I'm a fan of underpromising and overdelivering, and where else to find such a setup than in a bar with the word "average" right in its name?
Given the resurgent popularity of bourbon in craft cocktails, it's a wonder no one thought of this sooner. But the people at Stave & Steel did, and the result is their Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2015, widely available at about $15 a bottle.
Everyone loves a good beer festival, and locally we have more than a few great ones, especially during Tampa Bay Beer Week, which wrapped up on Sunday.
Another Tampa Bay Beer Week has come and gone, and if there's one thing we've learned, it's that there are more fantastic locally brewed beers than we can ever hope to try. So while we usually focus on a single beer recommendation in this column, this week we'd like to recommend Tampa Bay beers in general.
It has become something of a ritual.
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
We keep you up to date on the craft beer community in Tampa Bay. Plus, we have a map that shows you where all of the breweries are located. It's perfect to share with friends and visitors.