Ever been wobbly at WOB? In dire need of food—a Triscuit, anything? The fast-growing craft beer chain World of Beer has resisted serving food since launching in Westchase in 2007. That is about to change. New CEO Paul Avery, who left his job as second in command at OSI Restaurant
When you chomp into the thick sandwich on artisan bread during a restaurant lunch, do you ever feel a little guilty about the multitudes of people who would be glad to have a pack of saltines? Me neither. But I’ve discovered a way to eat a gourmet sandwich
Wife Bonnie game me that subtly imploring look, or maybe I just imagined it. She had not been able to scare up a woman friend to go to Les Miserables, but was determined to see it at a Sunday matinee. “Um, maybe I could go, and write about one
Art Festival Beth-El at Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg — What started 40 years ago as a small, local event has grown into one of the most prominent arts festivals in Florida. Art Festival Beth-El is an invitational, judged, indoor exhibit and sale of original artwork—painting, photography, mixed media, glass,
Author Dennis Lehane and his Boston homeboy Ben Affleck are teaming up again, this time for a film version of Lehane’s most recent novel, Live By Night. Affleck made his first major splash as a director by adapting Lehane’s novel Gone Baby Gone for the screen in 2007.
I’ve lost my frown. Not that I miss it. Well, a little. A couple of days after Dr. Seth Forman and Physician’s Assistant Lacey Mouser performed a combination Botox/Juvéderm treatment on the furrows between my brows, I surrendered my ability to express my deep displeasure with a glower.
Sometimes it’s right under your nose. While shoppers buzz around stores and throngs chow down at Bay Street, the best eating is within easy striking distance of anyone at or near International Plaza. That would be Pelagia Trattoria on the lobby level of the Renaissance Tampa Hotel. Zagat
Did you know that pirates called their loot “swag”? Aye, they did Matey, and I have found the perfect local shops around the Bay for ye to have yer own swag. I am all about the accessories— Saturday won’t be any different. Aside from the rum, it’s
Blast Friday w/Candlebox in downtown Clearwater — This is more or less Clearwater’s answer to St. Petersburg’s First Friday. Candlebox rode the second wave of the post-grunge movement. The Seattle band peaked in ’94-’95 with the hits “You,” “Far Behind” and “Simple Lessons. Blast Friday is a family-friendly
It is, without question, an ambitious plan. Tom Nestor—a long-standing fixture on the Tampa Bay music scene as a musician, concert promoter, altruist and big thinker—has a project underway to transform the vacant YMCA building in downtown St. Petersburg into a multi-faceted music mecca that includes a 2,000-capacity