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

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    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.

    The 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market is in the old Franklin building in downtown Tampa.
  2. Local craft beer of the week: Malt liquor? Yes — 3 Daughters Brewing's Ctrl + Malt + Del

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    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.

    Photo by Justin Grant
  3. Wine of the week: Clayhouse Adobe Red, Paso Robles 2012

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    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 industry is one way to help.

  4. How to pick the perfect fall six-pack of beer

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    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 you'll need to assemble some friends and family to share with, and who …

     Abita Pecan Harvest Ale: As the name suggests, this toasty amber ale is brewed with roasted Louisiana pecans. The base beer is fairly neutral, allowing the sweet and nutty pecan character to stand front and center. It drinks not unlike a liquid pecan pie — though it’s a bit less sweet, thankfully.
  5. Small batch, big quality at Southern Lights Brewing in Clearwater

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    I recently heard of the opening of "Clearwater's first brewery," which seemed odd to me, considering that there already are three in the city. Maybe it's Clearwater's first asterisk-free brewery — Sea Dog and Big Storm are local satellites of breweries from out of town (Sea Dog in Bangor, Maine, and Big Storm in …

    Co-founder Ramy Malaty pours one of Southern Lights Brewing’s seven beer options.


Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.

Here's what you need to find:

Buddy Guy portrait  |  Signature Drink  |  An Ode to Hippies  |  Pachinko  |  Man v. Food Photo  |  Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy"  |  A gift from their gator meat supplier


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