Mike Sponaugle has been in the restaurant business, one way or another, for the past 20 years, first in St. Petersburg and then in Miami with an outdoor furniture business that serviced the restaurant industry. He wanted to get back to town and considered what concept might …
St. Petersburg now has two restaurants devoted specifically to grilled cheese sandwiches.
Sit on the chrome and vinyl stool and close your eyes.
"Can I get a runner?"
"Need an over medium well!"
"No more biscuits!"
"Why your eggs look so pretty?"
For the past few weeks national media have been swooning over the newly unveiled Disney Springs, the shopping-dining-entertainment complex formerly known as Downtown Disney.
ST. PETERSBURG — Mary is coming to town.
You feeling it yet? Car seats like the surface of the sun; house windows sweating from within. I think it's officially the dog days of summer in Tampa Bay, time for something quenching, cooling and refreshing.
Here are Tampa Bay's top 10 doughnut shops, the goods rigorously selected for tenderness, flavor, crumb, presentation, topping range and sheer audacity. Right up front, no Dunkin' Donuts and no Krispy Kremes. And here's why: At this point, most locations of these doughnut giants are not making their own product on site. …
We've all played the game. Some of us couch it in terms of the desert island: What food would you want with you while stranded, Castaway-style? Others take it in a grimmer direction with the Death Row Meal. Craft your final repast.
BRADENTON BEACH — Champagne wishes and caviar dreams, it must be Robin Leach's favorite holiday. Today is National Caviar Day.
Down with the Bourbon monarchy! Thursday is Bastille Day, the French national day celebrating the beginning of the revolution back on July 14, 1789. In France, there's always a major military parade along the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Then, of course, there is the …
Dan Bavaro was at the vanguard. Back in 2009 when he debuted his first restaurant in Tampa, there weren't too many Neapolitan-style pizzerias in the country. It's not New York style, it's not from Chicago or New Haven. It's not street pizza you fold along the vertex angle to make a skinnier triangle …
It's a quiz. Ardha uttanasana? Yes, that's standing half-forward bend. Parivrtta parsvakonasana? Trickier, but you got it. Extended side angle pose. Now how about this one: taka sipa brewasana.
A few years ago, the London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi ignited what the New York Times' Julia Moskin called "Jerusalem fever." An Israeli, Ottolenghi co-wrote Jerusalem, and a previous cookbook called Plenty, with Sammi Tamimi, who is Palestinian. All politics aside, the two …
July 4? Sure, sure, Independence Day. But in some circles, the main attraction is the annual Nathan's Famous International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, which dates back exactly 100 years to 1916. It's an annual tradition for a different brand …