SOUTH TAMPA — Third-generation Tampa natives Rodney and Ricky Rodriguez honor Cuban national hero José Martí with a modern menu of island specialities at their new restaurant, Café Martí, which opened Sept. 4 on Gandy Boulevard, near S Dale Mabry Highway.
Arigato Japanese Steak House, a popular spot for birthday parties, prom dates and special occasions, has closed after more than four decades.
ST. PETE BEACH
In my family, the Land of Lionel Richie is the place where overexposed celebrities go when — blam — they disappear. They are everywhere, and then all at once nowhere. In 1986 Richie was everywhere, by 1987 he'd gone to the Land. What was confusing, then, was when Richie came back …
What makes a cheese board exceptional?
Range is important. You've got to have different animal types (goat, sheep, cow), but also different rind types (bloomy rind cheeses like Brie, Camembert and triple creams; washed rind or stinky monastery-style cheeses; natural rinds) as well as different …
BRANDON — Cheree Zhang wanted to build on the buffet dining model without having to worry about the negative concepts that sometimes accompany self-serve, open food bars.
TAMPA — Ceiling fans whirl over picnic tables outside the newest Holy Hog BBQ, cooling customers downing St. Louis-style ribs, smoked ham, pork, turkey, chicken, sausage, brisket and more.
CARROLLWOOD — In a move that surprised many, the Mimi's Cafe in Carrollwood's Main Street Plaza closed near the end of August.
ST. PETERSBURG — Two members of Bonefish Grill's founding team are opening a new restaurant called Noble Crust, serving food dubbed "seasonal Italian with Southern soul.''
It's the most expensive $1 Richard Gonzmart ever spent.
The new star ingredient on Tampa Bay menus: Florida's rich history.
TAMPA — Rising costs of beef, labor and health care mean tight times for fast-food restaurant owners.
PALMA CEIA — The early November opening of sports bar Graffiti Junktion on Bay to Bay Boulevard brings welcome renovation to a former wing joint that flew the coop long ago.
VALRICO — Rob Wolfenden caught the franchise restaurant bug in the early 1990s as a teen.
Every restaurant worth its salt these days offers a selection of craft beers, often drilling down to showcase local and regional options. And now restaurants are taking it one step further, brewing their own beers or partnering with local breweries to develop signature suds. • These "bespoke beers" are one …
I am going to wager that most of you haven't eaten it. Yes, you've covered your knees with an afghan when you're a little chilly, you've watched those silky Afghan hounds prance at dog shows, but have you ever tried Afghan cuisine? Didn't think so. That's because there are so few restaurants in the United …