: ' dining'

Chef Luke Decker: Passionate, Creative and Intense.

    The Birchwood’s New Executive Chef, Luke Decker  |  By Ronda M. Parag     There are many new and exciting things cooking up in the kitchen at The Birchwood. First, is the announcement of [...]

Love Is In The Air

Celebrate love with a few special happenings in Tampa Bay for Valentine’s Day 2017. METRO’s found some great happenings (vow renewal anyone?) and restaurants that will create a romantic experience to celebrate in the most romantic [...]

Best of Metro 2017: Dining & Spirits

The Best of Metro Tampa Bay. the bay’s best Tampa Bay Dining & Spirits   IL Ritorno Best Contemporary Italian Cuisine Chef-Owner David Benstock and his wife, Erica have created a gem of a dining experience [...]

Foodie: Not Just Another Gastro Pub

SoHo Backyard’s Bar   SoHo Backyard In South Tampa Continues To Shine   The SoHo Backyard, located at 610 S. Armenia, was named South Tampa’s “BEST PUB WITH A PALATE” after it opened three years ago. Today, the [...]

It’s A Sweet, Sweet Life

  Meet Stephan Schubert, Executive Pastry Chef at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino By Ronda M. Parag   Overseeing all the pastries and delightful treats at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa [...]

Where Everything That Happens Around The Table Is Considered Sacred

  North Tampa’s Sacred Pepper. Worshiping food, flavors, people and style. By Patricia A. Vorbrich     Upscale dining in North Tampa has been long overdue, enter Candy DeBartolo and interior designer, Enrique Crespo, Crespo Design [...]

Foodie: Pushing Culinary Boundaries

  The Mill in St. Pete By Ronda M. Parag   The dining scene in downtown St. Petersburg is exploding and the timing is right for the culinary movement. “With the addition of great new restaurants, [...]

The Noodle Craze

  Ichicoro Ramen By Ronda M. Parag   We all remember the ramen noodles that we ate in college for about 25 cents a pack; those noodles offered a great value and filled the hungry belly [...]

THE FACE OF A RESTAURANTEUR

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of a Restauranteur MICHAEL STEWART     Always creating, expanding and exploring the next dining and cocktail trend, Michael Stewart brings heart and passion to [...]

Weekender: Paddle Into Paradise

Grab A Paddle And Explore The Natural Beauty Of Fort Lauderdale   With its spectacular glass lobby overlooking a lush natural preserve, Fort Lauderdale Marriott North provides a grand destination for business guests and vacationing families. [...]

Must Try: Cheese and Charcuterie at The Mill

  Living on Meats & Cheeses   Cheese and charcuterie can be a meal in itself and the options at The Mill are quite unique. “We wanted to do cheese and charcuterie a little bit different,” [...]

Bern’s Steak House Wins James Beard Award

Photos courtesy of Bern’s Steak House: Eric Renaud, Senior Sommelier and Bern’s Owner, David Laxer   A perfect way to kick start the 60 year anniversary celebration of Bern’s Steak House is the James Beard Award [...]

Must Try: The Wood-Fired Salsiccia Pizze

Ava’s Salsiccia Pizze Enjoy this wood-fired pizza as a main dish or share as a delicious appetizer; The “Salsiccia” is topped with Italian fennel sausage, San Marzano tomatoes, and Ricotta cheese. Salsiccia Pizze | 17   [...]

Metro Pix: Candy DeBartolo Celebrates Sacred Pepper

  Sacred Pepper opened in North Tampa and the DeBartolo Family Foundation presented the “Spirit of Humanity Award”   Owner Candy DeBartolo, General Manager Chad Bash and Interior Designer Enrique Crespo hosted a media tour prior [...]

Celebrated Chef Marc Murphy Opens Grey Salt

  Celebrity Chef Melds Rustic Farmhouse with Modern Casino Glitz Get a taste of the Big Apple in Tampa with the new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant by celebrity chef, Marc Murphy. Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & [...]

Make Your Ham Brunch Shine This Spring

  (Family Features) It’s time to shed those winter layers and enjoy the warmth and brightness of the spring season. And what’s the best way to do this, you might ask? Why not give your spring [...]

Best of Metro 2016: Dining & Spirits

The Best of Metro Tampa Bay. the bay’s best   Tampa Bay Dining & Spirits       Rococo Steak Best Steakhouse in St. Petersburg Housed in a historical 1920s building, Rococo’s menu offers steaks and [...]

FarmTable Kitchen

Casual Meets Gourmet   Located on the second floor of St. Petersburg’s Sundial, and above Chef Michael Mina’s LOCALE Market, FarmTable Kitchen is a new American restaurant featuring farm-to-table cuisine that focuses on fresh, seasonal, regionally [...]

Sip and Savor

  Annata Wine Bar By Ronda M. Parag     Tucked into a small and intimate space on Beach Drive is a gem of a wine bar that offers chic indoor or alfresco seating. Now that [...]

Tampa Chef Performs In The Big Apple

Chef Jeannie Pierola recently performed at the famed James Beard House   This month, Chef Jeannie Pierola and her team at edison: food + drink lab, headed to New York City to delight diners and guests [...]

Chef Inspires Passion

The new executive chef at Rococo Steak, Matthew Rainey   Chef Matt from Rococo Steak Inspires Passion Rococo Steak is starting a new “Fresh Menu,” with special offerings created by Chef Matt to be enjoyed for [...]

Stillwaters Tavern

Modern Tavern Hits Beach Drive The white subway tiles and hanging Edison bulb lighting create a modern and inviting feel to the latest addition to the dining scene in St. Petersburg. The tufted, high backed booths [...]

Dock and Dine

5 Great Tampa Bay Dock & Dine Locations Travel by boat to get a cold cocktail or a delicious bite at any of these five great waterfront bars and restaurants.   
The Getaway 13090 Gandy Blvd [...]

Must Try: The VIP

  VIP Signature Cocktail at Del Frisco’s Grille Sweet Hawaiian Pineapple-Infused Svedka Clementine Vodka $11.00   Del Frisco’s Grille 4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 www.delfriscosgrille.com       © Tampa Bay Metro Magazine  [...]

Must Try: The Cowboy Pairing

    Long Bone Cowboy Ribeye Pairing Long Bone Cowboy Ribeye paired with a side of Onion Ring Stack and a glass of Opus One, a high-end Napa Valley Red Wine. Long Bone Cowboy Ribeye — [...]

Inspired by the Season

Guided by Flavor Seasons 52 Summer Menu Is In Full Swing In keeping with their mission of using only fresh, in–season ingredients and preparing them with rustic techniques like oak-fire grilling and brick oven roasting to [...]

Bern’s Winefest No. 18 recap

  Bern’s Winefest No. 18 When: April 16-20, 2015 Where: Bern’s Steak House, Haven, Epicurean Hotel, and Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits   With five days of wine, food, music and celebration, Bern’s Winefest pleases the [...]

Best of Dining & Spirits

best of tampa bay the bay’s best     Tampa Bay Dining & Spirits     Castile Best New Restaurant on St. Pete Beach Inside the Hotel Zamora is Castile offering a Spanish-influenced menu, small plates and spectacular [...]

Wine Regions You Should Try

  Up-and-Coming Wine Regions to Try in 2015 By Kevin Pelley       Now is a great time to be a wine lover. Never in history have there been so many quality wines being produced [...]

Locale Market Adds to Tampa Bay Culinary Scene

  The chef-inspired culinary market and dining hotspot opened in Sundial Plaza in downtown St. Petersburg offering up fresh pasta, seafood, meats, gourmet cheese, and fresh off the grill burgers, plus much more. James Beard Award [...]

Hearty Dishes, Seasonal Cocktails

  Celebrate the return of winter with hearty dishes and seasonal cocktails at Seasons 52. Metro recently sampled their new winter pairing menu.     With rich flavor and fine texture, venison is perfect for a [...]

Expect the Unexpected

    Roux Brings Cajun & Creole to Tampa By Ronda M. Parag     When owners, Roger & Suzanne Perry do something, they do it right. As owners of Datz and Dough in South Tampa, [...]

“Wagyu & Wine”

The Capital Grille The Capital Grille, known for its dry aged steaks and award-winning wine list, announces the return of its Wagyu and Wine program, a limited-time, gourmet burger and wine pairing experience offered exclusively in [...]

South Tampa Dining Guide

  South Tampa Dining Guide Includes Westshore, Downtown & Davis Islands (West of Channelside Dr. & South of Hillsborough Ave.)   Armani’s Italian   $$$ 2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa (813) 207-6800 www.opentable.com/armanis Indoor and outdoor patio [...]

St. Petersburg Dining Guide

    SOUTH PINELLAS Greater St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Gulfport, Treasure Island)       400 Beach Seafood & Tap House Coastal Cuisine  $$ 400 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg (727) 896-2400 www.400beachseafood.com Great [...]

North Pinellas Dining Guide

  North Pinellas Dining Guide North of S.R. 60, West of Courtney Campbell Causeway, Beaches (Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Dunedin, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Bellaire, Redington Shores, Redington Beach)   Besa Grill Contemporary  [...]

East Hillsborough Dining Guide

    East Hillsborough Dining Guide Ybor | Channelside | Brandon (everything east of downtown and Davis Islands) . tampa bay dining guide Bernini of Ybor Eclectic Italian   $$ 1702 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City 813-248-0099 www.italiancuisinetampa.com [...]

5 Foods To Increase Happiness

    Foods have a powerful effect on mood, stress responses and anxiety   Try incorporating these five mood-boosting superfoods into your diet and you’ll be feeling upbeat in no time! Salmon Flax Seeds (high in [...]

Fresh. Local. Modern.

  Modern American Cuisine at Rooster & The Till | By Patricia Vorbrich                       Ferrell Alvarez has had an interest in food since the age of [...]