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Flavors of Tampa Bay: Nola Cafe in St. Pete

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Nola Cafe in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Florida - Red Beans and Rice, Chicory Coffee and Shrimp Po Boys are just a few of the items that you might enjoy at the Nola Cafe and News Stand.

The original in Tampa is still around, but the Big Easy flavors have now come over the bay to downtown St. Petersburg. Owner Rumen Gavrilov fell in love with New Orleans style cooking a long time ago, so when he saw an opportunity to open up a new location serving up some bayou favorites, he couldn't pass it up.

Located on Beach Drive, the Nola Cafe is tucked in around some other establishments, but the time it will take to find them is well worth it.


St. Pete location:
300 Beach Drive N. St. Petersburg

Tampa location:
301 W. Platt St. #C

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Flavors of Tampa Bay: Mama's Greek Cuisine

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Mama's Greek Cuisine

Tarpon Springs, Florida - Walking through the doors of Mama's Greek Cuisine will immediately make you feel like part of the family. Friendly service and making sure that you enjoy yourself is all on the menu. Mama's is located inside the Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs.

Mama's prides itself on taking care of the customer and making you feel like one of the family. Great tasting Greek cuisine awaits, from stuffed grape leaves to Mousaka, you are sure to find something that will satisfy your hunger.

On Sundays, Mama's has live Greek music as well as belly dancing.


Mama's Greek Cuisine
735 Dodecanese Blvd #40
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Here are some of Mama's entrees:

Spanakopita - Spinach pie - Layers of Phyllo dough, spinach, feta cheese, onions, & dill.

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Cassis American Brasserie

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Cassis American Brasserie

St. Petersburg - Cassis American Brasserie is a true gem in downtown St. Petersburg, nestled across the street from South Straub park. You can enjoy everything from a freshly made latte with a croissant to a freshly made French meal.

The street cafe resembles something that you would find on a Parisian street, while inside you can enjoy the true Brasserie feel.

Chef Jeremy Duclut has created a wonderful menu, filled with most of your favorite french classics as well as a few twist on some american dishes.

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Sea Sea Riders

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Sea Sea Riders

Dunedin, Florida - Sea Sea Riders has been around for over 20 years. Situated close to the water on Main Street in Dunedin, Sea Sea Riders serves up Florida cuisine loaded with great flavors. You can choose from fresh seafood, steaks, past dishes, salads and some great tasting homemade deserts.

Happy hour is every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sea Sea Riders
221 Main Street (Alt. 19)
Dunedin, Florida

Web Site: www.seaseariders.net 


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Pet of the Week: Annabelle

Clearwater, Florida - Our pet of the week is Annabelle. Annabelle is a Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix that is 5 ½ years old. She is a sweet girl that is going to make her new family very happy. Annabelle is a simple girl that likes squeaky toys, long walks and to play in the yard with humans. She does get along with some other dogs and has a few canine playmates here at the shelter.

After being adopted from HSP, she was picked up by Animal Services and ultimately returned to us to find her a family that will love her forever. She is a smart girl that is house trained and knows her basic commands; a refresher course wouldn't hurt and would help build the bond with her new parents. Don't you have room in your home and heart for Annabelle?

PET ID: A07662693

82 year old among 6 charged in prostitution bust

St. Petersburg, Florida - Police have arrested six men, one of them 82 years old, on charges they tried to solicit sex from a female undercover officer. 

Photos: Click here to see Mugs of the men charged

The bust occurred Wednesday afternoon in the area of 16th Avenue North and 34th Street - the same general neighborhood police have been trying to rid of prostitution for months.

Four of the men had their cars impounded under a city ordinance which allows impounding if the cars are used during the act of soliciting for prostitution.

Arrested on charges of soliciting for prostitution are:

James E. Green, 64, of Hernando.

Terry G. Lunsford, 51, of St. Petersburg

Anton Smith, 42, of St. Petersburg

Hung Ly, 41, of St. Petersburg

John  Bragg, 82, of St. Petersburg

Clearwater swears-in Deputy Police Chief

Clearwater, Florida - Sandra Wilson, a special agent supervisor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, became the city's Deputy Police Chief Thursday night.

Wilson, a 25-year veteran in law enforcement, spent 23 years with the FlDLE before her appointment by Police Chief Anthony Holiday.

She was sworn at Thursday night's city council meeting.

She officially assumes her new duties Dec. 4th.