August 1, 2014

Dining & Travel Archive

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 >

Combining shopping and eating in Florida

Some of Florida's most intriguing successes now put dining rooms and sales floors together. read more >

Food markets off the beaten path

Markets off of the main drag are catching on across Florida... read more >

FAQ about Florida Trend's Golden Spoons

Restaurant Editor Restaurant Editor Chris Sherman answers questions, such as, "What are the Golden Spoons and when did they start?" read more >

New global restaurant brands make their way into Florida

A new class of global culinary labels — “chains” may be too crass a label — is moving into Florida, most particularly to Miami. The restaurants are decidedly upper crust, with youthful accents of Asian spice and craft cocktails. read more >

Hog Wild - Florida's Gastropub Revolution

Judging by the amounts of rough wood, chalkboards and pork products in Miami's poshest neighborhood, the Gastro Revolution is now complete. read more >

How sweet it is: Savory treats at Florida restaurants

Breads, desserts and all the pizza dough, exotic ice cream and chocolate truffles in between are playing bigger roles today in top Florida restaurants. These days, pastry chefs share menu credit with their savory partners and, in fact, contribute key breadstuffs to appetizers, gourmet breadbaskets and sandwiches as well as dessert. read more >

Ovations Food Services - Southwest Florida Business Profile

Tampa-based Ovations Food Services manages food and catering operations at more than 120 venues in the United States and Canada... read more >

Yesterday & Today - Florida's Historic Dining

The exotic spice in dining sometimes can be history, which can be hard to find in a state as young, frantic and vacation-driven as Florida... read more >

Unchained: New concepts in local dining

Florida restaurateurs create whole new dining experiences by starting small and trying new concepts. read more >

Steaking their claim: Steak houses in Florida

Restaurant Editor Chris Sherman reviews some notable steak houses in Florida. read more >

The Chef behind the change

Matthias Gervais, executive chef at the Setai Hotel on Miami Beach, talks with Chris Sherman about how a chef changes a hotel's menu. read more >

Check-in time at hotel restaurants

A look at some of Florida's best dining at Palm Beach's The Breakers, Sarasota's Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Marriott and The Setai Hotel in Miami Beach. read more >

Wine bar hopping in Florida

California's vineyards are latecomers. Florida has had wine since the French Huguenots planted grapes here and made their own — call it First Wine in the First City. read more >

Naples' Persian

Boulevardiers who stroll past the Irish pubs, euro bistros, English tearooms and all-American ice cream and fudge shops this season in Naples will find that Fifth Avenue South takes a new turn. read more >

Chris Sherman chats about changes in chain restaurants

FloridaTrend restaurant editor Chris Sherman discusses the changes afoot for Florida's chain restaurants. read more >

Horseplay at Florida polo clubs

Sarasota polo Club, The Villages Polo Club and International Polo Club Palm Beach read more >

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