Monday, July 16, 2018

Bars & Spirits

Local craft beer of the week: Apricot Peach Ale, Dunedin Brewery

Local craft beer of the week: Apricot Peach Ale, Dunedin Brewery

Part of being "Florida’s oldest craft brewery" means laying claim to one of the state’s oldest craft brews. It doesn’t matter your preference — if you’ve been drinking beer long enough in Florida, you’ve had Dunedin Brewery’s Apricot Peach Ale. It ma...
Published: 07/05/18
Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

When I was a kid, my dad took me to an Oakland A’s game and I managed to catch Jose Canseco coming out of the locker room, toweling off from a shower. In retrospect, I’m not sure how I ended up in a position to catch my favorite player outside of an ...
Published: 07/05/18
6 tiki drinks worth making this summer, with tips from a master mixologist

6 tiki drinks worth making this summer, with tips from a master mixologist

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS - Tiki culture is all about escapism, about the allure of a foreign place, a colorful drink, a carefree vibe. Dean Hurst doesn’t have to go very far to get there. When he opens the door to his Seminole Heights home on a recent...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/04/18
Tips for your home bar, plus cocktail and trail mix recipes

Tips for your home bar, plus cocktail and trail mix recipes

On this most American of holidays, I went to local spirts (and tiki) connoisseur Dean Hurst for some expert advice about tiki culture — and the drinks that foster the colorful, tropical vibes. Tiki bars are an American creation, though they borrow th...
Published: 07/03/18
Recipe for a bright quinoa salad with a bite, creaminess and acidity

Recipe for a bright quinoa salad with a bite, creaminess and acidity

Sure, quinoa is a complete protein and is known as a "superfood," so it’s a great base for a hearty and healthful main dish salad. But we love it also for its intriguing and delicate texture and nutty flavor. For a quinoa salad that showcased these g...
Published: 07/03/18
Restaurant review: At the new Getaway in south St. Petersburg, you’re mostly paying for the tiki beach vibe

Restaurant review: At the new Getaway in south St. Petersburg, you’re mostly paying for the tiki beach vibe

ST. PETERSBURG - When the original Getaway opened in 2014 at the old Banana Boat spot, two huge-beamed open-sided tikis flanked by waterside tables, fire pits in the sand surrounded by low-slung Adirondack chairs, and a whole bunch of palm trees, the...
Published: 07/02/18
Taste test: Storebought sugar cones for ice cream

Taste test: Storebought sugar cones for ice cream

Whenever we talk about summertime memories, our panelists always end their stories with ice cream. Making our own cones was a big treat in my youth, and our tasters have similar experiences. This week, we asked them to taste some of the sugar cones o...
Published: 07/02/18
Five ideas for appetizers and snacks using summer fruit

Five ideas for appetizers and snacks using summer fruit

Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, which means your best course of action is probably to enjoy the federal holiday at home with an abundance of summery foods and cold drinks. Click here for grilling inspiration, an easy way to get that m...
Updated one month ago
‘That Mexican place’ in St. Pete expands to Tampa

‘That Mexican place’ in St. Pete expands to Tampa

A second Nueva Cantina Mexican restaurant has made its way across the Bay and is slated to open in South Tampa. The restaurant dubbed "That Mexican Place" first hit the scene nearly two years ago in downtown St. Petersburg on 4th St S and the new loc...
Updated one month ago
Whoopi Goldberg brings Tampa Bay William Dean chocolates to the Tonight Show

Whoopi Goldberg brings Tampa Bay William Dean chocolates to the Tonight Show

Whoopi Goldberg walked on set last week and offered the Roots a chocolate first. Then, Jimmy Fallon. Wearing a vest her granddaughter painted and a chunky pair of Doc Martens, she sat in the guest chair and opened the large, wooden lacquered box. Fal...
Updated one month ago