Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bars & Spirits

Taste test: New frozen chocolate treats

Taste test: New frozen chocolate treats

With longer summer nights on the horizon, our judges are always looking for a new cool treat to beat the heat. This week they sampled four new chocolate offerings found in local grocery store freezers. A couple were pool party worthy and others were ...
Published: 05/07/18
Want solid German(ish) food? Hit Prost Kitchen and Bar, Berlins Doener

Want solid German(ish) food? Hit Prost Kitchen and Bar, Berlins Doener

TAMPA AND ST. PETERSBURGI moved to Julich, Germany, when I was 12 and had a Dorothy Hamill haircut. It was still West Germany then, before any walls had been pulverized to make it just Germany. Quickly, I learned a couple of things. First, that West ...
Published: 05/07/18
Ybor brewery brings New Orleans to city

Ybor brewery brings New Orleans to city

YBOR CITY—Ever since the days of Cafe Creole in Ybor, J. Paul Pepin noticed the historic city was missing Cajun food. So he combined his efforts with award winning brewer Paul Rutherford to open Zydeco Brew Werks, a new brewery that offers both hand-...
Published: 05/03/18
Updated: 05/07/18
Local craft beer of the week: 2X IPA, Alcatraz Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: 2X IPA, Alcatraz Brewing

Florida’s brewing scene is often characterized as being on the rise, a community in its adolescence relative to more traditional beer states out West. One of the newest Florida brews, however, has firm roots in old-school West Coast brewing. Very old...
Published: 05/03/18
Updated: 05/04/18
Plant-based Rawk Star Cafe opening in downtown St. Petersburg

Plant-based Rawk Star Cafe opening in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Soon there will be another option for vegan diners in St. Petersburg as a cafe specializing in plant-based, raw foods will be opening its second Tampa Bay location.Touting an entirely plant-based menu, Rawk Star Cafe will open May 12...
Updated one month ago
Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

BOSTON — Robots can’t yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but they can cook up vegetables and grains and spout them into a bowl — and are doing just that at a new fast casual restaurant in Boston. Seven autonomously swirling cooking pots — what the...
Updated one month ago
Bar review: Creative cocktails at the Mill restaurant in Brandon

Bar review: Creative cocktails at the Mill restaurant in Brandon

In a relatively short period of time, the Mill restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg has earned a great reputation, accumulating several local and state awards, as well as national attention from publications such as USA Today. A rustic, Old Florida-...
Updated one month ago
Six places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Tampa Bay this weekend

Six places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Tampa Bay this weekend

Let’s face it: It’s a weird thing to celebrate. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. Instead, it commemorates the day on May 5, 1862, when 5,000 poorly outfitted Mexican soldiers walloped the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Pue...
Updated one month ago
At Southeastern Guide Dogs, homemade dog food is on the menu

At Southeastern Guide Dogs, homemade dog food is on the menu

PALMETTO As senior veterinarian at Southeastern Guide Dogs, Dr. Kevin Conrad spends weekdays caring for as many as 100 dogs in training and another 100 or so puppies born on campus. On weekends, he’s cooking up dog food for his own pets and t...
Updated one month ago
Follow a few recipes, tips for good health for your pet

Follow a few recipes, tips for good health for your pet

We adopted two of the seven puppies my family raised for Southeastern Guide Dogs. When yellow Labs Blue and Hillary put on weight, I began looking into home-cooked foods. Dr. Kevin Conrad, senior veterinarian at Southeastern, prescribed several optio...
Updated one month ago