Official Tampa/St Petersburg Thread - Champa Bay

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  1. Boo MFer!

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    Do none of you people own a smartphone?
     
  2. SmoochieWallace

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    Merrymakers :beerchug:
     
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  3. Tarpon Nole

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    I was not being serious :beerchug:
     
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  4. Lawnole23

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    Nothing like the smell of 50 cigarettes at midnight.
     
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  5. War Grundle

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    St Pete is easier to navigate street wise especially if you are new to each place.
     
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  6. War Grundle

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    That’s the smell of desire my lady.
     
  7. Lawnole23

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    I have several friends that are members there that solely go for the stone crab event.
     
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  8. Boo MFer!

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    Come for the crabs, leave with ‘em too.
     
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  9. War Grundle

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    I’ve had many board meetings there.
     
  10. SmoochieWallace

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    I’ll see you all at Ribfest then.
     
  11. Hank Scorpio

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    Had someone invite me to some kind of sausage festival this weekend at this place called Caliente Club & Resort in Land O'Lakes? Would be cool to have a TMB meat-up there.
     
  12. cal2431

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    Hey friends. Looks like I will have a free day in your beautiful city in two weeks while there for work. Any recommendations on courses while out there? I have played the shittier of the world woods courses and streamsong when in the area.

    Many thanks in advance
     
  13. Hank Scorpio

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    Copperhead
     
  14. Hank Scorpio

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    #2314 Hank Scorpio, Oct 9, 2021
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  15. ANTWONE

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    On Swann, Olivia, Rocca
     
  16. Tarpon Nole

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    Went to Olivia last wknd. Was great. Want to try rocca

    On Swann is one of my favorites

    Hank Scorpio have you been to rooster and the till ?
     
  17. Tarpon Nole

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    Just unloaded the neighborhood pumpkin patch off a semi truck. Nothing says fall like unloading them in 150 degree trailer dying from heat exhaustion
     
  18. Hank Scorpio

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    nope. we typically stick to the Oldsmar/Safety Harbor/Dunedin area when we eat out
     
  19. War Grundle

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    Congrats. Our ten year is in April.

    Im not a fan of On Swann but it’s very popular and a lot of people love it.

    I like Oak & Ola at Armature Works. Rocca is good too.
     
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  20. ANTWONE

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    Hank Scorpio did you try calling Berns? You could always book something else and then set up alerts on your phone through Opentable for Berns so when a table gets released you get a push notification. That’s how I always got my reservations there.
     
  21. War Grundle

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  22. Lawnole23

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    I like CW Gin Joint or Rocca.
     
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  23. beerleagueman

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    been to On Swann and think it is more popular bc the space than the food
     
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  24. War Grundle

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    My wife looked at the menu and wanted to leave so we finished our cocktail and went to Timpano. This was about two years ago.
     
  25. Lawnole23

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    Food is definitely good but it’s not amazing. Just a great spot to hang out.
     
  26. Hank Scorpio

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    I have not. I'll give that a try.

    But at this point I'm leaning towards Black Pearl in Dunedin or The Kitchen in Safety Harbor. Haven't been to the Black Pearl but have heard great things. Just recently had a great experience at Kitchen.
     
  27. Bruce Bowen

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    Hey thread. Just started the process of moving to Tampa. My job is right downtown. So far our #1 desired area is South Tampa. Any opinions, recommendations, etc for a young family with kids? Trying not to be too far from downtown, not a fan of a long commute within 20 minutes would be ideal.
     
  28. Boo MFer!

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    If you don’t want to be longer than 20 minutes, South Tampa is your only option.
     
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  29. Bruce Bowen

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    Thanks Boo. Where do you live so I can make sure to stay far away. :awesomeface:
     
  30. Tarpon Nole

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    What exactly are you looking for besides the commute time? There are other areas that you can do downtown, even in rush hour in about that time
     
  31. Bruce Bowen

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    I'd say other top two priorities are just not being in a shithole area and having at least a decent elementary school. I hope to live in this house for some time but currently wife and Is record in one spot is 3 years so who the hell knows.
     
  32. Lawnole23

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    If you want to be close to downtown, in a non-shit hole with good public schools then South Tampa is your only real option.

    My MIL is a really good real estate agent if you need one. She'll give you a discount if you say you know me. PM me if you want her info. She's been the real estate agent for probably a dozen lawyers in my office.
     
  33. Bruce Bowen

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    Appreciate it, using SIL. And thanks for confirming what research and others have told us. Seems to be the best spot for what we want.
     
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  34. Lawnole23

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    South of Kennedy and north of Gandy.
     
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  35. Hank Scorpio

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    If you're able to send your kids to private or a countywide magnet, Seminole Heights could be another option. It's been years since that whole serial killer thing, so you're good!
     
  36. SmoochieWallace

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    Davis Island also checks those boxes.
     
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  37. Boo MFer!

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    I moved away from Tampa two years ago, you jerk!

    But if you’re willing to drive 45 minutes, you won’t find a better family-friendly location than Westchase.
     
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  38. Tarpon Nole

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    Timpano is reopened now
     
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  39. War Grundle

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  40. CUgator

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    I’m hearing rumors that it may stop raining at some point
     
  41. Tarpon Nole

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    it’s pouring rn
     
  42. War Grundle

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    Pretty sure Tball will be canceled tomorrow.
     
  43. Hank Scorpio

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    That's what the fake news media wants you to believe.
     
  44. JGator1

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    Most convenient Publix is closing for a year for renovations

    there are 2 other ones a mile away, those cash cows are everywhere
     
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  45. Poetic

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    Every time we move and start going to a new Publix "oh, this might be the best Publix yet". Every time.
     
  46. Tarpon Nole

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    Our Publix is pretty much the size of a CVS but we hardly go to Publix anymore outside of pub subs or needing something here or there

    went to the new sprouts in Tampa heights last weekend. Pretty pumped they are so close now
     
  47. bturns

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    Anyone going to the Straz Center on Monday to watch Neil Degrasse Tyson?
     
  48. Hank Scorpio

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    watch him do what?
     
  49. bturns

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    just doing one of his “talks” about the univers and stuff. May have an extra ticket…
     
  50. Gunners

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    Had one of the better ribeyes I've ever had tonight at Parkshore Grill. Did not love picking up the tab for my whole family but lovely dinner.
     
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