: ' foodie'

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, [...]

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 country converge upon a luxury beach [...]

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 young entrepreneur, Jared Leal, continues his quest [...]

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 the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 a party!  METRO has a great Rum recipe for such an occasion.       [...]

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 friends, the festivities are sure to be merry and bright. [...]

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 [...]

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, and are hydrating, easy to eat and [...]

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 [...]

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. It’s Tiki time!       Endless Summer Ingredients: 1 [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]

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 niche within the industry as a Spirits Specialist. [...]

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 [...]

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 Classic Margaritas with other non-traditional, south-of-the-border-inspired cocktails. So celebrate Cinco de Mayo [...]

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 [...]

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   [...]

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 from Plant High School in South Tampa. On weekends, [...]

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 & [...]

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 hues to your Easter basket and dinner decor. For more [...]

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 [...]

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 outfit and meeting friends out at your favorite Irish pub, or plan [...]

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 [...]

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 annual invasion in typical fashion — throw a party (or two…)!  [...]

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 [...]

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 a new reason to celebrate in downtown St. Petersburg. [...]

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 brioche bun. The mammoth 8oz. burger and brioche bun are wood-grilled [...]

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 Under the Stars, to the Friday Wine Tasting, to Saturday’s Wine [...]

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, [...]

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 with celebrity chef Marc Murphy at the Seminole Hard Rock [...]

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 the Council Oak Lounge inside the Seminole Hard Rock [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 — [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 to these delicious cocktails. Strawberry Lemon Glade 2 oz        Strawberry RumShine [...]

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 & Casino’s Council Oak Lounge on Thursday, April 30. Enjoy [...]

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 and whiskey cocktails. The welcome cocktail of a Cherry Seelbach [...]

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, [...]

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 Box 2 oz. Diplomatico Anejo .5 [...]