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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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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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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Everything we saw on night three of Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2021

It’s nothing short of a small miracle to see local music festivals weather the COVID-19 storm. Gasparilla Music Festival did it two…

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Everything we saw on night three of Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2021
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Photos of Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith during Tampa Bay's last Monkees concert ever

Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith—the last of The Monkees—showcased their final performance together in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night at Clearwater’s Ruth…

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Photos of Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith during Tampa Bay's last Monkees concert ever
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Tampa Bay’s best Asian restaurants and markets, according to local chefs and foodies

On April 30 during a private “Meet the Chefs” event at Mise en Place, more than a dozen of Tampa Bay’s brightest…

By CL Staff

A-Green Oriental Market
    1321 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa.  813-971-3287
    With selections for even the pickiest of noodle aficionados, this Korean grocery next to Ho Ho Choy Chinese restaurant (famous for its all day dim sum, seven days a week) is a staple of the USF area scene.
    Photo via A-Green Oriental Market-??????/Facebook
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Photos of wakeboard stars Meagan Ethell, Parks Bonifay and more ripping through Tampa Bay

It’s no secret that some of the best wakeboarders in the world live nearby in Orlando, but did you know that a…

By CL Staff

Parks Bonifay wakeboards in Clearwater, Florida, USA on 3 June 2021
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Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander reps the Lightning, rocks Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

The Tampa Bay Lightning is all the way in Edmonton and one win away from winning the Stanley Cup, and at Clearwater’s…

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Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander reps the Lightning, rocks Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall
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Clearwater Trump truck rally, featured Florida's ‘Back the Blue’ rapper Forgiato Blow

A bunch of the president’s supporters drove their big ass trucks around Clearwater on Saturday and reminded folks that Joe Biden’s gonna…

By CL Staff

Clearwater Trump truck rally, featured Florida's ‘Back the Blue’ rapper Forgiato Blow
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Photos from a sold-out Mindi Abair concert at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall hosted four sold-out saxophone-driven shows this weekend featuring University of Miami grad Kyle Schroeder who opened for headliner…

By CL Staff

Mindi Abair-Ruth Eckerd Hall
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Photos of Lyle Lovett playing the second of two-sold out shows at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater

Due to high demand, Clearwater’s ornate Capitol Theater played host to the Texas-born, versatile singer-songwriter on two consecutive nights. Read our review.01/28/2020…

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Photos of Lyle Lovett playing the second of two-sold out shows at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater
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Photos from Joyeater's album release show at Nova House Clearwater

Genre-blending Tampa Bay punk-rock and new wave band Joyeater has a debut LP, Naysayer, and it celebrated with a Clearwater gig at…

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Photos from Joyeater's album release show at Nova House Clearwater
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Everyone we saw at the 'World's Largest Food Truck Rally' in Clearwater

Day one of what organizers call "The World's Largest Food Truck Rally" went down (with a side of live wrestling matches) at…

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Everyone we saw at the 'World's Largest Food Truck Rally' in Clearwater
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Photos of shock rock king Alice Cooper playing Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

The godfather of shock rock was back in Clearwater on Thursday night for a headlining show at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Read a…

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Photos of shock rock king Alice Cooper playing Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall
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Photos of Todd Rundgren's all-star Beatles tribute at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Todd Rundgren’s all-star tribute to the Beatles ‘White Album’ delivered highlights, lowlights and lots in between in Clearwater last night as Mickey…

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Photos of Todd Rundgren's all-star Beatles tribute at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
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Photos of the B-52s and Berlin at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall was a love shack on Wednesday night thanks to the B-52s, and it got a little lusty, too,…

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Photos of the B-52s and Berlin at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall
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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…

By CL Staff

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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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…

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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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Photos of Weird Al Yankovic’s orchestra tour kickoff in Clearwater

Weird Al Yankovic was joined by longtime bandmates Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, Steve Jay, Jim West and Rubén Valtierra — as well as…

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Photos of Weird Al Yankovic’s orchestra tour kickoff in Clearwater
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Photos of David Crosby and band at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater

David Crosby brought his Sky Trails band to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre where Croz's creative renaissance was in full swing.05/23/2019 Photos by Caesar Carbajal…

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David Crosby @ Capitol Theater
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Everyone we saw at Clearwater's 97X BBQ in Coachman Park

Vinoy Park played host as Tampa Bay alt-rock radio station 97X welcomed bands and fans to Coachman Park for the 97X BBQ…

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Crowd @ 97x BBQ
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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…

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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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All the best summer concerts coming to Tampa Bay in 2019

Here are nearly 100 Tampa Bay concerts that’ll help you explore every corner of the Bay area music scene, from the giant…

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Ariana Grande at Amalie Arena
    May 28
    By the time she gets here, it'll have been four long years since Ariana Grande was in Tampa. That won't make the 25-year-old's May 28 date with the Bay area any less sweet, however. The dangerous woman will kick off a three-show run through Florida at Amalie Arena before concerts in Orlando (May 29 at Amway Center) and Miami (May 31 at American Airlines Arena).
    Photo via Republic Records
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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…

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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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Photos of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo soft-rocking Clearwater's Capitol Theatre

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo soft-rocked Clearwater's Capitol Theatre during an acoustic set filled with hits like "Love Is A Battlefield" and…

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Photos of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo soft-rocking Clearwater's Capitol Theatre
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Remembering the legendary Kapok Tree Inn, Florida's most insane restaurant

During it's heyday, from the 60s through the 80s, the Kapok Tree Inn in Clearwater was one of the most over-the-top restaurants…

By CL Staff

The Florida room at the Kapok Tree Inn.
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Photos of Leon Bridges and Jess Glynne at Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater

Soul and R&B star Leon Bridges brought his new album Good Thing (plus reimagined cuts from his 2015 debut Coming Home) to Clearwater's Ruth…

By CL Staff

Photos of Leon Bridges and Jess Glynne at Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater
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These vintage photos show how much Clearwater has changed in the last 100 years

Even before Dr. Beach's annual rankings, the Church of Scientology, and even the railroad, Clearwater has pretty much always been a major…

By CL Staff

Beauty contest winners - Clearwater Beach, Florida, 1930.
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Everything we saw at Clearwater's Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Clearwater's annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival was in full swing this weekend, and we send Chris over to the beach to…

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Everything we saw at Clearwater's Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
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21 beach bars in Tampa Bay you should be drinking at this weekend

Tampa Bay has plenty of great beaches, but a seasoned beachgoer always picks a patch of sand close to a watering hole.…

By CL Staff

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill  
    7 Rockaway St., Clearwater, 727-446-4844
    Sip on Frenchy’s famous She Crab soup with a beautiful sunset view in the heart of Clearwater.
    
    Photo via Frenchies/Facebook
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