Devito’s Rising

DeVito’s Italian Specialties, James DeVito’s downtown Tampa restaurant, is a wonderful success story. Opened just days before the COVID-19 shutdown, in 2020, it has survived the pandemic to thrive as

The relaxed sophistication of Beachwood Seafood (PHOTOS)

The team at Beachwood Seafood in Oldsmar pays attention to details. From the thoughtfully curated interior space to the edible flowers used as a garnish, the details help set this

The big taste and big heart of Charley’s Steakhouse (PHOTOS)

Charley’s Steakhouse’s menu is filled with bold signature cocktails, classic steakhouse favorites and items you can’t find anyplace else. This is an experience defined by the word dedication. Charley’s team

Unbridled enthusiasm: The unforgettable experience of Urban Stillhouse (PHOTOS)

Urban Stillhouse, in St. Petersburg’s Warehouse District, is a rare find in the Tampa Bay area restaurant scene. It’s special, and unique, in many ways. First, it’s owned by American

Paradise found at 82 Degrees on St. Pete Beach (PHOTOS)

82 Degrees is a little restaurant and bar, stashed off Sunset Way, in St. Pete Beach. It’s awash with natural light streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, giving a

Mexican, with a nod to Asia (PHOTOS)

Jotoro, chef Joe Isidori’s Mexican restaurant, in Tampa’s Channel District, is a casual spot for drinks and dinner near the seaport. The space is filled with bright accents and a

Channel District sophistication

Cena, pronounced “chen-na,” is a bold, inventive and award-winning trattoria located in Tampa’s Channel District. Owner, and chef, Michael Buttacavoli honed his culinary skills at remarkable restaurants throughout Tampa, including

2021 Year In Review: My perfect dinner

When people find out I write restaurant articles, they always ask the same questions. The questions are, “What is your favorite restaurant” or “What is your favorite thing to order?”

The St. Pete experience rises at Social Roost (PHOTOS)

Social Roost is a fun, and eclectic, restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg, serving inventive cocktails and delicious food. It’s the brainchild of St. Petersburg natives Rob Bowen and Jason Teabout,

Vintage cars and more highlight the Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance

The Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance returns for a three-day celebration of vintage, and historic, cars Dec. 3-5. This year’s theme is Celebrating 100 Years of Automotive Excellence and will take place

Beautifully delicious: The atmosphere and cuisine at Donatello are simply elegant (PHOTOS)

Diners feel special every time they go to Donatello. For decades, the Tampa restaurant has defined fine Italian dining and stepping into the dining room transports you to a world

Il Ritorno brings back intelligent dining

Il Ritorno, David Benstock’s Italian-inspired restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg, holds a special place in Tampa Bay’s dining scene. At first glance, it seems like an Italian restaurant. After all,