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‘Chopped’ chef Murphy opening restaurant at Hard Rock Tampa

‘Chopped’ chef Murphy opening restaurant at Hard Rock Tampa

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Marc Murphy, well known as a judge on the competition reality series “Chopped,” is working with the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to open a new 250-seat restaurant at the casino this fall.
Published: 08/17/15
Taco Bus restaurant planned for South Tampa

Taco Bus restaurant planned for South Tampa

TAMPA — South Tampa party people will soon have another place to whet their late-night appetites.
Updated one month ago
Ready to rum-ble? Summer of Rum fest returns to Ybor

Ready to rum-ble? Summer of Rum fest returns to Ybor

The historic Cuban Club will be on island time Saturday when it hosts this year’s Summer of Rum festival from noon to 11 p.m.
Updated one month ago
Beer Knights: Ulele's brews are designed to complement the food

Beer Knights: Ulele's brews are designed to complement the food

There’s a story behind each house-brewed beer at the popular Ulele restaurant in downtown Tampa. Foodies have been flocking to Ulele since Columbia Group restaurateur Richard Gonzmart opened this native-Florida-themed eatery last year. But the ...
Updated one month ago
Table Scraps: Leftovers presented this way become much more palatable

Table Scraps: Leftovers presented this way become much more palatable

If you spend a week visiting our home, family members pretty much know what’s coming. For the first several days I prepare three perfectly coordinated, balanced meals. At some point thereafter, there’ll be a clean-out-the-fridge dinner....
Updated one month ago
Lutz eatery a fused approach to Mexican dining

Lutz eatery a fused approach to Mexican dining

Mekenita Mexican Grille in Lutz stands out with its interesting and authentic perspective prepared and served in the tradition of Mexico’s Pacific coast surfer hangouts, where chef and co-owner Rand Packer spent much of his California youth.
Updated one month ago
Chicken salad restaurant sets opening date for first Tampa location

Chicken salad restaurant sets opening date for first Tampa location

Tampa’s first restaurant specializing primarily in chicken salad will open on Sept. 1, the Chicken Salad Chick chain announced today.
Updated one month ago
Travel + Leisure praises Tampa food scene as one of nation’s ‘most creative’

Travel + Leisure praises Tampa food scene as one of nation’s ‘most creative’

Tampa’s up-and-coming restaurant scene has earned the attention of Travel + Leisure, which recently published an article headlined “Tampa, Florida, May Have One of the Country’s Most Creative Food Scenes.”...
Updated one month ago
New Tampa restaurant offers fare with Middle East flavor

New Tampa restaurant offers fare with Middle East flavor

NEW TAMPA — Cathy Bickman serves as a volunteer ambassador for the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. When she learns of new businesses in the community, she makes it a point to stop in, introduce herself and present the owner with a c...
Updated one month ago
WTFork: Nautically themed Stillwaters Tavern has something for all

WTFork: Nautically themed Stillwaters Tavern has something for all

Beach Drive’s “restaurant row” in St. Petersburg has a new jewel in its crown. The eagerly awaited Stillwaters Tavern opened in mid-June under the direction of Executive Chef Jeffrey Jew, a former “Top Chef” conten...
Updated one month ago