Saturday, November 18, 2017

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People names Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive 2017

NEW YORK — People magazine named Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive for 2017 on Tuesday, but it took some convincing by his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to get her guy on board. The country music superstar and coach on NBC’s The Voice hates being the cen...
Published: 11/15/17
Holiday events begin, annual traffic snarls follow

Holiday events begin, annual traffic snarls follow

A few favorite holiday events are gearing up and that means impact to traffic, starting with the annual Times Turkey Trot, which will temporarily close streets Thanksgiving morning in Clearwater beginning at 6 a.m. until approximately noon. The follo...
Published: 11/15/17
Five ideas for meat pies

Five ideas for meat pies

Sweeney Todd ruined meat pies for me. e_SBlt For a while after seeing the famous musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in high school (and then again after watching the 2007 movie starring Johnny Depp), the thought of meat pies m...
Published: 11/15/17
Five pie recipes to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year

Five pie recipes to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year

You’ve got the crust down. Now it’s time to choose a filling for your holiday pie. Try one of these five recipes, which range from classic to unexpected.     Classic Apple Pie Pie dough, homemade or storebought, enough for 2 (9-inch) ...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Tampa Bay Times’ food critic Laura Reiley wins prestigious Paul Hansell Award

Tampa Bay Times’ food critic Laura Reiley wins prestigious Paul Hansell Award

Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley has received the Florida Society of News Editors’ 2017 Paul Hansell Award for Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism.Named after a longtime Associated Press bureau chief in Florida, the award recogniz...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Three things to do with leftover pie crust that aren’t pie

Three things to do with leftover pie crust that aren’t pie

Pie, oh my. I am all in on the flaky, homey dessert this time of year. The past couple of weeks, I’ve been collecting ideas for perfecting pie crust, trying new pie recipes and preparing for what is perhaps the biggest pie day of the year: Thanksgivi...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Up your pie game with these crust decorating tips

Up your pie game with these crust decorating tips

Something happened halfway through the second strip of pie crust I was braiding. A serene energy washed over me, calmness radiating to my flour-caked hands, to my feet sore from hours of standing in the same spot on the kitchen tile, to streaks of ra...
Published: 11/14/17
Joe Maddon brings ‘Thanksmas’ charitable feast back to Tampa Bay

Joe Maddon brings ‘Thanksmas’ charitable feast back to Tampa Bay

TAMPAIt has been three years since World Series-winning manager Joe Maddon left the Tampa Bay Rays. But he never really left Tampa Bay.Even as he guided the Chicago Cubs to a historic championship in 2016, Maddon remained a fixture in the bay area. H...
Published: 11/14/17
American Stage’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is just what the love doctor ordered

American Stage’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is just what the love doctor ordered

ST. PETERSBURG — A centuries-old template for the rom-com as we know it and one of Shakespeare’s most produced comedies, Much Ado About Nothing comes to us at a time when we can really use some love conquering all. Just what the love doctor ordered, ...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Restaurant review: NuMex needs to tell its story better to stand out among St. Petersburg’s taco scene

Restaurant review: NuMex needs to tell its story better to stand out among St. Petersburg’s taco scene

ST. PETERSBURGI seldom have been so perplexed about a new restaurant. The prospect of NuMex’s opening in the Grand Central District swirled more than a year ago and I watched the hip little building come together. The spelling of the name itself was ...
Published: 11/13/17