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  1. Drink of the Week: Cycle Brewing Buddy Shots for Tampa Bay Beer Week

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    The seventh annual Tampa Bay Beer Week kicks off this weekend, and if you needed any further evidence of Tampa Bay's ever-increasing beer scene cred, look no further than Cycle Brewing's Buddy Shots, a new collaboration with international whiskey giant Jameson.

    Cycle Brewing?  s Buddy Shots, a new collaboration with international whiskey giant Jameson.
  2. Bar review: Hotel Bar in Tampa offers famous cocktails

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    Cocktail culture has seen a revival so thorough and so ubiquitous that it seems impossible to add anything to the conversation.

    Hotel Bar in Tampa serves classic cocktails from hotel bars. Here’s the Moonwalk, said to be the first drink taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin upon returning to Earth.
  3. Drink of the week: Casteller Cava

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    Most of us aren't heading for the glitzy Oscars parties in Hollywood, but it's still fun to celebrate the movie industry's big night at home.

  4. Bar review: Old-timey vibe in c.1949 in Tampa's Lowry Park

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    Sometimes it seems like Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood gets all the love, with an ever-growing selection of hip restaurants, breweries and bars making it one of the best places for food and drinks in the city.

    A terrific beer bar, c.1949 is in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa. It has a ramshackle Florida shack feel, and that’s a good thing.
  5. Drink of the Week: Abita Mardi Gras Bock

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    In both 2015 and 2016, I found myself in New Orleans within a week of its Mardi Gras festivities. This year, I'll be home, but I figured I'd keep the tradition alive by enjoying the Mardi Gras Bock from Louisiana's Abita Brewing Co. a full two weeks — to be consistent — before the holiday itself.


Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.

Here's what you need to find:

Buddy Guy portrait  |  Signature Drink  |  An Ode to Hippies  |  Pachinko  |  Man v. Food Photo  |  Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy"  |  A gift from their gator meat supplier


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