Month: July 2020

St. Pete Eats with Wendy Wesley [Video]

Wendy Wesley, health education manager for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, went into the kitchen to prepare a recipe from the recently released St. Pete Eats: A Cookbook. The cookbook is the result of a partnership between St. Pete deputy mayor and city administrator Kanika Tomalin and more than 30 beloved local restaurants. Related content: ‘St. […]

Andi Matheny’s ‘chat show’ is now on Amazon Prime

Amazon has picked up the pilot episode of Good Morning St. Pete!, the web series written and directed by St. Petersburg acting teacher Andi Matheny. The 30-minute comedy, shot locally, is available free to Amazon Prime subscribers. Matheny stars as Los Angeles’ Stacy McAndrew, the former host of Who’s Your Boyfriend?, washed up in the Big Leagues […]

VINTAGE ST. PETE: The Don CeSar, an all-star cast and ‘The world’s worst movie’

VINTAGE ST. PETE is a series focused on our city’s illustrious (and occasionally notorious) past. Many of these features have appeared in the Catalyst over the past two years, and new stories will be added as time goes on. This one was originally published in February 2019. When filmmaker Robert Altman and a cast of A-list […]

Artist Ya La’Ford to create new 22nd Street South mural

Ya La’Ford is one of St. Petersburg’s most respected public artists. All photos in this story provided by the artist. In Ya La’Ford’s mind, everyone and everything are inter-connected. As an artist, she creates bold paintings and murals from geometric designs, patterns and lines, image tapestries that she feels represent the not always linear spaces […]

‘St. Pete Eats’ cookbook will spotlight local cuisine

  Not quite comfortable venturing out to your favorite local restaurant? The City of St. Pete has a solution to satisfy your cravings. On Friday, the city will release St. Pete Eats: A Cookbook. It’s the result of a partnership between deputy mayor and city administrator Kanika Tomalin and more than 30 beloved local restaurants. The book sells […]

Summer on Beach Drive

Although the crowds are leaning towards social distance, this week the vibe was still very much alive on Beach Drive. Cruising down the strip, most were headed down to check out the newly opened St. Pete Pier, reservations are required, so be sure to get those tickets before heading down to check out some of […]