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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Local photographer's social distance photo essay 'I Miss Us' is a love letter to St. Petersburg

Sandra Döhnert Bourne’s byline is usually on a CL gallery of concert photos, but like so many of us, the St. Petersburg…

By CL Staff

Marina Williams
    Owner, ArtPool
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24 scenic drives around Tampa Bay, everyone should explore

Odds are you've probably heard the saying "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey." Well, since the price of gas…

By CL Staff

Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway
    The three-mile segment of Gulf Drive stops just before Anna Maria Island. Along the drive, you’ll see some beautiful beaches and a community that’s dripping in Old Florida vibes. 
    
    Photo via Bill Serne for Visit Florida
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25 Tampa Bay things we miss from the ‘before time’

You guys remember the “before time,” right? You know, before a worldwide pandemic made trips to the grocery store a life or…

By CL Staff

Holding down a table like a psycho for your friends at Sparkman Wharf 
    When there wasn’t a pandemic going on, the outdoor food park used to be slammed. So you can imagine what it was like trying to find a spot to sit. Now we’re left to just keeping our cats off our keyboards. 
    
    Photo via Sparkman Wharf/Instagram
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25 people who are only famous in Tampa Bay

A lot of these names we've all grown up with. We know them from television, radio and sometimes from a massive billboard.…

By CL Staff

The Hatchetmen
    Back in the ‘80s, Bay City Cabinets commercials featured the three “hatchetmen” shouting about deals, waving their hands over their knees and laughing in unison. Although decades have passed since the company aired their first commercial, a brief advertisement from Bay City Cabinets that was posted on Facebookroughly a year ago shows the hatchetmen know not to mess with success.
    
    Photo via YouTube
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A rare waterfront octagon house is now for sale in St. Petersburg

Sometimes a four-sided home just isn't enough, and if  you're looking for the most challenging space to place a couch, then look…

By CL Staff

A rare waterfront octagon house is now for sale in St. Petersburg
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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…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at the Green Bench Zwanze Day after party in St. Pete
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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…

By CL Staff

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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Everyone we saw at the 2019 St. Pete Pride parade

The final count has yet to come in, but organizers say at least 200,000 people descended on St. Petersburg for last weekend's…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at the 2019 St. Pete Pride parade
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Everything we saw at the 2019 Ink Mania tattoo expo in St. Pete

Local and international award-winning tattoo artists converged this weekend at the Ink Mania Expo at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. Here's all…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw at the 2019 Ink Mania tattoo expo in St. Pete
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Remembering St. Pete's Webb's City, the 'World's Most Unusual Drug Store'

Billed as the "World's Most Unusual Drug Store," Webb's City opened to the public in 1925 by James Earl "Doc" Webb as…

By CL Staff

View of Webb's City and business section - Saint Petersburg, Florida, 1973
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The best things to do this week in Tampa Bay (Mar. 27-Apr. 2)

The big events in Tampa are Tampa Pride and the Cuban Sandwich festival. Over in St. Pete, it's all about the glass…

By CL Staff

Tampa Pride ParadeAlong 7th Ave. in YborSat., Mar. 30, 12-3 p.m.
    Photo via the Facebook event page
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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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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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Tampa Bay events and things to do Feb. 20-26

Here's our list of the Tampa Bay events and things to do February 20-26. Spring training is here! Go watch some baseball,…

By CL Staff

Watch the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2019 spring training opener at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.Sat. Feb. 23, 1:05 p.m.
    Photo via U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Kapica [Public domain]
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Here are all the photos from HighBall 2019 at St. Petersburg's Nova 535

Who makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay? You decided at our 3rd annual craft cocktail competition, HighBall 2019! HighBall showcased 20 craft…

By CL Staff

Here are all the photos from HighBall 2019 at St. Petersburg's Nova 535
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Here are all the photos from Brunched 2018 at St. Pete Shuffleboard Club

We celebrated out favorite meal of the day on Saturday, December 1st at St. Pete Shuffleboard Club! Attendees savored in a unique opportunity…

By CL Staff

Here are all the photos from Brunched 2018 at St. Pete Shuffleboard Club
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Here are all the photos from Whiskey Business 2018 at St. Pete's Nova 535

We followed our hearts and it led to whiskey! On Thursday, November 8th, we gathered the best whiskey, scotch, and bourbon offerings we…

By CL Staff

Here are all the photos from Whiskey Business 2018 at St. Pete's Nova 535
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Restaurant review: Bowl-o-rama at Pin Wok & Bowl

Pin Wok & Bowl 4 out of 5 stars 445 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Appetizers: $4-$13; entrees: $9-$32; desserts: $4.50-$8; wines by…

Pin Wok & Bowl's spicy tom yum noodle soup, featuring rice noodle, chicken, crushed peanut, lime juice, onion, mushroom, bell pepper, basil, fried wonton, boiled egg, and hot-and-sour broth.
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