Lido Shuffle
Dec11

Lido Shuffle

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I’ve been to Lido Key Beach, located in Sarasota, Florida, so I can confirm when guest author James Greer calls it “Paradise,” that’s not hyperbole. Of course, I’ve never been driven there by an Uber driver who spent time in the Galapagos but that’s just a small part of what makes Jim’s story so memorable. To Jim’s youngest daughter – I hope you enjoy this story as much as we did and read it dozens of times a day. You know … because...

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Three Minutes With the Owners of the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant in St. Pete Beach
May10

Three Minutes With the Owners of the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant in St. Pete Beach

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During our vacation in St. Pete Beach a few years ago, I knew I had found paradise when we drove into the Pass-A-Grille neighborhood. It was evident that while this was a part of St. Pete Beach, the area had a different vibe than you would find on the beaches to the north. The pace seemed slower, the inhabitants a little more laid back and and the palm trees were more prevalent. We were able to enjoy dinner at the Hurricane Seafood...

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Four Minutes at Caddy’s on the Beach
May12

Four Minutes at Caddy’s on the Beach

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I haven’t been able to make it back down to St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island in Florida to check out the “new” Caddy’s on the Beach beach bar but luckily for me, I don’t have to. In this video from YouTuber “TidyislandCPA,” the videographer takes us on an extensive tour of the beach bar. Included among the highlights are glimpses of the outdoor beach bar stand and an “unveiling” of his corned beef sandwich. With an exclamation of...

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Instagram Monday – Paying a Visit to the Beach Bars of St. Pete Beach
Nov02

Instagram Monday – Paying a Visit to the Beach Bars of St. Pete Beach

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St. Pete Beach, located on the Gulf coast of Florida, is popular for its beaches and sunsets but in my world, it comes down to the beach bars. So when a fellow beach bar bum hits the beaches of St. Pete Beach and is kind enough to take me along on a virtual ride, I feel a moral obligation to share it with everyone. Or at least the few amount of people who read this blog. A special thanks to Celeste Dickson, the person who took these...

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New Name and Details Released for the Former Hogan’s Beach
Oct28

New Name and Details Released for the Former Hogan’s Beach

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Well that didn’t take long. As quickly as Hulk Hogan disappeared from the public consciousness, the former bar has moved on with a new name and concept, according to its new owners, the Oxford Capital Group. According to this press release from PR Newswire, the beachfront bar and restaurant will be renamed “Beach Bar | Restaurant” and will take on a “contemporary and casual concept serving fresh seafood, local ingredients...

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Say Goodbye to Tampa Bay’s Hogan’s Beach Bar While You Can
Oct22

Say Goodbye to Tampa Bay’s Hogan’s Beach Bar While You Can

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After finding out last week that Hogan’s Beach, a beachfront bar located at the Best Western Bay Harbor in the Rocky Point region of Tampa Bay, was going to be rebranded and renamed, the Tampa Tribune reported this week that the Best Western had been sold for a cool $34.5 million. The intent from the new owners is still to rebrand and rename Hogan’s Beach. I don’t think there was any gray area when it came to Hogan’s Beach – people...

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