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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Jeff Houck

Tribune Staff
Houck, Jeff

Appliances make tailgating a lot more fun


Now is the season when we combine our avid interest in drinking adult beverages with our white-hot passion for watching millionaires, hundredthousandaires and athlete scholars chase an oblong hunk of inflated leather.

Ulele's debut adds glitz to Florida flavors

- The restaurant opens for dinner tonight at 5 p.m. A formal ribbon-cutting for the renovated 112-year-old former municipal water works building along the Hillsborough River north of downtown will take place at 4 p.m.

Tampa’s prohibition Repeal Day Party will be four-day celebration


— The city’s biggest craft cocktail celebration is about to get bigger.

Tampa Theatre seeks help to purchase new popcorn popper


Everybody loves popcorn. Nobody loves burned popcorn.

Tailgate Taste Fest means food and football in Curtis Hixon park


Football games without tailgating are like ... football games without footballs. Half the fun comes from the eating and drinking before kickoff and after the final whistle.

Oysters, frog legs find place on Ulele's menu

- The highly anticipated Ulele restaurant in the former Tampa Water Works in Tampa Heights released its first menu online on Tuesday, showcasing its lineup of “native-inspired” dishes.

The Sip: Cool down dog days with some tasty libations


It’s hot outside. You’re an adult. You’re thirsty. You might as well drink something delicious.

Summer of Rum Festival making Ybor City debut


In 1862, a man named Facundo Masso moved to Cuba from Spain to open a rum distillery in the city of Santiago de Cuba.

Ulele, a restaurant for the next century


— This is more than a restaurant.

Oddball comedians were hilarious. This review? Kinda funny


TAMPA — The danger in reviewing The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival Friday night at the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre: Trying to be funny while writing about comedians Louis C .K., Aziz Ansari, Chris...

Local brownie chef takes retail world by storm


— It takes a small platoon to make brownies.

Coming soon to Tampa, Creole, Cajun dining a la Roux


It’s a tricky prospect for a restaurant to create dishes with flavors reminiscent of New Orleans’ new-guard masters John Besh and Donald Link while honoring the ...

What’s old is brew again at local pubs


— Tim Schoen and Joey Redner pop a couple of cans of Cigar City Beer and pour them into tall glasses as they sit at a tall, sturdy wood table in the new tasting room at

Eatery will channel true Old Florida

- The owners of The Refinery became culinary historians when they decided their new restaurant, Fodder & Shine, would draw on the cooking style of Florida's pioneers.

Supper clubs add oomph to dining out


— When the table of eight begged to eat roasted eyeballs, chef Chad Johnson knew he had a lively bunch of diners at the Epicurean hotel’s new monthly supper club.

Coming to MacDill: Buddy Brew’s joe

- A Buddy Brew truck, which will serve personnel working at MacDill Air Force Base, adds to the growing fleet of local mobile food vendors invited to MacDill in recent years.