Posted 3 years, 7 months ago at 8:45 pm. 0 comments
21st Annual Northeast Exchange's Ribfest
I don’t think our stomachs had any idea what we were up to when we bellied up to the 21st Annual Northeast Exchange’s Ribfest at the Vinoy in St. Petersburg. What we thought an unassuming children’s fundraiser wound up being a real gut buster. Most ribs were slathered with barbeque sauces, which I didn’t mind, but one of my favorites was a dry rub from Willingham’s World Champion BBQ (I belive my nephew agreed but it was hard to tell what he was mumbling with six ribs shoved into his mouth). Another favorite was from the Australian BBQ Team (aussomaussie.com). There was a crispy char on the meat that didn’t get soggy when dressed with sauce. If that wasn’t bad enough, we made room to guzzle down a refreshing lemonade (perfect for such a warm day) and deep-fried twinkies and oreos. I think we were seriously debating attending the event for a second day, but we were having a hard enough time surviving our first food comas. Next year, ribs. We’re coming back!
Posted 4 years ago at 10:23 pm. 0 comments
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Posted 4 years ago at 10:36 pm. 0 comments
The Crawfish Party/Memorial Day 2009 (Orlando, FL)
This weekend’s crawfish festival was definitely one to remember. Let’s start with the rain. It was hard-nipple cold and wet. Eventually it got really muddy. The bad: some of the worst outfits I’ve seen outside of south Tampa. Lots of girls who thought they were hot and stretched out bathing suits screaming for mercy. The good (great): only $25 covers all you can possibly drink (beer and liquor). After that only $2 each for boats of crawfish, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches or hot dogs. How can you beat that? The rain kept us from drinking our faces off, but we’ll still keep going year-after-year. I hope other crawfish festivals are reading this, because we have yet to get away with so much for so little at any other crawfish event. Ya dig?
Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 2:25 pm. 1 comment
datz beer poster.
If you haven’t visited Datz Deli in south Tampa, you need to make the drive. There is a small market inside the restaurant for tasty treats, special import beers, breads and coffee. I didn’t get a real chance to visit it, so don’t take my word for it and try it for yourself. There is seating on the first floor where you can enjoy a casual menu of sandwiches, salads and soup and find live music most nights. Seating is also available upstairs in the loft and tvs to watch games. The food is pretty tasty but it’s the atmosphere that I enjoy most (ok, and the great selection of beer).
Last week we Shimmy’d in for Chimay where we got to keep our goblet after our purchase of a glass. Chimay is one of my favorite beers and Datz is of the few local places Chimay is sold on draft, I could not resist.
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Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 8:03 pm. 0 comments
If you missed Cajun Cafe on the Bayou‘s annual crawfish event last Saturday, than you missed BIG. We weren’t sure what to expect but the event didn’t fall short of great. The menu was vast and included a 3lb platter of boiled crawfish, gator bites, po boys and a deliciously decadent whiskey butter bread pudding. The music was bangin and festival patrons partied strong all day long.
Just as soon as we could recover from an overdose of crawfish, were we on our way to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center to see Flight of the Conchords kick off their 2009 North American tour (April 6). Jemaine and Bret performed to a sold-out, die hard crowd of fans with old favorites like Business Time and If That’s What You’re Into. Most write-ups will note relentless hecklers bringing shame to Tampa and some disorganization on the band’s part, but all in all I still think it was a great show. And, the TBPAC turned out to be a fairly decent venue.
Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 10:30 pm. 0 comments
Could you imagine a better evening: fun friends, wonderful evening breeze along Tampa’s Riverwalk, free-flowing spirits and great cigars? The 8th Annual Cigar City Charity event delivered. With the live music rolling, we perused the tables of cigar vendors (although Arturo Fuente was a no-show, there were still a few worth stopping for) and the gambling tables were hot.
And, what makes us feel even better was that the proceeds benefit a great organization, the United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay. Thumbs up, an annual event worth following.
Posted 4 years, 3 months ago at 10:59 am. 0 comments
Okay, we attended two events this past week and will be writing about them more in-depth in the next couple days.
To summarize one event was great, Thursday nights Tampa Humidor – Gurkha Event and one not so great, Sunday afternoons St.Pete Cajun Zydeco Crawfish Festival. For all the other people that were let down by Sundays St.Pete Cajun Zydeco NO-Crawfish Festival as much as we were we have found another Crawfish Festival. Check out the FUES calendar and block out some dates for the Cajun Cafe on the Bayou’s 12th Annual Crawfish Festival running April 3rd, 4th & 5th. Granted you’ll probably be pressing your luck if you wait till Sunday like we did this past weekend.
Posted 4 years, 3 months ago at 10:18 pm. 2 comments
Welcome to Tampa FUES we are just getting off the ground today but we are trying to compile one of the most comprehensive event calendars for the Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater area.
If we are missing an event please let us know and we will add it to the event list.
David & Uyen.