Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dining Profile: Manatee Cafe

Inside The Manatee Cafe kitchen, cascades of fresh-cut color ignite as vegetables turn inside the flames of cast-iron skillets. For 23 years, executive chef and co-owner Cheryl Crosley has led the restaurant, carefully selecting produce,...

Dining profile: Cafe del Hidalgo

By KATHLEEN STEWARD Cafe del Hidalgo owner Beata Kosakowska points out that her restaurant is an American, Polish and Spanish amalgamation with an Italian menu — truly American. Kosakowksa opened Cafe del Hidalgo 11 years...

Dining Profile: The Ice Plant

There is ice, and then there is ice. Ice Plant co-founder Ryan Dettra, boasts that his St. Augustine gastro-bar has the best ice in the country. In one of their hand-crafted cocktails, you are enticed into...

Dining Profile: Hot Shot Bakery and Cafe

By KATHLEEN STEWARD Sherry Stoppelbein, owner of Hot Shot Bakery and Cafe, is a woman who is off like a shot. A true-blue Minorcan descendent, Stoppelbein has never lived anywhere but St. Augustine. She opened...

Preserved named one of best new restaurants in the South

By THE RECORD St. Augustine’s Preserved Restaurant in Lincolnville is quickly gaining a reputation around town and well beyond. The restaurant, owned and operated by chef Brian Whittington, has been named to Southern Living’s list of...

Find Florida sunshine and spirits on the newly launched A1A Cocktail Trail

BY LAURA HAMPTON A leisurely drive down scenic A1A has always been a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, but the breezy coastal tour just got a little sweeter. Earlier this month, the Florida Department...

Dining Profile: Cantina Louie

By KATHLEEN STEWARD It’s hard to miss Cantina Louie. The Mexican street-food restaurant features two large, festive and grinning skulls painted on the side of the building. The skulls are celebratory. They pay homage to “El...

Dining Profile: Metro Diner

By KATHLEEN STEWARD If you are looking for a bustling place for a bite to eat that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, then you’ll want to try Metro Diner. Metro Diner has been in...

Dining Profile: The Gourmet Hut

By KATHLEEN STEWARD The Gourmet Hut is an intimate restaurant nestled in a garden setting of owner Wendy Relph’s own creation. Relph opened the Gourmet Hut 12 years ago, right next-door to her Crucial Coffee shop...

Build a great ceaser salad

A great Caesar salad gets its swagger from a great dressing. Senior food editor Andy Baraghani gives us the inside tips, like why raw egg yolks and anchovies are necessary, how to shave perfect...

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