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Nov 24, 2016

Each winter Tampa overflows with pirate-themed parades and revelers. Can’t get to The Big Guava this January 28th? We discovered a treasure-trove of Gasparilla social secrets from Andy Huse, a University of South Florida associate librarian and archivist. “The Tampa elite, around 1904, wanted a Mardi Gras, without the religion,” Huse explains. “They made up […]

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Nov 24, 2016

Yo! Ho! Ho! And two bottles of rum, one blonde and one dark, to concoct these Gasparilla-themed drinks. Blow your hearties away with these jolly recipes featuring Papa’s Pilar—a fine spirit made in Florida and inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s sense of adventure. Winter in Florida Serves one 1 1/2 ounces Papa’s Pilar Blonde 1 ounce […]

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Nov 24, 2016

NORTH LUCKY GOAT COFFEE CO. TALLAHASSEE On June 1, Lucky Goat Coffee branched out with a second location in Tallahassee’s Midtown neighborhood. The company roasts 20 coffees, from a mild, almond-flavored brew to an espresso with a slightly acidic, black-pepper kick. “You won’t find a lot of syrups here,” says retail manager Lindsey Sheets. “Our […]

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Sep 1, 2016

During our photo shoot with JJ Grey at his home on Amelia Island, the poetic rocker treated us to an impromptu performance of The Hurricane, a song off his latest album. Chickens ran under foot, peacocks called and the wind (literally and lyrically) blew Spanish moss in the oak trees above as this Florida son crooned acoustic. Wait for […]

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