All of you visitors sampling our local fare?
On Janet Keeler's list of 20 Tampa Bay food favorites? That's right. The Bloomin' Onion.
The deep-fried onion bloom has many copycats now but it's a local original, having sprung from the test kitchens of Outback Steakhouse, a chain born and nurtured in Tampa. There are lots of devotees of this sinful appetizer.