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  1. Bar review: A beer flight board with 25 brews? Get sipping at TiKanis in St. Petersburg

    Bars & Spirits

    I love a hidden gem. A place that has hundreds of five-star reviews across several online review and social media sites doesn't seem like it would qualify, but I can't think of a better way to describe TiKanis, an unassuming pizza joint on Bay Pines Boulevard in St. Petersburg that I never would have come across had a …

    A perfect combo: pizza and beer. The menu includes a small selection of Greek fare alongside a family bar-food menu of pizza and wings. 
Traditional beer flights are available for $10, or you can up the ante by trying the $45 flight board, which includes 25 samples. Yes, that’s right.
  2. Drink of the week: DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

    Bars & Spirits

    If you've ever been to Baltimore, there's a good chance you may be familiar with DuClaw beers. The brewery has pub locations in and around the city, including one at the airport, and the brand is a near ubiquitous fixture in local bars.

    Drink of the week: DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
  3. Bar review: A whisky cheer to the Lion's Den cigar bar in Ybor City

    Bars & Spirits

    I racked my brain for a premise from which to start this article that wasn't based on finding an "escape" from Ybor City. I'm aware that my Ybor City coverage very frequently leans in this direction, and I hate to be repetitive.

    The Lion’s Den in Ybor City is a cigar bar, so the selection is very whisky-centric. But you’ll find no shortage of other premium spirits. And although it’s on busy Seventh Avenue, it’s upstairs, just far enough away.
  4. Drinks of the week: 2014 Avalon California Chard, 2014 Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel

    Bars & Spirits

    Thanksgiving dinner isn't the time to break out the pricey look-at-me wines. You want a wine that plays well with all those diverse tastes on the table, one that's food friendly but with enough character to stand its ground next to everything from the turkey to the pumpkin pie.

  5. Hearty red wines for cold weather

    Bars & Spirits

    By Fred Tasker

    Tribune News Service (TNS)

    The frost is on the punkin now, as the iconic American poet James Whitcomb Riley liked to say. At least it is in areas where they grow "punkins" and have frost. So it must be time for the annual "hearty red wines for cold weather" column.


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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