Tampa Bay food, wine and beer events

Wednesday-Wednesday, December 1-8: Dunderbak's

Candles won't be the only thing getting lit this holiday season! Shmaltz Brewing Company has chosen 88 bars across the country to feature all 8 of their award-winning recipes of Jewbelation® during the 8 days of Chanukah and Dunderbak's is one of them. 14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa, 813-977-4104; dunderbaks.com, shmaltz.com/HEBREW

Thursday, December 2: New World Brewery

Get your fill of seasonal craft brews at New World Brewery's upcoming holiday ale tasting. Sample 50 fine and rare beers and learn more about them from the purveyors who will be present to guide you through their offerings. Purchase tickets at New World. $15; 7:30 p.m. 1313 8th Ave., Ybor City, 813-248-4969; newworldbrewery.net.

Sunday, December 5: The Fresh Market

Get tips on creating the perfect holiday meal from the experts at The Fresh Market. Their chefs will lead a free, step-by-step presentation and give tips and tricks on whipping up fab holiday fare. Free; 12-3 p.m. 3722 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, 813-875-7400 ;1-4 p.m. 13147 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, 813-964-8001; thefreshmarket.com

Sunday, December 5: Don Vicente de Ybor

Come join in on the charter event for Tampa’s United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG) team. They're celebrating the end of Prohibition and paying homage to the great pre-Prohibition cocktails with a 1920s themed Repeal Party. Enjoy cocktails prepared by the USBG team and appetizers by the Don Vicente Historic Inn with music from the early 1900s setting the mood. Vintage clothing encouraged, but dressy attire is all that is required. $20 entry includes one cocktail, $40 entry includes open bar; 9 p.m.-12 a.m. The Don Vicente de Ybor Historical Inn- 1915 Republic de Cuba Avenue, Ybor City.

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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Wednesday, November 24: CL Beer Club at Prime Bar

Do you like beer? How about free beer? Then mosey on up to Prime Bar at The Shops at Wiregrass for CL’s next Beer Club event. Blue Moon pints will be on special at the bar for $3. Check out the Beer Club site for more info and to sign up. 7-9 p.m. 2001 Piazza Ave Ste 175, Wesley Chapel. 813-751-0374

Friday, November 26: Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach

For get the malls on Black Friday. Stroll the streets of Corey Avenue, sip wine and enjoying live music and deals from local merchants. Free parking. 5-8 p.m. Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, 727-498-8778. coreyave.com

Saturday, November 27: Grand Central, St. Pete

If you're tired of Thanksgiving leftovers, head over to the Grand Central District's 6th Annual Chili Cook-off to taste dozens of different kinds of chili, from chicken to seafood chili, and vote for your favorite. Enjoy live entertainment and fun for the whole family. Free parking. $10; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2600 Central Ave., St. Pete. grandcentralchilicookoff.com

Saturday November 27: Palm Harbor House of Beer

Celebrate the grand opening of North Pinellas' newest craft beer haven: The Palm Harbor House of Beer. Stop by for live music, complimentary food from the local eateries, giveaways and beer specials — $3 for any beer on draft after 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 34970 US Hwy 19 N., Palm Harbor, 727-902-1671; PalmHarborHOB.com

Tuesday, November 30: Cru Cellars

Need ideas on holiday gifts for the foodies and wine lovers in your life? Join the Working Women of Tampa Bay for their "Holiday Sip & Dip" at Cru Cellars. Sample some new wines as well as some tasty appetizers and gourmet sauces from founding member Michele Northrup of Intensity Academy. Register here. Members $5, non-members $10; 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2506 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa. 813-831-1117, crucellarstampa.com


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