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  1. Bar review: Old-timey vibe in c.1949 in Tampa's Lowry Park

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    Sometimes it seems like Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood gets all the love, with an ever-growing selection of hip restaurants, breweries and bars making it one of the best places for food and drinks in the city.

    A terrific beer bar, c.1949 is in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa. It has a ramshackle Florida shack feel, and that’s a good thing.
  2. Drink of the Week: Abita Mardi Gras Bock

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    In both 2015 and 2016, I found myself in New Orleans within a week of its Mardi Gras festivities. This year, I'll be home, but I figured I'd keep the tradition alive by enjoying the Mardi Gras Bock from Louisiana's Abita Brewing Co. a full two weeks — to be consistent — before the holiday itself.

  3. Bar review: Park and Rec game bar takes over WoB

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    The neon sign above the bar reads, "youth has no age." That much is clear, considering the continued rise of the game bar nationwide, and the conversion of downtown St. Petersburg's former World of Beer space into a late-night hangout populated by full-grown adults rolling Skee-Balls, smashing air hockey pucks and …

    Nikita Bhappu and Courtney Lothridge play air hockey at Park & Rec in downtown St. Petersburg. It’s where the old World of Beer was.
  4. Drink of the week: Press Run 2014 Monterey County Pinot Noir

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    On Valentine's Day, I am all about the Champagne. What better time for the world's most romantic wine, for the tingle of those millions of tiny bubbles?

  5. Bar review: Brasserie Saint Somewhere settles into new home

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    Early on in my good beer education, I became a big fan of the two local options that were available in bottles at my beer shop. The first was Dunedin Brewery, which I wish I could still find in bottles nearby. The other was Saint Somewhere.

    Brasserie Saint Somewhere is in a circa 1912 house in Tarpon Springs. Its brewery has distributed in more states than any other Florida brewery.

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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