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FBC Oddities: Recap of Dark Arts Creep St. Pete Local

Often looked upon as a sinister or a fringe aspect of human culture, the Dark Arts celebrate the occult, the obscure and the forbidden. This past weekend we celebrated the dark corners of the human mind in a very extraordinary way while supporting an amazing local organization.

The Dark Arts: Creep St Pete Local event, a charity fundraiser for the Keep Saint Pete Local Non-Profit organization, celebrated local artists, culture and businesses. With over 1000 people in attendance at Station Numberthree, Dark Arts brought together a group of people who all support the local cause and the amazing oddities of life.  Supporting local business has become a strong point of unity across America in small cities and towns.

In fact Every dollar spent with locally owned, independent businesses generates over three times the local impact as compared to spending with national chains. This fact alone should be everyone’s call to action in supporting local, independently owned businesses throughout the country.

Being an Independent  Florida based business we jumped at the chance to be apart of such a unique and “local centric” event. The event organizers Casey Paquet, Olga Bof and Joanna Coblentz created an experience that we just can’t really put into words. Thank goodness the event was well covered with photographers capturing the amazing artwork, costumes and the great people throughout the night.

Here is are some of the photo’s and a link to Photographer’s Tim Simmons photos from the event: http://www.timsimmonsphotography.com/#!/index/G0000qGdEGGlK28E/1

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For more information about the artists or if you would like to purchase any of the art from the exhibit contact info@bluelucy.net #creep

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FBC is “En Fuego” About the 4th!

Happy 4th of July FBC patriots! We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable independence day with your family and loved ones! We want to thank our ladies and gentlemen of our armed forces for serving each and everyday and also remember those who have given so much for our freedoms!

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Today we celebrate a great independent restaurant near our brewery that celebrates the best of all things edible and drinkable! The Mansion, “a culinary entertainment complex” in Melbourne is a true foodies delight!

The facility comprises the 1905 three-story Queen Anne Victorian, the tavern, the garden and the terrace. The
concept is a casual culinary entertainment complex.
We have the cellars, which is a package store filled with unique microbrews, wines, micro-distilled spirits along
with the common brands. In the deli and bakery, we have made-to-order sandwiches and breads made fresh every
day and salads to go.
The tavern and terrace are a casual 380-seat restaurant with two bars, 60 beers on tap and multiple gathering areas. - Owners Dean and Beth DiGiacinto
The menu is a la minute (to the minute) and everything is prepared to order except the french fries! They also have a very exstensive wine and liquor cellar that all culminates with an impressive line up, of 65 taps of rare and unique brews from around the world.
They also have a fresh bakery and package store for to go purchases! The Big mansion has a unique history to the Melbourne area and the building itself dates back to 1905! A definite culinary delight with impressive attention to detail on every level! For a truly unique Brevard experience enjoy the roof top terrace tonight and drink in not only the delicious libations but the fantastic views and fireworks over the Indian River!
The Mansion
Today would be incomplete with out a little red white and blue companion! Don’t forget to pick up a limited edition Devil’s Triangle UNFILTERED IPA 22 oz. bottle today, only available at Total Wine Viera and Kendall! This IPA has a delicious burst of citrus aromas, great dank and resiny hop character followed a light bitter and subtle malt finish, a perfect brew to celebrate the fourth! Here’s a quick grilling recipe that will make this IPA shine and make for a great simple pairing for any day!
Blood Orange Scallops w/ Red Quinoa and Devil’s Triangle Pickled serrano peppers 
Ingredients :
2 cups of red quinoa
1/2 cup of zested tangerines
1 lb of fresh diver scallops
1/4 cup blood orange juice
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Twelve 8-inch wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent scorching)
Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste)  1/4 Cup olive oil
Carefully skewer each scallop (two scallops per skewer spread apart evenly) brush olive oil and seasoning on the scallops and place on the grill for 2 to 3 min (flip the once at a minute and a half)
Meanwhile boil water and add the quinoa, stir and let sit for 15 min, at the last 5 min add the zested tangerines and salt and pepper to taste, Then whisk together the olive oil, blood orange juice and salt and pepper to a nice consistent mixture.
 Devil’s Triangle Pickled Serrano Peppers
Ingredients:
2 tbsp organic Florida Crystal sugar
1 tbsp salt
½ cup vinegar
2 tbsp water
1 cup of Devil’s Triangle Unfiltered IPA
6 serranos thinly sliced
In a pan, add the sugar, salt, vinegar and water and turn to medium heat. Stir just until the salt and sugar have dissolved, remove from heat. Stir in the beer, pour into a jar.
Refrigerate until cold, about 20 minutes.
Add the Serranos to the jar, replace the lid and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
Stored correctly this will last for several weeks
Plate the Quinoa, topped with scallops and pickled peppers then drizzle the blood orange dressing over top for a citrus bomb of flavors and nice a steady heat from the peppers that’s intensified by the melange of hops in the Devil’s Triangle IPA and enjoy!
Have a safe and happy 4th!
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