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Wing House restaurant chain sold to Tampa investment fund

Wing House restaurant chain sold to Tampa investment fund

TAMPA — Executives of Ker’s Wing House didn’t just sell a basket of chicken wings on Thursday. They sold the whole Tampa-based restaurant chain.
Published: 07/03/14
Bonefish partners reunite for new St. Pete eatery

Bonefish partners reunite for new St. Pete eatery

ST. PETERSBURG — John Mays and T.J. Thielbar get the same jolt of excitement from building their new Noble Crust restaurant on Fourth Street as they felt while they were helping build the first Bonefish Grill restaurant on the same road 14 yea...
Published: 07/03/14
Italian flavors, ambiance inspire SoHo restaurant Ava

Italian flavors, ambiance inspire SoHo restaurant Ava

TAMPA — The black, hulking, Italian-made Acunto oven will stand front-and-center in the restaurant like a 900-degree, fire-breathing pizza dragon. Walk through the angled, 14-foot-tall front door and you can take a seat at the bar on an A-shap...
Updated: 1 months ago
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.”
Updated: 1 months ago
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...
Updated: 1 months ago
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. ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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.
Updated: 1 months ago
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