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Weeklong cycling trip through Montana slightly frightening at times but totally fun

Weeklong cycling trip through Montana slightly frightening at times but totally fun

WHITEFISH, Mont.You’re 16. You’re wearing your lucky jeans, your friends are picking you up soon and four hours of Saturday night stretch out before you. You have the thought: "Anything could happen tonight!" You could find love; triumph, fail, chang...
Published: 09/12/18
What’s new in food: Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, National Cheeseburger Day

What’s new in food: Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, National Cheeseburger Day

DINE AROUND: CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEKPromoted by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is celebrating its ninth year Friday through Sept. 23. The culinary celebration offers foodies an opportunity to exper...
Published: 09/12/18
America’s favorite Mexican restaurant is apparently Taco Bell

America’s favorite Mexican restaurant is apparently Taco Bell

And America’s favorite Mexican restaurant is ....Taco Bell?Sure, it sounds like a headline from The Onion, but a new survey from the Harris Poll EquiTrend Study finds that, indeed, Taco Bell beats out the likes of Chipotle, Moe’s Southwest Grill, B...
Published: 09/11/18
‘Lox her up’: Controversy swirls after Cynthia Nixon orders fish on cinnamon raisin bagel

‘Lox her up’: Controversy swirls after Cynthia Nixon orders fish on cinnamon raisin bagel

It was the New York Democratic primary’s equivalent of an October surprise: With three days to go until the election, gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon revealed that she likes to put lox, capers and red onion on cinnamon raisin bagels.The news w...
Published: 09/11/18
From the food editor: This citrus chopped salad needs a good, homemade vinaigrette

From the food editor: This citrus chopped salad needs a good, homemade vinaigrette

The emulsion was almost complete. Rice wine vinegar, check. A couple of glugs of nutty olive oil, check. Some honey, a dash of soy sauce, salt and pepper. Just one ingredient left to go, and it was a crucial one. Sesame oil. It would offer the unique...
Published: 09/11/18
Restaurant review: Part fish shack, part high-end cocktail bar, Trophy Fish in St. Petersburg thrives on a fresh approach

Restaurant review: Part fish shack, part high-end cocktail bar, Trophy Fish in St. Petersburg thrives on a fresh approach

ST. PETERSBURGI value restaurants and people the same way, I suppose. I like those with a take. They don’t have to be the smartest or the prettiest, but the ones I like have a unique perspective, something that differentiates them from everybody else...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/11/18
From ‘Top Chef’ stardom to bankruptcy: The rise and fall of Mike Isabella

From ‘Top Chef’ stardom to bankruptcy: The rise and fall of Mike Isabella

WASHINGTON — Sitting in a private dining room at Arroz, his Spanish-inspired restaurant, Mike Isabella wants to explain his side of the story. It’s the day before the chef and restaurateur will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and he wants to dispel w...
Published: 09/10/18
Tampa’s Fly Bar and Restaurant will move locations

Tampa’s Fly Bar and Restaurant will move locations

TAMPA — Restaurant announcements for Sparkman Wharf and Strategic Property Partners’ 50-acre Water Street Tampa project have come fast and furious the past couple weeks. With a price tag of more than $3 billion and reading like a who’s who of Tampa B...
Published: 09/07/18
Bar review: At Top Shelf Sports Lounge, beer comes with side of hockey rinks

Bar review: At Top Shelf Sports Lounge, beer comes with side of hockey rinks

Of all the implausible locations I’ve visited for a night at the bar, a hockey rink in Wesley Chapel is one of the most unique. A few months back, I caught wind of a new sports bar’s grand opening, located in the upper deck of Florida Hospital Center...
Published: 09/06/18
What’s new in food: The Artisan, Big Ray’s Fish Camp, Joe and Son’s Olive Oils

What’s new in food: The Artisan, Big Ray’s Fish Camp, Joe and Son’s Olive Oils

COMING SOON: THE ARTISANGulfport is heating up. I’ve been hearing raves about Golden Dinosaurs vegan deli, and now it seems that seasoned restaurateurs Michael Stewart, left, and Tom Golden will open an art and food collective called the Artisan in G...
Published: 09/05/18
Updated: 09/06/18