Follow this weekend guide to Tampa Bay food and drink events

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click to enlarge Follow this weekend guide to Tampa Bay food and drink events
Courtesy of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Need to take your mind off the Super Bowl? These should help.

• From Friday to Saturday, the St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival combines sustainable catches from Florida waters and live tunes onstage into one big relaxed celebration. In addition to the seafood, meal options include meat, vegetarian and rice dishes. Wash 'em all down with adult or non-alcoholic beverages. Bonus: The fest, now in its second year, also features a marketplace with arts, crafts and other wares. Free, money for food and drinks. 398 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.

• You're invited to celebrate the First Anniversary Bash of Paul's Landing by partying like it's 1974. Sippable and edible specials — including corn fritters and pineapple chicken — are planned for the retro-inspired shindig as early as 7 p.m. Friday. A 1970s costume contest, live tunes and a hula-hoop battle round out the highlights. Free, money for food and drinks. The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-894-1000.

• Huge Winter Plant Sale hits the nonprofit Clearwater Community Gardens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Nearly 500 plants in several varieties — most of which are organically grown on-site — take center stage (think aloe, leafy greens and broccoli). Funds help the gardens maintain a safe neighborhood environment driven by fresh food and friendship. Free, money for goodies. 1277 Grove St., Clearwater.

• On Saturday, The Mandarin Hide wants you to toast to Chinese New Year, which marks the Year of the Pig, with specialty cocktails between 4:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. Free, money for drinks. 231 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-231-4007.

• The pop-ups from a forthcoming New York-style Jewish delicatessen just keep on coming. Sunday brings Cass Street Deli Does Brunch to Anise Global Gastrobar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when sneak peeks of dishes like the signature "pastramlet" await. Free, money for food. 777 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-225-4272.

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