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November 27, 2015

Dining & Travel Archive

Culture Shock - Florida chefs meld unlikely combinations

Florida chefs are melding unlikely combinations. read more >

UF/IFAS experts predict food trends for 2016

As 2015 starts to wind down, world-renowned food scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are already predicting trends for 2016. read more >

Inca spots: Peruvian cuisine in Florida

The latest Latin American export to make a splash in Florida is Peruvian cuisine. read more >

The Melting Pot dips into foreign markets

Sensing its development opportunities in the U.S. were limited, St. Petersburg-based Melting Pot decided seven years ago to begin looking overseas to expand. read more >

Dining airside: Food on the fly

Long layovers can turn road warriors into frequent grumblers, stuck in an airport with chain food offerings while real city food lies an expensive and inconvenient taxi ride away. read more >

Making a splash: Less expensive bottled water from Vero Water

A Florida company called Vero Water sells systems that enable restaurants to purify local tap water and market it as upscale bottled water. read more >

Taco Belles: Mexican eateries in Florida

Mexican offerings capitalize on the cuisine's variety and adaptability read more >

Florida's chain gang: Restaurant concepts are growing

While McDonald's is deciding whether to turn back to basics or into the espresso lane, plenty of Florida dreamers are fast-forwarding into burgers, old favorites and new. These are the main course of the next generation of chains. read more >

Florida dining: Southern surge

Southern cooking has surged into fashion in the past five years, as brewpubs and others celebrated pork and BBQ as suitable accompaniments. read more >

Florida food worth worshipping

When two of the biggest food trends collide -- the booming demand for local ingredients and big-city celebrity chefs -- it's joyous confusion. read more >

All-day dining at restaurants across Florida

There's a growing list of restaurants staying open at the traditional closing hours of 2 to 5 p.m. read more >

A feast of choices in Lakeland

Halfway between Orlando and Tampa, Lakeland now seems somewhere between Portland and Brooklyn, proof that the appetite for fresh and authentic is found throughout Florida. read more >

What will be on Florida's tables in 2015?

Smaller plates, better vegetarian/vegan offerings and more farm-to-table food. read more >

Star Power: Celebrity chefs in Florida

More celebrity chefs are setting up shop in Florida. read more >

Belgian food and drink takes center stage in Florida

Just as Belgium broke into the World Cup quarterfinals, Belgian chefs have begun to put their best food forward, with a clear Belgian imprimatur. read more >

The chef checks in at hotel restaurants

New hotels across Florida, from grand luxury brands to boutique properties, have put food forward as their chief attraction to both guests and local diners — who may well bring other guests. read more >

Restaurants with a sporting chance

Once upon a time, a sports star could open a restaurant on name appeal alone, but that was before chefs became celebrities and food became a national pastime. read more >

Vegan offerings around Florida

Today's vegetarians and allied tribes have swarmed far from campus hummus shops and health food stores. read more >

Restaurant boom in Naples

A new crop of restaurants in Naples is spicing up local options. read more >

Florida restaurateurs delve deeper into Asia

Florida's Asian menu is changing. Contemporary restaurants are reaching into authentic flavors from Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and beyond... read more >

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