Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Top beer pubs and outdoor lounging

Imbibe magazine named Four Green Fields in Tampa one of the 100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America. It also holds the distinction of being the only Irish pub in the South to make the list. As a longtime fan of 4GF, I'm not surprised. But why didn't I think to start Imbibe magazine? …

Sarasota businessman Rainer Scheer brings Chillounge Night, an outdoor lounge concept, to St. Petersburg's Straub Park on Nov. 22. It promises eclectic entertainment, food, exotic beverages and outdoor beds. Maybe I'm getting old, but if I got in bed after imbibing a drink, I would fall asleep. …

Instead of fully financing a convention center in Pinellas County, how about providing incentives to a private builder? Say what you will about the tight economy, but at least a convention center wouldn't outsource jobs or leave town. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I'm One Bad Relationship Away From Owning 30 Cats. …

Kudos to the Lightning Foundation, which launched its annual health initiative Monday by giving new shoes to 100 Academy Prep students and parents. The program now will train them for the Dec. 13 Reindeer Run. …

The Tampa Jewish Community Center's Jewish Book Month Celebration runs this week. The most intriguing visit comes Saturday with identical twin sisters Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, who write in Identical Strangers about discovering each other at the age of 35. Go to for information.

I'm no financial wizard, but if state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink says we need a special session to deal with impending budget shortfalls, Gov. Charlie Crist needs to whip out his Blackberry and set a date.

That's all I'm saying.

Top beer pubs and outdoor lounging 11/12/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:02pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Drug czar nominee Marino withdraws name amid report he weakened DEA


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job.

    U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., left, sponsored the law that weakened the DEA's enforcement abilities. Seen with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., in 2015, Marino is nominated to be the nation's drug czar. [Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg]
  2. Photo of the Day for October 17, 2017 - Urban possums

    Human Interest

    Today's Photo of the Day comes from Roger Kimble of Tampa, FL.

  3. Exposé 'Champions Way' uses FSU to illustrate bad behavior in college programs


    While the entire college football universe was focused on a sexual assault allegation against quarterback Jameis Winston during Florida State's 2013 national title run, another off-field scandal was playing out quietly.

     Jameis Winston (5) warms up before the game between Florida State Seminoles and the University of Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
  4. How a group of Florida tomato growers could help derail NAFTA


    Tony DiMare, a third-generation Florida tomato grower, has spent two decades contending with cheap Mexican imports, watching his neighbors abandon crops in their fields and sell off their farms when they couldn't match the price of incoming produce.

    Workers fill a trailer with tomatoes as they harvest them in the fields of DiMare Farms in Florida City. [Joe Raedle | Getty Images(2013)]
  5. Pinellas deputies go door-to-door at dawn to arrest unlicensed contractors


    Pinellas deputies began pounding on doors at 5 a.m. Tuesday, part of a widespread roundup of contractors accused of working without licences and workers compensation.

    Pinellas Sheriff deputies J. Short, left, and T. Festa, right, arrest suspect Randy Ronchi, center, in Largo early Tuesday, as part of a joint roundup of unlicensed contractors. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]