What's the worst thing about all-you-can-eat buffets? It's steam trays simmering for who knows how long with food that's getting a little long in the tooth. Maybe it's sneeze guards, too (even the words "sneeze guard" skeeve me out a little), or even the incessant hopping up from the table to trawl down …
for years, the St. Petersburg side of the Gandy Bridge chugged along supported by an organic mix of Old Florida waterside allures: Kahuna's for burgers and beer, the Crab Shack for the obvious, Vegas Showgirls for a different obvious, Derby Lane and such. Longtime businesses might peter out (Dave's …
Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, used to say he liked hiring people with "ketchup in their veins.'' • If that's the case, Zella Powell has enough for every Big Mac and french fry in her restaurant. • Powell manages the McDonald's at Missouri Avenue and Jasper Street in Largo and recently was …
DOWNTOWN TAMPA — Blending their last names to create Fynn's Bar & Grill, Michael Fisher and Michael Wynn are reinventing their Franklin Street restaurant's previous incarnations, Tunduree, Magic of the Indian Grill, and before that, Metro Restaurant and Lounge.
Jo jo's is no more in progress plaza
Listen up, night owls. Dan Soronen, former manager of Beak's Old Florida and former owner of Shackleton's Folly, is now managing Green Iguana Ybor. Since taking on the job last month, he's been running the full menu for half price from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. nightly. The two-story historic brick house has been a …
ST. PETERSBURG — Five years after the revered Italian restaurant Basta's closed a Mexican restaurant is opening in its place.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
It's one of those locations that has cycled through identities, beginning life as Sam's Hamburgers in the 1940s and more recently sliding through a series of good-times, snowbird-friendly places like My Place and On the Rocks.
Peter Leonavicius has been a mover and shaker in the Tampa Bay food scene since the mid 1980s, having been lured here from London by Dominique Christini of Café Largo. He was chef of Le Bouchon Bistro before opening Toasted Pheasant in Tampa's Carrollwood neighborhood. Then he took a gamble and …
TAMPA — Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn better get the best table in the house when Ulele Native-Inspired Food and Spirits opens in May.
ST. PETERSBURG — The craft beer craze ventures into new territory when Hops & Props opens tonight at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
RIVERVIEW — The search for the restaurant replacing the Green Iguana at Winthrop Town Centre is over.
TOWN 'N COUNTRY — It's a recent Monday at lunchtime and a hungry crowd files into Tu Sabor Bakery and Café.
Snow plows and winter sniffles elsewhere may literally be money in the bank for Tampa Bay area restaurateurs this year.
TAMPA — Restaurant company Bloomin' Brands reported Tuesday that last year's revenues were up 3.5 percent over the previous year to $4.1 billion. It also said revenues from the fourth quarter were up 5.2 percent to $1.1 billion, primarily due to the opening of new restaurants and the acquisition of restaurants in …