The unwritten rules of Tampa Bay

Every city has a few guidelines that most people follow for whatever reason. Inspired by this glorious Reddit thread, and with a…

By CL Staff

It’s always 20 degrees hotter at Sparkman Wharf.
 -CL Staff
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A giant custom-built retreat on Florida's 50-acre Grant Island is now for sale

One of the largest homes on a small private island in Florida is now on the market. Located at 1 Grant Is,…

By Colin Wolf

A giant custom-built retreat on Florida's 50-acre Grant Island is now for sale
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22 Tampa Bay rappers to watch in 2022

[image-23] When the rest of the nation thinks of Florida rappers they may first point to the scene down south in counties…

By Aaliyah Selene Pasols

22 Tampa Bay rappers to watch in 2022
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This $12 million Sarasota mansion comes with a bowling alley, a go-kart track and a private lake

A massive estate with ties to one of Florida's most famous land developers is now for sale in Sarasota. Located at 3736…

By Colin Wolf

This $12 million Sarasota mansion comes with a bowling alley, go-kart track and a private lake
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Everyone's roasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his insanely dumb 'think about it' tweet

Last Friday, while speaking at a press conference, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opened his word hole and wondered out loud if people…

By Colin Wolf

Everyone's roasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his insanely dumb 'think about it' tweet
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Photos: Activists and community members gather to support 17 year-old shot by St. Pete police officer

[image-31] According to PSL Tampa Bay and St. Pete Cop Watch—organizers of Friday’s protest outside the St. Pete Police Department—public pressure was…

By Kyla Fields

Activists and community members gather to support 17 year-old shot by a St. Pete police officer
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This Florida spring home on the Rainbow River comes with its own private island

A rare spring home with on one of Central Florida's best stretches of water is now for sale. Located at 11426 SW…

By CL Staff

This Florida spring home on the Rainbow River comes with its own private island
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PHOTOS: Tampa Bay MAGA faithful and school board candidate gather for vigil supporting Jan. 6 rioters

[image-31]On the one-year anniversary of the deadly Jan. 6  riot, where thousands of Trump-supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to…

By Colin Wolf

PHOTOS: Tampa Bay MAGA faithful and school board candidate gather for vigil supporting Jan. 6 rioters
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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Robert Ayers is selling his Lutz mansion

A massive estate in Lutz owned by a former Buccaneer defensive end is now on the market. Located at 216 Lake Brant…

By Colin Wolf

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Robert Ayers is selling his Lutz mansion
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A historic St. Pete home built by Don CeSar architect Henry DuPont is now for sale

Legendary architect Henry H. DuPont built some of Tampa Bay's most recognizable and grandest structures, but he's also behind quite a few…

By CL Staff

A historic St. Pete home built by Don CeSar architect Henry DuPont is now for sale
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St. Pete’s historic Rutland Estate is back on the market for $8.5 million

The Rutland Estate, an iconic piece of St. Petersburg history, is back on the market for $8.5 million. Also known as the…

By CL Staff

St. Pete’s historic Rutland Estate is back on the market for $8.5 million
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Tampa Bay's 50 best restaurants of 2021

[image-51] In spite of the last two years taking so many beloved restaurants away, some local chefs and restaurateurs have found ways…

By Ray Roa, Kyla Fields, Jon Palmer Claridge, Daniel Guess, Alexandria Jones, Colin Wolf

Tampa Bay's 50 best restaurants of 2021
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All the Tampa Bay locations featured in Netflix's 'Selling Tampa'

Selling Tampa has taken Netflix by storm, and on its release week the reality series ranked No. 1 among the streaming service’s…

By Alexandria Jones

Pier Teaki
800 2nd Ave. NE., St. Petersburg
Sharelle, Juawana, and Tennille meet up on St. Pete’s brand new pier to talk about an upcoming house showing.
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Year in Photos: Creative Loafing Tampa Bay photographer Dave Decker shares his favorite images of 2021

Dave Decker was everywhere. The Creative Loafing Tampa Bay photographer was at just about every major event over the last year and…

By CL Staff

The 'Justice for J6' rally in Washington D.C. in September 2021.
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Pain, Dali, and the Power Of Attraction

By Alexandra Pappas, Sponsored Content

Pain, Dali, and the Power Of Attraction
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Our big dumb year: Tampa Bay's most WTF headlines of 2021

While still dealing with an ongoing pandemic, the past 12 months in Tampa Bay basically just felt like a long extension of…

By CL Staff

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The Tampa Bay restaurants and bars that have closed since the beginning of the pandemic

The past two years have been incredibly tough for local restaurants and bars, and while many have survived, adapted, or even completely…

By CL Staff

Cafe Ponte  
    13505 Icot Blvd., Clearwater
    After 18 years of serving the Tampa Bay community with its modern Italian cuisine and fine dining atmosphere, Cafe Ponte closed down for good following complications stemming from the pandemic. However, last year the owners opened a new Italian restaurant, OLIVIA, in Tampa.
    
    Photo via Cafe Ponte/Facebook
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This historic Central Florida estate comes with a yard designed by Bok Tower's landscape architect

A Central Florida home with ties to the area's most famous Gothic tower, is now for sale in Lake Wales. Located at…

By Colin Wolf

This historic Central Florida estate comes with a yard designed by Bok Tower's landscape architect
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The 20 most-anticipated new restaurants coming to Tampa Bay in 2022

Well, 2021 was a great year for new eats in Tampa Bay, and it looks like 2022 might top it.  From more…

By Stephanie Powers

Portillo’s
St. Petersburg
 Chicagoland favorite Portillo’s is opening its third Tampa Bay location near Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg in the first half of next year. The Chicago-style weiner and steak sandwich slinging, fast casual concept already has locations in Tampa (2102 E Fowler Ave.) and Brandon (1748 Brandon Blvd.), but this is the restaurant's first foray into the ‘Burg.
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Gas Plant and Laurel Park neighborhood reunion brings new mural to St. Pete’s Campbell Park

[image-1] The Dec. 12 Gas Plant/Laurel Park neighborhood reunion brought yet another fresh piece of street art to downtown St.Petersburg. The new…

By Jennifer Ring

Gas Plant and Laurel Park neighborhood reunion brings new mural to St. Pete’s Campbell Park
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Tampa Bay's 30 worst intersections, according to FDOT crash data

It's not just your imagination, traffic in Tampa Bay is, in fact, statistically terrible. And, it makes sense—with rapid growth comes increased traffic.…

By Colin Wolf

US 19 @ GULF TO BAY BLVD, CLEARWATER
Total crashes: 660
Total fatalities: 0
Severe crashes: 13
Pedestrian and bike injuries: 8
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Tiger Tail Island, a historic 15-acre private island near Tampa Bay, is now on the market

For the first time in 50 years, a massive private island is for sale just north of Tampa Bay, and it has…

By Colin Wolf

Tiger Tail Island, a historic 15-acre private island near Tampa Bay, is now on the market
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Photos: Friends and family remember Vince McGilvra, co-founder of legendary Tampa venue Skipper’s Smokehouse

[image-45] Air Force pals Vince McGilvra and Tom White were looking for a way out of Alaska when they co-founded Skipper’s Smokehouse…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Friends and family remember Vince McGilvra, co-founder of legendary Tampa venue Skipper’s Smokehouse
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The historic Tampa Bay home of legendary golfer Gene Sarazen is now for sale

[image-2] A historic home originally owned by the golfer who invented the modern day sand wedge is now for sale in New…

By Colin Wolf

The historic Tampa Bay home of legendary golfer Gene Sarazen is now for sale
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Photos: Laura Jane Grace’s sold-out Tampa concerts felt like a family reunion

[image-40]“Don’t fuckin’ make me cry,” were Laura Jane Grace’s first words to an applauding Ybor City audience gathered to see her first…

By Ray Roa

Laura Jane Grace plays The Bricks in Ybor City, Florida on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Nearly 70 years of vintage newspaper ads from Tampa's iconic Fun-Lan

Tampa's Fun-Lan Drive-In and Swap Shop is now closed, but the decades of film memories remain in the minds of those who…

By Justin Garcia

Tampa Tribune, 1996
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Tampa Bay's best new restaurants of 2021

It goes without saying that dining has changed quite a bit in Tampa Bay over the last couple years, and despite all…

By CL Staff

Brisket Shoppe  
4004 Henderson Blvd., Tampa
Barbeque supply emporium Grill & Provisions opened a second shop with The Brisket Shoppe restaurant attached and ready to sell smoked meats and accompaniments three days a week. Located where Holy Hog’s old Palma Ceia West location used to be, the menu focuses on three types of brisket: prime, USDA prime, and Wagyu. In addition, there are Texas hot links, smoked beef sausage, stuffed poblano peppers, and nachos. Of course all good barbeque comes with sides—at the shoppe, they’re collard greens, brisket and beans, mac and cheese, and potato wedges.
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Vintage photos of shopping in Tampa Bay, including Maas Brothers, Webb's City and more

Maas Brothers, Webb's City, Harbour Island Mall—these iconic Tampa Bay shopping destinations may be long gone, but they ruled the local shopping…

By CL Staff

Customers shopping at Maas Brothers department store - Saint Petersburg, Florida (1961).
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The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale

 A winter vacation home with ties to one of the richest families in American history is on the market, just a couple…

By Colin Wolf

The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale
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Photos: The Nervous Girls say farewell with sweaty show at The Bends in St. Pete

Tampa rock band the Nervous Girls released a new EP last Friday, and celebrated with a show at The Bends in St.…

By Ray Roa

Photos: The Nervous Girls say farewell with sweaty show at The Bends in St. Pete
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