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Easy Spring Dishes and Treats

Easy Spring Lamb, Sides and Treats (Family Features) This Easter holiday, hop into a new tradition and swap your classic ham for savory lamb.Cooking lamb can be easier than many might think, especially when using...
The Rococo Burger

Must Try: The Fabled Rococo Burger

What Makes This Award-Winning Behemoth So Good? The steak burger is blended house-ground NY Strip in a 70/30 meat to fat ratio which matches the 70/30 brioche bun. The mammoth 8oz. burger and brioche bun are...
Rooster & The Till

Fresh. Local. Modern.

Modern American At Rooster & The Till By Patricia Vorbrich  Ferrell Alvarez has had an interest in food since the age of 15, and through his climb in the culinary industry, he has learned his passion...
Tampa Bay Metro Foodie article about The Mill

Foodie: Pushing Culinary Boundaries

  The Mill in St. Pete By Ronda M. Parag  The dining scene in downtown St. Petersburg is exploding and the timing is right for the culinary movement. “With the addition of great new restaurants, we are...
Doc B's Fresh Kitchen Interior

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen in Tampa

Seeking Fresh Comfort Food In A Modern Social Setting?   Doc B's Fresh Kitchen to the Rescue.   A chic and contemporary interior invites guests inside at the new Doc B’s located on Bay Street in International Plaza....
Cruzan Coconut Mojito recipe

National Mojito Day Cocktails

 National Mojito Day is Monday, July 11 and what better way to beat the summer heat than sipping on a deliciously cold cocktail! This year, go beyond the standard muddled mint mojito and celebrate with the Cruzan Mango...

Celebrated Chef Marc Murphy Opens Grey Salt

  Celebrity Chef Melds Rustic Farmhouse with Modern Casino Glitz Get a taste of the Big Apple in Tampa with the new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant by celebrity chef, Marc Murphy. Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &...
Seasons 52 Asian-Glazed ChIlean Sea Bass

Inspired by the Season

Guided by Flavor Seasons 52 Summer Menu Is In Full SwingIn keeping with their mission of using only fresh, in–season ingredients and preparing them with rustic techniques like oak-fire grilling and brick oven roasting to...
grilling tips for Tampa Bay

10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

Make Your Outdoor Parties Unforgettable  (Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling...
Holiday Food 2018

8 Simple Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining

8 Simple Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining  (Family Features) For holiday parties of any size, tasty appetizers and starters are menu must-haves. While the main course roasts and before dessert is served, guests may flock...
Asparagus Tart

Make Your Ham Brunch Shine This Spring

 (Family Features) It’s time to shed those winter layers and enjoy the warmth and brightness of the spring season. And what’s the best way to do this, you might ask? Why not give your...
Souzou Asian Fusion

Imagine. Create. Inspire.

  Asian Cuisine at Souzou Fusion By Patricia A. Vorbrich  With a vision to bring world-inspired cuisine and architecture to St. Petersburg, the Executive team of Patrick Marston, local entrepreneur, long time restaurateur Mike Harting, and a...
patriotic cake

Dazzle Friends with a July 4th Feast

Celebrate the warm Tampa Bay weather, abundant outdoor activities and all the fun of July Fourth with a flavorful and festive gathering. Independence Day only comes once a year, so make it count and...

Derby Themed Dinner At Council Oak Lounge

  Get in the spirit of the Kentucky Derby a bit early by enjoying a special Woodford Reserve Pairing Dinner inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Council Oak Lounge on Thursday, April 30. Enjoy...
Spanish Wines

Select Wines that Match Your Style

  Spanish Wines To Compliment Your Taste  (Family Features) For a novice, simply distinguishing a wine preference – white or red, sweet or dry – may be the extent of his or her comfort level. However,...

Must Try: The Rococo Steak Bacon Flight

The Rococo Steak Bacon Flight Appetizer Three Styles of American Bacon, Grilled Rustic Bread, Maple Syrup.Bacon Flight | 11 Rococo Steak  |  655 2nd Ave. S  |  St. Petersburg Fl, 33701www.rococosteak.com   © Tampa Bay Metro Magazine  | ...

Council Oak Hosts Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dinner

An Evening of Fine Food & Whiskey Cocktails  A pop-up dining experience at Seminole Hard Rock's Council Oak brought together a fusion of great food and whiskey cocktails. The welcome cocktail of a Cherry Seelbach...
National Margarita Day

Celebrate National Margarita Day

 It's Monday and a great way to kickoff the week and celebrate National Margarita Day is with The Resting Garden Margarita created by Tampa mixologist, Ryan Brown. Bartender: Ryan BrownMarket: Tampa, FloridaBar Name: Anise Global GastrobarMargarita Style:...
Stillwater Tavern in St. Petersburg

Stillwaters Tavern

Modern Tavern Hits Beach Drive The white subway tiles and hanging Edison bulb lighting create a modern and inviting feel to the latest addition to the dining scene in St. Petersburg. The tufted, high backed...
Executive Chef, Luke Decker

Chef Luke Decker: Passionate, Creative and Intense.

  The Birchwood's New Executive Chef, Luke Decker By Ronda M. Parag   There are many new and exciting things cooking up in the kitchen at The Birchwood. First, is the announcement of their new Executive Chef, Luke...
Del Frisco's Grille Upper Deck

Modern Grille and Chill

Del Frisco’s Grille Has Something For Everyone  Del Frisco's Grille glowing & buzzing with activity.Photo © Pezz Photo; www.pezzphoto.com    Modern, inviting, stylish and fun. Del Frisco’s Grille in Tampa is a modern and fun destination for dining,...

Celebrate National Gumbo Day

  Bring the signature dish of New Orleans’ cuisine into your kitchen with the delicious Mumbo Jumbo Seafood Gumbo recipe from Roux. On October 12, guests who dine at Roux will be offered a complimentary...
Ichicoro Ramen with plum cocktail

The Noodle Craze

  Ichicoro Ramen By Ronda M. Parag   We all remember the ramen noodles that we ate in college for about 25 cents a pack; those noodles offered a great value and filled the hungry belly of students...
St. Patrick's Day cocktail Shamrock Sour Cocktail

Sláinte! Raise A Glass To St. Patrick.

On March 17, St. Patrick's Day can tempt infrequent drinkers to get out and enjoy the festivities. Whether you plan on donning a green outfit and meeting friends out at your favorite Irish pub,...
Ocean Prime Ahi Tuna Rossini

Ocean Prime Features Dish From James Beard House Dinner

Ahi Tuna Rossini, a dish created by the Ocean Prime culinary team especially for the James Beard Dinner menu     Ocean Prime Tampa Features Dish From Brand's James Beard House Dinner Menu  Ocean Prime, an award-winning modern American...

Love Is In The Air

Celebrate love with a few special happenings in Tampa Bay for Valentine’s Day 2017. METRO’s found some great happenings (vow renewal anyone?) and restaurants that will create a romantic experience to celebrate in the...
Stinky Buns from Anise Global Gastrobar in Tampa

Must Try: Stinky Buns

   Stinky Buns from Anise Global Gastrobar These delicious small bites make great appetizers or even better late-night snacks.Choose from these options:braised pork belly with kimchi fried zucchini with crispy garlic  beer battered shrimp with papaya slaw &...
Bolts Blue Flame Cookbook

Cooking with the Tampa Bay Lightning

Bolts Blue Flame Cookbook Fans Get Healthy Recipes, Insider Perspective While Helping Fight Hunger in Tampa Bay  Eat like your favorite players with Bolts Blue Flame: Cooking with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Tampa Bay Lightning...
Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

The Independents: Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

  Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria A passion for tradition is what drives Bavaro’s founder, Dan Bavaro, in his daily pursuit of creating delicious Italian foods. For truly Neapolitan style pizza, Bavaro’s is the original in...
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

FUN & TEQUILA

Fun and Tequila at the 3rd Annual 2015 Margarita Festival   For one day, margarita lovers will take over Curtis Hixon Park and enjoy a day filled with 1,200 bottles of tequila and 20,000 pounds of...
SoHo Backyard bar

Foodie: Not Just Another Gastro Pub

SoHo Backyard’s Bar   SoHo Backyard In South Tampa Continues To Shine   The SoHo Backyard, located at 610 S. Armenia, was named South Tampa’s “BEST PUB WITH A PALATE” after it opened three years ago. Today, the gastropub continues...
VIP Signature Drink

Must Try: The VIP

  VIP Signature Cocktail at Del Frisco's GrilleSweet Hawaiian Pineapple-Infused Svedka Clementine Vodka$11.00 Del Frisco's Grille4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd.Tampa, FL 33607www.delfriscosgrille.com   © Tampa Bay Metro Magazine  |  A Metro Life Media, Inc. Publication 
2015 Tampa Savor Sarasota Kick Off

Savor Sarasota

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week June 1- 14, 2015    Calling all Foodies Now in its 10th year, Savor Sarasota offers more than 40 participating restaurants featuring multi-course menus with lunch priced at $15 and dinner at $29. Get...

Autumn Wines

Thanksgiving Wines Tips to selecting a great Thanksgiving dinner wine | By Kevin Pelley    Every year I find myself thinking about what wines to serve on Thanksgiving, during the months leading up to the big day....

Tampa Chef Performs In The Big Apple

Chef Jeannie Pierola recently performed at the famed James Beard House  This month, Chef Jeannie Pierola and her team at edison: food + drink lab, headed to New York City to delight diners and guests...
st. patrick's day cocktails

Raise A Glass To St. Patrick

Five New Cocktail Recipes For St. Patrick's Day Celebrations   On March 17, St. Patrick's Day can tempt infrequent drinkers to get out and enjoy the festivities. Don't settle for dyed-green beer on tap to get...
Roux Duck and Donuts

Must Try: Duck and Donuts

  Duck ‘n Donuts at RouxHouse-made sweet potato donut Coffee braised duck confit Poached egg Hollandaise Duck cracklings$14.00 – Roux Brunch Menu Roux4205 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611813-443-5255  |  www.rouxtampa.com   © Tampa Bay Metro Magazine  |  A Metro Life Media,...
POSTO 9 rooftop bar

Creating A Culinary Destination

POSTO 9 owners, Grace and Marco Franca  POSTO 9 A Brazilian Gastropub   In the past year, the foodie scene in downtown Lakeland has grown and now is going to explode with a new Brazilian Gastropub opening in...

Holiday Drink Recipes

 A signature cocktail is a must at any holiday get-together. Tampa Bay Metro has discovered some tasty holiday cocktails, sure to warm the cockles this season.     Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Frappe   2 oz. Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon 4...
Cinco de Mayo recipes

Metro’s Top 5 Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes

While many of our readers like drinking tequila all year round, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to mix up a round of Classic Margaritas with other non-traditional, south-of-the-border-inspired cocktails. So celebrate Cinco...
Stephan Schubert

It’s A Sweet, Sweet Life

  Meet Stephan Schubert, Executive Pastry Chef at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino By Ronda M. Parag   Overseeing all the pastries and delightful treats at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is 25-year veteran of...
Packard's Steakhouse

Delectable Cuisine On The Green

  Packard’s Steakhouse At Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club By Patricia A. Vorbrich Named after the designer of Innisbrook’s four golf courses, Larry Packard, Packard’s Steakhouse brings dining elegance to the Golf & Country Club, overlooking the signature Copperhead...

Chef Inspires Passion

The new executive chef at Rococo Steak, Matthew Rainey   Chef Matt from Rococo Steak Inspires Passion Rococo Steak is starting a new “Fresh Menu,” with special offerings created by Chef Matt to be enjoyed for a...
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Gettin’ Tiki With It

  Summer Drink Recipes The Mixologists at Datz in Tampa have created a few summer cocktails and shared the most popular Tiki cocktail concoctions with METRO. It's Tiki time!    Endless Summer Ingredients: 1 oz      Bernheim Wheat Whiskey 1 oz  ...
The Rezz at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

The Rez Grill Opens in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The newly opened Rez Grill offers elevated comfort food including delicious house made biscuits, shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. The new American grill concept is under the direction of Creative Culinary Director,...
Damn The Weather cocktail feature

Damn The Weather: Soothing Cocktail Recipes

 If you’ve been paying attention to the weather lately, you’ve probably heard about hurricane Irma. It’s been wreaking havoc on the Caribbean, and now has its evil intentions set on the Florida Keys and Miami,...
Strawberry Lemon Glade

10 Cocktails For The Bay

Stay cool and hydrated with these fruity warm-weather-friendly drinks. Use fruits of the season including kiwis, strawberries, peaches, oranges and watermelon to add flavor to these delicious cocktails.Strawberry Lemon Glade 2 oz        Strawberry RumShine 3...
Colored Egg Chart

Easter Egg Dyeing Guide

  (Family Features) Dye your Easter eggs in custom colors you won't find in a kit with these unique food color combinations to bring seasonal hues to your Easter basket and dinner decor. For more...
muscadet wine

Wine

  Muscadet: On the Verge of Extinction?  Muscadet is the wine made in the westernmost end of the Loire Valley. This bone-dry style of white wine has a well-deserved reputation for being the world’s finest pairing...
Cheese & Charcuterie at The Mill restaurant in St. Petersburg

Must Try: Cheese and Charcuterie at The Mill

  Living on Meats & Cheeses   Cheese and charcuterie can be a meal in itself and the options at The Mill are quite unique. “We wanted to do cheese and charcuterie a little bit different,” said...
porch wines

Porch Wines

 Porch Wines  |  By Kevin Pelley  Summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, arrived on Friday, June 21. The summer solstice occurs when the Earth’s axis is the most aligned towards...
Birch & Vine at The Birchwood

The Independents: Birch & Vine at The Birchwood

  Birch & Vine at The Birchwood Located inside the historic hotel on bustling Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg, Birch & Vine offers a delicious and tantalizing menu for lunch and dinner, under the...
roux-tampa

Expect the Unexpected

   Roux Brings Cajun & Creole to Tampa By Ronda M. Parag   When owners, Roger & Suzanne Perry do something, they do it right. As owners of Datz and Dough in South Tampa, the  couple decided to...
Capital Grill Gorganzola Truffle Burger

Elevating The Burger Experience

The New Gorgonzola and Black Truffle Wagyu Burger.  Restaurant's like The Capital Grille, legendary for dry aged steaks, added the New Gorgonzola and Black Truffle Wagyu Burger to a lunch menu now offering a gourmet food experience...
Tampa Bay Metro holiday coctail recipes

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

 Whether you're toasting to turkey day or gearing up for a day of family debates at the dinner table, one thing's for sure: A festive cocktail in hand is sure to make Thanksgiving a...
METRO PIX: Bern's Winefest VIP Party & Grand Tasting

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest VIP Party & Grand Tasting

 Sunday, April 17 The Grandeur of Bern's Winefest No.19 Culminated with a VIP Party & Grand Tasting  Bern's Winefest Grand Tasting kicked off early with an exclusive VIP Party, patrons enjoyed the grandeur and elegance of the...
Lamb recipe on Tampa Bay Metro blog

Delicious Lamb Recipes

  The Many Loves of American Lamb    (Family Features) Romeo and Juliet. Antony and Cleopatra. Lamb and Potatoes (or Mint or Feta). The list of American lamb’s great loves goes on and on. This luscious protein...
Central Otago

Wine Regions You Should Try

  Up-and-Coming Wine Regions to Try in 2015 By Kevin Pelley   Now is a great time to be a wine lover. Never in history have there been so many quality wines being produced from around the world. ...
FarmTable Kitchen

FarmTable Kitchen

Casual Meets Gourmet  Located on the second floor of St. Petersburg’s Sundial, and above Chef Michael Mina’s LOCALE Market, FarmTable Kitchen is a new American restaurant featuring farm-to-table cuisine that focuses on fresh, seasonal, regionally...

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