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In the Kitchen: Armani’s Frutti Di Mare

Chef de Cuisine Robert Maggi’s Frutti di Mare is sensational in both taste and presentation. This impressive seafood dish is just one of the many authentic Northern Italian specialties on the new menu at Armani’s. Try creating this dish at home or make a reservation and enjoy it atop the 14th floor of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide an unmatched water view. For an extra special evening, enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink on the Rooftop terrace. FRUTTI DI MARE Yields 1 dinner portion Ingredients 2 shrimp 2 scallops 1 lobster tail 3 clams 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic 1⁄2 teaspoon anchovy paste 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1⁄2 cup white...

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In the Kitchen: Haven’s Maple Sumac Tilefish by Haven Home

The delicious Maple Sumac Tilefish with Blistered Corn, Tomato Confit and Squid is just one of many amazing menu items you may see on the menu at Haven, located on W Morrison Ave. in South Tampa. This recipe gives you an inside glimpse into the creativity, innovation and hard work Haven’s culinary team puts into each of their dishes. Ingredients TILEFISH AND MAPLE SUMAC RUB 4-6 6 oz. portions of Tilefish with skin on 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel pollen 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons Turkish pepper 2 teaspoons sumac 3 tablespoons maple syrup...

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Waterfront Beach Bar | Restaurant Redefines “Sunday Funday” with Bottomless Bruch on the Bay

The Brunch Deal Starting this Sunday, March 12th, Bay Harbor Hotel’s Beach Bar | Restaurant is offering “Bottomless Brunch on the Bay.” The brunch will consist of all-you-can eat style buffet every Sunday from 10am – 2pm. including a bottomless mimosa package, fresh seafood station, carving station, build-your-own omelette, a pasta station, sushi, and even a chocolate fountain. Brunch is $29.95 per adult, and $12.95 per child. Bay Harbor’s new executive chef, Chef Joe Garcia’s goal is to bring a fresh take on Sunday brunch, providing guests with a large variety of options to compliment the view of Old Tampa Bay. The...

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Gasparilla Music Festival Boasts Great Local Food

Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Frontier (GMF) kicks off this Saturday March 11 with an inspirational performance from St. Petersburg’s Mt. Zion Gospel Choir and closes down with the prolific Ryan Adams on Sunday March 12. What caught our eye about GMF (aside from the great music, of course)? GMF’s food lineup is top-notch! GMF is focused on keeping the food local as restaurants, caterers and vendors come together to showcase Tampa’s rich culinary history and creativity. Festival goers can sample the delectable offerings ranging from Cuban Sandwiches to Grouper Sandwiches, Redneck Nachos to Viet Port Tostadas. Some of the...

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Garden-Inspired & Wood-Fired, The Reading Room Opens in St. Pete + Q&A with Chef Lauren Macellaro

The Reading Room is a new, innovative restaurant specializing in garden-inspired and wood-fired cuisine. Their philosophy is to create and cultivate a space that promotes the love of food from start to finish—from seed to plate. They source locally whenever possible, including ingredients from a garden in their own backyard, providing rare and exciting edibles found on their menu like eggplants, mizuna, lacinato kale, cilantro, thyme, nasturtium, borage, beans, carrots, beets, tomatoes, and “spicy lettuce” mixes. If they don’t grow it in their own garden, they source from other local farms. Executive Chef Lauren Macellaro’s motto is to source locally whenever possible, and if not,...

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