Tampa Bay METRO shines its light on the brave, creative, and inspiring local restaurants making a culinary difference in our neighborhoods.

The Independents: Anise Global Gastrobar

  Anise Global Gastrobar     Anise Global Gastrobar, downtown Tampa's glowing jewel, celebrates 4 years of growth and accolades. While the award-winning bar program continues to remain on top, the culinary team spreads their wings by...
Ocean Hai restaurant in Tampa

The Independents: Ocean Hai

  Ocean Hai  Ocean Hai, the signature restaurant of the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, offers the area’s only Asian-fusion cuisine and features local seafood and farm-raised fare, served in a refined, stylish atmosphere. Open for...
Birch & Vine at The Birchwood in St. Petersburg

The Independents: Birch & Vine

  Birch & Vine at The Birchwood   There has been a lot of activity at Birch & Vine lately! Chef Luke Decker’s all NEW brunch, lunch & dinner menus feature locally sourced meats, fish and vegetables...

The Independents: Beach Bar at Bay Harbor Hotel

  Welcome to the “Sweet Spot” of dining experiences.  The high quality beach fare, polished service and relaxed atmosphere offers incredible value and a versatile dining experience, great for family outings or intimate date nights. The...
Cask Social Kitchen South Tampa

The Independents: Cask Social Kitchen

  Cask Social Kitchen From Herb Crusted Hanger Steak to Chicken ‘N Waffles, Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese, creative flatbreads, and unique salads, Cask Social Kitchen is serving up new American fare with a Southern twist on...
Locale Market

The Independents: Locale Market

  Locale Market The locals simply call it LOCALE. The media calls it one of the “Best Food Halls in America.” Restaurant insiders know it as celebrity chef Michael Mina’s “Think Tank.” By whatever name you...
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...

The Independents: Roux

  Break The Rouxles Roux’s signature cuisine has become the darling of regional food aficionados, and for good reason. The highly approachable menu blends comfortable, new Southern classics with the iconic Fresh Creole and Cajun dishes...
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...
Beach Bar & Restaurant

The Independents: Beach Bar & Restaurant

  Beach Bar & Restaurant At The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa Showcasing sunsets daily and it just might have one of the best waterfront locations in Tampa Bay. Located next to The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas...