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.
Start a night out with your friends right at the terrific theater at Spring Hill's
Stage West Community Playhouse.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this theater's restaurant for high-class food.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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.