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Cigar City Brewing Heads to North Carolina

TAMPA, FL & ASHEVILLE, NC – Cigar City Brewing is proud to announce the addition of North Carolina to the brewery’s distribution network. This is the second new state to receive deliveries of Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning beer in over four years. CCB will be partnering with numerous distribution partners to cover the state including …

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Red Snapper in a Saffron-Tomato Broth with Artichoke Hearts & Potatoes #SundaySupper

Spring is in the air! Let’s celebrate with a beautiful recipe featuring the flavors of spring. So much produce is “in-season” that cooking dinner with fresh fruits and veggies can be creative and easy!  Likewise, “in-season” produce is fresher, sweeter, tastes better, and perfectly ripe, and most have been ripened on the vine or tree …

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Sesame Wedge Salad with Key Lime Vinaigrette & Pickled Green Tomatoes #SundaySupper

Up until a couple of months ago, I’d never tried a “wedge” salad. Granted, it’s only iceberg lettuce and toppings, but iceberg has never thrilled me, so I’ve never ordered or made one. Then, came lunch at the Dogfish Head Brew Pub and all that changed. With heirloom grape tomatoes, Applewood smoked bacon, and goat …

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Hunahpu’s Day 2017 Is COMING!!!

TAMPA, FL – The 8th Annual Hunahpu’s Day® is this Saturday, March 11, 2017 Held each March to celebrate the release of Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, Hunahpu’s Day has grown into one of the country’s premier craft beer events with this year’s event bringing together over 140 of the world’s most talented …

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Baking with Booze: Tequila-Lime Cupcakes…aka Margarita Cupcakes!

As with yesterday’s Bourbon-Chocolate-Espresso Cupcakes, baking with booze is one of my favorite things to do.  Whether its making a beer syrup to glaze a bread pudding or mixing liquor into icing for cookies, alcohol in all its forms can add massive flavor to baked goodies. For the night of our friends’ bike shop opening, …

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Baking with Booze: Bourbon-Chocolate-Espresso Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream & Candied Bacon

Lately, on Facebook, I’ve seen several people post the status, “Everyone who knows me, knows I love_______.” I guess the purpose is to see how many people really “know” you, but there is no way I can post this as my status, because my entire page would fill up with “Beer,” “Wine,” “Bourbon,” “Vodka,”…and any other …

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Best Beer Finds at the Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Fest 2017

Four years ago, we attended our first Florida Brewers Guild Beerfest. We knew it was the kick off event for Tampa Bay Beer Week, and we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. We had general admission tickets, and when we arrived, we still stood in line for over an hour. Once in …

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Coastal Coconut-Key Lime Cookies

At World Food Championships, competitors are faced with 2 and possibly, 3 rounds of cooking: a Signature Round, in which competitors create their “signature” dish, a Structured Build, in which WFC dictates what will be made, and the Finals Round, again, dictated by WFC.  During my first WFC, the Structured Build was simply to make …

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Mom’s Swiss Steak

Growing up, my mom would frequently make what she called Swiss Steak.  At the time, I had no idea why she called it that, because no part of it seemed “Swiss” to me.  Seriously, when I think “Swiss,” I think cheese and chocolate, and neither were in this dish.  The cuts of round or cube …

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#SundaySupper Easy Dinner Recipes for 2: Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

We’ve all been there.  We’ve all done it.  We love it. Dating! Dinner…Movie…Popcorn…Candy…Soda… it can seriously add up!  Dating, these days, is expensive. Going on a simple date with dinner and a movie can easily run you $100, and that’s not including cocktails!  With kids, cars, mortgages, and everything else that life throws at us, …

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