1. Taste of Pride returns to St. Petersburg on March 12. This year's event will span three days and take place at over 20 restaurants, bars and breweries.
  2. Downtown takeout restaurant Nojaks has temporarily closed. The owners will open Supernatural Food & Winem a sandwich and natural wine shop, later this month.
  3. Jolly Rancher Slush is debuting at the Florida Strawberry Festival in a commemorative cup with loads of sweet treats on top.
  4. From left: Yira Jimenez, Nick Galliano and Gianna Galliano, 5, of Tampa, are served lunch entrees by Karen Betancur and Juan Carlos Rengifo, right, on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at La Cabana Restaurant in Tampa.
  5. The Brussels Sprout Melt at Pickford's Counter in Tampa features Brussels sprouts, caramelized onions and a choice of Swiss or vegan cheese on toasted bread.
  6. The event space and restaurant Iberian Rooster in downtown St. Petersburg will close at the end of the month.
  7. Salmon With Creamy Mustard Sauce makes for a quick dinner with a French-inspired sauce, an easy and elegant dinner if you are abstaining from meat during the Lenten season.
  8. An architectural rendering for the second location of William Dean Chocolates, which will open later this year at Midtown Tampa.
  9. Chettinad chicken is served with fresh shredded coconut and aromatic spices along with basmati rice and garlic naan at Discovery Indian Cuisine in Palm Harbor.
  10. At Casa Santo Stefano in Ybor City guests can choose to dine in or opt for a Valentine's Day dinner to-go.
  11. Two Dads, a new restaurant in Gulfport, specializes in comfort food to-go.
  12. Similar to a large cinnamon bun, this king cake recipe from New Orleans chef Kelly Fields is easy to make and a delicious way to celebrate Mardi Gras at home.
  13. Chicken, sausage and shrimp gumbo. By Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff
  14. Just yards from The Tempo at Encore apartment building, Zach Oak, 30, harvests carrots at Meacham Urban Farm. The farm opens to the public on Feb. 13.
  15. Michael Buttacavoli's meatball parm sandwich was the winning dish on Thursday's airing of "Beat Bobby Flay."
  16. A rack of ribs from Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.
  17. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is now open at The Pearl in Tampa Heights.
  18. Three new restaurants have signed leases at Sparkman Wharf, the sprawling outdoor food and entertainment complex that's part of the Water Street Tampa development.
  19. Since last March, St. Petersburg's Bandit Coffee Co. has stayed closed to walk-in traffic. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of the popular cafe decided to reinvent their business model, pivoting instead to an online ordering system with contactless payment and pickup.
  20. Noel Cruz will open Gangchu in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood by the end of January. The restaurant is one of six new concepts the local chef and restaurateur has planned for 2021.
  21. Taco Bell announced Thursday that it's bringing potatoes back to its menu in March.
  22. The lobster caprese at Paul's Landing in St. Petersburg is one of our food critic's best bites for January.
  23. The Seahorse Restaurant in Pass-a-Grille, pictured here in 2013, has reopened.