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 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 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!

 

 

 

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!

Six Ten Brewing Primes Tampa for 6/10 Day

sixtenlogoOn Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m., Six Ten Brewing (7052 Benjamin Rd, Tampa, Florida) will recognize 6/10 Day by hosting a 613 Red Velvet White Stout Bottle Release Party featuring a celebration-worthy tap list that will work its way around the Tampa area.

Just as the annual tradition dictates, Six Ten Brewing will celebrate its namesake date of June 10 by treating their fans to a limited edition bottle release and party of epic proportions.  This year’s 6/10 Day Bottle Release will feature 613 Red Velvet White Stout.  Bottles will go on sale at 3 p.m. for $12 each (limit of 2 bottles per person).

In addition to the bottle release, the 6/10 Day festivities will also feature a tap list comprised of the following special release brews:

  • 611 Neapolitan Porter
  • 612 Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • 613 Red Velvet White Stout
  • Butterfinger CBGB
  • And many more surprises

The beers above will be available until the kegs kick.  The party goes from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and bottles go on sale at 3 p.m.  To ensure that you are able to post up at Six Ten Brewing and make a day of it, Holy Hog Barbecue will also be on-site to satisfy any grubbin’ needs you may encounter.

If you happened to think this 6/10 Day action could possibly be contained to one location, you would be woefully (yet happily) mistaken. Several craft beer establishments in the Tampa area are getting in on the party by also tapping the beers listed above.  The participating locations are as follows:

Whether you end up at Six Ten Brewing or one of the other locations listed above on June 10, just be sure to have a tasty Six Ten brew in hand so that you can be a proper participant in the 6/10 Day festivities.  We hope to see you all out there.  Prost!