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 (left to right) Buffalo Oyster, Citrus Panzanella, Pork Belly, and Duck Confit, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla.

(left to right) Buffalo Oyster, Citrus Panzanella, Pork Belly, and Duck Confit, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in 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.

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.

 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. Mortar and Pestle is a cafe/coffeeshop with an attached pharmacy.

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. Mortar and Pestle is a cafe/coffeeshop with an attached pharmacy.

 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.

 A Lobby Bar original, the Bolita and Bingo features jalape�o cilantro infused tequila, mango pur�e and lime, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

A Lobby Bar original, the Bolita and Bingo features jalape�o cilantro infused tequila, mango pur�e and lime, 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.

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 Chicken Breast with smoked thigh, carrot, kale, dumplings and sassafrass jus, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

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.

 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.

 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.

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.

 Pastry Chef Evan Schmidt cuts into a Chocolate Crostata at Cena in Tampa, Florida on May 20, 2019.

Pastry Chef Evan Schmidt cuts into a Chocolate Crostata at Cena in Tampa, Florida on May 20, 2019.

(left to right) Buffalo Oyster, Citrus Panzanella, Pork Belly, and Duck Confit, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in 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.

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. Mortar and Pestle is a cafe/coffeeshop with an attached pharmacy.

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

A Lobby Bar original, the Bolita and Bingo features jalape�o cilantro infused tequila, mango pur�e and lime, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Pastry Chef Evan Schmidt cuts into a Chocolate Crostata at Cena in Tampa, Florida on May 20, 2019.

 (left to right) Buffalo Oyster, Citrus Panzanella, Pork Belly, and Duck Confit, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in 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.
 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. Mortar and Pestle is a cafe/coffeeshop with an attached pharmacy.
 Oysters on the half shell on a seafood tower, photographed at Oystercatchers on January 18, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.
 A Lobby Bar original, the Bolita and Bingo features jalape�o cilantro infused tequila, mango pur�e and lime, 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Pastry Chef Evan Schmidt cuts into a Chocolate Crostata at Cena in Tampa, Florida on May 20, 2019.