Monday, July 23, 2012
Patch readers nominated the places with the best selection of beer in Largo so vote to determine which one is the Reader's Choice 2012 winner.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Who has the best beer selection in Largo? Cast your vote to let us know. Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you to pick your favorite. Nominations were accepted through July 9 and include: Winners in all 24 Reader's Choice categories will be announced Aug. 24. Sign up for the Largo Patch newsletter to get community information and updates on the Reader's Choice contest. The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
With an industry expert at the helm, the Roosevelt Boulevard bar is aiming to recapture the popularity of its heyday.
Club consultant Angelo Proestopoulos has done it all when it comes to the bar and restaurant business. In addition to being associated with Bay area establishments such as Tail Gators, Café 13 and gentleman’s club 24K, he also played important roles in the Chuck E. Cheese's and Ruby Tuesday franchises and managed a number of hotspots in the bustling Miami club scene. In fact, Proestopoulos is so well known in the industry, the back of his business card simply states "Everybody Knows Angelo." So when he says he is going to bring the Banana Boat back to prominence, you pretty much have to take him at his word. “This place has been a staple in the area for over 30 years,” the 39-year-old explains. “Grandparents, parents and their kids …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
New owners Karl and Kurt Hesser aim to continue traditions set by Jennifer Lantry, including First Friday and serving plenty of craft beers.
Often when new owners take over a business, they immediately turn the place upside down, changing the décor, the menu and even the name, in order to make it their own. But Karl and Kurt Hesser, two brothers from Pennsylvania who have worked as executives for many years, are smart enough to realize you don’t mess with a good thing if you have one. So even though the Hessers took ownership of O’Shy’s Irish Tap House from founder Jennifer Lantry last week, the brothers don’t plan on altering the formula that made the business a success, and that includes keeping Lantry involved. “Jen’s not going anywhere. She’s not leaving,” Kurt Hesser said Friday afternoon as the trio sat inside O’Shy’s discussing the transition. “She is the heart and …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Owners of Barley Mow Brewing Company, 518 West Bay Dr, in Largo, where O'Houston's Irish Pub was once located, plan to open on Friday, Oct. 28th.
The doors of Largo’s O’Houston’s Irish Pub have closed. The once black lettered logo across the front of the building has been dismounted, leaving a faint silhouette on the structure’s yellow paint. Below it sits a new sign with a new name: Barley Mow Brewing Company. Inside Jay Dingman and his girlfriend, Colleen Huffman, the new owners, are busy at work scrubbing, caulking, cleaning and moving kegs of beer in preparation of their brewery’s grand opening at the end of the month. In August, the City of Largo received a notice from the owners of O’Houston’s detailing their intention to sell the business and transfer their lease obligation to Dingman, who will take over the lease until 2018. He plans to open Barley Mow Brewing Co. LLC in …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Plan your Labor Day weekend of where to eat, drink and party in Largo.
Got your Largo groove on? Gentle goes the summer, but with no ebb in the heat, it's time to expand your indoor menu of where to eat, drink and party around the hood. Share your best bets with your neighbors (email@example.com) and laissez le bon temps roulez. Don’t forget downtown Largo’s First Friday celebration this week and mark your calendars for the upcoming I Like It Hot Festival Sept. 10-11. Dancing Queens: Open 3 till the cows come home, this hip Vegas-style lounge features flat screens, cool neon, smoking deejays, live bands and even a VIP room and bottle service. Labor Day weekend rocks, with the Bus Stop Band and $4 Absolut on Friday, delectable Marc Anthony $3 Jameson on Saturday and the awesome Hunks of Funk and $4 Malibu on …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Get the inside scoop on the go-to places in Largo for food and entertainment. Follow our coverage every Thursday, starting this week.
Do you want to know the go-to places in Largo? We've got you covered! Beginning this week we are launching a weekly food and entertainment feature on Thursday's where we'll tell you the best happy hour specials of the week, the best place to listen and watch a live band or where to go for dinner. Our Food & Entertainment writer Nanette Wiser will give you the inside scoop every week. If you're a local bar or restaurant that would like to have your weekly events featured in our Food & Entertainment coverage email editor Aiyana Baida at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Los Angeles’ Psychobilly band, Henchmen, brought a rockabilly twist to Beer Goggles Monday night.
Los Angeles’ Psychobilly band, Henchmen, brought a rockabilly twist to Beer Goggles Monday night. The evening was a nice change of pace for the Beer Goggles’ punk scene as S.O.S. Records recording artitsts Henchmen brought a little something different to the table. And the little touch of twang went over well with the audience to say the least. Henchmen kept the furious momentum up throughout their hour-long set blasting through songs with titles like "Blown Away" and "Scream." There were plenty of new converts to their wild Rock ‘N’ Roll sound just a few songs in. Good thing CDs were for sale at the merchandise booth for the recently acquired fans to purchase. Special guest Dead Cat Lounge and The Limit Club got the night started for …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
This "meeting place for nice people" is worth checking out for a sports game or for some good old-fashioned people-watching.
After one customer at AJ’s threatened to get on the bar and pull his pants down, a second warned he is connected to the U.S. Secret Service and the cops would be there in 30 seconds if any private parts were exposed. About a minute later the situation was a distant memory and patrons had gone back to their drinks. AJ's Sports Bar and Grill's slogan is “A meeting place for nice people.” This ongoing and (sometimes) lighthearted verbal jousting turned an otherwise standard sports bar into a people-watcher’s paradise. The owner's are a couple who ran Braustubl, a bar in Germany, for 18 years before coming to the United States and buying AJ’s Sports Bar and Grill. They left the old owner’s Steelers memorabilia up and have fully embraced the …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Pop punkster's Press 1 For English headlined Beer Goggles "Drink-A-Thon" Saturday which featured a $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon special.
Pop punkster's Press 1 For English headlined Beer Goggles "Drink-A-Thon" Saturday which featured a $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon special. Press 1 For English plugged in their equipment and started playing their set of pop punk ditties just before midnight. It took a few songs, but the dance floor soon turned into a raging circle pit with pitchers of beer being sloshed in every direction. Along with Press 1 For English, three other punk and hardcore bands performed at the "Drink-A-Thon." St. Petersburg group, Gonad Rehab, took the opening time slot and thrashed hard from start to finish. Sons of the Working Class and The Destroid brought a street punk finish to the evening. According to the band's social media websites, "Press One For English is the…
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the country's win over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Celebrate the holiday with our area's festivals, concert, block party, game rides and drink specials.
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday to celebrate Mexico's battle win over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. As a special holiday to celebrate that historic victory, the day is seen as an opportunity to rejoice and embrace Mexican heritage and culture. Join the celebration by enjoying one of the numerous Cinco de Mayo parties in the Tampa Bay area. This year, the holiday lands on a Thursday. Plan Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration: