Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bars & Spirits

Bar review: At Top Shelf Sports Lounge, beer comes with side of hockey rinks

Bar review: At Top Shelf Sports Lounge, beer comes with side of hockey rinks

Of all the implausible locations I’ve visited for a night at the bar, a hockey rink in Wesley Chapel is one of the most unique. A few months back, I caught wind of a new sports bar’s grand opening, located in the upper deck of Florida Hospital Center...
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Craft beer of the week: Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout with Cacao Nibs, Cycle Brewing

Craft beer of the week: Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout with Cacao Nibs, Cycle Brewing

St. Petersburg’s Cycle Brewing has built its name on a series of rich, robust and decadent barrel-aged imperial stouts, earning it an international — yes, international — reputation as one of the top stout breweries out there. In years past, getting ...
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Taste test: Boxed cheesecake mixes

Taste test: Boxed cheesecake mixes

As a child, it was always exciting to return home from school to find a homemade dessert prepared for after dinner. It didn’t take much — I remember the joy of seeing instant chocolate pudding chilling in the fridge. These days, food manufacturers ma...
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From the food editor: These Orange Ricotta Bars make for a light, easy dessert

From the food editor: These Orange Ricotta Bars make for a light, easy dessert

It was one of those serene kitchen days when everything just kind of works out. My husband and I were home on a Sunday, tending to our new puppy (!) as storm clouds gathered outside, and I set out to prep for dinner. Two of our friends were coming o...
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Want to make sushi at home? Tips and recipes for beginners

Want to make sushi at home? Tips and recipes for beginners

Sushi was introduced to the United States through Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo in 1966. A classic staple in Japanese households, sashimi (raw fish), sushi (raw fish with sticky rice) and sushi maki (sushi rolls) took off in America. You’d be surprised h...
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Chick-fil-A is giving away free nuggets for the next month. Here’s how to get them.

Chick-fil-A is giving away free nuggets for the next month. Here’s how to get them.

Free nuggets, anyone?Chick-fil-A will give away eight nuggets to any customer who downloads its Chick-fil-A One app through Sept. 29, the company announced Thursday.Customers can choose between pressure-cooked or grilled chicken nuggets, Chick-fil-A ...
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Scientists found new truffles in Florida, but — woo! — they stink

Scientists found new truffles in Florida, but — woo! — they stink

Florida may be entering the truffle scuffle. This fruiting body of a subterranean fungus — similar to a mushroom— is Fed Exed around the world, shaved over pasta, swirled into risotto and soft scrambled eggs, infused into fragrant oils t...
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Ruskin’s Fish House facing bank foreclosure

Ruskin’s Fish House facing bank foreclosure

RUSKIN — A popular Ruskin restaurant is facing foreclosure due to loan default.The Fish House, according to lawsuit documents filed Aug. 8 by Wells Fargo in Hillsborough County’s 13th Judicial Circuit Court, has stopped making payments on two loans a...
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Throw some (tuna) steaks on the barbie

Throw some (tuna) steaks on the barbie

Tuna steaks are a treat, and the intense heat of the grill is perfect for getting a good sear on the outside while keeping the inside tender, moist and pleasantly pink. We wanted a foolproof method for grilling tuna to perfection, and we decided to m...
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Bar review: Sip in New Port Richey is cozy with live jazz, old-timey vibe

Bar review: Sip in New Port Richey is cozy with live jazz, old-timey vibe

Here’s a pitch that I’m buying: a quaint craft beer and wine bar that features live jazz and plays classic movies from the ’50s and ’60s on a big screen. In New Port Richey, where options have traditionally been limited, a concept like this is a part...
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