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Bars & Spirits

  1. Drink of the week: Slow Press Chardonnay 2014 Monterey County

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    If you're in the mood for a classic, fruit-forward, oak-bolstered California-style chardonnay, consider Slow Press Chardonnay 2014 Monterey County.
    Drink of the week: Slow Press Chardonnay 2014 Monterey County
  2. Bar review: Beer, live music at Bottle House Bar in Riverview

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    From the ashes of the Proud Pony Lounge — a well-known and legendarily smoky Riverview dive bar — comes Bottle House Bar, a fully remodeled, refocused and only slightly less smoky dive bar that's quickly approaching its two-year anniversary.
    Barfly photo for Bottle House Bar in Riverview [Sunday, August 21, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Celebrate the Summer Olympics closing ceremonies with this Brazilian cocktail

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    The 2016 Summer Olympics ended in Rio on Sunday night, so if you're already missing them like we are, try making this popular Brazilian cocktail.
    The caipirinha uses cachaca, a Brazilian rim distilled from sugarcane juice.
  4. Bar review: Retro style at Hampton Station in Tampa

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    Due to not being born at the time, I didn't do much drinking in the '70s. But if biker and exploitation movies from the era have taught me anything, it's that gas stations were once a reasonable place to get a bite to eat and down a beer or two.
    Customers line the bar at Hampton Station, in the Seminole Heights neighborhood.
  5. Beer column: Cool off with some fine bay area craft lagers

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    It's brutally hot out, and that calls for extra-refreshing beer. More often than not, my go-to is a nice cold lager.
    Independent Pilsner by Coppertail Brewing Co.


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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