Friday, October 19, 2018

Bars & Spirits

Taste test: Pumpkin spice cereal

Taste test: Pumpkin spice cereal

Our panelists spent a lot of time this season sampling pumpkin spice-flavored foods.
Published: 10/15/18
Five ideas for recipes to celebrate National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Five ideas for recipes to celebrate National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Food holidays may be silly, but these fall recipes sure aren’t.
Published: 10/16/18
Local craft beer of the week: Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, Sea Dog Brewing Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, Sea Dog Brewing Co.

October is the month where we stop complaining about seasonal creep and unapologetically enjoy the many pumpkin beers that have been on the shelves since late summer. Maine’s Shipyard Brewing Co. is one of the oldest players in that game, with...
Published: 10/11/18
Bar review: Platt Street Borough aims to be the go-to for SoHo-ites

Bar review: Platt Street Borough aims to be the go-to for SoHo-ites

As someone who has flirted with the idea of success for many years, it’s nice to see people who appear to be actively enjoying it. At least, that’s the vibe I get when I visit many of the bars and nightclubs in Tampa’s SoHo neigh...
Published: 10/11/18
No claws for concern? Hurricane Michael could be good news for stone crab season.

No claws for concern? Hurricane Michael could be good news for stone crab season.

Florida stone crabs just can’t catch a break. Last year, the season started strong but traps swiftly dried up, the season limping along with very low numbers and high prices. And this year, in anticipation of Monday’s season opening, we&...
Published: 10/10/18
We asked German people what they think of American Oktoberfest

We asked German people what they think of American Oktoberfest

For one, don’t wear fake lederhosen. For two, the celebration is way better in Germany, and caters to a younger crowd.
Published: 10/09/18
Here’s where to party for Oktoberfest in Tampa Bay

Here’s where to party for Oktoberfest in Tampa Bay

From steins to dancing to traditional foods, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the season.
Published: 10/09/18
Pizza is better made with New York water. Here’s how we know.

Pizza is better made with New York water. Here’s how we know.

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s the water. It has been the mantra of New York City pizzerias and bagel bakeries for decades. It is why my overhead compartment smells strongly of garlic and onion on flights south from LaGuardia or JFK; it is why To...
Published: 10/08/18
Never made fresh pasta before? You don’t know what you’re missing

Never made fresh pasta before? You don’t know what you’re missing

This is usually how it goes on pasta night: You grab a box of Barilla from the pantry. You debate how much spaghetti to pour out, ultimately overestimate and drop a large handful of stick-straight noodles into a pot of boiling water. Maybe you spent ...
Published: 10/10/18

One of my new go-to side dishes is Italian rice or risotto. I usually buy boxed mixes for quick fixings and add herbs, mushrooms, green vegetables or other flavorings to jazz it up a bit. The rice in risotto seems a little more al dente than traditio...
Published: 09/26/18
Updated: 10/08/18