Author: Ellen Madden

Restaurant Review: Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

When we heard that Council Oak Steaks and Seafood is now offering a new “Chef’s Trio” menu, we knew we had to try it out for ourselves. We were excited that the menu is designed for those looking to spend a little less $ yet still enjoy the upscale atmosphere and high quality ingredients offered by the steak house. If you aren’t familiar, Council Oak is nestled beautifully inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. I found it a rush to see the hustle and bustle of the casino while making our way to the restaurant. And...

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Restaurant Review: Stillwaters Tavern

Not-So-Ordinary Classic American A friend and I ventured to Stillwaters Tavern. I was a little nervous about the eclectic menu. You’ll find your classic American dishes like wings, shrimp & grits, ribs, burgers, and mac n cheese featured but they’re anything but ordinary. Stillwaters adds amazing flare, flavor and creativity to every dish. These aren’t your standard wings; they’re Korean-style with house-made gochujang, crushed peanuts, lemongrass yogurt, and kimchi. The shrimp & grits are made with Key West pink shrimp, Bradley’s country store cheddar grits, creole wine butter, okra, andouille, and scallions. And it doesn’t stop there! The tavern ribs are...

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