Best Of 2018

Best kept, well, it was almost a secret: SANGRIA at HEMINGWAY’S

Best kept, well, it was almost a secret

When the ambitious foodporium that is Heights Public Market opened earlier this year, it was hard to get a drink from the crowded specialty cocktail stall. The need to score a quick adult beverage before perusing what HPM had to offer drove marketgoers, including this food editor, to seek out alternative sources when quenching our thirsts on-site. Enter the sangria whipped up behind the counter of modern Cuban food purveyor Hemingway’s. The staff can regularly be seen cutting up fresh fruit to replenish their house-made stockpile of irresistible sangria, which seemed to fly under the radar as a best-kept secret when HPM first opened (at least for a while — you’re welcome, guys) and comes in two varieties: white or red. I’m partial to the red, but the white is just as downright delightful. Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa. 813-435-6482, hemingwaystpa.com. —Meaghan Habuda