Adventures in Weekending: Puppy Bowl, Super Bowl + brunch

Because it's all about that brunch, that brunch (no breakfast).

click to enlarge Adventures in Weekending: Puppy Bowl, Super Bowl + brunch
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Did you ever wonder what life would be like if you ate brunch for every meal? Aside from the almost-certain carb-induced coma, pretty perfect, right? What if we did that this weekend? Well, we can’t. Why not? Because, well, Friday night’s First Fridays (think Seminole Heights, St. Pete, Gulfport and probably a few others we left out) beg for more than eggs. Feeling musical? Arlo Guthrie plays the Palladium.

Saturday Indie Market in St. Pete should end with snacks decidely-un-brunchy, and while you're there check out the once-monthly Brocante and the Grand Central Market

And Sunday? There’s something Sunday. Oh, right, the Super Bowl... and no one has brunch at the Super Bowl. You have chicken wings (shout out to New World for their smoked wings!) You can, however, brunch in preparation. At, say, Noble Crust. Wait, what? Brunch? At a pizza place? Yeah, see, they’re not a “pizza place”; they’re... Southern soul Italian food? Oh, hell, roll with it — they have a friend green BLT (as in, fried green tomatoes, Tabasco-honey glazed pork belly and pimento cheese) and chicken fried chicken parm. So, yeah. Keep the Super-ness going at the Puppy Bowl Watch Party at Safety Harbor’s 8th Avenue Pub, where the monies raised goes to Suncoast Animal League. Then, of course, the big game. The Super Bowl. Seriously, this Bowl is so Super... you are not going to believe how Super it is. Tampa side, head to the Press Box or Game Time; Pinellas way, if this weather ever climbs out of Siberian Russia, belly up to a beach bar somewhere... Why not the appropriately (if not imaginatively) named Beach Bar?

You can always brunch Monday; this weekend has too other stuff happening. 

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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