By now, Tampa Bay is well-established as a craft beer hotbed. And it's got a respectable cocktail scene, too. So why not combine the two? Yeah, yeah, beer and liquor snobs may scoff (or gag) …
Beach bars are a dime a dozen here in Tampa Bay. Tiki bars? Totally different story. There is a difference, too. Here in Florida, beach bars are all about flip-flops, mojitos and Margaritav …
Two years ago, I introduced tbt*'s annual Ultimate Bar Guide with a simple question: Why do we drink?
Molecular gastronomy: A movement borne of kids who refused to choose between an Easy Bake Oven or a chemistry set. When I first heard about The Aviary in Chicago, I knew that this avant-garde approach to cooking would inevitably find a comfortable niche in the cocktail world.
It was another slow day at the office — the sun engaged in heated battle with the drawn vertical blinds, the desk fan shifting the temperature just barely back into the double-digits. The coffee in the pot was stale, which meant it was time to crack open the office bourbon, located in the filing cabinet under "B" …
Here it was, Sunday night again.
In less than 24 hours, I'd be back in my rolling desk chair, banging away at a keyboard and watching the clock. It was my last chance to eat, drink and be merry before another week of work began.
Everyone loves bar games, but let's face it: There's not a lot a variety out there.
That is, until you look for it.
Two of the most buzzed-about, trash-tastic, guilty-pleasure movies of the past 14 months were filmed right here in Tampa Bay: Magic Mike and Spring Breakers. And wouldn't you know it — during filming, Channing Tatum, Selena Gomez, Matthew McConaughey and James Franco hit a few local watering holes. …
In the craft beer game, there's no room for snobbery.
Mr. Carson, bring me my wine! And you, too, Mr. Spock.
Cigar City Brewing's annual Hunahpu's Day is the culmination of each year's Tampa Bay Beer Week, a day when thousands of beer lovers from around the country converge in the brewery's parking lot to snag bottles of the brewery's infamous Hunahpu's Imperial Stout and celebrate the Bay area's thriving craft beer scene.
Mon | Meatless meal
Bean and Corn Taco Salad can be served in a fried tortilla shell or with crushed tortilla chips. Either way, use chopped romaine as the base and add black beans, corn kernels, chopped red onion and tomato wedges. Dress lightly with ranch, then top with shredded cheese, …
The 2012 Spellbound Petite Sirah from California (about $14 at supermarkets and elsewhere) is a lush and lusty, brashly fruit-forward example of its kind. Winemaker Robert Mondavi Jr. intends it to be an everyday table wine, but opening a bottle is its own cause for celebration.
I'd like the recipe for Beef 'O' Brady's deep-fried dill pickle slices. Not at all healthy but so good. Thank you.
Bob Shadowens, Land O'Lakes