TAMPA HEIGHTS — In the increasingly restaurant-rich Tampa Heights neighborhood, Lector Social Club and Wine Bar will debut this fall.
TAMPA — Goody Goody is officially back in business.
Tuesday is National Cuban Sandwich Day.
It will be celebrated in Tampa, where the Cuban sandwich was born, and across the bay in St. Petersburg, where you can get some pretty good ones.
ST. PETERSBURG — At 1:40 p.m. Monday, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted, "Attention, St. Pete foodies! Stand by for some really delicious, big news." His 9,679 followers didn't have to wait long.
Tiny House Hunters may have run its course (seriously, people, stop kvetching about closet space; the whole house is 300 square feet), but I have the next HGTV hit: Really Microscopic Restaurants.
The ramen scene's newest kid on the block opened Aug. 10 at 911 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. With menu items including ramen bowls, izakaya small plates and craft cocktails, the restaurant is operating on a reservation-only basis during soft open. Prices range from $8-$18 for various dishes. …
Is it sacrilege to say Maine lobsters are the crowning crustacean? That they beat the bib off Florida's own spiny lobsters? If you agree with me, this week is for you. On Saturday and Sunday, head for the third annual Tampa Bay Lobster Festival at the Kapok Special …
It started with a dog.
In 2007, when Roland Strobel's Jack Russell Welsh corgi, Jack, got sick from his dog food, Strobel and his partner, Johan Everstijn, decided to change his diet. They made his food at home from vegan ingredients and instantly noticed a change in the 7-year-old pup.
Joe DeBartolo has pizza in his blood.
He came from a Sicilian family of restaurateurs (his dad, Vito, opened his first pizzeria in 1966), then ended up owning 75 I Love NY Pizza locations up and down the eastern seaboard. He sold them all in 2008 when the economy got bumpy for New York-style …
Chef Steve Phelps of Indigenous in Sarasota leaned over the makeshift prep tables to monitor the assembly of pulled barbecue amberjack sitting on a corn cake with kale slaw.
Think you got what it takes? You still have time to enter your cupcakes in the sixth annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest on Aug. 20 at the Morean Arts Center. A $15 entry fee allows each participant to enter one submission, which requires a minimum of four delicious …
Ready for more ramen?
Opening today is newcomer Buya Ramen, bringing springy noodles and complex broths to 911 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg.
In general, there is rough justice in the restaurant world. Good ones survive, the goofy bad ideas flail around, offer Groupons and die grim, solitary deaths. But occasionally good people with interesting vision and laudable skills are saddled with a location so tough the day-to-day slog can verge on …
Peel your eyes at Tampa International Airport, and you might just see the Rolling Stones boarding a private plane. You might see Debbie Harry lounging in a terminal. You might see Jimi Hendrix and his band striding across the tarmac.
There comes a time each summer in Tampa Bay when the weather starts to get you down. Maybe it's the afternoon gloom and storm. Maybe it's how many days in a row your steering wheel has caused you to hot-potato from fingertips to fingertips. If you can't board a plane this week …