Ellen Madden

July 22, 16

LD_01_Cover-v03ST. PETERSBURG, FL – LocalsDISH, a bimonthly magazine that celebrates local restaurants and chefs throughout the Tampa Bay area, is excited to announce the recent release of its first issue. On July 11th, 20,000 copies of the magazine reached mailboxes and storefronts across and St. Petersburg and Pinellas beach communities—and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of Tampa Bay’s booming culinary scene,” says Dawna Stone, President & Publisher of LocalsDISH. “The magazine is the perfect way to embrace the amazing restaurants and talented chefs that make this area so special.”

LocalsDISH is dedicated to supporting establishments, members, and consumers of the local restaurant industry. The goal is simple: to connect Tampa Bay’s best restaurants with passionate customers and dining enthusiasts. Each issue provides the community with priority food news, insider reviews, exciting new recipes, coveted chef interviews, and more. Glossy-paged and brimming with professional photography, the July-August 2016 issue is a testament to the high quality presentation and engaging content LocalsDISH strives to create on every page.

Through comprehensive in-book, digital, and social media platforms, LocalsDISH is establishing itself as a primary source for all things “foodie.” The magazine features recommended restaurants and behind-the-scenes articles—like a “One-On-One” interview with Chef David Benstock of IL Ritorno, who responds to questions ranging from his five essential cooking ingredients to the stories of his most unforgettable meals. LocalsDish.com offers additional content, with an emphasis on opinionated editorials and reviews written by “Dishers,” or members of the Tampa Bay foodie community who are passionate about sharing their dining experiences.


Based in downtown St. Petersburg, LocalsDISH provides top-notch food news with a community feel all while celebrating, supporting and enjoying our local restaurants and chefs. For more information about advertising with LocalsDISH, contact Michele Stone at 727-254-1859 or Michele@localsdish.com. To learn how to write for the LocalsDISH editorial team, contact editorial@localsdish.com.