LOKO Cuisine to Host THAI- PA Eggs & Kegs Brunch at Cigar City Brewing

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, July 15 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will set up shop at Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) to treat attendees to a Thai-inspired, IPA-fueled Eggs & Kegs brunch that they have aptly named THAI-PA.

For this installment of Eggs & Kegs, John LoScalzo and the LOKO Cuisine crew will be showcasing their full arsenal of Thai flavors in the following “sweet, sour, salty and spicy” self-serve, four-course THAI-PA menu:

 

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To cover the IPA portion of this brunch, Cigar City will be pouring the following three hop-laden brews that have been infused with Thai culinary ingredients specifically for this event:

  • Jai Alai India Pale Ale with Lemongrass, Thai Basil & Chili 
  • Space Pope India Pale Ale with Buddha’s Hand Citrus & Ginger
  • Pants! Pants! Pants! Double India Pale Ale with Coconut & Kaffir Lime

All attendees will receive one beer ticket “good for any pint or snifter of equal value.” If you would like a beverage other than beer, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site with nitro Thai coffee and tea on tap (coffee & tea not included in ticket cost).

Tickets for Eggs & Kegs: THAI-PA are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one pour of beer (pint or snifter 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.

We are less than a week out from THAI-PA: Eggs & Kegs and tickets are somehow still available for this limited seating event.  Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this situation by securing your seats now because there is sure to be a sellout-creating mad scramble for tickets at any moment.  Make it happen.  Prost!

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7venth Sun Brewery & IchiLOKO Join Forces for Freak Your Tiki Beer Dinner & Can Release

LOKOlargeOn Sunday, June 3, LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Ramen will team up once again with 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa (6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida) to host a very special IchiLOKO: Freak Your Tiki Can Release and Beer Dinner.

The creative culinary minds from LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro (a.k.a. IchiLOKO) will welcome the approaching summer by going tiki and island-inspired for the latest installment in their collaboration series.  Kicking off at 5 p.m. on June 3, the IchiLOKO: Freak Your Tiki Beer Dinner will be an all-you-can-eat, self-serve feast featuring a spread of delicious tropical island dishes that have been given that signature IchiLOKO flair.  As an added bonus, The Revolution Ice Cream Company will get in on the action by “creating boozy treats to cool you off” during the dessert portion of the meal.  The menu speaks for itself and we will allow it to do just that:

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To cover the beer portion of the dinner, 7venth Sun Brewery will be pouring up seven different tiki cocktail-inspired beers AND a Tart Wheat Brett Beer with Pineapple and Orange Zest brewed in collaboration with Overflow Brewing Company.

Tickets for the Freak Your Tiki Beer Dinner are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the all-you-can-eat dinner and one pour of beer (pint or snifter 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.

In addition to the beer dinner, 7venth Sun will also be doing a Limited Release of a Tiki Beer in cans.  The can release will begin at noon on June 3 and the cost of the cans are not included in the beer dinner’s ticket cost.  You do not have to attend the beer dinner to participate in the can release.  Also, if things work out, there may be a special bottle release as well.  We will be sure to update you here just as soon as any further information surfaces on the can release and that possible bottle release.  Stay tuned.

If you are free on June 3 and interested in enjoying a Sunday full of awesome in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa, it sounds like the IchiLOKO: Freak Your Tiki festivities at 7venth Sun have you covered.  Just keep in mind that IchiLOKO events tend to sell out quickly, so you should probably just go ahead and lock down your tickets ASAP.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine to host Stanger Things Easter Brunch at 7venth Sun Brewery

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa (6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida) will team up to turn your Easter feast upside down with a special Stanger Things Brunch event.

In recognition of the “first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox” (a.k.a. Easter and April Fool’s Day), LOKO Cuisine will set up shop at 7venth Sun Brewery’s Tampa location to serve the following “4-course menu inspired by characters, predatory creatures and alternative dimensions from the science-fiction horror series Stranger Things”:

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Since this event is also a play on the name of one of 7venth Sun’s co-founders, Justin Stange, the brewery will be offering his Stange Beer “along with The Pineapple Upside Down Kolsch and D’Artagnan 3 Musketeers Milk Stout” as perfect pairing options for the menu listed above.  One pint or snifter of equal value is included in the cost of the meal, but you will have the option to purchase additional pours à la carte if you wish to do so.

In addition to the beer and brunch pairing, Lowry Parcade will also be on-site with some retro arcade games and the event’s ambiance will be properly set with a soundtrack of killer 80’s tunes.  Nitro infused cold brew coffee options from Ginger Beard Coffee will also be available for an additional cost.

Tickets for the Stanger Things Brunch are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one pour of beer (pint or snifter 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.

Fair Warning: LOKO Cuisine events tend to sell out quickly.  If you are free on April 1 and wish to relive the awesomeness that was the 80’s while you get your grub on, be sure to lock down your tickets for the Stanger Things Brunch as soon as possible.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Teams up with Homes for our Troops for Caribeque Eggs & Kegs

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, January 21 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will return to Cigar City Brewing (3924 W. Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) to host a special Caribeque Eggs & Kegs that will benefit Homes for our Troops.

For this edition of Eggs & Kegs, the folks at LOKO Cuisine are using their platform to help raise awareness for Homes for our Troops – a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.  While at this event, attendees will have the chance to participate in “a raffle with some sweet prizes from local businesses that will directly 100% benefit Homes for our Troops Florida recipients.”

As far as the grub goes, this Eggs & Kegs menu will be comprised of the following five-course, BBQ-themed brunch featuring seasonings and sauces from Caribeque Seasoning and Rub Co.:

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Cigar City Brewing will be showcasing White Oak Jai Alai IPA as the featured pairing for the meal above.  Attendees will receive one drink ticket that is good for one pour of that offering or any other “one pint or snifter of equal value.”

Tickets for Eggs & Kegs: Caribeque are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the five-course brunch and one pour of beer (pint or snifter 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.

If you are free on January 21, just go ahead and secure your Eggs & Kegs: Caribeque tickets now so that you can enjoy a fantastic meal and help provide support for the amazing cause of Homes for our Troops.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Unite Once Again for Eggs & Kegs: IchiLoko

LOKOlargeOn Sunday, September 17 at 10:45 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Ramen will head back to the Fermentorium at Cigar City Brewing (3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) to collaborate on a second edition of Eggs & Kegs: IchiLoko.

For IchiLoko: Round 2, the chefs of LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Ramen will combine their talents to honor Oktoberfest with a four-course brunch that merges the culinary traditions of Germany and Asia.  The menu will consist of the following inventive dishes:

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To cover the “kegs” side of this event, Cigar City Brewing will be pouring their Oktoberfest German-style Festbier and “other delicious beers.”  All attendees will receive one beer ticket “good for any pint or snifter of equal value.” If you would like a beverage other than beer, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site with nitro-infused cold brew coffee and nitro matcha green tea on tap (coffee & tea not included in ticket cost).

Tickets for this installment of Eggs & Kegs: IchiLoko are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here.  Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one pour of beer (pint or snifter 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.

Friendly word of advice: If you wish to attend IchiLoko, we suggest that you secure your tickets as soon as possible because this event will be limited to just 60 seats due to the Cigar City taproom being closed for remodeling.  Make it happen and we hope to see you all there!  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine and Bell’s Brewery to Host Fruit & Fire Pairing at Pour House

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, September 24 at 11:30 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will set up shop at Pour House – Tampa (1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112, Tampa, Florida) to feature the offerings of Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) at a Rare Beer & A Plate Lunch event dubbed Fruit & Fire.

As autumn draws closer with each passing day, the folks at LOKO Cuisine are using Fruit & Fire as an excuse to fire up the smoker “one last time for an end of summer BBQ that will bring the sweet and the heat.”  The centerpiece of this event will be the following spread of smoked brisket, fruit-infused sauces, and tasty sides:

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If that menu has your attention, you will certainly be all in on Fruit & Fire when you hear that Bell’s Brewery has selected 10+ rare and/or seasonal beers to pair with this summer BBQ.  The full taplist is as follows (click any beer below for description):

One pint/snifter (of equal value) is included with the ticket price, and each attendee will also receive a souvenir imperial pint glass from Bell’s Brewery.  If beer is not your thing, there will also be mimosas and wine available to choose as your included beverage.

Tickets are available now for the price of $26.75 each, and you can purchase your tickets by clicking here.  Ticket cost gets you all-you-can-eat brisket and sides; one beer (pint/snifter of equal value), mimosa or glass of wine; and a souvenir imperial pint glass.  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.  Please keep in mind that most LOKO Cuisine events sell out quickly, so be sure to secure your tickets to Fruit & Fire as soon as possible.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Goes IchiLoko with Eggs & Kegs

LOKOlargeOn Sunday, July 16 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Ramen will join forces in the Fermentorium at Cigar City Brewing (3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) to bring the foodie and craft beer communities a very special edition of Eggs & Kegs, IchiLoko.

For July’s installment of Eggs & Kegs, John LoScalzo of LOKO Cuisine is teaming up with Ichicoro Ramen to develop IchiLoko, a Japanese-inspired 4-course brunch that attendees will enjoy over “a multimedia backdrop of Japanese hip-hop and anime.”  The planned dishes for IchiLoko are as follow:

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For the beer side of the event, Cigar City Brewing will be pouring Yuzu Margarita Gose and Lemongrass Rose Saison to act as the perfect pairings to the dishes above.  All attendees will receive one beer ticket “good for any pint or snifter of equal value in the Fermentorium or main tasting room bar.”  If you would like a beverage other than beer, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site with nitro-infused cold brew coffee and green tea on tap.

Tickets for Eggs & Kegs: IchiLoko are available now for the price of $32.10 each (click here to purchase).  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.

When you have an event that combines the talents of LOKO Cuisine, Ichicoro Ramen and Cigar City Brewing, it is pretty much guaranteed that tickets will not last long.  With that in mind, you should probably go ahead and lock your tickets down as soon as possible.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine to Host Oeste Cubano Q Dinner at Cigar City Brewing

CUBANO-FRONTAt 7 p.m. on Friday, June 2, LOKO Cuisine will set up once again in the Fermentorium at Cigar City Brewing (3924 W. Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) to host the second installment in their Oeste Dinner Series, Cubano Q.

Chef John LoScalzo of LOKO Cuisine developed the Oeste Dinner series as a means of celebrating the culinary history and traditions of West Tampa.  Since Cigar City Brewing also draws a good amount of inspiration from this region, LoScalzo made the very easy decision to partner with the brewery so that he may pair his dishes with the most appropriate beers available.  For Round 2 of Oeste, LOKO Cuisine’s Cubano Q will be “a Cuban infused BBQ spread that will tantalize your taste buds with sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavors.”  This seated, family-style dinner event will feature the following menu of six dishes:

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As attendees enjoy the elaborate meal above, they will have the option to pair it with Cigar City’s Margarita Gose, Guava Grove Sour Ale, Guayabera Pale Ale or Pilsner.  One pint or snifter of equal value is included in cost of the dinner, but attendees will have the option to purchase additional pours throughout the event.

Tickets for Oeste Cubano Q are $50 (plus tax) each, and you can purchase yours now through the LOKO Cuisine website (click here).  The cost of the ticket allows you to enjoy the full menu and one pint or snifter of beer.  Like all LOKO Cuisine events, seating is extremely limited.  With that in mind, lock in those tickets as soon as possible to ensure that you do not miss out on what is sure to be an amazing dining experience.  Prost!

Cigar City Brewing and LOKO Cuisine to Host Jai Life Eggs and Kegs Event

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, May 21 at 11 a.m., Cigar City Brewing (3924 W. Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) and LOKO Cuisine will join forces once again to bring their fans Jai Life Eggs and Kegs, a Jamaican-inspired brunch that showcases the culinary versatility of Jai Alai India Pale Ale.

Eggs and Kegs is an ongoing series of food and beer pairings where Chef Loscalzo of LOKO Cuisine designs an imaginative themed menu centered around the flavor and aromatic profiles of a chosen beer or beers.  Taking place in the Fermentorium at Cigar City Brewing, Jai Life Eggs and Kegs will feature “a Jamaican inspired 4-course spread made to complement the hoppy goodness of Jai Alai IPA.”  For this event, Cigar City Brewing will be offering two variants of Jai AlaiWhite Oak Jai Alai and Jai Alai treated with Fresh Grapefruit Zest, as options to enjoy with the following menu:

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In addition to all of the amazing food and beer, Jai Life Eggs and Kegs will also feature Citra Hopped nitro infused cold brew coffee from Ginger Beard Coffee and an ambiance properly set by the music of Bob Marley and other artists of the reggae genre.

Tickets for this event are $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours now through the LOKO Cuisine website (click here).  The cost of the ticket allows you to enjoy the menu items above and also includes “one (1) pint or snifter of beer of equal value.”  Seating is limited for this event, so be sure to secure your tickets before they sell out.  Prost!