TAMPA, FL – After taking home both the People's Choice and Judges' awards for the tastiest slider in 2015, the Cask group is back to defend their deserving crown in 2016. A popular stop in the Tampa foodie scene, Cask will bring their unique blend of “Southern cuisine and hospitality” (and sliders) to the Saturday football tailgating party on Saturday, October 1 at Curtis Hixon Park.
Remember, the event is FREE to the public - but if you'd like to taste Cask and their famous slider be sure to purchase a food wristband in advance!
About: via casksocial.com - “Craft A’fare Social Kitchen is a product of The Social Kitchen Company, comprised of partners Adam Itzkowitz, Vincent Jackson, and TJ Miller.
The concept of Cask was born out of a year that Tampa native TJ Miller spent in Washington, D.C. After working more than 10 years in the restaurant industry, including a start as a bus boy at the original Outback Steakhouse, TJ found himself in the corporate grind. He might not have been thrilled with his corporate gig in D.C., but he loved the nightlife and the lounge-like atmosphere at many of the local restaurants. He knew instantly that Tampa was missing something on the restaurant scene.
In late 2013, TJ returned to Tampa, bringing with him the plans and conceptual design for a restaurant that would specialize in both Southern cuisine and hospitality. TJ had the vision, right down to uniform designs and menu items, so all he needed was investors. Fate intervened, and TJ met professional football player Vincent Jackson. Vincent was on board with the concept almost immediately and the two began looking for a venue. Realizing they needed assistance from someone with experience opening a new restaurant concept, they brought in TJ’s long-time friend, Adam Itzkowitz. After finding the perfect venue in SoHo, completing architectural and design plans, and building a team around them to help bring their vision to life, the rest, as they say, is history…”