With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.
Since 1988, the staffers at Pet Supplies Plus have welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores in Pinellas Park and Clearwater. They design their shop so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
The Brew Garden’s 32 taps of imported, domestic, and local craft beers surge alongside a robust range of wines and tasty casual eats in a European-themed setting. Shepherd taste buds on a sweeping sojourn across the global sudscape when fording the frothy seas of Belgium’s St. Bernardus Abt 12 ($7), Germany’s Spaten Oktoberfest ($6), and the Garden’s voluminous array of Belgian-style bottles. Portland’s Shipyard Pumpkinhead ale adds seasonal spice and gives anyone imbibing their drink upside-down a fetching foam soul patch ($6) and a spread of red and white vinos deftly grease the gullets of grape lovers. Synchronize chews to live music on Fridays and Saturdays when noshing on a trim menu of casual fare, which encompasses starters like Lee’s homemade beer cheese ($5), and pressed sandwiches packed with succulent meats, fresh veggies, and gourmet sauces ($7 each).
The team at Shlomo Gourmet Subs & Deli crafts a menu loaded with Mediterranean and American influences, using natural ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Give a suffocated stress ball a breather by wrapping hands around a hearty Shlomo chicken-steak sandwich, dressed in a jacket of melty cheese and savory garlic spread with buttons of mushrooms, threads of onions, and breast pockets filled with green peppers ($6.49 for 8”, $8.49 for 12”). The cuban sandwich squeezes ham and salami between slices of roast pork ($6.49 for 8”, $8.49 for 12”), and the Shlomo kebab sandwich's grilled ground beef and hummus accouterments dwell atop hot-pressed pita bread ($7.29 for 8”, $9.29 for 12”). A freshly forged family of sides—including creamy coleslaw, chunky potato salad, and secretly adopted macaroni salad—provides cooling balance to the sandwich's sizzling nature. Classic Mediterranean dishes, such as stuffed grape leaves cradling rice and 18 spices ($5.50–$10.50), make suitable pairings for a selection of beer and wine.
Named for the indigenous peppers dwelling in the Mexican state of Puebla, Poblanos uses the freshest ingredients for its selection of south-of-the-border sustenance. Vaqueros exhausted from a day of roping piñatas can unwind with a libation from Poblanos' extensive bar, such as the Margarita Poblano ($9) or a pitcher of the house margarita ($16.99), as they nosh on the restaurant's complimentary chips and salsa. Come entrée time, diners have no lack of flour-tortilla'd options, as Poblanos boasts an array of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas. The grilled-steak Burrito Grande ($9.99) rolls meat, onions, beans, rice, queso dip, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream into a zesty zarape, while the Tacos Suprema ($8.99 for two tacos, $9.99 for three), available in both hard shell and the easier-to-talk-to soft shell, can be stuffed with ground beef, shredded chicken, or refried beans. Diners with eyes and stomachs in comparably large sizes can opt for the chimichangas ($8.99 and up), which account for the third-largest land mass in the state of Florida at any given time.
Starlet Smith is an animal lover. As a pet parent, she knows how much time and energy it takes to care for pets and she often donates her free time to volunteer for animal causes, especially ones related to dogs. By opening Woof Gang Bakery in Clearwater, she hoped to provide pets and their owners with a one-stop shop where they could find natural foods, pet supplies, and grooming services. Inside her store, bathing stations enable owners to wash their furry friends and on-site grooming services leave dog coats clean, trimmed, and softer than a baby silkworm's bottom.
Writers at this bimonthly lifestyle magazine sift through the local dining, art, and social scenes to present the gems to readers on glossy, colorful pages. Each entertaining issue carries an expansive dining guide that curates the city's culinary landscape, turning readers on to chic new bistros and hidden gems. Articles and profiles amble through art exhibits, turning the spotlight on local artists and noteworthy openings. Armchairs are transported to far-flung destinations with the travel section, and the local events section sends residents out into their own neighborhoods. Journalists bring the area's political and social scene to life with engaging stories and articles about the people that get things done in Tampa.