I don't usually order salmon when I eat out because salmon, unlike grouper, mahi mahi, flounder, snapper, and tuna, doesn't live in the Gulf of Mexico. If you want salmon in Florida, you've got to fish the Atlantic, or the St. John's River in winter. Despite the dearth of salmon
I recently wrote a profile of Gulfport sculptor, Tom Pitzen, for Creative Loafing. I really loved interviewing Tom - we talked about how his sculptures are made and how to make it as a professional artist. Sadly, I didn't get to include many photographs of his work in the CL
The moment I saw Hurricane Irma covering the entire state of Florida, I knew it was going to be a total shit show. That's why I (and about a zillion other people) shoved all their valuables in the trunk of their car and fled the state, headed for the Carolinas.
If you are interested in keeping up with both my Florida Illustrated and my Creative Loafing projects, then you should join my new email list. You'll receive about 1 email a week with links to my most recent writing and photography projects. If you live in the Tampa Bay area,
If you haven't been to the Leepa-Rattner Museum recently, now is the time to go. The museum has a series of special events and exhibits planned for this year, as they celebrate their 15 year anniversary in Tarpon Springs, FL.
They had a free admission day back in January, and they
A couple months ago I reached out to friends, family, and strangers via Facebook to find out where the best happy hours in Tampa Bay are. I received very few responses, which only confirms that we really need this list. I searched the internet, looked for Happy Hour advertisements in
When I started doing freelance work for Creative Loafing, people started asking me questions, like, "What's Creative Loafing?"
Creative Loafing is a free alternative weekly newspaper that covers news, arts & entertainment, food & drink, and music in the Tampa Bay area. Think of it as a weekend planner with some
My great Happy Hour quest continued this week with a trip to Cooters on the beach. Cooters Restaurant & Bar has been serving seafood and steaks on Clearwater Beach for over 20 years. They don't have the best view of the beach, but their good food, weekly specials, and Happy
Creative Loafing just published one of my pieces, and I couldn't be more excited.
I sweat it out in Tampa's Curtis Hixon park for 2 hours last weekend, in 90+ degree weather, covering the unveiling of the latest dog sculptures in Southeastern Guide Dogs' Superheroes on Parade fundraising campaign. I took lots of photos
Here at Florida Illustrated we're on a mission: a mission to find the best Happy Hours in the Tampa Bay area. It's a big job, but somebody's got to do it. Thankfully, I have a plan. Most people have a favorite Happy Hour near their house, and I am no