Best Of 2013

Best sweet-tooth fix with beer: Rise and Grind Baked Goods at the Seminole Heights Independent

Best sweet-tooth fix with beer

As if The Independent’s beer selection weren’t awesome enough, the recent addition to the café’s menu of Emily Cocke’s Rise & Grind baked goods makes trips to the bar even more enticing. Her vegan and often gluten-free creations are impossible to pass up while enjoying your favorite beer. The baked goods are so beautiful that even those who complain about people who take photos of their food find themselves guilty of that same offense. Rise and Grind’s cupcakes are a work of art worth sharing with your friends on Instagram, but when it comes to sharing the cakes and cupcakes themselves — NEVER!!! 5016 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-341-4883, independenttampa.com, facebook.com/RiseandGrindBakery‎.