: ' food'

Celebrate National Gumbo Day

    Bring the signature dish of New Orleans’ cuisine into your kitchen with the delicious Mumbo Jumbo Seafood Gumbo recipe from Roux. On October 12, guests who dine at Roux will be offered a complimentary [...]

Prost! Oktoberfest Returns To Tampa’s Waterfront.

  8th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST TAMPA TRADITION We’ll be celebrating with German cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough river downtown at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this October 13th, 14th, [...]

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will be offering a special curated menu to celebrate from Monday, September 25 – Thursday, [...]

7 Tips to Master the Grill This Summer

Mastering the Grill This Summer   (Family Features) Becoming a master of the grill doesn’t have to be complicated. Test out these seven tips for quick marinades, flavorful sauces and marinade hacks to take your summer [...]

Celebrate Cyber Summer Travel Offers

NYAH, Key West   To celebrate the first day of summer, June 21, more than 40 hotels and resorts are offering amazing travel deals that can only be booked exclusively on June 21. From the local Sandpearl [...]

SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival

  Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other in Tampa on Friday, May 12, 2017 at The Florida Aquarium! At SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival, enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic foods [...]

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest VIP & Grand Tasting

It sells out every year and quickly too! The end of eight days and 13 events this year, culminated with the Bern’s VIP & Grand Tasting on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The theme this year was Wizard [...]

Outdoor Kitchen Design

  Get Cooking on Your Outdoor Kitchen Design   (Family Features) If your idea of enjoying the great outdoors is relaxing on your deck with a tasty beverage while the grill heats up, you’re in good [...]

The Independents: Ocean Hai

  Ocean Hai  Ocean Hai, the signature restaurant of the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, offers the area’s only Asian-fusion cuisine and features local seafood and farm-raised fare, served in a refined, stylish atmosphere. Open for breakfast, [...]

The Independents: Beach Bar at Bay Harbor Hotel

  Welcome to the “Sweet Spot” of dining experiences.  The high quality beach fare, polished service and relaxed atmosphere offers incredible value and a versatile dining experience, great for family outings or intimate date nights. The [...]

The Independents: Anise Global Gastrobar

  Anise Global Gastrobar     Anise Global Gastrobar, downtown Tampa’s glowing jewel, celebrates 4 years of growth and accolades. While the award-winning bar program continues to remain on top, the culinary team spreads their wings by [...]

The Independents: Roux

  Break The Rouxles Roux’s signature cuisine has become the darling of regional food aficionados, and for good reason. The highly approachable menu blends comfortable, new Southern classics with the iconic Fresh Creole and Cajun dishes [...]

Delectable Cuisine On The Green

  Packard’s Steakhouse At Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club By Patricia A. Vorbrich Named after the designer of Innisbrook’s four golf courses, Larry Packard, Packard’s Steakhouse brings dining elegance to the Golf & Country Club, overlooking the [...]

A Spring-Inspired Easter Brunch

    (Family Features)  Spring is blooming on your Easter table. From yellow chick cupcakes to blueberry French-toast casseroles, there are plenty of ways to wow your brunch guests with simple seasonal recipes. “Between hiding eggs [...]

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 their new Executive [...]

Masquerade-Themed Bollywood Nights 2017 Celebration

Experience the sights, sounds and textures of India at the 3rd Annual Bollywood Nights Masquerade Themed Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art to benefit Children Across Borders [...]

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 [...]

Delicious Lamb Recipes

  The Many Loves of American Lamb       (Family Features) Romeo and Juliet. Antony and Cleopatra. Lamb and Potatoes (or Mint or Feta). The list of American lamb’s great loves goes on and on. [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest VIP Party & Grand Tasting

  Sunday, April 17 The Grandeur of Bern’s Winefest No.19 Culminated with a VIP Party & Grand Tasting   Bern’s Winefest Grand Tasting kicked off early with an exclusive VIP Party, patrons enjoyed the grandeur and [...]

What To Do: Got To WaZoo

The 21st Annual WaZoo BeerFest This all-inclusive tasting event at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo features samples of 250 beers from 70 breweries, a variety of savory pub fare, live entertainment and free daytime admission to come [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen in Tampa

Seeking Fresh Comfort Food In A Modern Social Setting?     Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen to the Rescue.   A chic and contemporary interior invites guests inside at the new Doc B’s located on Bay Street [...]

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 [...]

Sweet Halloween Cocktails

  Tampa Bay Metro has pulled together some tasty “adult” drink recipes just in time for the Halloween weekend. Cheers!   The Bloody Brain Shooter INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 oz. vodka (try flavored vodka for a twist) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Savory Starters on the Grill

Grilled Cedar Planked Goat Cheese with Apricot Preserves   (Family Features) When most people think of the rich, smoky flavor of barbecue on the grill, they’re thinking of a slab of meaty ribs or a plump, [...]

Must Try: BYOB at Soho Backyard

  “BYOB” Build Your Own Bloody The popular Saturday and Sunday Brunches at the Soho Backyard include the now famous “BYOB” (Build Your Own Bloody) featuring Bloody Skewers. The skewers each come with a shrimp and cocktail [...]

Cork Tainted Wines

  Have you ever opened a bottle of wine expecting a delicious and aromatic beverage, only to find that it tastes and smells like a moldy  basement or wet cardboard?   Then you have had the [...]

Grilling With Heart

  Heart Healthy Grilling Options Celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann shares some heart-healthy tips and three inspiring recipes for grilling this season.   1. Pineapple-Chicken Skewers with Passion Fruit Glaze 2. Southwest Style Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad [...]

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 [...]

Must Try: Stinky Buns

    Stinky Buns from Anise Global Gastrobar These delicious small bites make great appetizers or even better late-night snacks. Choose from these options: braised pork belly with kimchi fried zucchini with crispy garlic  beer battered [...]

Imagine. Create. Inspire.

  Asian Cuisine at Souzou Fusion By Patricia A. Vorbrich     With a vision to bring world-inspired cuisine and architecture to St. Petersburg, the Executive team of Patrick Marston, local entrepreneur, long time restaurateur Mike [...]

Must Try: Duck and Donuts

   Duck ‘n Donuts at Roux House-made sweet potato donut Coffee braised duck confit Poached egg Hollandaise Duck cracklings $14.00 – Roux Brunch Menu   Roux 4205 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611 813-443-5255  |  www.rouxtampa.com [...]

Backyard Father’s Day Brunch

Dote on Dad with a Backyard Brunch     (Family Features) Brunch isn’t just for mom. This Father’s Day, make eggs, toast and bacon on the grill for a breakfast that’s sure to spoil the man [...]

Savor Sarasota

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week June 1- 14, 2015     Calling all Foodies Now in its 10th year, Savor Sarasota offers more than 40 participating restaurants featuring multi-course menus with lunch priced at $15 and dinner [...]

7 Mouthwatering Burgers to Grill

7 Mouthwatering Burgers to Grill   (Family Features) May is National Burger Month, which means it’s time to grill up burgers that demand attention. Start by seasoning ground meat, then build with bold toppers and unexpected [...]

Raise A Glass To St. Patrick

Five New Cocktail Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations     On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day can tempt infrequent drinkers to get out and enjoy the festivities. Don’t settle for dyed-green beer on tap to [...]

Modern Grille and Chill

Del Frisco’s Grille Has Something For Everyone   Del Frisco’s Grille glowing & buzzing with activity. Photo © Pezz Photo; www.pezzphoto.com     Modern, inviting, stylish and fun. Del Frisco’s Grille in Tampa is a modern and [...]

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 [...]

A Pub with a Palate

    The SoHo Backyard Gastropub By Ronda M. Parag       Tucked behind SoHo’s Gourmet Pizza Company, The SoHo Backyard Gastropub opened earlier this spring and is a great alternative to the madness of [...]

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 Tampa Dining Guide

    North Tampa Dining North of the Airport, Causeway and I-275 (Seminole Heights, Westchase, Oldsmar, Carrollwood, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa)       Cantina Laredo Mexican   $$ 2000 Piazza Ave., /Wiregrass Mall Wesley Chapel [...]

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 [...]