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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? …

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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]
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