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Food events this weekend: Blueberry Festival, Whiskey Obsession, Taste of Carrollwood and more

Food events this weekend: Blueberry Festival, Whiskey Obsession, Taste of Carrollwood and more

WORTH THE DRIVE: Ocala Culinary FestivalThe Ocala Culinary Festival runs through Sunday with dozens of food and educational events throughout Ocala and Marion County. The list is impressive, tickets for events priced individually. Here is a sampler: ...
Published: 04/12/18
Local craft beer of the week: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dubbel, Crooked Thumb Brewery

Local craft beer of the week: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dubbel, Crooked Thumb Brewery

The Abbey of the South series of limited-run beers from Safety Harbor’s Crooked Thumb Brewery is in some ways a throwback to the Belgian-style brews that defined quality beer decades before "craft" was coined. In other ways, it’s an exercise in looki...
Published: 04/12/18
People are now panic-buying America’s least-favorite candy

People are now panic-buying America’s least-favorite candy

Word that the country’s oldest continuously operating candy company might shut down has people suddenly hoarding Necco Wafers, despite the candy’s unpopularity among, well, almost everyone.The chalky candy’s flavors (chocolate, licorice, wintergreen)...
Published: 04/10/18

From the food editor: Homemade biscuits make the meal

Raise your hand if you have leftover Easter ham in your freezer. Yeah, me too. It’s not every day I pick up a large cured ham at the supermarket, so when holidays come around that call for the pork centerpiece, I always try to think of at least three...
Updated one month ago
Caddy’s At the Pointe apologizes for putting diner’s race on their receipt

Caddy’s At the Pointe apologizes for putting diner’s race on their receipt

A Bradenton restaurant has publicly apologized for a server who described a table by including the diners’ race.A photograph of a Caddy’s At the Pointe receipt posted to Facebook shows the table was entered into the restaurant’s point-of-sale system ...
Published: 04/09/18
Updated: 04/10/18
Tampa restaurant Steelbach’s Florida-raised beef program could be a model for true farm-to-table dining

Tampa restaurant Steelbach’s Florida-raised beef program could be a model for true farm-to-table dining

TAMPATrust me, this will be a restaurant review. In a couple of minutes. First, we need to dive into something the new Steelbach at Armature Works is doing that is ground-breaking, disruptive, way-outside-the-box. It’s so forward-thinking that Commis...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: It’s a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: It’s a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Seminole’s Rapp Brewing Company has built a reputation as one of the area’s most influential and experimental breweries. From its role in the popularization of the then-obscure gose style in commercial domestic brewing, to pouring an extensive select...
Updated one month ago
Bar review: For NASCAR, wrestling fans, it’s Crazy Dave’s Sports Bar in Largo

Bar review: For NASCAR, wrestling fans, it’s Crazy Dave’s Sports Bar in Largo

If you were to drive down Keene Road in Largo and spot Crazy Dave’s Sports Bar, you might get the impression that it’s a spot to watch the Rays, eat some bar food and order beer by the bucket. You wouldn’t be entirely wrong, but the bigger focus at t...
Updated one month ago
Maple Street Biscuits now open, bringing much-needed biscuits to St. Pete

Maple Street Biscuits now open, bringing much-needed biscuits to St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — I was prepared. I’d been to the Maple Street Biscuit location in Tallahassee in our circuitous escape from Hurricane Irma. The woman behind the counter was going to ask me my favorite childhood television show so it could be called o...
Updated one month ago
This weekend’s food festivals: Celebrate wine, craft soda, shrimp and crawfish

This weekend’s food festivals: Celebrate wine, craft soda, shrimp and crawfish

CHEERS: TO DALÍRaise a glass or two to welcome spring as the Dalí hosts its seventh annual signature wine and food tasting, Los Vinos de Dalí, on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Both Old World and New World wines are paired with tapas tastings from area restaur...
Updated one month ago