Got an Instant Pot? Here’s a beginner’s guide to pressure cooking, and our favorite starter recipes

It’s becoming a regular routine for me after Amazon Prime Day – another batch of my friends snag a deal on the Instant Pot pressure cooker, so I send out another batch of my favorite recipes.Welcome to the cult, folks. I never meant to join the more than 1.5-million people on the https://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/food/cooking/Got-an-Instant-Pot-Here-s-a-beginner-s-guide-to-pressure-cooking-and-our-favorite-starter-recipes_171083464

Bar review: A trip to Saigon Blonde in St. Petersburg is an immersive experience

The space at 265 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg has always seemed out of place. Surrounded by a cigar lounge, restaurants and cocktail bars, its most recent dance-club incarnations never quite meshed with the block’s entertainment scene. So what better successor than a bar so https://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/food/spirits/Bar-review-A-trip-to-Saigon-Blonde-in-St-Petersburg-is-an-immersive-experience_171062283

Plan your weekend Aug. 3-5: Tampa Bay Comic Con, Kevin Hart, Miranda Lambert, Warped Tour, tax-free weekend and more

MusicConcerts of note: On Friday queen of country music Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, the hit-making vocal machine bring a strong night of country’s best female artists at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre https://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/events/Plan-your-weekend-Aug-3-5-Tampa-Bay-Comic-Con-Kevin-Hart-Miranda-Lambert-Warped-Tour-tax-free-weekend-and-more_170560186

How to get Janelle Monae or Lady Gaga to notice you: Make them some art

Cam Parker unrolls the painting against the wall, just enough to see a bright red pair of lips coaxed into the subtlest of smiles. Above them is the face of singer Janelle Monae, who happens to be standing just around the corner. Parker spent 3 1/2 hours on this piece, a 36-by-48-inch https://www.tampabay.com/features/popculture/How-to-get-Janelle-Monae-or-Lady-Gaga-to-notice-you-Make-them-some-art_170451097