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Chowder Challenge 2019 Winners

This past Sunday, November 10, 2019 was the 6th Annual Chowder Challenge, presented by The Pass-A-Grille Woman's Club. It's a fundraising event for and by the Pass-a-Grille Woman’s Club and other local charities. The event was held at Horan Park right on the St. Pete Beach Intracoastal. Not only is Horan Park a beautiful location,…
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Shopapalooza Moves To Vinoy Park and is Bigger and Better Than Ever

All photos courtesy of Localshops1.com unless otherwise specified. Too soon to be thinking of holiday shopping? Never! Shopapalooza Festival (www.shopapaloozafestival.com), the biggest shopping event in St. Pete is coming back, and bigger than ever. In fact, the festival this year is expected to be the biggest Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) event in the nation.…
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#GETSLOPPY Bartending Competition at Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach

We got sloppy at the Sloppy Joe's #GetSloppy event, and it was SO fun! This was their first bartending competition but you wouldn't be able to guess that. The drinks were delicious and they seemed to be never-ending, the music was poppin' and everyone was having a great time. With 5 professional bartenders, a full…
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8th Annual 97X Craft Beer Experience
Mahaffey Theater August 10th

Local Craft Brew Fest Features 150+ Samples and New Releases The 8th Annual 97X Craft Beer Experience will feature over 150 samples of craft beers, ciders, meads, and wines. The experience will be hosted by the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, August 10th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. This year,…
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Sea Dog Brew Pub to Host First Annual Locals’ Fest in Treasure Island

Local Bands Seranation, SOWFLO, DJ Badda Skat, DJ Rollin to Perform Sea Dog Brew Pub in Treasure Island is hosting a community-centered event coined "Locals' Fest". The event is an effort to highlight the neighborhoods by the gulf beaches as well as to raise funds for coastal clean-up; a portion of ticket sales will benefit…
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Fun Cooking Parties Sizzle in Downtown St. Pete

Laugh & Learn While Cooking & Imbibing There's a new fun foodie activity in St. Pete, and it's called The Chef's Hat. Is it a cooking class, or is it a party? Yes. Both. Hailing from Chicago, The Chef's Hat is now open for business in downtown St. Petersburg. Lori and I went to the…
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IL Ritorno Launches Spirit Pairing Series Starting with Tequila

IL Ritorno will host a dinner once a month with a five-course tasting menu created to pair with the designated spirit. (The series runs from February to May.) February's dinner pairs with Lunazul Tequila. Lunazul means "Blue Moon", and this tequila has a 250-year history. Joining Chef David is Lunazul's master distiller, Francisco Quijano. He'll…
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Sip & Savor Holiday Cocktails from the Uncorked Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival

Toasting friends and family just get tastier with these amazing cocktail recipes from the upcoming sixth anniversary celebration of Clearwater Beach Uncorked, December 2-3, in a new location directly on Clearwater Beach (Right next to the official host hotel, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach), just south of Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. From bubbly to vodka, hot…
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St Petersburg Foodies and Tryst Fall Event October 2017

October 10th, 2017, we held an event for St Petersburg Foodies at Tryst on Beach Dr featuring a tasting preview of some of the items that they are working on for their upcoming new Fall menu. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Fun was had by all! Scroll on down for some St Petersburg Foodies'…
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Foodie Charity Extravaganza July 15 @ The Birchwood

Get Tickets Now for the 3rd Annual PARC Top Chef It's a foodie's delight, and it's only a few weeks away with tickets going fast. PARC, Inc., Turning Disabilities Into Capabilities, has announced the 3rd annual Top Chef event highlighting the Tampa Bay Area's top chefs from The Birch & Vine, 12oo ChopHouse, Clear Sky…
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