This week in food and drink

Brew & 'cue, healthy eating workshops, plenty of wine tastings and more.

Wednesday, August 31: Bianchi's Enoteca
It's "Pasta Wednesday" at Bianchi's and that means they're serving up yet another pasta special. This week, get a dish of mushroom ravioli with pesto and a glass of wine for $19.95. The catch: only 10 orders will be made and it's first come, first serve. 6-8 p.m. 3215 S MacDill Ave. Suite G, Tampa, 813-837-2233,

Wednesday, August 31: A Taste For Wine
For the second installment of their Italian wine tasting series, A Taste for Wine is taking guests on a taste journey to southeast Italy to savor Primitivo wines. $10; 6-8:30 p.m. 241 Central Ave., St. Pete, 727-895-1623,

Wednesday, August 31: Jackson's Bistro Bar
Jackson's Executive Chef Keith Williamson will be whipping up a five-course Italian feast to pair with some fine Italian wines at this special dinner event. RSVP required. $75 (tax and gratuity not included); 6:30-9:30 p.m. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, 813-277-0112,

Wednesday, August 31: Whole Foods Market

'Shopping Organic on a Budget': If your budget is a little tighter these days, that doesn’t mean you have to give up healthy, nutrient-rich, and organic foods. Let Curtis Whitwam, WFM Healthy Eating Specialist, show you cost effective ways to shop smarter while still eating healthier. Class is limited to 30 people; RSVP by the exit lobby or by emailing [email protected] Free; 6:30-8 p.m. 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 813-874-9435,

Thursday, September 1: SideBern's
SideBern's Grill & Chill Barbecues are back! This month, they're pairing brews from Georgia's Terrapin Brewery with Chef Chad's Greek-style barbecue: slow-cooked goat with oregano, smoked octopus with pepperoncini vinaigrette, pistachio baklava and more. To reserve a spot, call or book online. $50; 6:30-9 p.m. 2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, 813-258-2233,

Friday, September 2: Whole Foods Market
Learn how high-quality meats can still follow the four pillars of healthy eating: nutrient-dense, healthy fats, whole foods, and plant strong. Curtis Whitwam, Healthy Eating Specialist, will be sampling delicious recipes featuring beef. No registration necessary. Free; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 813-874-9435,

Friday, September 2: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
Taste 20 of Fleming's 100 new bottles on the menu and nibble on tasty small plates every Friday evening in September. See a full list of wines on website. RSVP required. $25; 5:30 p.m. 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-874-9463,

Friday, September 2: Napa Flair Wine Store and Boutique

Join Terroir Wine Cellars for a complimentary wine tasting at the recently-opened Napa Flair Wine Store and Boutique in Citrus Park. Sample from the new organic line including Lobetia Chardonnay & Lobetia Viognier and TWC's Gran Pasión Cava. Free; 5-8 p.m. 11967 Sheldon Road, Tampa, 813-449-1831.

Friday, September 2: Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits
At this Crush Hour tasting, sample wines from Kathryn Hall of Napa Valley and sister winery Roessler. Taste the 96-point rated Cabernet Sauvignon and all of the new vintages. Call to RSVP. $25; 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1002 South Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-250-9463,

Friday, September 2: Cheese Please
Taste seven to eight new cheeses each week at Cheese Please's Friday night tastings. This week's features: "Extraterrestrial Cheeses"— potato chip, marigold, caramelized onions, chocolate, and toffee cheeses. RSVP required. $25; 7 p.m. 4213 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa, 813-766-0060,

Saturday, September 3: Zen Forrest
Get schooled in making savory Asian potstickers by Chef Victor. Bring an apron! RSVP by Sept. 1. $15; 12 p.m. 4148 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, 727-372-9545,

Saturday, September 3: Park Square Cellar
Learn about wines from Washington State, Oregon and California at this tasting class taught by Park Square Cellar's Wine/Retail Manager Courtney Richards and guest lecturer Danielle Bretschneider of Southern Wine & Spirits. Get discounts on all featured wines. $25; 1-3:30 p.m. 16132 Churchview Drive, Lithia, 813-689-4560,

Saturday, September 3: Pioneer Florida Museum

Enjoy an old-fashioned barbecue chicken meal by Chet Taylor, part of the Pioneer Museum's weekend-long 'Pioneer Days' festival. Proceeds benefit the Pioneer Florida Museum. Tickets available at Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce (14112 8th St., Dade City). $7; 4 p.m. 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, 352-567-0262,

Saturday, September 3: Palm Harbor House of Beer
To celebrate their one year anniversary, the Palm Harbor House of Beer is throwing a shindig, offering $4 drafts on their 50 taps, free food from local restaurants and live music by Down Beat until the party ends. Free event; 7 p.m. 34970 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, 727-784-2337,

Monday, September 5: Datz
For this 'Cooking the Books' chef demo, learn how to prepare Ina Garten's Salad with Warm Goat Cheese and Lentil Sausage Soup from her book Barefoot in Paris. Register online. $20; 6 p.m. 2616 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, 813-831-7000,


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