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Garrison Tavern Opens at Tampa Marriott Water Street

Just in time for the Lightning playoffs, Garrison Tavern has opened at the newly rebranded Tampa Marriott Water Street (formerly the Tampa Marriott Waterside)....

Taste @The Straz

  Located along the Straz Center’s spectacular riverfront, Taste @The Straz features food samplings from many of the Bay area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Ticket...

Taste of Japan at Roy’s

  A delicious dinner option at Roy’s includes the new Global Tasting Menu, offering a taste of Japan, available through April 30. We recently had...

Celebrate National Margarita Day and Feel Good Too

  Ole’! Today is National Margarita Day and March is National MS Awareness Month and at Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar when you order the “Margarita for Multiple Sclerosis” they will contribute a portion of...

Celebrate The Big Game with a Frito Pie

Chef Frank, Creative Culinary Director of The Rez Grill, has created a special dish to celebrate just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Check...

The Zombie Pirate: The Perfect Grog For Ye Maties!

The pirates are setting upon Tampa Bay and it’s time for the locals to prepare for the annual invasion in typical fashion — throw...

BEST OF METRO 2019: Dining & Spirits

Best of Dining & Spirits   Heights Public Market at Armature Works Best New Foodie Hub It’s a foodie paradise located inside Armature Works with 14 options for...

Punch It Up this Holiday Season

Courtesy of Family Features   If you are looking to host an unforgettable holiday cocktail party, punch can make a memorable impression on your guests and...

Savor Simplicity For The Holidays

Holiday recipes worth sharing Family Features   Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season,...

METRO Foodie: Birch & Vine Restaurant

New Menu for Fall at Birch & Vine Restaurant   It didn’t take long for Amelia Island native, Lee Aquino, to earn his way as Executive...

Celebrate National Lobster Day

Who doesn’t love lobster? Enjoy one of most delicious creatures from the ocean at The Council Oak Lounge with special menu items to celebrate...

METRO FOODIE: Sugar-Free Margarita Recipe

  They say tequila won’t fix all your problems, but we say it’s worth a shot. And this July 24, you’ll have ample opportunity to...

Must-Have Recipes for Your Hot Summer Soirees

(Family Features) Summer in Tampa Bay is all about enjoying the warm weather and sunshine with family and friends, but even with the longer...

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...

Friday Is National Doughnut Day. Here’s Where To Get A Sweet...

  Tampa Bay Celebrates National Doughnut Day If you’re looking to get your hands on one of the delectable circular treats this National Doughnut Day, there...

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest No. 21 Grand Tasting

  Bern's Winefest No. 21 VIP & Grand Tasting When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 Where: Haven, South Tampa   Grand Tasting tickets sell-out quickly and are one of the...

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...

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....

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...

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...

BEST OF METRO 2018: Dining & Spirits

  Best of Dining & Spirits   The Hall on Franklin Best New Food Court Concept A chic new restaurant in the Tampa Heights area offers seven drink and...

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...

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...

7th Annual Tampa Pig Jig

  Tampa Pig Jig   More than 8,500 barbecue and music fans will converge on Tampa’s riverfront in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for the 7th Annual Tampa...

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...

A Foodie In Paradise

    Fish To Fork Weekend at The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort By Chad H. Vorbrich   What happens when eight of the most talented chefs from around...

7 Tips to Master the Grill This Summer

Mastering the Grill This Summer   (Family Features) Becoming a master of the grill doesn’t have to be complicated. Test out these seven tips for quick...

The Face of Specialty Oils & Balsamics

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Specialty Oils & Balsamics JARED LEAL     Celebrating a successful one year in business, this...

Getaway: Naples Grande Beach Resort

    A Peaceful or Playful Escape Naples Grande Beach Resort | By Patricia A. Vorbrich   Set on 23 waterfront acres on Florida’s Paradise Coast, adjoining a 200...

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...

SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival

  Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other in Tampa on Friday, May 12, 2017 at The Florida Aquarium! At SeaGrapes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Spring-Inspired Easter Brunch

    (Family Features)  Spring is blooming on your Easter table. From yellow chick cupcakes to blueberry French-toast casseroles, there are plenty of ways to wow...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

5 Festive Cocktail Recipes

  Cheers! This holiday season is the perfect time to gather around and make memories. Whether you’re getting together with family or throwing a party with...

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...

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...

Grape Ideas For Heart-Healthy Meals

  Reach for grapes as a heart-healthy snack and an inventive ingredient   (Family Features) Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor,...

Where Everything That Happens Around The Table Is Considered Sacred

  North Tampa's Sacred Pepper. Worshiping food, flavors, people and style. By Patricia A. Vorbrich     Upscale dining in North Tampa has been long overdue, enter Candy DeBartolo and...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Behind the Bar with Dean Hurst: All About the Spirits

  Metro Shares a Bar Chat with Dean Hurst. By Ronda M. Parag   Dean Hurst has a deep appreciation for the bartenders skill set, while creating a...

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...

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...

What To Do: Got To WaZoo

The 21st Annual WaZoo BeerFest This all-inclusive tasting event at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features samples of 250 beers from 70 breweries, a variety of...

Bern’s Steak House Wins James Beard Award

Photos courtesy of Bern’s Steak House: Eric Renaud, Senior Sommelier and Bern’s Owner, David Laxer   A perfect way to kick start the 60 year anniversary...

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