April 25, 2015

Dining & Travel

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 »
Published on 3/25/2015

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 »
Published on 2/26/2015

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 »
Published on 1/28/2015

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 »
Published on 12/26/2014

What will be on Florida's tables in 2015?

Smaller plates, better vegetarian/vegan offerings and more farm-to-table food. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2014

Star Power: Celebrity chefs in Florida

More celebrity chefs are setting up shop in Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

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 »
Published on 9/26/2014

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

Across Florida, entrepreneurs obsessed with good food and craft beer have created new restaurant rows that are reviving older neighborhoods. 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

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