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Laura Reiley - Former Food Critic

Former Food Critic

Laura Reiley is a former Tampa Bay Times' restaurant critic.

  1. MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE   |   Times Reading Room executive chef Lauren Macellaro cuts onions and preps food recently at the St. Petersburg restaurant. Macellaro was a James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef South this year.
  2. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Times food critic Laura Reiley, pictured at Armature Works in Tampa, is leaving the Tampa Bay Times for a job at the Washington Post
  3. Courtesy of the Tampa Theatr
  4. Feb. 18, 2019• Food
    David Benstock, the chef at Il Ritorno in downtown St. Petersburg, adds Parmesan cheese to the finished dish of Charred Brussel and Corn Tagliatelle. (Times file, 2018
  5. SCOTT KEELER  |   TimesAlto Mare Fish Bar, 300 Beach Drive NE, Suite 124, St. Petersburg. The restaurant is a seafood concept with a Hamptons seaside coastal airy feel
  6. MONICA HERNDON   |   TimesCollard greens, bread pudding, turkey wings and yellow rice, prepared by Sallie Ann Robinson, The Gullah Diva, on February 3, 2019, in Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
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  8. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
The Empire State Stacker sandwich at the Lucky Dill is made with corned beef, pastrami, turkey, roast beef, Swiss and provolone cheeses, lettuce, tomato, red onion and Russian dressing and served on marble rye bread
  9. The Pearl in Treasure Island is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu that includes lobster bisque, a tuna martini and entrees like huge Maine lobster tails. (Times file, 2010
  10. Boulevard Burgers & Tap House in St. Pete Beach will offer its Stupid Cupid burger throughout February
  11. A barbacoa Mexican-style taco, beef taco and slow-roasted American style taco are among the offerings at Guac Tequila and Tacos in Tampa. (TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times
  12. Feb. 1, 2019• Food
  13. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
  14. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
  15. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
    The view from the top deck at Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach, FL on June, 11th 2014. LUKE JOHNSON/STAFF
  16. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
     LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
Sea Bass Belly served with glass noodle crab salad, pumpkin panning curry, and coconut chutney is pictured at Rooster & the Till in Tampa.  [Saturday January 12, 2019] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  17. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
    DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times
Bartender Matthew Mescato, of Tarpon Springs, makes a Crown Royal Manhattan for a customer on Wednesday (10/4/17) at Bob Heilman's Beachcomber, 447 Mandalay Ave, on Clearwater Beach. Moscato, a long-time employee, joined the Beachcomber staff in 2001.
  18. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
    MELISSA LYTTLE   |   Times
With the charcuterie plate, you can pick three, five or seven different meats and cheeses to be plated with an assortment of nuts, fruits and olives. The Pick Seven, seen here, costs $25 and comes loaded up at the Annata Wine Bar.
  19. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
  20. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
  21. Jan. 31, 2019• Best Restaurants
    LARA CERRI   |   Times
Kir Royal and appetizers await diners at Cafe Largo Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The French restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary with an anniversary wine dinner. The menu included an assortment of hors d'oeuvres with Kir Royale, Snapper a La Nage with Pouilly Fuisse Mathias 2012, Filet de Boeuf Rossini with La Madura St Chinian 2000, Plateau de Fromages with Chateau Mariouine 2006, and Gateau d'Anniversaire with Bruno Michel Champagne.