When I first started blogging, I used to enjoy sharing weekend recaps, but sometimes it’s just a quick snap and not really blog-worthy. Plus, while I love packed weekends full of fun shenanigans in Tampa. sometimes we’re lazy and stay in and binge on Netlfix, which…who cares to read about that?
So I thought I’d share a new series that is a little different than what you may be used to when you’re coming to Casa de Crews for a recipe to make; I love my city, and when there’s an event worth sharing, I want local readers to know all about it (or not so local readers, who want to come visit all that we have to offer in Florida) – I hope you enjoy!
I actually think my first post for Tampa Tuesday is perfect for Tampa peeps, and foodies alike! The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is not to be missed. I was fortunate enough to attend last week’s media preview the night before its official kickoff. The bites, drink pairings, and general atmosphere were worth the drive in rush hour to attend at 4pm on a Friday.
More important info about this year’s Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens: The festival will take place on Saturdays & Sundays, March 4th through April 30th and features 13 food cabins, 65+ fine wines and 70+ craft beers.
For each weekend day that the festival runs, there will be a live concert at 7 p.m. Admission to attend is already included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park! There are some awesome bands performing this year; The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes, and Matt Nathanson are the concerts I’d love to attend! Get the full concert lineup here.
The food is worth it, you guys. Truthfully, I’ve been to similar events and have been disappointed for the extra expense of trying a custom bite or drink, but everything we sampled was worth the splurge! Bonus: I’m not a fan at all of frozen drinks, but the Frozen Sangria from the Southern Station was refreshing, and not too sugary (which is why I tend to stay away from frozen drinks to begin with)
If good food, and delicious wine and cocktails weren’t enough, Jason and I also fed a few kangaroos! Or rather, Jason did and I took a thousand photos. Feeding the ‘roos was such a great way to end an already wonderful night.