Make us your home page
Instagram

Dining planner: Beer fest, new 3 Daughters can and foodie gift ideas

FEELING THIRSTY: CRAFT BEER, CAJUN FLAVOR

The Cajun Café on the Bayou's 10th annual Craft Beer Festival gears up Saturday at 8101 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Beer lovers can work their way through more than 200 craft ales, including great American craft beers, European imports, home brews and more. The beer garden atmosphere is 90 percent under cover. Ticket presales at etix.com are $60, $75 at the gate; price includes a souvenir tasting glass and Cajun plate of red beans and rice, crawfish corn bread, jambalaya and Creole marinated pork. And bacon lovers, listen up: There will be 1,600 bacon-wrapped sausages and 1,000 bacon-wrapped pineapples. (Don't tell the World Health Organization.) The event is a fundraiser for Dunedin Doggie Rescue. cajuncafeonthebayou.com.

A BREW WITH A MISSION

3 Daughters Brewing has launched its fourth can, this time as a tribute to U.S. veterans. The can celebrates 3 Daughters Brewing's inaugural My Hero series, with all proceeds donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation. Code named Tango Yankee (military shorthand for TY or "Thank You"), the beer is an American wheat ale available in a limited-edition can. The first can in the series is especially meaningful to 3 Daughters Brewing, as it will feature Bruce Wells Harting, grandfather to the three girls who inspired the name for the brewery. Harting earned his Purple Heart after being shot in combat on the morning of April 5, 1966, in Dak To, Vietnam, on the Laotian border. Beginning Monday it will be available in select Winn-Dixie stores throughout Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. 3 Daughters also will host a special celebration on Wednesday, Veterans Day, with music and a food truck. It's at 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg, 3dbrewing.com.

THANKSGIVING HACK: BUY PIE

Feeling harried already about the upcoming Turkey Day? Outsource. Uhuru sells holiday pies every year, from apple crumb to pumpkin, sweet potato and pecan and chocolate pecan. Order online or by phone for pickup on selected dates at the Uhuru booth at the Saturday Morning Market in downtown St. Petersburg, at Clearwater Unitarian Universalist Church, and other locations. See the website for complete pickup locations, days and times. Sales support Uhuru programs. $10-$20 per pie. uhurupies.org.

GET AHEAD: GIFT IDEAS

Garden & Gun magazine is increasingly the voice of the hipster Southern foodie. And yes, there are a lot of them out there. They've just released a new publication called The Southerner's Cookbook, which — surprise, surprise, because in general the magazine doesn't consider Florida "the South" — contains recipes from Tampa's own Greg Baker; chef-owner of the Refinery and Fodder & Shine. Of being included among the South's most recognized chefs, writers and photographers, Baker says, "I was honored to be included in such a crowd of people I respect, but I was even more excited to share my smoked mullet spread recipe. Nothing is more Southern (to me) and nothing is a better representation of Florida's foodways, at least to me." The book is available on Amazon or in bookstores.

Black Opal caviar, the much-anticipated farm-raised black sturgeon caviar developed at Mote Marine Laboratories, arrived in markets last week. More than $1 million worth of the high-quality black caviar, produced from farm-raised Siberian sturgeon, has been produced for this initial marketing effort, says Christopher Cogan, chief executive officer of Healthy Earth. The caviar, available in several sizes from 1-ounce jars to 1-kilo tins, has been processed, labeled, packed and sent out to area retail outlets and fine restaurants. What makes a great stocking stuffer? Hand-crafted, small-grain, small-batch caviar that features a hint of briny sweetness that results in part from its malossol, or "little salt," curing process. Or maybe that's just me. For a list of retail outlets, visit healthyearth.org.

Dining planner: Beer fest, new 3 Daughters can and foodie gift ideas 11/04/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 4:52pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Brad Culpepper makes it to final 3 on Survivor, but jury picks Sarah

    The Feed

    UPDATE, WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Tampa's Brad Culpepper make it to the final 3 on Survivor, but jurors chose Sarah as the winner of the $1 million.

    Original report follows:

    "The Tables Have Turned" - Brad Culpepper, Tai Trang and Hali Ford on the fourth episode of SURVIVOR: Game Changers on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey Neira/CBS Entertainment
  2. Pasco Events for May 26-June 1

    Events

    26 Friday

    Line dancing: 10 to 11 a.m. $3. CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 863-6868. caresfl.org.

  3. Our 'Burning Love' for Kelly Preston couldn't save this 1987 movie

    Blogs

    The success of parody movies really took off in the '80s with classics like Airplane, Spaceballs and the Naked Gun series. With so many spoofs, many flew under the radar like Love At Stake, starring (growling noises) a young Kelly Preston. For Kelly and maybe even Doctor and the Medics we …

  4. Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

    Public Safety

    Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.

    Graco has recalled eight different car seat models.
  5. Plan your weekend: Memorial Day, Sunset Music Fest, comic Pablo Francisco, sci-fi writer Jeff VanderMeer

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Holiday

    Memorial Day: Monday is the day to honor those who died serving their country, and the Bay Pines VA Memorial Day Ceremony will have Fox 13 anchor Alcides Segui as emcee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and musical performances starting at 10 a.m. at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. …

    GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 20:  Diplo of Major Lazer performs at the Surf Stage during 2017 Hangout Music Festival on May 20, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival) 700050769