Across the country, local architecture societies are rejoicing in buildings being reimagined into restaurants rather than razed. We discuss this trend with Rodney Kite-Powell, the Touchton Map Library Director & Saunders Foundation Curator of History at the Tampa Bay History Center.
Former Tampa Bay Times restaurant critic Laura Reiley has spent years closely observing Tampa Bay’s food and dining scene.
She says there’s a reason that the area is exploding onto the national consciousness — affordable real estate!
When you don’t have to put every last penny into your location, you have room to experiment with new approaches to cooking. Laura also explains how the lively craft beer scene has led to more interest in fine food.
“Beer is the gateway drug to food.” – Laura Reiley