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dR PUBLISHER’S LETTER Dear Reader, With our mild Winter weather this year, it’s time to find some fun things to do in and around town. This issue is full of ideas in our events calendar, and throughout the following pages. First, you’ll want to read the dR FEATURE on our inaugural duPont REGISTRYTM Cars & Coffee at Innisbrook Resort. The three-page editorial doesn’t give us enough room to display the photos of all the great cars that participated. We’ve given you a good representation, though. Read all about it on pages 82–84, and mark your calendars for the second annual show on November 17, 2012. Of course, we invite you to join us every third Saturday of the month from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at our headquarters for our regular monthly duPont REGISTRYTM Cars & Coffee. There are several editorial pieces in this issue that will aid in your selections for dining. dR DISH features Frenchy’s restaurants on Clearwater Beach. These locations are favorites for the locals and visitors alike. You won’t want to miss Frenchy’s Seafood Gumbo recipe on page 76. In dR CULINARY MASTERS, we feature the Tampa Club and Chef Joseph Van Bemmel’s mouth-watering recipe for Grouper Monte Carlo. You’ll find a favorite recipe for Red Sangria from Columbia Restaurant in dR WINE, along with some other great suggestions for the best sangria in the area. And, for those trying to eat healthy, dR AROUND THE BAY shares some information on FITLIFE FOODS in Tampa. Another dR FEATURE in this issue highlights The Mahaffey Experience. The Mahaffey Theatre has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation that utilized local vendors and artisans. The venue is now hosting a growing number of paintings and dimensional artwork, including a gallery space showcasing Tampa Bay area artists. Along with these upgraded features, The Mahaffey also includes a diverse array of the world’s best entertainment from The Florida Orchestra to Broadway and ballet, with all different types of music. Making the Grand Entrance is a dR HOME feature this issue. This editorial features entrance doors of all different sizes and styles, from bold and artsy to traditional glass. If you are in need of an upgrade to your home, you’ll want to read these suggestions on pages 38–40. dR AUTO highlights the sleek two-door Cadillac CTS-V. With a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, this car has as much power as it has class. The interior is both luxurious and high tech, and the exterior couples cutting edge styling with traditional elegance. And last, but certainly not least, dR BACK PAGE reports on Pierre-Yves Cousteau’s visit to St Petersburg, and his launch of a nonprofit global platform for marine conservation in the U.S. As you will see, this issue will keep you in the know on everything in the area from dining to art and music to home décor and much, much more Enjoy!

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Reaching New Heights Whether you visit in the winter, spring, summer, or fall, climbing is a popular sport year-round in Banff. Rock climbers easily transition into the winter months with ice climbing. Yes, ice climbing! Guides will equip you with the gear you’ll need to traverse a frozen waterfall. Your blood will be pumping from the exhilaration, and you’ll soon be seeking your next summit. Another year-round sport is hiking. When the snow falls, snow shoeing may be the better way to go, and with plenty of miles of trials, you’ll never be disap-

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lose your eyes and picture a winter wonderland: glistening white snow; magnificent mountain vistas; a brilliant, bright blue sky overhead. When you visit Banff, a small mountainside town in Alberta, Canada, those wintery images from your mind majestically appear before you in all their glory.

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pointed with what you find around the next bend. In fact, you may think you’ve come upon a mirage when you spot an alpine teahouse. Have a seat, relax and fuel up before setting out on the next leg of your adventure. Popular spring and summer outdoor activities in Banff include heli-yoga, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding and bicycling. There’s plenty to keep you busy, whatever time of year you visit! After hours of enjoying the great out36

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you’ll certainly find the right space to suit your needs, from guest rooms with woodland views, to spacious suites overlooking the grandeur of the surrounding mountains. A stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs won’t soon be forgotten. After all, how often can you stay in a castle? Well, a hotel styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, anyway. For more than 100 years, travelers have made their way to Banff for outdoor adventure, healing hot springs, and the sheer pleasure of being surrounded by resplendent, natural beauty. Is it time for you to visit Banff? That’s easy—the harder question to answer is, when will you go?

Ready to visit Banff? Getting there could take some time, but oh, the reward is so great! There are two options flying from Tampa. Major airlines fly into Calgary with a layover along the way. Once in Calgary, Banff is a 90-minute drive west along the TransCanada Highway. If you’d rather fly into Vancouver, you can do that, too. However, you’ll have a full drive’s easy along the TransCanada Highway, through the Coast Mountains and British Columbia—a terrific option if you like the open road.

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Grand Entrance By Gale Steves

In this age of oversized garage doors, the front entry door has taken a back seat. Add value and style with a new front door.


rive down almost any block of beautiful homes, and you will discover that the front door has almost disappeared from view in many neighborhoods. “Nothing adds more welcome than a well-designed door,” notes Neal Fiske of TriplePoint Design-Build in St Petersburg. “It should be elegant and yet not overwhelming.” Mark Leek of DoorPro Entryways in Tampa suggests that the front door is the most important door in the house. “It not only sets the style but should reflect the architecture of the house,” he adds. On how many homes do you see the inappropriate door style—like a Victorian on a ranch house? Ed Bailey of Artistic Doors in Tampa whose custom doors have changed the personality of a house insists that a welldesigned entry door creates curb appeal and sets the tone for the rest of the house. For example, craftsmen style and more contemporary doors make a vast difference when fitted to a similar style

First Impressions A front door should look as good from the inside as it does from the outside. This door opens to allow the breezes in without losing security. Available at TriplePoint Design Build, St Petersburg; 727- 302-9116. 38

Art Fully Put This is an entry door for the fearless and bold but certainly captures everyone's attention. Artistic Doors of Tampa. house. However, a great door is not just about good stylish looks. It should have strength and longevity as well. In 2012, the Florida Building Code will change to include higher wind ratings and this will affect not only windows but exterior doors as well for new and replacement construction. This may be a good time to really look at your own door with better scrutiny. There are new doors that resist the

elements better than older ones. Popular in the high-end luxury homes, wood doors, which has natural warmth and beauty, requires maintenance over its lifetime. A new generation of wood doors now has options to enhance the durability and lifespan in areas where inclement weather can be a factor. The new Simpson WaterBarrier technology is available in over 200 of their wood door designs. “The secret is a one-piece overlay over

the exterior which helps them withstand direct exposure; the result is the beautiful look of real wood on the inside of the door with the protection of WaterBarrier on the exterior,” says Brad Loveless, Marketing Manager for Simpson Door Company. Perhaps, the most important decision is what the door is made of. Beside wood doors, which are generally more traditional in style, high-tech alternatives of fiberglass composite and steel doors 39

have popular design choices. Fiberglass is a smart choice for harsh or humid climates as it is virtually maintenance-free. Many mimic the look of wood and can be stained or painted to match the other outdoor details. Steel doors are the most durable and they do not warp or crack. The new generation of steel door is also the best choice if security is an issue. If you’re considering a glazed entry door, you’ll have many glass options to choose from, including clear, etched, beveled, leaded and many others with ornamental glazing. Low-e window glazing is a popular option but if you are con-

cerned about security; look into laminated glass that is designed to resist break-ins. The fastest growing category in front doors, vented sidelites, offer the ventilation consumers want without the inconvenience and obstruction of storm doors or sliding screens. A new alternative from Therma-Tru for their Fiber-Classic® Oak Collection™ Smooth-Star® Collection now allows you to let in light and fresh air into your home without sacrificing energy efficiency or style. Some homes directly on the water are lucky enough to have two front doors, adds Neal Fiske of TriplePoint. “The front

door on the road is about security and street presence. The water entrance is all glass, although these days the glass may be high impact and laminated.” Not quite ready to make a door change? Lucianna Samu, color expert for Benjamin Moore Paints, suggests that the creative use of color can add life to an old door. And do not just pick one color but three instead. A low contrast door and trim combination can enhance details of a door. Select a color and then step the next colors up or down so the color mixture pulls your eyes beyond the door. Neighbors will think you have a new door. And you will never tell. dR

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s one looks at the geography that defines the West Coast of Florida, arguably Tampa Bay has become an attractive area for people wanting a laid back, yet activity laden lifestyle. Further defining the idyllic: weather,

thirty minute proximity to two major airports, immediate access to two 18hole golf courses, the beaches and fine shopping and dining Belleair truly offers a remarkable living environment. Along these lines of remarkable

features comes this polished panoramic penthouse home atop the double-gated community of Seaside within the Belleair Country Club compound. Forever sweeping Intracoastal views of Clearwater Harbor, Belleview Island,

the Sand Key bridge and skyline are well captured within the stunning interiors that encompass 3,200 square feet. Architecturally reďŹ ned with timeless appointments of hardwood ooring, exquisite mill work, rare marble & granite, custom built-ins, and superior appliances. This exceptional property is offered at $1,389,000 and is listed by Rafal Wazio of Sand Key Realty at 727.424.4629, or For additional information visit dR


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Lakefront Enclave Showcases One-Of-A-Kind Lifestyles Homebuyer Imaginations Running Wild on Shores of Lake Thonotosassa “Only at Stonelake Ranch...” It’s an expression heard often within this unique lakefront luxury community. Quickly becoming known as a place where even the grandest visions of custom country living can come gloriously to life, Stonelake Ranch is a breathtaking showcase of magnificent estate homes set within a majestic Florida landscape. A world away from the crowds, noise and hassles of urban living, yet only 20 minutes from downtown Tampa or Lakeland, the secluded countryside location is

a place where families go to bed each night tucked safely beneath a thick blanket of stars, and the days are filled with the natural pleasures of life in the great wide open.

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At Stonelake Ranch, 685 acres of unspoiled Florida landscape provide sprawling estate-sized homesites ranging from 1.5 to over 14 acres. Strictly reserved for only 160 families, each homesite overlooks endless expanses of open rolling fields,

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towering stands of trees and the sparkling waters of 37-acre Lake Hendry and 880acre Lake Thonotosassa, the largest freshwater lake in Hillsborough County.

music studios, workshops, pool houses, tennis courts, boat docks, even horse stables, each tucked within scenic woodlands or nestled on hillsides that slope gently to the water’s edge. Miles of gently winding roads, equestrian and hiking trails weave the community together. An elegant, lodge-style lakefront clubhouse with wraparound porches and a catering kitchen serves as a popular gathering place for neighbors, friends and families. The clubhouse fitness facility, boat launch and dock enhance an unrivalled combination of natural beauty, gated privacy and freespirited outdoor fun.

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That rare place where wildlife, horses and kids can still run free, Stonelake Ranch has been witness to a legacy of stewardship passed down through the ages. Echoing the footfalls of the Native Americans who first settled the area, the land was held in trust by a family of ranchers for generations, now passing to new stewards with the promise of protecting its profound natural beauty and tranquility. Early Florida Seminoles called the lake “Thonotosassa” meaning “Lake of the Flints” for the tool- and spear-making stones they found here. Today, residents enjoy the untamed pleasures of fishing and boating on one of the region’s largest freshwater lakes. Miles of signature fencelined trails invite residents to stroll, jog, bicycle or ride horses beneath a cooling canopy of ancient trees in a secure, gated enclave imbued with the undeniable spirits of nature, family and community.

The principals responsible for the creation of this remarkable lakefront community are father and son, Charles and Brian Funk, and their partner Jeff Meehan. With over $1 billion in residential real estate developments, this visionary team is responsible for numerous distinguished communities throughout Florida and Connecticut. Successful commercial projects include a full-service destination marina on Tampa Bay and a large office building along scenic Bayshore Boulevard near downtown Tampa.

In keeping with their commitment to providing residents with the opportunity to create homes and lifestyles of extraordinary distinction, the developers have selected six of the region’s premier custom homebuilders to build exclusively within the community, including Alvarez Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Home, Bayfair Homes, Homes by John C. Fowke, John Cannon Homes and Windstar Homes. Exclusive sales representation is provided by a team from Baker Real Estate, an international realty organization renowned for its worldwide connections and Florida expertise. Those curious to explore the opportunity to come craft a custom home and lifestyle within this exclusive residential reserve are encouraged to visit or schedule a personal tour by calling 813-986-0062.


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Offered at $3,200,000 The most spectacular penthouse at the Vinoy with over 1,200 square feet of wraparound terraces affording incredible views of Tampa Bay and downtown St. Petersburg, all the way to the beaches.

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Highest Priced Residential Sale in Tampa Bay History! ‘CASA DE ENCANTO’ - Snell Isle A true Windstar Homes masterpiece on prestigious Brightwaters Boulevard. This grand 7000+ square foot Mediterranean residence is built with the finest products, craftsmanship & technological advances available today. Featuring 5 bedrooms (including luxurious guest casita), 6.5 baths, secured entry courtyard, stunning foyer, a spectacular chefʼs kitchen, 4 fireplaces, low voltage lighting, climate controlled wine room,impact doors/windows, smart house technology, spectacular master suite with waterside balcony & an over-the-top master bath, kidʼs retreat, beamed ceilings, family & formal rooms, impact doors & windows, Spanish tile details, outdoor kitchen, covered waterfront loggia, a sparkling pool & spa, dock, boat lift, double jet ski lift, and protected sailboat depth water with direct access to Tampa Bay! Offered at $3,595,000.

VINOY PLACE TOWNHOME DOWNTOWN ST. PETE A refined & luxe 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath city home with direct views of the Vinoy Basin, Tampa Bay & Dowtown St. Pete. This splendid residence features 3 levels, private whole house elevator, private 2 car garage, a deluxe chefʼs kitchen with new appliances, a gorgeous oversized master suite, covered front lanai, balcony, and large roof top terrace. 24 hour gated security, 2 pools, entertaining rooms, & direct access to the Vinoy Resort. All of this just steps to premier dining, shopping, nightlife, museums, marinas, and waterfront parks. Offered at $1,275,000.

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#1 SALES TEAM 2011, Smith & Asscociates Pinellas County! ‘VILLA LA SERENISSIMA' - TREASURE ISLAND A one-of-a-kind, magnificent European-inspired estate on the shores of the Intracoastal comprised of a palatial main house with 5 bedrooms & 5.5 baths (including self-sustaining maidʼs quarters) and a beautiful 3 bedroom & 2 bath guest home. A few of the outstanding features of this home include wrought iron elevator, a French provincial style commercial grade kitchen, 1600+ square foot master suite, multiple wet bars, home theatre, five fireplaces, 600+ bottle climate controlled wine cellar, Italian tiled marble & Brazilian Cherry wood floors, ornate custom designed architectural details throughout, and a spectacular waterside pool deck. This lushly landscaped and gated property is nestled on 0.5+ acres of land with 320 +/- linear feet of sailboat depth water frontage including multiple docks and protected harborage for a 75ʼ yacht. Offered at $4,900,000

PARKSHORE PLAZA CONDO DOWNTOWN ST. PETE New York chic meets St. Pete in this absolutely spectacular 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, on the 22nd floor, with an open floor plan, porcelain tile floors, coffered ceilings, recessed & low voltage lighting, high-end designer chandeliers, custom-built cabinetry, a fabulous chefʼs kitchen, mirrored paneled doors, private elevator landing, panoramic southeasterly views of Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg skyline. Parkshore Plaza offers 24 hour gated security/concierge, fitness center, secured parking, pool/spa, & a multitude of community ammenities. All of this just steps to premier dining, shopping, nightlife, museums, marinas, and waterfront parks. Offered at $924,500.

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MORTGAGE Common Sense In a Tough Economy By Janan Talafer

Qualifying for a Mortgage Loan The three Cs determine if you are qualified and the interest rate you are quoted: CREDIT REPUTATION—everything from the borrower’s credit score and history of mortgage or credit delinquencies, to the status of credit card accounts. CAPACITY—includes monthly debt payment to income ratio, cash reserves, whether you’re salaried or self-employed and the type of loan product – fixed or adjustable rate, along with 30-year, 20-year or 15-year terms. COLLATERAL—takes into consideration the amount of down payment, property type, such as single family home, condo or multi-family, and property use.

Some real estate experts are predicting that 2012 will be a year of opportunity for homebuyers. But is that true? As banks develop stricter rules on credit eligibility, many people are finding it more difficult to qualify for a loan. According to the Florida Realtors Association, trouble securing a mortgage was one of the prime factors in limiting a customer from purchasing a new home. And what about refinancing? Even with interest rates at record lows, does it really make sense to refinance? In these challenging financial times, it can be difficult to know which direction to turn for advice on home mortgages. According to Cathy Pirtle, vice president and sales manager for SunTrust


Mortgage, the outlook for the housing market in 2012 is definitely a little more positive. With interest rates as low as they are and real estate both available and affordably priced, Pirtle says the timing

might be excellent for qualified individuals to purchase a home. But in today’s economy, who is qualified? It all comes down to “the three Cs,”

says Pirtle. That’s credit reputation, capacity and collateral. All three factors not only determine if you’re qualified for the loan, but also the interest rate you are quoted. Credit reputation refers to everything from the borrower’s credit score and history of mortgage or credit delinquencies, to the status of credit card accounts. Capacity includes monthly debt payment to income ratio, cash reserves, whether you’re salaried or self-employed and the type of loan product – fixed or adjustable rate, along with 30-year, 20-year or 15year terms. Collateral takes into consideration the amount of down payment, property type, such as single family home, condo or multi-family, and property use. The type of loan you are seeking will also play a role in any discussion about qualification. Conventional loans, FHA loans and VA loans all have their own variables in requirements, says Pirtle. “There is no one rule of thumb.” When it comes to refinancing, there

are just as many factors to consider. It is never a one-size fits-all approach. “We work one on one with people to review their current mortgage and help them determine the true benefit to refinancing,” says Pirtle. That includes looking at how long the homeowner expects to retain the home, whether there is an opportunity to reduce the term of the loan and where they can get the most significant savings. If refinancing doesn’t make sense, Pirtle suggests the option of making an extra payment each year or setting up a bi-weekly payment plan if the lender offers that type of program. When Lisa Langer, of BB&T Private Wealth Management, advises her clients, she looks at the big picture, taking into consideration all of their financial needs, not just their current mortgage situation. For example, she says, a client may be paying over four percent interest on their mortgage right now, but it may not make sense to refinance, depending on their personal and professional goals. And for

some people, it might make more sense not to refinance, but to liquidate some of their investment holdings and pay off the mortgage altogether. But before any of those decisions are made, she advises clients to consider issues ranging from how much cash will be required at the closing, to what the appreciation of the home will be over the period of the loan versus the interest they could earn by investing that money instead. Cash flow is one of the biggest determining factors, says Langer. “Someone who is very entrepreneurial may need access to immediate cash for new business ventures that come up,” says Langer. “Maintaining a mortgage on their home may be more practical rather than paying it off because having available cash is more important to them.” The bottom line is every financial situation and every client is unique, says Langer. Before making any decision on refinancing or obtaining a new mortgage consult a trusted advisor. dR

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Grand 4-bedroom, 4300-square-foot, custom waterfront home was designed with entertaining in mind! Soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows capture breathtaking open water views and spectacular sunsets. Features expansive covered and open lanais, media room, heated saline pool and spa, deep-water dock and custom outdoor kitchen with Japanese Teppanyaki grill! $1,950,000. New Price!




Entertain in style in this fabulous 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 4,700 square foot home that features a sprawling downstairs master suite, a waterfront courtyard plumbed for an outdoor kitchen, gorgeous cherry and tiger wood floors, and a gourmet kitchen! All bedrooms are private suites. Plenty of room for toys as this home offers an RV garage plus a 2 car garage and dock with lift. Offered at $1,250,000.


Luxurious 6- Bedroom, 4-Bath, 6,000 square foot home delivers miles of some of the best open views in Tampa Bay from the moment you enter! Extensively remodeled in the last two years with designer details both inside and out. Additional features include a WF office, library, gym, an elevator, 2 fireplaces, 2 outdoor kitchens a fabulous infinity pool and a large dock and lift! Offered for $2,595,000. New Price!

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Tierra Verde estate with more than 190 feet of seawall and deep protected water, this impressive 7,500-square-foot residence sits on two lots, a saline infinity pool and spa as well as an additional outdoor entertaining areas with fire pit and beach area. Built in 2000, this exquisite home boasts cathedral ceilings,stone and wood finishes, and the finest electronics and the highest quality building materials and designer details throughout! Offered for $3,500,000.

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rom stock markets to investment portfolios and the general instability of the world banking markets, there are many financial issues that Americans face in these tough economic times. While there is little control of monetary sectors, many individuals overlook one of the most important areas of financial planning where there is control—insurance portfolios. It is one of the most vital areas that can protect someone from certain financial ruin. Even though Americans are keenly aware that insurance plays an important role in asset protection, people are often willing to sacrifice important coverage to save a few dollars in premium. When buying insurance, it’s easy to see it as an intangible purchase with a need-based value. Everyone feels like situations such as property damage and health issues could never happen to them, and, unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Luxury home insurance, valuable collections coverage and worldwide liability are all components of insurance to consider when creating a portfolio. Excellent financial advisors guide their clients through the pitfalls of investing and retirement planning; however, many people still have the same insurance agent from when they bought their first car. “Having an insurance professional that can handle all of a client’s needs is key. Do not fall into the ‘price shopping trap’ when researching insurance needs,” said Eric Most, co-owner and chief marketing officer of Most Insurance. “Instead, take the time and effort to obtain a holistic review of insurance policies and find an agent that understands the high net worth client and his or her insurance needs.” Such things to consider include whether the insurance agent is asking the right questions. If an agent is truly focused on protecting a client’s assets, a full list of all current


properties and policies is requested, allowing the agent to verify there are no gaps in coverage. This is especially important in cases regarding umbrella policies. “All umbrellas have underlying coverage requirements and it is very important to understand and to make sure you are in compliance with those requirements,” explained Tricia Parker, a private client account executive of Most Insurance. To make sure any additional coverage needed in a portfolio is purchased, everyone should also complete an assessment of his or her lifestyle. “For example, if a client has domestic staff working at his or her home, then adding employment practices liability insurance to the portfolio is a must,” said Parker. “If sued for harassment or wrongful termination, this coverage will be helpful in fighting or paying those claims.” Someone on a charitable board or

association should also be cognizant of liability circumstances. A board officer can be held liable for any issues that may arise as a result of a decision the board makes. While these organizations typically have liability coverage, they often fall short in coverage and leave the volunteer officers open for litigation. Many umbrella policies offer directors and officers coverage for those types of exposures, and they will protect the individual not the organization. All insurance carriers are not the same and neither are the agents that represent them. Individuals should seek an insurance representative that will take the time to truly assess all possible risks. “If someone has never had a total insurance review, please seek out a professional that has the ability to review and consolidate all types of insurance portfolios,” said Most, explaining the necessity of reviewing every detail within a policy. “Take control of your financial planning. At Most Insurance, we have the expertise and ability to make sure you are protecting what matters most.” dR

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CAUSEWAY VISTA - THE RESERVE OF OLD TAMPA BAY Rare masterpiece of waterfront luxury and grace! Welcome - and be drawn to soaring 24-foot ceilings, huge waterfront views, brilliant woodworking and superb travertine and teak flooring. Tray, coffered and domed ceilings are radiantly finished with a distinguished olde world flair. Astonishing gourmet kitchen is an unparalleled work of art that seamlessly integrates form and function. Breathtaking Master suite is a glimpse of uncommon opulence and splendor - Venetian plaster walls, Ocra marble flooring, Alder cabinetry, honed marble counters are just the start. Every aspect of this home is finished with uncompromising elegance and sophistication. Offered at $1,749,000

KIPPS COLONY - PASADENA YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB Inspired by 16th Century artisans, this 5,040-square-foot Thomas Everett Lamb architectural tour de force is unlike anything on the waters of Tampa Bay. Spectacular great room, immense ceilings and towering windows overlook a grand waterfront. Magnificent inlaid murals, Venetian plaster finishes, intricate floor plan, cultured contours and rich accoutrements deliver a dazzling level of sophistication. Magnificent chef 's kitchen boasts Wolf/Sub-Zero/Miele appliances, luxurious cabinetry, thick granite and much more. Plush $150K+ home theatre is all WOW. Stunning pool, richly finished decks and huge garage. Offered at $2,500,000

JOHNS PASS - MADEIRA BEACH Stunning architectural design, luxurious amenities and majestic Intracoastal water views. Extraordinary 4,230-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4-bath home built in 2005 includes upper and lower level offices, impressive great room, rich/elegant den, formal dining and spectacular serpentine wood staircase. Lavish chef’s kitchen is flawlessly finished with cherry cabinetry, thick granite and commercial grade appliances. Multi-level outdoor complex features verandah, pool/spa and dock with lift. Offered at $1,575,000

REDINGTON BEACH World-class architecture, magnificent luxury finishes and exhilarating waterfront views define this 3,300+ square-foot, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home of rare beauty and substance. Travertine tile, tongue/groove hardwood flooring, Mahogany doors and Venetian Plaster finishes hint at what this remarkable home offers. Brilliant gourmet kitchen boasts Wolf/Sub-Zero/Miele appliances, exquisite Mocha-Maple cabinetry, thick granite counters and much more. Plush master suite with splendid private balcony. Pebbletec pool/spa encased in a grand paver deck with thick columns and exquisite arches. Long list of extraordinary features. Built in 2010, this home truly has it all! Offered for $1,499.000

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TIERRA VERDE Uncompromisingly beautiful 4849 sqft, 4 bedroom, 4.5bath estate spans huge 160ft of seawall. Ingenious 3-tier open floor plan presents the natural beauty of Tampa Bay in perhaps the most uniquely inspiring waterfront design in all of Pinellas County. Simply, you'll be awed by stunning, endless views of water. Spectacular kitchen boasts dazzling granite counters, elegant cherry cabinetry, gorgeous center island, 400-bottle wine room and much more. Superb dual master suites deliver sweeping 225 degree views of the bay. Outside - elevated tile deck w/Pebbletek pool/spa & exceptional granite/SS kitchen. 16K lift provides immediate access to Gulf. Offered at $1,799,900.

REDINGTON DRIVE - REDINGTON BEACH Completed in 2011, extraordinary construction and astounding finishes complement the remarkable open water views of this magnificent 4947 sqft 4 bed 4.5 bath Spanish Mediterranean home. Incredible multi-coat wall finishes, rich stone columns/arches, inspiring wood beam ceilings, elegant travertine flooring and distressed Brazilian Walnut give this home a luster of luxury rarely found on the waterfront. All baths are brilliantly made with high grade marble, granite and wood. Top-of-the-line commercial grade kitchen, terrific media room, a grand waterfront office and multiple sitting rooms overlook the waterway. Uncommon luxury that is built to last! Offered for $2,499,000

ST. PETE BEACH One of the finest open water luxury homes in Tampa Bay delivers miles of stunning panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway! Built to commercial grade on a whopping 248ft of waterfront, this impressive 4200+ sqft estate offers superb custom craftsmanship and countless regal appointments. Rare Amish-built cherrywood kitchen and wetbar areas. All en suite bedrooms include splendid water views, cherry/marble baths, high ceilings and rich woodworking. Incredible 110 linear ft of private Master deck overlooks waterway. Located on quiet cul de sac only 10 min walk to beach. Offered at $1,999,000.

YACHT CLUB ESTATES Magnificent waterfront estate offers dramatic open water views & easy access to the Gulf! 4 bedrm, 4.5bath, 5000 sqft home boasts rich, luxurious amenities. Enjoy soaring 22ft ceilings, an impressive great room w/brilliant fireplace, handsome den/office, elegant formal dining and fabulous waterfront balconies. Huge master suite w/private balcony boasts superb closet system & opulent granite/cherry bath. Spectacular waterfront playground is enriched by 140ft of seawall, a dazzling Pebbletek pool, rare flat stone waterfall, fine landscaping & extensive dock/lift setup. An exceptional waterfront value offered at $1,699,000.

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Custom Modern Masterpiece built in 2007 in the exclusive community of Parkland Estates. Block and stucco on both stories. Home features high volume ceilings 10-24 feet and all with solid core doors. Open floor plan with plenty of natural light glass doors on the rear exterior overlooking the private backyard with gorgeous pool and spa. Kitchen is a true gourmet's delight with a large glass wine room. The kitchen, dining and great room are all open & feature a large stone gas fireplace.



Experience the finest in high rise living in St Pete's most impressive residence tower. The "Ovation" is an incredible building and this home is perfect. The eleventh floor gives you a perfect perspective of the 180 degree views which are absolutely breathtaking. Large open spaces with expansive walls of glass windows & doors directly overlook the Pier, Marina and Park. Featuring 3BR/3.5BA, study open dining, living, kitchen and family room. Full time concierge, only two homes per floor. "Ovation" is located in the heart of restaurants, shopping, museums, marinas, the pier and park.



Waterfront Estate, 5BR, 6.5BA on open bay with 340’ of water frontage & nearly an acre of land. Marble flooring surrounding a huge hall staircase. Large dining enough to seat 20. Brand new renovated kitchen with top of the line appliances, marble countertops, solid wood white cabinetry & dark stained wood floor. Downstairs library has custom mahogany paneling & one of 5 fireplaces in the home. This is truly unique and magical waterfront estate of in South Tampa!



Custom built waterfront home in 2008. Driveways and property is gated. Enter the 2-story foyer, all rooms feature high ceilings and the downstairs flooring is travertine. Family room is open to the gourmet kitchen which features custom cabinetry & granite countertops. A spacious guest suite with bath is part of the downstairs appeal. A staircase which is so elegant adds to the special curb appeal of the exterior. Master bedroom & bath make a truly graceful retreat. All this & a home theatre.



Spectacular waterfront located at the end of a palm lined lane with just 8 or so homes. "Bella Vita" is a gated community providing the most in security and privacy. Open the doors to this Mediterranean and experience that modern "wow" factor! Large open spaces with walls of glass, 14' ceilings down and a two story living room. All overlook the infinity edge pool & spa over looking the panoramic lake. Huge great room & open large kitchen with an expansive wine. Downstairs MB with 14' ceilings & corner fireplace.



Miami Beach meets Tampa Bay! Contemporary Estate located on almost 3 acres on the open bay with dramatic views of the Skyway Bridge. This compound is walled & gated for privacy. There is also a guest house with living, BR/BA & kitchenette. Great room with huge wet bar & separate family room off the kitchen. State of the art media room, game room and separate gym. 7BR/5.5BA with almost 11,000 sqft of living space,a 4-car garage, tennis/basketball court, resort style pool & bath house & dock.

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Chef Joseph Van Bemmel Part of the Club

Tampa Club

Food is really an evolution of your time and experience. By Melinda Tam Orlando There is a good chance that if you don’t have a membership at the Tampa Club, you might not have had the pleasure of dining on Chef Joseph Van Bemmel’s delicious cuisine. Well, make one of your New Year’s resolutions to get that membership, because these dishes can’t be missed. “It’s all about flavor,” Bemmel says. “It’s not about appearances; it’s about using the correct ingredients within the ethnicity of the food.” And Bemmel knows what he’s talking about, considering he has been at the Tampa Club for 22 years and counting.


But it doesn’t stop there. His food passion dates back to his childhood, when he used to cook with his dad in his home state of Wyoming. “My dad was really my inspiration to cook, but I didn’t know that until later,” Bemmel explains. After attending culinary school, making his way to Florida and landing a few culinary positions, Bemmel found a home at the Tampa Club, and has been making mouthwatering creations every since. “You can move from place to place, and new ideas and new ways will be presented to you,” Bemmel says. “But

what’s more difficult is to continue to reinvent yourself, and that is what I have done. You have to keep things interesting and fresh, and learn from the people around you. I draw from my team as much as they draw from me. Food is really an evolution of your time and experience.” Menu staples include crab cakes, filets, Chilean sea bass and fresh grouper. But with 30 to 40 percent of the menu changing every three to four months to stay aligned with the seasons, members are constantly able to explore something new. “We are constantly evolving the cuisine, but the menu is only the base of what we do,” Bemmel says. “In a privateclub environment, we do wine dinners, themed events and more.” And even with all the raving reviews of the Tampa Club’s fine food, Bemmel stays quite humble and grounded, thanks not only to his down-to-earth personality but also to his wife and children. “I don’t like being in the limelight too much,“ Bemmel says. “I just want to be the guy that did a great job for the members of his club.” But even a chef needs to have some downtime. When Bemmel isn’t at the club, he is home relaxing with his family … out of the kitchen.

“After working in the kitchen all day, that’s the last place I want to be when I get home. But I do cook for special occasions. During the holidays, I like to surprise my family. We have had kangaroo and ostrich to name a few,” Bemmel boasts. “I even had Grandma in the kitchen rolling sushi for the first time one year.” And with that, this chef makes it into an elite club of his own: culinary perfection.

Grouper Monte Carlo Ingredients 15 6-oz portions of fresh gulf grouper 8 tbsp clarified butter Kosher salt to taste Black pepper to taste 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 cups fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced

2 cups fresh vine-ripe tomatoes, diced ½ pound jumbo lump crabmeat 1 cup scallions, finely sliced 1 pound beurre blanc Directions Sear grouper in clarified butter, and reserve for service. Add olive oil to a very hot pan, and sauté mushrooms. Gently toss sautéed mushrooms with crabmeat, tomatoes, scallions and beurre blanc just before serving. Top the grouper liberally with Monte Carlo sauce, and serve hot.

Monte Carlo Sauce Ingredients 1 lemon, Juice and zest 3 shallots, minced 1 bay leaf 1 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar 1 pound unsalted butter, cut into half inch cubes Kosher salt and white pepper to taste Directions Put the first five ingredients in nonreactive saucepot, and reduce slowly until almost dry. Using a wire whisk, incorporate butter over medium heat until well-emulsified. Season and hold for serving at 160 degrees. Serves 15


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Bin 27 Bistro Tuna Tar Tar with Plantain Chips

Bin 27 Bistro, the 2009 Best of the Bay winner, is an eatery that has set its mark on redefining fusion fine dining. From our award winning executive chef to our craft beer and craft spirit selections, Bin 27 offers local diversity and an "on premise" experience that cannot be matched. We offer private party customization, as well as monthly wine dinners and tasting events. We are open Tues-Friday for lunch, 11am-3pm, dinner 5pm-10pm, and Saturday for dinner 5pm-10pm. We have both indoor and covered outdoor seating. Reservations recommended. 2702 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, 813-878-2700 or


Carmel Café Strawberry Pound Cake

Modern Mediterranean cuisine meets a relaxed Florida lifestyle where you can savor a variety of tempting dishes—each fresh, flavorful and seductive. The atmosphere is stylish and inviting, with outdoor café tables, inside choice of dining tables, booths and bar seating, or two large communal tables. Plush red sofas are the place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. Monday through Friday lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations accepted. Weekend brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2548 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-724-4228; 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. 846-265-1415 or


Heather Anne Stalker

Datzʼs Cast Iron Burger

An American gastropub and market dishing up modern artisanal comfort food paired with craft beer, boutique wine and rare spirits. The kind of place where Anson Mills Shrimp n' Grits shares table space with Crispy Pork Belly and Pea Shoots, and the owners come by with samples of the kitchen's new handmade sausage. All of which is served with ample sides of culinary education and entertainment in an ever-evolving environment. Carnivores, chocolate lovers, scotch snobs, beer geeks, vegetarians and average Joes all call this charming place home, and for good reason. Monday through Saturday: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday: Brunch. 2616 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, 813-831-8000 or


E&E Stakeout Grill’s Prime Steaks

Tress Eveleth

For a dining experience where taste, service and presentation are second to none, come to E&E Stakeout Grill. The food is exciting yet down to earth. Featuring Prime Steaks, Seafood, Fajitas, Burgers and more. Lunch Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dinner Monday through Thursday 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 4:00 to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reservations accepted. 100 N Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. 727-585-6399 or


DINING round the bay  FRENCHY’S CAFÉ For 30 years, Frenchy’s Clearwater Beach restaurants have been serving delicious seafood in a fun, beach atmosphere. Whether you’re at the quaint, casual Frenchy’s Original Café, open air, laid-back Frenchy’s Saltwater Café, lively beachfront Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill or Key West-style Frenchy’s South Beach Café, you’re sure to enjoy the freshest seafood and other tasty signature items, including our famous Super Grouper sandwich. Fresh grouper and other fish are reeled in from our own boats at Frenchy’s Seafood Co., then prepared and served right to your plate. Visit all four locations throughout Clearwater Beach. Go to for more information.

Frenchy’s Positively Super Grouper Sandwich

41 Baymont Street, Clearwater Beach (the original). 727-446-3607 or


Marker 14 Restaurant & Lounge

A treasure trove of tastes from the fields and fisheries of Florida farms. Golden Spoonwinning Executive Chef Marc Easterman and culinary consultants from Europe, California and New York City have crafted a series of delectable appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature creations featuring certified Angus beef, Florida-native rock shrimp, corn meal-crusted calamari, jumbo-lump crabmeat cocktails, trilogies of alloriginal salads, upside-down fresh berry shortcake with vanilla ice cream and silky whipped cream, and more. Lunch: Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Reservations required.

400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. 727-367-4511 or


Mazzaros Italian Market

Ed Barry

From fresh roasted coffee to delicious deli selections, gourmet baked goods to handmade pastas and specialty cheeses, Mazzaro’s is more than a one-of-a-kind Italian market—it’s one of Tampa Bay's favorite culinary destinations. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed Sunday. 2902 22nd Avenue, N., St. Petersburg. 727-321-2400 or

 MICHAEL’S 717 SOUTH Serving authentic Italian dishes from the kitchens of Italy to the exotic seafood from the Pacific Rim. Choose from their appetizer list, to more than 25 entrées including their aged Prime Beef steak varieties, farm fresh natural chicken, and local favorites, such as their famous Miso & Sake fresh grouper. They have a 450-bottle wine list, serve award-winning martinis and specialty drinks. Homemade desserts, include Kona Molten Lava Cake. Michael Stewart, owner, and twice voted “Chef of the Year” Robert Masson welcome patrons to enjoy the art deco paintings, cozy booths, open kitchen, clubby bar, and private dining rooms. Lunch and Dinner: Monday through Friday. Dinner only Saturday and Sunday. 717 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-250-1661 or   

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Packard’s Steakhouse

Serving only the finest American dry-aged and USDA Prime and Premium Beef steaks, Packard’s Steakhouse is a favorite at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor and open to the public by reservation. Overlooking Innisbrook’s famed Copperhead Golf Course, Packard’s offers sumptuous Cold Water Lobster Tails and Fresh Day-Boat Fish finished with the extraordinary creative touches of Innisbrook’s Executive Chef Andre Halston. Be sure to also savor the Xperience Wine List featuring small production wines from around the world. Hours: Monday through Sunday: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended. 36750 U. S. Highway 19 N., Innisbrook. 727-942-5240 or


Salt Rock Grill

The Salt Rock Grill is about the burning passion for delectable food, enticing dining and pleasurable surroundings...The first Indians and early settlers that arrived here were driven by similar appetite. Mostly fishermen, they camped along shores lined with huge salt rock boulders. While the sun melted into the gulf, big crackling fires were built in open pits made of piled salt rock. All gathered around for a grilled feast that lasted well into the evening. This old beach tradition is legendary and it’s still on fire at the SaltRock Grill—plus, no mosquitoes! 19325 Gulf Boulevard, Indian Shores. 727-593-7625 or


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Blackened Grouper Shor American Seafood Grill

Watercolour Steakhouse & Grill Seafood Tower



A gulf-front show kitchen for diners to observe the preparation of fresh, healthy fare. Located on the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa’s second floor with expansive gulf views, this Coastal American Grill offers indoor or outdoor dining. The award-winning team prepares a menu that tempts taste buds: interactive appetizers; seasonal creations; signature specialties; and sweets such as key lime tarts with meringue-lime zest. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Daily 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations suggested. Complimentary parking. 301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater. 727-373-1234 or

 WATERCOLOUR STEAKHOUSE & GRILL Acclaimed to have the best steaks on the beach, Watercolour Steakhouse and Grill features certified black Angus beef steaks as well as the freshest seafood and the most delectable desserts. Served in a relaxed elegant waterfront environment, Watercolour is one of the area’s finest places for a group party, business meal or a quiet romantic dinner. Expert service staff will make your dining experience one to remember. Dinner: Daily 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach. 727-593-1661 or dR

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Fresh.Local. Original. Home of $5 after 5 p.m. $5 Martinis, Wines, and Appetizers Voted “Best Chef of the Year” People’s Choice Awards

4 locations on Clearwater Beach

It’s stone crab season! Get ‘em fresh at Frenchy’s.

41 Baymont St.

419 Poinsettia Ave.


7 Rockaway St.

351 S. Gulfview Blvd.

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By Reynolds Fuller hether you’re a local or a tourist--it doesn’t matter--if you’re in the mood for fresh fish at great prices in a casual beach setting, Frenchy’s is the place to go. Its motto “to serve the best quality product at a good value” has not changed since Frenchy’s first opened its doors in 1981. The only changes Frenchy’s has undergone have been those of expansion. Canadian-born Mike “Frenchy” Preston, who got his nickname from his middle school friends who often heard him speaking French with his mother, has turned Frenchy’s into an empire all its own with four restaurants along Clearwater Beach--Frenchy’s Original Cafe, Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe, Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, and Frenchy’s South Beach Cafe--along Clearwater Beach as well as Frenchy’s Off the Hook Gift Shop, Frenchy’s Seafood Co., Frenchy’s Stone Crab Company, and Frenchy’s Oasis Motel.


“All the grouper and other fish served in our four restaurants are line caught from our own fleet of fishing boats, delivered fresh from the boats at our dock to the fish house at Frenchy’s Seafood Company,” Restaurant Operations Manager Alan Ebbert says. “Each daily catch is then prepped for same day delivery to each of the restaurants for use in that day’s service to our patrons. Although the seafood comes in off the same boats, according to Ebbert, as far as the four restaurants go, “the décor and ambiance of each Frenchy’s is different. The idea is to offer a little variety in the menu at each too.” Many of the “original” menu items, such as the Smoked Fish Spread, Boiled Shrimp served Greek style, Seafood Gumbo, and, of course, the famous Super Grouper Sandwich made with special seasonings and batter, are still featured at Frenchy’s Original Cafe making it a favorite for the locals 30 years running.

Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe, originator of the Grouper Reuben Sandwich, offers a family-friendly and dog-friendly atmosphere with dining options inside as well as outside on a wraparound porch. Octopus dishes, specialty salads, Buffalo Shrimp, and Conch Fritters, a traditional Island-style recipe served with a homemade Bahamian sauce that Frenchy created, are a few of the specialities listed on Saltwater’s menu. “It’s across the street from the docks at our Seafood Company, so boaters love to tie up and come over for a bite,” Ebbert says. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico with open-air beachfront dining, Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill is the largest Frenchy’s venue. “Rockaway serves up a variety of fresh seafood, their famous She Crab Soup and other Floribbean-style dishes, along with the best Rum Runners on the beach,” Ebbert says. “It’s an energetic atmosphere that features live music daily

and has a lounge area with games and a pool table.” Also offering beautiful views of the Gulf--it extends right up to Beach Walk--is Frenchy’s South Beach Cafe. As the newest addition to Frenchy’s restaurant chain, South Beach Cafe boasts a Key West bistro vibe and is sure to be another success for Frenchy. As the Frenchy brand has evolved to include more restaurants, a seafood company, a gift shop, and even a motel, so have the menu options. However, Ebbert says the staple items that Frenchy first created for the Original Cafe remain precise, consistent, and still on the menu. Among the original recipes is the Seafood Gumbo which Frenchy wanted to share with you.

Frenchy's Cafe Seafood Gumbo 1/4 lb butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large green pepper, chopped 4 ribs celery, chopped 1/8 cup celery, chopped (leaves only) 1 green onion, chopped 1–1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tbsp oregano 1/2 tbsp basil 1/2 tbsp thyme 1–1/2 tsp cayenne 1 bay leaf 1–1/2 tbsp paprika 1/2 tsp black pepper 3-1/4 tbsp gumbo file 1/2 cup burgundy wine

6–1/4 cups canned tomatoes, diced and with juice 1–1/4 cups water 1–1/2 ozs ham base 2 cups frozen okra 2 cups frozen corn 1/2 lb crabmeat 1/2 lb shrimp (110-130) 1/2 lb scallops 1/2 lb grouper Melt butter. Add all chopped veggies and sauté for 10 minutes. Add all seasonings and flour; sauté for 15 minutes. Add burgundy wine. Add diced tomatoes, water. Bring to boil, turn down to simmer. Add seafood—simmer for 1–1/2 hours. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving. Serves 10–12

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400 Beach Dr NE, Suite 120, St. Petersburg. 727-896-2400 or

2832 MacDill Avenue S., Tampa. 813-805-7977 or



14947 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa. 813-971-1787 515 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. 727-823-1010 or

12551 Indian Rocks Road, Suite 18, Largo. 727-596-6282 or


13505 Icot Boulevard, Suite 214 Clearwater. 727-538-5768 or

13020 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-265-2625 or

 AQUA BAR AND GRILLE Westin Tampa Bay, 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway Tampa. 813-675-8700 or

 BACKFIN BLUE CAFÉ 2913 Beach Boulevard South, Gulfport. 727-343-2583 or

 BAILEY’S CATERING & RESTAURANT 238 E. Davis Boulevard, Tampa. 813-254-8018 or


 CARMEL CAFÉ & WINE BAR 2548 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-724-4228; 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. 846-265-1415 or

 CASSIS BRASSERIE 170 Beach Drive, N.E., St. Petersburg. 727-827-2927 or

 CENTRAL AVENUE OYSTER BAR 249 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. 727-897-9728 or

 CEVICHE  BAMBOOZLE CAFÉ 516 N. Tampa Street, Tampa. 813-223-7320 or

 BASCOMS CHOP HOUSE 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. 727-573-3363 or

 BELLA BRAVA 204 Beach Drive N.E., St. Petersburg. 727-895-5515 or


1502 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-250-0203 or

 CHARLEY’S STEAK HOUSE & MARKET FRESH FISH 4444 West Cypress Street, Tampa. 813-353-9706 or

 CHART HOUSE RESTAURANT 7616 West Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-289-7773 or


1702 E. Seventh Avenue, Ybor City. 813-248-0099 or

609 West Swann Avenue, Tampa. 813-514-8300 6333 Wesley Grove Boulevard, Wesley Chapel. 813-948-5445



1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-251-2421 or

490 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach. 727-442-3684 or



447 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach. 727-442-4144 or

2117 East 7th Avenue, Tampa. 813-248-4961 or

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7199 66th Street North, Pinellas Park. 727-209-2695 or

208 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-258-3302 or



232 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-875-6660 or

The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. 727-824-8072 or



4322 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa. 813-874-9463 or

10925 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island. 727-360-4253 or



419 East Shore, Clearwater Beach. 727-449-2729 or

442 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 110, Tampa. 813-254-5373 or



15405 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-265-0116 or

204 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. 813-289-3663 or



1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. 813-250-3850; 14303 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-269-1500; 2539 Countryside Blvd., Ste 6, Clearwater. 727-726-6061 or

3253 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. 727-771-1800 or


2205 N. Westshore Boulevard, Tampa. 813-490-5288 or

1701 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. 727-593-2032 or

 J. ALEXANDER’S TAMPA 913 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-354-9006 or

 KONA GRILL 4134 W Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa. 813-877-5938 or


 PALM COURT ITALIAN GRILL Tradewinds Island Resorts. 5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach. 727-363-2258 or

 PALM RESTAURANT 205 Westshore, Tampa. 813-849-7256 or

 PAPPAS RANCH STEAKHOUSE AND GRILL  LOUIS PAPPAS 2560 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-797-3700 or

 LUNA 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. 727-954-2140 or

 MALIO’S Rivergate Tower, 301 South Dale Mabry, Tampa. 813-223-7746 or

2630 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Clearwater. 727-797-9800 or

 PARKSHORE GRILL 300 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 727-896-9463 or

 PIA’S TRATTORIA 3054 Beach Boulevard S., Gulfport. 727-327-2190 or 77

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4912 Fourth Street North or 128 Third Street South, St. Petersburg. 727-527-8728 or

Albert Whitted Airport, 540 First Street SE, St. Petersburg. 727-823-7767 or



2507 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa. 813-258-1916 or

912 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-868-5463 or



6521 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg. 727-525-2023 or

Redington Shores, Redington. 727-460-9485 or



4342 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa. 813-873-7697 or

The Loews Don Cesar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg. 727-360-1881 or



204 North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa. 813-286-1152 or

8810 Twin Lakes Boulevard, Tampa. 813-881-0055 or



2208 W. Morrison Avenue, Tampa. 813-258-2233 or

 SLOPPY JOE’S Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island. 727-367-1600 or

 SONA CAFÉ Tampa Museum Of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. 813-421-8367 or

 SPOTO’S GRILL 13079 Park Boulevard, Seminole. 727-393-1703 or

 ST. PETE BRASSERIE 539 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. 727-823-3700 or

163 107th Avenue, Treasure Island. 727-360-9151 or

 THE WINE EXCHANGE BISTRO & WINE BAR 1609 Snow Avenue,Tampa. 813-254-9463 or

 WICKED ‘WICHES 1710 Fig Street, Tampa. 813-369-9120 or

 WORLD OF BEER SOUTH TAMPA 402 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-251-6800 or

 WRIGHTS GOURMENT HOUSE 1200 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-253-3838 or

 TAPS WINE & BEER MERCHANTS 777 North Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-463-1968 or

 TEXAS DE BRAZIL STEAKHOUSE 4112 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa. 813-871-1400 or


 YACHT STARSHIP 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-223-7999 or

 Z GRILLE 104 2nd Street South, St. Petersburg. 727-822-9600 or dR 78 79



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By Melinda Tam Orlando

Columbia Restaurant’s Red Sangria 1 bottle Spanish red wine 1/4 cup Spanish brandy 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup club soda 1 sliced lemon 1 sliced orange 2-3 whole cherries Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Pour into large wine glasses. Garnish with orange slices and cherries. Add ice to pitcher. Serves 4.


hen you’re in the mood for a light, refreshing adult beverage, sangria should be the top choice on your list. Consisting normally of wine, chopped fruit and a sweetener, sangria can be the perfect accompaniment to most meals or enjoyed purely on its own. And the Tampa Bay community seems to agree. duPont REGISTRY™ polled some of our most loyal readers to find out where they sip their favorite sangria. We hope their recommendations will inspire you to partake in a beverage outside your normal comfort zone. Frank De Lucia, president and CEO of Abilities Foundation, loves the sangria at Red Mesa in St. Petersburg, saying, “Two words: Chris Fernandez. The executive chef extraordinaire makes his own sangria from scratch.” Jim Henning, realtor with Florida Executive Realty, boasts, “I thoroughly enjoy the sangria at Cheap in Tampa. Their handcrafted sangrias are a perfect blend of old-world tradition with a modern twist. And the atmosphere puts you in a perfect place to enjoy it!" Ryan Nece, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player and founder of the Ryan Nece Foundation explains, “I enjoy the sangria at Ceviche because it’s refreshing, not super sweet and always has a lot of fruit pieces inside. Their red sangria is a recipe worth purchasing.” Ellen Fiss, public relations manager for Tampa General Hospital, feels nostalgic when she sips on sangria. “I usually don’t drink at all, but on the two or three occasions a year that I do, I like the sangria at CDB’s Southside Italian Restaurant on West Shore. It reminds me of when I first met my husband more than 20 years ago, when we both worked in downtown Tampa and went on dates to CDB’s Uptown. It brings back good memories, and it’s a refreshing drink for a lightweight like me.” Lee Mezrah, president of Mezrah Financial, recommends the sangria at Michael’s 717 South. “His sangria is homemade with top-shelf wine. The premium wine with crushed fruit makes the difference.” Travis Claytor, the communications manager at Tampa Bay & Company, suggests the Columbia Restaurant. “Whether you are


at the original location in historic Ybor City or overlooking the channel at the Columbia Café at the Tampa Bay History Center, you’ll find one of the best glasses of white or red sangria in Tampa Bay. Mixed tableside, one sip of the Columbia Restaurant’s sangria, and you’ll soon be asking yourself, “Where did the pitcher go?” dR

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hen Big3 Entertainment assumed responsibility for managing The Mahaffey in September 2011, CEO Bill Edwards had an ambitious vision for the 47year-old theater in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg; create the ultimate entertainment experience that would establish the venue’s preeminence in the Tampa Bay area. Less than five months later, that far-reaching vision has become an indelible reality. The waterfront venue underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that utilized local vendors and artisans to furnish the theater with state-of-the-art equipment and eye-popping décor, creating a seamless fusion of Las Vegas luxury and Tampa Bay beauty. With a meticulous mind for detail, furniture was custom-designed to accentuate the sparkling collage of new colors; indeed, even the lobby


seating reflects an artisans’ flair. As a vital part of downtown St. Petersburg’s cultural corridor, The Mahaffey also hosts a growing number of paintings and dimensional artwork. On the second level of the lobby, gallery space showcases Tampa-area artists. Acoustical panels in the main lobby pay homage to Salvador Dali’s melting clock from “The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory,” a nod to the theater’s world-famous neighbor, The Dali Museum. Later in the year, the theater will host an exhibit on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, which will include artifacts that have never before been exhibited in the region. Creating “The Mahaffey Experience” is an integral component to the venue’s enhanced customer service pillars. From the moment visitors arrive at the palatial

doors they feel uniquely welcomed, pampered and energized. For the most elevated guest experience, patrons can choose to become members of the M Foundation, a not-forprofit organization dedicated to leading arts education and performing arts for the community. Benefits include the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public, VIP experiences, access to the exclusive VIP Lounge, and so much more. The Mahaffey’s lineup includes a diverse array of the world’s best entertainment. From The Florida Orchestra to family shows, Broadway to ballet, rock n’ roll to R&B, patrons can see it all in comfort and style at The Mahaffey. For membership information and upcoming schedule of performances, go to or call 727-892-5720. dR


duPont REGISTRY™ Introduces Cars and Coffee at Innisbrook Resort By Nicole Lauber


n the third Saturday of every month, the duPont REGISTRY™

hosts Cars and Coffee at its headquarters in St. Petersburg from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. But for the month of November, the leading monthly auto show in the Tampa Bay area relocated to Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa in Palm Harbor for the first annual Weekend of Exotic Luxuries—a 2-day charity event composed of Cars and Coffee, a gala dinner with a silent auction, and a golf tournament, all to benefit the Ronald   McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay.

“We had been partnering with Innisbrook Resort for advertising for several months, and discussed the possibility of holding an event that would raise some funds for a local charity,” Tom duPont, publisher and chairman of duPont Publishing, Inc., said. “We thought of Ronald McDonald House and determined that it would be advantageous for everyone involved, and so it came to be.” The Concours d’Elegance-styled event attracted 850 people on the morning and early afternoon of Saturday, November 19 to see 230 cars of different years, makes and models parked on the 17th hole of the North Course. Additionally, 50 Corvettes were parked for show in an adjacent parking lot, and 200 cars

were on display at Edinburgh Hall. Many Tampa Bay area luxury automotive enterprises, including Ambassador Limousine, PJ’s Auto World Classics, Ferrari of Tampa Bay, Dimmitt Automotive Group, Reeves Import Motorcars, Lamborghini Sarasota, and Elder Automotive, displayed prized automobiles that are currently for sale. Of all the cars at the show, the biggest hit was the Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster—the first one to hit U.S. soil that duPont Publishing, Inc. CEO Steve Chapman won at auction during the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. The No. 40 and No. 43 Richard Petty race cars, provided by Todd Werner, were popular among classic and race car enthusiasts, and the Fisker Karma, a hybrid luxury sports sedan brought by Elder Automotive, was a crowd-pleaser. But the car that stole the show was a 1955 Olds Starfire Red Convertible owned by Cars and Coffee regular Gale McFarland of Seminole. McFarland’s classic car won Best in Class for the 1950-1959 class, as well as Best in Show—not a bad day for McFarland and his Starfire, as it was the first time he entered this car into a show. “It [The Starfire] has been sitting in storage for 25 years,” McFarland said. “I’ve got 26 other cars, and we—my wife and I—only got around to restoring it four years ago. It was a ground-up restoration that we finished about a year ago, and it’s only gone 75 miles since then.” Awards were given to the top three cars from each class, which was based on what decade the car was made in, as well as to the top three Ferraris, Corvettes, Hondas, and Mustangs. The Publisher’s Choice was awarded to a 1992 Acura NSX, which had 148,000 miles on it. In addition to the car show, a gala dinner with a silent auction and a golf tournament was held. The golf tournament has been a charity event for the Ronald McDonald House for 23 years, but Cars and Coffee and the dinner were new to the weekend. “I was excited about adding a car component to the golf tournament we’ve been

doing so successfully for 23 years,” Janice Davis, the executive director and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay, said. “The expanded concept brought in new people passionate about cars and passionate about kids. It’s wonderful when you see how cars bring families together.” Because the event was such a success for all parties involved, duPont REGISTRY™, Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa, and the Ronald McDonald House plan to partner every November for the Weekend of Exotic Luxuries. Mark your calendars now—we’ll see you at Innisbrook on November 17, 2012. dR 85

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On Wednesday, December 7, nearly 700 women (and a few brave men) turned out to support St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital during the 23rd Annual Georgette's Holiday Fashion Show, held at the Hyatt Regency Tampa. During the event, the runway was transformed into mid-town Manhattan allowing guests to experience the holidays in New York—from the Rockefeller Christmas tree and snow in Central Park to a night at the Opera and high-kicking Rockettes. The fashion show, chaired by Georgette and Tashia Diaz and emceed by Gayle Sierens, raised more  than $60,000 through sponsorships and live and silent auctions.

1. Radio and TV personality Jack Harris and Bay News 9 anchor Veronica Citron 2. Queen of Venus Morgan Prevatt 3. Former Tampa Bay Bucaneers Quarterback Jeff Carlson and Miss Tampa Collings Midlin 4. Form Radio City Rockette Kandace Pelltier 5. Event Show Productions Dancers

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February 10 - March 3 The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash Friday and Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 3:00 p.m. Carrollwood Player's Theatre February 11 9th Annual Trashy Treasures Art Sale 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dunedin Fine Art Center The Florida Orchestra: A Night In The Tropics With Charles Lazarus 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey February 14 Barbara & Frank: The Valentine 1:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Diana Krall 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Fiddler on the Roof

March 30

Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Tony Award®-winning Fiddler On The Roof has been lauded by critics and has captured the hearts of people around the world with its universal appeal. Fiddler On The Roof is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience.

January 31 through February 12 Les Miserables Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

February 9 CATS 7:30 p.m. The Lakeland Center

February 1 Patti Labelle & Boney James 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

The Florida Orchestra Best-Loved Symphonies 11:00 a.m. The Mahaffey

February 2 Willie Nelson 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 10 Amor de Tango 7:30 p.m. Palladium Theater Side Door Cabaret

February 3 Clearwater Chorus Let's Fall in Love 7:30 p.m. Murray Studio Theater Keb Mo 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall February 7–12 Memphis Ruth Eckerd Hall February 8 Encore Chamber Series Florida Orchestra Wind Quintet 7:30 p.m. Palladium Theate

Greg Proops 9:00 p.m. The Club at Treasure Island Penn & Teller Live 8:00 p.m. Mahaffey Theater Trashy Treasures Preview Party 7:00 p.m. Dunedin Fine Art Center February 10, 11 or 12 Valentine's Day Date at the Zoo 10:30 a.m., Noon or 1:30 p.m. Lowry Park Zoo

February 15 Mandy Patinkin 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall February 16 Opera @ the Dali 6:00 p.m. The Dali Museum Dali & Beyond Film Series Jeunet's Micmacs 6:00 p.m. The Dali Museum February 17 Brandi Carlile 8:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Eagle Keg + Cork 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hyde Park Village

The Florida Orchestra Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey February 19 Vicki Lawrence and Mama 2:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall February 21 Kelly Clarkson 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Pat Boone: 50 Years Of Hits 50 Million Records 2:00 p.m. The Mahaffey February 21–26 La Cage Aux Folies Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center February 24 Diana Ross 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey February 25 Debby Boone "Swing This" 1:00 p.m Ruth Eckerd Hall Rigoletto 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall February 25 through March 31 Meditative Journeys: Sungyee Kim and Kang Hyo Le Mindy Solomon Gallery February 26 The Doobie Brothers 7:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Gladys Knight 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

February 28 Irish Rovers 1:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Paul Anka 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Jackie Mason 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 18 Michael Amante Italian-America 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 29 Moscow Fest Ballet: Swan Lake 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

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February 29 Radiohead 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum

March 13 The Moody Blues 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 3 Imagination Movers 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 15 Dali & Beyond Film Series Bunuel's Viridiana 6:00 p.m. The Dali Museum

Mars in March 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. MOSI The Harlem Globetrotters 7:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum March 4 Wish 100 Cycling Event 6:00 a.m. Honeymoon Island March 8 The Florida Orchestra Viennese Delights 11:00 a.m. The Mahaffey March 8 - 9 Disney Live! Phineas and Ferb 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum March 9 The Florida Orchestra Rock On Broadway 8:00 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center March 10 Cattle Baron’s Ball 6:00 p.m. Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park The Florida Orchestra Rock On Broadway 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey March 11 Bill O'Reilly 7:30 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center March 13-28 On Golden Pond 8:00 p.m. St. Petersburg Little Theatre

Jay Mohr 8:00 p.m. Mahaffey Theater Opera @ the Dali 6:00 p.m. The Dali Museum March 16 The Florida Orchestra Voices Of Spring 10:00 a.m. The Mahaffey March 16 - April 7 Dearly Beloved by Jones, Hope and Wooten Friday and Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 3:00 p.m. Carrollwood Player's Theatre March 17 Chita Rivera - My Broadway 9:00 p.m. The Club at Treasure Island The Florida Orchestra Voices Of Spring 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

March 24-25 23rd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Festival 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hyde Park Village March 24 The Joffrey Ballet 8:00 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

Asolo Repertory Theatre Sarasota,

The Beth Ann Morean Arts Center St. Petersburg, Capitol Theatre Palm Harbor

March 27 through April 1 Come Fly Away Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

Carrollwood Players Theatre Tampa, The Club at Treasure Island St. Petersburg, The Coliseum St. Petersburg, Dunedin Fine Art Center Dunedin,

March 27 Debbie Reynolds 1:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Henry B. Plant Museum Tampa, The Lakeland Center Lakeland, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Tarpon Springs

March 29 Martin Short 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa, Mahaffey Theater St. Petersburg,

Red Hot Chili Peppers 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum March 30 Creedence Clearwater Revisited 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

Mindy Solomon Gallery St. Petersburg, Morean Arts Center St. Petersburg, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, MOSI Tampa, North Straub Park St. Petersburg, Nova 535 St. Petersburg,

Fiddler on the Roof 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Old Hyde Park Village Tampa, Palladium Theatre St. Petersburg, Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota, Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, Saks Fifth Avenue, West Shore Plaza Tampa, St. Petersburg Little Theatre St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Museum of History St. Petersburg,

Lord of the Dance 3:00 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

March 23 Tony Bennett 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Tampa State Fair Grounds,

American Stage St. Petersburg,

March 18 Bob Newhart and Deana Martin 2:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 21 Bill Clinton 7:00 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

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St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, The Dalí Museum St. Petersburg, The Studio@620 St. Petersburg,

Tony Bennett

March 23

Inspired by the likes of Bing Crosby and Nat “King” Cole, Tony Bennett’s easy, natural style has captured the hearts of millions around the globe. Generation gaps are nonexistent when it comes to his music. Tony has charted hits in the past six decades. The New York Times attributes Tony’s longevity above all to “his ability to convey a sense of joy, of utter satisfaction, in what he is doing.”

duPont Publishing has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all program schedules. Call ahead to verify the dates and times of these events. For consideration in future issues, e-mail or fax 727-489-0279.

The Straz Center (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center) Tampa, The Tampa Improv Tampa, Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Tampa Theatre Tampa, USF Contemporary Art Museum Tampa, USF Theater 2 Tampa, USF Sundome Tampa, Vinoy Park St. Petersburg,

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CLEARWATER BEACH UNCORKED AT THE HYATT REGENCY CLEARWATER BEACH RESORT & SPA The inaugural Clearwater Beach Uncorked—A Food & Wine Adventure, made its spectacular debut at the über seductive Urban Splash VIP Party poolside at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. The combination of urban cool meets South Beach chic rocked the party with impromptu performances by NYC street musicians, break dancers, graffiti painted models, prickly pear or blackberry cabernet designer Bellini cocktails, sinfully delicious nibbles courtesy of SHOR, and the ultimate ‘wall of fame’ where guests signed in on a staged graffiti wall. This event was unlike anything the Bay area has ever seen.

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Cadillac The success of Cadillac’s entry-level CTS sedan and its sporty -V performance package led to the development of the sleek twodoor CTS Coupe and cargo-ready CTS Sport Wagon and their respective -V counterparts. Like the sedan that started it all, the CTS-V Coupe features a larger grille to double the consumption of air and a raised hood to fit a supercharger to then feed that air into the engine. The resulting 556 hp and 551 lb-ft of torque from the 6.2-liter V8 equals a blazingly fast acceleration time of just 3.9 seconds. Power is available at every prod of the gas pedal, making the swapping of gears in the six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic a mild delay during the acceleration rush. We have tested all three of the CTS-V

variants, and the coupe seems to handle the corners the best. This must be due in part to the coupe’s nearly one-inch wider rear track, lighter weight, and standard Magnetic Ride Control system, which includes electronic sensors at all four wheels to literally adjust its damping for the road conditions every millisecond. We would also consider the coupe to be the best-looking CTS. From the sharp rake of the rear window, modest fender flares over the back wheels, flush door handles, and a trunk-lid light that comes to a sharp peak, the CTS-V Coupe’s styling is both cutting edge and classy; it can be mesmerizing to the eyes. Part of the -V package includes aggressive front and rear bumper treatments including omi-

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nous large dual outlets coming out of the center of the rear bumper. All wear 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels, available in either painted or polished finishes, and wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 2 performance tires. The interior is both luxurious and high tech. The best part is the optional Recaro performance seats, which did a fantastic job of making us comfortable and holding us tight. One particularly tasteful option is the Saffron color accents, which provides a contrasting color on the seats’ insert and stitching on the center console, seats, and door trim. The CTS-V Coupe also features microfiber on the steering wheel, seat inserts, and shifter. dR

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When a Cousteau talks, everybody listens. By Cindy Cockburn Photography by Michael Dupre

Pierre-Yves Cousteau, youngest son of legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, was flown by Air France last month for his first St. Pete visit. "Tradewinds Beach Resort was an excellent place to stay and enjoy the view of the Gulf of Mexico," remarked Cousteau as he launched his nonprofit global platform for marine conservation in the U.S. "Divers and snorkelers are the only people in the world who witness the state of the oceans on a daily basis. Cousteau Divers is a worldwide community of ocean lovers united to become active protectors of marine life.” The whirlwind week included a Dali Museum press conference hosted by Director Hank Hine and  private tour with Yann Weymouth, HOK Architects. The host committee, Weymouth, Peter Betzer, St. Pete Downtown Partnership; Howard Rutherford, Pier Aquarium; and Maryann Ferenc, Mise en Place, and SONO Cafe, organized meetings for Cousteau with community leaders and VIPs, and hosted two receptions. Cousteau is looking to establish the first Cousteau Divers Center for North and South America in St. Pete. dR


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