Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Date Night

Got an Instant Pot? Hereís a beginnerís guide to pressure cooking, and our favorite starter recipes

Got an Instant Pot? Hereís a beginnerís guide to pressure cooking, and our favorite starter recipes

Itís becoming a regular routine for me after Amazon Prime Day ó another batch of my friends snag a deal on the Instant Pot pressure cooker, so I send out another batch of my favorite recipes.Welcome to the cult, folks. I never meant to join the more ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Journeyís Neal Schon: Aretha Franklin tribute was my idea, not the bandís

Journeyís Neal Schon: Aretha Franklin tribute was my idea, not the bandís

During Journeyís concert on Saturday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, guitarist Neal Schon put a momentary pin in the bandís parade of hits to perform an extended solo, during which photos of the late Aretha Franklin flashed on screen behind him.Schon would...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Fall food, wine and beer festivals at Florida theme parks expect to fill bellies, profits

Fall food, wine and beer festivals at Florida theme parks expect to fill bellies, profits

Back in 1995 when Epcot launched its International Food and Wine Festival, the idea was to generate attendance during the slow period in the fall. It worked. After two decades, the festival is mobbed on the weekends and has grown to one of Walt Disne...
Published: 08/21/18
What to expect at Epcotís International Food and Wine Festival this year

What to expect at Epcotís International Food and Wine Festival this year

How soon until Epcot is just one big food festival? Weíre getting close. Once just a month long, the annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is up to 75 days in its 23rd year, beginning Aug. 30 and running through the middle of November. Th...
Published: 08/21/18
SeaWorld to put more than 100 beers on tap in new Craft Beer Festival

SeaWorld to put more than 100 beers on tap in new Craft Beer Festival

SeaWorld has started using food as bait to save the troubled company from floundering attendance, and this fall it will put some craft beer on the hook. Its nearby Aquatica water park is also adding Latin flavors to the mix in September. The park ha...
Published: 08/21/18
What to expect at brand new Busch Gardens Bier Fest

What to expect at brand new Busch Gardens Bier Fest

This summer Busch Gardens Tampa Bay brought back their free beer. Maybe it got them thinking, or maybe itís just because theme parks all over the lands are tacking on extra food, beer and wine festivals. From Saturday to Sept. 16, raise your glass to...
Published: 08/21/18
Bar review: A trip to Saigon Blonde in St. Petersburg is an immersive experience

Bar review: A trip to Saigon Blonde in St. Petersburg is an immersive experience

The space at 265 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg has always seemed out of place. Surrounded by a cigar lounge, restaurants and cocktail bars, its most recent dance-club incarnations never quite meshed with the blockís entertainment scene. So ...
Published: 08/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21

James After 5: Reel Western Movie Series: The museum is open from 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, featuring $5 admission. Also included tonight is the Reel Western Movie Series with former Tampa Bay Times movie critic Steve Persall. He will introduce the ...
Published: 08/20/18
New restaurants: Saigon Blonde inspired by ’60s-era Vietnam, boozy ice cream at Beans & Barlour

New restaurants: Saigon Blonde inspired by ’60s-era Vietnam, boozy ice cream at Beans & Barlour

NOW OPEN: SAIGON BLONDE Inspired by the dark tropical intensity of ’60s-era Vietnam, St. Pete local Peri Bandazian has transformed the former Lux space at 265 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg into an immersive bar experience. Her design incorpor...
Published: 07/25/18
Updated: 08/20/18
Restaurant review: Haveli Indian Kitchen brings a solid, well-priced Indian buffet to Carrollwood

Restaurant review: Haveli Indian Kitchen brings a solid, well-priced Indian buffet to Carrollwood

CARROLLWOODI was curious. I looked up "haveli." Itís an Indian word that means mansion, usually one with historical and architectural significance. Huh. That doesnít exactly describe the building in a shopping center off Dale Mabry Highway in which H...
Published: 08/20/18