Official Tampa/St Petersburg Thread - Champa Bay

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  1. 941Gator

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    I’m the only voice of reason in a group text of 12.
     
  2. MJH

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    My buddy has a place near Harbor Island, probably going to hang out around Jackson’s, American Social to watch the invasion and avoid the parade itself.
     
  3. JGator1

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    Friends house a few blocks away from bayshore then walking to the parade, we'll see how it goes. Just hope the wind isn't too bad but not looking great.
     
  4. Tarpon Nole

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    Haven’t been to the parade in 8 years. Feels good to make it 9 tomorrow

    now the after parties I’m in for
     
  5. War Grundle

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    Going to Legoland for my sons birthday. My Gasparilla days ended about 10 years ago. Had a blast in my twenties/early thirties but since I don’t live down there now it’s kind of a hassle.
     
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  6. JGator1

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    If the gusts end up as bad as projected wouldn't surprise me to see a few smaller boats get sunk, stay safe.
     
  7. SmoochieWallace

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    I’ll be there. Expecting to freeze.
     
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  8. Lawnole23

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    City told boaters to not go out and watch from land.
     
  9. RJF-GUMP

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    Small craft advisory in Tampa
    GMZ830-291715-
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    538 AM EST Sat Jan 29 2022

    SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


    TODAY
    Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to around
    20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Bay and inland waters
    rough.
     
  10. Tarpon Nole

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    they changed the route of the invasion to try and stop them as well
     
  11. 941Gator

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    It’s worked out, but we also have a giant boat with a cabin…
     
  12. Hank Scorpio

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    nice humble brag about your boat size.
     
  13. SmoochieWallace

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    It wasn’t that cold.
     
  14. Fancy

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    Hello. Favorite quick lunch spots in downtown? Staying near the Riverwalk. Tysm
     
  15. SmoochieWallace

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    For a quick bite:
    Spain
    Moxie's
    Vale
    Poppo's

    Sit down:
    Urban Cantina
    Yeoman's
    Hattricks
    Malio's
     
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  16. Tarpon Nole

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    Hattricks for wings and beer

    take streetcar (free) to sparkman wharf
     
  17. Fancy

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    Thanks my dewds
     
  18. Boo MFer!

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    God, I miss Hattricks.
     
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  19. Lawnole23

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    My kid wanted wings a few months ago so I took him there. First time I realized how expensive chicken wings are now. It was like $20 for 8 wings.
     
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  20. Boo MFer!

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    They’ve definitely gone up. Local place in Jax though just made a big deal about the cost of wings coming down and actually lowered their price. It’s not as low as it once was, but I thought that was pretty cool.
     
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  21. War Grundle

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    I always liked Spain when I worked downtown.
     
  22. Boo MFer!

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    That’s a hell of a commute.
     
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  23. Hank Scorpio

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    I feel like Hattricks is a bit more expensive than similar types of places, but yeah, wing prices have definitely gone up everywhere.
     
  24. Tarpon Nole

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    they used to have a great happy hour which was basically all night
     
  25. JGator1

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    That's some scary stuff, glad she's okay. Used to go to the fair every year back in the day.

     
  26. War Grundle

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    Some of those rides I look at and I look at the Joe Dirt guy running it and I just keep walking.
     
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  27. CUgator

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    It’s starting to rain leaves again in my backyard from my massive oak. Fuck.
     
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  28. Hank Scorpio

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    the pollen is just destroying my son with his allergies right now. Miss one dose of Zyrtec and it looks like he lost a fight with how bad his eyes swell. poor guy :(
     
  29. War Grundle

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    Poor guy. Yeah, my wife has been struggling with the pollen.
     
  30. Lawnole23

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    My yard guy came on Monday and got all the leaves up in the back area that has concrete. You can't even see the concrete a week later.

    I hate this time of the year. Getting them off the top of my shed and lanai is just a pain in the ass.
     
  31. Hank Scorpio

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    RJF-GUMP you guys ever book anything for the bachelor party?
     
  32. RJF-GUMP

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    So it's a destination wedding in Jamaica. So after doing all that research there was a bunch of blow back about having a destination wedding and the cost of a Tampa trip where everyone would be flying so we're doing Orange Beach Alabama instead which is in driving distance and a lot cheaper (although we've collectively done the some ole OBA bach trip like 10 times already). It has been such a cluster. And I'm the one planning/coordinating everything :facepalm: I do appreciate all of yalls input and it has opened my eyes to Tampa as a destination. So I still don't think it was a waste of time. I'd still like to visit.
     
  33. DuffandMuff

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    Alabama has the best beaches in the country anyways.
     
  34. Bruce Bowen

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    After only being open 11am - 2PM daily they closed a couple weeks ago due to staffing issues.
     
  35. RJF-GUMP

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    In terms of powder white sand and emerald green water, the emerald coast is definitely the best in the country. The Destin/30A area is hard to beat.
     
  36. SmoochieWallace

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    That's a bummer.
     
  37. MJH

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    My car gets buried by leaves and pollen since my spot for my townhouse is right next to an oak tree. I’m parking in guest spots so my car doesn’t look like it needs to be washed every day.
     
  38. Lawnole23

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    Give it a month and it will still look like it needs to be washed everyday.
     
  39. JGator1

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    Why did the random cold snap have to be over a weekend? The pollen is just brutal.
     
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  40. Hank Scorpio

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    I think St Paddy's /next weekend is supposed to be incredible weather.
     
  41. War Grundle

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    Today is beautiful.
     
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  42. War Grundle

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    It was a beautiful weekend.
     
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  43. Reebok

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    Any suggestions for a nice dinner and a lunch option (leaning oysters and beer) if we’re between Indian Rocks and St. Pete Beach? This would be for then Mrs and I while we have a parental coverage so aiming to stay close to shore, but also interested in any Tampa spots too for the fam as we’re driving in.
     
  44. Tarpon Nole

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    conch republic is pretty good in redington. Although I haven’t been since before Covid. They had a great happy hour

    salt rock is good

    take the lady to mahuffer’s iyam
     
  45. Wee Bey

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    For oysters:
    Sea Dog
    PJs Oyster Bar
    Sea Hags
    In that order, Sea Dog has best atmosphere

    Nice Dinner:
    Pearl
    Sola Bistro
     
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  46. Tarpon Nole

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    You can add sea breeze to the first part of the list. They’re all basically the same thing
     
  47. ElectricDreamMachine

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    hello, florida folk - am visiting a pal in st. petersburg this weekend and while he's been there for about eight months or so and is p good about getting out and about, would also welcome any recs on bars or restaurants or whatever else. much appreciated! for context, i am staying in what google tells me is "historic kenwood"
     
  48. Tarpon Nole

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    what do you like to do? Breweries, nice dinner, dives ? Pack the gold bond cause it’s hot and muggy as shit rn
     
  49. Lawnole23

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    Saturday was awful. The air was just stagnant. Thought ohhhh it's cloudy it will be nice. Nope.
     
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