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 (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 jalapeño cilantro infused tequila, mango purèe 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 jalapeño cilantro infused tequila, mango purèe 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.

 (left) The Moules Dijonnaise features PEI mussels, mustard, creme fraiche, parsley and baguette, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla. (right) Wine on display at Cruller Cellars on February 22, 2018 at the Tampa Heights Market at Armature Works in Tampa, Fla. The 22,000-square-foot market features 14 vendors, including second locations for longtime restauranteurs and several new concepts.

(left) The Moules Dijonnaise features PEI mussels, mustard, creme fraiche, parsley and baguette, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla. (right) Wine on display at Cruller Cellars on February 22, 2018 at the Tampa Heights Market at Armature Works in Tampa, Fla. The 22,000-square-foot market features 14 vendors, including second locations for longtime restauranteurs and several new concepts.

 Citrus Panzanella, with blood orange, grapefruit, orange, fennel and crouton, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla.

Citrus Panzanella, with blood orange, grapefruit, orange, fennel and crouton, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla.

 The Caprese Salad, with homemade mozzarella, basil, cherry tomatoes and olive oil, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.

The Caprese Salad, with homemade mozzarella, basil, cherry tomatoes and olive oil, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.

 The Caprese Salad, the OGGI Homemade meatball, the Sorrentina Rigatoni, and the Pollo Al Forno with Lemons, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.

The Caprese Salad, the OGGI Homemade meatball, the Sorrentina Rigatoni, and the Pollo Al Forno with Lemons, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.

 (left) The grand platter has an assortment of oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab, photographed at Sea Salt on Friday February 20th, 2015. (right) Grilled watermelon, served with mozzarella and basil, and topped with a balsamic glaze, photographed on Tuesday June 23rd, 2015.

(left) The grand platter has an assortment of oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab, photographed at Sea Salt on Friday February 20th, 2015. (right) Grilled watermelon, served with mozzarella and basil, and topped with a balsamic glaze, photographed on Tuesday June 23rd, 2015.

 The Category 5 roll at Souzou, has spicy tuna, cream cheese, asparagus, and is topped with avocado, kabayaki sauce, chili aioli, dynamite mix, and scallion. Behind that is the STK "Bullitt" Roll. The rolls were photographed on Tuesday July 7, 2015, in St. Petersburg. Souzou is a 182 seat Pan-Asian restaurant at 435 5th Avenue North.

The Category 5 roll at Souzou, has spicy tuna, cream cheese, asparagus, and is topped with avocado, kabayaki sauce, chili aioli, dynamite mix, and scallion. Behind that is the STK "Bullitt" Roll. The rolls were photographed on Tuesday July 7, 2015, in St. Petersburg. Souzou is a 182 seat Pan-Asian restaurant at 435 5th Avenue North.

 (left) Fresh corn for Taste cover story on seasonal corn recipes. (right) Maple and Balsamic Roasted Vegetables photographed for #CookClub on Tuesday October 27, 2015, in Largo.

(left) Fresh corn for Taste cover story on seasonal corn recipes. (right) Maple and Balsamic Roasted Vegetables photographed for #CookClub on Tuesday October 27, 2015, in Largo.

 The surf and turf kebab platter, watercress salad, and Mediterranean dipping platter, photographed on Wednesday April 26, 2017, at Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill, in Tampa, Florida. Gengiz Khan moved from a small space on MacDill in January to a larger location in South Tampa.

The surf and turf kebab platter, watercress salad, and Mediterranean dipping platter, photographed on Wednesday April 26, 2017, at Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill, in Tampa, Florida. Gengiz Khan moved from a small space on MacDill in January to a larger location in South Tampa.

 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) The grilled octopus comes with patatas bravas and saffron rouille, at the recently renovated Byblos in Tampa, Fla. on January 10, 2018. (right) Brûlée 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.

(left) The grilled octopus comes with patatas bravas and saffron rouille, at the recently renovated Byblos in Tampa, Fla. on January 10, 2018. (right) Brûlée 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.

 The Rum Glazed Grouper with jalapeno sweet potato puree, sauteed haricot verts and brown butter roasted pistachios, photographed at Oystercatchers on January 18, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.

The Rum Glazed Grouper with jalapeno sweet potato puree, sauteed haricot verts and brown butter roasted pistachios, 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.

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

 Ahi Tuna Ceviche, with coconut, charred pineapple, serrano chiles, lime and mint, photographed on Thursday June 2, 2016, at O Cocina in Tampa. O Cocina at 4110 Henderson Blvd, serves upscale Mexican food and cocktails.

Ahi Tuna Ceviche, with coconut, charred pineapple, serrano chiles, lime and mint, 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.

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) 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 jalapeño cilantro infused tequila, mango purèe 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.

(left) The Moules Dijonnaise features PEI mussels, mustard, creme fraiche, parsley and baguette, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla. (right) Wine on display at Cruller Cellars on February 22, 2018 at the Tampa Heights Market at Armature Works in Tampa, Fla. The 22,000-square-foot market features 14 vendors, including second locations for longtime restauranteurs and several new concepts.

Citrus Panzanella, with blood orange, grapefruit, orange, fennel and crouton, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla.

The Caprese Salad, with homemade mozzarella, basil, cherry tomatoes and olive oil, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.

The Caprese Salad, the OGGI Homemade meatball, the Sorrentina Rigatoni, and the Pollo Al Forno with Lemons, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.

(left) The grand platter has an assortment of oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab, photographed at Sea Salt on Friday February 20th, 2015. (right) Grilled watermelon, served with mozzarella and basil, and topped with a balsamic glaze, photographed on Tuesday June 23rd, 2015.

The Category 5 roll at Souzou, has spicy tuna, cream cheese, asparagus, and is topped with avocado, kabayaki sauce, chili aioli, dynamite mix, and scallion. Behind that is the STK "Bullitt" Roll. The rolls were photographed on Tuesday July 7, 2015, in St. Petersburg. Souzou is a 182 seat Pan-Asian restaurant at 435 5th Avenue North.

(left) Fresh corn for Taste cover story on seasonal corn recipes. (right) Maple and Balsamic Roasted Vegetables photographed for #CookClub on Tuesday October 27, 2015, in Largo.

The surf and turf kebab platter, watercress salad, and Mediterranean dipping platter, photographed on Wednesday April 26, 2017, at Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill, in Tampa, Florida. Gengiz Khan moved from a small space on MacDill in January to a larger location in South Tampa.

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) The grilled octopus comes with patatas bravas and saffron rouille, at the recently renovated Byblos in Tampa, Fla. on January 10, 2018. (right) Brûlée 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.

The Rum Glazed Grouper with jalapeno sweet potato puree, sauteed haricot verts and brown butter roasted pistachios, 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.

Ahi Tuna Ceviche, with coconut, charred pineapple, serrano chiles, lime and mint, 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) 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 jalapeño cilantro infused tequila, mango purèe 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.
 (left) The Moules Dijonnaise features PEI mussels, mustard, creme fraiche, parsley and baguette, on September 21, 2018 at Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Fla. (right) Wine on display at Cruller Cellars on February 22, 2018 at the Tampa Heights Market at Armature Works in Tampa, Fla. The 22,000-square-foot market features 14 vendors, including second locations for longtime restauranteurs and several new concepts.
 Citrus Panzanella, with blood orange, grapefruit, orange, fennel and crouton, photographed on May 18, 2017 at Cru Cellars, in Tampa, Fla.
 The Caprese Salad, with homemade mozzarella, basil, cherry tomatoes and olive oil, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.
 The Caprese Salad, the OGGI Homemade meatball, the Sorrentina Rigatoni, and the Pollo Al Forno with Lemons, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.
 (left) The grand platter has an assortment of oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab, photographed at Sea Salt on Friday February 20th, 2015. (right) Grilled watermelon, served with mozzarella and basil, and topped with a balsamic glaze, photographed on Tuesday June 23rd, 2015.
 The Category 5 roll at Souzou, has spicy tuna, cream cheese, asparagus, and is topped with avocado, kabayaki sauce, chili aioli, dynamite mix, and scallion. Behind that is the STK "Bullitt" Roll. The rolls were photographed on Tuesday July 7, 2015, in St. Petersburg. Souzou is a 182 seat Pan-Asian restaurant at 435 5th Avenue North.
 (left) Fresh corn for Taste cover story on seasonal corn recipes. (right) Maple and Balsamic Roasted Vegetables photographed for #CookClub on Tuesday October 27, 2015, in Largo.
 The surf and turf kebab platter, watercress salad, and Mediterranean dipping platter, photographed on Wednesday April 26, 2017, at Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill, in Tampa, Florida. Gengiz Khan moved from a small space on MacDill in January to a larger location in South Tampa.
 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) The grilled octopus comes with patatas bravas and saffron rouille, at the recently renovated Byblos in Tampa, Fla. on January 10, 2018. (right) Brûlée 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.
 The Rum Glazed Grouper with jalapeno sweet potato puree, sauteed haricot verts and brown butter roasted pistachios, 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.
 Ahi Tuna Ceviche, with coconut, charred pineapple, serrano chiles, lime and mint, 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.