Tuesday February 14, 2012
We've revised, updated and expanded our list of the best restaurants in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Award-winning restaurants new to our Top 100 list include Ciro's Speakeasy and Supper Club (Best Gastropub), The Lobster Pot (Best Lobster), The Independent Bar and Grill (Best Burgers), The Refinery (Best Farm to Table) Taco Bus (Best Late-night), TC Choy's Asian Bistro (Best Dim Sum) and Cafe Largo (Best French).
Other great locally owned restaurants added to the list include 220 East, Alesia, Bernini, Columbia Cafe, Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, Habana Cafe, La Tropicana Cafe, The Laughing Cat Bistro, Queenshead Eurobar, Maritana Grill, Parkshore Grill, The Pearl, Red Mesa Cantina, Restaurant BT, Sunday's Fine Dining, Walt'z Fish Shak. and Wood Fired Pizza Wine Bar.
In addition to hand-selecting the country's best independently owned restaurants, we also like to highlight the best food and dining restaurant blogs. The new additions to our blog family from the Tampa-St. Petersburg area are Lekas Eats, Carlos Eats, Dena Loves Food, Scallywag Journeys Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Food Monster, and Taylor Eason.