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Houck, Jeff

Tribune Staff

‘Brief History of Beer’ is tale told live at Ybor City pub


The idea for writing the stage show “A Brief History of Beer” came to Trish Parry and William Glenn, perhaps not surprisingly, over pints of beer in Great Britain.

Invasive lionfish a tricky catch, but a tasty dish

- A important reason for making them a dinner special: Lionfish also are venomous, and there are way too many of them in tropical waters.

Variety of perks at 'new' Buddy Brew

- The Buddy Brew coffee brand's evolution takes another step forward today as Dave and Susan Ward open their expanded retail shop to customers.

The Sip: Maddon gives his batting order of wines


In March 2006, Joe Maddon was just starting his first spring training as the manager of the (then) Tampa Bay Devil Rays. After a morning workout at the team’s former spring training home in St. Petersburg, Maddon ...

Operating eateries is challenge for museums

- When state health inspectors closed the cafe inside the Museum of Science and Industry last month due to unsanitary conditions, the incident highlighted the challenges museums throughout the Tampa Bay area face while runnin...

Houck: Restaurateur Gonzmart passionate about prostate cancer


Men can talk all day about the NFL Draft, the best day of fishing they ever had or how their child in Little League hit a ground ball through the gap to win the game.

Chef says food helps us share, overlook differences


Carla Hall wants everyone to get along.

The Sip: Brewer gets her dream job at a new venture


Leslie Deppert got into beer making because of her love for cooking.

World’s Largest Food Truck Rally even larger


The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally will try to break its own record at the Florida State Fairgrounds, but this time organizers say they're ready for the giant crowds.

Health study ranks Tampa area counties in middle


The stress of a long job commute can affect your health. So can living in a home with poor plumbing, too many people or an insufficient kitchen.

Datz, Dough owners add Roux to the mix


The owners of Datz and Dough restaurants said Monday they plan to open a third restaurant on South MacDill Avenue in Tampa, this time in th...

Buckhorn is Tampa's 'foodie mayor'

- Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn savors his "foodie mayor" title. It's one he uses while trying to make the city restaurant friendly.

The Sip: Botched Hunahpu’s Day brings out worst in beer fans


“See, this is why we can’t have nice things.”

Celebrity chef's Tampa show puts focus on fun


Fans of Food Network star Alton Brown love his quirky mix of fun and factual information about food and everything that gets it to the plate.

Food, fun, learning at Tampa Bay Beer Week

- The number of events at Tampa Bay Beer Week has jumped dramatically since the craft beer scene exploded in Tampa, St. Petersburg and the rest of Florida.

Tampa chefs, Cigar City founder get James Beard nods

- Tampa chefs Greg Baker, of The Refinery in Seminole Heights, and Chad Johnson, of SideBern's on south Howard Avenue, each are semifinalists in the Best Chef: South category.

Orlando serves up key culinary event


ORLANDO — Mention this city's name, and a few brand names immediately come to mind.