Everyone we saw at TBBC's sixth annual Bad Ass Beer Fest

TBBC's Bad Ass Beer Fest took over the brewery's Westchase location this weekend where more than 60 beer makers watered the people.11/09/2019…

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Everyone we saw at TBBC's sixth annual Bad Ass Beer Fest
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Tampa Bay's 25 most important old-school lunch spots

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. What we have here are a few of Tampa Bay's OG lunch hangouts. In other…

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Munch’s Sundries
    3920 6th St. S. St. Petersburg,FL
    Founded in 1952, Munch’s Sundries have been quite busy since then. They’ve been featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives, as well as becoming the go-to place for many St. Pete residents. Sundries’ offers a huge breakfast menu, along with burgers, fries, chicken and more.
    Photo via Munich’s Sundries/Facebook
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The 20 best Tampa Bay oyster happy hours right now

We shucking love oysters, and happy hours just aren't complete without discounted booze and mollusks. Since plenty of places in the Tampa…

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Seabreeze Island Grill
    17855 Gulf Blvd Redington Shores, FL
    Seabreeze Island Grill has three days out of the week that shuckheads shouldn’t miss. Monday is their half off all wine bottles, Tuesday’s are all you can eat, beer battered white fish and Thursday is a dozen raw oysters for $7, but get there quick because they’re only serving while supplies last.
    Photo via Seabreeze Island Grill/Facebook
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25 essential Tampa Bay suburban restaurants you should've tried by now

Just because you're out in one of Tampa Bay's many thriving suburbs doesn't mean you need to resort to TGI Fridays. Here…

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Shaker & Peel
    3159 Curlew Rd, Oldsmar
    Oldsmar's latest taco-centric spot is really pushing the limits of what traditionalists will accept between a folded tortilla. But the menu, is vast so are the drinks and brew selection. If tacos aren't your thing, they also have some solid noodle bowls too, because why not? 
    Photo via Shaker & Peel/Facebook
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22 chicken sandwiches in Tampa Bay everyone should try at least once

Sure, Popeyes and Chic-fil-A may get all the hype when it comes to chicken sandwiches, but plenty of Tampa Bay joints actually…

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Better Byrd
    727-325-2973, 4447 4th St. N., No. 1, St. Petersburg. betterbyrd.com  
    Takeout and delivery. Family-sized (serves 8) meal packages, plus beer and wine to go. 50% off for first responders.
    
    Photo via Better Byrd/Facebook
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25 hidden bars in Tampa Bay, and how to find them all

Some of these watering holes are just off the beaten path, some are tucked away in basements and alleys, and some you…

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Ichicoro Ane
    260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL
    In the basement of Station House you’ll find this Japanese restaurant, offering ramen and cocktails. They also have sake for those interested in broadening their alcohol horizons. 
    Photo via Ichicoro Ane/Instagram
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All the lederhosen and people we saw at Oktoberfest Tampa 2019

If you don't know, it's lederhosen season, and by that we mean Oktoberfest. Downtown Tampa's original celebration, Oktoberfest Tampa, kicked off its…

By CL Staff

All the lederhosen and people we saw at Oktoberfest Tampa 2019
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20 classic Tampa Bay diners, delis, and cafes you should have tried by now

These diners, delis, and cafes serve up delicious renditions of time-tested recipes. From buttermilk pancakes to corned beef sandwiches to the perfect…

By CL Staff

Frenchy’s
    41 Baymont St, Clearwater Beach, FL
    What if we told you that a Canadian man fell in love with Clearwater Beach and decided he’d open a restaurant in 1981 and name it after his childhood nickname? Well, then we’d be telling you the story of how Frenchy’s Original Cafe was established and now, they’re still serving up fresh seafood for the family. 
    
    Photo via frenchysonline.com
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The 25 best Tampa Bay restaurants when you're broke AF

Great food doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few of our favorite Tampa Bay restaurants where…

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Chicago Paulie’s  
    1301 N Howard Ave, Tampa, 813-494-4275
    Hot dogs, sandwiches, and chili fries all for under $10. It’s located within a gas station parking lot with about three stools near the order window. Have a seat and make a new buddy, or snag a dog and hit the road.
    
    Photo via Chicago Paulie’s/Facebook
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Everyone we saw at the 2019 Tampa Bay Food Fight at the St. Pete Coliseum

The City of St. Petersburg is the back-to-back Tampa Bay Food Fight champ thanks to a team featuring The Mill's Ted Dorsey…

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Everyone we saw at the 2019 Tampa Bay Food Fight at the St. Pete Coliseum
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Everyone we saw at the Green Bench Zwanze Day after party in St. Pete

Green Bench Brewing hosted a party for everyone who couldn't get into this year's Cantillon’s Zwanze Day. At least they ordered extra…

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Everyone we saw at the Green Bench Zwanze Day after party in St. Pete
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Everyone we saw at Tampa's 2019 Beers and Bowties event at Armature Works

Tampa cleaned up nice on Friday for the annual  Beer + Bow Ties, a benefit for suicide prevention at Armature Works. Besides…

By CL Staff

Beer & Bow Ties
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25 essential restaurants in downtown Tampa everyone should've tried by now

With a flurry of new eateries and trendy hot spots, downtown Tampa is quickly becoming one of the area's best foodie zones.…

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The Spaniard  
    5303 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, 813-405-1153
    Executive Chef Brian Agoncillo features a menu that attempts to incorporate local ingredients to the flavor of this picturesque hot spot. Bring yo friends (shoutout to Kid Cudi) to share some paella. 
    Photo via The Spaniard/Facebook
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The most-anticipated new restaurants coming to Tampa Bay this fall

The Tampa Bay area is getting some exciting new eats this fall. Here are a few local eateries on the verge of…

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Jollibee  
    4045 Park Blvd N. #101, Pinellas Park.
    The popular Filipino fast-food chain is coming to Pinellas Park in the near future. Construction has just begun, but we're ready for Chickenjoy to be in Tampa Bay.
    
    Photo via Jollibee/Facebook
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20 Tampa Bay restaurants hidden in local grocery stores

Sure you can go home with a Pub sub, but your taste buds deserve better than that. Here are the markets you…

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Fresco y Mas  
     4056 N Armenia Ave Suite 101, West Tampa, 813-876-3280
    This Latin supermarket features dishes such as arroz congris and mojo pork. On a budget but don’t want to miss out on the eat? The market has a buttload of coupons available on their website. 
    
    Photo via Fresco y Mas/Facebook
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Everyone we saw at Tampa's Summer of Rum Festival

Rum fans headed down to Tampa's Julian B Lane Riverfront Park  for the Summer of Rum Festival Saturday afternoon. Over 40 boozy…

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Summer of Rum Festival
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25 kid-friendly Tampa Bay restaurants that are actually good

The term "kid-friendly restaurant" doesn't mean you have to eat next to a skee-ball game. Here are some good local spots that…

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Nebraska Mini Mart  
    4815 N, Nebraska Ave, Tampa 813-231-9522
    Sitting indoors and eating is too mainstream. Head over to Nebraska Mini-Mart where you can enjoy great food, like they’re fried garlic wings, and beers, while getting your ass handed to you in shuffleboard.  
    
    Photo via Nebraska Mini Mart/Facebook
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Everyone we saw at Coppertail's fifth anniversary party in Ybor

Coppertail Brewing Co. hosted their 5 Year Anniversary Party Saturday, with plenty of beer and a pig roast. Here's everyone who showed…

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Everyone we saw at Coppertail's fifth anniversary party in Ybor
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21 hole-in the-wall Largo restaurants everyone should try at least once

Largo is sometimes left out of the conversation when it comes to good eats in Tampa Bay, but in reality locals are…

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Authentic Famous Filipino Restaurant   
    Restaurant 6721 Ulmerton Rd, Largo
     As if the name isn’t reassurance enough that this joint is a must. Grab The Filipino Sampler Bamboo Platter to try a little of everything. You’ll want to bring some friends, this experience should be shared. 
    
    Photo via Ray Roa
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Photos from the 2019 Bolts Brew Fest photo booth

We're still recovering, but it looks like plenty of Tampa Bay Lighting fans found their way into the photo booth Friday night…

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Photos from the 2019 Bolts Brew Fest photo booth
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Everyone we saw at the 2019 Bolts Brew Fest at Tampa's Amalie Arena

Tampa Bay Lighting fans and beer enthusiasts collided Friday night for the 2019 Bolts Brew Fest at Amalie Arena. The evening featured…

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Everyone we saw at the 2019 Bolts Brew Fest at Tampa's Amalie Arena
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25 Tampa Bay dishes you need to eat before you call yourself a local

Whether you're just visiting Tampa Bay, or you've been here for generations, here are a few local staples you should get to…

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Lobster Corn Dog at Big Ray’s Fish Camp  
    6116 Interbay Blvd, Tampa
     Tampa Bay is nuts over fish shacks, and Big Ray’s knows what’s up. Although there is a second location at The Sail in downtown Tampa, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not going to the original location and grabbing a massive lobster corn dog. While your at it, order a fresh grouper sando to really call yourself a local.
    
    Photo via Big Ray’s Fish Camp/ Facebook
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Everyone we saw at the 8th Annual 97x Craft Beer Experience in St. Pete

Breweries like Green Bench, 3 Daughters, TBBC and Big Storm Brewing joined forces for the 8th Annual 97x Craft Beer Experience Saturday…

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Everyone we saw at the 8th Annual 97x Craft Beer Experience in St. Pete
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23 essential Clearwater restaurants you should've tried by now

It's true, a lot of restaurants in Clearwater are pastel colored, old-Florida seafood joints, but that doesn't mean their food (and the…

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Island Way Grill    
     20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767, (727) 461-6617 
     Island Way Grill just sounds like a classy seafood restaurant...and that’s exactly what it is. Perched on the Gulf, this essential Clearwater joint has a large menu filled with fresh seafood, (both raw and cooked), steaks, and over a page of beers and cocktails. Skip the overpriced hotel dinner and opt for a classic waterfront dining. 
    
    Photo via Island Way Grill/Facebook
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25 fast-food chains that aren’t in Tampa Bay, but need to be

We have McDonald's. We have Burger King. We have Chick-fil-A, Krystal, Popeyes, Five Guys, Arby's and well, you get the idea. But…

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In-N-Out Burger 
    In-N-Out is a cult classic, plain and simple. The So-Cal native burger chain has been referenced in verses from Childish Gambino and received the stamp of approval from Mayor of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri. Supposedly, the chain even contributed to Tupac and Biggie’s East Coast/West Coast rivalry, by pitting In-N-Out against Shake Shack. Some say that keeping close to the Golden State adds to In-N-Out’s novelty appeal, but isn’t it high time to settle the feud once and for all?
    
    Photo via In-N-Out Burger/Facebook
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The 25 hottest restaurants in Tampa Bay right now

Tampa Bay's restaurant scene is popping off. From new cocktail bars to date-night eateries, to waterfront fish shacks, there are plenty of…

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Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli
      
    2930 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, 727-873-6901
    As Golden Dinosaurs approaches its first birthday in the bay, the vegan paradise has a few gifts for its customers. The vegan deli started serving its weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in late June and is now offering delivery through Postmates. 
    
    Photo via Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli/Facebook
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24 Tampa Bay fish shacks every seafood lover should visit at least once

Tampa Bay is home to some of the best beaches in the country and that also means we're home to some of…

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Happy’s Bayou Bites     
       5080, 431 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698, (727) 240-1102 
     It’s shack-like exterior and laid-back, outdoor seating lets you know that the food at Happy’s Bayou Bites has to be good. Their po'boys are probably the most popular item on the menu, with a variety of shrimp, chicken, oyster and catfish to choose from. Yes, and course they have fried alligator bites. 
    
    Photo via Happy’s Bayou Bites/Facebook
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Everyone we saw at Tampa's Margarita Wars 2019

Hosted by Master Chef Season 8 competitor, Jeff Philbin, the annual tequila battle Margarita Wars went down Friday night at TPepin's Hospitality…

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Everyone we saw at Tampa's Margarita Wars 2019
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The 25 essential Central Ave restaurants in St. Petersburg

St. Pete's iconic Grand Central District is home to the Central Avenue drag. This happy-go-lucky stretch is jam-packed with cute shops and…

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Casita Taqueria  
    2663 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-498-8749
    Casita Taqueria is a St. Petersburg favorite for tacos with big flavor. Not to mention, the Mexican inspired taco joint has happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every week Monday through Thursday.
    
    Photo via Casita Taqueria/Facebook
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The 24 most beautiful bars in the Tampa Bay area

Whether it's on the rooftop of a five star hotel overlooking the Gulf, sandwiched in-between other businesses in downtown St. Petersburg, or…

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Fenway Hotel Rooftop   
    453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin, FL 34698, (727)-683-5991 
    You don’t have to book a room at The Fenway Hotel to experience their larger-than-life rooftop bar looking over the prized Honeymoon and Caladesi islands. Originally home to the Boston public radio station WGHB in 1925, the Fenway Hotel’s Hi-Top Bar now serves choice cocktails with a great view. 
    
    Photo via Fenway Hotel/Facebook
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