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Fresh update on "st. petersburg" discussed on All Things Considered
"I'm confused. I'm a registered Democrat, and I have issues with her former president, but some things I like better under the Republican Party, but I don't like the. I don't like the entries that took over with that party, even though I like the economy better. You know, Elsa, the reason I came here to pinellas county is that it's one of these exceedingly rare so called boomerang counties, meaning it went for president Obama, then for president Trump and then subsequently for President Biden. So it's a real mixed political place and I wanted to hear how voters are interpreting the economy. And you know, voters like Jill, I will say, are somewhat unclear about what they think Biden should be doing differently about the economy, but I will say there is a fairly common sentiment that I'm hearing that voters want the government to be able to do more to offer a clear picture of an economic solution for them. Yeah. Well, Scott, do you have any sense of where inflation is going to go from here? Well, investors are hoping that this report is a sign that the worst of inflation is now behind us, of course they've hoped that in the past and it's turned out to be wrong. But they are hoping that the Federal Reserve will feel a little more room now to be gentler in Tapping the brakes on inflation. That would be welcome news on Wall Street, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 535 points today. That is NPR Scott horsley in Washington and NPR's asma Khalid in St. Petersburg, Florida. Thanks to both of you. My pleasure. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Latvia today to reassure the Baltic count country that the U.S. will defend its NATO allies. Latvia, which shares a border with Russia, says its military is not big enough to fend off its increasingly aggressive neighbor. And that is why it plans to bring back compulsory military service. In PR's rob Schmidt's reports. In
Fresh update on "st. petersburg" discussed on All Things Considered
"15 dozen eggs. I buy a couple of those boxes each week. It used to be $15 a box in 2020. It's gone up so much that it was $62 last week. So it's risen almost what four times the price. And Elsa, I will say, you know, her individual story is unique, but the sentiment is common. I spent some time outside of a Walmart earlier today. It was easy to find people who were willing to share an earful about rising prices. And on top of that, this is a region where housing prices have been increasing faster than other parts of the country. I spoke with a couple of different young people, young working people who told me that they ultimately decided to move back in with their families with their parents because they've been squeezed by rising rent prices and they can no longer afford their current rent. Now, to be sure else, we should point out wages have been going up as well on average wages in July were up 5.2% from a year ago, but prices are climbing faster than that. So even though people's paychecks are getting bigger, they're not stretching as far as they used to. Right, that may be so, but President Biden, I mean, he took a bit of a victory lap about the new data out. And here he is at The White House earlier today. Well, the price of some things go up went up last month, the price of other things went down by the same amount. The result zero inflation last month, but people were still hurting. But zero inflation last month. I mean, asthma, I'm wondering, based on what you're hearing from voters, how do you think that 0% inflation message is going over with them right now? You know, Elsa, I will say, I think this is an example of how The White House has been struggling with a political message around inflation and some of the voters that I spoke with told me that they have been frustrated because they feel like the government is telling them that things are getting better economically, but they're not feeling that in their individual lives. And so when there is that disconnect, they ultimately will say to me that they don't necessarily trust The White House message around the economy. I went to a really busy food pantry here in St. Petersburg and I met a woman her name is Jill mallon. She's on disability. She has bone cancer and she told me that she's come to rely on the food pantry because she can no longer afford buying her groceries at a grocery store. And she does admit that the economy is affecting the way that she feels about politics
Fresh update on "st. petersburg" discussed on All Things Considered
"And I'm Elsa Chang and Culver City, California. Today we learned that consumer prices are still climbing at a rapid rate, but not quite as fast as they were earlier this summer. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that inflation has pulled back from a four decade high last month, a big drop in gasoline prices helped to offset the rising cost of groceries and other goods and services. And we're going to dig a little deeper now into what this means with NPR White House correspondent asma Khalid, who's in St. Petersburg, Florida today, and economics correspondent Scott horsley in Washington. Hate both of you. Hi there. Hey, all right, Scott, let's start with you because, as always, you have been digging into the numbers. What's happening to the cost of living? Well, it is still going up, but not as fast as it was. In June, the annual inflation rate was over 9%, which is something we had not seen in decades. In July, that rate came down just a bit to 8 and a half percent. So still sizzling, but a little cooler than the month before, the overall price index actually didn't rise at all between June and July. And that is largely because of that steep drop we've seen in gasoline prices, a price of the pump have fallen by about a dollar a gallon after hitting a record high back in June. We also saw a pretty big drop last month in travel related costs for things like airfare and rental cars and hotel rooms. And economist Julia coronado of macro policy perspectives thinks that's a sign that the air of which he called revenge travel when people were willing to pay whatever it costs to make those trips. They'd put off during the pandemic. Is now coming to an end. Under their belt, now it's like, okay, now we can resume kind of normal spending behavior where we pick and choose how and where to spend our money based on the best deals available. And that's important because ultimately it's that kind of selective shopping that helps keep prices in check. One reason gas prices have come down is people actually started driving less. Right, but let's be very clear, inflation has not gone away, so our other prices still going up. They are, yeah, food prices are up nearly 11% over the last year. That's the biggest year increase since 1979. Housing costs are up nearly 6% electricity prices are up more than 15%. Those power prices are tough during these hot summer months when a lot of people's air conditioners are running around the clock. Including mine, asthma, I know that you've been talking with people this week. We're really feeling these higher prices. What are they telling you? Well, that's right. And I've been reporting in the Tampa Bay metro area in part I came down here because inflate costs have consistently outpaced the average inflation rates in the country and Scott spoke about electric prices. I've heard a lot about electricity bills here from people. Food prices are also a huge concern. I spoke with a young woman who owns a custom bakery in Clearwater Florida. Her name is Jennifer Jacobs, and she told me her ingredient costs have soared. She's been particularly frustrated with the cost of eggs, and she needs a lot of them to make cakes. I buy a box of
Everyone Is Struggling Because of Failed Democrat Policies
"Sitting around saying, I hope there's not going to be a recession is not a strategy. And believe me, if the Biden administration and the Democrats are forced to try to parse the meaning of the word recession, they're losing. I don't, and I'm no economist. I heard some guy that Hewitt interviewed this morning. I think Hugh was surprised because the guest said, well, it won't necessarily be a recession if we have two quarters of decline. And a huge sign of shock. I'm no economist. I know that people are struggling. I know that people are fighting to pay their bills. I know that people are getting discouraged. And depressed. I know that people are trying to figure out how are you going to put a pantry full of groceries this week. Considering the cost of meat and eggs and butter and cheese and milk. Even if we don't have I know people are frustrated. I went to lunch yesterday order of growth and the waitress nice restaurant, great place, now we can't, we can't serve you that meal because the friar is broken and we're weeks and weeks before because of the supply chain problems of getting the right fryer in our upscale restaurant here called the library in St. Petersburg. Can't get that fryer so you can't get the cauliflower that you wanted in the Brussels sprouts. And I thought, man, oh man, everybody's being impacted by this economy by where we are right now. And it is due to failed Democrat leadership.
Moscow plans to supply Belarus with missile system
"Russian president Vladimir Putin is promising neighboring Belarus which also borders Ukraine that Moscow will provide it with the new missile system I'm Ben Thomas with details At a meeting in St. Petersburg the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko complained about the confrontational policies of Poland and Lithuania U.S. and NATO training flights and nuclear training and asked Putin to consider mirroring those efforts Putin demurred but told Lukashenko Russia would deliver a skander M short-range missile systems in the coming months Either ballistic or cruise missiles and carrying nuclear as well as conventional warheads I'm Ben Thomas
John O'Neill: Putin's Connection to Stalin
"John I want to talk specifically about how do you read him What do you make of him Important to understand his background his grandfather was Stalin's cook and taster His father was an exterminator for the KGB He went behind that army in the Ukraine shooting people in the back of the head So when Putin talks about we need to do NASA the Ukraine he's a chip off the old family blog Putin himself has never been in combat or of any kind But he has been a KGB guy and he's surrounded by a group that calls himself the strong men that are all KGB people he's committed of course completely he's totally indifferent to human beings By way of example it was kind of named saw black who was his mentor He was the mayor of St. Petersburg and he was a reformer After Putin became prime minister they asked Slovak tell us about Putin and he said Putin is the new Stalin and saw back and his two bodyguards all had simultaneous heart attack two days later So I'd like to hide And Putin has been a poisoner and a murderer using literary poisons both inside Russia and outside Russia for the past 20 years And so has announced that units to 6 one 5 5 whose job is assassination Mark
Russia Ukraine War Ballet Dancers-Ballet Intro and
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George Friedman: How the Ukraine War Will Likely End
"There's a gentleman by the name of George Freeman And a site called GPS or geopolitical futures dot com I was unaware of it I saw it on independent Glenn Reynolds great sight and Glenn Reynolds is a great guy And the gentleman writes in part as we consider how the war in Ukraine will end We must first understand how it began Russia invaded the geostrategic for geostrategic reasons having Ukraine as a buffer state safeguards Moscow from invasion from the west and for economic reasons which have often gone overlooked The transition from the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation wasn't exactly lucrative It may have increased total wealth by Russia remains a poor country Its gross domestic product ranks just behind South Korea A respectable placement but hardly wears superpowers should be in terms of per CAPiTA GDP Russia ranks 85th Nestled between Bulgarian Malaysia Economic statistics rarely tell the whole story of course but in Russia's case they fairly accurately present a country that is poor than it appears mass superficially by a top layer of the super rich elite Life and major cities like saints St. Petersburg and Moscow is luxurious for the wealthy and bearable for the rest Life in the countryside is something else entirely Individual regimes can't be solely blamed for Russian poverty The size of the nation the difficulties in areas such as transport associated with its side make Russia difficult to govern And from the time of the tsars it's been the state rather than Sheridan economic prosperity that has kept Russia together Often this has been achieved through the security services which are tasked with maintaining state power not with building an economy It's a little wonder that the country that boasted the apron also produced a president who cut his teeth in the KGB
Axios Producing Four Part Series on Vladimir Putin
"Axios has done a four part series one Putin who he is how it came to power I just want to read you a little bit of this The KGB to the Kremlin Pugh was a mid level KGB officer in Dresden East Germany when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 Weeks later in the tumult that preceded the collapse of the USSR crowd stormed the local secret police headquarters and Putin spent a tense night waiting for orders from Moscow that never came He returned to Russia and became a close aide first to sobchak and St. Petersburg and later to yeltsin in Moscow It was little noticed in Russia or brought until yeltsin appointed him director of the KGB successor The FSB in 1998 The year later he was prime minister four months after that on New Year's Eve 1999 yeltsin resigned in Putin's rise was complete Michael mcfaul who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia under Obama crossed paths with Putin and St. Petersburg in the 90s Behind the scenes former defense secretary Ash Carter was in several meetings with the top Russian official in the 90s He was an assistant Secretary of Defense Even Putin's critics acknowledged that he has accomplished three central objectives budding a strong Russian state reestablishing Russia as a global power and maintaining his own grip on power Nonetheless and then a couple of months of his appointment as prime minister became the figure on whom the last hopes of so many Russians were pinned
What Did Dennis Prager Do During the Height of the Cold War?
"Tell us what you did as a young man during the height of the Cold War. I was in my very early 20s. I was a graduate student at Columbia University at the school of international affairs. And it had a number of affiliated Institutes, Russian institute, Middle East institute, East Asian institute, African institute. I was a member of Middle East and Russian. I studied Russian and on a visit to Israel, my third year in college, so it's even before that. I was asked by someone I knew in Israel and Israeli friend. Would I be prepared to be sent into the Soviet Union to smuggle in religious items to Jews? Because they were not allowed to have them by Christians were not. And to bring out smuggle out the names of Jews who wanted to leave. And they thought that I would be the ideal candidate being an American, so I'd be somewhat protected by my passport. And knowing Hebrew and Russian, so I was sent for a month, and it was obviously a tense month. That was a followed most of the time. Where did you travel in Russia in the Soviet Union? Moscow, what was called then Leningrad, which is back again to St. Petersburg, and then Baku Azerbaijan. The first westerner to visit the synagogue there in decades. It was literally literally underground. And the stories I'm not going to get into now, but obviously there were life form what the effect that it had to see a young western Jew. Who knew the religion and who could, I was always called up to do something to show my knowledge of the liturgy, because they had been told that the Jews of the Soviet Union were told that Judaism is dead. And they shouldn't even bother thinking about it because Jews outside of Russia are outside of the Soviet Union, no longer practice it and have assimilated. And here I am 21 years old and I'm able to lead the prayers and read from the
A Response to 'Are You Retired, or Do You Work?'
"I want to be one of those seniors who's had a relatively easy time. Now, that doesn't always happen. As I found out with my hernia surgery and my hip replacement and my COVID and I guess COVID is an age related. Yesterday I was kind of curious about this condo building that's being built in St. Petersburg. And it's being spearheaded by John catsimatidis in New York, who's the really amazing businessman. He owns the supermarket chain. And he bought WABC radio. Prior to buying WABC radio, he worked a lot with the station we're on in New York. I am 9 70. The answer. I went over to check out their building this the biggest building on the West Coast of Florida. It's going to be like, I think 60 stories tall. And I was just kind of curious. I've never, I would never buy a condo sight unseen. I mean, they do this slick sales pitch where they beautiful artist renderings and everything and the model. I'm thinking, you know, the guy and the guy was good. And he asked me not knowing what I do for a living. Are you retired? Or do you work? I almost broke out in tears. I almost started crying. I was like, who the heck are you? What do you mean am I retired? Do I look like I'm retired, kid? Is about this 30 something year old guy? Are you retired or do you work, mister Gallagher? No, I work, pal. And I'll be working long after you're gone. 'cause I get cats and Matias to fire your butt because you're asking people they're old.
WATCH: Russian police detain anti-war protesters
"Russian activists are determined to keep demonstrating as police crackdowns intensify the cross Russian anti war activists continue to protest the nation of Ukraine that came after president Vladimir Putin ordered Russian nuclear deterrent to be put on high alert chanting No to war hundreds of protesters gather in St Petersburg on day four of peaceful protests held in the city centre police in riot gear grab protesters and Drax two police vans for rest according to the OVD info rights group police have detained more than three hundred and fifty Russians in thirty two cities over anti war demonstrations by Sunday afternoon I'm
Manoah helps Blue Jays top Rays 4-2, maintain wild-card spot
"I'll be no earned his seventh win in lower discreetly junior his twenty first home run of the season is to try to blue jays defeated the Tampa Bay rays forty two but now improve to three one this season against Tampa Bay by allowing two runs on five hits in six innings striking out seven but walking six I pride myself on never being in an easy push over or you know this get to this guy really helpful I'm constantly gonna fight I'm counseling it give my team a chance grill solo shot in the fifth off restarted Rasputin gives him twenty nine RBI in the month of September one shy of the franchise record set by Kelly Gruber in nineteen ninety the loss drops Tampa bay's leading the American League east to six games over Boston while the Bluejays staff half game ahead of New York for the final wild card Steve Kearney St Petersburg
Candelario and Garneau Homer, Tigers Beat Rays 4-3
"Was a uranium earned his fourth win in chamber Candelario hit a sixteen home runs the Detroit Tigers defeated the Tampa Bay rays forty three candle areas three run blast off rays starter Ryan Yarbrough came in the top of the first inning and catcher Dustin Garneau added a solo shot his fifth of the year an inning later Garneau credits his teammates on being able to bounce back from Friday's collapse to take the game feels like the game last night hurts more than I get blown out because you're there playoff teams and the way we responded it was awesome tweets we want to see your in your followed a three inning scheduled start for tark's Google by allowing just two hits while pitching into the seventh the tiger snap a two game skid while Tampa bay's leading the American League east and now down to seven and a half games over Boston Steve Kearney St Petersburg
Rays Beat Tigers 5-2, Extend AL East Lead to 8 1/2 Games
"Dietrich Enns earned his second win in Mike Zunino it is thirty first home run is the Tampa Bay rays defeated the Detroit Tigers five to two ends to go over for opener Lewis head in the second and allowed a run on three hits in four innings of work Sununu's two run blast off reliever drew Carlton in the six give the race a five one lead when extends the rays leading the American League east eight and a half games over idle Toronto in Boston and trims the magic number to win the division to a Steve Kearney St Petersburg
Shea Dunifon on Outreach to the Younger Generation
"Tell us about yourself chez. Where do you work. What's your role. Semi formal title is education coordinator. And i worked for pinellas county utilities out of the south cross by advanced water reclamation facility in st petersburg florida's. Let's a really really really long name. And i do a little bit of everything to be honest when i started here mostly k. Through twelve so kindergarten twelfth grade education. But i also work a lot. What the local technical schools colleges universities basically anyone that has a title water. Which is everybody. That's absolutely right so for our listeners. Could you give us a little more sense of the municipality like how many treatment plans the capacity of the one that you sit out those types of things and whereas pinellas county in florida. So we'll start with where county is. We are just outside of tampa. So we're like little peninsula on the peninsula's i call it so west. Coast of florida kind of west central. If you're looking at a map of florida right on the very coast golfing mexico and pinellas county. Utilities owns and operates. Three facilities. One is drinking water facility. That's up on our north county. And then also in the north county we have our done facility which is wastewater and water reclamation and then down in the south county we have facility. That is it. It is the south cross by events. Water reclamation facility so between done and south across south crossed is a thirty three. Mgd plant so it is also the largest in the entire county not just owned and operated by the county but it is the largest is so that's one thing that makes us really cool. We have a lot of really unique features here facility for instance we have a On so we actually make fertilizer which is something that when we do towards people think is really interesting because they actually get to see kind of what happened to their number two which most people don't think about right but we also have things like our tetra denied filters so that's what makes us advance so we get to point out those kinds of things we also have primary tanks. We have two parallel trains. Emily i know i'm getting into the technical stuff but those are really cool things to point out even to the public and to the engineering community.
Rodriguez, Richards Combine on 5-Hitter, Red Sox Beat Rays
"Bobby Dalbec had two hits and drove in a pair and Eduardo Rodriguez and Garrett Richards combined for a five hitter is the Boston Red Sox shop the Tampa Bay rays for nothing Rodriguez allowed just four hits all singles in six innings of work the left hander called Thursday start his best of the year that's my best on the season not the way I feel today about me but also to arms control wise my wife and I mean I feel like no dustbin my my best of the season also echoed Richards went the final three innings for his second save dot backs are B. R. Singh on the top of the first off rays starter Shane McClanahan gave Boston the lead the first baseman added an RBI single as part of a two run fifth loss means the race can manage only a split of their four game series with the red Sox and if all the six and a half game ahead of idle New York in the American League east Steve Kearney St Petersburg
Rays Win 9th in Row; Red Sox Star Bogaerts Tests Positive
"Ryan Yarborough earned his eighth win in reindeer rose a rain hit his eighteenth home run is the Tampa Bay rays defeated the Boston Red Sox eight to five arose arena solo Homer in the bottom of the second off red Sox starter Brad peacock tied the game at one apiece Tampa Bay took the lead an inning later thanks to a six run third Yarborough allowed two runs on five hits in six innings of work the rays hold the best record in the American League in eighty four and forty eight and now lead the red Sox in the American League east by ten games Steve Kearney St Petersburg
Franco, AL East-Leading Rays Win 8th in Row, Top Red Sox 6-1
"Luis Patino earned his fourth win in Brandon Lau his thirty first home run is the Tampa Bay rays defeated the Boston Red Sox six to one Lau's home run off Nick Pivetta led off the bottom of the first inning giving the rays a lead they never relinquished the second baseman on the importance of getting the lead early in a big series like this one any time we faced these guys are the Yankees or anything like that you know it's it's a picture you sent to come out early and you know give us a little bit of transport some Christian the let him go and do what he does this was huge the team allowed just one run on a solo Homer by Bobby Dalbec while pitching into the sixth Tampa Bay has now won eight straight and are thirty five games over five hundred for the first time in franchise history Steve Kearney St Petersburg
Rays Rout White Sox 9-0, Take 2 of 3 in Series; Archer Hurt
"On some medicine Francisco Mejia each drove in three and five Tampa Bay rays pitchers combined to throw seven eight shutout blanking the Chicago White Sox nine nothing meadows give Tampa Bay the lead with an RBI single in the first offered although Lopez on his bases clearing double in the sixth offers a Ruiz doubled the lead from three nothing to six nothing Chris archer came off the injured list to make his first start since April tenth but left after just two innings did hip tightness I thought it was just smart smart is to just you know take a little breather leave it to innings and you know with these upcoming off days I should help space things out to where I can be all right you know towards day six or seven Tampa Bay is now an American league best twenty nine games over five hundred on the season Steve Kearney St Petersburg
Anderson Delivers 2 Key Hits, White Sox Beat Rays 7-5 in 11
"Tim Anderson solo Homer in the ninth the raised five four deficit is RBI single in the top of the eleventh broke the tie leading the Chicago White Sox two seven five win over the Tampa Bay rays Anderson finished with three hits on the night and also reach on one of Tampa bay's three errors on the evening welcome home party reneging already but you're not ready to play and you know ready to discuss how to get a win and you know how you seem to not from you know from from we can always in his solo Homer off reliever chichi shop while led off the ninth after the race scored three times in the bottom of the eighth off Craig Kimbrel and Aaron bummer to take the lead the wind is the white Sox six win in their last seven games at Tropicana field dating back to the twenty eighteen season and also snaps the race four game winning streak Steve Kearney St Petersburg
"st. petersburg" Discussed on Florida Matters
"So you compound that with mr berg not living in the market not being visible as vinegars. It is hard. And so. I don't think to be fair to disarm. I don't think people really know is then it really understand who he isn't what he's about he's in new york wall street guy and that plays well with some people doesn't play well with others and maybe not a visible owner in the way as you said jeff bennett. Yeah it to me. you know. I've said for years that the more visible the owner is a fan. Wants to understand that the owner wants to win badly as they did in their passionate about the tape. Then it gives you that are starting barred. Doesn't give you in the stance. But he sure does he sure does what the performance of the team i mean. He's how great baseball people that make great decisions in we're competing with the yankees and the red sox regularly and and coming out ahead. So i mean he's done what he needs to do. They just i think in the market. He's not seen as a fan. He's not seen as a community guy. He's not seen as part of the neighborhood. All right bill. I think that's it for my questions anything else. You'd like to add before we wrap up. You know like i said. I've seen the impact of a new building. In a variety of places it can have a unique part a unique financial impact in a in a very positive climate for entertainment. And everything else. I think the ebor location because of its ability to tie everything to developments in tampa in make a corridor entertainment corridor. If you will between everything downtown tampa in ebor. I think they could have a significant effect that it'd be very very positive. And like i said. I've grown to accept the part-time velocity. I'd be curious to hear more and more about this and find out how talking play up. We'll bill thanks so much for chatting with us this morning. We appreciate it. My pleasure that was bill sutton emeritus professor in these sports and entertainment management program at the university of south florida. The land were tropicana field. Sits was once home to the gas plant district of vibrant black neighborhood that was torn down to make way for the stadium. We explored the history of this neighborhood. In a previous florida matters you can find it at w. usf news dot org. That's florida matters for this week. Demure provost is our producer. I'm bradley george. Thank you for listening..
"st. petersburg" Discussed on Florida Matters
"He He brought in some of the smartest people Baseball had ever seen to run the franchise and they have literally changed major league baseball. That this team itself this ownership group and and the executives running this team running the baseball operation side of this team changed the way baseball operates and other teams are trying to emulate what the race have done to have the success on the field. They've had without spending as much money as their spending and my point is stromberg has done a lot of great things but this stadium. Businesses turned into a fiasco and and it's turned fans against him and to me. That's a shame. I mean he's he's had an incredible run as an owner. But it's being threatened by you. Know i don't want to say a ham handed or you know i just don't think they've handled the situation quite as well as they could have. And i think the sister city plan which they are now completely married to and they say You know they're not going to consider any other options other than split plan in tampa bay. I just don't think that's the stance they should be taken. If if you go back over the last fifteen years at one point you know the waterfront. Saint pete that you know. That's that's the only plan that's going to work. And then after that it was you know hillsborough county. That's the only way it's going to work. We have to be in hillsborough county. We have to be near the downtown marketplace. And now it's the sister city plan. That's the only plan that's going to work. I mean it's it's been a moving target for very long time. Would whatever seems to fit that day. Thank you so much. We appreciate it by appreciate you having me out. That was john. Romano sports columnist at the tampa bay times. Bill sutton has been following the raise stadium saga for a long time. He's an emeritus professor in these sports and entertainment management program at the university of south florida's moumouh college of business. He spent much of our conversation comparing. Raise owner stu sternberg to another local sports figure tampa bay lightning owner..
"st. petersburg" Discussed on Florida Matters
"And we don't want to start developing that site until we have some certainty about whether a baseball stadium is going to go there. And and the other part of that problem is the use agreement that the rays have with the city entitles them to fifty percent of the development revenue Whenever that site gets built back up so if as the mayor wants to to start redeveloping it next year the rays are going to be making money off that redevelopment and they may not even end up building a stadium there and the raise may end up leaving in twenty twenty eight so basically you have a situation whereby redeveloping the land right now by doing it. on the mayor's timetable. You may actually be paying the raise money to leave the marketplace. And that's just one of those other tangents in this in this whole saga The other the other sort of big sticking point is that the principal owner of the raise. Do sternberg has come up with this plan. To what what. He calls the sister city plan where the raise would essentially split their home games between somewhere in the tampa bay region. Possibly and the city of montreal you mentioned that governments don't like to pony up money for for stadiums from especially from developers who have lots of money. I can't imagine any government into tampa bay region. Let alone any governments in the montreal. Region wants to Spend taxpayer money on a stadium. For what's essentially a part time home team and that's exactly why it's run into an impasse with mayor christman. Starnberg has said he would consider the tropicana field site which you know in the past the race have said we don't. We don't want the tropicana field site. It's already proven that it. It's not the best site for major league baseball in this market. It's too far away from from eastern hills. Even from downtown hillsboro we would like more centrally located site. He's changed his tune on that when it comes to The sister city idea because he says with only forty games at the trump site instead of eighty games a year they are. We think it can work so the mayor is now looking at the situation and and he said that the first proposal that the rays gave him in terms of how how we would build the stadium included them control in a lot of the acreage. There's tropicana field land and getting one. Hundred percent of the revenues from redevelopment on part of the land as opposed to fifty percent so christmans point was. Why am i going to give them a better deal than they already have when they're taking half the team away from the marketplace and that's a very legitimate argument on the mayor's part of the team says that it was just an opening bid and there's still room to negotiate but but you've hit on on the exact point of you know the razor saying the sister city concept works in a couple of ways you know principally because there won't be so many games here for people to attend so the race don't nita's much as much fans buy tickets but they also say it will work because it. It's only going to be done in. Tampa.
"st. petersburg" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"The enemy to a harry palmer franchise because harry saltzman obviously launches the up. Chris file and produces the first three. But when you look at like a lot of the spy movies that are popular in the sixties it steph like the flint movies. The matt helm films thinks that are taking the more fun you know escapist elements of james bond and it feels like the public was really latching onto those when i look at the crystal movie i really love. I thought the episode was fantastic. I like funeral in berlin a lot. I wasn't as big on billion dollar brain but nonetheless. Like they have a very specific that i really enjoy. And i'm just wondering like if harry palmer was almost that franchise it would have been maybe a little more successful. Had it may be started in the seventies which is more of an era for that sort of you know. Gritty spy storytelling. It's a fair point discussion. I think these are all hypotheticals. Who knows what harry. If a harry's announcement had had more more funding for a fourth movie he knows. But i mean one observation always had this is i think it's very difficult to think about the character how he palmer but also to think about the movies and books outside the era in which they written the sixties. I think for me the nothing in a good way. They're very tight to that era. I think the character of harry palmer says of his mannerisms his what would now be termed programmatic approach to women is very sixties and and it fits that era and the age at which michael came was when he was playing the cat Sort of fits it all comes together instead of intense pairs at the two to three years of filmmaking where the character exploded maybe. Let's say there's a degree to which as these two movies we've discussed shows is maybe there's a. Everything has a lifespan. Well i mean it's interesting though. Because they are making ape. Chris file reboot. They are bringing up. Chris file back to tv. And i'm i'll be very curious to.
"st. petersburg" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"That midnight in saint petersburg harry palmer heads of private investigation business based in moscow. His associates are nikolai. Nick petrov ex. Cia agent craig. An ex kgb. Colonel gretzky they take on the job of finding one hundred grams of weapons-grade plutonium stolen from the russian government that they don't know the identity of the client dumped I well these films with done back to back but cab. Do you have anything different on this one. Not really this one is a different director. It's his name's douglas jackson. Actually an oscar nominee for best short subject in the live action category at one thousand nine hundred seventy oscars for movie called blake. He did a short subject. He is a documentarian also. Worked in tv a lot and a ton of b. movies and tv movies over the course of his career. We've the same writer The producer harry alan towers overseeing this but i i could find little nuggets and maybe rob can confirm this but the idea was like bullet to beijing would be sort of the major movie and then this was sort of the quickey one they also shot as well but the whole idea was a bullet to beijing was going to be the one that would get a theatrical and this one maybe more so just entirely directed towards the not completely sure us prudent correct. My understanding is that. It's what's what we forgot to mention. Both i mean this wound is. It's it's a canadian russian movie. She's very rare combination. This movie midnight. Petersburg was the packers. Were showtime network is one of the growing. This is the era. When cable tv in north america was was growing pace and i think this was there sort of a. I guess the idea was if the movie did world. Have something else to show on the cable network. So it's like say there is. I read in a couple of books as a suggestion that basic this was made out of all this stuff that was under cutting room floor. I don't think it's as quite as simple as that but clearly they were made notice back to back but probably made at the same time. Because there's a lot of the. I think one or two extras look familiar. This clearly some of the the same sort of broad group of actors. Want i feel the same location so it's It has all the hallmarks of a sort of something that the accountants on the film recommended. Yeah it said you have the same sets as well like you say. The ball is definitely the same baugh in by films. Yeah a lot of crossover. The same dancers. Oh probably ya and you know this will be in terms of its release Showed up on home video in as like the other one. Uk europe japan In ninety six and then showed on tv in north america in nineteen ninety eight so definitely delayed their again. But that's really about it in terms of the behind the scenes just this was kind of the minor. Production tacked on that one. And i think that's very telling when you look at the run time you know the.
"st. petersburg" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"It's in the extended version of the movie. Which i didn't get to see so the movie itself it was boy it was baffling in terms of plotting. I mean there. Are you know as rob alluded. So many double and triple crosses that it was like just head-spinning at a certain point trying to make sense of what was going on I feel like it's the type of movie you wanna whiteboard. When you're watching it just to keep track of all the players and the little red violets being you know it harry's carrying throat what that means and why it's there and who put it there and etc etc so in terms of like a spy plot not great especially when you compare it to the really well honed convoluted you could say story of saint funeral in berlin which is definitely confusing. But i feel like it does. Pay off all make sense. Psychologically within the The world of all these players whereas this one it just felt like doing a lot of those crosses for no reason and with characters who i didn't really even understand who they were like the cia guy. And i also knows this movie had a lot of What i would call cannon films action which cannon films made a lot of kind of be action movies through the eighties and this will be had a ton of those moments where would just cut to a really kind of cheesy shootout where like a character falls onto an electrical wire stuff. Like that sort of thing you'd see in like the death wish sequels but overall like it was not good but i found it somewhat watchable if that makes sense. It's not something. I would recommend anyone really unless you're really into the world of harry palmer but i did find it kind of interesting. I agree you can. You can spend a reasonable ninety minutes with cup of tea into an a snack and just you know it perfectly as you say is watchable what you divide is it. Apart from perhaps harry palmer given that he is played by mccain. You even in. The bad movie is pretty good very few of the characters actually really either understand or care for but it does have some say some sort of strange almost like funny unintentionally elements like you can tell. Basically they had to use for somebody who said we haven't abandoned airport nearby and let's use it because at one point Colonel gretzky used a sort of a pound store version of colonel stock. Says wait a minute. I know somebody in bryansk. And that's they switched to this airfield where they sort of opposite of chasing after this train. And it's it's this bizarre and it has nothing it doesn't really about the plot anyway but it's just like i'm sure it's because they had the use of an airfield for a couple of days you know. I figured it was either that or because they want to work in north by northwest omar. Because you have them on the train and then they get out and they get swooped by a plane. I was like. Oh okay well we got a little bit hitchcock to give the actors that jews. I would not want to be up in the sort of rusty russian bucket that they filmed in..
"st. petersburg" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Lightly. They certainly save money there and they save money on the acting as well. Take that back about jason culinary. How they well. I mean is there anything else background. Wise socially No let loose on. Okay well get quick five Thoughts on the film as a whole. Rub your guest. You kind of saw telegraph already but but to beijing. What are your thoughts. Yeah it's as. I said up from. It's not a great movie but you know it's sort of watchable. I didn't when i sat watching a couple of evenings go. I didn't tell my hair out has some interesting elements to it has Michael cord number of sort of english character. Actors michael gambon. Alexey does a possible russian. Jason coterie is not a great actor and he's trying to be nice well trying to be nice. Whoa let's let's be. Frank is wooden as a cyborg in this movie but it has the added attraction of the rather attractive mia sara ferris buehler's girlfriend playing the road natasha and even though he's not on the dvd. I got there is a fleeting appearance by sue. Lloyd the actor who plays gene in the original hip chris far so there are some sort of harry potter fans. There are some interesting little sort of law dates back to the original three movies. This is sort of suggestion. That a jason connery's character. Nikolai is possibly harry. Palmer said of the illegitimate son as say. There's the parents from gene. His love chris fall. So you know and the parties you know half chase movie half sit of heist movie this double-crossing triple crossing the drugs involved. The chinese and north koreans. It's like somebody's taking all the sort of ingredients from my. I spy movie cookbook. Throwing them into a pulp got to add some seasoning. That sort of thing. It's this the elements of there but it doesn't really hang together while rob really put the bullet in beijing cam. What about you okay. So this was one that i kind of dreaded going into because it's like how good is this going to be. When compared against a lot of the film craft that was happening on the first three. But it was a movie that i actually found in some ways a little bit entertaining in terms of reintroducing harry palmer into the nineties because like what is that like and where. This character is at being forced into retirement. We see that he's still got kind of that lady's man kind of vibe. We saw in the chris file. You know he's talking to his Girlfriend su Who's played by. Sue lloyd in the original on the phone which is kind of fun. There's a cut scene that rob alluded to it was not in my version. But i'm gonna have to.
"st. petersburg" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"A lot in the movie credits and titles. It's portrayed as len dayton's harry palmer ever asked his overland directly. I'm pretty sure he didn't have a huge to do other than probably writing his signature on a contract and say yeah go ahead. He has had some generally in the past and quite challenging experiences with tb produces so. I didn't think he guy so. I'm sure it's it's definitely not something that i don't think len had a creative into indian creative input into which shows. Yeah the only thing i could find was that he said basically if they get michael caine back he put his name on it. Yeah i think that's without without michael. Cain the movie has nothing a to with harry mccain has something in these and that's not saying much so we're getting a clue to listeners that bullet to beijing And sister filming leads. Berg not shining examples of the spy. Maybe he's on. What are you talking about the best tv movies we've covered so yes my view. Yeah i watched them both over the last Three or four days just to refresh myself. I've watched him a few times. No many they are great for me. The word that came to my mind is that you have curiosity value. One is seeing michael. Cain or harry palmer if you will It is sort of down. He'll dress not in sort of a shop sixties Suit walking down soho. But in sort of anorak walking down some groti street in some petersburg so this is sort of interesting sort of angle about seeing a familiar character. In ritu circumstances plus there is also the sort of again a curiosity value in just seeing the fact that they were filming in russia fairly soon after the fall of communism. Isn't it so interesting. The fact that the product that came out with is not that great is by the by so seeing you know what russia was like in nineteen ninety five and it looks pretty grubby and down at hill. Place has somebody but yeah if you were expecting Looks of action and lots of plot twists and great acting. This isn't your maybe. And that's been i am curious. I'm curious if you have any idea because there are you know. Annette adapted len deighton. Harry palmer spy novels like horse underwater. Or whatever like do you have any idea or like what the thinking was behind. Why these two movies bullet to beijing and the one. We're gonna talk about a few minutes. Were entirely original stories. I don't have any particular insight on there. My suspicion is that as with a law things in the movie business. It was probably money opportunity involved. Somebody saw opportunity with. I imagined that feeling in russia in nineteen ninety five is pretty cheap. I mentioned that there was probably a gap in harry. Michael caine schedule There was probably. Mr towers was at a loose end and you know the fates combined to bring them together in petersburg to film these two movies. I suspect there was no more sort of strategic thinking that makes sense from a financial standpoint. I imagine the amount you have to pay at linda in four making the quiz file goal horse. Underwater is far more than the original script lightly touching on.
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"st. petersburg" Discussed on The Zest
"Maybe a month ago I think. And I want you to try it before we talked about it but this is going to be our tipplers reserve that you can buy right here at the store only here. All right hold on. Here we go. This is a little bit. Darker than the orange liqueur than the tippers. Armscor. What is the secret? Is it wait a minute? That is delicious. There's just something. it's almost like a burnt sugar. Taste in there like a roasted taste what is okay Warren tell me what I just had. Will reduce with this process here as we aged Are tipplers in expert in barrels by itself, and then what we did was we blended it in with some of our. The Bourbon barrel the would tank. Isn't necessarily what you will you. there. So we also took that and we did a small blend with straight Bourbon So we decided to give a sneak peek of Bourbon that we have here Asian currently you know. So this is it. That is delicious. What's it called again? now is are tipplers reserved. Deserve. One thing with this land is splendid perfectly on get the taste of the as Orange Cure, but you get the aroma of a straight bourbon. It is wonderful. This was really delicious I enjoyed every drink here and. I enjoyed my tour. Only did have the sunset Julia head. That's now this is new is this out yet? full-scale distribution November December this year. All right sunset Jen let's say. Wow. That's good. That's really unusual. We also there's no artificial flavoring or coloring in there, and I think what Clara did is she she and it's a beautiful gold color and there's no artificial colors. You can tell you know here it's a little bit of a lighter Hue, but in fifty it is. kind of an amber orange color so It's really beautiful in a bottle. And you know to know that it's completely natural. You might see a little bit of orange particles in some of them to if you're if you're lucky. So yeah, I think that's a it's a good way to put it. It's unusual because it's not a normal Jenn it's completely different Very any JIM that you would find on the market. Very complex and I think that you could put that in a cocktail and you it would hold it how it's not gonNA get buried. I've been drinking it with a little bit of club soda and a tiny squeeze of an orange and it's my favorite. All. Right. Thank you so much. Thank you Robyn. Thank you. That was skip Reagan, Warren Gardner and Clara. Of the Saint Petersburg Distillery we've got the recipes for the skyway drive and the robins collins cocktails on our website because this podcast dot com. So much for joining us today I'm Robin Sesing Ham Delete Cologne and I produce zest with help from Cheyenne Jag Lau and markets. Copyright Twenty Twenty WSF Public Media University of South Florida..
"st. petersburg" Discussed on The Zest
"Position that the ownership of found me and and interviewed me floor ownership of Saint Petersburg distillery. Saint Petersburg wonderful Italian family, I Friday's father and Tucson's onto signs are basically the managing partners and the the father's overseeing. We'll tell them give people a little bit of an idea like I'm standing in a big. Block. Cement Block building used to be a lumber yard. And it's got maybe. Ten or fifteen large tanks, artillery tanks holding tanks I mean this is considered kind of a craft distillery although it's a very large, it's large on the size of a craft distillery, but it's not a huge commercial. Gallo it's not like that. Make it back to the question that you asked previously, why am I here in? What's what's in it for me for this project? This is one of the only commercial distilleries in the state of Florida's actually making their own products. There's nobody doing on production level that we are your bottling it everything we're we're bottling it. So everything from like the Orange is actually get here in a truck right and then Warren you know picks out what project these orders are going to be four. To the point where Claire is actually using an orange peeler and putting them herself into the dehydrated and actually using those pills so that she can keep some of the oil's not just by dehydrated oranges. But that is why I'm here because this is a distillery that we can actually have a concept like a sunset Jen, NC it out and six months later, be selling it on market can't do that anywhere else indefinite can't do it working for a global entity right there'd be way too much red tape and too many people to to get on the program here I went from having ten thousand shareholders to having three shareholders that called me three times a day each. And I'M SUPER HAPPY TO BE HERE Let's try that I mean I'm looking at this beautiful trae over here with a couple of mixed drinks and a bottle of that is that the sunset jen? So we have the skyway drive over there and that was named because pat it's a pink cocktail and it kind of reminds me of my drive over the skyway every morning into Saint Pete because I work I live. In Sarasota. So I drive over the sky we every morning and the sun is rising on the way there. So. It kind of has that same hugh. What's in it? So we have our banning vodka tipplers, of course, simple syrup, grapefruit, juice, lime juice, and it's talked with club. Soda. Yup. We're GONNA have these recipes on the website possess podcasts, dot com. Yup, and what's the drink? The other one is shining sunset gin. So actually a first cocktail ever four like this featuring sunset gin. And we're calling it a robbins. Collins. Because it's kind of a twist on A. Tom. Collins in Robinson my last name. So it has a sunset gin lemon juice simple syrup and club. Soda. All. Right. Try It. Okay. So this is the skyway drive. It's this is the pink one. Yeah, and You've got a little lime garnish on it. This had the typically. The band Monica and the tippers. Orange liqueur. Okay. Wow. To orange really comes through. I would have some of that comes through it isn't even grapefruit juice. Oh, grapefruit juice does. Make some great food choose yet but you know grapefruit is another another nice citrus so That would complement the tipplers a little bit. But of course, we always Bainian Vodkas easy of London anything we use it in most of our cocktails especially with tipplers tipplers is just a great spirit to be able to blend with any other spirit so We kinda reminds you of a screwdriver, but with a twist like a little more complex. Yeah. Because you know it's means grapefruit juice. And there's vodka, and of course, there's tipplers orange. So those are all things that you you know of course. A. Screwdriver would be made with orange juice instead but. That great for juice along with that tipplers kind of mimics out. But still a little bit of a little bit of bubbles. I'm all about blood bubbles. I put you know Code Soda just about every drink that I make. You know it's kind of a fun. Twist on that but. I really enjoyed and I think it's. It's a pretty drake. Also I mean, it's got a little bit of lime. So it really has every you know aspect of that world because you have three different types of citrus in that at once. So it's Very, special to Florida, and that's why you know it's got skyway name. So also another you know mosh to Saint Petersburg. Okay now, this one sent the Tom Collins. With which of living to garnish. Right it's supposed to be a an orange wedge but. Today we have lemon limits. You just got to roll with the punches off. This one's called the Robin Scotland. Yeah okay. It is good. It's really good. So tell me what was in that. Sense it Gin Lemon Juice Simple Syrup in club soda. So simple. Simple to make. These these both what I really like about them they're not too sweet. They're not super dry. They're not as dry as a gin and tonic, but they're not they're not simpler sweet either yeah. In general you'll see that you know the sense that Janice it's sweet but it's not super sweet and so that's really the only sweetness that you get from. That is in a little bit of that simpler that there's not much in there. But I you know really liked to focus on the spirit and not so much. Everything that goes into it. When I make cocktails, they're usually really simple. I am to GIN and Tonic Person I. That is what I drink anywhere. So I am very simple with that but you know I'm not gonNA. If I'M GONNA make a cocktail for some special event. Then I wanted to be a little bit more complex but still simple enough to meet my standards of you know shining that spirit. So I did not want to make a gin and tonic that I wanted to make something simple. Okay. So you put something in this Cup this is the tipplers orange core just to. Drink which was great but I want you to taste it naked so that you could actually see some of those illness you're picking up the drink I think it will go ahead and close that loop for your once you try it. I love that. So. That is really Warren said it was one of the first things that we did and he told you about the trials and tribulations of the oranges So this product in particular I, think with covert a lot of people are making Margaritas back home now So this product for us is up about five percent year to date. Which is already on a pretty big base. So we're actually buying more oranges making more tipplers because of it and we. freaking good. This is good. I love this I would. I would put maybe this over some ice absolutely then what I wanted to tell you about a little bit and warrants stepped out for a second. We. Have kind of an exclusive for you I guess but it's going to be when we open our new market store. So we're actually revamping our distillery experience and we're GONNA have a market store right now we're not open for the public common have the distillery tour and have the market store experience. We're going to be in that position in December and so what I asked the guys to do is I wanted to release a couple of interesting products. For that distillery experience that you could only get here. Right. So a bit of a draw here but also at stuff that warrants kind of been playing with he brought this to me..
"st. petersburg" Discussed on The Zest
"That is why I'm here because this is a distillery that we can actually have a concept like a sunset gin and see it out and six months later, be selling it on market can't do that anywhere else. I'm Robin sussing him, and this is the zest citrus seafood Spanish flavor and southern charm for all about food in Florida. This Florida distillery takes its location in the sunshine state. Seriously, we take a trip to the Saint Petersburg distillery. I wanted to make sure that you know about Saint Petersburg, foodies dot com if you're looking for fun and good food in Saint Pete, there are restaurant reviews and podcasts featuring local chef's restaurant tours happy hour suggestions and a lot more. It's all online at Saint Petersburg foodies dot com support for the zest podcast comes from site and Bhakkar brand natural foods like cereals, oils, oatmeal energy bars, gluten free fruit Gumy's for the kids organic coffee and more available in supermarkets, health food stores, or online at site and Bhakkar Dot Com. As we get ready to wrap up our second season of the zest next week. I wanted to make sure I fit in a trip to the Saint Petersburg distillery, which iconic local ingredients like oranges and sugarcane in their Florida focus spirits. They're launching a new product sunset JEN, which they say is a gin that's very specific to Florida, and that's completely natural. Sales are soaring at the distillery and expansion plans are underway and the upstairs tasting room. I met with skip Reagan's senior vice president for sales marketing and public relations. Master. Distiller Warren Gardner and Assistant Distiller Clara Robin. Skip Reagan Senior Vice President here at Saint Petersburg distillery. Clare robins assistant distiller. More golden a mess still. Why Saint Petersburg Florida a good place to put a distillery. Sure well. We are the benefit here in Florida of a lot of natural ingredients. They necessarily don't have and other parts of the of the country and other parts of the world. A great reason why they have a distillery here these natural Florida oranges. Today, we might be talking about a couple of our of our orange generated brands like our or sunset Jin. We would not be able to make those up north without bringing in the Florida oranges right So we're we're very happy that we are not only commercial distillery making all of our products here, but we use as many local ingredients from the local farmers that we possibly can to keep it a Florida crap product. And you were saying it's a little bit unusual because. You make these. Spirits start to finish. It's all done start to finish worn. So. One thing that we always try to do with retrial stay local sent means we we established a bomb with Florida agricultural. So anything from rum vodka the flavors, not only that but the style that we have here Florida's Berrigan Nick. Everything from the weather, the atmosphere, the the people who grew up here. You know for certain periods of time you know we throw that into to our marketing Just the way we do things you know. So this is Florida. Skip talks a little bit about the ingredients being unique. Tell me something about that like the ingredients that you're using specifically. So Righteous Rama's pure. Raw Cancer from Florida. I'm a lot of ingredients are sourced in Florida, but not this all right roam you know our our tipplers orange look your. was. Original products that we ever want to come out. So when we want to come out with that, we wanted to. Capture the history of the Florida citrus. Industry. And during that time, you know what really made Florida famous you know there was a point in time where Florida orange juice you know orange juice from Florida oranges, wars Florida's national drink you know. Everywhere from all over the United States, you know we were shipping crates. Florida. Oranges. In during a certain period, you know Florida citrus really bones you know and it was helped fuelling. Florida. And there was no other tastes like it anywhere. You know and reading up on the history of the citrus industry. There was a lot of trials on for relations. You know every year there was just a battle. You know every time they they made a good on the made progress of good production. The next season there was a something to. You know spoil you the throw off for there was some kind of challenge. You know you know just just from researching the last Hundred Years of Florida citrus industry there's been like eighteen different diseases bacterial fruit flies coming from different and just looking at the pictures you know Dr, these times it's very inspirational because you know you see the smiles you see you see cries laughs during those times and the challenges that they. conquered, every single year you know so. Florida tipplers. Are Tippers Orange the cure was very special to us because we wanted to capture that history and we wanted to make sure when you taste our product that you don't forget..
"st. petersburg" Discussed on The Zest
"Covid nineteen corona virus that was all the sudden hitting and. Throwing the world into A. Tailspin. So Kevin actually set up a couple more dates at our venue further out, but they definitely weren't far enough out. It was like May June we finally just realized no, this isn't going to happen and the restaurants are really getting hit hard. Let's let's give give him some good news By the way all of the they were people's choice awards we had fifteen categories and. We were going to do critics choice, but they chose not to do that during the pandemic. So we're GONNA have five critics, choice awards. So anyway, we decided to go ahead and release them online on them on on honor podcast, and then Kevin did some nice certificates that we I put out online as well and did a beautiful presentation video that was very Oscar style if you will. I saw that I thought well, I saw the TS for it and I thought it was was really great. So what was the upshot who won best overall restaurant bow and mows Italian steakhouse or is it just? bomohs. I've a few in front of me and actually so best Saint Pete. Beach restaurant was Sola Bistro wine bar, which we mentioned. Best Casual was noble crust. Best downtown brick and mortar. Best Fast Casual Bodega on central Best Gulfport Pretoria Best Italian grouchy Italian Grill Best Mexican VIP Mexican Lounge and treasure island best new restaurant Sofia's coochie attack. That's Italian place that's done by the owners of Lolitas, which is also very popular place for cheese and charcuterie in wine yes. They're both fantastic noble crust one again for best north Saint Pete by one mos overall we already mentioned best pizza pizza box, best seafood al-Tamaari Fish Bar, which I mentioned earlier talking seafood. Best steak also Bo in most. And best, Sushi the lure and best upscale it will return. Oh is what Laurie mentioned her favorites you mentioned yes. Nine months I I, we were remiss not to send you there on your weekend. They do have the best steak town if you'll have a good steak, it's amazing Oh. Yeah. Who Does it all right? Well, listen I'm we're going to list that on our website Zach podcast dot com so..
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"With us. Hi Robyn. Thank you Robin. Thanks for having US good to talk to you. So you have the Saint Pete foodies podcast, but it's also it's a whole empire. It's a website and a blog restaurant reviews and awards. Plus the PODCAST. So why let me ask you why is Saint Petersburg worth its own? Website and podcast. And blog oh gosh. Food it's grown so much robin over the last ten years I where I live I've been there nine years. I just can't believe the growth we've had. We had hardly any restaurants back then and now we've got. Amazing Chaffetz James Beard nominated shafts right here in town Saint Petersburg just deserves that recognition on its own. People besides us have referred to Saint. Pete as a town. Yes. Like you. Put us on the spot every all the cool kids at school are saying. Saint Petersburg is really come into its own. With with food and restaurants, you know I've had Laura Riley on before she was the food critic food reporter for many years at the Tampa. Bay Times and Yeah. Spoke at length about what was going on in Saint. Petersburg. Tell me how tell me how all this got started and first of all Kevin Lower your co founders of Saint Pete foodies podcast ain't Saint Pete foodies dot com. Is it Saint Petersburg though we're? Yes, it is. The actual the actual official is Saint Petersburg foodies but you can substitute Saint Pete foodies anytime you want that's fine. It doesn't matter what you type into the browser it's going to end up in the right place anyway right that's right. Kevin Kevin's a computer expert you started off as an SEO and computer experts. So am a Computer Geek for sure desk let's. A Lot. But you co founded this and but you're more than just professional partners, right? Yes. Correct. We've been known to smooch every once in a while. Able to be honest Robin I think what you're asking is how this came about and it was an accident to be quite honest we started dating in October of twenty thirteen. We at the time Kevin's other business was doing so well that we. He afforded to take us out to dinner for two five nights a week and We took pictures of food and posted them on our own timelines and that didn't go unnoticed also at the time Kevin had a Fetish. If you WANNA call it with dressing and suits and really like going far out there..
"st. petersburg" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Of peaceful protests in St Petersburg demonstrations became tense overnight at police headquarters officers say they were forced to deploy a smoke bombs and arrested several people police say those were arrested were in a car loaded with potential projectiles bricks bottles a gas can in metal pipe we'll have an update on that for you on fox thirteen news dot com and governor Disentis has extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through July first it was supposed to expire today I'm with her title fox thirteen news compelling conversations in the past in the afternoon entertainment now the conversation continues time for okay okay live thank the radio but I'm one champion the cops are looking for now we take the call before you go and it's okay it's not okay which is about the employing military weaponry and equipment on civilian hi.
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"Is don't log off on the BBC world service hello around the world it's a difficult time but people are trying to make a difference where are you I'm at home in St Petersburg and the middle of the sedan yeah and it's it's a sound as well it's nice to see some rain freeze almost green you know this early early leaves castles are listening to something in the back can you hear if I can all if it was my cats your cat yes she's got a lovely polka your your own cats or is it the family cats it was my family can add to that they gave me here or a few months ago yes dollars the cats lives with me and I don't want to give her back I am decided to stay phone south isn't it and I'm sitting at home unfortunately because of the good weather a lot of people are outside now so it's getting more and more stressful to god so at the moment seems to Petersburg does it feel different well we dont really have quarantined it's time to get out it is very stressful when I ask somebody in a grocery store could you please skip the distance with me.
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"Weekend if you like hanging out with phone personalities pub crawl tonight. St Petersburg culminating. in a stop at the take it easy Mike over on to come in here and. yeah okay. I want to get him to tell because I don't know the itinerary saw to get I want to talk to talked to Oliver about the pub crawl and see if we can get the itinerary yeah when you know would stop this person would stop the glass and a time frame exactly yeah I don't see it in an email anywhere so I need to bring it. I don't even get company emails anymore. the company on followed me. that cycle lot of that going around these days. the one with great. this. higher love. you know higher love. the song that's playing right now I think it's here the intro okay. I do know that the the cal to family foundation brunch is that any vis tomorrow everyone from the bone is going to be there at some point in time there's a massive broadcast going on it's like I think they're calling it a.