All of the Tampa Bay Lightning fans we saw still shouting 'Go Bolts' after losing the Stanley Cup Final

[image-106]It happened. After winning the last two, the Tampa Bay Lightning actually lost a Stanley Cup final. The Colorado Avalanche’s Game 6…

By Ray Roa

All of the Tampa Bay Lightning fans we saw still shouting 'Go Bolts' after losing the Stanley Cup Final
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Photos: Abortion rights activists raise nearly $9,000 at vagina-forward Tampa Shuffle

Last Saturday's Friends 4 Reproductive Rights concert and fundraiser was set well before last week's harrowing, yet unexpected, overturning of Roe v.…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Abortion rights activists raise nearly $9,000 at vagina-forward Tampa Shuffle
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Everyone we saw at St. Pete's 2022 Pride Parade

After two years off due to the pandemic, crowds returned to downtown St. Petersburg for the 20th Anniversary Pride Parade on Saturday…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at St. Pete's 2022 Pride Parade
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Former Tampa Bay Lightning star Ruslan Fedotenko is selling his South Tampa mansion

Ruslan Fedotenko, who helped give the Tampa Bay Lightning its first Stanley Cup, is now selling his luxury mansion in South Tampa's…

By CL Staff

Former Tampa Bay Lightning star Ruslan Fedotenko is selling his South Tampa mansion
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Everyone we saw when Pussy Riot and Todrick Hall rocked St Pete Pride last weekend

Even before SCOTUS' dismantling of Roe v Wade, last weekend's St Pete Pride concert by Pussy Riot and Todrick Hall was already…

By Ray Roa

Everyone we saw when Pussy Riot and Todrick Hall rocked St Pete Pride last weekend
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Photos: More protesters rally in St. Pete on Sunday in wake of SCOTUS' overturning of Roe v Wade

Building on the energy of protests organized on Friday and as part of St. Petersburg's Saturday Pride festivities, activists stayed on the…

By Ray Roa

More protesters took to St. Pete on Sunday in wake of SCOTUS' overturning of Roe v Wade
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Photos: Abortion advocates rally in St. Pete following SCOTUS ruling

On Friday evening, local abortion advocates gathered in St. Petersburg following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the…

By Molly Ryan

Photos: Abortion advocates rally in St. Pete following SCOTUS ruling
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The 'Gargoyle House,' a historic St. Pete home designed by Vinoy architect Henry L. Taylor, is now for sale

An historic home built for one of St. Pete's "Founding Mothers" is now for sale in the Old Northeast neighborhood. Located at…

By Colin Wolf

The 'Gargoyle House,' an historic St. Pete home designed by Vinoy architect Henry L. Taylor, is now for sale
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Every thunderstruck fan we saw during the Tampa Bay Lightning's Game 4 loss at Amalie Arena

It's safe to say that all of Bolts Nation is thunderstruck today. And while Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper probably…

By Ray Roa

Every thunderstruck fan we saw during the Tampa Bay Lightning's Game 4 loss at Amalie Arena
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Hillsborough pet shelter is at 500% capacity, here are a few of the adoptable pets looking for homes right now

For the past week, Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center has been overrun with adoptable cats and dogs. According to a press release,…

By CL Staff

Hillsborough pet shelter is at 500% capacity, here are a few of the adoptable pets looking for homes right now
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Backstreet was back in Tampa, and here are the photos

Alright, Backstreet was back. So we went to grab a few shots of Nick, Howie, Kevin, Brian and A.J. at the old…

By Ray Roa

Backstreet Boys
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Tampa Bay's best places to eat, according to Yelp's 'Top 100 Florida Restaurants' of 2022

Yelp released its "Top 100 Florida Restaurants 2022" list and a handful of Tampa Bay food spots made the final cut, including highly-ranked…

By Max Steele

Uptown Eats
689-D Dr Martin Luther King Jr St. N, St. Petersburg, 727-810-3287
”They have a large variety of pastries and baked goods. I ordered a cappuccino and it was really really good. As for the food, I had a berry scone and then I also purchased the yogurt with granola, fresh fruit and coconut flakes. Delicious and nutritious!” - Noaa B.
Photo via Uptown Eats/Facebook
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Photos of UK pop legend Joe Jackson steppin' out at Tampa Theatre

Joe Jackson's two-hour, non-stop career retrospective stopped into Tampa Theatre on Tuesday night and found the U.K. legend fully steppin' out on…

By Ray Roa

Photos of UK pop legend Joe Jackson steppin' out at Tampa Theatre
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All the rain-soaked fans we saw powering the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Game 3 Stanley Cup Final win

After last weekend's historic Game 2 loss, the Tampa Bay Lightning headed home looking for a jolt. Fans—soaked by rain ahead of…

By Ray Roa

All the rain-soaked fans we saw powering the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Game 3 Stanley Cup Final win
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A St. Pete midcentury home designed by famed architect William B. Harvard is now for sale

The legacy of late Tampa Bay architect William B. Harvard Sr includes notable local buildings like the now demolished Inverted Pyramid Pier…

By CL Staff

A St. Pete mid-century home designed by famed architect William B. Harvard is now for sale
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Photos of Def Leppard pouring sugar, and rain, on fans at Orlando's Camping World Stadium

Last night in Orlando, Def Leppard poured some sugar on its fans while mother nature did her thing and left Camping World…

By Ray Roa

Poison
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Photos of REO Speedwagon, Styx and Loverboy in Tampa last weekend

Last Saturday's concert at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre was a classic rock megabill, but at least one of the bands was…

By Ray Roa

REO Speedwagon
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Photos: Too Many Daves plays rare set at Tampa's American Legion in Seminole Heights

Too Many Daves (TMD) dialed the clock back on Friday night when it returned to the stage for a very DIY punk-rock…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Too Many Daves plays rare set at Tampa's American Legion in Seminole Heights
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Photos of sexy Australian Keith Urban kicking off his world tour in Tampa

Keith Urban, a perennial presence on sexy lists across a breadth of publications, invited fans to not only gawk at him, but…

By Ray Roa

Photos of sexy Australian Keith Urban kicking off his world tour in Tampa
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20 low-key springs and beaches within driving distance of Tampa Bay

For Florida natives, it's easy to become disenchanted when you go to your favorite beach or spring and have no luck finding…

By Molly Ryan

 Juniper Springs Recreation Area 
    Estimated drive time from Tampa: 2 hours and 20 minutes 
    Juniper Springs is home to hundreds of bubbling springs, making its water crystal clear and perfect for a dip on a hot day. Located near Ocala, the site offers spots to swim, hike, camp, picnic, kayak and more. Surrounded by a dense canopy of live oaks, the shade at Juniper Springs makes it worth the trip on its own. Parking is free with the purchase of tickets, which are $8 on weekdays and $11 on weekends. 
   Photos via fs.usda.gov
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20 essential suburban restaurants in Tampa Bay you should've tried by now

These spots aren't located in the heart of the city, but they still have our heart. Along with subdivisions, Tampa Bay's suburbs…

By Max Steele

Babushka’s
12639 N 56th St., Temple Terrace, 813-515-7415
Babushka means grandmother, who’s also usually the best person at cooking in your family. Serving traditional Russian and Eastern European cuisine in an underrepresented Tampa Bay, Babushka’s menu is full of foods that look really good but are hard to pronounce. From brunch foods like oladi pancakes and hachapuri breakfast pie to dinner specialities like golubtsy cabbage rolls and lamb plov, there's so many unique dishes that will be hard to find anywhere else in Florida. A new South Tampa location has that SoHo shine, but the OG in Temple Terrace is where it’s at.
Photo via Babushka’s - Temple Terrace/Google
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Everyone we saw during Meet the Chefs 2022 at The Orlo in South Tampa

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's annual celebration of the Tampa Bay culinary scene returned this week when celebrated local chefs took to South…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw during Meet the Chefs 2022 at The Orlo in South Tampa
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Photos: Coldplay dazzles Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on 'Music of the Spheres' tour

[image-21]Wrapping up the U.S. leg of its worldwide Music of the Spheres tour, Coldplay drew thousands of fans to Tampa’s Raymond James…

By Jelinna-Marie Z. Rances

Photos: Coldplay dazzles Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on 'Music of the Spheres' tour
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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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Photos of Tampa emo band Pohgoh and Kerry Courtney playing Microgroove

Pohgoh has a new record coming out this fall on Spartan records, and to warm up, the old-school Tampa emo band took…

By Ray Roa

Photos of Tampa emo band Pohgoh and Kerry Courtney playing Microgroove
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Photos from Saturday's March For Our Lives march in St. Petersburg

On Saturday, Tampa Bay joined hundreds of other cities across the country to say that thoughts are no longer enough in the…

By Ray Roa

Photos from Saturday's March For Our Lives protest and march in St. Petersburg
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In effortless Tampa set, Tears for Fears proves it's not ready to be a nostalgia act

[image-22] Without forcibly trying, British band Tears For Fears significantly proved that it is not a nostalgia act during its Friday night…

By Gabe Echazabal

Tears for Fears plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on June 10, 2022.
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The best places to eat and drink outdoors in Tampa Bay right now

In Florida, it's almost always a good time to be outside. So it makes sense that Tampa Bay would be come to…

By Molly Ryan

Ulele  

1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, 813-999-4952
With the looks over the Hillsborough River and Tampa’s skyline in the distance to the south, Ulele is the place to be at sunset. With an outdoor bar that hosts a list of thoughtfully-curated cocktails, beer and frosé, Ulele’s grassy landscape has fun for the whole family with direct access to the Riverwalk and lawn games like cornhole. Ulele was also listed as a "recommended" restaurant in the new Florida Michelin Guide.
Photo via Photo via Ulele/Google
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Photos of St. Pete peace-punk collective Work Stress playing If I Brewed the World

"Your white supremacy will challenge compassion, and it will never prevail."That's just part of the message St. Petersburg DIY punk collective Work…

By Ray Roa

Photos of St. Pete peace-punk collective Work Stress playing If I Brewed the World
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20 of the best Tampa Bay beaches you have to visit to call yourself a local

Summer is here, and while these beaches stay hot year round, it's time to kick back and stick your toes into the…

By Max Steele

Caladesi Island State Park
    Pinellas County
    Ranked No. 2 on Dr. Beach’s 2022 nationwide list, this offshore island can only be accessed via boat or ferry, a large reason as to why the getaway spot remains peaceful and pristine. The state park features a bayside marina for docking, hiking trails, fishing docks, picnic tables, restrooms, showers and cafe. Pets must be leashed in the park and are not allowed on the beach or ferry. No alcohol permitted.
    Photo via Florida State Parks/website
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