25 Tampa Bay restaurants that aren't just for tourists

Yes they're popular, but that doesn't mean that these Tampa Bay spots aren't worth your time. Whether your strolling down Tampa's Riverwalk,…

By Max Steele

Bait House  

45 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater, 727-446-8134
After hanging 10 at Surf Style, enjoy some beach bites like spicy tuna nachos, buffalo shrimp, island fish tacos and more at the Bait House. Located off the Clearwater Beach roundabout, soak in the salty breeze on Bait House’s waterside deck seating and indulge on a local craft beer.
Photo via The Bait House/Website
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Everyone we saw at Dunedin’s Inaugural Pride Week kickoff

[image-50] Dunedin looks a little different this month. The city’s hosted a gay club and a small LGBTQ population for as long…

By Jennifer Ring

Dunedin's Pride golf cart parade happened on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
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25 Tampa Bay tourist attractions actually worth the struggle

The label "tourist trap" isn't always fair, because some attractions are legitimately worth the pain of looking for parking,  surviving the Florida…

By Sofía García Vargas

St. Pete Pier
600 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 727-822-7437
The St. Pete Pier is argunaly one of the coolest spots in the city. Enjoy the beach, a marketplace, a giant playground and water play area, a artsy net made of 84 miles of twine, a fishing area and the pier’s high-class restaurant and bar located in its main building at the end of the waterfront.  And don’t forget to say” hi” to the Quaker parrots.
Photo via City of St. Pete/Flickr
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Everything up for bid during CL's Holiday Auction benefiting Metropolitan Ministries (11/22-11/29)

Get your shopping list ready! Our annual virtual Holiday Auction is a unique opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences you won't be able to find…

By CL Staff

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Shaquil Barrett Signed Custom Football
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The best Christmas light displays within driving distance of Tampa Bay

If you're looking for the twinkliest of lights in Tampa Bay, you have plenty of options. From boat parades, to parks covered…

By CL Staff

Enchant Christmas @ Tropicana Field 
    November 22 - December 29
    In case you miss seeing the warehouse/nuclear plant lookin’ thing that is Tropicana Field, visit there for Enchant Christmas. Enchant will have a maze and a market, with Christmas lights galore. They have several options for ticket packages, but the base price is $19.99 for adults and $16.99 for the kids. 
    Photo via Enchant St. Petersburg/Instagram
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The best places to hear live jazz in Tampa Bay every day of the week

In CL’s 2019 music issue, Tampa Bay jazz giants Mike Cornette and Bob Seymour offered a seven-day guide to seeing live jazz…

By CL Staff

Palladium Theater 
    253 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
    This venues books jazz 1-3 times a week, mostly in its intimate Side Door Cabaret.
    Photo by Kevin Tighe
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The Tampa Bay destinations you need to visit to call yourself a local

You might think you’ve seen everything your home turf has to offer, but we’re willing to bet you haven’t visited all of…

By CL Staff

Sanwa Farmer’s Market
    All of our favorite backyard grillers (Hi Anson!) get their shit at Sanwa — and, no names, but a lot of local restaurants do too. Tired of getting food from Publix that sits in the fridge and then goes bad before you can cook it? You’re welcome.
    2621 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. 813-234-8428 
    Photo via Sanwa Farmer’s Market/Facebook
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20 Tampa Bay tourist attractions that are actually worth the struggle

Like most of Florida, there’s a lot of touristy crap in Tampa Bay. And frankly, some of it can be, well... not…

By CL Staff

Grab a cold beer on the Tampa Riverwalk
    Tampa’s latest downtown attraction is, well, pretty much the coolest part of downtown. From the Channelside District up along the east side of the Hillsborough River to Tampa Heights and the very hip restaurants and event spaces of the old Armitage Works building, this pedestrian thoroughfare ties together everything from public art and retail to parks, culture and dining. Park the car and get culture all around downtown (The Straz! The Tampa Museum of Art! The library!) on foot, rental bike or water taxi, popping in here or there to cool off. It’s a day well spent.
    Downtown Tampa along the eastern shore of the Hillsborough River.
    Photo via Visit Tampa Bay
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The best things to do this St. Patrick's Day weekend in Tampa Bay (Mar. 13-19)

We have something fun for you to do every day this week. Except for Monday, March 18th. Absolutely nothing is happening on…

By CL Staff

Peggy O's St. Patrick's Day weekend in Palm HarborThe party lasts all weekend at Peggy O’s with live music, Irish food and drink. Featuring the usual bands — Jeriko Turnpike, The Black Honkeys, Stormbringer, and a few Irish bands. Sunday morning, the music starts with Celtic Conundrum, playing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.Fri.-Sun., Mar. 15-17
    Photo via Celtic Conundrum’s Facebook event page
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The best things to do this week in Tampa Bay (Mar. 6-12)

Tampa Bay Beer Week is winding up, the Grand Prix is coming to St. Pete, and Gasparilla Music Fest will be rocking…

By CL Staff

Join the Grand Prix weekend party at Courigan’s Irish PubIt’s the only restaurant/bar on the track.Fri.-Sun., Mar. 8-10
    Photo via the Facebook event page
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Look at these photos of at Ella Jet and Wild Root rocking Dunedin Brewery

Over the summer, CL highlighted Tampa Bay songwriter Ella Jet in its Music Issue featuring 30 artists under 30 years old. On…

By CL Staff

Ella Jet and Future Soul @ Dunedin Brewery
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Well-spent walk: A Sunday afternoon on the Dunedin Craft Beer Tour

For a well-spent afternoon in your own backyard, look no further than Tampa Bay Food Tours. CL previewed one of founders Kimberly…

Five breweries are featured on the Dunedin Craft Beer Tour, including House of Beer.
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Restaurant review: Poetry on a plate at The Restorative

The Restorative 4.5 out of 5 stars 420 Patricia Ave., Dunedin. Appetizers: $5-$11; entrees: $17-$19; desserts: $7-$8; brunch: $4-$15; beer and wine: $4-$9. [email protected];…

The Restorative's pork cheek and pickled plums, plus wilted greens that drape with Dali-esque grace.
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