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October 13, 2015

Chris Sherman

Florida Trend Restaurant Editor • Chris Sherman

Chris Sherman

Florida Trend restaurant editor Chris Sherman stuck his finger into Key lime pie 20 years ago. He has eaten his way up down and across Florida, tucking into grits, datil peppers, and medianoche sandwiches as well as the dishes of our grandest chefs, young and old. Florida sets a big and constantly changing table, so when you find a great new restaurant or have a grand meal, let Chris know. Ditto for those dinners that don't match the hype. He can't be everywhere... although he'd like to be. Share your thoughts with Chris.

Articles by Sherman:

Home-grown menus
Every luxury hotel in Florida worth its stars or diamonds features vast greenswards, riotous hibiscus, rows of Washington Palms, endless coleus.
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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.
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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.
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Taco Belles: Mexican eateries in Florida
Mexican offerings capitalize on the cuisine's variety and adaptability
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Pie in the sky: Contemporary pizza restaurants
Pizzas restaurants in Florida are updating with artisanal ingredients and inventive toppings.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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