Sparkman Wharf leads Food & Wine's latest praise of Tampa

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click to enlarge The dining garden is (arguably) the most enticing part of Tampa's Sparkman Wharf. - Chris Fasick
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The dining garden is (arguably) the most enticing part of Tampa's Sparkman Wharf.


Food & Wine has once again put Tampa’s culinary community in the national spotlight. The magazine stopped by new waterfront hangout Sparkman Wharf — which celebrated its grand opening in the Channel District late last month — for a piece titled, “You Should See What’s Happening in Downtown Tampa.”

Transporting readers back to a recent visit on a busy Sunday afternoon, the article focuses on the (arguably) most enticing part of Sparkman Wharf: the dining garden, where nine celebrated local chefs and restaurateurs serve food and drinks from upcycled shipping containers.

“For a city that often has trouble drawing locals to the downtown area for reasons besides work and court, this seemed like a lot of people,” writes F&W contributor David Landsel. “This felt like a big deal.”

Toward the end of the piece, Landsel also gives a shout-out to some nearby Tampa hotspots worth exploring, including Heights Public Market at Armature Works and Ulele. Check out the full article.

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