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Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

Food News

Seafood lovers, this is your fantasy weekend

Seafood lovers, this is your fantasy weekend

Around here, we check off another item in the “good life” column during the first weekend of November. That’s when we celebrate our biggest, most festive event in all of South Shore.
Published: 10/30/14
Dining Review: Florida brews, Creole dishes to choose at Cajun Café

Dining Review: Florida brews, Creole dishes to choose at Cajun Café

The toughest thing about dining at Cajun Café on the Bayou is trying to decide what to pick from the menu.
Published: 10/29/14
John’s Pass Seafood Fest draws record crowd, organizers say

John’s Pass Seafood Fest draws record crowd, organizers say

MADEIRA BEACH — Nestled in the shadow of the sprawling Hooters and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurants that draw hoards of tourists to John’s Pass each year, a weekend festival of artisans, musicians and chefs gave locals a chance to show...
Published: 10/26/14
WTFork: Take advantage of Tampa area’s best restaurant deals

WTFork: Take advantage of Tampa area’s best restaurant deals

Having been a Tampa Bay area restaurant blogger for the past several years, and an armchair food critic for even longer, I’m eager to share my substantial stash of foodie finds and happenings with fellow gastronomes.
Published: 10/24/14
Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Armed with a willingness to risk lunch on something new, I recently drove over to Ruskin to check out JP Dacey’s Original Spiedies – a new food truck on Shell Point Road.
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/23/14
Starbucks announces chestnut praline latte, mobile ordering

Starbucks announces chestnut praline latte, mobile ordering

Pumpkin spice is old news. Now say hello to the chestnut praline latte.
Published: 10/22/14
How ‘Sweet Tweets’ it is

How ‘Sweet Tweets’ it is

If there is such a thing as a dessert conspiracy, then Sweet Tweets Cakery, at 11127 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood, could be considered a front for a much larger operation. Owners Leticia and Scott Stovern opened the shop in 2011 as a way to e...
Published: 10/22/14
Gonzmart to resurrect Tampa’s historic Goody Goody restaurant

Gonzmart to resurrect Tampa’s historic Goody Goody restaurant

Richard Gonzmart remembers going to the downtown Goody Goody as a kid with his grandfather for burgers, and picking up pies on the way to family parties.
Published: 10/20/14
For hip, funky dining, try Seminole Heights

For hip, funky dining, try Seminole Heights Video

The Fodder & Shine building site is a frenzy of construction, with contractors of all sorts trying to make a deadline for a soft opening for the Florida Cracker cuisine restaurant in early December, thus adding yet another funky destination to the gr...
Published: 10/20/14
Love stone crabs? Try catching your own

Love stone crabs? Try catching your own

For most, a plateful of succulent stone crab claw meat, tender and dripping with drawn butter, comes with a soon to be flattened wallet.
Published: 10/15/14