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Popping Up a Winter Wonderland

Edible, handmade holiday decor perfect for gifting (Family Features) ’Tis the season to pop up some holiday fun by creating a scenic winter wonderland that...

8 Simple Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining

8 Simple Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining   (Family Features) For holiday parties of any size, tasty appetizers and starters are menu must-haves. While the main...

Ocean Prime Features Dish From James Beard House Dinner

Ahi Tuna Rossini, a dish created by the Ocean Prime culinary team especially for the James Beard Dinner menu       Ocean Prime Tampa Features Dish From Brand's...

Celebrate Fine Whiskeys from Around the World

    Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot   If you are a whiskey lover then you certainly don’t want to miss the 1st Annual Whiskey Foxtrot to be held on...

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,...

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...

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...

A Foodie In Paradise

    Fish To Fork Weekend at The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort By Chad H. Vorbrich   What happens when eight of the most talented chefs from around...

The Face of Specialty Oils & Balsamics

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Specialty Oils & Balsamics JARED LEAL     Celebrating a successful one year in business, this...

10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

Make Your Outdoor Parties Unforgettable   (Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be...

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...

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...

The Zombie Pirate: The Perfect Grog For Ye Maties!

The pirates are setting upon Tampa Bay and it’s time for the locals to prepare for the annual invasion in typical fashion — throw...

5 Festive Cocktail Recipes

  Cheers! This holiday season is the perfect time to gather around and make memories. Whether you’re getting together with family or throwing a party with...

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...

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...

Grape Ideas For Heart-Healthy Meals

  Reach for grapes as a heart-healthy snack and an inventive ingredient   (Family Features) Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor,...

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...

Gettin’ Tiki With It

  Summer Drink Recipes The Mixologists at Datz in Tampa have created a few summer cocktails and shared the most popular Tiki cocktail concoctions with METRO....

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...

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...

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...

Behind the Bar with Dean Hurst: All About the Spirits

  Metro Shares a Bar Chat with Dean Hurst. By Ronda M. Parag   Dean Hurst has a deep appreciation for the bartenders skill set, while creating a...

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...

Metro’s Top 5 Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes

While many of our readers like drinking tequila all year round, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to mix up a round of...

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...

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...

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,...

Biz: Changing South Tampa One Sweet Bite At A Time

  Mini Doughnut Factory Creates A Frenzy   Patrick Ruddell and his wife, Zezura, have created a frenzy of sweet lovers in a small strip center across...

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...

Easter Egg Dyeing Guide

    (Family Features) Dye your Easter eggs in custom colors you won't find in a kit with these unique food color combinations to bring seasonal...

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...

Tampa Bay, Raise A Green Glass To St. Patrick!

On March 17, St. Patrick's Day can tempt infrequent drinkers to get out and enjoy the festivities. Whether you plan on donning a green...

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...

Aye … Party Like A Pirate!

 Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum! The pirates are setting upon Tampa Bay and it's time for the locals to prepare for the...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

PROST! HOFBRÄUHAUS ST. PETERSBURG OPENS

  Sampling of the delicious sausages, pretzel with three mustards, german potato salad and sauerkraut at Hofbräuhaus St. Petersburg   As temperatures cool just slightly, there is...

Must Try: The Fabled Rococo Burger

What Makes This Award-Winning Behemoth So Good? The steak burger is blended house-ground NY Strip in a 70/30 meat to fat ratio which matches the 70/30...

Tampa Theatre 2015 WineFest

  Not-to-be-missed, the Tampa Theatre hosts the 14th annual movie-themed wine and food event with something for everyone. From the new Thursday night kickoff, Movie...

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...

Hard Rock Partners with Chef Marc Murphy

  Celebrity Chef Marc Murphy will partner at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa Scheduled to open in November is a new restaurant concept in partnership...

The Perfect Mid-Week Pick-Me Up

  Guests enjoyed a glass of wine and appetizers at the Council Oak Lounge   METRO held a VIP night at a recent Wine Down Wednesday at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

10 Cocktails For The Bay

Stay cool and hydrated with these fruity warm-weather-friendly drinks. Use fruits of the season including kiwis, strawberries, peaches, oranges and watermelon to add flavor...

Derby Themed Dinner At Council Oak Lounge

    Get in the spirit of the Kentucky Derby a bit early by enjoying a special Woodford Reserve Pairing Dinner inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...

Council Oak Hosts Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dinner

An Evening of Fine Food & Whiskey Cocktails   A pop-up dining experience at Seminole Hard Rock's Council Oak brought together a fusion of great food...

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...

Holiday Spirits

  Toast to the Holidays As we gather with friends and family to celebrate the season, it’s the perfect time to create a festive holiday cocktail.       Spice...

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