This week in food and drink

Flicks and Food Trucks, Sustainable Buzz, Chillounge Night and more.

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This week in food and drink

Wednesday, November 16: Parkshore Grill
Celebrate Parkshore Grill's 5th anniversary. They'll be rolling out the red carpet and serving complimentary appetizers, Champagne, wine and drinks to say thanks to the community for five great years. Free event (cash bar); 5-7 p.m. 300 Beach Drive NE, St. Pete, 727-896-9463, parkshoregrill.com

Wednesday, November 16: 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 lemon basil shrimp linguine 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, bianchisenoteca.com

Wednesday, November 16: Whole Foods Market
Learn all the aspects of basic bird preparation from Mark Malowski, former Executive Chef and current head of the Whole Foods Market Tampa Meat Department. Mark will show you how to expertly roast, brine, and even stuff a turkey. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing [email protected] Free; 6:30 p.m. 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 813-874-9435, wholefoodsmarket.com

Wednesday, November 16: Dunedin House of Beer
Get the opportunity to try some of Harpoon Brewery's rare seasonal beers — including one of eight kegs of the Chocolate Stout kegs in Florida — at this special Brewery Night event. Pints will be priced at $5 and $6. Free event; 7 p.m. 927 Broadway, Dunedin, 727-902-1671, dunedinhob.com

Thursday, November 17: Downtown Tampa/Ybor

Join City Bike Tampa on a progressive dinner tour — on bikes! The dinner will start at Sono Cafe at the Tampa Museum of Art, then travel to Pizza Fusion, Splitsville at Channelside, and end at Gaspar’s Grotto in Ybor for dessert and a raffle for prizes. Visit the website for more info and to RSVP. $10; 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sono Cafe: 120 West Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, citybiketampa.com

Thursday, November 17: Cru Cellars
Cru Cellars is sharing their second birthday bash with The Children’s Home of Tampa, raising funds for this child and family-centered organization through their Second Annual “Perfect Pairing” wine tasting event. Guests will have the chance to sample over 35 wines from around the world which will be paired with one of Cru's gourmet cheeses, small plates prepared by In Bloom Catering and artisan chocolates by Viktoria Richards. A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Children’s Home's outreach programs and the kids at their residential healing campus. Tickets can be purchased from Cru by calling or through their website. $50; 6-9 p.m. 2506 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, 813-831-1117, crucellarstampa.com, childrenshome.org

Thursday, November 17: Cassis American Brasserie
To honor the yearly celebration of the release of Beaujolais wine, Cassis American Brasserie will be hosting a Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Dinner. Guests can indulge in a three-course, prix fixe menu by Chef Jeremy that includes crab-stuffed trout, frogs legs, venison and more, paired with Beaujolais Nouveau from Georges Duboeuf. Local artist Bill Correira will capture the evening on canvas; the painting will be auctioned off at the end of the night. Call to RSVP. $45 (plus tax and gratuity); 6 p.m. 170 Beach Drive NE, St. Pete, 727-827-2927, cassisab.com

Thursday, November 17: Channel District
Channelside will be offering Tampa Bay folks the chance to dine under the stars at 'Flicks and Food Trucks' on the third Thursday of every month. The food will be provided by some of Tampa's best food trucks, of course, and participants will get to view short independent films by local students. 10-15 food trucks will be their selling their freshly made wares and guests (of legal drinking age) can purchase Cigar City's craft beers to wash it all down with. Free event (bring cash for food and drink); 6-10 p.m. 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, tampabaymarkets.com

Thursday, November 17: Tampa River Walk
Celebrate local artists and artisans in the Tampa Bay area at the Sustany Foundation's 4th Annual Sustainable Buzz on the Tampa River Walk, this Thursday. Partnering with The Straz Center, this event will feature a look "through the lens" at the cultural climate of Tampa Bay with works by local artists and photographers. In addition to the artsy side of this shindig, there will be plenty of sustainably sourced eats and drinks: locally made organic wines and craft beers to sample, as well as food made with locally grown, organic ingredients. Proceeds to benefit The Sustany Foundation which supports sustainable practices in the Tampa Bay region. Purchase tickets online here. $25, $40 per couple; at the door: $30, $50 per couple, 6-9 p.m. Straz Performing Art Center: 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, sustany.org

Thursday, November 17: Whole Foods Market
Parmesan, mozzarella, blue cheese, Gouda, brie, goat, cheddar — who doesn’t love cheese? Learn the basics of cheese with WFM's cheese expert Erik Woody. You’ll also sample a few wines paired with the cheeses to bring out their flavor and richness. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing [email protected] Free; 6:30 p.m. 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 813-874-9435, wholefoodsmarket.com

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