Weekend Platter: Brews & Bites, Summer of Rum and more

From food trucks to drinking in your undies, here's a roundup of CL's favorite weekend events.

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Angelina Bruno
Weekend Platter: Brews and Bites, Summer of Rum & more

Friday through Sunday has a lineup of fun food and drink happenings in store, whether you're into beer-powered events or potlucks without pants.

At  Brews & Bites  between 6 and 10 p.m.   Friday, The Sail Pavilion in downtown Tampa will host the region's favorite local food trucks, along with cold beer and live tunes. Those in attendance will down mobile cuisine from I Wanna Wok, Jimmys Slider Truck, Cajun in a Truck and more while enjoying a view of the water. Free, money for food and drinks. 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa.

If you can't make Brews and Bites, downtown St. Pete has another option for you. From 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Green Bench Brewing Co. will showcase tastes from Frenchies Touch, a food truck started by a couple from France with a passion for food. Grab a local brew to complement the truck's traditional crepes, savory or sweet. The brewery is kid- and dog-friendly. Free, money for food and beer. 1133 Baum Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-800-9836.

Head over to Ybor City's Cuban Club from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday for the annual Summer of Rum Festival extravaganza. Music from UNRB and other local bands like The Hip Abduction will be featured throughout the day. Don't miss the "Cruzan Frozen Zone" and its variety of rum-inflected cocktail freezes. $17 online, $25 at the door. 2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa, 813-248-2954.

Feeling cheeky? Bring a dish to the weekly Football Potluck & Undie Sunday event at Quench Lounge in Largo. The potluck will begin around 4 p.m. Sunday, and the contributed items will complement a main courses provided by the gay bar. After 9 p.m., drink discounts will be offered to those adhering to the dress code. Beverages are $1 less for patrons who are shirtless, while folks with no pants will receive $2 off. Bottoms up!... or down. Free, money for drinks. 13284 66th St. N., Largo, 727-754-5900.

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