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After turmoil, chef's new place features Florida cuisine

Chef Gary Moran and wife Amy Moran, most recently of Knife & Co., purchased Delizie on S MacDill Avenue, renaming it Wimauma. The logo is a vintage postage stamp with the faces of the founders' three daughters, Willie, Maude and Mary, whose names make up the word Wimauma.

The casual eatery will open Friday, serving "all fresh local Florida cuisine." On the menu will be steamed shrimp; seafood stew; buttermilk hoe cake with house-smoked trout, caramel butter and flying fish caviar; and fried oyster sandwich with crispy fried oysters and smoked tomato jam.

Chef Moran will make his own jams and raise herbs in the garden out back.

The Morans had worked briefly at Knife & Co. before disagreements with owner Ron Stewart caused a rift and their departure four days after opening.

Wimauma is at 4205 S MacDill Ave. and will be open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; (813) 793-1687.

After turmoil, chef's new place features Florida cuisine 12/12/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 1:47pm]
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