September 20, 2014

Dining & Travel

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 »
Published on 8/28/2014

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 »
Published on 7/28/2014

Vegan offerings around Florida

Today's vegetarians and allied tribes have swarmed far from campus hummus shops and health food stores. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Restaurant boom in Naples

A new crop of restaurants in Naples is spicing up local options. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

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 »
Published on 4/30/2014

Combining shopping and eating in Florida

Some of Florida's most intriguing successes now put dining rooms and sales floors together. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

Food markets off the beaten path

Markets off of the main drag are catching on across Florida... Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

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 »
Published on 1/10/2014

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 »
Published on 1/2/2014

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 »
Published on 11/25/2013

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 »
Published on 11/1/2013

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 »
Published on 10/22/2013

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 »
Published on 10/11/2013

Unchained: New concepts in local dining

Florida restaurateurs create whole new dining experiences by starting small and trying new concepts. Read more »
Published on 9/6/2013

Steaking their claim: Steak houses in Florida

Restaurant Editor Chris Sherman reviews some notable steak houses in Florida. Read more »
Published on 8/9/2013

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 »
Published on 7/12/2013

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 »
Published on 7/12/2013

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 »
Published on 6/6/2013

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 »
Published on 5/17/2013

Chris Sherman chats about changes in chain restaurants

FloridaTrend restaurant editor Chris Sherman discusses the changes afoot for Florida's chain restaurants. Read more »
Published on 5/13/2013

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