Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dining

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 free beer. Maybe it got them thinking, or maybe it’s just because theme parks are all tacking on extra food, beer and wine festivals. From this Saturday and Sunday and weekends through Sept. 16, rais...
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Big Storm Brewing is now selling ice cream in limited-edition batches

Big Storm Brewing is now selling ice cream in limited-edition batches

You know what might improve a pint of beer? How about a scoop of ice cream? Maybe not together, but heck, a craft root beer float is a good idea. Big Storm Brewing has decided to beat the heat by adding 18 flavors of ice cream at a walk-up Big Storm ...
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What’s new in food: Sorrento Sweets will open in Hyde Park, Lucky’s Market loves chiles

What’s new in food: Sorrento Sweets will open in Hyde Park, Lucky’s Market loves chiles

SWEET ADDITION: SORRENTO SWEETSHyde Park Village has announced the signing of a new lease with Sorrento Sweets, an old-world Italian bakery, at 716 S Village Circle. Sorrento Sweets was founded in Pasco County and this new location will sell Italian ...
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Olive Garden is offering a year of never ending pasta

Olive Garden is offering a year of never ending pasta

ORLANDO — Olive Garden customers who can’t get enough pasta have a chance to enjoy unlimited servings for a year. The restaurant chain is offering its first annual pasta pass as part of its never ending pasta bowl promotion. The pass is available to ...
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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...
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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." It’s an Indian word that means mansion, usually one with historical and architectural significance. Huh. That doesn’t exactly describe the building in a shopping center off Dale Mabry Highway in which H...
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Asian-inspired Chop Chop Shop takes over Nicko’s in Seminole Heights

Asian-inspired Chop Chop Shop takes over Nicko’s in Seminole Heights

Folks around Seminole Heights will soon be able to eat Asian-inspired food with the spirit of the King.Nicko’s Fine Foods , one of the last standing classic American-style diners in Tampa Bay and the spot where Elvis Presley ate after his 1956 concer...
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Dining events: Bolts Brew Fest, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

Dining events: Bolts Brew Fest, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

BOLTS: BREW FESTI was going to list all the craft brewers whose wares will be on offer at 7 p.m. Friday at this year’s Bolts Brew Fest, a Tampa Bay Lightning benefit for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. But with 50 local breweries alone, and another ...
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Amalie Arena tries to lure millenials to its Firestick Grill

Amalie Arena tries to lure millenials to its Firestick Grill

TAMPA — How to attract the cool kids? This is the mantra for so many restaurants these days: That huge generation of millennials eats differently, thinks differently and spends differently than their parents. So how do you reel them in and make them ...
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Restaurant review: Oak & Stone brings a lot to an already thriving downtown St. Petersburg dining and beer scene

Restaurant review: Oak & Stone brings a lot to an already thriving downtown St. Petersburg dining and beer scene

ST. PETERSBURG You stand up. You show your ID and get a wristband. A server walks you to the wall and through the options: more than 50 taps, grouped by style, mostly local (Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Green Bench, 3 Daughters, etc.) and regional cra...
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