Greg Baker writes every recipe down, which is important since he changes the menu at The Refinery on a weekly basis. Baker, his wife Michelle and their sous chef trade text messages during the first few days of each week about flavor combinations and ingredient ideas. By Wednesday, those texts are turned into a single page of interesting food theyll serve until the next Wednesday. Text, rinse and repeat.
That doesnt mean that The Refinery always serves one-of-a-kind dishes. Much of the food is simple but well-done, with a little twist that gives Bakers food its identity. Sometimes (frequently, even) that twist is bacon.
The Refinery, 5137 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-237-2000, thetamparefinery.com
Recipe after the break: