Ah, the sensory experience of Tampa in October. Leaves turn from green to brown. Nutmeg and cinnamon waft from the local bakeries.
Fucking pumpkin everything is available with which to bombard your palate, from a latte at Starbucks or a slice of the eponymous glory from Cheesecake Factory.
Pumpkin beer? Hell yeah! This brew is available across the entire craft beer spectrum, from local fave Cigar City’s Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale to Shipyard’s Pumpkinhead Ale and Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Pumking (with a lovely 8.6 ABV). When it comes to October, pumpkin is the king of the craft beer world. While pumpkin has its place, it's not for everyone.
One place you won’t find a pumpkin brew is the Oktoberfest Tampa event in Downtown’s Curtis-Hixon Park. For Oktoberfest, it’s all about traditional brewing—and that’s OK. Hell, anyone who's had good German beer knows that is better than OK. What you will find are pleasing pilsners, hearty hefeweizens, delicious dunkels and the traditional Oktoberfest Märzens, plus plenty of German and Bavarian foods, all available in mass quantities throughout the three day event, which kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday, October 11.
“We are extremely excited to celebrate our one-year anniversary with our customers, we had no idea when we started this how we could have grown. We are very thankful that the Oxford Exchange has been well-received in the Tampa Bay area,” says Allison Adams, Director of Oxford Exchange.
This season marks the 10 year anniversary of Tampa Bay’s first and only Stanley Cup. Be the thunder at the Lightning Fan Fest on Sat., Sept. 14, and help bring the cup back to Tampa!
Sure, you've been to food truck rallies before, but how many of you can say you've been to the largest food truck rally in the world? Score plenty of food (and bragging rights) on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Florida State Fairgrounds where there will be loads of tasty treats!
More than 100 food trucks from across the country will convene at this event, including: Enjoi Sweets & Company, Thai One On, Sweet G BBQ, Off the Griddle, Inside Scoop, The Pastrami Project, LizzieCakes, Grumpy's Diner, Wrap-N-Roll, The Mediterranean Grill of The Palm Beaches, Snow Caps, Sarge's Smokehouse BBQ, Roaming Gourmand, Loafin' Around Cafe, Maggie On The Move, Tiki Cone, Dub & Jimbos Cajun Invasion, El Cubanito Subs, Mayan Food Truck, Pitas on The Run, Alaska Mike's Yukon Fry Bread, Red Zeppelin, Disco Donuts, The London Fish & Chippy and so many more.
Saturday in St Petersburg it rained. It rained a lot. But it didn't dampen spirits. And it didn't stop St Pete Pride 2013. Yes, there was some smeared mascara, and the weather did not make for a good hair day. Yet the parade and festival went on, wet and wild.
We were there to see Squints slip Wendy Peffercorn some tongue, to see Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez lace up his PF Flyers and haul ass from the child devouring , baseball shredding dog known as, the Beast. We were there to watch The Sandlot.