Nothing says summer like the taste of fresh strawberries, which means Florida Strawberry Festival showcases summer in abundance. Strawberries fill baskets, comprise cream-covered desserts, and grow in green patches throughout the festival. Here are just a few of the many opportunities to experience the strawberry explosion:
Try a pizza with graham cracker crust, cream cheese, strawberry slices, and glaze
Ask a farmer about strawberry cultivation from field to fruit tart
Take a photo with the festival mascot, Mr. Berry
Compete in the strawberry-shortcake-eating contest
Go for a spin on the berry-go-round
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Krazy Kup in Plant City.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Krazy Kup.
Street parking is readily available near Krazy Kup's East J Arden Mays Boulevard location.
Krazy Kup provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Though entertainment fads come and go, movie theaters remain, tempting audiences with fantastical stories new and old. The film buffs behind the Tampa Pitcher Show understand this craving for narrative connection, filling their movie hall and bar space’s calendar with first-run films, alternative events, and live music that helped them take home the prize for Best Kept Secret in Creative Loafing's
Best of the Bay 2011 Reader’s Poll. Within the theater, projectors hum to life with current hits and cult classics every night; weekends welcome special happenings that include independent film and live stage shows, shadow-casts, art bazaars, and comedy shows. The Take 2 Lounge dispenses a sprawling menu of bar fare, including burgers, pizzas, and beers such as Magic Hat #9, Southern Tier, and Florida Avenue Ale flowing from 13 tap lines.
Snack on tasty pub fare at Crowbar, a local favorite.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Don't miss out on the great happy hour deals at Crowbar.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Crowbar's al fresco patio seating.
Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from Crowbar's live musical groups or DJs.
Crowbar also features live music and dancing.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
Patrons will find sufficient parking either on the street or in the neighboring garage.
Cyclists are in luck. Crowbar provides bike parking.
Crowbar may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Crowbar.
The pub food at Crowbar is great to munch on while catching up with your friends, so head on over today and enjoy great conversation and a great bite to eat.
For the theatrically inclined, Muvico Starlight 20 offers engaging plays for your enjoyment in Tampa.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this theater's restaurant for high-class food.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this theater — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Don't spend time searching for parking — patrons are welcome to use the adjoining lot.