While the pandemic has proven to be devastating to many in the local restaurant scene, others have pushed forward. Here are some of the intrepid chefs and restaurateurs whose readiness to open new places is acting as a guiding light back to normalcy. DONOVAN’S MEATERY The Datz Restaurant Group has opened two new restaurants in […]
Who’s Gracie? (Hint: She’s not a person.) What’s Gracie? A trove of delicacies worth talking about (and noshing on).
When I read that Wine Enthusiast had named Capa one of the Top 100 wine restaurants in the U.S., I decided it was time to pick up my pal Michelle and head down I-4 to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. That’s where we got to meet the woman in charge: the restaurant’s general manager and […]
If there’s too much on your plate already this holiday season, consider inviting these expert chefs to take over the cooking.
What exactly should you expect from a private chef? MasterChef’s Jeff Philbin has some tips.
If you’re looking for a luxurious Florida getaway, it seems all roads lead to Naples. Not just to the Ritz- Carlton (see Cindy Cockburn’s story), but to an extraordinary 119-room boutique hotel in the heart of downtown: the Inn on 5th. This AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Four-Star hotel is located in two iconic buildings across […]
Hello holidays and cheers to 2021! Time to pack the car, put the top down and head south for a stress-free COVID recovery getaway. Ritz-Carlton may have properties in 30 countries, but, lucky for us, two of their resorts are just a short drive away on Florida’s west coast. First stop: Sarasota. Second stop: Naples. […]
The Best of the Bay-winning bakery Bake’n Babes makes fantastical Freak Shakes with a different theme each month, with part of the proceeds from each $20 Shake going to a local non-profit. September’s beneficiary was the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and the bakery’s Instagram account featured sweet photos of young survivors alongside the Shake, a […]
I know, I know, the St. Pete Pier has its faults. That stretch of unshaded concrete leading up to the pierhead can make for a grueling trek. The mix of bikes and scooters, toddlers and terriers makes for some dicey near-misses. And while I love Janet Echelman’s Bending Arc, couldn’t it be raised up just […]
When I dined recently at the Meat Market in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village, sommelier Pablo Salinas was a trusty guide, offering two very interesting red wines to try with my meal — a 2016 Golden Eye Pinot Noir with my appetizer of jumbo shrimp and Dragon’s Tooth from Trefethen with my NY strip. I knew […]