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Friday, October 20, 2017

Bars & Spirits

Bar review: Southern comfort at the 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market in Tampa

Bar review: Southern comfort at the 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market in Tampa

The new bar that Urban Juice Co. has transitioned into — 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market in downtown Tampa — feels good in the "Southern comfort bar and kitchen" role in which it’s cleverly marketed.Located in the historic Franklin building (one of downtown ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Local craft beer of the week: Malt liquor? Yes — 3 Daughters Brewing’s Ctrl + Malt + Del

Local craft beer of the week: Malt liquor? Yes — 3 Daughters Brewing’s Ctrl + Malt + Del

In 2004, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery was well into the process of making a name for itself through envelope-pushing beers, like 120-Minute IPA and World Wide Stout, brews notorious for their astronomical alcohol content.Then came something even m...
Published: 10/19/17
Can you eat a jack-o’-lantern? And other thoughts on cooking with whole pumpkins

Can you eat a jack-o’-lantern? And other thoughts on cooking with whole pumpkins

The pumpkin is sweating, and so am I.I’ve got my knife an inch into the watermelon-sized orb, which is staring at me all like, "I’m too cute to be dinner!"It is adorable, deep orange and perfectly ridged, sitting just slightly lopsided with a stem ju...
Updated: 1 hour ago
‘Lose your mind’ when Starbucks introduces the Zombie Frappuccino

‘Lose your mind’ when Starbucks introduces the Zombie Frappuccino

Starbucks is at it again.If you’re a fan of the coffee chain’s wildly themed frappuccinos, then you’re going to "lose your mind" over what it reportedly has in store for Halloween: The Zombie Frappuccino.According to photos and posts leaked by barist...
Published: 10/18/17
How to pick the perfect fall six-pack of beer

How to pick the perfect fall six-pack of beer

With each fall comes another opportunity to assemble the perfect seasonal six-pack. Of course, this is often a six-pack in name only, as many of the latest seasonal brews come in large- format bottles (with a price tag to match). That just means that...
Published: 10/18/17
Wine of the week: Clayhouse Adobe Red, Paso Robles 2012

Wine of the week: Clayhouse Adobe Red, Paso Robles 2012

Right now it’s difficult to even think about California wines without grieving for the tremendous damage done by fires to some of that state’s wine-growing regions and the people who live there. Recovery will take a long time, and supporting the indu...
Published: 10/18/17
This fall, say hello maple and so long pumpkin spice

This fall, say hello maple and so long pumpkin spice

By Gretchen McKayCome on, admit it. You’re so over the pumpkin-spice craze.Seasonal beer, coffee drinks and cookies spiced with ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon are one thing. But when those cozy fall flavors sneak their way into a Kit Kit candy b...
Published: 10/18/17
Cookbook review: e_SSLqCherry Bombe: The Cookbook’ is like a friend who always has a good recipe up her sleeve

Cookbook review: e_SSLqCherry Bombe: The Cookbook’ is like a friend who always has a good recipe up her sleeve

Cherry Bombe is a biannual indie magazine, weekly radio show/podcast and annual conference that celebrates women and food. And this month’s release is a cookbook, a compilation of tried-and-true recipes from women who are famous both in the food worl...
Published: 10/18/17
Locale Market changes yet again, rebranding the restaurant as FarmTable Cucina

Locale Market changes yet again, rebranding the restaurant as FarmTable Cucina

When Locale Market opened in Sundial St. Pete in Dec. 2014, it was the most-hyped, most-anticipated gourmet market/food hall/culinary playground Tampa Bay had ever seen. Since then, celebrity chef-owner Michael Mina has done what every entrepreneur d...
Published: 10/17/17
Updated: 10/18/17
Fresh figs take a starring role in this fig cake

Fresh figs take a starring role in this fig cake

Figs are showy fruit.They can’t help themselves. Even the plainest, drabbest fig will reveal a scarlet belly, flecked with shimmering seeds, once you take a bite. Whether they’re sliced or halved, arranged in a tart shell, on a crostini or just on a ...
Published: 10/17/17