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Restaurants have fallen hard for soft openings

Restaurants have fallen hard for soft openings

“Soft opening. Grand opening. When they opened The Flamingo, one day it was closed, the next it was open. End of story. I know, I was there.”
Published: 06/29/14
Eatery keeps Indian tradition alive

Eatery keeps Indian tradition alive

ZEPHYRHILLS — A tandoor, or clay oven, glows with heat as Mayoor Restaurant owner and chef Samual Sahai cooks fresh vegetables and a spinach-and-cheese sauce over the stove for the upcoming lunch crowd. Reaching into the tandoor he pulls out a...
Published: 06/29/14
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. breaking ground with Bad A** Beerfest

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. breaking ground with Bad A** Beerfest

In May, Ybor City-based Tampa Bay Brewing Co. announced it would build a second brewery and restaurant in Westchase to keep pace with customer demand for its Old Elephant Foot India pale ale. ...
Published: 06/26/14
Nature’s Table to bring fresh options to downtown

Nature’s Table to bring fresh options to downtown

TAMPA — When John Olejnik moved to Tampa in 1992, downtown was a dead zone. After the workweek, the streets were empty. It was a shock.
Published: 06/25/14
Tampa’s Eats! restaurant expands into Riverview

Tampa’s Eats! restaurant expands into Riverview

RIVERVIEW — Traveling to Valrico to visit family during the past decade, Tampa restaurateur Chris Rose noticed immense changes as the area exploded in growth in the bedroom communities surrounding Brandon.
Updated: 1 months ago
Tampa becoming a  barbecue heaven

Tampa becoming a barbecue heaven

Danny Hernandez’s Holy Hog barbecue restaurant chain is growing rapidly, with a new location opening downtown soon.
Updated: 1 months ago
Sweet and savory treats at Universal’s new Harry Potter park

Sweet and savory treats at Universal’s new Harry Potter park

ORLANDO – Food at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley park opening July 8 at Universal Orlando Resort is based on traditional British cuisine, with some unusual twists inspired by the Harry Potter books and films. And itȁ...
Updated: 1 months ago
Roy’s Pacific Rim-inspired menu is taking on a local flavor

Roy’s Pacific Rim-inspired menu is taking on a local flavor

TAMPA — When chef Roy Yamaguchi opened his first Roy’s restaurant in Hawaii in 1988, his signature Pacific Rim-inspired Hawaiian cuisine was a largely foreign concept to the dining public on the U.S. mainland....
Updated: 1 months ago
Clearwater studio hosts Ronco’s big new pitch

Clearwater studio hosts Ronco’s big new pitch

CLEARWATER — With his bald head, sculpted beard, gleaming smile, booming voice and burly build, TV pitchman Marc Gill stands behind the fake kitchen counter like a caffeinated pirate in a red and black chef's coat. ...
Updated: 1 months ago
The Sip: Winemaker's visit to Tampa is a labor of Loveblock

The Sip: Winemaker's visit to Tampa is a labor of Loveblock

New Zealand winemaker Kim Crawford visits Tampa, the Le Meridien is a cool new place to drink, and The Vinoy partners with 3 Daughters Brewing for a new beer.
Updated: 1 months ago