5 Things You Need to Know Today: New Cajun Diner, Econ Summit, All-You-Can-Eat Tacos
Mayor Bill Foster hosts a summit with the city's financial industries. If you have time, grab a Po Boy from Ricky P's new location at Bob Lee's Tires (that's right!) on 4th Street.
1.) Bob Lee and Ricky P: Ricky P's, provider of some of the city's best Creole cuisine at his diner on 4th Street North and 65th Avenue, just opened a second location, in the unlikeliest of places: Bob Lee's Tire, also on 4th Street North, between 16th and 17th avenues. In St. Pete, Ricky P's is where the rubber hits the road if you're looking for Cajun food and a culinary tuneup. But you don't need to get the whitewalls rotated to pull up a chair at this breakfast and lunch joint, open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. They're serving all Ricky P's favorites: po boy sandwiches, gumbo and red beans and rice. Of course, Ricky P's is also a popular kiosk at the Saturday Morning Market in downtown St. Pete. He's everywhere!
2.) Mayor's Economic Summit: St. Petersburg is home to a large concentration of financial-services companies, including Raymond James, Franklin Templeton and Edward Jones, among others. Mayor Bill Foster is convening a summit with financial and insurance business leaders, educators and economic development professionals to explore opportunities for job growth within these industries. The summit runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Franklin Templeton's Carillon Auditorium, 100 Fountain Parkway.
3.) More Business Networking: USF St. Petersburg's Entrepreneurial Breakfast features Richard Luker, creator of the ESPN Sports Poll and author of "Simple Community." He will speak on business branding, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Campus Activities Center.
4.) All You Can Eat Tacos: Stuff yourself with all-you-can-eat tacos for $5 at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave. The feed goes on from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by a Battle of the Bands competition.
5.) First-Time Homebuyers: Lots and lots of great buys out there. But if you've never purchased a home before, consider taking a first-time homebuyers seminar tonight at 6.pm., at the Sunshine Center, 330 5th St N. The three-hour session is free.