Collected by Jeanne Hoffmann
Pass-a-Grille Beach, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA
Pass-a-Grille Beach is a local treasure. Nestled between the much busier Clearwater beaches to the north and Fort DeSoto park to the south, Pass-a-Grille on St. Petersburg Beach stretches for a mile and a half from end to end. Save for a small...
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827, USA
Oftentimes people forget that Florida has Southern roots. These restaurants offering farm-fresh, southern-sourced feasts are delicious reminders. Want a side of barbecue to go with the beautiful weather? The brisket at 4 Rivers Smokehouse is so...
558 W New England Ave #150, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA
Rifle Paper Co. creates, prints, and presses its invitations and stationery in its studio in Winter Park. Designers flit in and out of the hip, industrial space, and a small retail shop is located next door. Playful, retro-inspired cards line the...
565 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA
It’s no surprise that the opening of this beloved gastropub back in 2007 coincided with Orlando’s rise as a culinary hot spot. While its owners James and Julie Petrakis have not stopped opening other ventures around the city (including...
Florida 32899, USA
We used to watch the launch of the Space Shuttle on a grainy standard-definition television, with rabbit ears akimbo. Mission control would count down from T minus 10, building excitement with each descending number. At launch, the shuttle lifted...
420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
We ordered a second pot of tea just to keep our table for a few more hours, like a beach-goer inserting more coins in a soon to be expired meter to preserve her spot of sandy paradise: The solarium at the Oxford Exchange was the perfect place to...
201 E McNab Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, USA
Known for bratwurst breakfasts and fresh squeezed juices, Cypress Nook remains a well-rated favorite among locals. German-American fare is served in a charming cottage—the same building where the restaurant began in 1948. Hearty breakfasts and...
56 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
Do you like burgers? (Nod approvingly.) What about beer? (Nod again, with additional intensity.) What about burgers and beer? (Applause.) If this roughly captures your state of mind when presented with such options, then head down to Engine No9 in...
702 Railroad St, Wimauma, FL 33598, USA
We stood at the window of the orange concrete building as Maria, the proprietor, issued expert recommendations: the flour tacos taste better than the corn; have the carne asada; drink sodas, one mango and one pineapple, so each of you can try; eat...
31936 St Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525, USA
Shaded by Florida pines and housed in a small one story building which resembled a refurbished general store, Pearl in the Grove serves refined Southern dishes with a quiet elegance; the dishes aren’t overly-styled as if to let the food speak for...
104 2nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
It was a little past eleven, the heart of Sunday Brunch-time; STP’s “Plush” diffused from hidden speakers in z grille’s contoured walls; Chef Zack, a stout, serially-tattooed gentleman dressed in khaki board shorts, t-shirt, and backwards fitting...
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