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Restaurant review: With food and decor, On Swann brings high level of excellence to Hyde Park Village

Restaurant review: With food and decor, On Swann brings high level of excellence to Hyde Park Village

TAMPA — So many amateurs get into the restaurant business. They think: I’ve been eating out my whole life. What is there to know? You make food, you serve food, you clean up afterward, right? And these people, by and large, fail.
Published: 06/20/16
From On Swann to Portillo’s, 11 Tampa Bay restaurants opening this summer

From On Swann to Portillo’s, 11 Tampa Bay restaurants opening this summer

Just as the Florida growing season is winding down, a new crop of Tampa Bay restaurants has sprouted. Makes sense. Summer tends to be a little slow for our dining scene, so it yields an ideal time to throw open the doors and work out the kinks before...
Updated one month ago
Want to save the gulf? Whole Foods wants you to eat lionfish

Want to save the gulf? Whole Foods wants you to eat lionfish

TAMPA — You’ve seen their unicorn-like horns, venomous spines and distinctive stripes on movie screens and behind the glass walls of aquariums, but are you ready to see lionfish on your dinner plate?
Updated one month ago
Kozuba & Sons brings Polish craft distillery to St. Petersburg

Kozuba & Sons brings Polish craft distillery to St. Petersburg

Fred Langford swept up the coarse drifts of Canadian rye malt that had escaped the auger on the concrete platform outside. Inside, the Kozuba family tidied up from milling grain.
Updated one month ago
Tampa Bay bars have trouble holding their bourbon thanks to ‘Mad Men,’ barrel shortage

Tampa Bay bars have trouble holding their bourbon thanks to ‘Mad Men,’ barrel shortage

TAMPA — It was called the Mad Men effect.
Updated one month ago
Server from Clearwater Hamburger Mary’s to be featured on ‘Undercover Boss

Server from Clearwater Hamburger Mary’s to be featured on ‘Undercover Boss

CLEARWATER — Kenny Lawson waited tables at Hamburger Mary’s on Wednesday, wearing a baseball cap backward. He offered customers Queen Mary burgers and Love Me Tenders chicken strips, fielded reservations for drag queen bingo and served ...
Updated one month ago
After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

TAMPA — Jack “Smokey” Whiteside tried to relax as he sat with his wife, daughter and nephew on the old wooden benches outside the entrance of the Colonnade restaurant Wednesday morning.
Updated one month ago
How did Bonefish Grill go from Tampa Bay’s exciting new restaurant to an afterthought?

How did Bonefish Grill go from Tampa Bay’s exciting new restaurant to an afterthought?

TAMPA — The first time Diane Atherton went to a Bonefish Grill eight years ago, she couldn’t wait to go back again.
Updated: 2 months ago
Bern’s Steak House wins Tampa’s first James Beard Award in decades

Bern’s Steak House wins Tampa’s first James Beard Award in decades

Iconic South Tampa mainstay Bern’s Steak House brought home the first James Beard Award won by a Tampa restaurant in more than two decades on Monday.
Updated: 2 months ago
The fresh flavor of white asparagus is worth searching for

The fresh flavor of white asparagus is worth searching for

Here in America, we think of white asparagus as the pink elephant of the vegetable world — not even a rumor so much as a hallucination.
Updated: 2 months ago