion for $53 million

Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, co-owner of Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and her husband Joel Kassewitz, have parted way with one…

By CL Staff

Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner selling Florida mansion for $55 million
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Everything we saw at CPAC 2022 in Orlando

 While former president and Putin-praiser Donald Trump may have stole the show at the annual CPAC conference in Orlando, the real spectacle…

By Dave Decker

Everything we saw at CPAC 2022 in Orlando
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St. Pete's historic Orvis House is now for sale in the 'Pink Streets' neighborhood

[image-52] A historic home once owned by an organizer with St. Pete’s Purity League, a group that pushed for bathing suit inspectors…

By Colin Wolf

St. Pete's historic Orvis House is now for sale in the 'Pink Streets' district
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