Weekend Platter: Girl Scout cookie-inspired beer, Biscuit Brunch and more

Everything from beer and biscuits to cookies and wine in this food and drink roundup.

Weekend Platter: Girl Scout cookie-inspired beer, Biscuit Brunch and more
Angelina Bruno

Good news: There's everything from craft beer and Southern biscuits to Girl Scout cookies and fine wine featured in this weekend's food and drink roundup.

Don't miss $20 Wines with Winemaker Fredéric Brouca at Winesmith. Guests of the wine bar and retail store will taste one of Brouca’s wines alongside five others, including a Rosso Di Montalcino, Côtes du Rhône and Napa Valley blend for cab drinkers, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Get tickets online. $20. 1620 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-826-0791.

Get down with home-style Southern biscuits at the Urban Canning Company’s monthly Biscuit Brunch, a new collaboration between Urban Canning owner Illene Sofranko and Dawn Konofaos of Alévri Marketplace. Hosted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the inaugural brunch features freshly baked vegan biscuits alongside a jam bar, compound “butters” and even a takeout Biscuit Brunch Picnic Box (for those who want to enjoy the pillows of goodness outdoors). The shop will have coffee from Bandit Coffee Co. available as well. Free, money for food and coffee. 1040 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-235-0805.

As if we needed another reason to eat cookies and beer, a Girl Scout Cookie-Inspired Beer Release is coming to Crooked Thumb Brewery. Starting at noon Saturday, Girl Scouts will be on-site selling boxes of their sweets, which patrons are asked to match with a selection of the Safety Harbor brewery’s limited-release brews — all inspired by those iconic cookies. Free, money for beer and cookies. 555 10th Ave. S., Safety Harbor, 727-724-5953.

Explore white wine in the afternoon during Cepas Wine & Tapas Bar’s Springtime Tasting. Guests of the Tampa bar taste Provence rosé, New Zealand sauvignon blanc and a verdejo from Spain, learning about each varietal and the regions they come from while swirling and sipping from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. 5350 W. Village Drive, Tampa. 813-269-9463.

The spandex and mullet wigs return from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Angry Chair Brewing's popular Ric Flair Night 2017, which celebrates "the birth of a true legend," encourages guests to dress like wrestlers (or birthday boy Ric Flair himself) while enjoying special tappings. The evening's lineup includes Georgios Double IPA, Lawless Land Session IPA, Scandinavian Skies Session IPA, Two Nut Chump, Raspberry Peeps, Cucumber Lime Gose and Coffee Vanilla Popinski. Bring cash to have access to any brews featured outside, as well as the Mortar & Pestle food truck. Brewery gift cards are awarded to the top costume contest participants, so don't forget your outfit. Check Angry Chair's Facebook event for more details on parking and other general info. Free, money for beer and food. 6401 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-892-1651.

From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, finish off the weekend at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm’s family-friendly Sunday Market. Shop for organic produce, locally made foods, gardening supplies, seeds and other items throughout the weekly farmers’ market while listening to live music. Or get started a little earlier at 11 a.m. with morning yoga. Leashed dogs are welcome. Free, money for goodies. 6942 W. Comanche Ave., Tampa, 813-887-4066.


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