Sunday, April 22, 2018

Bars & Spirits

People are now panic-buying Americaís least-favorite candy

People are now panic-buying Americaís least-favorite candy

Word that the countryís oldest continuously operating candy company might shut down has people suddenly hoarding Necco Wafers, despite the candyís unpopularity among, well, almost everyone.The chalky candyís flavors (chocolate, licorice, wintergreen)...
Published: 04/10/18

From the food editor: Homemade biscuits make the meal

Raise your hand if you have leftover Easter ham in your freezer. Yeah, me too. Itís not every day I pick up a large cured ham at the supermarket, so when holidays come around that call for the pork centerpiece, I always try to think of at least three...
Updated one month ago
Spice up salmon with this tarragon vinaigrette

Spice up salmon with this tarragon vinaigrette

A good piece of fish needs very little to make it perfect. Here, the anisey-tangy flavor of tarragon vinaigrette is a wonderful complement to the lushness of salmon fillets. If you start with excellent salmon and super-fresh herbs, and donít overcook...
Updated one month ago
Tampa restaurant Steelbachís Florida-raised beef program could be a model for true farm-to-table dining

Tampa restaurant Steelbachís Florida-raised beef program could be a model for true farm-to-table dining

TAMPATrust me, this will be a restaurant review. In a couple of minutes. First, we need to dive into something the new Steelbach at Armature Works is doing that is ground-breaking, disruptive, way-outside-the-box. Itís so forward-thinking that Commis...
Published: 04/09/18
Updated: 04/12/18
Caddy’s At the Pointe apologizes for putting diner’s race on their receipt

Caddy’s At the Pointe apologizes for putting diner’s race on their receipt

A Bradenton restaurant has publicly apologized for a server who described a table by including the diners’ race. A photograph of a Caddy’s At the Pointe receipt posted to Facebook shows the table was entered into the restaurant’s p...
Published: 04/09/18
Updated: 04/10/18
Taste test: cocktail sauce

Taste test: cocktail sauce

One of our judges has been perfecting her homemade cocktail sauce for nearly two years. It takes just the right balance of horseradish, ketchup, lemon, Worcestershire, hot sauce and spices. With the onset of warm afternoons and more daylight, many of...
Updated one month ago
Video: Woman eats giant burrito in Tampa, wins $2,500

Video: Woman eats giant burrito in Tampa, wins $2,500

The El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship was held at Taco Bus Brandon on Thursday.
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Itís a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Itís a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Seminoleís Rapp Brewing Company has built a reputation as one of the areaís most influential and experimental breweries. From its role in the popularization of the then-obscure gose style in commercial domestic brewing, to pouring an extensive select...
Updated one month ago
Bar review: For NASCAR, wrestling fans, itís Crazy Daveís Sports Bar in Largo

Bar review: For NASCAR, wrestling fans, itís Crazy Daveís Sports Bar in Largo

If you were to drive down Keene Road in Largo and spot Crazy Daveís Sports Bar, you might get the impression that itís a spot to watch the Rays, eat some bar food and order beer by the bucket. You wouldnít be entirely wrong, but the bigger focus at t...
Updated one month ago
National Beer Day: Deals and events around Tampa Bay

National Beer Day: Deals and events around Tampa Bay

It's time for National Beer Day, which includes Beer Olympics in St. Pete.
Published: 04/04/18
Updated: 04/09/18