Tampa Bay food, wine and beer events

Saturday, November 20: Salvador Dalí Museum

"Fete du Beaujolais Nouveau": It's Beaujolais time! Sample tastings of the various 2010 Beaujolais wines, while enjoying French hors d’oeuvres, guided tours and silent auction featuring round-trip tickets for two to Paris on Air France and one week in the South of France. This event is a benefit for the Dali Museum and the French American Business Council of West Florida (FRAMCO). Contact [email protected]  for reservations. $45 in advance and for FRAMCO members, $55 non-members; $60 after Nov. 16.; 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1000 Third Street S., St. Pete. framco.org

Monday, November 15: Pour House

In celebration of Sierra Nevada Brewing's 30th Anniversary, the Pour House will be serving some of their more popular brews, as well as limited edition ones, on draft including: the Pale Ale, Celebration Ale, Northern Hemisphere Fresh Hop, Jack and Ken's 30th Barleywine, and Brewer's Reserve Oak Aged Ale. They'll also be giving away Sierra Nevada glasses when you purchase one of these beers. 7:30-11:30 p.m. 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. #112, Tampa. 813-402-2923, pourhousetampa.com

Tuesday, November 16: Sidebern's

For their next pairing dinner, SideBern's will be featuring the local brewery that we all know and love: Cigar City Brewing. Chef Chad Johnson will be pairing their unique brews, from the light hop driven Jai Alai IPA to the creamy rich Marshal Zhukov Imperial Stout, with a multi-course tasting menu. So whether you're a die-hard CCB fan or new to their brews, this is an event that's not to be missed. Sign up here. $125 (all-inclusive); 6:30-11:30 p.m. 2208 West Morrison Ave., Tampa. 813-250-9463,  sideberns.com

Weekdays: Wood Fired Pizza Wine Bar

Monday- College Night: 2-4-1 happy hour with college or faculty ID, 5 p.m.- close; Tuesday- Half-priced wine bottles, 5 p.m.- close; Wednesday- 2-4-1 glasses of wine. 5p.m.- close; Thursday-  $12 unlimited drafts, 8-10 p.m. 2822 E. Bearss Ave., Tampa. 813-341-2900, wood-firedpizza.com

Tuesdays: Cafe Alma

Who needs a Friday or Saturday date night? Get out on a Tuesday to indulge half priced bottles of wine and tapas all evening, starting at 4:30 p.m. Being frugal never tasted so good. 260 1st Avenue S., St. Pete. 727-502-5002

Tuesdays: Beak's Old Florida

Get 25% off Palm Plate entrees of steaks, pork and choice seafood dishes for "T-Bone Tuesdays" at Beak's (dine in only). 2451 Central Ave., St. Pete. 727-321-9100

Wednesdays and Thursdays: The Toasted Pheasant Bistro

Every Wednesday and Thursday during Happy Hour, enjoy half priced house wines as well as one free appetizer plate per table (with purchase of entrée) all night. 14445 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 813-265-6700

Wednesdays: World of Beer (all locations)

Students (and teachers), now you have another reason to go out drinking on a week night. World of beer presents WOB U and class is now in session. Get half off all drafts after 9 p.m. with a college or faculty ID (and proof of being 21+). See bartenders for details and to get your WOB U card. www.wobusa.com

Fridays: Taps Wine and Beer Eatery

Ladies receive $4 martinis from 5-10 p.m. 777 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. 813-463-1968, www.tapswineandbeer.com

Tampa Bay Fresh Markets

Even in the heat of the summer, these local markets offer fresh, organic produce and handcrafted goods:

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market- This year-round market offers fresh produce and seafood, artwork and live entertainment. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday on Beach Blvd., in Gulfport’s Florida Waterfront district. 914 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport.

Fresh Markets and More at Seminole Mall- Every Thursday-Sunday; 9 am-3 pm. Featuring multicultural foods, fresh produce, prepared foods, gourmet baked goods, arts and crafts, music and more in the air conditioned corridors of the Seminole Mall. Seminole Mall- 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market- Every Thursday (through May); 9 am-1:30 pm. Fresh and organic produce, plants and fresh flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, handmade jewelry, light snacks. Located at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park- 401 Main Street, Downtown Safety Harbor.

Dunedin Green Market. Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Oct.-April); Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Oct.-April); Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (May-July). Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin.

Tampa Downtown Market- Fridays (through May); 10 am-2 pm. The vision of the Tampa Downtown Market is to provide local residents and businesses of the community with the freshest, highest quality, most nutritious, and most reasonably priced food and gourmet products. Located in Lykes Gaslight Square- Tampa St. and Kennedy Blvd., Downtown Tampa.

Winthrop Town Center Farmers Market- Complete with more handcrafted goods, fresh fruits, veggies, and boiled peanuts than you can shake a stick at. (Begins at 8 a.m., Saturdays, 11109 Winthrop Market St., Riverview, 813-601-3129

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market- Every Saturday (October-May); 9 am-2 pm. Featuring locally grown fresh produce, prepared foods, tempting baked goods, plants, flowers, herbs, handcrafted gifts, live music, and more! Downtown St. Petersburg in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot / 1st Ave. S and 1st St.

Ybor Saturday Market- Every Saturday; 9 am-3 pm (year-round). You’ll be sure to find great produce at great prices, gourmet foods and sauces, fresh baked breads, fresh eggs, prepared foods, orchids, herbs and plants, pet treats, honey, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath and body products, candles, and so much more. Centennial Park at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street, Ybor.

Land O Lakes Saturday Market- Every Saturday; 9 am-2 pm (through May). The Land O Lakes Saturday Market is a weekly community event with live music. Land O Lakes Saturday Market donates profits to the Heritage Park Foundation and the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank. Located at the Land O Lakes Community Center, on the west side of US 41 – Land O Lakes Blvd., three miles north of SR 54 (across from the Land O Lakes Post Office).

Corey Avenue Sunday Market- Every Sunday, 10 am-2 pm. The Corey Avenue Sunday Market boasts 2 produce vendors, local arts and crafts, live music, foods and fun!  Corey Avenue is located just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St Pete Beach. Always free parking. 727-498-8778.

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Thursday, November 11: Maestro’s Restaurant at the Straz Center

"A Wine Dinner in the French Countryside": Maestro's Restaurant will feature a four-course meal with wines from some of the best vineyards in France. Enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres preceding dinner. See the full menu here. Reservations can be made by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.

$75; 5:30 p.m. 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Thursday, November 11: Fetishes Fine Dining

Enjoy a five-course dinner paired with various pinot noir wines. $100 per (all inclusive); 7 p.m. 6690 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-363-3700, fetishesrestaurant.com

Friday-Sunday, November 12-14: Vinoy Park

Yes, it's that time of year again: Rib Fest. If the name doesn't tell you enough about it, it's all about the ribs. Get some finger lickin' ribs from local restaurants, see the classic car and BMX shows and enjoy the family activities. On the main stage, The Doobie Brothers, Rick Springfield, Phil Vassar and others will be rocking out at this three-day event. See the website for more details. $11.50 in advance, $15 at the gate, free for active military and family with I.D.; gates open at 11 a.m. daily. 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Pete. ribfest.org

Friday, November 12: Whole Foods Market

Looking for a mouth-watering dessert this holiday season? Can’t choose between cake and pie? Whole Foods Market Tampa will be having their first ever ‘Holiday Dessert Tasting’. Cake, pie, brownies, cookies, tarts, and more will be served, as well as vegan options. This tasting is limited to 30 people. Registration is required at the store exit lobby or by emailing [email protected]. Free event; 6:30-7:30 p.m. 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa.

Friday, November 12: Tampa Bay Uncorked

"Racy Reds". It's a tasting with a twist: Guests are to bring their own bottles of red to sip and share and the person with the most creative label will win a prize. They ask that guests abstain from bringing “the usual suspects” of wine to ensure a varied selection, so that means Yellow Tail, Lindeman’s, Penfold’s, and Blackstone are blacklisted. Oh yeah, the "racy" part: Ducati motorcycles from Euro Cycles, exotic Ferraris  from Ferrari of Tampa Bay, along with other makes and models will be on display to drool over at Vortex Motorsport in Central Tampa. Registration in advance required. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, plus one bottle per guest; 8-11 p.m. 5217 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. tampabayuncorked.org


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