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One on One Interview with Chef David Benstock of IL Ritorno

In every issue of LocalsDISH, we celebrate a local chef through our coveted chef interview. This particular chef made a name for himself in Tampa Bay and beyond. Chef David Benstock’s restaurant has unquestionably become one of Tampa Bay’s hot dining spots! From the Short Rib Mezzaluna to the Torched Cobia, IL Ritorno’s unique food and Chef David’s memorable style are the perfect combination for a dining adventure that every foodie should experience. How did you get your start? I started working in the kitchen at Villa Gallace on Indian Rocks Beach when I was 15 years old, and that is where my love for cooking really began. In college,...

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Belgian Style Hurricane Season Series Blows into Big Storm Brewing Co.

On Tuesday, Big Storm Brewing Company, with taprooms located in Clearwater and Odessa, announced the release of their Belgian-style Hurricane Series. “After our Belgian Single was awarded a Silver Medal at this year’s Best Florida Beer Competition, we knew we were on to something, and decided to expand our Belgian offerings,” stated Mike Bishop, Founder of Big Storm. The series is released in conjunction with the Atlantic Hurricane Season and includes Categories 1 through 4, of course named after the different hurricane levels based on a storm’s sustained wind speed. As hurricanes grow stronger with each category, so does the ABV...

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FarmTable Kitchen Now Offering FULL BAR

After serving only wine and beer since opening a year and half ago, FarmTable Kitchen is now featuring liquor to their bar menu. This announcement is following the debut of their Horst-Inspired Cocktails. So while they are still offering amazing beer, wine, and wine cocktail selections, their full bar can now satisfy everyone’s tastes. FarmTable Kitchen also announced their new Happy Hour menu last Friday including $7 mixed well drinks Monday-Friday from 5-7 PM. What do we say to that? CHEERS!...

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