Perfect combinations: Wine and food pairing events at Sea Salt

The restaurant is finding success with food and wine pairing events geared toward a limited number of guests.

Dressing alfresco: Casual, stylish clothes for outdoor dining

Spring ’21 fashion is trending stylish and comfortable, perfect for that outdoor restaurant you’ve been meaning to try.

The scene outside the Armature Works.

100+ Great Places to Dine Outdoors in Tampa Bay

Places where either view, comfort, location, fun, good food or some combo of the above is exceptional.

Adobe Road: Virtual wine tastings that will set hearts racing

Adobe Road virtual wine tastings not only allow you to sample Sonoma and Napa wines from a distance, they can also provide the main ingredients for the perfect at-home Valentine’s date.

Taste the Wines, Meet the Winemakers at Del Frisco’s

One recent Friday afternoon I stopped by Del Frisco’s Grille on Boy Scout Boulevard in Tampa to chat with Bar Manager and Sommelier Matt Sinclair. Having eaten there a few weeks before, I’d fallen in love with their wine display, which runs the full length of two walls, and wanted to learn more about their […]

Running a Marathon on the Donut Trail

Reese’s peanut butter cup donuts. That’s how we started this adventure. I mean, it’s carb-loading, right? And Daniel had a marathon to run. See, it’s all part of my husband’s way of celebrating his 20th anniversary of being cancer-free. He signed up for a series of marathons to run around the world throughout 2020… but […]

Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar has opened just in time for a watch party on Sunday.

Super Bowl Watch Parties, Eats and Greets: An ever-expanding guide

Where to watch the Big Game with fellow fans (masked and distanced, of course).

Donovan’s Meatery: Upscale eats at reasonable prices in Riverview

Donovan’s Modern American Meatery, which opened in Riverview a few months ago, is a hidden gem. It may be off the usual foodie path, but it’s definitely worth the trip. In fact, with its rustic ambience, amazing food, great outdoor seating and reasonable prices, it’s more reminiscent of a restaurant you might find in Boston […]

The Bone-In Ribeye at Donovan's meatery.

Restaurants ’21: What’s New, What’s On the Way

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 […]

Gracie Pasta & Provisions: A great place to graze! (Video)

Who’s Gracie? (Hint: She’s not a person.) What’s Gracie? A trove of delicacies worth talking about (and noshing on).