Florida State Fair's new food lineup is here, who's ready for Donut Hot Dogs?

The Florida State Fair is nearly two weeks away and the highly-anticipated menu has officially debuted. Outside of the trademark deep-fried Oreos…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Donut Dog         
"A homemade long John Donut, fresh grilled all beef Hotdog, applewood bacon and drizzled with icing on top."    
Where to find it: DeAnna's Diner
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A fully-functional organic dairy farm is now for sale in Tampa Bay

If you're sick of getting gouged by Big Yogurt and don't mind waking up at the crack of dawn to milk a…

By Colin Wolf

A fully-functional organic dairy farm is now for sale in Tampa Bay
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Florida's haunted 'My Girl' house is back on the market for $500K

A spooky old house featured in the 1991 film "My Girl" is once again back on the market. Located at 555 E.…

By Colin Wolf

Florida's haunted 'My Girl' house is back on the market for $500K
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25 lounges, speakeasies and hidden bars in Tampa Bay, and how to find them all

From speakeasies where a password is always required, to laundromats that are actually great watering holes, and no-frills lounges that are way…

By Sofía García Vargas

Dirty Laundry
1742 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-493-0040
You better pick up the phone when it rings in this ordinary-looking laundromat. A voice will tell you a code to punch into the washing machine, unveiling a vibrant indoor space and a relaxing outdoor patio.
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Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner sells South Tampa mansion for $5.7 million

The house that Jai Alai built is no longer on the market. According to property records, the South Tampa home of Tampa…

By CL Staff

Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner slashes $1 million from asking price of South Tampa mansion
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Everything to see and eat during Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

[image-4] Busch Gardens brought Big Easy cuisine and entertainment to Tampa a little early with Mardi Gras. But the beads and bites…

By Chelsea Zukowski

Beignets NOLA Creamery and Sweet Beignets both right next to the Garden Gate Café, is where to get sweet fried doughnuts that are a must at any Mardi Gras festival, and the options at Busch Gardens include traditional with powdered sugar, ones topped with Woodford Reserve bourbon chocolate drizzle and banana’s foster beignets. The Busch Gardens beignets also stand out for their flaky, croissant-like texture.
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Photos: Leon Bridges and the The Royal Philharmonic in Orlando

Despite visiting Tampa Bay on his last two tours, Texas soul songwriter Leon Bridges took a pass this time and instead brought…

By Phil DeSimone

Photos: Leon Bridges and the The Royal Philharmonic in Orlando
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Residents at Tampa apartments fight eviction and say black mold is just part of poor living conditions

[image-19] Tenants at Holly Court Apartments in North Tampa protested an ongoing mass eviction and made demands for serious infrastructure issues to…

By Dave Decker, Justin Garcia

Residents at Tampa’s Holly Court apartments fight eviction at protest, and say that black mold is just part of poor living conditions
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MLK Day Parade: Photographer Tre Butler shows us the beauty of south St. Pete's 'Dream Street'

Tre Butler was born-and-raised on the southside of St. Petersburg. And on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 9th Street was the only…

By Tre 'Junior' Butler

MLK Day Parade: Photographer Tre Butler shows us the beauty of south St. Pete's 'Dream Street'
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A massive Florida compound, owned by the Waldrep Dairy family, is now going to auction

[image-9] A giant estate owned by one of Florida's prominent dairy families is now going to auction in Ocala. Located at 3707…

By Colin Wolf

This 200-acre Florida compound, owned by the Waldrep Dairy family, is now going to auction
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Tampa's infamous Bilzerian mansion is now on the market for $6 million

The former childhood home of Dan Bilzerian, a professional poker player and so-called "King of Instagram," is now on the market in…

By Colin Wolf

The former Tampa mansion of Dan Bilzerian is now on the market for $6 million
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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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