All the Great Eats, Great Places, and Great People in the Greater Tampa Bay Area.
Tampa Bay Native and local Realtor Kyle Sasser gives you the inside scoop on all the hidden gems throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Having a curious mind and pallet as well as having lived in Tampa, Plant City, Dover, Lakeland, Brandon, Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, and now St Petersburg, host Kyle Sasser brings his own unique perspective, knowledge, and history to your ear buds.
Covering Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Pass-A-Grille, Gulfport, Tierra Verde, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Seminole, Pinellas Park, Belleair, Dunedin, Safety Harbor (and that's just Pinellas County!)
In Hillsborough, I cover places in Tampa, Temple Terrace, Carrollwood, Town N Country, South Tampa, Macdill, Brandon, Valrico, Plant City, Dover, Seffner, Mango, Riverview, Bloomingdale, Balm, Wimauma, New Tampa, Westchase Citrus Park, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Lithia.
And further afield, I also talk about places in Sarasota, Lakeland, Bartow, Crystal Springs, Bradenton, Ellenton, Weeki Wachee, Chassahowitzka, Dade City, Zephyrhills and Brooksville.
Replay Pinball Museum and Olive the World - Tarpon Springs and St Petersburg
Replay Pinball Museum in Tarpon Springs and now in St Petersburg is a great place to go and spend the day.
Learn about a recent Great Things Tampa Bay event where we traveled to Tarpon Springs, had a delicious lunch at Olive the World (previously mentioned in episode 9!) and then take a quick walk around the corner to the Replay Pinball Museum!
Olive the World:
How to Get a Free Composting Bin for St Pete Residents! [FREE!]
Want to know how to obtain a free composting bin if you're a city of St Pete Resident?
The City of Saint Petersburg is offering composting bins to residents free of charge. All you have to do is complete a simple form, and they will schedule you to receive your compost bin.... FREE!
Did you also know the City of St Petersburg also has free dropoff sites for recyclables and yard waste including tree limbs, plus you can pick up FREE MULCH?
Does Great Things Tampa Bay write paid puff pieces? [HATE MAIL]
Does Great Things Tampa Bay write paid puff pieces?
Common wisdom is that if you don't have haters, you're not trying hard enough. I've now gotten a few pieces of hate mail, and thought I'd address one them directly.
Plenty of publications and media outlets do them... but does Great Things Tampa Bay take payment for favorable reviews of restaurants, events, or to conduct interviews and highlight local businesses and charities?
And what do you think? Is there anything wrong with doing paid stories?
1812 (BOOM) Overture at (BOOM BOOM) Raymond James Stadium
Listen as The Florida Orchestra performs the 1812 Overture at Symphony Under the Starts 2019 at Raymond James Stadium. Featuring actual cannon fire!
It's not going to be the same hearing this performed in the Straz!
And while the Florida Orchestra performed numerous tunes with a pirate theme (Including the Theme from Pirates of the Carribean and Hook!) the start of the show and most anticipated was certainly the 1812 Overture.
Bay Coast Guardians - Real Life Super Heroes RLSH in St Pete
What happens when real life meets the colorful page? Real Life Heroes! Bay Coast Guardians are the helpful hand that St Petersburg both needs and deserves.
From homeless outreach to safety patrols, these modern marvel bring peace of mind, a lot of good will, and a positive outlook to the streets of St Petersburg.
"Are they serious?" you might ask. Well, yes, but as they would tell you themselves, "The work is serious, but we don't take ourselves seriously.
Blake's Crab Cakes - Tasting Event and the results were DELICIOUS! [St Pete]
For being so close to the sea, great seafood can be tough to find in Tampa Bay.
Luckily Blake’s Crab Cakes is to the rescue!
We try out the eponymous crab cakes, and sample some of the different types of blue crab claws and shrimp that are prepared with loving care at Blake’s Crab Cakes.
Get the inside scoop on what makes these cakes so delicious!
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Just getting into this podcast, as a resident of downtown St Pete this is a hit.