Weekend Platter: Waffles for $1.50, Oyster Day and more

Colombian coffees, a Bloody Mary Party with waffles and more await this weekend.

Eat your way through National Oyster Day at The Oyster Bar. Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, diners will suck and sip specials like $1 oyster shooters, oysters 20 ways and a dozen oysters for $12. This downtown St. Pete spot also boasts a full bar, so wash all your bivalves down with a cocktail or brew. Free, money for food and drink. 249 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-897-9728.

Two Colombian Beauties will bring two tasty Colombian coffees to St. Pete's The Bikery between 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday. One coffee from Onyx Coffee Labs and another by Buddy Brew Coffee will be featured for comparison. 2222 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 727-826-0501.

Later, folks can score freebies in Tampa from SoHo's Yard of Ale during the Heineken Giveaway. Heineken will be on site handing out complimentary beer to each guest from 7:30 to 9 p.m. After, the bar will feature Heineken and Heineken Light for $4 all night long. Free, money for beer. 406 S Howard Ave, Tampa, 813-251-4433.

At The Brass Tap Trinity's Bloody Mary Party, build your own boozy beverage using seasoning, sauces, olives, veggies, beef jerky and way more. Guests will land Sea Dog blueberry, Guinness bacon or peanut butter banana ale waffles for $1.50 with every purchase (while supplies last) from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free, money for drinks and food. 10700 State Road 54, New Port Richey, 727-376-2467.

Make the drive to Sarasota for Edible Sarasota magazine's 3rd Annual Trash Fish Dinner. Hosted at Louies Modern 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, chefs from area eateries, including Indigenous and The Sandbar Restaurant, will concoct dishes driven by invasive and underutilized seafood species: barbecue mullet bellies, lionfish trio and seared skate wing among them. Local beer, wine and liquor will also be available. Tickets may be purchased online; proceeds will benefit Chefs Collaborative scholarship and education programs. $150. 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, 941-552-9688.

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