Saturday, November 18, 2017

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No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

You realize Thanksgiving is just a week away, right? No pressure. If you don’t have a holiday game plan for Nov. 23, let’s do this thing. There are still a bunch of options, many traditional Thanksgiving repasts and some a little less conventional. C...
Published: 11/16/17
A St. Petersburg artist created the labels for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine release

A St. Petersburg artist created the labels for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine release

Every year, there are bad things we can count on: taxes and death. And good things: Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November and on the Thursday before, the Beaujolais nouveau arrives. What is less predictable is just how this vin de l’ann...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17
How to make a perfect pie crust (with recipes)

How to make a perfect pie crust (with recipes)

When I tell people I grew up in a family of pie bakers, it’s easy to imagine I’m bragging. My mother’s pies are legendary — rich, velvety custard fillings or mounded fruit pies, each cradled in an ornately decorated crust, gol...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Oak & Stone with self-serve beer coming to St. Pete, South Tampa’s Byblos to reopen

Oak & Stone with self-serve beer coming to St. Pete, South Tampa’s Byblos to reopen

COMING SOON: OAK & STONEBeen to Oak & Stone in Sarasota? In early 2018 we’ll get one in St. Petersburg at 199 Central Ave., next to the newly constructed Hyatt Place. The concept is wood-fired pizzas mated with a self-serve beer wall highlighting cr...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Five ideas for meat pies

Five ideas for meat pies

Sweeney Todd ruined meat pies for me. e_SBlt For a while after seeing the famous musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in high school (and then again after watching the 2007 movie starring Johnny Depp), the thought of meat pies m...
Published: 11/15/17
Five pie recipes to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year

Five pie recipes to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year

You’ve got the crust down. Now it’s time to choose a filling for your holiday pie. Try one of these five recipes, which range from classic to unexpected.     Classic Apple Pie Pie dough, homemade or storebought, enough for 2 (9-inch) ...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Tampa Bay Times’ food critic Laura Reiley wins prestigious Paul Hansell Award

Tampa Bay Times’ food critic Laura Reiley wins prestigious Paul Hansell Award

Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley has received the Florida Society of News Editors’ 2017 Paul Hansell Award for Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism.Named after a longtime Associated Press bureau chief in Florida, the award recogniz...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Three things to do with leftover pie crust that aren’t pie

Three things to do with leftover pie crust that aren’t pie

Pie, oh my. I am all in on the flaky, homey dessert this time of year. The past couple of weeks, I’ve been collecting ideas for perfecting pie crust, trying new pie recipes and preparing for what is perhaps the biggest pie day of the year: Thanksgivi...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Up your pie game with these crust decorating tips

Up your pie game with these crust decorating tips

Something happened halfway through the second strip of pie crust I was braiding. A serene energy washed over me, calmness radiating to my flour-caked hands, to my feet sore from hours of standing in the same spot on the kitchen tile, to streaks of ra...
Published: 11/14/17
Joe Maddon brings ‘Thanksmas’ charitable feast back to Tampa Bay

Joe Maddon brings ‘Thanksmas’ charitable feast back to Tampa Bay

TAMPAIt has been three years since World Series-winning manager Joe Maddon left the Tampa Bay Rays. But he never really left Tampa Bay.Even as he guided the Chicago Cubs to a historic championship in 2016, Maddon remained a fixture in the bay area. H...
Published: 11/14/17