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TRAVEL by Susan B. Barnes Austin—Music, Museums and More


HOME by Janan Talafer Designing with Fire—Transform your Outdoor Space





by Susan B. Barnes This Valentine’s Day Cupid Takes Aim and Gets a Bull’s-Eye! by Janan Talafer Celebrate One-Day Holidays Close to Home by Susan B. Barnes A Peek Behind Closed Doors

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STYLE Show your Love this Valentines

by Catherine S. Mitseas In the New Year Kick Some Booty






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REAL ESTATE A Timeless Mediterranean Estate There’s Something in the Air—Belleair


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dR PUBLISHER’S LETTER Dear Reader, With Spring-type weather right around the corner, it’s time to find some fun things to do outdoors. This issue is full of ideas in our events calendar, and throughout its pages, including our dR BACK PAGE featuring The New Dali Museum. dR HAPPENINGS has some great ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Tampa Bay area. There are also ideas for the other upcoming holidays, from President’s Day to Mardi Gras to St. Patrick’s Day. In A Peek Behind Closed Doors—An Intro to the Annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour we show you a peek inside some of these unique homes that we only get to drive by on a regular day. dR DINING will entice you with a new phenomenon called popup-dining in Happy Hunting. It is a culinary trend where chefs temporarily reside in existing restaurants or buildings for a short period of time. Patrons find out about the latest location by word of mouth, or check out KitchenBar’s Facebook page. Our highlighted executive chef this month is Brad Gillespie for SHOR American Seafood Grill in the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. Check out his recipe for Pan-Seared Black Grouper on pages 74–75. If you are interested in a Sunday afternoon drive to take in the beautiful homes of Tampa Bay, dR REAL ESTATE features Belleair, Florida in There’s Something in the Air Belleair, and you’ll learn more about the area in Classical Belleair Estate Graces the Bluff on pages 60–61. Right next door to Belleair is the Harbor Oaks area in Clearwater. See A Timeless Mediterranean Estate to learn more. And, Insider Advice explains why this is the time to get into the Tampa Bay real estate market. Prices have stabilized —good news for both buyers and sellers. dR FASHION will definitely put you in the resort living frame of mind. Pages 34–40 feature great looks from several favorite fashion “hot spots.” Adding to the whole resort feel is the shoot location—The Club at Treasure Island. This is another destination to check out—it has a new owner, is newly remodeled, and is a financial partner with All Children’s Hospital. Take some time to roam around this beautiful area of ours and enjoy the scenery as well as the indoor activities. Some great ideas are in dR AROUND THE BAY, so check it out before you make your plans. Enjoy!

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All of Tampa Bay has been buzzing with the grand opening on 1-11-11 of the spectacular new Salvador Dali Museum. The iconic venue on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront is stunning inside and out, from the 900-panel glass “enigma” that appears to grow organically from the front of the building, to the interior spiral staircase designed to resemble a strand of DNA. Even the landscape is exotic. A labyrinth created with Cypress trees, a water garden “Grotto” with hanging plants, and large limestone rock formations invite exploration. The new museum is twice as large as the previous site, making it possible to display more of the 2,140- piece collection, the largest collection outside of Spain. One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg. 727-823-3767.

Mediterranean Rim Meets Florida Take the flavors of Italy, Spain, Greece and Morocco, and give them a unique Florida twist. That’s the premise behind Carmel Café and Wine Bar, a new concept launched by an investor group that includes Outback Steakhouse founder Chris Sullivan. Located in Clearwater, the cafe offers a variety of small and large plates, salads, soups and sandwiches. Executive chef Steve Cook offers signature dishes like Grilled Lamb & Veal Sliders with mint cucumber sauce, Smoked Bacon & Artichoke Flatbreads, and Basque Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. Sit in a private booth, at a long communal table, in the lounge or outside. Enjoy live music on the weekends and special events such as wine tastings, classes and winemaker visits 2548 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-724-4228.

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Live Music Capital of the World By Susan B. Barnes


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Home to the increasingly popular South by Southwest (March) and Austin City Limits (September) music festivals, it’s no wonder that Austin, Texas, is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. But the city has so much more to offer, throughout the year! Don’t get me wrong—music is a passion that lives within most everyone in Austin, and there are some fantastic venues in which to see a show. On a recent visit, we were fortunate to catch one at the Paramount Theatre. Reminiscent of the Tampa Theatre—in fact, they were both designed by John Eberson—the Paramount features a balcony and has been in the heart of Austin’s arts scene since 1915. Music isn’t the only art form alive and well in the city, though. Austin boasts a number of fine museums, including the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas—Austin campus. The museum houses the largest university-owned art collection in the country! Also at the UTAustin campus is the Harry Ransom Center. Fans of “Gone With the Wind” will delight in seeing the original cos-

The Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum—also found on the UT Austin campus is the Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum—is a fantastic, up-close look at the 36th U.S. president’s era. The replica of Johnson’s oval office is quite impressive, and there’s a lovely exhibit dedicated to Lady Bird Johnson. On the other side of town, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden is a hidden gem of more than 130 sculptures by Charles Umlauf, who is known for his artwork depicting animals, families, religious figures and mythological creatures.

The architecture in Austin is incredibly impressive as well. Walking through the downtown streets, you can just imagine stagecoaches waiting outside the stone buildings built in the late 1800s. It’s as if the Old West still thrives amongst the modern buildings that have sprung up. One incredible edifice is the Texas State Capitol itself. Completed in 1888, the capitol building was the tallest in the country—surpassing even the U.S. capitol in Washington, D.C.—until an addition was recently built onto the Louisiana State Capitol. Take a guided tour of the capitol for a deeper look at the majestic building. During the tour, our guide talked about the founding and the history of the city and the building, as well as how the State House and Senate operate. Walking into the chambers, it’s amazing to see the more than 180 antique desks dating from 1889 that the congressmen and congresswomen still use today, if modernized. Another impressive building in downtown Austin is the historic Driskill Hotel (ca. 1886), built by cattle baron Jesse

opposite left: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s statue watches the Austin skyline opposite middle: Austin City Limits Music Festival top to bottom: top: LBJ Library and Museum middle: Texas State History Museum bottom: Paramount and State Theatres

Photo courtesy of Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau Bob Bullock Photo courtesy of Austin Theatre Alliance

Lincoln Driskill. Even if you don’t stay at the Driskill, take a walk through its impressive lobby and maybe even sip a drink in the bar—it’s a real architectural gem! But it’s not only its arts scene that Austin is known for. Ask anyone their favorite restaurant in Austin, and you’re sure to get a diverse list. For Tex-Mex, the locals suggested Chuy’s, and they weren’t wrong! The Gospel Brunch at Threadgill’s was a hit, too, and the 30-minute drive and subsequent 30-minute wait at The Salt Lick BBQ was definitely worth it. Take note—the Salt Lick is cash only and BYOB, so stock your cooler before you get there! Austinites head outdoors every chance they get, and it’s no wonder! Ten miles of hiking and bike trails circumnavigate Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, and the area is a favorite among locals. Take a walk around the lake, and pay tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan at his lakeside memorial. Just down the road is Zilker Park (home of the aforementioned Austin City Limits music festival), 361 acres of playgrounds, picnic grounds, the Zilker Zephyr train (great for kids!) and a disc golf course, not to mention Barton Springs Pool. In the summertime, cool off at the spring-fed pool—temperature averages 68 degrees year round! About 20 minutes outside of town is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Here, native plants and flowers bloom throughout the year, and it’s a chance to witness the beauty deep in the heart of Texas. After all the exploring you’re bound to do in Austin, take some time to relax and pamper yourself. One of the best places in the city to do just that is The Spa at Four Seasons. Book a massage and prepare to melt away. These are just a few of the reasons that Austin is a great vacation destination throughout the year! dR 23

TIPS FOR VISITING AUSTIN Direct flights to New Orleans are available on Southwest Airlines; other major carriers also fly into the city, with a layover. Even if staying in the very pedestrian-friendly downtown area, rent a car to get to the outlying areas. Make the most of your visit to Austin and stay downtown. The city is quite walkable, and if you book a room at a downtown hotel such as the Omni Austin Hotel, you’ll be in the heart of it all. Visit for more information.

5 AUSTIN ATTRACTIONS Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Avenue (512) 472-5470 |

Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (at Congress) (512) 471-7324 |

Harry Ransom Center 21st and Guadalupe Streets (512) 471-8944 |

Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum 2313 Red River Street (512) 721-0200 |

Umlauf Sculpture Garden 605 Robert E. Lee Road (512) 445-5282 |

The Texas Capitol 201 E. 14th Street (512) 463-5495 |

Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street (800) 252-9367 |

Chuy’s 1728 Barton Springs Road (512) 474-4452 |

Threadgill’s World Headquarters Restaurant 301 W. Riverside Drive (512) 472-9304 |

The Salt Lick BBQ

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Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Road (512) 974-6700 |

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Avenue (512) 232-0100 |

The Spa at Four Seasons 98 San Jacinto Boulevard (512) 685-8160 |

Omni Austin Hotel 700 San Jacinto at 8th Street (512) 476-3700 |

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This custom steel and mahogany fire table from Urban Concepts can be used indoors or out.

pan it sits in to double as an ice bucket when it’s too hot for a fire. “Fire pits are definitely a new trend for the backyard,” says Doug Driscoll of Just Grillin, whose custom pieces tie into a gas or electric line and are part of an entire outdoor living plan. He starts with brick or pre-cast structures molded into just about any size or style, from octagons, squares and ovals, to rectangles and kidney shapes. Then he adds an aesthetic finish like tile, travertine, glass, stucco, stone, river rocks, even sea shells, or for one client, bottle caps the family collected on vacation in France. Driscoll likes using high-tech programmable electronics in his designs, such as a remote control system that allows the client to light the fire with the push of a button. The fire pit can even be tied into the pool’s electronic system for the ultimate in convenience and comfort, he says. Imagine walking in the door after a stressful day and within seconds, the pool lights are glowing, the fire is lit and the surround sound comes on. Welcome home. dR

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By Janan Talafer here’s nothing like a fire to add warmth and ambience to an outdoor area, creating a setting that can be at once cozy, romantic, mesmerizing and dramatic, perfect for drawing friends close by and inspiring great conversation. Outdoor fires these days are hardly the smoky, crackly campfires they used to be. With technological advances that make it safe, easy, convenient and environmentally friendly, fire can almost be considered a design element. Think of it in terms of fire furniture, as in fire tables, fire boxes, fire sculptures and fire bowls. Shelly Meadows of Urban Concepts considers herself a “fire designer” and likes incorporating the elements of water, fire, stone, glass and metal to create something special. The pieces can be as modern or traditional and as simple or dazzling as you desire. They also can be portable or permanent. It all depends on your budget, the size of the space and your imagination, she says. “I’ve even designed mini-fire torches to be floating like tea lights in pools or koi ponds,” says Meadows.


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This Valentine’s Day, Cupid Takes Aim and Gets a Bull’s-Eye! By Susan B. Barnes

The holiday decorations were barely put away before red hearts and boxes of candy appeared on the store shelves – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. How do you define romance?


? recently asked some friends what they find to be the most romantic spots in the Tampa Bay area; their answers included the point on Davis Island and a proposal; a favorite restaurant from a honeymoon on Siesta Key; the top deck of the parking garage at Tampa International Airport at sunset; canoeing the Hillsborough River; and walking along Bayshore Boulevard.

Following are a few ideas to get you in the mood. For many (yours truly, included!), spending the day at a spa is the definition of luxury. Why not make it a spa day for two? The Sandava Spa at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa offers a Couples Escape, in the Couples Suite. Choose from any of the spa treatments offered, and prepare for the ultimate indulgence for two. Living on the west coast of Florida, we are fortunate to have front row seats to each night’s sunset. However often it’s done, strolling along the beach as the sun melts into the water and the stars begin to twinkle overhead is one of the most romantic walks that can be taken. Cozy up at a table for two at Mise en Place in Tampa, order a bottle of wine and slowly make your way through an exquisite meal. The exceptional service and rich décor will make you feel like you’re the only couple in the room. Known as the “Pink Palace” on St. Pete Beach, the Don CeSar Beach Resort, built in 1925, is the destination of choice for hundreds of weddings and honeymoons each year. All of those couples can’t be wrong! Reserve a room and be transported back to the romance of the twentieth century.

At the end of the day, whatever your definition of romance, being with the one you love and doing what makes your Valentine happy is the most romantic of all. dR

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Celebrate One-Day Holidays Close to Home By Janan Talafer


sprinkling of holidays falls in February and March. No time to steal away to New Orleans, Acapulco or even South Beach? Don’t despair. Capture a little fun and adventure right here in town. Here are a few ideas to consider.

FEBRUARY 14th VALENTINE’S DAY Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday so stretch it out and add the weekends on either end. Start with the quirky “Wild at Heart,” a tour and progressive dinner at Lowry Park Zoo, where you’ll learn about courtship rituals and other “over-21 secrets” related to the local residents – who knew that Siamang apes serenade one another with elaborate songs or that scorpions dance? Then on Valentine’s Day, make a reservation at Clearwater’s Café Ponte, an elegant restaurant with white-tablecloth ambience and European flair. The following weekend, surprise her with tickets to the Straz Center for a steamy exhibition of tango in a performance of “Tango Fire.” Afterwards, check into Ybor’s historic Don Vincente Inn, built in 1895 as a private home for the “Don” himself.

FEBRUARY 21st PRESIDENT’S DAY Launch a double kayak from Clam Bayou Nature Park in Gulfport and spend the day paddling through the 160-acre mangrove estuary, courtesy of Kurt Zuelsdorf and Kayak Nature Adventures. Look for dolphins, egrets, otters, osprey and rays, while you bask in the silence and enjoy a little exercise and fresh air. Stop for a picnic lunch on the white sandy beaches of Boca Ciega Bay or stroll through downtown Gulfport, a retro, laid-back “Old Florida” town of interesting shops, artisans, musicians and cafes.

MARCH 8th MARDI GRAS With its Scottish heritage, Dunedin might seem like an unlikely destination for a wild and crazy celebration of Fat Tuesday, but the town goes all out with a downtown street party and parade. From five to eleven p.m., make your way through food booths set up by local restaurants, artists selling crafts, and a beer garden, while listening to the bluesy vibe of New Orleans music. Catch beads tossed from the cast of characters in the parade, including the City of Dunedin Pipe Band and a female impersonator named queen of the Mardi Gras. Having too much fun to go home? Stay at the quaint waterfront Beso Del Sol Resort and spend the next day recuperating at nearby Caladessi Island, rated one of the top beaches in the nation.

MARCH 17th ST. PATRICK’S DAY Here in downtown Tampa, not far from the University of Tampa, is a quaint one-story white cottage with an authentic thatched roof that looks like it might have been plucked straight from the hills of Ireland. Step inside and it might sound like it too, from the brogue of the staff to the traditional ballads sung by Irish musicians. On St. Paddy’s Day, the music, the beer and the food at Four Green Fields start at noon and go until the wee hours. Fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and Shepherd’s Pie are on the menu. Wash it down with pints of Harp, Guinness, Smithwick’s and Kilkenny. The pub showcases the history of Ireland, but has an interesting local history, too. It’s co-owned by Colin Breen and Bob O’Neill, U.S. attorney for Florida’s Middle District. Looking for an equally unique place to spend the night? The newly renovated Tahitian Inn in South Tampa offers a boutique hotel ambience with upscale spa. dR 30

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lorida’s beautiful this time of year and it is the perfect season to add some fun to your exercise routine with an outdoor fitness class. Throughout Tampa Bay, boot camp classes are inspiring women and men to get up early, get outside the gym, and get going in a decidedly down-to-earth kind of way. The classes are packed with basic exercises such as jumping jacks, squats, and running drills as well as training focused on building balance and flexibility. The groups are usually small, with fewer than ten people, and are frequently held in the early morning at a local park. The overall experience is completely different from traditional indoor- gym classes, argue the instructors. Sarah Liakos, owner of Sarah’s Boot Camp with classes in both Clearwater and Brandon, explains, “for one thing, we get to be outside, right on the water overlooking the bridges that lead to Clearwater Beach.” Beyond awesome Florida vistas, every workout is different and often focuses on functional fitness, a training style where athletes use their own body weight to build strength, flexibility and balance. Most importantly, she says, members become accountable to each other, supporting and pushing each other to do their best. Many boot camps are run by professional personal trainers and most instructors test each new participant for body fat percentages, muscle strength levels and endurance capacity, says Marilyn Moss, owner of Kick it Up Boot Camp in Tampa. Monthly progress tests such as timed one mile runs, keep people pumped up and excited, she says. Jim Horning, owner of Tampa Boot Camp, says members enjoy personalized attention. He, and the other trainers, modifies exercises for individual participants. “Everyone knows (in my class) that they are not going to mess everyone up if they can’t do something. I trust that they know their bodies.” 32


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That said, these are hard classes, with instructors continuously pushing individuals from one drill to another. Yet between the individualized goal plans, personalized exercises, and diverse training, boot camps are much like hiring a personal trainer, except without the contracts,

price tag, or boring indoor gym scene. “There is a completely free feeling,” in these classes, Horning says, “exercising outside, under the bright blue sky, with the breeze and the water nearby, it’s empowering.” dR

Here are tips and clues to choosing the best personal trainer. Expect: •A Trainer to carry a degree in exercise physiology or related major, to hold certifications, and to attend fitness conferences regularly. •A consultation—a lack of one should be a red flag •Trainers to help you set measurable, attainable goals. •Personal instruction throughout each fitness session. •Honesty from your trainer. If you have big goals, you need big actions. •To avoid trainers who push long-term contracts •Your goals should be their goals—not everyone wants to become a body builder.

Kick it Up Boot Camp Marilyn Moss, owner 813-435-1575 Sarah’s Boot Camp Sarah Liakos Walter Santiago 727-612-3748 Tampa Boot Camp Jim Horning, owner 813-368-3352

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A Peek


BEHIND CLOSED DOORS An Intro to the Annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour

By Susan B. Barnes


n Saturday, March 5, the doors will open to some of the most beautiful homes found within Historic Hyde Park through the 9th Annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour. For those of us who stroll the canopied streets, wondering what characteristics and nuances lie behind those doors, it will be a chance to peek inside and be inspired. “We have a mix of historic (from 1919) and newer homes on this year’s tour, as well as some houses that were newly renovated,” said Kathy Durdin, co-chair of the 9th Annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour, sponsored by the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HHPNA). “One of the homeowners did most of the work himself on one of the newer homes, and you can tell it was obviously a labor of love.” The tour, themed “Then and Now,” was developed to showcase how the Hyde Park neighborhood has evolved, and to share how historic homes can be modernized for 21st century living while maintaining their charm. “Generally, in the older homes found in Hyde Park, you may not realize just how spacious they can be, especially those that have been renovated,” said Durdin. Leaving from Bern’s Steak House (1209 S. Howard Ave., Tampa), the selfguided tour meanders through Old Hyde Park, stopping at homes on Morrison, Albany, Dekle and Rome, as well as Marjory and Jetton, which have not been featured on previous home tours. “There are some interesting nuances in this year’s tour,” said Durdin. She suggests

people on the tour pay attention to “particular gems within certain houses,” including stained glass elements, original wood inlays and one home that features a kitchen with an overlooking loft! “Hopefully, my home can serve as an inspiration to others as past home tours have inspired and motivated me by sharing and revealing the rewards of inconvenience, time and of course, money in the restoration and renovation of our wonderful neighborhood’s historic homes,” said homeowner Jerry Stanley, Jr., whose home is featured on the tour. In addition to the inspiring homes, one of the most unique stops on this year’s tour is a backyard garden on Marjorie. “I think it’s one of those hidden treas-

ures you don’t typically see,” said Durdin. Funds raised through tickets sold for the home tour are dedicated to various enhancements of cultural assets in the neighborhood. This year’s signature project is the restoration of the original “school house” doors of the Old Hyde Park Art Center, built in 1899. Advance tickets for the home tour are available for $20 at Coldwell Banker offices in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, and online at The day of the tour, tickets are $25 and available at Bern’s. The tour begins at 9 a.m., and the last tickets will be sold at 2 p.m. For more information, call (813) 915-6633, ext. 2, or e-mail dR 41


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The historically significant Harbor Oaks section of Clearwater offers storied and legendary mansions landmarked by rolling lawns abutting the waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge of Clearwater Harbor. With immediate proximity to the Belleairs, the Country Club, Clearwater Beach and downtown Clearwater the location of this rarified bastion provides for activities for families of all ages. This incomparable 15,000-plussquare-foot, 7-year new Mediterranean estate is ideally situated on 1.7 exceptionally graded acres fronting Clearwater Harbor. The exemplary design and build of this home is specific for this acreage, something that has not been achieved for well over eighty years on Druid Road. Flawless architectural execution, craftsmanship without fail, striking attention to every detail is evident throughout with extensive stone, marble, granite, exquisite Downsview cabinetry and stunning millwork appointments. A covered loggia terrace conducive for year-round entertaining, completely outfitted poolside cabana, separate historic guest home, home theatre with multimedia capability and multiple garages completes the resume of this extraordinary property. In addition, a remarkable 1.8-acre parcel next door is available for purchase. This spectacular estate is offered for $14,900,000 by Rafal Wazio of Sand Key Realty, Inc., 727-424-4629 or dR

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KIPPS COLONY - PASADENA YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB One of the most Extraordinary Waterfront homes on the entire West Coast of Florida!! This 8,800-square-foot (heated) masterpiece with 175 feet of seawall on 2+ miles of wide open water is finished with an unmatched richness and detail by one of the finest luxury builders in America. Brilliant Venetian plaster walls, custom mahogany woodworking, Travertine marble, soaring cypress ceilings and elegant lighting are integrated with astonishing effect!! Stunning chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, amazing electronics and a long list of opulent, luxurious amenities. Offered at $4,995,000.

BABE RUTH'S SUNSET DRIVE - ST. PETERSBURG, FL 7800-square-foot Italian-style villa, once the home of Babe Ruth, may be the most uniquely beautiful waterfront estate in Tampa Bay. Arched doors, beamed ceilings, distressed woodwork, limestone surfaces and countless imported design elements create unforgettable effects that transcends time. Tuscany gourmet kitchen boasts top of the line everything. Brilliant finishes deliver rich distinctive Hemingway aura. Spectacular landscaping encases gorgeous pool/spa, English greenhouse, fine hobby house. Lovely "boathouse" rests on 150 feet of picturesque waterfront. Offered for $3,250,000.

KIPPS COLONY - PASADENA YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB Inspired by 16th Century artisans, this 5,040-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath architectural tour de force is unlike anything on the waters of Tampa Bay. Spectacular great room, immense ceilings and massive windows overlook a grand waterfront. Magnificent inlaid murals, Venetian plaster finishes, intricate floor plan, cultured contours and rich accoutrements deliver an uncommon sophistication. Chef 's kitchen boasts Wolf/Sub-Zero/Miele appliances, luxurious cabinetry, thick granite and much more. Plush, technology-rich $150K+ home theatre is all WOW. Stunning pool, richly finished outer decks and huge garage. Offered at $2,999,900.

VENETIAN ISLES Grand and luxurious waterfront estate offers easy access to Tampa Bay! Past copperfinished arched double doors you'll discover a towering 23-foot ceiling entryway and flawless pool deck/waterfront views of this remarkable 4089-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4-bath residence. Custom porcelain tile, gorgeous hardwood floors, wonderfully encased windows/plantation shutters, superb crown/tray ceilings and rich floor plan deliver a magnificent living experience. Splendid open kitchen, gorgeous master suite, unique Florida room, elegant den and a long list of rich, compelling enhancements. Offered at $1,399.000.


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CAPRI ISLE - TREASURE ISLAND Uncommon luxury in a dazzling authentic Key West style! Just minutes to the gulf by boat, brilliant 4,450-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 2009 built home enjoys remarkable grace and charm. Hand-scraped hickory flooring, pine ceilings, powder coated handrails, double insulated impact glass,custom designer cabinetry and much more.Everything is top of the line, yet maintained in a genuine Key West motif. Kitchen is a gourmet's showcase; Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances and understated nautical themes. 4 Separate covered balconies bring the waterfront to you in unique, distinctly intimate settings. Offered at $1,895,000.

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BAHIA WAY - ST PETE BEACH Stunning Key West style home on breathtaking Intracoastal waterfront! 4,000+ square feet, 5-bedrooms,4-full baths and 2-half baths of luxury welcomes families large and small.Fine oak flooring, high ceilings, solid mahogany entertainment center and gas fireplace. Superb country kitchen offers custom glazed cabinetry, thick level 5 granite, tumbled marble, lovely fluted moldings, exquisite center island and commercial grade appliances. Large lower level game room opens to magnificent paver deck and spacious pool. Big lighted dock, full utilities and lift. Many, many high-end upgrades. Offered at $1,675,000.

T S JU YACHT CLUB ESTATES - ST. PETERSBURG Feature for feature, this 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath Key West-style waterfront estate defines uncommon grace and luxury. Soaring 22-foot ceilings, rich crown moldings, elegant hardwood flooring, radiant offset lighting and meticulous attention to detail are complemented by a grand great room, superb gourmet kitchen, a huge loft and lovely finished baths. Terrific outdoor kitchen and brilliant pool deck with spa and waterfall overlooks exceptional boating facilities. Big, beautiful decks offer some of the most spectacular panoramic waterviews anywhere in the area. Offered at $1,375,000.


BRIGHTWATERS - SNELL ISLE Grand, elegant and wonderfully finished 5,156-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 6-bath estate features a brilliant, open gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero, Thermador, Dacor and Miele appliances. Spectacular, intimate courtyard. Separate living, family and Florida rooms (with 950-bottle capacity wine room), plus formal and informal dining areas offer numerous places to gather and entertain. 2 Huge master suites overlook the waterway. The "West" wing is an ideal office/work/study area. Large pool, lovely pavered decks and lush tropical privacy. Wide dock, tie poles, deep protected water. Offered at $1,300,000.

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There’s Something In the Air


Belleair Country Club’s famed 13th fairway. right: Belleair Country Club. opposite page top: Property on Willadell Drive offered by Martha Thorn with Coldwell Baniker.


ucked just south of the city of Clearwater and north of Belleair Bluffs on the Intracoastal Waterway is Belleair, a three-squaremile area with a small town feel within the bustling Bay Area metropolis. With a population of just 4,057, there’s a true sense of community. “I think what attracts people is that Belleair is its own city and governs itself, it’s not a subdivision of a bigger entity,” said Martha Thorn, realtor, The Thorn Collection (Coldwell Banker). Thorn should know; she’s lived in the area for 35 years. “People who move here see the community spirit in Belleair,” continued Thorn. Indeed, Belleair is its own entity, with its own mayor and commissioners who govern the city through a councilmanager government. “We’re a quiet, small town with access to everything that is important to people,” said Lenore Sabala, realtor, Prudential Tropical Realty. “We’re less than 30 minutes to Tampa International Airport and 20 minutes to the St. Pete airport, not to mention all of the local attractions, including the beaches on Sand Key.” Sabala also notes the accessibility to fine dining and boutique shopping in the area. She has lived in Belleair for 33 years.

“I wouldn’t live anywhere else,” she said. Belleair is not a recent find, however. There’s a rich history in the area, thanks to railroad tycoon Henry Plant. More than 100 years ago, Plant selected the area to build a resort for his family, friends and business associates from the north to enjoy during the winter months. His railroad brought guests—oftentimes in their private railcars—directly to the

Belleview Biltmore Hotel and Country Club. Guests from an era gone by included the Studebakers, the duPonts, the Vanderbilts and Babe Ruth, to name a few. Upon arrival, Plant’s guests enjoyed playing golf on the country’s first course, six holes built in 1897. The original course grew over time, and a second course was added to the grounds. In the 1940s, the Belleview Biltmore was completely self-sufficient and housed its own post office (with the manager acting as postmaster), and police and fire departments that also served the Town of Belleair. The hotel, which is currently closed for renovations and expected to reopen in January 2012 for its 115th anniversary, remains one of the largest wooden structures in the world. It is also one of the three grand dame hotels in the area, in addition to the Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach and the Vinoy Resort in downtown St. Pete. Throughout all of the changes to the hotel itself, the country club has thrived. Today, nearly 1,100 families are members of the Belleair Country Club.

Members’ ages range from 18—100 years old, literally, with an average age of about 61. The club is open to members and guests of members, and the occasional reciprocity for those visiting from out of town who belong to other clubs. “As far as clubs go, it’s very unusual to find one with two golf courses (of the three found in Belleair)—one the first golf course in the county, a marina, spa, pool, fitness center, croquet, tennis and fine dining, all in one place and on the Gulf,” said Ed Shaunessy, general manager, Belleair Country Club. “All of the amenities are in one place, and we have a team of talented staff members that is second to none, setting us apart from other country clubs” he continued. Shaunessy also notes that many club members have multiple homes, and estimates that 50 percent of its members are in the area 50 percent of the year. “Our members don’t have to be local,” said Shaunessy. “We’re worth the drive.” As far as the golf courses found at Belleair Country Club, today’s layouts are essentially the same as when Donald 55

J. Ross designed them in 1915, though the sequence of holes has changed over the years. The club’s two golf courses are certainly a draw for those passionate about the game, but all of the club’s amenities are utilized by its members. “There’s really something for the entire family at Belleair Country Club,” said Shaunessy. “We have a very friendly women’s program, and 150 of our members are a part of the Women’s Golf Association.” That sense of family is evident throughout the city of Belleair. Sabala and Thorn tout the city’s recently built recreation area that offers activities for everyone, “a real plus for families.” Both Thorn and Sabala also note that Belleair’s sense of community is so strong that families tend to stay in the area. “Traditionally in Belleair, people rarely leave. They move up from house to house, children move back,” explained Thorn. “Very few people leave the area totally.” Sabala noted that home prices are staying fairly consistent, even in this difficult economic climate and housing market. The median price range in Belleair in 2009 was $354,399, and in 2010, $354,500— “very close and values aren’t dropping.” 56

“I’ve seen the market go up and down, but our market in Belleair—the prices are not fluctuating as they are in other areas,” added Sabala. The next time you’re in the Clearwater area, drive a bit south and take in the beauty of the Belleair area. Who knows, maybe the sense of family and community will draw you in for a longer stay. dR

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Enjoy the luxury of this gated community on the shores of Clearwater Harbor. Condominiums and fine homes are available from $150,000 to $2,000,000 plus, offering spectacular views of the Intracoastal, sunsets, and lush fairways of the Belleair Country Club. This is truly a golferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise or nature loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retreat. Country club membership offers two-18-hole championship golf courses, tennis, marina and state-of-the-art fitness center. Only 30 minutes to Tampa International Airport. CALL TODAY!

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agnificent Belleair estate of classical architectural distinction graces the bluff overlooking Hallett Park and the sparking waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. The property is beautifully landscaped with charming gardens, brick paths, and studded with stately oaks trees extending from beautiful Bayview Drive to Palmetto Road. Superbly designed by one of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading architects and constructed to the very highest standard of quality. The home is tastefully decorated and ele-

gantly appointed. The outstanding features include handsome moldings, handpainted woodwork, stenciled hardwood floors, intricate ironwork, French doors with brass fittings, designer fixtures and stunning crafted fireplaces. The expansive windows flood the home with cheerful natural light and offer attractive views of the waterway, park and gardens. The living areas are graciously proportioned and are arranged for entertaining as well as family enjoyment. The master suite includes an intimate sitting

room, fireplace, dressing room with generous closets and a luxurious bath. The modern kitchen has custom wooden cabinets, granite counter tops and topof-the-line appliances. The 6,000 square feet of living area includes 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths en suite, 2 powder rooms, a sauna, and a bonus room with an outside entrance which is ideal for an office or recreation room. Priced at $2,497,000. For additional information, please contact Mary Ann McArthur, Coldwell Banker at 727-460-5906. dR 61

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Magnificent Belleair waterfront estate with over 17,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 8-full and 3-half bathrooms with superb architectural details. Amenities include dock with 2 boat lifts, boathouse, pool with waterfall, exercise room with inside spa, 4 room guest apartment and 6-car garage. $10,900,000

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2007 English Country 4-bedroom, 5.5-bath waterfront features 110- X 319foot lot located high on a bluff, 7,500 square feet of highest quality materials and finishes, 1st floor master, office, huge bonus room, rimless pool and dock with lift. Absolutely stunning! $4,699,000

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1918 BRIGHTWATERS BLVD NE, $4,100,000

2304 SUNSET WAY, PASS-A-GRILLE, $3,975,000

1850 BRIGHTWATERS BLVD NE, $3,950,000

Luxury Snell Isle sailboat waterfront home, over 7,800 square feet. Infinity pool, dock, two boatlifts, private guest-suite, 3car garage. Five bedrooms, high-tech media room, famil room, a bonus/game room with wetbar, and an office/library. Floorto-ceiling glass windows in living room, retractable doors that bring the indoors outside in the family room, cedar beams, a stunning gourmet kitchen (2010 Tour of Kitchens), 1st floor master suite, balconies and patios, outdoor kitchen and sunset views. Built in 2009 to the highest hurricane standards, most advanced technology and sound systems. Immaculate. Save address, no sign.

Price reduced over half a million dollars! The quintessential coastal living beach home on a prime oversize gulf-front lot (1.5 lots) right on the beach in Pass-a-Grille. Tucked away behind the dunes. Heated pool and spa and detached cottage, the home is top quality throughout. The 'piece de resistance' is the professional gourmet kitchen (imported wood island, beamed ceilings, Wolf stove and ovens, Sub-Zero fridge, soap-stone,marble counters) and the private master-suite w/panoramic ocean views. The family room, Florida and livingrooms, all look out to the gulf. Florida living personified. A rare opportunity to own one of the finest! Save address. No Sign.

The luxury Taco Bell Estate, is noted for its superior quality and design, finest finishes and attention to detail. Sailboat waterfront (has docked 89-foot watercraft), free form pool, dock. Features an elevator, a freestanding gym/guest suite, mahogany coffered ceilings in formal living and dining rooms, cherry, ash and porcelain floors, mahogany columns, a magnificent octagonal library(18-foot ceilings, hand carved chandelier, floor-to-ceiling mahogany and trim). A real Chef's kitchen with vaulted beamed ceilings, 580-bottle wine-cellar, 2 Sub-Zeros and a gas range, breakfast area and family room with French doors and 2nd fireplace. 1st floor masterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;retreat, 3rd floor tower room, a generator, 3-car garage, 5 central air systems, sunset views! The quality and design is one of a kind!


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1810 BRIGHTWATERS BLVD. NE, $3,250,000

The first Penthouse to be built at The Vinoy Place. Truly spectacular unobstructed 360-degree views from marina to downtown St. Pete, Tampa and across to beaches. Soaring ceilings, wrap around balcony, light filled home with custom finishes, trim, moldings, and detail throughout. Stunning living (fireplace), and dining rooms, floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, spacious gourmet kitchen, stunning master, office, built-ins, 2 elevator doors, 3-car garage area, 2 storage and more. It is absolutely beautiful. No other home offers these views! This penthouse lives like a home, exceptional quality as custom built by original owner. "A must see."

Top quality, this Ovation unit can be sold turn key (call for details). Over 3,600 square feet, offers seamless integration of waterfront, furnishings, details and style The owners were a part of the design process on every detail. The result is a spectacular unit with upgrades well over their initial 100k plus upgrades. It includes auto-shades in all rooms, built-in dining cabinetry, (wine coolers, fridge and freezer drawers), high tech wiring, storage, custom tile features in master suite, guest-bath, living and kitchen, gorgeous hard woods, custom doors, stunning bathrooms and lighting, finely finished trims/upgrades in kitchen, den, bathrooms closets, and living areas. This super sophisticated condo is oneof-a-kind in the tony downtown St. Pete high rise.

One million below what seller paid! Magnificent Snell Isle waterfront estate, deep protected sailboat lot (92- by 254-feet). Over 10,000square-foot home, elevator, 4-car garage, 3rd floor bonus room or guestquarters, and a freestanding outdoor kitchen, bar/poolhouse. A quality home, over 24-foot ceilings in living area, features a theater, a full gym plus boxing room, a fabulous kitchen (wine room, 2 Sub-Zeros, pro appliances), large informal and formal dining areas, a catering area, office, guest suites, ample storage, hardwoods and marble, balconies and more. Great for events with large crowds, and caterers! Resort-style living with multi-level patios, sunset views and waterfront dockage to accomodate several watercraft.

OTHER AVAILABLE LISTINGS 1724 N. Shore Dr. NE................$2,650,000 1237 Brightwaters Blvd NE........New Listing 968 Monterey NE....................New Listing 1876 Coffee Pot Blvd NE............$1,490,000

1501 BRIGHTWATERS BLVD NE, $1,590,000

450 COFFEE POT RIVIERA, $1,675,000

Spacious Snell Isle, 6-bedroom, 7.5-bath waterfront home with pool, spa, dock and davits on large lot. Mint, with gourmet kitchen (six-burner gas stove, Sub-Zero, wood cabinetry, butler's pantry, marble), two master suites plus guest quarters (with bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen). Also, a large bonus/game room, and family room with fireplace, a bar area, and a loft style office/library. Features double-pane windows, wood and marble floors, 2nd floor sundeck and patio. Over 6,000 square feet. Great buy and home!

Elegant Snell Isle waterfront home with pool, dock, 9,000pound lift. Mint built by owner who raised the elevation. One story, over 4,200 square feet, great for art collectors with high ceilings, expansive wallspace and foyer. Spacious kitchen opens to breakfast and family room with fireplace. A stunning dining room, master suite (has 2 bathrooms), a library/den, 3car garage, French doors, sound systems, hurricane shutters, marble, stone and wood textures, all walk-in closets. Located on brick-lined waterfront cul-de-sac.

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A DVIC About the Tampa Bay Real Estate Market



By Gale Steves

ave Tampa Bay’s home values hit the bottom? No one can say for sure, but the roller coaster ride that the local market has been enduring is still operating. The sales of homes at the high end, according to Brian D. Holtz of Holtz Appraisal Services, Inc., in Bel Air, now reflect that price correction. People are assessing their needs versus their wants more than they did previously. “Think of this as a reality check,” adds Holtz, who has been appraising homes in the Tampa Bay area for over twenty-five years. “Five years ago people were chasing prices, not values.” The median price for a single-family home has fallen almost in half since their 2005 peak, according to Florida Realtors, a statewide industry association. Much depends, however, on the price level of the homes. The super-luxury category of homes over $2 million is holding its own. Scarce land supply and lower inventory levels in the most desirable areas are the reasons. Owners have held prices because there was less speculative buying at this price range. Madeline Olster of Prudential Tropical Real Estate in St Petersburg predicts that there are deals to be had and that there is a phenomenal time to buy. She points to the luxury category of $750,000 to $2 million homes, where values are to be found in prime water-oriented condos or club communities. It still is about location. Beachfront condominium developments, many with inland golf amenities are still selling to buyers with several million dollars to spend on a second home. Martha Thorn of Coldwell Banker in Belleair Bluffs finds more motivated sellers who are “pricing it right.” They are looking at serious offers, instead of sitting and waiting for better times.” As a result, homes in the Tampa Bay area have more

realistic prices. Houses that are priced too high are sitting on the market for longer periods of time; their owners may still have an inflated vision of what their home is really worth.

Sell, Sell, Sell If you are a seller, make sure you connect with the right broker. You should look for one whom you feel comfortable with and who also has the knowledge and experience you require. She or he should be constantly monitoring the real estate market and should readily know the comparative prices in your neighborhood or community. This should help you determine what your house is really worth. Avoid an agent who pitches an unrealistic home price says Thorn. Select a broker who embraces the new online technology as one of the many tools to get your home sold. Think of this professional as a neutral voice when it comes to assessing how to present your home to potential buyers. If you want a second opinion, arrange a home inspection, and then fix problems, such as deferred repairs, that could thwart the sale. You may not be the best judge of how your home looks, as you probably have a strong attachment to the place. Olster suggests to her clients that they think of it as “their house, not their home.” It puts decisions to fix it up in a less emotional level. Other suggestions from agents include hiring a stager, who will refresh the house, or a professional organizer, who will help remove clutter that you may not be able to see.

Buy, Buy, Buy Conversely, if you are a buyer, you should not rush right into the market without guidance, even if you feel you know the market. Holtz strongly recommends that you “be patient, be selective, and be edu-


cated.” This advice is echoed by Thorn, who advocates you really get to know the market by sorting through listings. This should give you a feel for what price ranges various neighborhoods are valued. While the internet can help you cull through what’s on the market, it may also help you determine what your requirements are when explaining to an agent. Again, seek out a real estate broker who is knowledgeable and experienced, reminds Olster. This person should really understand your needs, your price range, and how you plan to live in the house. Is it a second home or a primary home? Will you want to entertain a lot? How do you entertain? What are your storage requirements, if this is to be a primary residence? Actually drive by the neighborhood before you fall in love with the “perfect” house. Buying a house based on your emotional reaction to it may blind you to a bad financial decision. Remember it is an investment first, and then a house. Check out not only property taxes, utilities and homeowner association fees, but budget for potential property tax increases, repairs and maintenance. Be sure to ask your real estate professional for tax records, sales histories and prices of comparables. That is homes in the area similar to the one you are interested in. And get an unbiased third—party opinion from a home inspector. If he does find problems, you can use it as a bargaining tool for lowering the price of the home. Better to find out upfront what you may have to face in repairs than discover it later when you are living there. The time is perfect right now to dip your toes into the Tampa Bay real estate market. The prices have stabilized which is good news for the buyer and seller alike. dR 69

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Dunedin—Voted by CNN and Money Magazine as one of the six best places to live on the water. Voted best walking city and best beach in America. Be part of this charming downtown lifestyle and then retreat to the best porch ever. This charming home has evolved into a family-sized home with all the latest amenities including a pool and spa. Offered at $890,000

Clearwater—Great family home with over an acre and zoning for 3 horses. Six-stall barn with water and electricity. The house has 4 bedrooms upstairs with a generous master suite with fireplace and balcony. The downstairs office can double as a bedroom. Updated kitchen overlooking pool and spa. Country feel but in the heart of the city. Minutes to beaches and downtown Tampa. Offered at $797,000



Ozona—Opportunity for personal living or investment. High quality townhouses totally rebuilt in 2006. Amenities in both are hardwood floors, fireplaces, security and upscale kitchen and baths. Main house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Attached duplex has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Both have full kitchen, living and dining areas and deck space. Near Pinellas Trail, marinas and beaches. Offered at $479,000

Dunedin—Extra large lot on the charming brick streets of Dunedin. Wide-open Intracoastal water. Stunning sunsets behind the distant Caladesi Island. Attractive, mature home with over 3,000 square feet and 3-car-garage. Spacious great room, updated kitchen, new chocolate colored hardwood floors and tasteful master suite addition. Newer pool and spa. New dock in 2007. Offered at $1,895,000

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Luxurious waterfront 4-bedroom, 4-bath custom home features a timeless contemporary design with a spacious 4,700-square-foot layout that enjoys open water views. Amenities include a media room, elevator, spacious waterfront balconies, bonus area, heated pool and spa, and deep-water yacht-sized dock. $1,550,000 (Just reduced $100,000)



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Waterfront home with open floor plan. Great-room-style kitchen, family and living rooms all adjoin outside amenities that include solar heated pool, spa, outdoor kitchen bar and a built-in grill. Overlooks a deep-water dock with long water views. Master suite encompasses entire second floor with private balcony and hot tub. Two minutes to beach, Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club, shops, and restaurants. Easy access to I-275.

Beautiful and spacious home on double fairway of the Bayou Club golf course. Includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, an extra large master suite with sitting area and adjacent exercise room, billiard's room, formal living and dining rooms, bonus room, kitchen opening into family room, pool with privacy, and a 4-car garage. In a gated community on a cul-de-sac close to the beach, shopping, restaurants and airports.

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By Melinda Tam Orlando estled between the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway stands the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Clearwater’s newest luxury property. It also happens to be the newest and only waterfront Hyatt resort on Florida’s west coast, making it a treasure for locals and visitors alike. But beyond the private pool cabanas and world-class spa, patrons are raving about the work of one man: Brad Gillespie, Executive Chef of the resort. You could say that Chef Gillespie was destined to be a leader in the culinary world. He grew up in the restaurant his father owned in Alberta, washing dishes and helping out where he could starting at age ten. After graduating with honors from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Chef Gillespie took a job at an affluent private club and later made his way into the Hyatt chain, starting in Calgary, moving on to Chicago, then Connecticut and finally Florida. “The experience to come down here

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and open a brand-new hotel is amazing,” Chef Gillespie explains. “It was so much work, but it was so worth it at the same time.” And the shining jewel of the resort is SHOR American Seafood Grill, serving delightful, coastal-American dishes during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inside or out on the patio, guests gush over the oversized windows, giving everyone a breathtaking view of the Gulf waters. “It doesn’t matter how stressful or crazy my day is, I can go anywhere in the restaurant and see the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s amazing,” Chef Gillespie says. While those beautiful views may attract patrons at first, it’s the quality of the food that keeps them coming back time and time again. SHOR uses the finest ingredients, including local produce whenever available. Fish selections, like the delicious grouper, come right out of the gulf and served to guests within 24 hours. “My food philosophy is a simple one,” Chef Gillespie explains. “You don’t have to get fancy just for the sake of being fancy. Do really good food and do it really well, but don’t get complicated with it.” And one trip to SHOR is likely to be different from the next trip as this restaurant revamps its menu a few times a year. And the entire kitchen staff is always exploring new ingredients and new combinations to keep things fresh and exciting. Sometimes it’s a new wine or vinegar that inspires a whole new dish to the menu. But if you were sitting at the table with Chef Gillespie, he would have the perfect order in mind. For him, that

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Creative Coastal Cuisine, Using The Freshest Ingredients, With Captivating Views

would consist of the American Blue Crab Cakes, one of the most popular items on the menu and made in the traditional Maryland way. His black-grouper entrée with roasted chorizo potatoes would be served with a tropical salsa. Finally, he would finish it off with the Strawberry and Orange Trifle, a light and very-Florida dessert. More than the menu, Chef Gillespie has a vision for the SHOR for many years to come. He knows that the breathtaking views, unforgettable food, charming ambiance and excellent service will continue making this a standout restaurant in the Bay area. “I would love for this restaurant to be an institution to go to on Clearwater Beach,” he says. “I want it to be as wellrecognized as it deserves to be, as I know it should be in my heart.”

Pan-Seared Black Grouper 7 ounces black-grouper fillet 4 ounces black lentils 1/2 ounce tomato concasse 1/4 ounce tarragon, chopped 1/2 ounce zucchini squash, diced 1/2 ounce red onion, diced

1 1/2 ounces tarragon vinegar 1 Tablespoon salt and pepper 4 green zucchini slices 2 ounces preserved lemons, sliced Cook lentils in seasoned water until cooked. Remove and allow to cool. Add in diced tomato, tarragon, squash and red onion. Season with vinegar, salt and pepper. Place mix in the bottom of a pasta bowl. Slice green zucchini length-wise on a slicer (keep very thin). Season with vinegar, salt and paper. Place ribbons on top of lentil salad. Season grouper with salt and pepper, and pan-sear. Cook to an internal temperature of 140°F. Place cooked fish on top of zucchini ribbons. Remove lemon confit from sugar syrup, and place on top of the fish.

steam. Add mussels and cover. Allow to simmer until all mussels have opened up (do not eat any mussels that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open). This should only take a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and plate. Finish with garlic baguette.

Mussel Pot

Florida Greens Salad

3/4 pounds mussels 1 ounce garlic 1 ounce shallots 1 ounce olive oil 2 ounce white wine 1 ounce sofrito 1 each garlic baguette Sautee garlic and shallots in oil olive. Add white wine and sofrito, and cover to

4 ounces hearts of palm, cut battonett 4 each fresh orange segments 1/4 avocado, cut into 3 slices 4 ounces sspring mix, refreshed 2 ounces passion fruit-mango dressing 1 teaspoon or too taste salt and black pepper In a stainless steel bowl, add all ingredients minus the greens and toss with

the dressing until evenly coated and seasoned to taste. Once the ingredients in step one have been seasoned, add neatly to the center of the bowl. Then add the refreshed greens to the same stainless steel bowl with remaining dressing and place on top of the other ingredients. Garnish the salad with the remaining mangos left over in the mixing bowl from the dressing.

Mango Passion Fruit Dressing

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2 cups passion fruit puree 2 mangos, diced 3 ounces Dijon mustard 1/4 cup Shallots, peeled, coarsely chopped 1 ounce garlic, peeled 4 cups grape seed oil Salt and pepper to taste 3 cups orange juice 3 cups mango puree Blend all ingredients except diced mango to a smooth consistency and reserve for service. Note: Add oil slowly. Stir in diced mango. Adjust Seasoning. dR



appy unting By Melinda Tam Orlando

The rage in LA and London, Popup Dining is coming to Tampa


hef Jeannie Pierola has always kept Tampa Bay foodies guessing. When Pierola parted ways with Bern’s and Sidebern’s in South Tampa nine years ago, local patrons waited to see what this culinary master would teach them next. After some consulting work around the world, Pierola is ready to reveal her next delicacy, a new restaurant concept featuring world cuisine that she is testing it out around the Bay area in a popup-dining format.

Chef Jeannie Pierola is hard at work during the first popup-dining experience.

Popup dining is a culinary trend in which chefs take up temporary residency in existing restaurants or buildings for a short period of time. Patrons find out about the latest location by word of mouth and being in-the-know. The idea came to Pierola after some worldly reading. “I read about popup dining in LA and in London, and I thought I want to cook, and I want to get this food in front of the guests again,” Pierola explains. In that thought, KitchenBar was born. But instead of opening KitchenBar as a fullfledge restaurant right out of the door,


Pierola is hosting popup-dining experiences around the Bay area, keeping guests guessing where the next location might be. And KitchenBar’s Facebook page shows just how excited food fans are to find out the exclusive details. “The response from the first one was pretty overwhelming,” Pierola gushes. “It was awesome and it is why I love Tampa so much.” With Tampa’s warm reception, Pierola is excited to host the next temporary stint. Find out where the next popup event will be held by visiting KitchenBar’s Facebook page. But for Pierola, it is more about the pursuit of world cuisine, the passion of sharing her love of food with others and expanding her culinary repertoire that has her most excited about KitchenBar. She describes the restaurant’s concept as every restaurant and the anti-restaurant all in one. The menu is designed to be dialed up or dialed down with small plates to major meals. It’s a restaurant that will have movement and flow from the menu to the layout. So, when will the concept turn into a permanent establishment? Pierola is looking to her foodie fans for the answer. “The guests will dictate that,” Pierola says. “They will tell us when it is right.” And just like that, Pierola’s face relaxes and you can see the joy she has for sharing her cuisine with Tampa once again. Her passion seems to be leading her from one successful career venture to the next. “Chefs become chefs because they love food and they love to share that love,” Pierola explains. “It is just amazing

what happens at a table with great food and great wine, shared with great company, and I love being part of that.” So, until KitchenBar has a place to call home, Tampa Bay diners will just have to keep guessing and keep tracking down Pierola’s delicious worldly cuisine from one stop to the next. Happy hunting!

Black Mole Braised Duck Leg Ingredients 2–3 ounces sesame oil 2 whole shallots, mined 1 whole small yellow onion, diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 3 whole tomatoes, rough chopped 6 ounces mulato chilies, dried 3 ounces pasilla chilies, dried 1 ounce guajillo chilies, dried 1 chipotle chile, dried 2 fresh corn tortillas 1/3 cup pecans 1/3 cup peanuts 1/3 cup almonds 2 tablespoons tahini paste 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1/4 teaspoon ground clove 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon oregano, minced 1/2 teaspoon thyme, minced 1/3 cup raisins 1/2 banana 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock

Serves 10-12 Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss shal-

lots, onions, garlic and tomatoes in sesame oil in large bowl. Place on baking sheet and roast in oven until caramelized and fragrant. Remove from oven and set aside. Stem and seed all the chilies. Set up a deep pot with enough oil to fry the chilies in and place over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, fry chilies in batches until crisp. Drain well on paper towels. Set aside. Char the tortillas on an open flame until dark. When cool, tear into pieces and add to the chilies. Working in batches, toast each nut individually in oven on baking sheets until fragrant. Combine all toasted nuts with chile mixture. In a large, heavy bottom pot over medium heat, combine all spices and toast until fragrant; add tomato mixture, chile nut mixture and raisins. Stir to com-

bine, add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Stir in tahini, peanut butter and banana. Slowly puree in batches in blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Return mole to a large Dutch oven, bring to a simmer and nestle dugs legs in mole. Cover with foil and return to oven. Let cool three hours or until duck is falling off bone. Once cooked, remove legs from sauce and let cool enough to handle. Remove meat from bone and shred back into mole. Keep warm. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the jicama, pineapple, figs, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat your sopes or corn tortillas, and serve filled with duck mole and top with salad. dR

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as an enticing addition to our regular menu. Our intent is to encourage guests to savor the pleasure of a shared meal and to focus on the romance of the night.”

Tickled Pink Cocktail Recipe (Available February through May on the Fleming’s beverage menu and 567 bar menu; featured on the Valentine’s Day menu) 1.5 ounces Mionetto Prosecco (sparkling wine) 1 ounce Belvedere Vodka 1 ounce sugar-free raspberry preserve 1 orange wedge squeezed and dropped into shaker Shake on ice Pour 1-1/2 oz. of Mionetto Prosecco in martini glass. Pour contents of shaker into martini glass with Prosecco. Garnish with 2 fresh raspberries on a bar pick. Serves 1

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Holidays have cingular traits and traditions, whether marked by red hearts, colorful beads or special drinks and distinctive foods. Quaffing green beers any other time of the year might be considered odd but on St. Patrick’s Day sipping anything but is almost unimaginable. From Valentine’s dinners to Mardi Grasstyle soirees, a successful celebration is always better with food. Many Tampa Bay restaurants can fill the bill for these events, whether offering a night of revelry or providing a perfect environment for romance. Have fun flirting over fondue at the Melting Pot, eat your fill at a grand buffet loaded with hearty Irish fare or relish a fine dining experience. Whatever the occasion, there’s a local chef who can make the celebration more memorable. Think pink this Valentine’s Day and try a Tickled Pink cocktail that packs lots of flavor into its 99calorie blend. Available exclusively at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, the colorful cocktail is part of a Valentine’s menu featuring dinners designed with sharing in mind. Select from Filet Mignon and CrabStuffed Shrimp or the New York Strip Steak and Shrimp Scampi combination. For a final indulgence, enjoy a three-layer red velvet cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting garnished with doubledipped chocolate strawberries. “Valentine’s Day is always a special time for our guests,” said Fleming’s Executive Chef Partner Ryan Mitchell. “We’ve created our Sharing Menu with suggested wine pairings from our Director of Wine Marian Jansen op de Haar

O ’ Ke e f e ’ s Family Tavern in Clearwater draws crowds for its authentic Irish dishes as well as its annual St. Patrick’s Day party, an event that requires two weeks of food preparation—and more than two tons of corned beef—to accommodate appetites at what’s billed as “Florida’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Party.” The massive spread features favorites like Mulligan Stew, Irish sausages and corned beef sandwiches, enough to feed the thousands who traditionally turn out for green beer, live music and great food.

Fortunately, O’Keefe’s can be enjoyed throughout the year serving up shepherd’s pie and fish and chips and more that are favorites among visitors from Ireland who go there to feel—and feed— right at home. “We are a comfortable, friendly place where everyone feels welcome. We’re even pet friendly,” said Chef Mike Lane as he lists the spacious restaurant’s many menu items made from scratch such as its award-winning bread pudding.

Apple Onion Pork Tenderloin Ingredients 1 pork tenderloin cleaned and divided in half 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, seeded and cut into 8 wedges 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped 2 cups apple cider 1/2 cup apple sauce 1 1/4 cups sauterne wine 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into small cubes) 1/2 cup chicken stock 8 whole cloves 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 cup all purpose seasoning 1 tablespoon black cracked pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Sauce Combine apple cider, 1 cup of wine, cloves, cayenne pepper, brown sugar and chicken stock in 1 1/2 quart sauce pan, cook on medium high heat and reduce by half. Remove from heat and set aside. Preparation Coat pork tenderloin well with all purpose seasoning and press cracked pepper into meat until it is thoroughly coated. Pre-heat small skillet on medium heat (flame not touching pan). When hot,

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Seared Duck Breast with Spicy Cherry Gastrique and Celeriac Rosti

add vegetable oil to coat pan bottom. Place pork into pan and slowly turn meat as it browns. When browned nicely, remove from pan and place in broiler on 350 degrees and set ten inches from heat. Cook until center is 150 degrees, remove from broiler and let rest. Finish sauce by removing cloves from liquid, return pan to heat and whisk briskly. When mixture just begins to steam (not boil) add apple sauce and brown sugar. Remove from heat and whisk vigorously to blend completely. Using same skillet you cooked the pork in, add 2 tablespoons butter, apples and red onion slices and return to heat. Slowly stir ingredients until apples and onions begin to brown, remove from heat, add 1/4 cup wine and stir well to deglaze the pan. Take pork tenderloins and slice in half-inch medallions. Pool sauce on serving plate and place slices of pork so they slightly overlap each other. Arrange apple and onion mixture around meat. Feel free to pour remaining liquid from skillet over the apples and onion. Serves 2

Visiting the French Quarter for Mardi Gras festivities may not be in your immediate future but foods from that region, or just inspired by France, are always a treat to eat. Cajun cuisine is a specialty of NOLA Cafe in Tampa and one of the best places to enjoy the flavors and wines of France has to be St. Pete Brasserie, or its smaller sibling La Petite Brasserie. Executive Chef J. Ward oversees kitchens at both the downtown St. Petersburg Brasserie and its recently opened Clearwater site. Both focus on French wines and food but add flair while keeping the prices quite fair, including a prix fixed menu available from 4-7 p.m. daily. “My vision is to make classic French cuisine but with a modern twist,” said Ward, who was influenced by global cuisine while growing up overseas. “It’s more of a European-style menu that features foods using seasonal ingredients.” Popular dishes include the Confit of Duck and Rack of Lamb and dishes made from organic, grass fed, hormonefree beef.

Ingredients 4 duck breasts (Scored without going into the meat) Gastrique 1 cup dried cherries 1/3 habanero or Scotch Bonnet pepper (or one whole jalapeno) 12 ounces chicken stock or broth 1 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoons dark chocolate 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup apple cider vinegar Sauce Combine vinegar and sugar and heat on medium until sugar is dissolved. Add cherries and spices and cook for about five minutes. Add stock and cook for about thirty minutes until sauce looks rich and has thickened a bit. Puree sauce, strain through fine mesh strainer and season with salt to taste. If sauce is too thin cook until it thickens. Rosti 1 celery root shredded 1 Yukon Gold potato shredded 2 ounces mix of red and green peppers and red onion, finely diced 4 ounces grated parmesan 1 ounces bacon, thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, finely diced 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 egg Flour Salt to taste Preparation Combine all ingredients, except the flour, then add the flour as necessary until the mixture has a paste-like consistency and stays together fairly well. Heat a large pan or skillet with vegetable oil. Take the mixture and make into balls slightly smaller than a baseball, then push down gently into discs about an inch thick (don’t pack too tight.) Carefully place rosti’s in pan (make sure it is hot but not smoking.) Move the rosti’s gently to ensure they do not stick. Sear both sides until golden brown and 79

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But the ultimate creative way for couples to interactively dine has to be over a hot pot of fondue at a Melting Pot restaurant such as its Tampa, Oldsmar, St. Petersburg and Sarasota sites. Shane Schaibly, director of food and beverage for The Melting Pot Restaurants, introduces new dishes, like the wildly popular Bananas Foster Fondue that first debuted in 2008, to Tampa Bay diners before making it a permanent part of the menu at more than 140 Melting Pots throughout North America. “Fondue is such a fun, convivial dish that’s perfect for an evening out when you want to spend time together and not just jump in and out of a restaurant to

transfer to a greased sheet pan. Finish in oven at 320 degrees for around twenty to thirty minutes or until center is cooked though. These may be done in advance and reheated for service. Duck Breast Score each breast, season with salt and black pepper and place in cold pan fat side down with a touch of oil. Sear until fat is crispy, flip, sear other side quickly and finish in oven at 400 degrees for about four to five minutes for medium rare. Let breast rest for about five minutes then slice and place on top of rosti, accompany with your choice of vegetable and top with sauce. While Valentine’s Day may be the single most romantic day of the year, finding a quiet spot where two can share a special dish should to be part of every couple’s year round routine. Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar is a newcomer to the local dining scene that features tapas and wines by the glass (three-, six- or nine-ounce pours) for perfect pairings or a wine tasting you personally design.


eat,” Schaibly said. “For Valentine’s we make the dining experience even more romantic by creating a Lover’s Lane atmosphere and offering a special menu plus packages that include flowers, chocolates and champagne.”

Bananas Foster Ingredients 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped into small pieces 4 ounces caramel 1/2 banana, peeled and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon banana liqueur 1 teaspoon spiced rum Preparation Melt the chocolate either in the top portion of a double boiler stirring constantly OR in the microwave in thirty to forty-five second increments, stirring after each one, being careful not to scorch the chocolate especially in the corners. Place banana slices in the bottom of fondue bowl. After the chocolate is melted completely, pour into a fondue pot. Blend the caramel with the warm chocolate on top of bananas. Add the banana liqueur and rum to the pot and carefully stir the mixture together. dR


Where to eat around the bay   AQUAKNOX GLOBAL WATER CUISINE 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway in the Westin Tampa Bay Airport, Tampa. 813-675-8700 or AquaKnox has made a huge splash with its Global Water menu, and ultra-chic decor. Occupying more than 10,000 square feet, AquaKnox provides a modern, open atmosphere and the waterencased, walk-in wine tower is visually captivating and functionally spectacular, housing more than 400 selections. The centrally located, state-of-the-art kitchen and raw bar, visible from virtually every table, offers an open elegance while a private chef’s table is designated for guests wishing for a more intimate experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations recommended.


Aquaknox Global Water Cuisine

2913 Beach Boulevard South, Gulfport. 727-343-2583 or People come for the baked-not-fried crab cakes, which are Maryland style, filled with jumbo lump blue crab and very little else. Owner and Chef Harold Russell, who ran the kitchen at the Hurricane on PassA-Grille and Shula’s in Tampa before opening this spot in 1997, serves up hearty comfort foods and fish dishes in a charming bungalow, where cans of Old Bay Seasoning figure into the décor. Dinner only: Mondays and Wednesdays through Sundays. Reservations accepted for parties of five or more. Kids’ menu available.

 CENTRAL AVENUE OYSTER BAR 249 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. 727-897-9728 or Oysters are the stars here, with freshly shucked Louisiana Selects served raw, fried or baked on the half shell. Sit at the long, white marble bar and enjoy the lively banter in this neighborhood place. Or for a more formal dining experience luxuriate at a table. Wherever you choose to sit though, the food, which also includes fish, steaks, pasta and chicken, is as good as the big-city ambience. Lunch and dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

 CHARLEY’S STEAK HOUSE & MARKET FRESH FISH 4444 West Cypress Street, Tampa. 813-353-9706 or Charley’s serves only the best USDA Prime and Choice cuts which come from three-year-old, grain-fed steers. The steaks are cooked on a 1,100-degree open pit fueled by oak and Florida citrus woods. Charley’s also offers an array of amenities—among them a private dining room and wine lockers. The overall ambience is unpretentious. It’s like home—except that you don’t have to flip the steaks yourself. Dinner only: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted Charley’s Steakhouse and Market Fresh Fish 81

 CRAZY CONCH CAFÉ 1110 Pinellas Bayway South, Suite 206, Tierra Verde. 727-865-0633 or If people blowing past “downtown” Tierra Verde on their way to Fort DeSoto knew about Crazy Conch, they just might time their beach excursions with dinner here. Owners Michael Peeland Sally Herb are Tierra Verde locals with a local following. Chef Peel’s Gulf Coast menu is comfort food for the beach with Southern dishes mixed in. Dinner: Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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 E & E STAKEOUT GRILL 100 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs 727-585-6399 or For a dining experience where taste, service and presentation are second to none, come to E&E Stakeout Grill. The food is exciting yet down to earth. Featuring Prime Steaks, Seafood, Fajitas, Burgers and more. Lunch Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dinner Monday through Thursday 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 4:00 to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reservations accepted.

Featuring Certified Angus Beef steaks, the freshest seafood, and delectable desserts in a relaxed elegant waterfront environment. Watercolour Steakhouse and Grille is one of the area’s favorite places for a group party, business meal or a quiet romantic dinner for two. Our expert service staff will make your dining experience a to remember!

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E & E Stakeout Grill’s Prime steaks

 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE AND WINE BAR 4322 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa. 813-874-9463 or Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine. Indulge yourself with the finest aged Prime beef and discover new tastes with our unique wine list, featuring 100 wines by the glass. Fleming’s gracious service and dedication to excellence turn evenings out into memorable times. Dinner only: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

 GALLAGHER’S STEAK HOUSE 614 Channelside Drive #215, Tampa. 813-229-8000 or Gallagher’s Steak House was founded in 1927 in New York City, where it first served and named the New York Strip. The steaks,

A Taste of New Florida in an Old Florida Atmosphere 221 Main Street | Dunedin, Florida

727.734.1445 Lunch • Dinner • Sunday Brunch


 IRB SUSHI 416 - 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach. 727-593-2808 (next to Crabby Bill’s) Owned by Matt Loder Sr., owner of Crabby Bills, and managed by Matt Loder Jr., IRB Sushi is carrying on a 30-year tradition of serving the finest and freshest seafood you will find on the beaches in a relaxing, laid-back beach atmosphere. Matt Jr. and Sr. welcome all of you to an evening of fun and fine food. Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations accepted.


New York Strip, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Prime, are dry aged on premises for three to four weeks then are cooked over a charcoal fire. They live up to their reputation: well marbled, nicely crusted, boldly flavored yet tender. Dinner only: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

4134 West Boy Scout Boulevard, MetWest International, Tampa. 813-877-5938 or Kona Grill’s team of eight sushi chefs offer an expansive sushi menu featuring several signature items, as well as traditional sushi and sashimi. The warm, inviting interior includes Kona Grill’s signature saltwater aquarium, contemporary dining room, full-service display sushi bar and a modern upbeat bar scene with an expansive outdoor dining patio. Lunch and Dinner: Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sunday Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Reservations accepted.

 GRILLE ONE SIXTEEN 15405 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-265-0116 or New American cuisine served in modern swank can change the world for a little while. Beyond the fancy, understated décor, though, the food is steak house and then some. Organic steaks and perfectly cooked fish tempt those in for more than just nibbling. Otherwise you can make a meal sharing appetizers, salads and desserts. Side dishes are steak house standards, upscaled a bit and served family style. Dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

Kona Grille outdoor dining patio

 MALIO’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 400 North Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-223-7746 or A luxurious offshoot of the fabled Malio’s Steakhouse, a Tampa institution, Malio’s Prime takes that 35-year neighborhood tradition and improves upon it with an emphasis on friendly service and an innovative cuisine. Malio’s Prime is located on the bottom floor of a downtown high-rise that looks out over the Hillsborough River and the picturesque University of Tampa campus. Lunch: Monday through Friday. Dinner: Monday through Saturday. Reservations accepted.

 MARKER 14 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Grille One Sixteen’s grouper sliders

400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. 727-367-4511 or A treasure trove of tastes from the fields and fisheries of Florida 83



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farms. Golden Spoon-winning Executive Chef Marc Easterman and culinary consultants from Europe, California and New York City have crafted a series of delectable appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature creations featuring certified Angus beef, Florida-native rock shrimp, corn meal-crusted calamari, jumbolump crabmeat cocktails, trilogies of all-original salads, upsidedown fresh berry shortcake adorned with vanilla ice cream and silky whipped cream, and so much more. Lunch: Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,

Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Reservations required.

 MARLIN DARLIN KEY WEST GRILL 2819 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs. 727-584-1700 or This fancy-but-casual seafood joint also serves steaks and likes to keep the landlubbers happy. Fish foodies will be in their element, though. The décor is sport-fisherman chic with island ambience, as is the menu. With so many fish in the sea to choose from, you can thankfully be indecisive and dine tapas style. Dinner only: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted. Children’s menu available.


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717 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-250-1661 or Serving authentic homemade Italian dishes from the kitchens of Italy to the exotic seafood from the Pacific Rim. Choose from their expansive appetizer list, to more than 25 entrée selections including their aged Prime Beef steak varieties, farm fresh all natural chicken, and better known local favorites, such as their famous Miso & Sake fresh grouper. They have a 450-bottle wine list, serve awardwinning martinis and specialty drinks. Homemade desserts, include Kona Molten Lava Cake. Michael Stewart, local owner, and twice voted “Chef of the Year” Robert Masson welcome patrons to enjoy the art deco paintings, cozy booths, open kitchen, clubby bar, and private dining rooms. Lunch and Dinner: Monday through Friday.

fessional chefs bent on spoiling you and making this a delightful feast you will long remember. One visit and you will be back for the best and freshest sushi you have ever tasted. Lunch specials and a full bar for your pleasure. Lunch and Dinner: Seven days a week.


Michael’s 717 South’s infamous crab wontons

 MISE EN PLACE 442 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 100, Tampa. 813-254-5373 or A classy place in a classy part of town, Mise En Place oozes sophistication. Its chic décor complements its clientele of movers and shakers and beautiful people. The swanky lounge attracts the after-work crowd with elaborate cocktails, a top-notch wine list and an extensive menu of small plates. This fine-dining restaurant is not just looks, though. Its new American menu undergoes a weekly transformation based on what’s in season and the whims of Chef Marty Blitz. For more than fifteen years, Mise En Place has been ground-zero for serious foodies that want to wow their palettes. Blitz takes inspiration from the world’s cuisines, using local ingredients whenever possible, so it’s hard to not want to try more than one dish. Lunch and dinner: Tuesdays through Fridays. Dinner only: Saturdays. Reservations accepted.


27 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg. 727-895-4909 or It’s Italian with a Cape Town twist, thanks to its South African owners, Arno and Irene Waltsleben. Some Italian standards are spiced up with hints of curry, red chili peppers, coriander and cilantro for example. Chef Arno consistently delivers high-quality food for a great price. It’s one of the best-kept secrets in downtown St. Pete. Lunch: Mondays through Fridays. Dinner: Tuesdays through Saturdays.

 RED MESA 4912 Fourth Street North or 128 Third Street South, St. Petersburg. 727-527-8728 or Technically Red Mesa is a Mexican restaurant, but it’s also one of the best seafood restaurants in the area, with grouper and gulf shrimp to remind you this is Florida. If there’s a wait, order a glass of sangria and savor the aromas from the kitchen as you deliberate between authentic Mexican, southwesterninspired dishes, or ones with Caribbean, Cuban or Asian influence. Guacamole and fundidos may tempt you to fill up on tortilla chips, but plan to save room for an entrée. And Platanos Foster if you can. Lunch: Mondays through Saturdays. Dinner: Mondays through Sundays. Breakfast and brunch: Sundays. Reservations accepted for parties of five or more.

Oishi Sushi & Steak House

3253 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. 727-771-1800 or You’re lucky if you live in north Pinellas and can come often. No matter how far you have to drive to get to Mystic Fish, though, it’s worth the trip. Co-owner and Chef Doug Bebell knows his fish, and you’ll find seafood standards, like Maine lobsters, yellowfin tuna and salmon cooked traditionally and with invention on the menu. For example, blackened Chilean sea bass is seasoned with ginger, soy and seaweed, and the rare tuna gets Thai garlic-chili sauce and Japanese spices. Despite its name, Mystic Fish has a reputation among meat lovers, too. The steaks are hormone free, thankfully, and the New Zealand rack of lamb in a Guinness demi-glace has a following. The special menu dishes are truly special. Dinner only: Seven days a week.

615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-228-9202 Here you will find the art of Teppanyaki and the ultimate traditional Japanese food, specially prepared to pamper your palate by pro-

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6521 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg. 727-525-2023 or Rick Parsons, a native of New Orleans is thrilled to be living his dream—making people happy in the face with his delicious home cooking. In addition to his mouth watering sloppy roast beef, muffaletta, and shrimp po boys he also cooks up an authentic seafood gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, etouffee, and Louisiana-style crab cakes. Another speciality of the house is the most delicious bread pudding you have ever tasted. Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dinner: Wednesdays until 7:00 p.m.

 SEA SEA RIDERS 221 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida. 727-734-1445 or Located near the waterfront in the quaint downtown district of Dunedin, Sea Sea Riders serves award-winning, reasonablypriced cuisine in a casual setting—arguably serving the best steak and seafood in Tampa Bay. A taste of new Florida in an old Florida atmosphere. Banquet rooms are available to host special occasions, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, etc. Family owned and operated for 20 plus years. Lunch and dinner: Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Brunch: Sundays only.

A gulf-front show kitchen for diners to observe the preparation of fresh, healthy fare. Located on the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa’s second floor with expansive gulf views, this Coastal American Grill offers indoor or outdoor dining. The award-winning team prepares a menu that tempts taste buds: interactive appetizers including oysters, shrimp and crispy grouper bites; seasonal creations including Florida green salad with oranges, avocado, hearts of palm and mango-passion fruit dressing; signature specialties such as wild mushroom risotto and lobster ravioli; and sweets such as key lime tarts with meringue-lime zest, crème brulee with citrus, cinnamon and anise essence and flourless chocolate cake with espresso cream and shaved chocolate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Daily 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations suggested. Complimentary parking.

Ed Barry


Mussells in a Pot Shor American Seafood Grill

 SLOPPY JOE’S Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island. 727-367-1600 or When you want to soak in a stunning sunset while sipping a beachy cocktail nothing hits the spot like Sloppy Joe’s. Sure, it’s not the original one, but that’s just a detail, especially when the beachfront deck seats 150. It’s the place to be with music, vacationers and seasoned locals making it festive. It also offers a casual beachy menu with the faves from the Key West institution, among them the conch fritters, sloppy joes, Key lime pie and wings. Lunch and dinner: Seven days a week.

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Sea Sea Riders’ Vanilla Rum Grouper

 SHOR AMERICAN SEAFOOD GRILL 301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater. 727-373-1234 or


777 North Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-463-1968 or Located at the base of the Skypoint condominium building on North Ashley is Taps Wine and Beer Merchants. There are more than 60 bottles of wine available by the glass dispensed from hightech dispensing machines. And for the beer drinker the selection includes more than 300 domestic and imported beers. The kitchen turns out a creative assortment of light meals. Lunch: Monday through Friday. Dinner: Seven days week. Reservations accepted.

 TEATRO ON SEVENTH 1600 E. 8th Avenue, Suite C-201, Centro Ybor. 813-248-9400 or Centro Ybor’s Teatro on Seventh honors the historical past of Ybor City. The beautifully restored brick building, originally built in 1892, provides a unique ambiance with its detailed tin ceiling, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling ornate windows and a unique cigar terrace that overlooks the historic and lively Seventh Avenue. Teatro’s International fusion cuisine offers something for everyone. The menu provides signature dishes and cocktails that are distinctive and found only at Teatro. Valet parking is provided on 9th Avenue at the North end of Centro Ybor. Lunch and Dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted.

 THE VENUE 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. 727-571-2222 or Viaggio was recently voted one of Florida’s best restaurants by Florida Trend and has quickly become a local hot spot. The chef has created a tantalizing menu that truly sets the standard for signature steaks, the freshest local seafood, and a creative array of international tapas. Takara distinguishes itself by serving only the finest grade sushi available. Its traditionally trained chefs prepare each dish to order and continue to garner top accolades throughout Tampa Bay. Come experience Takara’s exotic cuisine and indulge yourself in its beautiful and friendly atmosphere. Reservations accepted.

fear carbs, for example, can order sushi deconstructed (called “water bowls”) with Asian slaw or greens in place of the rice. And more traditional sushi rolls can be made with brown rice, and its “water rolls” replace the nori with rice paper. The healthy menu offers intriguing combos, such as the don’tknock-it-until-you-try-it banana-eel roll and Asian guacamole served with wonton chips. Dinner only: Seven days a week.

 WATERCOLOUR STEAKHOUSE AND GRILL 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach. 727-593-1661 or Acclaimed to have the best steaks on the beach, Watercolour Steakhouse and Grill features certified black Angus beef steaks as well as the freshest seafood and the most delectable desserts. Served in a relaxed elegant waterfront environment, Watercolours is one of the area’s finest places for a group party, business meal or a quiet romantic dinner. Expert service staff will make your dining experience one to remember. Dinner: Daily 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Watercolour Steakhouse & Grill outdoor dining


The Venue’s Viaggio Lobster Salad

 WATER UNIQUE SUSHI 1015 12⁄ South Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-251-8406 or Sushi gets really Americanized in a good way here. Those that

17307 Gulf Boulevard, North Redington Beach. 727-393-3491 or Ted and Kai invite all of you to an evening of award-winning fine dining, with continental fare and European flair. Serving Tampa Bay for more than 30 years with theme-designed rooms that reflect French, Swiss, Italian and Spanish decor. The Wine Cellar has been awarded the Florida Trend “Golden Spoon Award” and the “Silver Plate Award” from the International Culinary Society on numerous occasions. Live music and dancing starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Old World Lounge. Dinner: Seven days a week. Reservations accepted. dR 87

dR EVENTS Through February 26 Personal Icons Mindy Solomon Gallery Through February 27 American Modernism from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Kauffman Tampa Museum of Art Otto Neumann: A Reluctant Modernist Tampa Museum of Art Through February 28 Forbidden Broadway The Straz Center Through March 10 Trenton Doyle Hancock: We Done All We Could and None of It's Good USF Contemporary Art Museum Through March 13 Paradise Lost/Paradise Found Morean Arts Center Through April 11 Tumbling & Twisting Talents Under the Big Top Ringling Museum of Art

February 4 Diana Krall 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 11 The Pink Floyd Experience 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater

February 5 Joshua Bell 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

The Great American Songbook The Florida Orchestra Andrew Lane, guest conductor 8:00 p.m. The Straz Center

Stradivarius Society Gala 5:30 p.m. Margarete Heye Great Room Ruth Eckerd Hall February 7 Red Molly 7:30 p.m. Jaeb Theater The Straz Center February 8-13 Young Frankenstein Ruth Eckerd Hall February 9 to May 1 Dinosaurs Roam into the Zoo Lowry Park Zoo

February 12 Jon Secada: A Romantic Valentine's Themed Concert 9:00 p.m. The Club at Treasure Island February 12 through November 20 Worlds Apart: Myth & History, Gods & Mortals, Heros & Hybrids Tampa Museum of Art February 13–21 Florida State Fair Tampa Fairgrounds

February 14 Tampa Bay Symphony Jack Heller, conductor 7:30 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater February 16 John Davidson 1:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Willie Nelson 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall February 17 Johnny Winter, Texas Guitarist 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre To Life: Music of Hope The Florida Holocaust Museum 6:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater February 17-18 Frankie Valli and Four Seasons 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

January 29 through April 24 NCECA Biennial: Premier exhibition of ceramic arts Tampa Museum of Art

January 29 through May 15 Herb Snitzer: A Jazz Memoir Tampa Museum of Art February 2–20 The Odd Couple Shimberg Playhouse The Straz Center Billy Elliot The Musical Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center February 2 Festival of States 7:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater February 3 Lovers and Other Strangers 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall 88

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Gardens in Perpetual Bloom: Botanical Illustration in Europe and America from 1600–1850 Ringling Museum of Art


February 25 and Saturday, February 26—9:00 p.m.

Most instantly-recognizable as the network TV star for a long list of hit shows—including Drew Carey's Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Don't Forget the Lyrics!, Let's Make a Deal and the Emmy-winning Wayne Brady Show—Mr. Brady's roots are in improvisational comedy, and his live standup is a delight to behold. We're honored to showcase his all-original comedy, fast-trigger improv and laugh-'til-you-drop sensibilities for two nights in February. He's guest-starred on 30 Rock, Everybody Hates Chris and How I Met Your Mother, and even won a Grammy nomination for his cover of the Sam Cooke hit, "A Change Is Gonna Come." He also performs four times a week at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The Club at Treasure Island

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Beethoven's Symphony 9 The Florida Orchestra Stefan Sanderling, conductor 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

West Side Story

March 1–6

More than 50 years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back on Broadway mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. West Side Story's Tampa engagement is directed by Tony Award®-winner Arthur Laurents, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts February 17–20 Sarasota Exotic Car Fest February 18 Ozzy Osbourne 8:00 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum February 19 Tango Fire 7:30 p.m. Ferguson Hall The Straz Center Henry Gross 8:00 p.m. Murray Studio Theater February 19–February 20 Celtic Woman Ruth Eckerd Hall Tampa Bay Rays FanFest 2011 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tropicana Field February 20 Gershwin's Concerto in F The Florida Orchestra Stefan Sanderling, conducting 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 28 Paul Anka 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall March 1–6 West Side Story Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center March 4 Mickey's Magic Show 3:30 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater Hal Linden: A One Man Musical Show 9:00 p.m. The Club at Treasure Island March 5 Doo Wop XI 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 22 Cirque Mechanics Boom Town 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 24–27 Little Everglades International Combined Driving Event Little Everglades Ranch

Tampa Preparatory School Makin' Waves Gala Auction and Dinner 6:00 p.m. A La Carte Event Pavilion

February 23 Daniel O’Donnell 7:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 25 Madama Butterfly 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 6 A Prelude to the 50th Charity Ball...A Casual Affair Heart & Vascular Pavilion

February 23–27 Defending the Caveman Jaeb Theater The Straz Center

A Pair to Remember Luncheon and Fashion Show Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Opera Goes Pops The Florida Orchestra Stuart Chafetz, conductor 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 24 Opera Tampa Gala Dinner with Placido Domingo Ferguson Hall The Straz Center Jeff Dunham Identity Crisis Tour 7:30 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum Andy Cooney's Forever Irish 1:00 p.m Ruth Eckerd Hall Leon Russell 8:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre

February 26 Gipsy Kings 8:00 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center Michael Amante 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall February 27 The Jungle Book 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Ferguson Hall The Straz Center Peter and Paul 2:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 7 Menopause—The Musical 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater Kenny G 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall March 9–27 Yellowman Shimberg Playhouse The Straz Center March 11–13 11th Annual St. Pete Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Boat Show 89

10:00 a.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

Venue key 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Tampa State Fair Grounds

March 11 through April 3 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? American Stage Theatre Company

Asolo Repertory Theatre Sarasota, American Stage St. Petersburg,

March 12 through June 19 Degas: Form, Movement and the Antique Tampa Museum of Art

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The Beth Ann Morean Arts Center St. Petersburg,

March 13 Picnic in the Park 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Henry B. Plant Museum Plant Park March 14–March 21 Transitions Championship Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort March 16 Boston Pops Esplanade The Florida Orchestra 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall March 18 Natalie Cole 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall The Wizard of Oz 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater March 18–19 Spring Awakening Ruth Eckerd Hall March 18 to April 3 Love, Sex and the IRS St. Petersburg Little Theatre March 19 Rhythm of the Dance 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater March 20 Chris Botti 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall March 22 2011 Women of Distinction Luncheon—Girl Scouts of WCF A La Carte Event Pavillon March 23–April 17 Jersey Boys Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

Degas: Form, Movement and The Antiquet

March 12–June 19

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Trois Danseuses, c. 1900-1905, Pastel and charcoal, 54 x 76.5 centimeters. Private Collection, Halcyon Gallery, London. © 2010 Courtesy of International Arts® March 25 Avett Brothers 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Marh 25–27 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Downtown Waterfont St. Pete March 26 Engelbert Humperdinck 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Robert Klein: A Comedy Icon 9:00 p.m. The Club at Treasure Island March 29–April 2 My Mother's Italian, My Father Jewish & I'm Still in Therapy 8:00 p.m. Murray Studio Theater March 31 Carol Burnett 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 1–2 Grease is the Word! 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 8 Hot! Hot! Hot! A Night at the Copa The Florida Orchestra Victor Vanacore, conductor 8:00 p.m. The Straz Center

April 9 Golden Boys, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 12 Paul Taylor Dance 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 15 through May 8 RENT American Stage Theatre Company April 16 Ralphie May, comedian 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 17 Rachmaninoff's Piano Con The Florida Orchestra Stefan Sanderling, conductor 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 18 Yanni Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center April 19 Monty Python's Spamalot 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater April 23 The Aluminum Show 7:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall dR

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x 1. U.S. Marine enjoys a Bloomin' Onion at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. 2. U.S. Marine picks up an Outback To Go order at Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan. 3. front row: Michael George, Shannon Black (Tampa resident), Jennifer Rivera, Linda Wolfe (Tampa resident), Richard Cobbs, Jerome Aragon middle row: Julie Robertson (Tampa resident), Dave Alvarado (Tampa resident), Kelly Beyer, Tonya Norman, Dave Kelleck, Trevor Gauthier, and Pete Gannon; back row: Andy Sansone, Wayne Boone, Chris Auld, John Benjamin, Michael Camerino, Michael Brannock, and Chris Crawford 4. Local Volunteer Linda Wolfe serves Bloomin’ Onions to U.S. Marines at Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan.





Five local volunteers from Operation Feeding Freedom VIII, sponsored by OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC, have returned from their trip to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. A total of 28 volunteers carried out OSI’s annual mission to bring a taste of home to U.S. and Coalition Forces.This year’s trip represented the largest feeding of the troops to date by OSI—serving 38,000 troops 88,000 pounds of food—and involved volunteers from all five of the Company’s brands: Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. dR

RIBBON CUTTING OF NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MERCEDES-BENZ OF TAMPA’S FACILITY Mayor Pam Iorio cut the ribbon at the opening of the new state-of-the-art Mercedes Benz of Tampa's new facility on January 14. Mercedes-Benz of Tampa provides employment opportunities for individuals with autism by partnering with Art of Autism. Artistas Café, a coffee bar in the facility, run by the nonprofit Art for Autism will operate during dealership hours and staffed by three full-time artistas (on the Autism Spectrum) provides on-thejob training and a way to learn and practice social skills. Art of Autism's Coffee curator Michael Glisson, praises Mercedes-Benz of Tampa's general manager Frank Cuteri for his vision, which gives back to the community as well as takes care of his customers. "I think it sends a powerful message," says Cuteri. "We don't know what we can accomplish until we try." dR


x 1. Councilman Charlie Miranda, Mayor Pam Iorio and MB of Tampa’s general manager Frank Cuteri 2. Mercedes-Benz of Tampa’s new state-of-the-art facility 3. Artistas Café

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1. Lisa Pearson, Nora Musselman, Elaine Shimberg and Laura Sadd 2. Elaine Shimberg, Georgette Diaz and Tasha Diaz 3. Lisa Pearson, Gayle Sierens and Sally Sierra




On Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Tampa a record-breaking 600 women (and a few brave men) turned out to support the Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. The runway featured wives of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and other local celebrities modeling the latest fashion trends courtesy of Georgette's and The Shoe Salon. The fashion show, chaired by Georgette and Tashia Diaz and emceed by Gayle Sierens, raised nearly $40,000 through sponsorships and live and silent auctions.

THE CHILDREN’S CANCER CENTER BENEFITS FROM SALE OF HANDPAINTED TREE ORNAMENTS Tampa Robb & Stucky Interiors held a very special holiday event benefiting The Children's Cancer Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders with the necessary assistance to cope with their life-threatening illnesses. Over 40 people attended along with former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco who spoke and unveiled the tree of ornaments hand-painted by cancer patients and their siblings aged from four to fourteen. These children raised in excess of $1,000 for The Children’s Cancer Center. 1. Children’s Cancer Center Steve Manuel, Robb & Stucky, Director of Business Development Janice Snow, and Dick Greco (former Mayor of Tampa) 2. Ornaments handpainted by patients at The Children’s Cancer Center 3. Westchase Community Theater 4. Dick Greco



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McLaren MP4-12C By Benjamin Greene


ueled by what McLaren has learned on the Formula 1 circuit, the MP4-12C will be the brand’s fourth road car but the first to be designed and built entirely in-house. Bruce McLaren built the one-off M6 GT in 1968 before his death in 1970, his company became infamous after its million-dollar F1 supercar became the world’s fastest production automobile in 1998, and then it helped Mercedes-Benz build the $500,000 SLR in the early 2000s. But it is only now that it has decided to venture out with its own line of exotic car offerings. The McLaren MP4-12C is the first in a three-model car range that is designed to compete with Ferrari and Lamborghini. It hopes to sway buyers from those well-known names with its own notoriety and with performance numbers that will surpass that of its competitors.

S P E C I F I CAT I O N S Price Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission 0–60 mph Top speed Weight Length

$250,000 (estimated) 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 592 hp @ 7,000 rpm 442 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm Seven-speed DCT Less than three seconds 200 mph (estimated) 3,086 lbs 177 inches


To do just that, McLaren started with an extremely lightweight and incredibly strong carbon tub that wraps around and protects the passengers. The McLaren-built V-8 engine utilizes a pair of turbochargers to create Ferrari 458beating power. McLaren says the MP4-12C can accelerate zeroto-60 mph in less than three seconds and on to 124 mph in less than 10 seconds. Impressive numbers that will give any manufacturer in the sports car arena shivers. A seven-speed dualclutch transmission transfers that horsepower to the rear wheels. Through a Proactive Chassis Control system, the owner can dial-in suspension tuning to one of three settings: Normal, Sport, and Track. A McLaren-developed Brake Steer function decelerates certain wheels—like the inside rear wheel in corners—to help reduce understeer and increase the car’s overall handling prowess.

In all, the new MP4-12C has the McLaren name, styling, and specs to put fear in the hearts of some well-known Italian names. McLaren hopes to sell 1,000 cars annually as it rapidly establishes a dealer network. dR




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The New Dalí Museum All eyes are on St. Petersburg, Florida with the grand opening of the new Dali Museum on January 11, 2011. A surreal procession departed from the original Dalí museum at 1000 Third Street South and concluded at the new museum at One Dalí Boulevard with Spanish royalty in attendance. The new museum doubled in size and Tress Eveleth

now the amazing works of art by Salvador Dalí finally have a home that allow for more of his work to be on display than ever. The museum also features a theater, classroom and student gallery. The new Dalí will also offer Café Gala—named in honor of Salvador Dali’s wife Gala—a casual eatery offering visitors a café light fare menu with a Spanish theme. Tapas and small plates of appetizers will be a specialty, along with traditional pastries, soups (gazpacho and caldo gallego), salads and sandwiches. Kahwa local roasted coffees will be served including espresso, cappuccino and macchiato. A flan-like dessert—Crema Catalana—tops the pastry selections, along with Tiramisu and Mantecados (Spanish cookies). A select offering of beer and wine will be available, featuring the Café’s signature Cava Rosado (Spanish rosé champagne). Café Gala is designed to create an educational as well as culinary experience by introducing visitors to Spanish food and history—perfect stop for a light breakfast, lunch or mid-afternoon break for coffee and pastries. Visitors do not need to purchase a ticket to visit the Café or the museum store. Diners may choose to eat inside or out on the AvantGarden patio, making a visit to Café Gala a destination in itself. In the lobby is a 1933 Rolls-Royce—a tribute to Dalí’s Rainy Taxi. This version is complete with panels installed in the car’s windows, attached to a water pump to simulate a downpour, much like the effect of the actual shower’s in the original version. This Raining Rolls-Royce is truly a surreal addition to the first floor.

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