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 Seared octopus with black lentil puree, romanesco, lemon pearl, squid ink, nori, and chorizo powder, at Mortar and Pestle photographed on September 21, 2017, in Seminole Heights, Tampa, Fla.  Mortar and Pestle is a cafe/coffeeshop with an attached pharmacy.

Seared octopus with black lentil puree, romanesco, lemon pearl, squid ink, nori, and chorizo powder, at Mortar and Pestle photographed on September 21, 2017, in Seminole Heights, Tampa, Fla. Mortar and Pestle is a cafe/coffeeshop with an attached pharmacy.

 (left) Buffalo Oyster, Citrus Panzanella, Pork Belly, and Duck Confit, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla. (right) Pastry Chef Evan Schmidt cuts into a Chocolate Crostata at Cena in Tampa, Florida on May 20, 2019.

(left) Buffalo Oyster, Citrus Panzanella, Pork Belly, and Duck Confit, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla. (right) Pastry Chef Evan Schmidt cuts into a Chocolate Crostata at Cena in Tampa, Florida on May 20, 2019.

 The Foie Gras and Ham Hock Terrine features brussels sprouts, ginger, mustard seeds and a quinece vinaigrette, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

The Foie Gras and Ham Hock Terrine features brussels sprouts, ginger, mustard seeds and a quinece vinaigrette, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

 (left) The Chicken Breast with smoked thigh, carrot, kale, dumplings and sassafrass jus, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla. (right) A Lobby Bar original, the Bolita and Bingo features jalapeno cilantro infused tequila, mango puree and lime, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

(left) The Chicken Breast with smoked thigh, carrot, kale, dumplings and sassafrass jus, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla. (right) A Lobby Bar original, the Bolita and Bingo features jalapeno cilantro infused tequila, mango puree and lime, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

 Oysters on the half shell on a seafood tower, photographed at Oystercatchers on January 18, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.

Oysters on the half shell on a seafood tower, photographed at Oystercatchers on January 18, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.

 The Abigail cocktail and the Cocina Margarita, photographed on Thursday June 2, 2016, at O Cocina in Tampa. O Cocina at 4110 Henderson Blvd, serves upscale Mexican food and cocktails.

The Abigail cocktail and the Cocina Margarita, photographed on Thursday June 2, 2016, at O Cocina in Tampa. O Cocina at 4110 Henderson Blvd, serves upscale Mexican food and cocktails.

 (left) Blackberry almond tarts, prepared by Laura Jolly, on March 11, 2019, at her home in Largo, Florida. Jolly runs a website, politicsandprovisions.com, where she writes about politics, travel and recipes. (right) Brulee Banana, with walnut honey cake, with sorbet, crushed candied walnut, chocolate powder and white chocolate creamux, at Mortar and Pestle on September 21, 2017, in Seminole Heights, Tampa, Fla.

(left) Blackberry almond tarts, prepared by Laura Jolly, on March 11, 2019, at her home in Largo, Florida. Jolly runs a website, politicsandprovisions.com, where she writes about politics, travel and recipes. (right) Brulee Banana, with walnut honey cake, with sorbet, crushed candied walnut, chocolate powder and white chocolate creamux, at Mortar and Pestle on September 21, 2017, in Seminole Heights, Tampa, Fla.

Seared octopus with black lentil puree, romanesco, lemon pearl, squid ink, nori, and chorizo powder, at Mortar and Pestle photographed on September 21, 2017, in Seminole Heights, Tampa, Fla. Mortar and Pestle is a cafe/coffeeshop with an attached pharmacy.

(left) Buffalo Oyster, Citrus Panzanella, Pork Belly, and Duck Confit, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla. (right) Pastry Chef Evan Schmidt cuts into a Chocolate Crostata at Cena in Tampa, Florida on May 20, 2019.

The Foie Gras and Ham Hock Terrine features brussels sprouts, ginger, mustard seeds and a quinece vinaigrette, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

(left) The Chicken Breast with smoked thigh, carrot, kale, dumplings and sassafrass jus, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla. (right) A Lobby Bar original, the Bolita and Bingo features jalapeno cilantro infused tequila, mango puree and lime, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

Oysters on the half shell on a seafood tower, photographed at Oystercatchers on January 18, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.

The Abigail cocktail and the Cocina Margarita, photographed on Thursday June 2, 2016, at O Cocina in Tampa. O Cocina at 4110 Henderson Blvd, serves upscale Mexican food and cocktails.

(left) Blackberry almond tarts, prepared by Laura Jolly, on March 11, 2019, at her home in Largo, Florida. Jolly runs a website, politicsandprovisions.com, where she writes about politics, travel and recipes. (right) Brulee Banana, with walnut honey cake, with sorbet, crushed candied walnut, chocolate powder and white chocolate creamux, at Mortar and Pestle on September 21, 2017, in Seminole Heights, Tampa, Fla.

 Seared octopus with black lentil puree, romanesco, lemon pearl, squid ink, nori, and chorizo powder, at Mortar and Pestle photographed on September 21, 2017, in Seminole Heights, Tampa, Fla.  Mortar and Pestle is a cafe/coffeeshop with an attached pharmacy.
 (left) Buffalo Oyster, Citrus Panzanella, Pork Belly, and Duck Confit, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla. (right) Pastry Chef Evan Schmidt cuts into a Chocolate Crostata at Cena in Tampa, Florida on May 20, 2019.
 The Foie Gras and Ham Hock Terrine features brussels sprouts, ginger, mustard seeds and a quinece vinaigrette, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.
 (left) The Chicken Breast with smoked thigh, carrot, kale, dumplings and sassafrass jus, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla. (right) A Lobby Bar original, the Bolita and Bingo features jalapeno cilantro infused tequila, mango puree and lime, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.
 Oysters on the half shell on a seafood tower, photographed at Oystercatchers on January 18, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.
 The Abigail cocktail and the Cocina Margarita, photographed on Thursday June 2, 2016, at O Cocina in Tampa. O Cocina at 4110 Henderson Blvd, serves upscale Mexican food and cocktails.
 (left) Blackberry almond tarts, prepared by Laura Jolly, on March 11, 2019, at her home in Largo, Florida. Jolly runs a website, politicsandprovisions.com, where she writes about politics, travel and recipes. (right) Brulee Banana, with walnut honey cake, with sorbet, crushed candied walnut, chocolate powder and white chocolate creamux, at Mortar and Pestle on September 21, 2017, in Seminole Heights, Tampa, Fla.