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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Dining

A vegetarian Passover entry anyone can love

A vegetarian Passover entry anyone can love

Let’s say that most of the folks coming to your place for the Passover feast are vegetarians. And let’s say that you want to cater to them without breaking the hearts of the die-hard carnivores whose mouths water at the very thought of ...
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Chicken marbella is the iconic recipe you need in your life

Chicken marbella is the iconic recipe you need in your life

When this recipe for Chicken Marbella was first created by The Silver Palate catering and take out shop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, it earned an immediate following. When the recipe was later published in “The Silver Palate Cookbook&#...
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Don’t let good  fruit go to waste

Don’t let good fruit go to waste

Q: If I buy enough fruit (bananas, nectarines, etc.) to eat all week, much of it goes bad before Friday and I have to toss it. Is there any way to keep fruit from going bad so fast — or should I just resign myself to hitting the produce depart...
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Serving  fruit for dessert can be virtuous and  decadent

Serving fruit for dessert can be virtuous and decadent

According to my grandmother, fruit is God’s candy, making it the perfect ending to a meal. I agree with Grandma — fruit is a lovely, healthy way to end a meal. But I’ll also confess that the dessert lover in me sometimes craves s...
Updated one month ago
WTFork: Boutique burger joint Drama Burger stages a memorable meal on Kennedy Blvd.

WTFork: Boutique burger joint Drama Burger stages a memorable meal on Kennedy Blvd.

OK, drama-seekers … at long last you’ll be welcomed somewhere.
Updated one month ago
Go crustless for a lighter brunch, lunch or dinner

Go crustless for a lighter brunch, lunch or dinner

Just when I thought I’d churned out every variation of quiche in “quichedom,” along came a snazzy recipe for one that’s crustless.
Updated one month ago
Tampa Grilled Cheese Festival promises all varieties of gooey goodness

Tampa Grilled Cheese Festival promises all varieties of gooey goodness

How many ways are there to make a grilled cheese sandwich? A new festival coming to Tampa will explore the possibilities.
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Smoke Shack to hold grand opening Friday

Smoke Shack to hold grand opening Friday

SOUTH TAMPA — St. Louis baby back ribs, Angus brisket and pulled pork, slowly caressed by smoke for hours, have been drawing hungry customers to South Tampa’s Smoke Shack. So far, the aroma from the smokehouse is the only advertising ow...
Updated one month ago
Portillo’s Brandon opening draws hundreds of Chicago transplants

Portillo’s Brandon opening draws hundreds of Chicago transplants

BRANDON — Donning Blackhawks jerseys and Cubs caps, hundreds of transplanted Chicagoans lined up outside the new Portillo’s Tuesday to get a taste of home — Italian beef, loaded Chicago-style hot dogs and what they call the best ...
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Portillo’s opens in Brandon as hundreds attend invitation-only sneak peek

Portillo’s opens in Brandon as hundreds attend invitation-only sneak peek

BRANDON — Ask Skateland of Brandon owners John and Lori Pate about Portillo’s, the new restaurant at the corner of State Road 60 and Lakewood Drive, and their faces light up with huge smiles.
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