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Baltimore A Charmed City Written by Susan B. Barnes | Photography courtesy of Visit Baltimore


ften coupled with its neighboring city, Washington, D.C., Baltimore is certainly a destination in its own right. A city rich in history, culture and cuisine, not to mention the picturesque Inner Harbor, there is much to see and do—and eat! Upon arriving in Baltimore, take a sightseeing tour to get your bearings. A knowledgeable—and often-entertaining— guide will take you through the city, highlighting points of interest as you make your way through the different neighborhoods that make up the whole. You’ll even get a glimpse of Edgar Allen Poe’s grave and the building in which Mary Pickersgill stitched together a very famous flag. Civil War history abounds throughout Baltimore. Set out on the Discover Heritage Walk and meander along just over three miles of history, through the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, Historic Jonestown and City Center neighborhoods. There are twenty historic sites and museums along the route—choose those that interest you most, or visit them all!


A few miles outside downtown Baltimore is Fort McHenry—the first fort built by the United States. It is here that the flag flew during the War of 1812, inspiring Francis Scott Key to pen the Star-Spangled Banner. A new visitor center opened at Fort McHenry this month in anticipation of the bicentennial of the

War of 1812. Fort McHenry is a definite stop when visiting Baltimore. History isn’t the only thing alive in Baltimore, though! A thriving art scene makes the city alive with culture. Check out the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)—this is not your mother’s museum. Featuring works of self-taught artists,

the museum has more than 4,000 pieces of art in its permanent collection, of which approximately fifty will be on exhibit in its Permanent Collection Gallery. Through September 15, in celebration of its fifteenth anniversary, AVAM is featuring What Makes Us Smile?, co-curated by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, and artist Gary Panter and museum founder Rebecca Hoffberger. On May 7, the museum hosts its Baltimore’s Almost Famous (13th) Annual East Coast National Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race—that will be a sight to see! Maybe FiFi, the giant pink poodle, will make an appearance! In addition to the AVAM, Baltimore is home to so many museums, you’ll sure to be find one that suits your tastes!

All of this art and history is sure to make you hungry! Well, you’re in luck! Baltimore is a city filled with restaurants serving delicious fare, many with blue crab from the nearby Chesapeake Bay, not to mention all types of ethnicities. Start with breakfast and head to Spoons Coffee Café in the Federal Hill neighborhood for a cup of delicious joe and a fresh baked goodie. Or, for something more substantial, try the Blue Crab and Artichoke Omelet. That is the way to start the day! Or, if you’re in Fells Point, go to Alexander’s Tavern for brunch and the Smothered Tots or Crab Mac-N-Cheese accompanied by a mimosa, or two. Rich, yes. Filling, yes. Incredible—YES! For lunch, ask for a window seat at the Lebanese Taverna and prepare for a feast

for the senses. The Mediterranean fare is just what you need to give you energy to continue exploring all afternoon! But save room for dinner and make your way to Woodberry Kitchen, a farm-totable restaurant that combines flavors that will leave your mouth watering for days. The menu changes according to what’s in season, but know that everything that comes from the kitchen is grounded in the Chesapeake region’s ingredients and traditions. And, if C.M.P. is on the dessert menu, do yourself a favor—order it! After a day of exploring—and eating— it’s time to relax at one of the convenient hotels located in downtown Baltimore, just off the Inner Harbor. Keep with the historic theme and stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, a green hotel in the Jonestown

previous page: City skyline from Chespeake Bay and Fort McHenry above: The infamous Camden Yards following page clockwise: A night out on the town at the historical Hippodrome; Fifi, the giant pink poodle at the American Visionary Art Museum; Fells Point, an historic waterfront community just east of Baltimore's Inner Harbor; Enjoying the bay’s bounty at Bo Brooks 17


neighborhood and adjacent to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. Make plans to visit Baltimore and discover for yourself why it’s known as the Charm City.


courtesy of: Executive Chef Chad Gauss, City CafĂŠ 6 ounces bacon, diced 2 cups onion, diced 1-1/2 cups carrots, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 24 ounces beef stock 1 quart crab stock 2 cups water 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1 ounce Worcestershire 1 quart potatoes, diced 1/4 head green cabbage, shredded 1 pound frozen vegetables (corn, green beans, lima beans) 1 pound Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabmeat 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried basil 7 dashes Tabasco 28 ounce can diced tomatoes 3 tablespoons tomato paste Render diced bacon in your soup pot.

Add garlic, celery, onion, carrots. Sauté until soft and translucent. Whip in tomato paste, spices, bay leaf and add everything else except crab. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer. Let cook until cabbage and potatoes are tender. Add half of the crabmeat to the soup. Garnish the bowl with the remaining crabmeat.

CRAB IMPERIAL courtesy of: Chef John Shields, Gertrude’s ½ stick butter 2 tablespoons green bell pepper, diced 2 tablespoons red bell pepper or pimento, diced ½ cup mushrooms, chopped ¾ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1 teaspoon capers, drained and chopped ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Chesapeake seasoning 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter

in a small skillet and sauté the bell peppers and mushrooms until soft. Set aside. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, Tabasco, capers, ground pepper and Chesapeake seasoning in a small bowl and mix well. Add the sautéed peppers and mushrooms. Place the crabmeat in a mixing bowl and pour the mixture over it. Toss gently, careful to avoid breaking up the lumps of crab. Spoon the crab mixture into four individual gratin dishes or well-cleaned crab shells. (Place filled shells on a baking sheet.) Bake for 20–25 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the topping. Remove the casseroles from the oven. Preheat the broiler.

Direct flights to Baltimore are available on AirTran Airlines and Southwest Airlines; other major carriers also fly into the city, with a layover. For more information on visiting Baltimore, visit

Alexander’s Tavern 710 S. Broadway (Fells Point) (410) 522-0000

American Visionary Art Museum 800 Key Highway (410) 244-1900

City Café TOPPING 1 egg, beaten ¼ cup mayonnaise Pinch of paprika 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Spoon the topping evenly over each casserole. Place under the broiler for one to two minutes, or just until nicely browned. dR

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 2400 E. Fort Ave. (410) 962-4290

Gertrude’s 10 Art Museum Dr. (410) 889-3399

Lebanese Taverna 719 S. President St. (410) 244-5533

Spoons Coffee Café 24 E. Cross St. (Federal Hill) (410) 539-8395 www.spoonscoffeecafé.com

Woodberry Kitchen 2010 Clipper Park Rd., No. 126 (410) 464-8000

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Style & Sizzle at Tampa’s Speakeasy Step inside a small venue hidden in the back of a luxury condo tower just off Bayshore Boulevard in South Tampa, and you’ll swear you’ve been whisked back to the 1920s when prohibition ruled and hush-hush speakeasies flourished. From the peephole that slides open in the front door to the password required for entry and the dramatically dimmed lights inside, everything about Ciro’s Speakeasy & Supper Club recreates this colorful era. The restaurant is tiny, which gives it the intimate feel of a private party. A limited but imaginative menu offers signature dishes like Greek-style calamari and octopus, beef tenderloin tartare and pretzels stuffed with chorizo sausage and manchego cheese. The cocktails steal the show. Try the Death in the Afternoon with absinthe sorbet floating in champagne. 2109 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. 813-251-0022.

Spice Heaven The sheer number of spices and herbs at the new Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg is a heady experience. You could browse for hours savoring the look, smell and taste of exotics like Ceylon cinnamon, Pasila Negro chilies, Madagascar vanilla, Mayan cocoa, Moroccan curry, Mexican mole and Italian Black Truffle sea salt. Former banker Paul Bailey (founder of Signature Bank) and his wife Joan discovered the original Savory Spice Shop while visiting their daughter in Denver and fell in love. Now Paul owns a St. Petersburg franchise on Beach Drive and spends his days immersed in a delightful gourmet shop that will impress “foodies” with its 400 fresh-ground herbs and spices, as well as gift sets with hand-blended seasonings like Pike’s Peak Butcher’s Rub. 400 Beach Drive NE, #173, St. Petersburg. 727-290-9893.

LAMP—Laid Back Luxury Scott Fisher, owner of T2theS Design + Build has been busy putting together the long anticipated furniture line that has been over ten years in the making. LAMP is a company dedicated to producing timeless furniture and accessories for the modern lifestyle through merging old-world craft with new-world technology. The first collection is a diverse range of products that reflects their motto, “Everything Inspires.” This is LAMPs first step at ultimately creating the philosophy for LAMP—Laid Back Luxury. From a tube amplified IPod soundbox to a steamer trunk-inspired home office unit, LAMP produces handmade heirlooms where beauty is apparent at a glance and reinforced upon interaction. The LAMP collection debuts on March 19, 2011. 633 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. 727-278-7269.

Waterfront Tour on a Segway Chances are you’ve seen them—a meandering line of people motoring down the sidewalk on a strange looking contraption called a Segway. According to David Boston, owner of All About Fun Tours, the electric vehicles are easy to use and “tip-free.” They’re also self-propelling, with no gas pedal or brake to push on. “You operate the machine by adjusting your weight,” says Boston. “Lean forward to go faster, backwards to slow down.” Tour guides offer a five mile, one-and-a-half hour tour of the downtown St. Petersburg parks and waterfront, pointing out area attractions and discussing the city’s history. “It’s fun, we cover a lot of territory and you can see so much more than inside a vehicle,” says Boston. 101 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-896-3640. 20


The Heart and Soul of Sicilian Food Story and photography by Heather Anne Stalker


he samples arrived today. Five cardboard boxes, battered and bruised from their journey across the Mediterranean and over the Atlantic. Their heft is substantial; I groan picking them up, careful of the fraying seams. It doesn’t take much to open. Just one puncture and the packing tape gasps, exhaling an intoxicating aroma of styrofoam peanuts, musty cardboard, stale humidity and fennel. Ahhh... Sicily. I am probably the only person ever to visit this complex island without seeing its Greek and Roman ruins, but I was too busy eating. Gorging myself actually, but what else would you expect from a chef on a two-week buyer’s binge? The heart and soul of Sicilian foods— is humbly grounded in the home. Indeed, every cook, farmer and artisan I encountered described a dish as "something my mother used to make." There's nothing new about this concept, of course, but it seems stronger to me here as if you can feel the roots of family, generation upon generation, in the sun-drenched soil. Indeed, lying at the very heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily is a veritable culinary and historical crossroad, an intricate ‘mpanata (a Sicilian, multi-layered pie) if you will. The various elements come not just from Phoenicians and Arabs (pasta, grains) but also from Greeks (olives, almonds) and Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Germans, Aragonese, French and Spanish. It was the


Spaniards, rulers of Sicily for a half century, who brought capsicum peppers, Aztec chocolate and the tomato. Together, those vast influences have blended together, giving Sicilian cuisine it’s own personality. The pasta dishes are richer, saltier, more varied and more intense in flavor. The wild fruits and vegetables, used in everyday dishes, are brighter and deeper in flavor. And the desserts of Sicily? Sweeter and denser than all of Italy combined, much like it's people. For me, remembering Sicily will be easy. All I need is what’s in this box, a quick trip to the market, a bottle or two of Insolnia or Nero d’Avola, a few good friends and Perfetto!

DOLCE: A dolce (or sweet) ends a traditional Italian meal, and sicilian desserts—colorful, precious and extremely sweet—reflect history very well, which is why I'm choosing to start my meal here. Much has been written about gelato, cassata and cannoli, so there's no need to expound on them here. More impressive, to me, was the chocolate of Modica. (Plus, I've been waiting not-sopatiently for this chocolate to arrive!) A town impossibly built into two sides of a ravine, medieval Modica is legendary for its chocolate (it was used in the Bronze Age to preserve meat). There is chocolate ice cream, chocolate granita, chocolate cannolo, chocolate liqueur, hot chocolate and even a mincemeat and chocolate pastry called mpanatigghi that tastes far better than anyone can imagine. The most renowned of the shops is Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, a family-run operation since 1880, hidden down a small cul-desac off the main street, Corso Umberto. Stepping inside the first thing that hits you is the smell: a wonderful waft of spices, fruits, nuts and chocolate. The chocolate recipe used by Antica Dolceria Bonajuto has its roots in the 13th to 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors conquered the New World and brought back the local Aztec recipe for xocoàtl, a chocolate made from ground cocoa seeds mixed with spices. Bonajuto makes chocolate according to the Aztec method, using semiground cocoa containing cocoa butter, castor sugar and spices. The result is a chocolate that

contains no butter, vegetable fats, milk derivatives or lecithin, and has a granular texture because the sugar crystals do not melt. It’s a completely novel experience if you’ve never tasted it before and a must for any real chocolate lover.

ANTIPASTI: A traditional Italian meal starts with something to nibble on, called an antipasto, which translates into English as “before the meal.” It can be as basic as a few slices of proscuitto or salami by themselves, a plate of olives drizzled with olive oil, or this simple dish of pecorino, Sulla honey and hazelnuts. Pecorino with Honey and Hazelnuts 1 pound pecorino 1 cup skinless hazelnuts, toasted 3 T La Nonna Sulla Honey* Pull the cheese out of the refrigerator at least one1 hour before serving—it should be served at room temperature. Chop the hazelnuts coarsely. Break pecorino into large bite-size chunks. Place on plate and drizzle with sulla honey. Top with chopped hazelnuts. PRIMO: In Italy, pasta is a first course, or primo, served as an appetizer, not as the main event. This is often pasta con le sarde. SECONDO: The main course is called il secondo, or the second course. Chicken, meat, or fish are the usual choices, and portions are generally small. These main courses are fairly simple, and are sometimes skipped all together in favor of contorno.

CONTORNO: A selection of contorno often accompanies the main course, but these flavorful side dishes are the secondo. The word contorno loosely translates as “contours” and refers to the fact that the vegetable course helps shape and define the meal. Caponata The most telling example of Sicily's complexity—culinary, historical and otherwise— is caponata. Extra virgin olive oil 2 purple eggplant, cut into large chunks 1 teaspoon fresh oregano sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 small onion, peeled and chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced flat-leaf parsley, small bunch of fresh leaves picked and stalks finely chopped 2 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed, soaked and drained green olives, handful, pits removed, sliced 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced 2–3 tablespoons best-quality herb vinegar* 5 large ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted Put eggplant into a colander over a large bowl; toss with one tablespoon of salt and let drain for one hour. Rinse eggplant and pat dry with paper towels. In a large saute pan over medium heat, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil. Add eggplant and oregano, season with a salt and toss to evenly coat eggplant with oil. Cook for 4 or 5 minutes. When the eggplants are nice and golden on each side, remove from the heat and place in a bowl. Add more olive oil to the pan, then saute the onion, garlic and parsley for a couple of minutes. Add more oil to the pan if you feel it's getting too dry. Add the eggplant, capers, olives and peppers to the pan and drizzle with the herb vinegar (adjust the recipe here with Condiaroma or traditional balsamic vinegar). When the vinegar has evaporated, add the tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender. Taste before serving and season with salt, pepper and a little more vinegar, if needed. Drizzle with some good olive oil and serve sprinkled

with the chopped parsley leaves and the almonds. Can be served hot or cold.

Bacon Wrapped Scallions (Cipollate con Pancetta) 24 large scallions, trimmed 8 strips bacon or pancetta Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup CondiAroma 33 Wrap three scallions together with 1 strip of bacon. Repeat with remaining scallions and bacon and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add bacon-wrapped scallion bunches, and cook, turning as needed, until browned. Drizzle with CondiAroma 33 and place in an 350-degree oven for 10 minutes, or until crisp. Serve hot.

Shaved Fennel and Blood Orange Salad (finocchi e tarcocchi) 2 large fennel bulbs, trimmed and several fennel fronds set aside juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup Tenute Adragna Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 blood oranges 8 ounce chunk of hard pecorino sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste Using a mandoline or a very sharp knife 23

ABOUT TENUTE ADRAGNA OLIVE OIL It’s the diverse Sicilian farmers who deserve the credit for making this the third most productive olive oil region in Italy, accounting for nearly 10% of total Italian production. With its perfect Mediterranean climate and fertile volcanic soil, thousands of acres of Sicilian soil are dedicated to olive groves. The aroma of Adragna Olive Oil - a blend of nocellara, cerasuola and biancolilla) calls to mind the clear fragrance of fresh crushed olives and artichoke; on the palate, slightly spicy, but well-balanced with a pleasant hint of fresh almond. Tenute Adragna also produces stellar Sicilian wines, but they have yet to traverse the convoluted paths of the USDA. Trust me, I’m working on that. dR

cut the fennel down the middle and shave into very thin slices. Place in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice and olive oil. To cut your orange segments, slice the stem and blossom ends off the blood oranges. Stand the blood oranges on one end and following the contour of the fruit with your knife, remove the peel and white cottony pith. Work from top to bottom, rotating the fruit as you go. Then slice the oranges into thin pinwheel slices. Add the oranges and fennel fronds and toss with salt and pepper. Using a vegetable peeler shave the pecorino over the plated salad. ABOUT SULLA HONEY Down a dusty little side street in a quiet part of Trapani is a hidden treasure of a shop that sells only honey. Shy, yet full of knowledge about all aspects of apiculture, Beekeeper Vultaggio Agnese is more interested in his hives and their occupants than in the company of other people. Still, he’s a gracious host. To collect his honeys, Vultaggio uses a centrifuge, rather than heat, which is the way common supermar24

ket honeys are extracted. Heat extraction is quicker and less expensive and makes the honey smooth and clear, but it also destroys some of the delicate and distinctive flavors, as well as the beneficial amino acids and enzymes. Raw, virgin honey like La Nonna will naturally crystallize over time. He produces the loveliest Sulla honey, a wild legume native to Italy—light in color with a delicate and delicious floral flavor. ABOUT CONDIAROMA 33 To understand what CondiAroma is, you first have to understand what it is not. It is not balsamic vinegar. By law, balsamic vinegar is a product solely of Modena, in the north. It is also not really a true vinegar— under 6%, which is the standard by which Italian vinegar is judged. That said, Condiaroma is a sweetand-savory by-product of the Sicilian Marsala winemaking process, where concentrated must is combined with an ancient vinegar “mother” and then aged in oak barrels for 33 years. Its heavenly flavor is the epitome of Sicilian agrodolce, and a perfect condiment for virtually anything, sweet or savory.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A journalist, photographer and Culinary Institute of America trained-chef, Heather Anne Stalker is also the Director of Fun at Datz. She traveled to Italy in February with Attavola, a company that partners with Italy’s finest producers to help connect people to the country’s long-standing food traditions and farmers. These and other Italian artisanal products will be arriving at Datz in mid-April. Additionally, Datz will be working with Attavola to produce a food tour of Sicily in October 2012. Contact for more information.

dR HEALTH “It’s a pretty bizaare sport—in a good


way. It appeals to everybody, from a 70-


year-old guy to a 7-year-old kid. They’re excited [stand up paddling’s] related to

By Susan B. Barnes

surfing, and it’s cutting edge and cool.”

TAMPA BAY—SUP CAPITAL? “The basic, year-round clement weather; the diversity of water types; and the sometimes difficult-to-access, really beautiful natural areas that we have [here in the Bay area] are all a combination of getting people hooked,” said Klemawesch. He went on to add that you may have lived in St. Pete forever, gone to Davis Island or Fort DeSoto hundreds of times, but going out on a paddleboard is a different experience from a sixfoot vantage from the water. “There’s splendor and beauty around us that can be accessed with minimal difficulty,” Klemawesch noted.

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ou may have seen them gliding atop the waters of the Bay area—in downtown Tampa, along the Intercoastal, out in the Gulf. They’re not surfing; they’re not windsurfing; they’re not kiteboarding. What is it that they’re doing? They’re stand up paddling, or SUP! Though it’s hard to tell when stand up paddling evolved from surfing, or vice versa, it’s often credited to Duke Kahanamoku—a 1912, 1920 and 1924 Hawaiian Olympic medalist and “the father of modern surfing”—and the Waikiki Beach Boys. These beach boys didn’t sing of California girls, though— they taught visitors to surf and oftentimes paddled out into the waters to take photos of surfers. On surfboards. With paddles. Stand up paddling. Dr. Patrick Klemawesch of St. Petersburg first got involved in stand up paddling when in Malibu interviewing for a residency position in 2005. He went into a local surf shop to rent a board, hoping to catch a few waves. “It was my one chance to surf Malibu and it was flat,” recalled Klemawesch. “Not only flat, but unseasonably cold and rainy. I paddled out, and was the only person out at Malibu.” It was then that big wave surfer and surfing pioneer Laird Hamilton came out to do a paddle workout with his training partners. Klemawesch struck up a conversation with Hamilton, asked him about what he was doing and got hooked. “It looked like so much fun,” said Klemawesch. “They were even catching two-inch waves and riding them in.” He ordered a board as soon as he got back to Florida and has been stand up paddling since. And he’s not the only one. SUP has been increasing in popularity over the years—yours truly even tried it last summer. Klemawesch isn’t surprised in the interest in the sport.

Dr. Patrick Klemawesch of St. Petersburg stand up paddles in the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal.

Brody Welte, owner of Stand Up Fitness and Kahuna Kai Paddle Shop, agrees. Relocating from Hawaii where he was raised, he stopped in the area to visit friends on his way to an interview in South Florida. “[We were] crossing the Howard Frankland Bridge and I looked around,” Welte said. “There was water everywhere, and flat water, which is conducive to the sport.” He stayed a few days and explored the area. When he didn’t get the job in South Florida—a sign—he started his stand up paddling business. According to Welte, no other place outside the state of Hawaii has the year-round temperatures, access to water and culture based around water like the Bay area does. He foresees the area being the top two or three places in the U.S. to paddle—if not the top—when it’s all said and done. The water culture Welte refers to is key to the growth of the sport. “We have such a community of fitness enthusiasts that are eager to get into it,” said Klemawesch. “Once they’ve had their first taste and how subtlety challenging it can be, they’re in.” 25

“The sport is growing everywhere, and we’re a microcosm for that,” he continued. “St. Pete really is one of the national, and even international, hot spots with the number of sanctioned race events that we have here, and with the really cool community of people.”

SO WHO ARE STAND UP PADDLERS? “It’s a pretty bizaare sport—in a good way,” said Welte. “It appeals to everybody, from a 70-year-old guy to a 7-yearold kid. They’re excited. Stand up paddling is related to surfing, and it is cutting edge and cool.” Welte also sees an increasing number of women getting into the sport, and racing, too. Klemawesch notes that some of the most devoted paddlers around the area are in their 50s and 60s. “My dad paddles several times a week,” he said. “I got him hooked on it, and he races locally. He’s radical!”

“The sport is growing everywhere, and we’re a microcosm for that. St. Pete really is one of the national, and even international, hot spots with the number of sanctioned race events that we have here, and with the really cool community of people.”

SUP—IT DOES A BODY GOOD With all the fun to be had with stand up paddling, it may be easy to forget that it is a workout at the same time, developing core strength and balance.

“You get out of it what you put into it,” said Klemawesch. “It’s possible to do a paddleboard workout where you’re working mostly upper body, or a leg workout.” He also notes that several area outfitters offer fitness classes with a boot camp mentality—train on land and in water, incorporate yoga and even Pilates into the workout and try to focus on the goal of the day. For the more experienced paddlers, as far as distance paddling/race training, SUP is the supreme total body workout, according to Klemawesch. And he should know—he’s the first person from the gulf to successfully stand up paddle solo across the Ka’iwi Channel, and he’s training for the 32-Mile Molokai-Oahu Paddleboard Race in July. Welte echoes the total body workout benefit, noting that most people feel it in their legs (quads, calves and feet) and core due to constant stabilizing, but that the power of propulsion primarily comes from the core.

Clockwise: Family fun SUP style. Brody Welte developed a workout program that benefits stand up paddlers. Catching a wave, SUP-style. Preparing for a day on the water.

Stand up paddling offers a different perspective of bay area waters.

READY TO DIVE IN? If you’re ready to give it a go, Klemawesch suggests first determining your level of comfort in the water, and your level of fitness. As far as conditioning, he first suggests yoga; then any board sport (i.e. surf, snow, skate); and finally anything involving the water to affirm comfort and respect. For people who are total novices— who have never surfed or skateboarded or done any board sport—he suggests contacting one of the local shops to take an introductory lesson. “If you’re a little more comfortable, the really great thing about the sport is, either

borrow, or rent, or buy a board and a paddle and go out and learn,” Klemawesch said. “As with any new sport, try it out first with a friend or renting a board.” After your first foray into stand up paddling, if it’s something you’re interested in learning more about, Welte suggests taking a lesson to learn correct form and paddle stroke. “If taught by a qualified instructor on the right equipment, I believe that everyone can have a great time, and that is the whole goal,” said Welte. Once you become hooked, buying the equipment is as easy as one, two… well,

that’s it. Boards range from a couple of hundred dollars to just under $2,000, and paddles around $200 and up. When ready to buy, Welte suggests talking with a local retailer to determine which board and paddle will work best for what you want to do. Much like bicycling, a casual rider wouldn’t want to buy a bike built for racing. If you’re looking to switch up your workout routine, try something new, or just go out for a day on the water, try stand up paddling. It’ll give you a whole new perspective of the waters and natural beauty that surround us. dR


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Yoga and Tai Chi Stress Management for Busy Lives

P r o m o t e H e a l t h a n d We l l n e s s

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By Janan Talafer


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ith our ever-present digital devices, we’re bombarded with information nearly every minute of the day. It can be difficult to disconnect. Yet it’s critical for our well being to take some time away from all the external dialogue, says Laura Tillinghast Hine, the owner of Inspire Yoga. “Yoga lets you leave everything outside the door for the sixty to ninety minutes of practice,” says Tillinghast Hine. “It’s about clearing the mind, focusing the breath and creating space to gain a sense of being more open, free and calm.” Yoga’s health benefits are well-documented, from reducing blood pressure and heart rate to improving flexibility and balance. It can also increase peak performance and brain function. And unlike many sports, it’s not about pushing harder to reach the next level, it’s about easing up and letting go—perhaps the perfect antidote to our driven, competitive culture. Tillinghast Hine can certainly speak to the effect yoga has on type A personalities. A graduate of the Naval Academy, she served several tours of duty in the Middle East and came home to Tampa to work in commercial construction. Now she owns a yoga studio that offers classes in a unique setting—the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Art Museum. “Yoga can help develop a sense of living in the present moment in a nonjudgmental way without worrying if you are doing it right or wrong,” says John Allen Gibel, an instructor at the Dali. “Over the years, I’ve seen a transformational change in people.” Look for yoga classes at local gyms, studios and recreation centers. Tillinghast Hine offers beginners this advice: experience a variety of styles, instructors and studios before you make up your mind. And remember, it's not about being able to touch your toes. Tai Chi, like yoga, is a non-competitive mind-body exercise that promotes wellness. But unlike yoga, which emphasizes stationary postures, Tai Chi is a series of slow, scripted movements that involve continuous stretching and turning, says Cythnia Zarling, a spokesperson for the Taoist Tai Chi Society St. Petersburg affiliate. Tai Chi strengthens the muscles and spinal cord, improves balance and posture, stimulates the immune system and benefits the heart. It’s safe for people at all levels of fitness, even for those in a wheelchair. To learn more go dR

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Rejuvenating Face & Body The Latest Trends in Cosmetic Procedures By Janan Talafer


ging gracefully has never been easier thanks to advances in technology that make it possible to augment, lift, tighten, correct and finetune what nature has bestowed. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that last year more than 1.5 million people gave themselves the gift of looking healthier, more attractive and shapelier with everything from breast augmentation to facelifts, tummy tucks and dermabrasion. Tampa Bay’s many skilled plastic surgeons blend artistry and expertise to sculpt a head-to-toe makeover that can result in what St. Petersburg plastic surgeon Jeremy Benedetti, M.D. calls that “Wow” factor. Natural is the key to looking and feeling better about our appearance. It’s all about balance, proportion and adding volume lost with aging, childbirth and other factors. Here are some of the latest trends. 30

PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD “There has been a huge difference in the way we look at rejuvenating the face,” says Tampa plastic surgeon Abraham Marcadis, M.D. With age, both the skin surface and underlying structure begin to change. The ligaments get lax; the skin stretches and becomes thinner, loosing collagen and elasticity. We also lose volume, which makes our cheeks look hollow. Correcting each of these issues often requires a multilayered approach to treatment. To stop the clock and reverse obvious signs of aging, sun damage and cigarette smoking, anti-aging skin rejuvenations techniques such as pulsed light therapy, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels and dermabrasion are popular, safe and effective. These procedures shrink pores, eliminate tiny broken blood vessels, acne scars and dark spots, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The result is a

healthy glow and younger looking skin. Treatments at a physician-supervised medical spa are different from a day spa, says Dr. Benedetti. The difference is in the results. More intensive peels and lasers at medi spas don’t just touch up the epidermal surface, they reach down to the dermal layer where they get to work actually changing the tissue, says Dr. Marcadis. But it’s not just about achieving smooth skin. It’s vital to tackle the challenge of the face losing volume. Injectible fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra and Botox can add a little plumpness and contour to cheeks, as well as fill in wrinkles and enhance the lips, which also thin with age. Some doctors are also using the patient’s own fat cells as filler. The fat cells are removed usually from the abdomen during liposuction, purified and injected back into the areas where it’s needed.

Tampa plastic surgeon Bart Rademaker, M.D. of Rejuva Plastic Surgery Center is a pioneer in what he calls regenerative medicine for natural aesthetic rejuvenation. He is one of the first surgeons in the area to take the body’s own fat cells, stem cells and tissue regenerative growth factors and then reinsert the solution into crow’s feet around the eyes, wrinkles around the mouth and hollowness in the cheeks. “It is really next generation medicine that brings about a completely natural restoration of form and function using the patient’s own cells,” says Dr. Rademaker. Currently the process can be used for the face and for a natural breast enhancement, but Dr. Rademaker anticipates other medical uses in the future. BODY BEAUTIFUL Many people, no matter how much they exercise, may still be genetically inclined toward

stubborn areas of fat on the abdomen, thighs, back and hips. Fortunately, a variety of procedures can help. The least invasive include Accent and Thermage, which use radiofrequency heat for contouring. For the best results, many plastic surgeons recommend liposuction, a tummy tuck—or both. Liposuction, which removes fat through a minimally invasive suction process, is one of the most common procedures we do, says Dr. Marcadis. However, he cautions that it is not a weight loss procedure. “Liposuction is good for removing fat directly under the skin,” says the doctor. “Think of it as reducing the amount of tissue when you pinch the skin and fat on the body.” A tummy tuck, however, not only addresses abdominal fat, but wrinkled, stretched and excess skin due to pregnancy or major weight loss. “This is a powerful procedure that can accomplish things that

liposuction can’t, says Dr. Marcadis. “The key to a successful tummy tuck,” says Dr. Benedetti, “is perfect placement of the belly button. It’s something I notice every time I walk on the beach.” Dr. Benedetti is also one of several Tampa Bay plastic surgeons offering a “mommy makeover” which includes not only a tummy tuck, but breast lift or augmentation for a full frontal change that restores everything in one surgery. “There is no doubt that cosmetic procedures can transform someone’s whole outlook on life, says Dr. Marcadis. “By changing some part of the body that makes someone self-conscious and avoid going to the pool or the beach, or even feel uncomfortable being intimate, you can make a big difference and help them enjoy life much more.” dR .Previous page: Bart Rademaker, M.D., believes a natural approach is key to successful face and body rejuvenation.

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Fun, intense, diverse

today’s hottest fitness trends

Child’s Play? By Catherine Mitseas


or diehard exercise junkies, going to the gym use to mean slinging weights on a stationary machine, pumping out twelve reps, and waiting an interminable 30 seconds until theycould, again, push the poundage. In today’s gym though, the fittest are taking their training to another level: one that honors minimalism and mimics childhood play while intensifying the exactness of every movement. Minimalist training, which also is referred to as “cross-training” or “athletic-training,” can include slapping heavy 50-foot tsunami ropes repeatedly against a floor, slamming weighted balls against a wall, and pull-ups done on gymnastic rings. Athletes might engage in such simple moves as triceps-dips, sprints across open fields, or chest presses using only ones’ own weight and two black straps. Over at the Fight Factory in Tampa, general manager Johnathan Ordway is a former NFL, AFL, and CFL cornerback. His hybrid performance classes combine high intensity training with such raw athletics as dragging “sled” weights and “suicides,” an explosive method of agility training. The Fight Factory is owned by former NFL Super Bowl champion Yo Murphy. Among its offerings is CrossFit, a nationally-franchised training program that incorporates free weights with an extreme cardio development program. Jon Orebaugh, co-owner of CrossFit 813, says CrossFit blends gymnastics, metabolic conditioning, and Olympic weight lifting techniques to create classes that constantly vary movements while performing each exercise at its maximum power. “We drive the intensity piece—it is the hardest piece of it to teach. Ninety-nine percent of people are not comfortable with uncomfortable—that’s what we try to get across. We will push you and get you to another level.” The United States military originally developed cross fit training techniques for its first responder units. The training is inherently designed to increase an individual’s functionality—that is their ability to move heavy loads over distances quickly and safely, Orebaugh says. Mathew Midyett, co-owner of Powerhouse Gym in Tampa’s Channel District says, his gym members are exposed to some of the most cutting edge cross-training equipment in Tampa Bay. TRX Suspension Training uses an adjustable strap system to build an athletes’ whole body. The straps’ inherent instability forces the core muscles to provide balance and stability, resulting in a stronger overall physique rather than simply a bulkier one. The “Gauntlet” is a non air-conditioned, 1,000-square-foot playyard complete with a monkey bar set, oversized truck tires, sledgehammers, and beer kegs—all of which sit on a gradually sloped floor covered in Astroturf.

Tucked deep within Powerhouse is a narrow, 10-yard sand pit. Exercise physiologist Mark Gochneour of Speed Source Athletics, says sand training recruits small muscle fibers within the hips, knees, and ankles as the body’s larger muscles cannot respond effectively to the sand’s instability. As a result, exercisers strengthen seldom-used muscle groups and gain better balance and agility. Even personal training’s gone from building might to optimizing individual exercises. Jay Signorelli, a strength conditioning coach for the New York Yankees organization, also trains everyday people. Signorelli aspires to apply “human performance training” techniques to every client. The fancy phrase boils down to the simple dynamics of stabilizing muscle groups and improving overall posture in order to maximize every move—a critical first step— whether it’s a girl looking to firm her backside or a pitcher needing to refine his fast ball. He says, once clients understand why they move the way they do, he can help them begin to correct weaknesses and start building power, strength and tone. Fun, intense and diverse—today’s hottest fitness trends dare individuals to push their bodies to the limit, one squatjump, dead-lift or box-jump at a time. dR

Clockwise from top: The interior of the Fight Factory includes a fully-equipped boxing rink that regularly hosts amateur sparring matches. Suspension training expert Dan Long demonstrates crunches using the TRX system. To complete the crunch, Long extends his body, executes a full push-up, and then curls back up into the fetal position. The series places intense demands on his core—but results in amazing abs and a cut physique. Suzanne Weatherly completes box jumps.

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pa-radise i n Ta m p a B a y By Susan B. Barnes

hen the hectic pace catches up with us, the stress is a bit too much and we’re harried beyond belief, we’re fortunate to have a number of spas to turn to in the Tampa Bay area to melt our cares away. For the past several years, the trend amongst spas throughout the U.S. has been to go more organic, with an increased use of

From Sand and Sea

Sandava Spa, atop the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Clearwater Beach, is one such spa—the floors and cabinets throughout the spa are

Photo courtesy of Glow—A Couture Day Spa


natural products. The same rings true of spas in our area. The ‘green’ movement is more than the products, but includes the building and fixtures themselves.


made of bamboo, a sustainable resource. “Finding what’s unique about themselves” helps spas find a sense of self, said Beverly Fox-Crismond, spa director at Sandava Spa. She notes that massage is always the most popular treatment at pretty much any spa, but it’s how spas make the treatments “their own” that set them apart. A visit to Sandava Spa is a complete sensory experience. The relaxation room, with near-floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Intercoastal, features a waterfall wall that is soothing and “super inviting,” according to Beverly. Complimentary spa bites are offered with all services; morning spreads are breakfast fare, including mini-muffins, miniparfaits, coffee and herbal teas, and afternoons bring hors d’oeuvres and wine. Led from the relaxation room, each treatment room is a suite—no need to go from one room to the next if multiple treatments are scheduled. “More likely than not, guests will have the same therapist for all services,” said Beverly. This “keeps you connected with what you’re there to do—relax.” Prior to each treatment, therapists offer guests a sand ritual: using sand from the beach right outside, guests choose an intention card and place card in the sand. The card is returned to the guests when it’s time to go, bringing them back to the time and place where they were most relaxed. On a recent visit to Sandava Spa, I opted for the Endless Wave massage— organic oils suspended in pure sea algae

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SANDAVA SPA 301 S. Gulfview Boulevard Clearwater (727) 373-4970

Glow—From the Inside Out

As a model, Wesley Winer, owner of Glow—A Couture Day Spa in South Tampa, had been in and out of different types of spas—those that were more medical and sterile, and those that were full of fluff and without substance. When she opened Glow seven years ago, she knew just what she wanted. Wesley opened Glow with the mindset that only the best treatments would be offered, using the finest natural and organic products in a relaxed, sumptuous atmosphere. She first began offering facials, and, as she found her ‘dream team,’ added massage therapy and nail services to the menu. “In addition to our strong belief of providing our clients with natural, chemicalfree, organic products and treatments,

we also believe each person that steps through our doors has their own unique and individual needs,” said Wesley. “That is why every treatment we offer is customized for each client.” She went on to explain that if, for example, a client is a runner, a pedicure bath would most likely be prepared using fresh fruits, tea tree and sea salt to help ease the feet. Or, for a pregnant guest, peppermint and hot stones may be used in a pedicure bath to relieve edema. “This philosophy rings true across the board with our services,” said Wesley, “and I believe this personal touch is something that makes us stand out.” Tucked into a bungalow in South Tampa, that personal touch is evident as soon as you walk through the door at Glow. On a recent visit, I found a boutique filled with fun items to browse through as

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were slowly dropped along my spine, with the intent on calming and centering me. “Most people are out within five minutes,” Beverly warned, and right she was. I was instantly quieted, my whirling mind turned off and tuned in. Cassie, the masseuse, did an incredible job easing away the knots and crunches that had taken over my back and neck.

I made my way into a cozy relaxation lounge, complete with tempting treats and ambrosia water to satiate my appetite. Because each appointment is made just for each person, I glimpsed only one other lucky guest as I made my way back to the treatment room for my facial. At the start of the treatment, Wesley gave me the choice of several different aromatherapies; I chose the one that would bring inspiration. After all, who couldn’t be inspired? Over the next hour, Wesley cleansed, buffed, polished and massaged my face using a French technique called effleurage, something like “taking your face out for a jog.” I felt slightly guilty that my face was jogging while my body was melting into the table. I’ve had facials before, but this one was exquisite. Not to mention the soothing yet invigorating neck and shoulder massage, and arm and hand exfoliation. When your body’s had enough of the grind of the everyday, take some time for yourself. Make an appointment and reconnect—body, mind and spirit. In the Tampa Bay area, we have some amazing spas that will help you do just that. dR

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The Masley Optimal Health Center provides the tools you’ll need to be ten years younger, trimmer, fitter, and mentally sharper. Steven Masley, MD, FAAFP, CNS


iscover the secret to looking and feeling healthier, sexier, and stronger than you have in a decade, and restoring mental quickness, skin tone, and fitness. Not only would you look and feel younger, but you’d be physiologically younger on the inside. We use a comprehensive and scientifically proven Ten Years Younger Program combining a Sweet Sixteen Vitality Food list with both an “Age Busting Fitness Program” and a “Relaxation Routine” to empower you to turn back the clock. An optimal health evaluation focuses on multiple aspects of aging that can be enhanced with optimal lifestyle changes. The concern is that most people don’t know how they are aging on the inside from a typical medical evaluation, so their goals are often off target. An optimal evaluation should enable you to measure aging—allowing you to prioritize your health goals, and then empower you to achieve them. Combining a diet, exercise, and a stress management routine, together with a comprehensive evaluation and a focused action plan can create a new you— enabling you to reverse up to ten years of normal aging in just ten weeks time. Not only will you be healthier, but you’ll feel terrific as well, and feeling great is what makes any program truly worth following. For over 20 years, Dr. Masley has empowered thousands to lose weight, get fit, improve cognitive function, and tap into unsuspected energy. He has won acclaim for reversing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in his patients.

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Empowering you to care for your greatest asset

YOU Dr. Masley is a board certified nutrition specialist with the American College of Nutrition, an awardwinning patient educator, a chef, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida. He was formerly the Medical Director of the Pritikin Longevity Center and Carillon Executive Health. Dr. Masley is the author of three books, including, Ten Years Younger. His work has been featured on the Today Show and the Discovery Channel.

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AT MASLEY OPTIMAL HEALTH CENTER, WE HAVE PROVEN, PUBLISHED DATA THAT OUR PARTICIPANTS: ⽧ Lose weight (up to 100 pounds, but a 10-20 pound loss is much more common) ⽧ Become stronger and fitter ⽧ Have improved cognition (executive function) by 30%, and increased performance in the board room ⽧ Have substantial improvements in blood sugar and cholesterol control SOON TO BE PUBLISHED DATA: ⽧ Many of our patients have shrunk their arterial plaque by more than 10 years of average growth ⽧ Many have reversed their type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and no longer require medication to treat these conditions OUR PATIENTS LIKE BRAGGING ABOUT: ⽧ Increased athletic performance ⽧ Enhanced job performance resulting in a job promotion ⽧ Improved sexual function ⽧ Weight loss Our goal is to empower you to optimize your health, performance, and quality of life right now and for decades to come. 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite 300 | St. Petersburg, FL 33716 | 727.299.9222 37


The Real Facial


Angela T. Rasmussen, DDS, FAGD

Over my twenty-seven years of practicing dentistry, I’m constantly learning and challenging myself to provide my patients with the latest and safest treatment modalities available. One of my goals is to provide my patients with a beautiful smile, not just beautiful teeth. The soft tissues around the mouth are as important as the color and position of the teeth in determining the patients smile. I want to advance what I’ve been able to do in cosmetic dentistry, by incorporating the surrounding tissues outside of the mouth, which will fully complete the entire esthetic procedures. That is why I am a certified Facial Esthetics Healthcare provider! I am trained in the esthetic and cosmetic treatment of the face, including Botox® and Dermal Fillers. You may ask, “Why would a dentist want to do this?” I submit to you that dentists are the specialists in the oral and maxillofacial areas (from the chin to the forehead). We are more knowledgeable than any other healthcare provider in treating facial areas. The facial, oral and peri-oral area is where we live every single day! I am excited to offer these safe, anti-aging treatments to complete that beautiful smile!

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Perfect Mix of Elegance, Function and Location


he minute you step inside you know a special experience awaits. It is rare to find the home where attention to detail has created a “piece of living art”. The experience starts with a very unique location – the top of a hill. From this hill you look down at the rolling green grass of


a long fairway. With tall pines, old oaks, and the Gulf just blocks away, you have the feel of Florida in past decades. This home is a custom home built by Campagna Construction. The design, the materials, and the color choices has created a sophisticated, but warm and intimate environment. The tall ceilings have created the perfect back drop for an extensive art collection. You are greeted by a grand

foyer and spiral staircase and flowing formal rooms for those special times. The heart of the home is always the kitchen and family room and this one is done right. The dramatic chefs kitchen is a part of the family room with sweeping views of the fairway while being a part of the patio and pool area which looks and feels like an enchanted garden. Storage abounds for the cook and the breakfast bar will accommo-

date your audience while cooking. A warm fireplace and wall for multiple televisions makes it a haven for everyone. When you retreat to the master suite you are truly transported to a secluded and serene other world. You will experience the most romantic bedroom and bathroom imaginable. Soft lights, soothing colors, and cabinetry that is a work of art are mixed with the high tech plumbing of ToTo, steam shower, and a hidden T.V. Residents of this pristine, gated community have access to all the restaurants and amenities of the resort. Enjoy nearby white sand, blue waters of famous Honeymoon Island and the quaint downtowns of Dunedin and Tarpon Springs. Offered at $1,750,000. For additional Information, please contact Peggy Mateer or Molly Lucas, Coldwell Banker at 727-430-1869 or www.florida

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Dunedin—Experience the ultimate Florida lifestyle in this contemporary masterpiece. Double lot on wide-open water with dock occupying a 60-foot yacht. Sleek lines, panoramic water views and amenities such as a media room, upscale sports lounge and fully equipped gym. Custom pool and 3-car-garage. Bike to gulf beaches. 30 Minutes to Tampa International Airport. Offered at $3,995,000

Palm Harbor—This home, in a gated community, overlooks the fairways of one of the famous Innisbrook golf courses. “Dressed up” 4-bedroom Arthur Rutenberg home includes hardwood floors, extensive moldings and trim-work. Gourmet kitchen with upgraded custom cabinetry and Viking appliances. Outdoor living is at its best with sparkling pool and outdoor terrace. Offered at $799,000



Palm Harbor—Marc Rutenberg home on a generous lot, with 5 bedrooms, 2 offices and an upstairs bonus room. Features wood plank ceramic tile floors, crown moldings, plantation shutters, custom built-ins, and kitchen with granite countertops and brick accents. Enjoy community recreation fields, playgrounds and magnificent waterfront park, dock and boat launch. Offered at $575,000

Dunedin—Sprawling 5-bedroom home on a large lot in the heart of Dunedin. New kitchen, master suite and bath, and landscaping. Fresh and ready to enjoy. Beautiful spacious kitchen and adjoining family area. Large pool area and expansive green lawn. Everyone enjoys nearby amenities of Honeymoon Island Beach, the Pinellas Trail, and city of Dunedin recreational facilities. Offered at $499,000

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This beautiful home was designed to satisfy owners who need privacy, gatherings and entertaining environments. Located at 1850 Brightwaters Boulevard NE, on St. Petersburg's most notable waterfront street, this Snell Isle home offers the highest quality materials throughout from construction to trim work. A gated entry, magnificent foyer and library, an elevator, porcelain tile, cherry and ash hardwoods, exquisite hand-carved chandeliers in the stairwell and library, an exercise room “cottage,” gorgeous mahogany moldings, and Ballantine windows and doors, are just a few of the very special details. Vaulted coffered ceilings in living, dining and family rooms, both with fireplaces and the library/ office enhance the already spacious dimensions of this exceptionally well designed home. The chef's kitchen and family room with 560bottle wine room and separate wet bar area provide a casual family space while the formal dining and living rooms provide ideal space to entertain guests. The pool area fronts onto a quiet bay, deep enough for an 80-plusfoot sailboat. Stunning bay views where amazing sunsets frame palms and tropical trees. The epitome of idyllic Florida waterside living. This home is offered for $3,950,000 by Alona Dishy, Realty Executives Adamo, 727-458-8037, dR

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Palm Harbor: Custom 4/3.5 home on Lake Tarpon. $1,695,000. Steve Kepler, 727-647-6696.

Clearwater: Charming 7/7.5 estate in Harbor Oaks. $1,250,000. Ian Ross-Johnson, 727-459-8008.

Clearwater Beach: Commercial lot. 119’ on Mandalay Ave. $725,000. Kelly Kepler, 727-515-6887.

Oldsmar: 2 Master suites in this home on the 15th fairway. $949,000. Michal Winiarek, 813-787-0361.

Tarpon Springs: Rare waterfront estate on 10 lots. $3,900,000. Steve Kepler, 727-647-6696.

Belleair: Spacious 5/4.5 waterfront home on cul-de-sac. $1,950,000. Ian Ross-Johnson, 727-459-8008.

New Port Richey: Custom built 3/4 home on the Cotee River. $875,000. Carol Pellechio, 727-433-1054.

Indian Shores: Furnished Gulf front 3/3.5 townhome. $1,250,000. Steve Kepler, 727-647-6696.

So. Tampa: Historic 4/4.5 estate on 8 platted lots. $1,849,000. Michal Winiarek, 813-787-0361.

Brandon: Privately gated luxury estate on 2 acres. $499,000. Lisa Reeves, 813-784-7442.

Tierra Verde: Modern, 3,900 sq.ft. waterfront home. $1,485,000. Marlies Fischer, 727-804-2204.

Plant City: Classic beautiful estate home on 20 acres. $679,000. Lisa Reeves, 813-784-7442.

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KIPPS COLONY - PASADENA YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB Inspired by 16th Century artisans, this 5,040-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath architectural tour de force is unlike anything on the waters of Tampa Bay. Spectacular great room, immense ceilings and massive windows overlook a grand waterfront. Magnificent inlaid murals, Venetian plaster finishes, intricate floor plan, cultured contours and rich accoutrements deliver an uncommon sophistication. Chef 's kitchen boasts Wolf/Sub-Zero/Miele appliances, luxurious cabinetry, thick granite and much more. Plush, technology-rich $150K+ home theatre is all WOW. Stunning pool, richly finished outer decks and huge garage. Offered at $2,999,900.

BABE RUTH'S SUNSET DRIVE - ST. PETERSBURG, FL 7800-square-foot Italian-style villa, magnificent beyond words, may be the most uniquelybeautiful waterfront estate in Tampa Bay. Arched doors, beamed ceilings, distressed woodwork, limestone surfaces and countless imported design elements convey anunforgettable effect that transcends time. Tuscany gourmet kitchen boasts top of the lineeverything. Brilliant finishes deliver rich distinctive Hemingway aura. Spectacular landscaping encases gorgeous pool/spa, English greenhouse, fine hobby house. Lovely "boathouse" rests on 150 feet of picturesque waterfront. Offered for $2,999,000.

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 $2,499,000.

VENETIAN ISLES Grand and luxurious waterfront estate offers easy access to Tampa Bay! Past copperfinished arched double doors you'll discover a towering 23-foot ceiling entryway and flawless pool deck/waterfront views of this remarkable 4089-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4-bath residence. Custom porcelain tile, gorgeous hardwood floors, wonderfully encased windows/plantation shutters, superb crown/tray ceilings and rich floor plan deliver a magnificent living experience. Splendid open kitchen, gorgeous master suite, unique Florida room, elegant den and a long list of rich, compelling enhancements. Offered at $1,399.000.


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BRIGHTWATERS - SNELL ISLE The best open water estate available on Brightwaters! Magnificent 5239sqft 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home boasts a majestic entryway, towering ceilings, opulent built-ins and luxurious finishes throughout. Large, elegant formal sitting and dining rooms. Grand 1st and 2nd level living rooms provide stunning views of Tampa Bay. Priceless vistas await you from 1100 square feet of covered upper/lower level decks. Stainless Steel kitchen is brilliant and well-designed. 103+ft seawall delivers huge open water views of the bay and downtown St. Pete. Offered at $3,250,000.


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YACHT CLUB ESTATES - ST. PETERSBURG Feature for feature, this 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath Key West-style waterfront estate defines uncommon grace and luxury. Soaring 22-foot ceilings, rich crown moldings, elegant hardwood flooring, radiant offset lighting and meticulous attention to detail are complemented by a grand great room, superb gourmet kitchen, a huge loft and lovely finished baths. Terrific outdoor kitchen and brilliant pool deck with spa and waterfall overlooks exceptional boating facilities. Big, beautiful decks offer some of the most spectacular panoramic waterviews anywhere in the area. Offered at $1,375,000.


BAHIA WAY - ST PETE BEACH Stunning Key West style home on breathtaking Intracoastal waterfront! 4,000+ square feet, 5-bedrooms, 4-full baths and 2-half baths of luxury welcomes families large and small. Fine oak flooring, high ceilings, solid mahogany entertainment center and gas fireplace. Superb country kitchen offers custom glazed cabinetry, thick level 5 granite, tumbled marble, lovely fluted moldings, exquisite center island and commercial grade appliances. Large lower level game room opens to magnificent paver deck and spacious pool. Big lighted dock, full utilities and lift. Many, many high-end upgrades. Offered at $1,675,000.

CAPRI ISLE - TREASURE ISLAND Uncommon luxury in a dazzling authentic Key West style! Just minutes to the gulf by boat, brilliant 4,450-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 2009 built home enjoys remarkable grace and charm. Hand-scraped hickory flooring, pine ceilings, powder coated handrails, double insulated impact glass, custom designer cabinetry and much more. Everything is top of the line, yet maintained in a genuine Key West motif. Kitchen is a gourmet's showcase; Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances and understated nautical themes. 4 Separate covered balconies bring the waterfront to you in unique, distinctly intimate settings. Offered at $1,895,000.

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Prestigious townhome overlooking the downtown St .Pete waterfront and parks with 4,000+ square feet of fabulous designer finishes and single family livability. Fabulous city living with the security of 24-hour manned gate plus the availability of all the amenities of the Vinoy Resort, even room service. Offered at $1,599,000

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Breathtaking open water views of Pass A Grille channel and the Gulf of Mexico from this fabulous all block 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home featuring a 4-car plus garage, brand new kitchen, media room, guest quarters and more! $1,275,000 (new price)



This grand 4-Bedroom, 4300-square-foot, custom waterfront home was designed with entertaining in mind! Soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling windows capture the breathtaking open water views and spectacular sunsets. This luxurious home features expansive covered and open lanais, a remarkable media room, heated saline pool and spa, deep water dock and custom outdoor kitchen with professional quality Japanese Teppanyaki grill! $2,000,000.



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Luxurious waterfront 4-bedroom, 4-bath custom home features a timeless contemporary design with a spacious 4,700-square-foot layout that enjoys open water views. Amenities include a media room, elevator, spacious waterfront balconies, bonus area, heated pool and spa, and deep-water yacht-sized dock. $1,450,000 (Just reduced $100,000)



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Designer detail throughout this marvelous 4-bedroom, 3-bath, all block constructed beauty on 230 feet of waterfront! Built with entertaining in mind with a tropical, saline lagoon pool with rock waterfall, spacious decks, outdoor kitchen, elevator and guest suite are just a few of the details this home offers. Call for Price!


Highlands of Innisbrook

Luxury on Waterway to Gulf of Mexico

Palm Harbor, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Stunning Campagna-built home in prestigious, gated golf community. Residents have access to all the amenities of the Innisbrook Resort. The home offers over 4,500 square feet of luxurious living space including a gourmet kitchen, billiard’s room with bar, and handsome office. Gorgeous pool, spa with summer kitchen and fireplace. Three-car garage plus air-conditioned exercise or hobby room.

Located in beautiful Tampa Bay, this home has 3,466 heated square feet, two-story, dock and davits, open-water view, pool, spa, five bedrooms and four baths. Balcony overlooking pool and water. The waterway leads to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Pristine Tierra Verde Home!

St. Petersburg, Florida

Tierra Verde, Florida

Just 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport in a gated community, this home has wide open Boca Ciega Bay views. You’ll love the master bedroom and sitting area which is so close to the water that it feels like you’re on a luxurious yacht. 3 bedrooms/den, 3-car garage, with spa and infinity-edge pool. Beautifully decorated, in a community with a private beach.

Built in 2002 this gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage, pool home features a desirable split bedroom plan with architectural details throughout including high ceilings, 8-foot sliding doors, crown molding, plantations shutters and more. The spacious master suite overlooks the crystal blue gas-heated pool and large manicured backyard!

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Gulf Coast paradise and historical landmark, perched on one of the highest points of Clearwater Bay, Belleair Country Club proclaims the first golf course in Florida. The golf courses at Belleair Country Club have been a grand tradition since Donald Ross, the worldrenowned golf course architect, designed both 18-hole courses. The splendor remains as he envisioned with the challenge of play an unforgettable experience. The rolling courses with lush landscape, beautifully appointed lakes, ponds and creeks freely flowing are as Donald Ross first intended them to be. Belleair Country Club is situated in the heart of Belleair, a designated Bird Sanctuary, with an ever-changing panorama. The prevalence of wild life, with the golf courses and grounds being their permanent home, are an added delight to the golfer-naturalist. The palm trees gently swaying in the gulf breezes, with the sun sparkling on the serene waters of Clearwater Bay will enhance all the senses for a game of golf like no other. 64

The grand tradition of Belleair Country Club golf began over a hundred years ago when Henry Bradley Plant, founder of the Plant system of railroads and steamboats selected this site to construct a winter golf resort in 1897. He had six holes built with elevated greens, the surfaces of which were crushed seashells. At that time, the fairways were rough with indigenous grass, as it was assumed that sophisticated grasses could not be grown in Florida. On June 23, 1899, Henry Plant died, leaving his son, Morton F. Plant, to complete the dream he had started. Morton Plant succeeded in completing his father’s dream, and more. Morton began experimenting with topsoil, grasses and fertilizers, refusing to accept the notion that better golf course grasses could not be grown successfully in Florida. He went so far as to have several railroad cars full of rich Indiana topsoil brought to Belleair. Morton Plant laid the foundation for the rich and lush appearance of the Belleair Country Club’s golf courses as they are today. In fact, it has been observed that the Club’s grass greens were the first in the South.

During 1909, the West Golf Course grew to eighteen holes and by 1915, to thirty-six holes, implementing the design of the popular and brilliant golf course arch-itect, Donald J. Ross. Today’s layouts are essentially as Ross designed them, although the sequence of holes has changed. Elegant and spacious, the 51,000square-foot Clubhouse of Belleair Country Club is a masterpiece of stone, brick and glass. The diverse dining rooms available contrast as much in size as they do in dining preferences. Fine dining in the Main Dining Room provides breathtaking views of the golf course greens; beautifully lit in the evening with enough seating for the most grand of galas. The Belle Terrace has magical crystal chandeliers, lit in an unfair contest with the spectacular sunsets over Clearwater Bay. Evening menus are filled with tantalizing food choices and will win you over time and again. The upscale Sam Parks Lounge provides an elegant and cozy atmosphere with a bar menu that is as charming as its namesake. The Donald Ross room is perfect for your next meet-

competitive swimming. For the children, the Club provides a fenced-in wading pool with an umbrella fountain. Convenient to swimmers and workout enthusiasts is a snack bar where one can choose from a bevy of delicious salads, sandwiches, wraps and smoothies, all of which can be enjoyed poolside. Grounded in tradition, elegantly designed and portrayed in beauty, the Belleair Country Club, Florida’s First Golf Club, is a personal and private paradise to members of all ages and family styles who return year after year, generation after generation—forming and strengthening the bonds of family and friends. dR

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ing or small private party. From the intimate to the extraordinary Belleair Country Club dining has options to suit all tastes. A healthy life is an active life at Belleair Country Club. Members never miss a day of exercise. The Sports Center is dedicated to wellness, health and fitness with a 3,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, fully equipped with machines for strength training, cardio and free weights. Classes at the Sports Center include Spinning, Pilates, Fit and Firm, Yoga, and Strength Training. The Club’s seven har-tru clay tennis courts are lit and available for play well into the evening hours. A sparkling JuniorOlympic size swimming pool is maintained at 83 degrees for lap swimming and


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new mix to downtown Tampa, and the business’ managing partner Dave Burton couldn’t be more thrilled. “Personally, as a Tampa native, I want my city to have a dynamic, urban downtown that helps recruit and retain youngprofessional talent. I get frustrated when smart people I grew up with flock to other cities. I'm not sure a pizza place can change that but it's a start!” And as the community comes in and tastes Pizza Fusion’s amazing menu, the

interest just keeps on rising—just like the pizza’s dough. “The support has been overwhelmingly positive and business has exceeded expectations thus far,” Burton explains. The restaurant’s unique menu offers something for everyone with the freshest, healthiest and all-natural, hormone-, pesticide- and chemical-free ingredients. You’ll even find local ingredients in the dishes whenever possible. “Our philosophy is to uphold the

“I love our Founder's Pie, our Signature Caesar & Roasted Chicken Salad and our Free Range Roasted Chicken sandwich with pesto or marinara,” Burton says. But Pizza Fusion is more than just a delicious menu. The business is committed to better the community, and that mentality goes all the way down to the location’s layout. Pizza Fusion, whose motto is “Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time,” ensures that each pizza franchise is not only good for the community and environment, but it is also saving on costs such as electricity and water. In addition to Pizza Fusion’s community involvement, Dave Burton is delighted to see the joy each employee has for delivering quality to the customers. “I'm most proud of our employees and seeing them be proactive and

passionate about delivering a great experience to our customers,” Burton gushes. In fact, Burton is so pleased with his SkyPoint business that he is looking at two potential locations in the Bay area, which he could finalize in the next six months. Until then, Tampa’s Non-Leaning Tower of Pizza, known as SkyPoint’s Pizza Fusion to the locals, will be serving delicious pies seven days a week. What makes Pizza Fusion’s creations so good? “Some say the crust; some say the sauce,” Burton explains. “For us, we allow our dough ample time to proof, to give it true flavor and consistency. Our trademark pizza sauce is certified organic with 100% organic ingredients all the way down to the salt, oil and spices.” And Pizza Fusion keeps its secret ingredients just those—secret. However, Burton did share a BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe that you can make at home.

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highest level of integrity in all we do, from the quality and origin of our food to our care for the health of our customers and the environment,” Burton explains. Menu favorites include the BBQ Chicken and Farmer's Market signature pizzas on multigrain dough as well as the Sausage & Tricolor Pepper and Classic Pepperoni pizzas. If you’re in the mood for salad, try the Pear & Gorgonzola or Roasted Beet & Feta salads. You might also be surprised to see a delicious sandwich selection, which includes the Portobello Grill with marinated Portobello mushrooms, roasted bell peppers, pesto and fresh mozzarella, served hot. Finish it off with some gelato, and you have a meal fit for Italian royalty. But what would be fit for Pizza Fusion’s managing partner, who has likely tried everything on the menu?

1 12-inch, 16-ounce ready-made pizza crust 2 cooked and cubed 8-ounce chicken breasts (Use boneless, skinless, free-range chicken) 1 cup BBQ sauce Fresh garlic, minced 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (For a variation, shredded Gouda cheese is also a good option) Red onion, thinly sliced Fresh basil Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine chicken with a quarter cup of BBQ sauce, a handful of garlic and a handful of red onion. Bring to a boil. Spread uncooked BBQ sauce evenly over the pizza crust. Top pizza crust evenly with shredded cheese. Top pizza crust with chicken mixture with onions and garlic, and spread out evenly across pizza. Bake pizza for 15–20 minutes until cheese is melted. After removing from oven, sprinkle fresh basil over cooked pizza, cut, serve and enjoy! dR 69

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Where to eat around the bay   AQUAKNOX GLOBAL WATER CUISINE 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway in the Westin Tampa Bay Airport, Tampa. 813-675-8700 or AquaKnox has made a huge splash with its Global Water menu, and ultra-chic decor. Occupying more than 10,000 square feet, AquaKnox provides a modern, open atmosphere and the waterencased, walk-in wine tower is visually captivating and functionally spectacular, housing more than 400 selections. The centrally located, state-of-the-art kitchen and raw bar, visible from virtually every table, offers an open elegance while a private chef’s table is designated for guests wishing for a more intimate experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations recommended.


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2913 Beach Boulevard South, Gulfport. 727-343-2583 or People come for the baked-not-fried crab cakes, which are Maryland style, filled with jumbo lump blue crab and very little else. Owner and Chef Harold Russell, who ran the kitchen at the Hurricane on PassA-Grille and Shula’s in Tampa before opening this spot in 1997, serves up hearty comfort foods and fish dishes in a charming bungalow, where cans of Old Bay Seasoning figure into the décor. Dinner only: Monday and Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations accepted for parties of five or more. Kids’ menu available.

 CENTRAL AVENUE OYSTER BAR 249 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. 727-897-9728 or Oysters are the stars here, with freshly shucked Louisiana Selects served raw, fried or baked on the half shell. Sit at the long, white marble bar and enjoy the lively banter in this neighborhood place. Or for a more formal dining experience luxuriate at a table. Wherever you choose to sit though, the food, which also includes fish, steaks, pasta and chicken, is as good as the big-city ambience. Lunch and dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

 CHARLEY’S STEAK HOUSE & MARKET FRESH FISH 4444 West Cypress Street, Tampa. 813-353-9706 or Charley’s serves only the best USDA Prime and Choice cuts which come from three-year-old, grain-fed steers. The steaks are cooked on a 1,100-degree open pit fueled by oak and Florida citrus woods. Charley’s also offers an array of amenities—among them a private dining room and wine lockers. The overall ambience is unpretentious. It’s like home—except that you don’t have to flip the steaks yourself. Dinner only: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted. Charley’s Steakhouse and Market Fresh Fish 72


 E & E STAKEOUT GRILL 100 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs 727-585-6399 or 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.

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 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE AND WINE BAR 4322 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa. 813-874-9463 or Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine. Indulge yourself with the finest aged Prime beef and discover new tastes with our unique wine list, featuring 100 wines by the glass. Fleming’s gracious service and dedication to excellence turn evenings out into memorable times. Dinner only: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

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 GRILLE ONE SIXTEEN 15405 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-265-0116 or New American cuisine served in modern swank can change the world for a little while. Beyond the fancy, understated décor, though, the food is steak house and then some. Organic steaks and perfectly cooked fish tempt those in for more than just nibbling. Otherwise you can make a meal sharing appetizers, salads and desserts. Side dishes are steak house standards, upscaled a bit and served family style. Dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

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 MALIO’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 400 North Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-223-7746 or A luxurious offshoot of the fabled Malio’s Steakhouse, a Tampa institution, Malio’s Prime takes that 35-year neighborhood tradition and improves upon it with an emphasis on friendly service and an innovative cuisine. Malio’s Prime is located on the bottom floor of a downtown high-rise that looks out over the Hillsborough River and the picturesque University of Tampa campus. Lunch: Monday through Friday. Dinner: Monday through Saturday. Reservations accepted.


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 IRB SUSHI 416 - 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach. 727-593-2808 (next to Crabby Bill’s) Owned by Matt Loder Sr., owner of Crabby Bills, and managed by Matt Loder Jr., IRB Sushi is carrying on a 30-year tradition of serving the finest and freshest seafood you will find on the beaches in a relaxing, laid-back beach atmosphere. Matt Jr. and Sr. welcome all of you to an evening of fun and fine food. Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations accepted.

400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. 727-367-4511 or A treasure trove of tastes from the fields and fisheries of Florida farms. Golden Spoon-winning 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, jumbolump crabmeat cocktails, trilogies of all-original salads, upsidedown fresh berry shortcake adorned with vanilla ice cream and silky whipped cream, and so much 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.

 KONA GRILL 4134 West Boy Scout Boulevard, MetWest International, Tampa. 813-877-5938 or Kona Grill’s team of eight sushi chefs offer an expansive sushi menu featuring several signature items, as well as traditional sushi and sashimi. The warm, inviting interior includes Kona Grill’s signature saltwater aquarium, contemporary dining room, full-service display sushi bar and a modern upbeat bar scene with an expansive outdoor dining patio. Lunch and Dinner: Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sunday Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Reservations accepted. Marker 14 Restaurant & Lounge 74



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 MARLIN DARLIN KEY WEST GRILL 2819 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs. 727-584-1700 or This fancy-but-casual seafood joint also serves steaks and likes to keep the landlubbers happy. Fish foodies will be in their element, though. The décor is sport-fisherman chic with island ambience, as is the menu. With so many fish in the sea to choose from, you can thankfully be indecisive and dine tapas style. Dinner only: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted. Children’s menu available.

ic 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. Reservations accepted.


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 MICHAEL’S 717 SOUTH 717 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-250-1661 or Serving authentic Italian dishes from the kitchens of Italy to the exot-

442 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 100, Tampa. 813-254-5373 or Mise En Place oozes sophistication. Its chic décor complements its clientele of movers and shakers. The swanky lounge attracts the after-work crowd with elaborate cocktails, a top-notch wine list and an extensive menu of small plates. Its new American menu undergoes a weekly transformation based on what’s in season and the whims of Chef Marty Blitz. For more than fifteen years, Mise En Place has been ground-zero for serious foodies that want to wow their palettes. Blitz takes inspiration from the world’s cuisines, using local ingredients whenever possible, so it’s hard to not want to try more than one dish. Lunch and dinner: Tuesdays through Fridays. Dinner only: Saturdays. Reservations accepted. 75

 MYSTIC FISH 3253 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. 727-771-1800 or You’re lucky if you live in north Pinellas and can come often. No matter how far you have to drive to get to Mystic Fish, though, it’s worth the trip. Co-owner and Chef Doug Bebell knows his fish, and you’ll find seafood standards, like Maine lobsters, yellowfin tuna and salmon cooked traditionally and with invention on the menu. For example, blackened Chilean sea bass is seasoned with ginger, soy and seaweed, and the rare tuna gets Thai garlic-chili sauce and Japanese spices. Despite its name, Mystic Fish has a reputation among meat lovers, too. The steaks are hormone free, thankfully, and the New Zealand rack of lamb in a Guinness demi-glace has a following. The special menu dishes are truly special. Dinner only: Seven days a week.

 OISHI SUSHI & STEAK HOUSE 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-228-9202 Here you will find the art of Teppanyaki and the ultimate traditional Japanese food, specially prepared to pamper your palate by professional chefs bent on spoiling you and making this a delightful feast you will long remember. One visit and you will be back for the best and freshest sushi you have ever tasted. Lunch specials and a full bar for your pleasure. Lunch and Dinner: Seven days a week.

ers, Arno and Irene Waltsleben. Some Italian standards are spiced up with hints of curry, red chili peppers, coriander and cilantro for example. Chef Arno consistently delivers high-quality food for a great price. It’s one of the best-kept secrets in downtown St. Pete. Lunch: Monday through Friday. Dinner: Tuesdays through Saturday.

 RED MESA 4912 Fourth Street North or 128 Third Street South, St. Petersburg. 727-527-8728 or Technically Red Mesa is a Mexican restaurant, but it’s also one of the best seafood restaurants in the area, with grouper and gulf shrimp to remind you this is Florida. If there’s a wait, order a glass of sangria and savor the aromas from the kitchen as you deliberate between authentic Mexican, southwesterninspired dishes, or ones with Caribbean, Cuban or Asian influence. Guacamole and fundidos may tempt you to fill up on tortilla chips, but plan to save room for an entrée. And Platanos Foster if you can. Lunch: Monday through Saturday. Dinner: Monday through Sunday. Breakfast and brunch: Sunday. Reservations accepted for parties of five or more.

 RICKY P’s A NEW ORLEANS PO BOY SHOP 6521 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg. 727-525-2023 or Rick Parsons, a native of New Orleans is thrilled to be living his dream—making people happy in the face with his delicious home cooking. In addition to his mouth watering sloppy roast beef, muffaletta, and shrimp po boys he also cooks up an authentic seafood gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, etouffee, and Louisiana-style crab cakes. Another speciality of the house is the most delicious bread pudding you have ever tasted. Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dinner: Wednesdays unil 7:00 p.m.


 PRIMI URBAN CAFÉ 27 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg. 727-895-4909 or It’s Italian with a Cape Town twist, thanks to its South African own-


301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater. 727-373-1234 or 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 including oysters, shrimp and crispy grouper bites; seasonal creations including Florida green salad with oranges, avocado, hearts of palm and mango-passion fruit dressing; signature specialties such as wild mushroom risotto and lobster ravioli; and sweets such as key lime tarts with meringue-lime zest, crème brulee with citrus, cinnamon and anise essence and flourless chocolate cake with espresso cream and shaved chocolate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Daily 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations suggested. Complimentary parking.

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than 60 bottles of wine available by the glass dispensed from hightech dispensing machines. And for the beer drinker the selection includes more than 300 domestic and imported beers. The kitchen turns out a creative assortment of light meals. Lunch: Monday through Friday. Dinner: Seven days week. Reservations accepted.

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 SLOPPY JOE’S Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island. 727-367-1600 or When you want to soak in a stunning sunset while sipping a beachy cocktail nothing hits the spot like Sloppy Joe’s. Sure, it’s not the original one, but that’s just a detail, especially when the beachfront deck seats 150. It’s the place to be with music, vacationers and seasoned locals making it festive. It also offers a casual beachy menu with the faves from the Key West institution, among them the conch fritters, sloppy joes, Key lime pie and wings. Lunch and dinner: Seven days a week.

1600 E. 8th Avenue, Suite C-201, Centro Ybor. 813-248-9400 or Centro Ybor’s Teatro on Seventh honors the historical past of Ybor City. The beautifully restored brick building, originally built in 1892, provides a unique ambiance with its detailed tin ceiling, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling ornate windows and a unique cigar terrace that overlooks the historic and lively Seventh Avenue. Teatro’s International fusion cuisine offers something for everyone. The menu provides signature dishes and cocktails that are distinctive and found only at Teatro. Valet parking is provided on 9th Avenue at the North end of Centro Ybor. Lunch and Dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

 THE VENUE 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. 727-571-2222 or Viaggio was recently voted one of Florida’s best restaurants by Florida Trend and has quickly become a local hot spot. The chef has created a tantalizing menu that truly sets the standard for signature steaks, the freshest local seafood, and a creative array of international tapas. Takara distinguishes itself by serving only the finest grade sushi available. Its traditionally trained chefs prepare each dish to order and continue to garner top accolades throughout Tampa Bay. Come experience Takara’s exotic cuisine and indulge yourself in its beautiful and friendly atmosphere. Reservations accepted.

 WATER UNIQUE SUSHI 1015 12⁄ South Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-251-8406 or Sushi gets really Americanized in a good way here. Those that fear carbs, for example, can order sushi deconstructed (called “water bowls”) with Asian slaw or greens in place of the rice. And more traditional sushi rolls can be made with brown rice, and its “water rolls” replace the nori with rice paper. The healthy menu offers intriguing combos, such as the don’tknock-it-until-you-try-it banana-eel roll and Asian guacamole served with wonton chips. Dinner only: Seven days a week. Sloppy Joe’s signature entree

 TAPS WINE & BEER MERCHANTS 777 North Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-463-1968 or Located at the base of the Skypoint condominium building on North Ashley is Taps Wine and Beer Merchants. There are more

 WATERCOLOUR STEAKHOUSE AND GRILL 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach. 727-593-1661 or 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, 77

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17307 Gulf Boulevard, North Redington Beach. 727-393-3491 or Ted and Kai invite all of you to an evening of award-winning fine dining, with continental fare and European flair. Serving Tampa Bay for more than 30 years with theme-designed rooms that reflect French, Swiss, Italian and Spanish decor. The Wine Cellar has been awarded the Florida Trend “Golden Spoon Award” and the “Silver Plate Award” from the International Culinary Society on numerous occasions. Live music and dancing starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Old World Lounge. Dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted. dR

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Over 75,000 people have visited the Chihuly Collection in downtown St. Petersburg and you can too. With 16 stunning permanent installations, including Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale installation Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection, come see why the Chihuly Collection has been named the “Best Visual Art Exhibit” in Tampa Bay. And visit the Glass Studio & Hot Shop located about a mile west of the Chihuly Collection where you can watch glassblowers create one-of-a kind pieces and purchase a piece of glass art. Advance tickets and our new Annual Pass are available online at or call 727.896.4527. 400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727.896.GLASS (4527) Dale Chihuly, Mille Fiori, PHOTOGRAPHER: Al Hurley





Chef de Cuisine Jason Poulakis and his gifted staff are passionate about food and service When you were a child, you probably loved to watercolor. Now, as an adult, discover a different kind of “watercolour” that will paint your palate with delicious tastes: Watercolour Steakhouse and Grille on Clearwater Beach. ocated within the Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Watercolour is the ultimate dining experience with first-class food, acute attention to detail and excellent personal service. Dinner will tempt more than just your taste senses; your eyes will be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of Clearwater Bay. And Jason Poulakis, Chef de Cuisine of the restaurant, couldn’t agree more. “The views are amazing, and it is perfect outdoor dining as well.” Since joining the Marriott team in 2005, Chef Poulakis has applied his food philosophy to all of Watercolour’s excellent dishes. His philosophy is, “To only use the best product available, to use seasonal ingredients, and to treat food with respect and professionalism.” And patrons and bay area visitors are taking notice. “Best steak they have ever

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had is the regular comment,” Chef Poulakis explains. “The crab cakes are also a big hit, and our stellar service.” Watercolour’s extensive menus offer something for everyone. The dinner menu’s certified angus-beef steaks are prepared under an infra-red broiler at approximately 1600 degrees to lock in all the delicious flavors and juices. And Chef Poulakis says they cut like butter. It’s a must-try on the menu. All the dishes are made using only the finest ingredients (local when possible) and the best cuts of meat and fish. The large portions encourage you to enjoy a family-style dining experience. Looking for something not listed on the menu? The staff at Watercolour prides itself on going the extra mile for their guests. “I’m fortunate enough to have a localseafood provider that provides fresh, local seafood for me,” Chef Poulakis boasts. “I


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remember on one occasion, I had a request from a guest for a particular fish, and he literally went out on his boat that day to catch it.” And that’s not the only time that the Marriott team did something special for a guest. The crew regularly provides special services to the restaurant’s patrons. “We like to add special touches to such guests like knife sets with their names engraved on the box,” Chef Poulakis explains. “We anticipate their needs and know their expectations. We also offer frequent diner incentives. For our hotel guests, I send personal invitations as well as lobby cooking demonstrations. It gives people an opportunity to sample our product.” With such attention to detail, it is no wonder that large parties often come to Watercolour to celebrate special birthdays, anniversaries and more. The outdoor dining space is a wonderful dining area for parties up to forty. Chef Poulakis will even customize the menu to suit your party’s needs. It is that kind of quality that made Chef Poulakis want to continue his culinary career with Marriott. “When entering the hotel world from free-standing restaurants, I knew Marriott was the brand for me,” Chef Poulakis says. “Marriott is a company with super-high standards and amazing philosophies. We are always on the cutting edge of trends, and the guest is always our first priority.” When Chef Poulakis isn’t serving the restaurant’s patrons, you just might find him manning his own grill at home outdoors. Local grilled fish with mangocucumber salsa and watermelon sangria

Lobster Spaghetti 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon garlic 1 cup red, yellow and green bell pepper, diced 1 cup red onion, diced 1 cup Roma tomato, diced 2 Tablespoon basil, chopped 3/4 cup white wine 2 Tablespoons lobster stock 3 cups heavy cream 1.5 pounds lobster meat 1 pound spaghetti Shaved Parmesan

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is a favorite in the summer months. In the winter, he fills his home with the beautiful fragrance of braised short ribs or osso bucco cooking. Chef Poulakis’ love for cooking first started when he was little, learning how to cook from his stay-at-home mother. “She was a great cook as well as a baker,” Chef Poulakis gushes. “We would prepare everything from pierogies to elaborate birthday cakes.” And even now, Chef Poulakis knows that it takes a team to deliver the best each and every time. “I’m lucky to have a gifted staff that is passionate about food and service.” 81

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of West Central Florida to accept anything less. With Joe as our quarterback, we have a proven team with the experience and sophistication to revolutionize Tampa Bay entertainment, grow my hometown of Treasure Island, and contribute to the continued revitalization of downtown St. Petersburg.”

The visionary is William “Bill” Edwards, the influential philanthropist and entrepreneur whose assets include the multibillion-dollar, St. Petersburg-based Mortgage Investors Corporation; Big3 Records; Big3 Studios; Bill Edwards Presents; Crystal Palms Beach Resort; Body Dynamics Fitness Center; and most recently, The Club at Treasure Island – Tampa Bay’s fastest-growing private club.

Now working together, Bill and Joe are redefining Tampa Bay entertainment. “I’ve known and respected Bill for many years,” said Mr. Jimenez, currently the managing director for The Edwards Group. “His passion for high-end entertainment and the enormity of his work ethic are off-the-charts; the secret to his success is that he flat-out refuses to fail. Bill is a hands-on leader with a vast, far-reaching vision. He understands trends and processes information better than anyone I’ve ever met.” “To realize this entertainment vision, I sought the best our industry has to offer – and that was Joe,” announced Mr. Edwards. “Because I care too much about the future 82

And of course, with this additional leisure time, club members have extra opportunity to partake of the many Vegas-style concerts and special events that The Club at Treasure Island offers every week. The synergy is not accidental.

For the Tampa Bay entertainment scene, history is now being rewritten by the dream-team of Bill and Joe: the visionary and the Vegas executive.

The Vegas executive is Joseph “Joe” Jimenez, a 30+ year senior executive for several of the world’s most prestigious resorts – including Caesars Palace (Las Vegas and Atlantic City), MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and the Atlantic City Hilton. A third-generation hotelier, Jimenez was instrumental in creating the 4,082-seat, $95 million Caesars Colosseum and landing Celine Dion and Elton John to exclusive contracts on the Vegas Strip.

with the most trusted professionals in each category, managing each task to completion.

The duo recently launched Mr. Edwards’ vision for bayside entertainment, luxurious amenities and heartfelt hospitality in Treasure Island, Florida. Modeled after the delightfully decadent private clubs of New York City, The Club at Treasure Island ( combines star-studded concerts with a membersonly concierge program so thoroughly comprehensive, the experience cannot be replicated anywhere else in Tampa Bay. In fact, the brilliance of the TI concierge program is that it enhances the leisure time of club members by seamlessly overseeing their most time-intensive tasks: boat and car maintenance; complete spa and massage services; medical, dental and specialty health care; ground transportation; air travel; special hotel rates; car rentals; personal fitness; lawn service; and more. “Treasured Members” simply notify the club’s concierge desk and describe their area of need – and the club leverages its in-house relationships


Utilizing their shared rolodex, the duo has already booked Grammy winner Jon Secada, improv master Wayne Brady, KC and the Sunshine Band (for a bayside New Year’s Eve party), The Plain White T’s, Hal Linden, Clint Holmes, Norm Crosby, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show, Lainie Kazan, The Platters, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Joe Piscopo, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Deana Martin, Frankie Randall, The Fab Four and standup legend Robert Klein – plus celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali. If that wasn’t enough, the dream-team cemented a deal in February with the famed Gotham Comedy Club and its operational arm, Gotham Live Entertainment: On the second Tuesday of every month, The Club at Treasure Island will feature some of Gotham’s hottest comics in Tampa Bay’s most intimate cabaret-style venue. Already signed are Tom Papa, Colin Quinn, Dom Irrera, Richard Lewis, David Alan Grier and Caroline Rhea. “Our team spent a solid year studying the Florida market and finalizing this vision,” said Mr. Edwards, reflecting on The Club’s dramatic growth. “With Joe implementing our vision, we’re building something exceptional. I’d stake my reputation on it.

Editor’s Note: The Club at Treasure Island is located just minutes from downtown St. Petersburg at 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, Florida, 33706. Online: For membership inquiries, please call 727.367.4511.

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The star-studded concerts and celebrity galas at The Club at Treasure Island continue to be the talk of Tampa Bay – but these festivities are also for a very good cause: A portion of proceeds benefits The Club’s official community partner, All Children’s Hospital. From left to right, top to bottom, 1. country music star Joey Daniels poses with two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada. 2.The Club at Treasure Island owner and president, William “Bill” Edwards, shares a moment with TV star and improv master Wayne Brady. 3. Saturday Night Live alum Joe Piscopo greets Amy Holland at The Club’s Marker 14 Restaurant & Lounge. 4. Kristen Chambers and Stacy Broome pose with two of The Fab Four. 6. Ronald and Kathy Van Dyke mingle with Tony- and Emmy-winning TV legend Hal Linden. 7. Jill Roberts attempts to become the fifth Beetle. 5. & 8. Jon Secada meets Percentage of proceeds benefit with his fans during his official after-concert party. 9. Janice Hoene and friend have a ring-a-ding good time at “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. 10. Amy Rench of Big3 Entertainment with Hal Linden. 11. Wayne Brady and All Children’s Hospital Associate VP Sylvia Ameen smile for the camera. Earlier in the day, Ms. Ameen took Mr. Brady on a private tour of the hospital, where the Let’s Make a Deal star entertained sick children and their parents.

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April 1–2 Grease is the Word! 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

April 19 Monty Python's Spamalot 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater

April 29–May 1 Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

Through April 17 Jersey Boys Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

April 9 Golden Boys Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

April 21 Meow Meow 7:30 p.m. Ferguson Hall The Straz Center

April 30 Taste the Best of Tampa Bay 7:00 p.m. Straz Riverwalk

Through April 24 NCECA Biennial: Premier Exhibition of Ceramic Arts Tampa Museum of Art Gardens in Perpetual Bloom: Botanical Illustration in Europe and America from 1600–1850 Ringling Museum of Art

April 12 Paul Taylor Dance 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 13 through May 8 RENT The American Stage in the Park April 14 Boz Scaggs with Marc Cohn 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Through April 2 My Mother's Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I'm Still in Therapy Steve Solomon 8:00 p.m. Murray Studio Theater

April 15 The Beach Boys Live in Concert 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Through April 3 Love, Sex and the IRS St. Petersburg Little Theatre

April 15 through May 8 RENT American Stage Theatre Company

Through May 1 Frozen in Fire: Crystalline Waves Dunedin Fine Art Center

April 16 Ralphie May, comedian 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Dinosaurs Roam into the Zoo Lowry Park Zoo Through May 15 Herb Snitzer: A Jazz Memoir Tampa Museum of Art Through June 12 Familiar & Fantastic Photographs from the DandrewDrapkin Donation Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Through October 30 Crosscurrents of Design: Asian Export Ceramics Ringling Museum of Art The Art of Jade Ringling Museum of Art Through November 20 Worlds Apart: Myth & History, Gods & Mortals, Heros & Hybrids Tampa Museum of Art 84

Wishmaker's Ball Make-A-Wish Foundation 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Downtown Tampa Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band 8:00 p.m. 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre April 17 Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 The Florida Orchestra Stefan Sanderling, conductor Lilya Zilberstein, piano 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 18 Yanni Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

April 23 The Aluminum Show 7:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 29 Ruth Eckerd Hall's Sixth Annual Spring Gala 6:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Emotional Traffic Tour: Tim McGraw with Luke Bryan and The Band Perry 7:00 p.m. 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

April 30–May 1 Wildlife & Western Visions Art Show The Plainsmen Gallery Raymond James Financial May 2 Steve Poltz 7:30 p.m. Jaeb Theater The Straz Center May 3–8 Shrek The Musical Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center May 7 through June 18 The Work of Arnold Mesches Mindy Solomon Gallery

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Through April 23 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? American Stage Theatre Company

HOT! HOT! HOT! A Night at the Copa

April 8

The Florida Orchestra presents Hot! Hot! Hot! A Night at the Copa. In a musical tribute to New York’s famed hot spot, The Copacabana, Grammy Award-winning arranger Victor Vanacore leads the orchestra in a night of sizzling Latin dance rhythms...cha cha, tango, salsa, samba, mambo, merengue and more. David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

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Wildlife & Western Visions Art Show April 30 - May 1 Raymond James and The Plainsmen Gallery of Clearwater are hosting the 11th annual Wildlife & Western Visions Art Show. Celebrating the finest in wildlife and Western art, this nationally recognized show will highlight approximately 19 internationally acclaimed wildlife and Western artists, including a member of the esteemed Cowboy Artists of America association, popular Florida artists, and fine Native American jewelers who will display and sell their work during the show. The Raymond James Financial Center

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May 7 Menopause the Musical 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Mahaffey Theater

May 24–29 Hair Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

July 14 through September 30, 2012 DECO JAPAN: Shaping Modern Culture, 1920–1945 Ringling Museum of Art

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa,

May 12 Planters' Spring Luncheon Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club

May 28 Brahms' Violin Concerto Violinist: Augustin Hadelich The Florida Orchestra 8:00 p.m. Mahaffey Theater

July 19 through August 14 Barefoot in the Park American Stage Theatre Company

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May 13 Bruckner's Romantic Symphony The Florida Orchestra Stefan Sanderling, conductor 8:00 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center May 13 through June 26 Possibilities in Pastel IV: The Florida Invitational You Are Here: Pastel Artists of DFAC Dunedin Fine Art Center Brooke Allison: A Retrospective Dunedin Fine Art Center May 20 Totally Awesome 80s The Florida Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor 8:00 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center May 21 through August 14 Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art Ringling Museum of Art

May 31 Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune American Stage Theatre Company June 3 through June 26 Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune American Stage Threatre Company June 25 through July 30 Blurred Vision; Patrick Glover Mindy Solomon Gallery July 2 through October 9 No Limit: Janet Biggs Tampa Museum of Art July 8 through August 21 New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Sunflower Dunedin Fine Art Center Innovative Quilter's Small Quilt Auction Dunedin, Fine Art Center

September 9 through October 17 Ashley Bryon Found-object puppets and illustrations Dunedin Fine Art Center Visions of Echantment: Janny Wurts & Don Maitz Award-winning illustrators in the realm of science fiction and fantasy Dunedin Fine Art Center September 24 through November 5 Contradictions: Russell Biles, Muir Vidier, Gregory Green, Einar and Jamex La Torre Mindy Solomon Gallery October 28 through January 15 Sarasota Modern: The Architecture of a Region Tampa Museum of Art November 12 through December 24 Jars—Recent Works by Josh DeWeese Mindy Solomon Gallery

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TAMPA PREPARATORY SCHOOL'S MAKIN' WAVES GALA AUCTION More than 350 attendees enjoyed an evening of elegance at A La Carte Event Pavilion for Tampa Preparatory School’s 26th annual Gala Auction event: Makin’ Waves. The event featured frenzied bidding, socializing, a student performance and a delicious meal. The proceeds of the annual event benefit the school’s unparalleled learning facility, providing excellence in academics, athletics and the arts for students in grades six through twelve. dR

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THANKS TO SOME “UGLY” MEN TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES NEW PLAYGROUND Thanks to a donation from the 13 Ugly Men Foundation Inc. (comprised of doctors, lawyers and entrepreneurs), children visiting the Pediatric Clinic at Tampa General Hospital's Healthpark have a new place to play—a fencedin brightly-colored playground. The official ribbon cutting took place in February. The group donated $18,000 to the Tampa General Foundation to fund the playground. The play area has been a big hit with the 900± children treated at the Pediatric Clinic each month and their family members. dR

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ERIN ANDREWS ATTENDS THE THIRD ANNUAL PHILANTHROPIC WOMEN OF ST. JOSEPH’S LUNCHEON The third annual Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s luncheon at the Palma Ceia Country Club on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 was attended by 250 guests. The event was emceed by Gayle Sierens and featured an entertaining keynote speech by ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, one of the most recognizable and respected female sportscasters in the business. This leadership network of community-minded women want to change and save lives in the Tampa Bay community by investing annual membership gifts in collaboration with other women leaders. Gifts support women’s health, children’s health and child advocacy at St. Joseph’s. dR

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HYATT REGENCY CLEARWATER BEACH RESORT AND SPA SUPPORT HOMELESS EMERGENCY PROJECT Inspired by the season of giving and after a successful first year as Clearwater’s newest AAA Four Diamond resort, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa contributes $15,000 to the Homeless Emergency Project. The donation will directly fund HEP’s Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY) to Succeed Children’s Program, which provides academic enrichment to reinforce and complement school-based learning among local homeless and low-income children. dR

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Celebrity host Carson Kressley hosted the Eighth Annual Bright House Networks Fashion Funds the Cure, presented by Mercedes-Benz to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Some of the girls on the catwalk at Neiman Marcus will model much more than clothing. Each of these special ladies has battled pediatric cancer—some are still undergoing treatments and some are no longer battling. Professional models also hit the runway wearing the latest spring fashions. Celebrities who participated as escorts are current and former players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning and other former and current NFL players. dR

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LOS SUEÑOS DE DALÍ Guests were embraced by ambiance and encircled with entertainment each step of the way during the finale grand opening of the new Dalí Museum. The Guild of the Dalí Museum offered a whimsical evening into the surreal Dreams of Dalí with costumed entertainers, magical music and sublime edibles. dR

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s you step into the inviting showroom of Boulevard (Blvd) Customs you realize that this is one of those hidden local examples of exceptionalism. The sound demonstration room alone is worthy of a trip to this convenient location between Clearwater and St. Petersburg off of Ulmerton Road in the Feather Sound area. We spoke with Zach Abass and Cory Jansen who manage sales, service and the custom projects for their clients. These are the guys to have in your address book if you want to find the shortest path to upgrading the wow factor in your ride. Zach gave us the tour of his thoroughly tweaked sound demonstration room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We put the soundroom through periodic updates to keep pace with the latest products and


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Mini presents The Cooper S Countryman By Benjamin Greene


he Countryman is the fourth vehicle in the Mini Cooper lineup, sitting next to the original Hardtop, topless Convertible, and slightly elongated Clubman. Out of the four, the Countryman offers more widespread appeal thanks to its larger dimensions. It sits 15 inches longer, half a foot taller, four inches wider, and 400 pounds heavier than the base Mini Cooper. It is not large by any stretch, but does add enough space to procure the interest of customers that are not fond of the Mini Cooper’s size. The Mini Cooper Countryman comes in three flavors, each with a name that expounds on one before it. You have the base Mini Cooper Countryman, the sportier Mini Cooper S Countryman, and the sportier all-wheeldrive Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4.

Despite the extra mass, the Countryman retains the original car’s spirit, offering a high quotient of fun. With a little bit of ingenuity from its parent company BMW, the Mini Cooper S Countryman and Cooper S Countryman ALL4 produce 181 hp from a small 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Acceleration is peppy, requiring only seven seconds to get to 60 mph from a standstill when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic transmission with sporty paddle shifters is available as an option. For extra passing power, the turbocharged motors come with an overboost function, which temporarily raises boost pressure when the gas pedal is pressed to the carpet. Added peace of mind is available with the optional ALL4 package, which is Mini speak for all-wheel drive.

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0–60 mph Top speed Weight Length Tires

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Minis have always been as quirky as their exterior measurements and the Countryman is no exception. A large round dial sits front and center, consuming the top of the center console, and serving as the speedometer. When the Mini Connected option box is checked, a 6.5-inch display is added to the middle of that dial, serving as a menu screen for the car’s audio system or the optional navigation component. Mini Connected also allows iPhone owners to connect their smartphone to Facebook, Twitter, web radio, and Google Local search through the aforementioned display. Another unorthodox feature is an aluminum rail that shoots out from the center console and runs down the length of the car, ending at the rear seats. It provides a chic place for cup holders and other miscellaneous storage areas. dR




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Commisioned by the Dalí To coincide with the rebirth of the Dali Museum, Robert Young, reknown jewelry designer in Belleair Bluffs, has been commissioned by the museum to design jewelry for their collection. If you’ve already been to the new Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, you know that as soon as you enter this remarkably dynamic building, you’re in the Museum Store, where intriguing gift items abound. Central to the museum’s architecture is a helical staircase winding up from the ground floor to the second and third floor galleries. The DNA molecule, with its’ double helix form, fascinated Dali and is depicted in many of his paintings. To integrate design aspects found from within Dali’s work with the new building, architect Yann Weymouth has incorporated the helical staircase inside the museum and has utilized the blob-like ‘Enigma’ shapes curling around the exterior. Designing jewelry has been Robert Young’s passion since childhood. For more than thirty-five years he has been making one-of-a-kind treasures at his local studio. The helical spiral staircase at The Dali is the inspiration for these earrings and they are currently available for purchase at the Museum. Architect Weymouth, was the first to purchase Robert’s earrings as a gift for his wife. Robert is in the process of designing more items for the Dali and hopes to have them available there in a few months.



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