Lunchtime Chats: Live chats for the Tampa Bay Times Foodie Community
Chat live each Monday at 12:30 p.m. with Tampa Bay Times Food Editor Michelle Stark and other food lovin' staff members of the Times. We'll chat about cooking tricks, favorite recipes, restaurants and what we're making this week. Just use the comment box below to join the conversation.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — With a view of the Tampa Bay Convention Center, Amalie Arena, Tampa General Hospital and all of Jeff Vinik's highly anticipated Channelside construction, Harbour Island is looking like prime restaurant territory.
by Michelle Stark, Tampa Bay...8/24/2015 4:48:23 PM
David Lombardo - wine/beverage man in charge for benchmarc (the group) introduced half bottles of wine to New York - his lists are always really interesting, and reliable. Marc's food is phenomenal.. this has been in the works for awhile.
Nice pic of Marc Murphy. It's another case of a celeb chef sniffing around Tampa Bay (Michael Mina and Don Pintabona; the disastrous flirtation with Robert Irvine). Murphy is an accomplished NYC chef and Food Network star.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announced Monday it will partner with New York celebrity chef Marc Murphy to debut a new as-yet-unnamed Mediterranean restaurant to take the place of the Green Room, with a target opening date in November.
by Michelle Stark, Tampa Bay...8/24/2015 4:43:03 PM
Tampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURGBurlap and chicken wire create a textural backdrop for a mounted pitchfork over the bar. One wall is the lustrous tooled leather of a rodeo star's lucky saddle, another is an installation of rust-freckled gears and cogs and wheels and pipes. A repurposed footed bathtub becomes the ladies' room sink; the men's room features a wash basin inset in a wide-wale tractor tire. At the hostess stand there's a vintage hand pump, behind that a huge waterwheel-turned-wine rack.
by Michelle Stark, Tampa Bay... edited by Amber McDonald8/24/2015 4:34:24 PM
Join us every Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. starting Aug. 10, for our live Lunchtime Chats. Feel free to jump in at the beginning or at any point throughout the hour; there's no penalty for being late. Conversations will range from cooking tricks and favorite recipes to restaurants and what we're making this week, and we welcome and seek your comments and questions. We look forward to talking food with you!
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