Restaurant Reviews

At St. Pete's Two Graces the magical atmosphere matches the cuisine

Chef Marlin Kaplan and Lisa Masterson offer safe harbor.

By Jon Palmer Claridge

The idea of “grace” is a concept much needed in today’s rough and tumble world. We need the comfort that the name implies...

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Tampa Bay's best places to eat, according to Yelp's 'Top 100 Florida Restaurants' of 2022

Yelp released its "Top 100 Florida Restaurants 2022" list and a handful of Tampa Bay food spots made the final cut, including highly-ranked…

By Max Steele

Uptown Eats
689-D Dr Martin Luther King Jr St. N, St. Petersburg, 727-810-3287
”They have a large variety of pastries and baked goods. I ordered a cappuccino and it was really really good. As for the food, I had a berry scone and then I also purchased the yogurt with granola, fresh fruit and coconut flakes. Delicious and nutritious!” - Noaa B.
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20 essential suburban restaurants in Tampa Bay you should've tried by now

These spots aren't located in the heart of the city, but they still have our heart. Along with subdivisions, Tampa Bay's suburbs…

By Max Steele

12639 N 56th St., Temple Terrace, 813-515-7415
Babushka means grandmother, who’s also usually the best person at cooking in your family. Serving traditional Russian and Eastern European cuisine in an underrepresented Tampa Bay, Babushka’s menu is full of foods that look really good but are hard to pronounce. From brunch foods like oladi pancakes and hachapuri breakfast pie to dinner specialities like golubtsy cabbage rolls and lamb plov, there's so many unique dishes that will be hard to find anywhere else in Florida. A new South Tampa location has that SoHo shine, but the OG in Temple Terrace is where it’s at.
Photo via Babushka’s - Temple Terrace/Google
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Everyone we saw during Meet the Chefs 2022 at The Orlo in South Tampa

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's annual celebration of the Tampa Bay culinary scene returned this week when celebrated local chefs took to South…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw during Meet the Chefs 2022 at The Orlo in South Tampa
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The best places to eat and drink outdoors in Tampa Bay right now

In Florida, it's almost always a good time to be outside. So it makes sense that Tampa Bay would be come to…

By Molly Ryan


1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, 813-999-4952
With the looks over the Hillsborough River and Tampa’s skyline in the distance to the south, Ulele is the place to be at sunset. With an outdoor bar that hosts a list of thoughtfully-curated cocktails, beer and frosé, Ulele’s grassy landscape has fun for the whole family with direct access to the Riverwalk and lawn games like cornhole. Ulele was also listed as a "recommended" restaurant in the new Florida Michelin Guide.
Photo via Photo via Ulele/Google
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June 23, 2022

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