Sunday, August 05, 2018

Food

Local craft beer of the week: Reel Slo Irish Red Ale, 81Bay Brewing Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Reel Slo Irish Red Ale, 81Bay Brewing Co.

You may notice a new name in the cooler this week, as another Tampa Bay brewery has launched a line of canned beers. The first canning run from Tampa’s 81Bay Brewing Co. includes The Sun Viking IPA, Coffee Porter and Reel Slo Irish Red Ale. Reel Slo,...
Published: 08/02/18
Updated: 08/03/18
Rooster and the Till owners will open a taqueria in Sparkman Wharf

Rooster and the Till owners will open a taqueria in Sparkman Wharf

TAMPA — Sparkman Wharf, a part of the $3 billion Water Street Tampa neighborhood, has revealed the first major restaurant of its promised ten regional chefs and restaurateurs to join the lineup of culinary concepts.Two of Tampa’s most celebrated rest...
Published: 08/02/18
At Tessera of Brandon, seniors are all about organic food, goat yoga and living

At Tessera of Brandon, seniors are all about organic food, goat yoga and living

BRANDON — Virginia Geisler, 84, sat in a patio chair, her two Tennessee beefsteak tomatoes tied off tightly in a plastic bag. She would make tomato sandwiches with them, using the lettuce she grows in a planter box outside her unit at Tessera of Bran...
Published: 07/31/18
Updated: 08/01/18
10 ideas for no-cook summer meals

10 ideas for no-cook summer meals

Now that summer is in full swing, the oven roasts my apartment along with my food. Even turning on the stovetop is risky, dooming me to sticky misery for the sake of a single tortilla. I’ve started eating cereal for dinner.We’ve got a couple more mon...
Published: 08/01/18
Restaurant openings: Left Bank Bistro, Nekter, Mekenita Cantina

Restaurant openings: Left Bank Bistro, Nekter, Mekenita Cantina

NOW OPEN: MEKENITA CANTINAOne of my favorite Mexican spots has pulled up stakes in Lutz, changed its name from Mekenita Mexican Grille to Mekenita Cantina and moved to a central spot at 6707 N Florida Ave. in Seminole Heights. Bodega and Mandarin Hei...
Published: 08/01/18
Bar review: Fat Rabbit puts some hop into cocktails

Bar review: Fat Rabbit puts some hop into cocktails

Published: 08/02/18
Restaurant review: Frank Chivas’ new Belleair Bluffs spot Seaweed is a revelation with fresh fish and an interesting menu

Restaurant review: Frank Chivas’ new Belleair Bluffs spot Seaweed is a revelation with fresh fish and an interesting menu

BELLEAIR BLUFFSI’ve been writing about Baystar Restaurant Group since I started at the Times 10 years ago. I’ve been writing about its founders Frank Chivas and the late, larger-than-life Tom Pritchard for just as long. I’ve reviewed most of their re...
Published: 07/30/18
Updated: 07/31/18
New restaurants: Saigon Blonde inspired by ’60s-era Vietnam, boozy ice cream at Beans & Barlour

New restaurants: Saigon Blonde inspired by ’60s-era Vietnam, boozy ice cream at Beans & Barlour

NOW OPEN: SAIGON BLONDEInspired by the dark tropical intensity of ’60s-era Vietnam, St. Pete local Peri Bandazian has transformed the former Lux space at 265 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg into an immersive bar experience. Her design incorporates com...
Published: 07/25/18
Updated: 07/30/18
Jim Delligatti, the man who created McDonald’s Big Mac, dies at 98

Jim Delligatti, the man who created McDonald’s Big Mac, dies at 98

Associated PressPITTSBURGH —You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. Michael James "Jim" Delligatti, the McDonald...
Published: 11/30/16
Updated: 07/30/18
Tofu gets a bad rap sometimes. Here’s how to make it great.

Tofu gets a bad rap sometimes. Here’s how to make it great.

Tofu has long since ceased to be a special ingredient, especially now that meatless eating has become mainstream. But it still confounds some of us. Perhaps because it’s so versatile — you can do so much with it, you may not know where to start. Plus...
Published: 08/01/18