LOKO Cuisine & BarrieHaus Beer Co. Team Up for Grab & Go Father’s Day Eggs & Kegs Brunch

On Sunday, June 21 at 11 a.m., the crew at LOKO Cuisine will set up shop at BarrieHaus Beer Co. (1403 E. 5th Ave. | Tampa, Florida) to host a special Grab & Go edition of Eggs & Kegs to celebrate Father’s Day.

Back after a bit of a break caused by the COVID-19 shutdown, LOKO Cuisine will be honoring dad with a Father’s Day Eggs & Kegs that has been modified to fit a “Grab & Go” style format. This Cuban-inspired brunch will consist of the following four dishes (all served in to-go containers):

Since this a Grab & Go meal, the “kegs” portion of the brunch will be a 32 oz. crowler included in the ticket price (one crowler per ticket). Ticket holders will be able to choose from the following BarrieHaus Beer Co. offerings to pair with their meal: Orange Honey Lager, Family Tradition Vienna Lager, Big Pluckin’ Pils German Pilsner, and The Dark Munich Dunkel.

Recognizing that precautions need to be taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19, LOKO Cuisine and BarrieHaus Beer Co. will run this edition of Eggs & Kegs a little differently than previous events. Please read through the following rules and ordering information to ensure that you are able to plan accordingly and order properly:

  • Guests have the option to take their food to-go or stay and eat at BarrieHaus Beer Co. Currently, the brewery is allowed to operate at 50% capacity in the taproom and 100% capacity outdoors, all with proper social distancing. LOKO Cuisine will keep you updated on any changes.
  • By law, Crowlers included with the ticket are considered a packaged item and CANNOT be opened or consumed at the brewery. However, guests will be able to purchase individual draft beers.
  • To order different Crowlers for each ticket, add each beer to cart, click continue shopping, and repeat. To order the same beer, select beer, add to cart, and then insert the quantity for tickets.
  • Additional to-go Crowlers can be purchased the week of the event via BarrieHaus Beer Co.’s website (click here to do so)
  • LOKO crew will be wearing masks, gloves, and following disinfectant protocol. Hand sanitizer will be available for guests.

Tickets for Father’s Day Eggs & Kegs are available now for $34.72 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one 32 oz. crowler per ticket. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Each purchased meal will be held under the purchaser’s name.

If you are looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate dad this Father’s Day, you are going to be hard-pressed to find a more thoughtful approach than the one LOKO Cuisine and BarrieHaus Beer Co. has come up with. This brunch is sure to sell out due to that fact, so make sure that you secure your tickets as soon as possible. Prost!

EVENT CANCELLED – TBBW 2020 Event: Bangers & Berliners Eggs & Kegs Brunch at Late Start Brewing

**UPDATE 03.14.2020**  Due to rising concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), LOKO Cuisine has decided to cancel Bangers & Berliners and all Eggs & Kegs events until further notice.  Here is the full message from John LoScalzo, owner of LOKO Cuisine: 

After much thought and with a heavy heart, LOKO Cuisine has decided to cancel Eggs & Kegs indefinitely until further notice due to the rising risk factors associated with the Coronavirus. This decision is the right thing to do and it protects the LOKO family and our valued guests. LOKO events are very social and communal and it wouldn’t be the same with the concerns of this virus. Each guest will receive a full refund next week. We’ll keep you posted on future events and when we can eat, drink, and be merry together again.

Take care and be well,

John LoScalzo
Owner/Chef LOKO Cuisine

LokoLateStart_editedOn Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and Late Start Brewing (Tampa, Florida) will join forces at Pour House – Tampa (1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112 | Tampa, Florida) to properly close out Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 with a Bangers & Berliners edition of Eggs & Kegs.

Organized with the intention to ease you out of Tampa Bay Beer Week and ease you back into the reality of the fast approaching workweek, Bangers & Berliners is a hearty brunch capable of soaking up a week’s worth of over indulgence while still supplying a little hair of the dog in the form of low ABV Berliners and session beers.

Since food will definitely be a priority by the time Sunday rolls around, the centerpiece of this event is the following four-course English-influenced brunch (served self-serve-style) prepared by the crazy talented crew at LOKO Cuisine:

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To ensure that you have plenty of pairing options for the meal above, Late Start Brewing will be pouring a vast array of Berliner Weisse-style beers, Session beers and other low ABV styles.  If you find yourself in need of something other than beer on Sunday morning, Ginger Beard Coffee’s location within Pour House – Tampa will be fully operational and serving up their full menu and two featured drinks – London Fog: a nitro Earl Grey tea with vanilla and macadamia nut milk; and Whiskey Nitro Coffee: brewed with whiskey rested coffee beans.

Tickets for Bangers & Berliners Eggs & Kegs are available now for $34.00 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one beer, wine, coffee, or tea. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

It is well known that food should be a priority whenever you decide to partake in a beer or three.  In keeping with that way of thinking, it only makes sense that the only way to properly end a week of drinking the finest beers in Tampa Bay is to sit down to a decadent brunch like LOKO Cuisine’s Bangers & Berliners Eggs & Kegs at Late Start Brewing/Pour House – Tampa on Sunday, March 15.  Do the right thing and get yourself some tickets while you still have your chance.  Seriously, this event gives you the best possible chance at being somewhat functional when you inevitably face everything that comes along with a Monday following Tampa Bay Beer Week.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Kicks Off 2020 Eggs & Kegs Series with Tang! & Biscuits Brunch

lokocuisinelogoLOKO Cuisine has officially announced that it will enter the New Year by teaming up with Green Bench Brewing Co. (1133 Baum Ave. N | St. Petersburg, Florida) to celebrate shuffleboard, beer and food with a special Tang! & Biscuits Eggs & Kegs Brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 19.

Inspired by the fact that St. Petersburg is home to the largest and oldest shuffleboard courts in the world, the mad geniuses at LOKO Cuisine have approached their first Eggs & Kegs event of 2020 by designing a menu “named after the sport’s ‘Tang’ cue stick and ‘Biscuit’ puck.”  The Tang! & Biscuits Brunch will consist of the following four-course meal (served buffet-style):

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In addition to all the tasty grub listed above, Green Bench Brewing Co. will have a full array of tasty beverages available for you to pair with your meal (one beer, wine or cider included in ticket price. Additional beverages can be purchased separately throughout the meal).  Also, event organizers have arranged for a portable shuffleboard court to be on-site “so you can brush up on your game” during brunch.

Tickets for Tang! & Biscuits Eggs & Kegs are available now for $34.00 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one selected beer, wine or cider. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

Like all LOKO Cuisine Eggs & Kegs events, seating is incredibly limited for Tang! & Biscuits. With that in mind, reach out to brunch buddies ASAP and lock down some tickets before they sell out.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine & Arkane Aleworks Team Up for Halloween-Themed Back in Black Eggs & Kegs Brunch

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, October 20 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will expose the dark side of brunch with its Back in Black Eggs & Kegs event at Arkane Aleworks (2480 E Bay Dr #23 | Largo, Florida).

Appropriately set with an ambiance filled with “rock and metal tunes”, LOKO Cuisine’s Back in Black Eggs & Kegs is ready to prove that even brunch can embrace the darkness of Halloween.  This 4-course, Halloween-themed brunch will feature the following dishes made with the darkest, blackest ingredients (served buffet-style):

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To cover the “kegs” portion of this brunch, Arkane Aleworks will be pouring Peepers Creepers – a black marshmallow PEEPS Berliner Weisse – alongside several other Halloween-inspired beers.  If beer does not happen to be your thing, fear not because Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site to pour up some delicious nitro coffee and tea.

Tickets for the Back in Black Eggs & Kegs Brunch are available now for $34 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one draft beer, coffee or tea. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

If you are the kind of person that looks for any excuse to get a head start on Halloween, you might as well start with this brunch at Arkane Aleworks on October 20.  Just make sure you lock down your tickets soon because LOKO Cuisine events are known to draw sell out crowds.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine’s Next Eggs & Kegs Brunch Brings the Aloha Spirit to Webb’s City Cellar

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, July 21 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will pop up over at Webb’s City Cellar at Green Bench Brewing Co. (1133 Baum Ave. N | St. Petersburg, Florida) to host a special Aloha edition of its Eggs & Kegs Brunch Series.

Inspired heavily by “the islands’ mixed lunch plate”, Aloha Eggs & Kegs is a Hawaiian-style brunch that will pair wonderfully with a summer Sunday in Florida and any leis and/or tropical-print shirts you may or may not have tucked away in your closet.  This spirited brunch will consist of the following five-course meal (served buffet-style):

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To cover the “kegs” portion of the brunch, Green Bench Brewing Co. will break out some tasty treats to complement the meal detailed above (one beer or cider is included in the ticket price). For those in need of their morning caffeine fix, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site to pour up nitro-infused coconut coffee cold brew and Ceylon passion fruit tea (available for an additional cost).

Tickets for Aloha Eggs & Kegs are available now for $34.00 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the Hawaiian-inspired brunch and one selected beer or cider. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door. Also, please keep in mind that Webb’s City Cellar is a 21+ only event space.

Tickets are currently still available for this event, but that is sure to change once whispers of “Short Rib LOKO Moco” spread across the Tampa Bay area.  With that in mind, go ahead and lock down your tickets ASAP that way you are guaranteed the opportunity to get into the Aloha Spirit with the folks at LOKO Cuisine and Green Bench Brewing Co. on Sunday, July 21.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Honors Hiro Matsuda with Father’s Day Brunch & Bottle Release at Late Start Brewing

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, June 16 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will join forces with Late Start Brewing – located inside Pour House Tampa | 1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112 | Tampa, Florida – to host Hiro Matsuda’s Eggs & Kegs Father’s Day Brunch and Bottle Release.

Since Hiro Matsuda – a legend who is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers and trainers of all time – has familial ties to members of the LOKO Cuisine crew, it is only fitting for LOKO to celebrate his life and career with a special Father’s Day edition of Eggs & Kegs.  The following Okayu Bowl Bar – an elaborate riff on traditional Japanese rice porridge – will be the focus of this Japanese-inspired brunch:

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As mentioned in the menu above, Late Start Brewing will handle the “kegs” portion of this brunch by showcasing the following two Limited Release beers inspired by Hiro Matsuda and his wrestling career:

  • Shogun – Imperial Stout with Coffee, Vanilla & Japanese Whisky-soaked Cherrywood 
  • Japanese Sleeper – Gose with Yuzu, Kumquats, Sansho Sichuan and Santaka Peppers & Hana Flake Salt

Shogun and Japanese Sleeper will be available for purchase on draft and in 500ml bottles (label artwork available below).

There will also be a variety of other wrestling-inspired beers available on draft during this event.  If you happen to find yourself in need of a little caffeine pick-me-up during the brunch, worry not because the fine folks at Ginger Beard Coffee will be at their counter – also located in Pour House – Tampa – serving up a variety of nitro coffee and tea offerings (not included in the ticket price).

Tickets for Hiro Matsuda’s Eggs & Kegs Father’s Day Brunch are available now for $27.13 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the Japanese-inspired brunch and one draft beer (bottles are not included in the ticket price). Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

If you are looking for something fun and unique to do with dad on Father’s Day, you are going to be hard-pressed to find anything that comes close to the good times that will had with LOKO Cuisine and Late Start Brewing at Hiro Matsuda’s Eggs and Kegs. Just be sure that you arrange tickets as soon as you can because LOKO’s Eggs & Kegs events – along with pretty much all other holiday brunch events in the Tampa area – tend to sell out with a quickness. Prost!

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LOKO Cuisine & Crooked Thumb Brewery Team Up to Host Stuck On You Eggs & Kegs Brunch

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, May 19 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will steer its Eggs & Kegs road trip out to Crooked Thumb Brewery (Safety Harbor, Florida) to host a Mexican-style brunch event that that they are calling Stuck On You.

Since May tends to be a month when folks indulge a bit more in Mexican-style cuisine and beer styles, LOKO Cuisine has decided to run with that theme by throwing a brunch-time fiesta at Crooked Thumb Brewery.  This special Eggs & Kegs event will feature the following four-course brunch (served buffet-style):

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For the “kegs” portion of this brunch, Crooked Thumb will be tapping a special keg of Sneaky Peach, a margarita-inspired Floridaweisse with peach and basil.  If you happen to be in the mood for a more brunch-focused beverage, the brewery will also be serving its take on the beer-mosa and Michelada.

In addition to the tasty eats and refreshing brews, this Eggs & Kegs event will also act as a pop-up shop featuring succulent and cactus arrangements from the crew at Stuck On You (the honored namesake of the event).  Acho Brother will also be on-site to set the atmosphere with “his smooth acoustic Latin folk melodies.”

Tickets for Stuck On You: Eggs & Kegs are available now for $32.55 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one cerveza, beer-mosa or Michelada. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

If you have been looking for the perfect excuse to feast and fiesta this month, you are going to find it at Stuck On You: Eggs & Kegs at Crooked Thumb Brewery on May 19.  Just be sure to touch base with your brunch crew now and lock down those tickets soon because LOKO Cuisine events tend to sell out.  Prost!

 

LOKO Cuisine Brings Game of Scones: Eggs & Kegs Brunch to 7venth Sun Brewery

lokocuisinelogoOn Easter Sunday, April 21 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will celebrate the long-awaited return of Game of Thrones by hosting a Game of Scones: Eggs & Kegs event at the Tampa location of 7venth Sun Brewery (6809 N Nebraska Ave| Tampa, Florida).

Brunch is coming, and this time LOKO Cuisine has teamed up with Heights Meat Market and Bake n’ Babes to serve the ultimate Game-of-Thrones-inspired brunch at 7venth Sun Brewery.  This special Eggs & Kegs event will feature the following four-course menu that will be served buffet-style alongside a spread of delicious mini scones from Bake n’ Babes:

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7venth Sun will offer LOKO Raspberry Lemonade Gose and a lineup of limited-edition GoT-inspired beers as the perfect pairings for this brunch.  As an added bonus, this event will also serve as a can release for LOKO Raspberry Lemonade Gose.  If you find yourself in need of a caffeine fix while at this event, Ginger Beard Coffee will be on-site serving up their nitro infused coffee and tea (for an additional cost).

Tickets for Game of Scones are available now for $32.55 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and “one horn of ale or goblet of wine.” Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

If you have been on the hunt for a spot that will satisfy your needs for both Easter brunch AND all the Game of Thrones conversation your Sci-Fi/Fantasy-lovin’ heart can handle, look no further than Game of Scones: Eggs & Kegs.  Just be sure to lock down your tickets as soon as possible because LOKO Cuisine events tend to sell out with a quickness.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Brings St. Patrick’s Day Eggs & Kegs to Hidden Springs Ale Works

LokoHSAWOn Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will host a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of Eggs & Kegs at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N Franklin St | Tampa, Florida).

Everyone knows that the most important – and fabulous – meal of the day is brunch, but there is one day of the year when your first meal of the day is absolutely crucial: St. Patrick’s Day.  If you choose the right St. Patrick’s Day breakfast/brunch, you are setting yourself up success on the greatest of drinking holidays. On the other hand, if you choose wrong, there is a pretty good chance that you might end up a meme.

To provide you with the nourishment necessary to lay a foundation solid enough to support a day of festive drinking and merriment, LOKO Cuisine will be dishing up the following hearty, Irish-themed four-course menu at Hidden Springs Ale Works on St. Patty’s Day (served buffet-style):

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To help you wash down the tasty Irish eats above, Hidden Springs will cover the “kegs” portion of this brunch by featuring the following brews:

  • Irish Car Bomb Deja Moo Milk Stout
  • Brawndo “The Thirst Mutilator” – a Green Gatorade-infused Berliner Weisse
  • Pilsner – a.k.a. “The Lite Beer” or “Beer Flavored Beer”

As an added bonus, if you find yourself in need of a caffeinated boost during the brunch, the Ginger Beard Coffee crew will be on-site pouring Nitro Irish Coffee – whiskey-infused coffee with fresh cream – and Nitro-infused Irish Breakfast Black Tea. **Ginger Beard offerings are not included in the ticket price.**

Tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day Eggs & Kegs are available now for $32.55 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one pint or snifter of beer of equal value. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

Tickets for LOKO Cuisine Eggs & Kegs events tend to sell out quickly and this one should be no different.  Be sure to lock down some tickets now so that you can start your St. Patrick’s Day in proper fashion.  Seriously . . . future you – clad in all green and wearing an oversized, floppy leprechaun hat – will appreciate you making this decision . . . so . . . don’t screw this one up.  Buy those tickets and have an awesomely safe St. Patrick’s Day, folks.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Launches 2019 Eggs & Kegs Series with Biscuits & Berliners at Late Start Brewing

BiscuitsBerliners3On Sunday, January 20 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and Hey Giant! Little Biscuits will combine culinary talents at Late Start Brewing – located inside Pour House Tampa | 1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112 | Tampa, Florida – to host a special “Biscuits & Berliners” edition of Eggs & Kegs.

LOKO Cuisine’s Eggs & Kegs road trip continues into 2019 and the first stop of the year will be at Late Start Brewing for brunch over Biscuits & Berliners.  With Hey Giant! along for the ride with their famous little biscuits in hand, this collaborative brunch menu will consist of the following five self-serve, gravy-soaked courses:

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Late Start Brewing will obviously be responsible for refreshments at this shindig, and they have gone all in by coming up with the following tap list of brunch-themed Berliners (and one Gose):

  • Orange Cream Mimosa Berliner Weisse
  • Bloody Mary Berliner Weisse 
  • Coffee, Cinnamon & Vanilla Berliner Weisse
  • Red Sangria Berliner Weisse
  • Tasty Tasty Yum Yum Raspberry Cacao Berliner Weisse
  • Strawberry Margarita Gose

If are not a big fan of Berliners or beer in general, worry not because wine, cider and mimosas will be flowing during this event as well.  For those in need of their morning dose of caffeine, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be pouring nitro-infused coffee and tea (for an additional cost) at its home base in the Pour House.

Tickets for Eggs & Kegs – Biscuits & Berliners are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the five-course brunch and one beer, cider, wine or mimosa. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

Just like all LOKO Cuisine events, there is a limited amount of tickets available for this Biscuits & Berliners brunch.  Deep down . . . you know you need some biscuits and gravy in your life and you know that you do not want to miss this.  Treat yourself and lock down those tickets as soon as possible.  Prost!