Yogurt and DJs – only in Ybor
File this one under the “Only in Ybor” category. It looks like a brand new Yo Boys Frozen Yogurt shop scheduled to open in early March immediately fit into the party atmosphere of Tampa’s historic district will feature live music and DJs to accompany its free yogurt giveaways. The small business is owned by three brothers from New Jersey and the Ybor location will be their second store front within one year. More locations could open throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in the not-too distant future, according to the brothers. The festive atmosphere is apparently a way of life for the Yo Boys shop. Free wifi, open mic nights, contests and a hip/trendy design are all part of the plan for the new healthy dessert and snack shop. Check out Yo-Boys.com for updates or find them on Facebook.
‘The Saint’ is marching in St. Pete
A rather impressive crowd gathered inside St. Petersburg’s newest LGBT dance club on Feb. 16 when The Saint debuted its dance party at Club 1 South on First Avenue South. The Thursday and Saturday dance party, created by the guys at Liquid Tampa and The Legendary Factory, featured superstar Nina Flowers at its grand opening event. The impressive space, located at 1833 1st Ave. S., is destined to be the home of future performances of well known DJs, entertainers and drag performers. For more information on the new night time dance party, visit ClubTheSaint on Facebook.
Blast from the past
Bradley’s on 7th became home to an amazing reunion of sorts for those who remember Rene’s Club Cabaret in Tampa. The popular club on Kennedy Boulevard at one time had a stage area for drag performances, featuring headliner Tiffani Middlesexx, three large bars and even a swimming pool! According to Carrie West, the club was named after its owner, Rene Rodrigues, who loved drag and club kids. In Mid-February, Middlesexx reunited with her fans and former showgirls from that era when Joey Brooks presented them at Bradley’s. The all-star cast included Esme Russell, Dana Douglas, Apple Love and, of course, Brooks herself.
Nibbling at Pride
It’s that time of year again! A Taste of Pride returns to the Dali Museum on Saturday, March 9, and organizers are expecting a larger than ever turn out. Last year the event sold out before the doors opened and featured restaurants from both sides of the bay. You can bet a similar experience at this year’s Pride fundraiser. More than 10 restaurants will showcase their food and the money helps fund St. Pete Pride’s new community grant program. We’re hoping those still sticking with New Year’s diet resolutions will give themselves that night of too indulge just a little bit. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at StPetePride.com.