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As Tampa Bay restaurants shift focus to burgers and biscuits, fine dining dwindles

As Tampa Bay restaurants shift focus to burgers and biscuits, fine dining dwindles

For the past 18 months, industry analysts have been predicting a national restaurant recession, something that historically presages worse economic news. Restaurants, they say, are the economy’s canaries in the coal mine.
Updated one month ago
Title for best deviled crab is back up for grabs at the Deviled Crab Throwdown

Title for best deviled crab is back up for grabs at the Deviled Crab Throwdown

For the second consecutive year, Rep. Janet Cruz will host a Deviled Crab Throwdown.
Updated one month ago
A peek inside Uncle John’s Pride, where local artisanal sausage is made

A peek inside Uncle John’s Pride, where local artisanal sausage is made

TAMPA — You’re at a University of South Florida football game, or maybe attending the Kumquat Festival in Dade City, and you smell it, the come-hither waft of smoked country sausage. Possibly you’re at a Lightning game tucking in...
Updated one month ago
Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor is auctioning everything that’s left, including a very strange statue

Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor is auctioning everything that’s left, including a very strange statue

TAMPA — The Spaghetti Warehouse saga appears to finally be at an end.
Updated: 2 months ago
Spaghetti Warehouse to close for good in Ybor City after efforts to save and relocate it fail

Spaghetti Warehouse to close for good in Ybor City after efforts to save and relocate it fail

TAMPA — Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City will close for good Sunday despite a recent effort to save and relocate the restaurant in the Tampa Bay area.
Updated: 2 months ago
Are pizza vending machines taking over Florida? (And where you can get an insta-pie)

Are pizza vending machines taking over Florida? (And where you can get an insta-pie)

You can eat pizza with pepperoni, peppers, sausage and extra cheese. You can have it deep dish or with thin crust. You can grab a slice from the shop, get a frozen pie from the store, and have one delivered to your door.
Updated: 3 months ago
Seminole Heights hipsters wake up to sign of the times, revolt

Seminole Heights hipsters wake up to sign of the times, revolt

TAMPA — The prankster went to work under the cover of darkness, sometime after last call. When the sun came up one recent Saturday morning and the tattooed denizens of Old Seminole Heights began to trickle into the Independent Bar and Cafe, th...
Updated: 3 months ago
Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen stirs up good times in Brandon

Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen stirs up good times in Brandon

WHAT I ATE: Given its name, you immediately gain an idea of what to expect and Tibby’s appears to offer an array of New Orleans’ best-known dishes. I stopped by for lunch and found a collection of midday specials reasonably priced under...
Updated: 3 months ago

Kitchen fire forces evacuation of Bella’s restaurant in South Tampa

A popular South Tampa restaurant was evacuated Monday night after a fire broke out in the kitchen.
Updated: 3 months ago