Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Date Night

Swizzle it: The tool bartenders turn to for a certain kind of cocktail

Swizzle it: The tool bartenders turn to for a certain kind of cocktail

TAMPA It’s a long stick with an irregular claw at the end, something a little macabre, like a skeletal monkey arm or a ritual tool made out of a chicken foot. It is crafted from the wood of the Quararibea turbinata tree, an aromatic and perenn...
Published: 09/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 18

Chicago: The Tony-Award winning musical opens today through Sunday with great dance numbers and All that Jazz. Part of the Straz’s Broadway series. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tamp...
Published: 09/17/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 17-23

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 17-23

MegaCon Tampa Bay: The multigenre convention brings a lineup of celebrity guests and comic book creators to the Tampa Convention Center Friday-Sunday, with hundreds of vendors selling art, toys and memorabilia; panels and paid photo-ops. Celebrities ...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/16/18
Actor in Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream commercial projectile vomits on SheiKra and it's no act

Actor in Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream commercial projectile vomits on SheiKra and it's no act

One of the most popular features of Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream, the annual scarefest that opens next Friday, is that you never know when a ghoul will show up next to you on the roller coasters. Some will even be on the trams that run from the...
Published: 09/14/18
Review: Ben Montgomery’s ‘Man Who Walked Backward’ lets readers step into history

Review: Ben Montgomery’s ‘Man Who Walked Backward’ lets readers step into history

Did Plennie Wingo make any progress going backward?That’s the question at the heart of The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer’s Search for Meaning in the Great Depression, an engaging new book by former Tampa Bay Times staff writer Ben Mont...
Published: 09/13/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Top things to do this weekend: Nick Cannon's Wild'N Out Live, Halloween Horror Nights opens and more

Top things to do this weekend: Nick Cannon's Wild'N Out Live, Halloween Horror Nights opens and more

The top things to do this weekend in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and beyond.
Published: 09/14/18
Chefs offer up a taste of what’s coming to Sparkman Wharf

Chefs offer up a taste of what’s coming to Sparkman Wharf

TAMPA — On Wednesday night, about 60 people got a sneak preview of what Tampa diners soon will experience at Sparkman Wharf, part of the $3 billion Water Street Tampa neighborhood that Jeff Vinik and Strategic Property Partners are developing in what...
Published: 09/14/18
Weeklong cycling trip through Montana slightly frightening at times but totally fun

Weeklong cycling trip through Montana slightly frightening at times but totally fun

WHITEFISH, Mont. You’re 16. You’re wearing your lucky jeans, your friends are picking you up soon and four hours of Saturday night stretch out before you. You have the thought: "Anything could happen tonight!" You could find love; triump...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18
How to be a good host: 7 tips to follow for casual and fancy dinners alike

How to be a good host: 7 tips to follow for casual and fancy dinners alike

A couple of hours into my first time hosting a full-fledged family Thanksgiving, I completely lost it. Elbows deep in the oven, I was trying to rescue a sheet pan that had fallen off the back of the rack and threatened to ruin the entire meal. There ...
Published: 09/13/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Sept. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Sept. 16

Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘n’ Out Live: The hugely successful TV series created and hosted by Nick Cannon is on its first full length tour featuring stand up performances by fan favorite cast members, live interaction with the audience pa...
Published: 09/14/18