MAY 2017 Newsletter

It is festival time in Florida. Time to get out and enjoy the outdoors before the summer arrives. Hope to see you at one or all of these events in May.  We also welcome a new grocery store into South Tampa, and congratulate a local brewery for its expansion. Have a great month, and keep on top of local foodie events by following us on Facebook or Instagram.

Darwin Brewing Co

BIG DEAL Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout

Congrats Darwin Brewing Co on landing your Big Deal Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout in Lucky's Market in Florida. Chocolate & black malt balance out the rich & creamy brew. It's an ideal beer for celebrations, enhanced by the addition of sweet chocolate and just a touch of cherry tartness. Come taste the Big Deal for yourself at  

Lucky's Naples - May 10th, 1 - 4 pm and June 6th, 11 - 3 pm

 Lucky's Orlando -  May 10th, 1 - 4 pm.


Sprouts Farmers Market South Tampa

Grand Opening

1523 S Dale Mabry Highway

May 24th

This Phoenix-based chain is focused on making healthy living easy and affordable. They carry many all-natural and organic items, with a special focus on finding local products. This is the 2nd Tampa location to open this spring, with more locations to follow soon.


Tis the season for food, wine, beer & burger festivals in Florida.  Tampa-based Steve's Gourmet Olives is joining forces with ultra-premium Pigalle Vodka  at all of these events. Come try their mild and spicy Bloody Marys for yourself. 

Winter Springs Food & Wine Festival

May 6th 5 - 8 pm

Temple Terrace Craft Brewfest

May 13th 4 - 8 pm


6th Annual Burger Showdown

May 20th 4 - 10 pm

Moonbay Gourmet

Sales Support Services

As your brand grows, do you find yourself being stretched too thin to demo your products? Let Moonbay Gourmet help, that is what we specialize in. We cover Central Florida, and offer solo or combo demos to fit any budget.  Contact Susan Dodd 727 644-7500 or


May 6th - Winter Springs Food & Wine Fest, 5 - 8 pm

May 7th - Hyde Park Village Fresh Market, 10 - 3 pm

May 10th - Mother's Day Beat the Crowds,  Lucky's Market Naples, 1 - 4 pm, Darwin Brewing Big Deal Imperial Stout, Graffiti Zoo Chocolate and Out of the Weeds free tasting event.

May 10th - Get Sauced at Lucky's, Lucky's Market Orlando, 1 - 4 pm, Darwin Brewing Big Deal Imperial Stout and Serious Foodie  free tasting event.

May 13th  - Temple Terrace Craft Beer Fest, Woodmont Park, 4 - 8 pm, 

May 14th - Seminole Heights Sun Morning Market, 10 - 2 pm, Southern Brewing & Wine Making

May 18th - Wine Tasting, ABC Fine Wines, 8470 37th St E, Sarasota, 6 - 8 pm, $10 at door

May 20th - 6th Annual Burger Showdown, Curtis Hixson Park, 4 - 10 pm