Weekend Platter: Barrel-aged fun, Clearwater Farmers Market and more

Where to spend some more time with bites and beverages this weekend.

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Yes, the weekend has arrived — just in case you're still in food-coma mode and having a hard time deciphering what day of the week it is, too. Here's where to spend some more time with bites and beverages now through Sunday.

You're sick of turkey by now, right? That's why the Black Friday Pig Roast at West Bay Public House is going down. Locals who are out doing some holiday shopping should most definitely make this post-Thanksgiving get-together a refuel stop at some point on Friday. It goes till midnight, and there's craft beer. Free, money for beer and food. 80 Clearwater-Largo Road S. Largo, 727-588-4444.

CL contributor Jennifer Ring already told you to check out Coppertail Brewing Co.'s Barrel-Aged Black Friday. But a similar event from Willard's Tap House is happening now, which means you've got time for both. Expect the release of Goose Island's Bourbon County Brand Stout in bottles, as well as four barrel-aged beers on tap, including New Holland Brewing Dragon's Milk (bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout) and Avery Brewing Coconut Porter (bourbon barrel-aged imperial coconut porter). Barrel-Aged Black Friday at Willard's runs from 2 p.m. to midnight. Free, money for beer. 12500 Starkey Road, Largo, 727-581-8600.

On Saturday, welcome a new weekly farmers' market to the Bay area. The Clearwater Farmers Market, hosted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coachman Park under the Memorial Causeway bridge, features fresh produce, food trucks and other local wares. Guests can grab a complimentary mimosa to celebrate the kickoff, or beer and wine from the beer garden. Free, money for goodies. 2 Drew St., Clearwater.

Browse a bounty of geeky goods at the aptly named Nerd Market from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Shoppers are welcome to grab a beer from the Lowry Parcade bar, then work their way through booths from Nerd Out Comics, Bronze Age Buttons and more vendors. Free, money for goodies. 1213 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, 813-915-9180.

For crafts and bubbles on Sunday, Board & Brush is your friend. Join the Breakfast-Brunch workshop — which allows participants to create a wood sign of their choice between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (there are 200-plus designs available) — and score mimosas, bagels, muffins and coffee from Starbucks on the house. Everyone who signs up for the class also snags a free "Countdown to Christmas" chalkboard sign to decorate. $65. 26254 US-19, Clearwater, 727-600-8236.

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