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Food Glossary





Article glossary of restaurant reviews on Wine Dine and Play

The Junsui restaurant at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, on of over 500 restaurant review articles published on Wine Dine and Play
Food Glossary / Dessert at Junsui in Dubai
As a new article is published, the glossary list is updated within 48 hours. This list/index is in alphabetical order by the cuisine type first, followed by the restaurant or article name, then a synopsis, and ending with the restaurants' location by city, state, and finally the country. 





# 100 Best Lists In The World And Top City Restaurant Guides 
Rated and featured on the Elite Traveler, San Pellegrino, or Michelin sites:
This is a list of restaurants I have dined at and written a review article about that are also listed on the “best of” lists for the Elite Traveler Magazine, the San Pellegrino 50 or 100 best of the world, and the prestigious Michelin 1-3 star guide rating. Included are articles on country and city lists of their top selected restaurants.
Some of the restaurants in this section are also on the Wine Dine and Play’s Top 100 page.

2019 World’s Best Restaurants From the San Pellegrino’s top 50 + 51-120 best. 
2018 World’s Best Restaurants The San Pellegrino’s list of the top 50 is reviewed  
LTI Top London Restaurants A luxury travel listing of their best-rated restaurants
Alinea Highly creative New American molecular gastronomy tasting menus in Chicago, Illinois
Aubergine Restaurant Innovative East meets West concept in Cape Town, South Africa
Attica an innovative and eclectic tasting menu restaurant in Ripponlea, Australia
La Colombe Country-Style local ingredients w/French flair in Cape Town, South Africa
La TABLE de Joël Robuchon Haute French restaurant in Paris, France (Now L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon)
McCrady’s Tavern Acclaimed high-concept inspired farm-to-table tavern by Sean Brock in Charleston, South Carolina 
Quay Restaurant Quintessential modern Australian cuisine in Sydney, Australia
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Impeccably prepared French and Irish fine dining in Dublin, Ireland
Tetsuya’s Eclectic French-Asian tasting menu restaurant in Sydney, Australia
The French Laundry French-American fine dining restaurant in Yountville, California 
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français African-French tasting menu in Franschhoek, South Africa
The Test Kitchen Modern eclectic and Nouvelle Latin cuisine in Cape Town, South Africa
Vue de Monde Elegant modern Australian with molecular gastronomic dining in Melbourne, Australia
Wine Dine And Play’s Top 100 Best Restaurants A list focused on travels and best dining experiences from around the world
 Zuma Contemporary Japanese restaurant, sushi, and cocktail mixology in Dubai, UAE


#  Articles With No Cuisine or Multi-Cuisine Style Affiliation
This glossary grouping is a combination of articles without any style of cuisine affiliation and also covers multiple areas of interest from recipes with no country affiliation, dictionaries, restaurant lists, and other foods.

2019 World’s Best Restaurants From the San Pellegrino’s top 50 + 51-120 best. 
2018 World’s Best Restaurants The San Pellegrino’s list of the top 50 is reviewed  
Beef Recall Rancho Feeding Corp. Recall from February 2014
Chicken Stock Basic chicken stock recipe with a small twist
Codes on Fruit An article on the grocery store FFV codes and what they mean
Dragon-Con 2008 Yearly science fiction convention at the Hyatt, Hilton and other Hotels, Atlanta Georgia
Food Code Violations at Mara-a-Lago at President Trump’s country club in West Palm Beach, Florida
LTI Top London Restaurants A luxury travel listing of their best-rated restaurants
Netflix Movie Codes search for your favorites
Pretty in Pink - Carbon Monoxide in Meat Why is meat so red? What are you really eating?
Re: Start Funky cargo container mall built after the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand
Row 11 Red Wine Demi-Glace Classic French mother sauce prepared with a California Pinot Noir
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
The Complete A to Z Food and Beverage Grand Dictionary If you're looking for it, then you just found it 
Tipping in Restaurants Etiquette, customs, cultures, and assumptions are explored
United States Marine Corps Birthday 2013 at the US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan
What is a Restaurant Review? Dig back into the history of what restaurant awards and reviews are about and how we became so obsessed with it
** Wine Dine And Play’s Top 100 Best Restaurants A list focused on travels and best dining experiences from around the world. **


# Conventions, Festivals, Markets, And Tastings:
A food or farmers' market is a physical retail market featuring foods sold directly by farmers to consumers. Wine tasting is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine. While the practice of wine tasting is as ancient as its production, a more formalized methodology is used in small or large venues. A convention is a gathering or grouping of people for a specific purpose to discuss and trade. A festival is an event celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community. Next, to religion and folklore, a significant origin is agricultural.

A Taste of Austin The eclectic global food scene of Austin, Texas from Asian to Tex-Mex and more (article coming soon)
A Taste of Bagram working to bring quality meals to soldiers fighting the War on Terror 2009-10 (article coming soon)
A Taste of Dubai - The Oasis of Luxury I began dining in Dubai in 2009. This article covers the food scene and tourism (article coming soon
A Taste of Willamette Damn It! A taste of food and wine from a 2015 tour in Oregon wine country
Afghan Cuisine + Markets Travel, recipes + food, culture, turbulent history - A culinary tour during the war 
Bordeaux - A Sip and Taste Wine tours and restaurants in Bordeaux, France
Clearwater Beach Taste Fest 2017 Music, food, and wine near Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Florida
Craft Beer Experience 2018 sponsored by 97X Radio featured over 52 Craft Breweries at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Dining on Anna Maria Island Exploring the restaurant scene on Anna Maria Island, Florida 
Dragon-Con 2008 Yearly science fiction convention at the Hyatt, Hilton and other Hotels, Atlanta Georgia
FOB Shank - Cooking with Incoming 2010-2012. The struggle to provide quality food to soldiers while under constant attack from all enemies, food, and terrorists. (article coming soon)
Gourmet Wine Tours of South Africa A wine and food tour of Stellenbosch, South Africa 
Gulfport Tuesday Market Local merchants on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport, Florida
Key West Food and Wine Festival Multi-day festival and tasting in Key West, Florida
Napa - A Sip and Taste in Wine County A 3-day tour of wineries and fine dining restaurants in Napa County, California
Pike Place Market Iconic seafood market is known for tossing fish in Seattle, Washington
Queen Victoria’s Market A two city-block landmark market in Melbourne, Australia
Re: Start Funky cargo container mall built after the earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand 
Red Hills Market Country style market and cafe w/craft beer in Willamette, Oregon
St. Pete Saturday Market Farmers market in Pioneer Park, St. Petersburg, Florida
Sydney Wine Tasting Yearly tasting event at Hyde Park in Sydney Australia
Stellenbosch - Dining and Drinking Tour Michelin food and service, history, culture, wine and more (article coming soon
The Bourgogne Tasting A tasting of the Vougeot AOC, caves, and the Hospices de Beaune tour
The Yarra Valley Tasting A tasting and dining with traditional Australian food and wine, not Yellowtail or Outback Steakhouse (article coming soon)
Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida


# Travel - Adventure, Architectural, Historical, And Nature Articles:
World travels, unique destinations and sights to see, historical or cultural settings, and adventures of all kinds. Botany, Architecture, lost civilizations, nature in the wild, battlefields, and more…

Afghanistan Travel, recipes + food, culture, turbulent history and more - A culinary tour of Afghanistan during the war 
Burj Khalifa Tower Take a tour of the tallest building in the world, Dubai, UAE 
Fugitives Drift Lodge and Zulu Battlefields African cuisine buffet, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Heritage Desert Safari Sand dunning followed by traditional Emirati cuisine in a Beduin village, outside of Dubai, UAE (review coming soon)
Jungle Prada Site and Anderson/Narvaez Mound A historical Discovery Florida Toured Indian site in St. Petersburg, Florida
Leopard Hills Lodge Safari’s with contemporary African cuisine in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa 
Petra One of the seven wonders of the world, part of the old Nabataeans kingdom, Wadi Musa, Jordan
Shark Cage Diving Adventure with the Great White Shark Tours company in Gansbaai, South Africa



World Cuisine Articles:



Afghan Cuisine:
Afghan cuisine is diverse and includes wheat, maize, barley and rice which are the chief crops. Native fruits and vegetables, dairy products especially yogurt and whey are available in great abundance. The nation's culinary specialties reflect its ethnic and geographic diversity. It has high-quality pomegranates, grapes, and sweet, football-shaped melons, and in the West, saffron, and wine are produced.

Afghan Cuisine + Markets Recipes, culture, history - A culinary tour of Afghanistan during the war 
Chef Cooks Up Taste for Afghanistan A DVIDS interview from FOB Sharana, in 2012
Isteqlal Restaurant “The Freedom Restaurant,” traditional Afghan dishes in Herat, Afghanistan
United States Marine Corps Birthday 2013 at the US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan
A Taste of Bagram working to bring quality meals to soldiers fighting the War on Terror 2009-10 (article coming soon)
FOB Shank - Cooking with Incoming 2010-2012. The struggle to provide quality food to soldiers while under constant attack from all enemies, food, and terrorists. (article coming soon)


African Cuisine / Cape Malay:
 African Food: The total number of independent states in Africa is 54, and the various cuisines of Africa use a combination of locally available fruits, cereal grains, and vegetables, as well as milk and meat products. Central Africa, East Africa, the Horn of Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa each have their own distinctive dishes, preparation techniques, and consumption mores. Besides foods, Africa produces a wealth of coffees, teas, wines, and other alcoholic beverages.

Aubergine Restaurant Innovative East meets West concept in Cape Town, South Africa
Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar Eclectic Cape Malay cuisine with sushi in Hout Bay, South Africa
Fugitives Drift Lodge and Zulu Battlefields African Cuisine buffet in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gourmet Wine Tours of South Africa A wine and food tour of Stellenbosch, South Africa 
La Colombe Country-Style local ingredients with a French flair in Cape Town, South Africa
Leopard Hills Lodge Safari’s with contemporary African cuisine at the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Signal Restaurant Contemporary Cape Malay and Dutch cuisines, Cape Town, South Africa 
Signature Restaurant Contemporary and elegant eclectic eatery in Sandton, South Africa 
Terroir Seasonal South African cuisine bistro on a wine estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Boma - Dinner and Drum Show A taste of tribal Zimbabwean cuisine in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
The Cradle Restaurant Bush to bistro concept in Lanseria, South Africa 
The Five Flies Cape Malay cuisine in downtown Cape Town, South Africa
The Jungle Junction Zimbabwe and European buffet at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français African-French tasting menu in Franschhoek, South Africa
The Test Kitchen Modern eclectic and Nouvelle Latin cuisine mix in Cape Town, South Africa
Tradewinds Restaurant Local and international cuisine in Sandton, South Africa


Afternoon Tea:
Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm. It is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into 'fingers'), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event at the top echelons of society’s elite. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as 'tea receptions,’ and became the Afternoon Tea as it is known today.

Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Banquet of pastries and sandwiches at the Belmond, in Cape Town, South Africa
The Chattaway  Old-school English-American Eatery with Authentic tea room in St. Petersburg, Florida


Airport Restaurants:
Airport Food: The first non-military airport in the world opened in 1909 at College Park Airport in Maryland, by Wilbur Wright, and is generally agreed to be the world's oldest continually operating airfield. As a luxury, restaurants were added to airport terminals to add to the overall experience of travel which at the time cost four times the current prices, and was reserved for the wealthy or people on business. Today it is commonplace to see food courts, fast and fine dining restaurants at most airports around the world. One of the very first airport restaurant to open was at the New Orleans, Louisiana Lakefront Airport called the Walnut Room by Messina’s Catering in 1934.

Beaches Restaurant and Bar Casual beach fare at PDX International, Portland, Oregon 
Café Cocó A chocolate and Champagne bar by the Rothschild family at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 
Cat Cora's Kitchen Organic new American tapas restaurant in Atlanta airport terminal A, Atlanta, Georgia 
Ecco Restaurant Seasonally inspired European fare at the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta, Georgia 
First Flight Wine Bar Chic airport bar offering wines and charcuterie at the (TPA) in Tampa, Florida 
Harvest Market An organic sandwich shop at the D-Concourse of Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Hausmann’s A Mixed German Bistro And Brasserie At Frankfort Airport, Frankfurt, Germany 
Jekyll Island Seafood Company New American seafood restaurant, Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia 
Lucky’s Lounge slick lounge with a cool retro vibe at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts
Kebaya Asian Brasserie Technology and taste with cuisine styles from Vietnam, Thai Japan, and China at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
P.F. Chang’s A ‘farm-to-wok’ concept Asian chain reviewed at the Tampa International Airport, Florida 
Reflections Bar and Grill American favorites in the Westin Hotel at the airport in Detroit, Michigan
Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE 
Skyye Bar and Grill American eatery attached to the Tampa International Airport 
The Cafe by Mis En Place A Wine Bar by Mise En Place restaurant in Airside F, Tampa Airport, Florida
The Dutch Kitchen Buffet of Dutch and French cuisine at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 
The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge Relaxed eatery, and comfort foods St. Petersburg, Florida
The Varsity Iconic drive-in restaurant fair serving hot dogs and other American classics in Atlanta, Georgia
Tranzeet DXB An American Style 60s diner with local recipe fusion at DXB, Dubai, UAE


American Cuisine: 
aka the Cuisine of the United States
American Cuisine, allso known as American fare, comfort, or classic American, as large as the United States is, it also encompasses many cuisine variations. These include the native Indian prior to European colonization, Hawaiian, and not forgetting the melting pot of immigrants that came and fused their styles together to make America. This list will be of restaurants that represent the broader base of American cuisine, using styles from all parts of the country on their menus. Pot roast, chicken fried steak, BLT’s, and hamburgers make up some of the junk we eat. This section is not to be confused with New American Cuisine techniques. New American is listed further down.

10 Pin Lanes Improved food and lots of fun. Bowling alley’s join better dining in St Petersburg, Florida
91 Wood Fire Oven Refined rustic American fare in Canton, Ohio
725 South Casual American eats at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island, Tampa, Florida
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s A family-friendly chain restaurant based in Florida, reviewed from St. Petersburg
Bon Appétit Waterfront Restaurant An Eclectic Blend of American and European Cuisine in Dunedin, Florida
Brandon’s A contemporary twist on American favorites in Palm Beach, Florida 
Charleston’s Restaurant Casual American eatery; reviewed in Indianapolis, Indiana
Chef Charles " Charlie" Trotter Famous Chicago Chef passes away
Cypress Refined creative American eats in Charleston, South Carolina
Grace 17.20 Modern and contemporary American cuisine in Peachtree Corners, Georgia
J-Henry’s Restaurant Classy American fare with steak and seafood options in Griffin, Georgia
Jungle Prada Tavern American Bar/Tavern next to the Narvaez historical site in St. Petersburg, Florida
Mad Fish A casual Gourmet American Cuisine restaurant in a Retro-Style Diner in St Pete Beach, Florida 
Murder Mystery Train 5-course American meal with a show in Fort Myers, Florida 
Ozona Blue An American Grill with small Asian twist serving cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere in Palm Harbor, Florida
Parkshore Grill Sophisticated American dishes in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida
Periscope Restaurant American cuisine in the Magnuson Hotel, Marina Cove, St Petersburg, Florida
Reflections Bar and Grill American favorites in the Westin Hotel at the airport in Detroit, Michigan 
Ruth Eckerd Hall A Star Trek Experience with dinner in Clearwater, Florida
Salt Rock Grill Fine dining waterfront spot for grilled fish and steaks with a raw bar in Indian Shores, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
The Avenue Eat + Drink Rustic restaurant known for its burgers in St. Petersburg, Florida 
The Biltmore Dining Room Seasonal American cuisine in Asheville, North Carolina
The Cafe by Mis En Place A Wine Bar by Mise En Place restaurant in Airside F, Tampa Airport, Florida
The Cheesecake Factory American chain with 200+ locations, large menu; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
The Cheesecake Factory Cheese + Cake = Sugar; chain with 200+ locations, reviewed in Tampa, Florida
The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge Relaxed eatery, and comfort foods St. Petersburg, Florida
The Lucky Dill a classic Brooklyn style deli serving sandwiches and sides with playful names in Tampa, Florida
The Zink Kitchen + Bar Modern and sleek American cuisine in Centennial, Colorado
Tradewinds Bar Crawl A bar and restaurant hop at the Tradewinds Resorts on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Yacht Starship Seasonal American cuisine dinner cruise in Tampa, Florida
Z Grille Colorfully inspired twists on American classics in St. Petersburg, Florida


American Indian: 
Also known as Native American Cuisine - North America
American Indian cuisine includes all food practices of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. North American native cuisine can differ somewhat from Southwestern and Mexican cuisine in its simplicity and directness of flavor. The sub-regions of North American Native include Eastern, Southeastern, and Western. There are over 600 individual native tribes in North America.

Jungle Prada Site and Anderson/Narvaez Mound A historical Discovery Florida Toured Indian site in St. Petersburg, Florida 
Ulele Rustic chic for native American and Floridian fare in Tampa, Florida


Antarctica:
Antarctica is the frozen continent, no food grows naturally, and the penguin, whale, and seal populations are protected from hunters and fisheries. All the foods prepared on the continent is what has been brought in to be prepared by the individual stations’ populations and their favorite cuisines by the menu. 

A Taste of McMurdo - 8 Months on the Ice Food and adventure article from Ross Island, Antarctica 
Thanksgiving in Antarctica An American tradition with turkey and football at the bottom of the world, Ross Island, Antarctica 


Arabic Cuisine:  
Also, See Southwest Asia and Middle Eastern Cuisine sections
This cuisine is defined by the various regional cuisines spanning the Arab world, from the Bedouin, the Maghreb to the Mashriq or Levant, the Khaleeji, and the Persian Gulf. The cuisines are often centuries old and resemble a culture of great trading in spices, herbs, and other unique foods.

Country cuisines from this region include: Bahrain, Emirati, Iraqi, Iran aka Persian, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Lebanese, Omani, Palestinian, Qatari, Saudi, Turkish, and Yemeni.
Israeli cuisine is separate from Arab and Middle Eastern as it follows stricter Kosher guidelines. 

A Taste of Dubai - The Oasis of Luxury I began dining in Dubai in 2009. This article covers the food scene and tourism (article coming soon)
Al Fanar Restaurant and Café Authentic Emirati cuisine, Festival City, Dubai, UAE
Al Tawasol Restaurant Yemeni cuisine featuring mandi in Deira Dubai, UAE 
Asail AlSham Sweets “Mastic” ice-cream in Deira Dubai, UAE
Aseelah A Modern Twist on Emirati Cuisine, at the Radisson Blu, Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE
Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Enigma Restaurant Turkish culinary journey with a European twist In Dubai, UAE
Heritage Desert Safari Sand dunning followed by traditional Emirati cuisine in a Beduin village, outside of Dubai, UAE (article coming soon)
Qwaider AlNabulsi Sweets and Restaurant Kunāfah specials and restaurant in Deira Dubai, UAE
Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE 
Seven Sands Fresh, traditional, cultural; 7 regions for Seven Sands near the Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
Sufra Restaurant Traditional and authentic Jordanian cuisine in Amman, Jordan
Tranzeet DXB An American Style 60s diner with local recipe fusion at DXB, Dubai, UAE


Argentinean or Argentine Cuisine:
Argentine Cuisine is cultural cuisine blending of Mediterranean influences such as Italian and Spanish, within the wide scope of agricultural products that are abundant in the country. Most regions of Argentina are known for their beef-oriented diet with cereals, grains, oilseeds, fruits, and vegetables since it is significantly large livestock and agricultural country.

Pachanga Restaurant Blend of Argentinean and Brazilian cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Marina, UAE



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Preface to: 
Asian Cuisine

Asia is the largest continent on Earth representing more than half of the population of the world and comprises a sum total of 50 countries and territories according to the United Nations Statistics Division. The Asian continent is further subdivided into 6 regions, namely Central Asia (5 countries), Eastern Asia (7 countries), Southeast Asia (11 countries), South Asia (9 countries), and West Asia (18 countries).
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Asian Cuisine (Central and south): 
Excludes the Middle East, Eastern, and Southeastern Asia + Islands

Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the West to China in the East and from Afghanistan in the South to Russia in the North. It is also colloquially referred to as the "Stan’s" meaning "land of.” The southern part of Asia represents the sub-Himalayan region countries. 
Country cuisines from these two combined Asian regions include: 
Afghani, Bengali, Bhutanese, Indian, Kazak, Kyrgyzstani, Maldives, Nepali,  Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Tajik, Turkmen, and Uzbek

A Taste of India Casual curries of North and South India with full lunch buffet in Brandon, Florida 
Afghan Cuisine Recipes, culture history and future of food - A culinary tour of Afghanistan during the war
Ashiana The first Indian fine dining restaurant in Dubai at the Sheraton Dubai Creek, Garhoud, Dubai, UAE 
Armani / Amal A tasting tour of India at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai, UAE
Isteqlal Restaurant “The Freedom Restaurant” traditional Afghan dishes in Herat, Afghanistan
Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen Vibrant Pan-Indian cuisine in Slough, United Kingdom 


Asian Cuisine (Eastern, Southeastern, and the Islands): 
Excludes the Middle East, Central, and South

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. Eastern Asian region includes 7 countries in which China, Mongolia, and Japan are included.
Country cuisines from Eastern and the Southeastern area include: 
Brunei, Cambodian, Chinese, East Timor, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Macau, Malay, Mongolian, Myanmar (aka Burmese), Philippine, Singaporean, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese

5A5 Steak Lounge Modern Japanese steakhouse with chic design in San Francisco, California
Ambrosia Japanese restaurant and saké bar with sushi in Key West, Florida
Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio
Blue Fugu Japanese Steakhouse Table-side hibachi with a sushi bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Chinatown Restaurant Classic Chinese dishes in Chinatown, San Francisco, California
Hooks Sushi Bar creative & delicious sushi + pan-Asian regional menu of Thailand, Japan, Korea, and China cuisine in St. Petersburg, Florida
Ichicoro Ane Izakaya Japanese restaurant focusing on ramen bowls at the Station House in St. Petersburg, Florida
Island Ocean Star A family owned sushi house and marina in the City of Anna Maria, Florida, USA 
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Kebaya Asian Brasserie Technology and taste with cuisine styles from Vietnam, Thai, and China at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Morimoto Asia Japanese and upscale pan-Asian fare with sushi at Disney Springs Orlando, Florida
Nitally’s A Fusion of Thai and Mexican Cuisine from a husband and wife team in St. Petersburg, Florida 
Norovirus at the Olympics The South Korean 2018 winter games get hit with 1000+ cases of this foodborne illness. 
Osaka Sushi and Thai Restaurant Thai and Japanese fare including sushi in Seminole, Florida
Osaka Sushi Thai Restaurant - Second review of this Seminole, Florida restaurant in May 2017
P.F. Chang’s A ‘farm-to-wok’ concept Asian chain reviewed at the Tampa International Airport, Florida
Pho Pier 77 A casual spot for classic Vietnamese favorites away from the tourist traps in Panama City, Florida 
Red Shrimp A Japanese / Emirati Cuisine Beach-style Restaurant at Bur Juman Mall, Dubai, UAE 
Rock 'N' Raw Asian restaurant with sushi at the Hard Rock Casino, Tampa, Florida
Saké 23 Formally Souzou with a new name and same great vision in St. Petersburg, Florida
Sila Thai Restaurant A family owned traditional Thai restaurant with an impressive menu in Saint Petersburg, Florida
Simply Phở, Contemporary Vietnamese in modern digs, Tampa, Florida
Souzou (Now Saké 23) An Asian-Fusion Gastro Pub with a twist on Izakaya style dining in St Petersburg, Florida
Sushi Sleek Japanese eatery with sushi and sashimi at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE
Tasty Phở Quaint contemporary café for phở and bánh mì in Pinellas Park, Florida 
Tasty Phở Second review with another tasting of some Phở dishes in Pinellas Park, Florida
Tetsuya’s Eclectic French-Asian tasting menu restaurant in Sydney, Australia
The Lemon Grass Casual fusion of Thai and Japanese with tapas portions in St Petersburg, Florida
Thiptara Al fresco Thai cuisine focusing on Bangkok-style seafood at the Address, Dubai, UAE 
Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida
Zuma Contemporary Japanese restaurant, sushi, and cocktail mixology in Dubai, UAE


Asian Cuisine (Southwestern and the Middle East): 
Excludes Central, south, and Eastern + Islands
Also, see Arabic cuisine or Middle Eastern cuisine sections

Southwest Asia is the westernmost subregion of Asia. The concept overlaps with the Middle East with the exclusion of Egypt (which would be counted as part of North Africa). The term is sometimes used for the purposes of grouping countries in statistics. It is further broken down by regions to include the Anatolia, Arabian Peninsula, South Caucasus, Fertile Crescent, the Iranian Plateau, and the Sinai Peninsula. A total of 18 countries make up this region.
Country cuisines from these regions of Western Asia include: 
Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bahrain, Emirati, Georgia, Iraqi, Iran (aka Persian), Israeli, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Lebanese, Omani, Palestinian, Qatari, Saudi, Syrian, Turkish, and Yemeni
Levantine countries include Lebanon, Jordan, parts of Turkey, Western Iraq, and Syria

A Taste of Dubai - The Oasis of Luxury I began dining in Dubai in 2009. This article covers the food scene and tourism (article coming soon)
Al Fanar Restaurant and Café Authentic Emirati Cuisine, Festival City, Dubai, UAE
Al Tawasol Restaurant Yemeni Cuisine featuring Mandi in Deira Dubai, UAE
Asail AlSham Sweets “Mastic” Ice-cream in Deira Dubai, UAE
Aseelah A Modern Twist on Emirati Cuisine, at the Radisson Blu, Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE
Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Enigma Restaurant Turkish culinary journey with a European twist In Dubai, UAE
Heritage Desert Safari Sand dunning followed by traditional Emirati cuisine in a Beduin village, outside of Dubai, UAE (review coming soon)
Qwaider AlNabulsi Sweets and Restaurant Kunāfah Specials and Restaurant in Deira Dubai, UAE
Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE 
Seven Sands Fresh, traditional, cultural; 7 regions for Seven Sands near the Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE 
Siraj Restaurant The Emirates meets the Levant embracing Syrian flavors with Khaleeji in Dubai, UAE
Sufra Restaurant Traditional and Authentic Jordanian Cuisine in Amman, Jordan
Tranzeet DXB An American Style 60s diner with local recipe fusion at DXB, Dubai, UAE


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Australian Cuisine:
Australian cuisine refers to the cuisine of Australia and its indigenous and colonial societies. Modern Australian like New American is a fusion with exotic experimentation of molecular foods. Bush-foods (Bush Tucker), sheep, kangaroo, wallaby, and emu are some highlighted items. Modern Australian cuisine is also referred to by a modern art movement from the 1960s called Antipodean, which is seen on menus in restaurants like The Ledbury in London, UK.

Aria Restaurant Modern Australian haute cuisine in Sydney, Australia 
Attica an innovative and eclectic tasting menu restaurant in Ripponlea, Australia
Quay Restaurant Quintessential modern Australian cuisine in Sydney, Australia
Ripponlea Food and Wine Rustic café for modern Australian food in Ripponlea, Australia
TarraWarra Restaurant Creative modern Australian dining in the Yarra Valley, Australia
Vue de Monde Elegant modern Australian with Molecular Gastronomic dining in Melbourne, Australia
The Yarra Valley Tasting A tasting and dining with traditional Australian food and wine, not Yellowtail or Outback Steakhouse (article coming soon)


Banquets - also see the buffet section
A banquet is a large meal or feast, either self or full service, complete with main courses, sides, and desserts. A banquet usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration. Banquets are common for catering events or hotel service that is included in a room purchase. Restaurants, cruise ships, and wineries also have banquets in the form of buffets that can serve basic courses, or be all you can eat.

A Taste of India Casual curries of North and South India with full lunch buffet in Brandon, Florida 
Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan
Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse Rodízio buffet and churrascaria in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Fogo de Chão An upscale Brazilian chain with 49 locations. Review based in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Fugitives Drift Lodge and Zulu Battlefields African cuisine buffet, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Banquet of pastries and sandwiches at the Belmond, in Cape Town, South Africa
Panfilo’s Bar and Grill Bar and grill with hotel buffet at the Sheraton East, Tampa, Florida
Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE
The Boma - Dinner and Drum Show Taste of tribal Zimbabwean cuisine in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Dutch Kitchen Buffet of Dutch and French cuisine at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
The Jungle Junction Zimbabwe and international tastings buffet at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe
The Medieval Banquet Medieval-style British cuisine banquet plus 2-hour dinner show in London, UK
Tirquaz Bistro and Garden Lounge  W. Asian, N. African, and European dishes in Bur Dubai, UAE
Tradewinds Restaurant Local and international cuisine in Sandton, South Africa


Bars And Bar Foods / Cocktail Dining:
Bar foods are made up of small  plates of food informally served in a pub, saloon, tavern, speakeasy, or sports bar. It also can be referred to as pub grub, happy hour foods, or dives. Cocktail dining is a superior term used in the wealthier circles to describe fashioned high-end craft cocktails and wines served with Amuse and finger food appetizers or pass hors-d’oeuvres.

10 Pin Lanes Improved food and lots of fun. Bowling alley’s join better dining in St Petersburg, Florida 
Anclote Brew Gourmet grilled cheese and a bar in Greek country, Tarpon Springs, Florida 
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s A family-friendly chain restaurant based in Florida, reviewed from St. Petersburg
Bongos Bar and Grille Eclectic beachfront bistro, Cuban and American cuisine, in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Café Cocó A chocolate and Champagne bar by the Rothschild family at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 
Captain Tony’s Saloon Old school pub and landmark from 1851 in Key West, Florida
Cave Dubai A French-style wine bar at the Conrad Hotel, Downtown Dubai, UAE 
Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill Casual pub grub sports bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill Second review of this casual sports bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
First Flight Wine Bar Chic airport bar offering wines and charcuterie at the (TPA) in Tampa, Florida
Freckled Fin Irish Pub Traditional pub with true Irish menu, not Americanized-Irish food in Holmes Beach, Florida
Lucky’s Lounge slick lounge with a cool retro vibe at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts
Nepa Hut Beach Bar Attached to the Magnuson Hotel, Marina Cove, St Petersburg, Florida
O’Maddy’s Bar and Grille Waterfront American eats and drinks in Gulfport, Florida
O’Maddy’s Bar And Grille  Second review of this waterfront bar in Gulfport, Florida
O’Maddy’s The third review with lobster as the focus for the meal in Gulfport, Florida 
Phila Deli a small delicatessen on the Tierra Verde peninsula home to an amazing chicken cheesesteak in Tierra Verde, Florida
Reflections Bar and Grill American favorites in the Westin Hotel at the airport in Detroit, Michigan
Skyye Bar and Grill American eatery attached to the Tampa International Airport
The Cork and Stogie Laid-back bar with cocktails, wine, and cigars in Key West, Florida
Topgolf American sports bar and eatery concept while playing golf on a driving range in Tampa, Florida
Tradewinds Bar Crawl A bar and restaurant hop at the Tradewinds Resorts on St. Pete Beach, Florida

Bar And Grills (or Grille): 
Can also include Pubs and Lounges as they are full-service restaurants
Bar and Grill cuisine is made up of locations incorporate a restaurant that serves typical bar foods or pub grub but also includes grilled menu items. Some restaurants enhance the experience further by offering detailed plate presented foods along with contemporary Bistro cuisine.

Beaches Restaurant and Bar Casual beach fare at PDX International, Portland, Oregon
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s A family-friendly chain restaurant based in Florida, reviewed from St. Petersburg
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Chain (180+) for pub grub and brewed beer; reviewed in Pinellas Park, Florida
Bongos Bar and Grille Eclectic beachfront bistro, Cuban and American cuisine, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Boulevard Burgers And Tap House A beachside burger joint for the carnivore connoisseur in St Pete Beach, Florida
Boulevard Burgers Second review of this burger joint for the carnivore connoisseur in St Pete Beach, Florida 
Capt’n Jacks Waterfront Grille Waterside bar, w/laid-back tropical atmosphere, Tarpon Springs, Florida
Crab Daddy’s Waterfront beach and seafood bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill Casual pub grub sports bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill Second Review of this casual sports bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
Hamburger Mary’s A San Fransisco Burger joint chain started in 1972 with 19 locations reviewed in Clearwater, Florida
Jungle Prada Tavern American Bar/Tavern next to the Narvaez historical site in St. Petersburg, Florida
Lucky’s Lounge slick lounge with a cool retro vibe at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts
Manatees on the Bay Bar foods and casual eats, in Gulfport, Florida
Manatees on the Bay The second review of the bar and grill in Gulfport, Florida
Miller’s Ale House Casual Floribbean and American pub chain; reviewed in Brandon, Florida
O’Maddy’s Bar and Grille Waterfront American eats and drinks in Gulfport, Florida
O’Maddy’s Bar And Grille  Second Review of this waterfront bar in Gulfport, Florida
O’Maddy’s The third review with lobster as the focus for the meal in Gulfport, Florida 
Ozona Blue An American Grill with Asian twist serving finer cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere in Palm Harbor, Florida
Panfilo’s Bar and Grill Bar and grill with hotel buffet at the Sheraton East, Tampa, Florida
Punky’s Bar and Grill Casual LGBT bar and burger joint in St. Petersburg, Florida
Reflections Bar and Grill American favorites in the Westin Hotel at the airport in Detroit, Michigan 
Regatta on Avon Bar, pub grub and New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
Rowe Bar Cool cocktails and coastal eats at the Loews Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Sloppy Joe’s Bar A landmark bar/pub serving Floribbean and American classics since 1933 Key West, Florida 
Skyye Bar and Grill American eatery attached to the Tampa International Airport
The Dickens Inn 1800s warehouse dockside style British pub, in London, UK 
The Pegasus Arms Casual tavern serving contemporary New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
The Pike Brewing Company Brewpub with a locally sourced menu in Seattle, Washington
The Tap Room Lively bar and grill at the Hollander Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida
Wipeout Bar and Grill Surf shack theme with Californian and Mexican cuisine in San Francisco, California
Yeoman’s Cask and Lion Hip British-inspired and themed pub with microbrews in Tampa, Florida


Barbecue: 
informally BBQ, a.k.a barby or barbies
Barbecuing is done slowly over low, indirect heat and the food is flavored by the smoking process. The word "barbecue" when used as a noun can refer to the cooking method itself, the meat cooked this way, the cooking apparatus used (the "barbecue grill" or simply "barbecue"), or to a type of social event featuring this type of cooking.

Mojo Old City BBQ Vibrant Southern cuisine and BBQ in St. Augustine, Florida
SMOQHOUSE, A casual BBQ joint in Bradenton Beach, Florida


Bavarian:
Bavarian cuisine is a style of cooking from Bavaria, Germany. Bavarian cuisine includes many types of meat and Knödel dishes and often uses flour as a main ingredient for most dishes. Even though Bavaria is a rather small region, the variations with both Swabia and Franconia having their own regional dishes. The term "Weißwurst-Äquator" (white sausage-equator) originated to jokingly refer to the culinary and cultural differences one experiences when crossing the Danube.

Hofbräuhaus This classic chain German beer-hall and brewery makes its way to St. Petersburg, Florida 


Beach Food:
Beach Food is a type  of food is common the world around as food you pack to go to the beach with or eat out at a local beach restaurant. It can also be a restaurant that is right on the beach where you don’t need a dress code, and sand is on the floor of the beach. It includes sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, casual + comfort foods, and cold beverages.

Beachcomber Bar and Grill Comfort foods and drinks at the Don CeSar, in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Bongos Bar and Grille Eclectic beachfront bistro, Cuban and American cuisine, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Crab Daddy’s Waterfront beach and seafood bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar Eclectic Cape Malay cuisine w/sushi in Hout Bay, South Africa
Nepa Hut Beach Bar Attached to the Magnuson Hotel, Marina Cove, St Petersburg, Florida
Paradise Grille Beachside joint offering casual American eats in Pass-A-Grille, Florida
Paradise Grille Second review of this casual American eats in Pass-A-Grille, Florida 
South Beach Bar and Grille beach tavern hangout with seafood in Madeira Beach, Florida
Tradewinds Bar Crawl A bar and restaurant hop at the Tradewinds Resorts on St. Pete Beach, Florida


Bistro Cuisine: 
Also known as Bistrot, Brasserie, Parisian café, or Sidewalk Café
A Bistro in its original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant, serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros’ are defined mostly by the foods they serve. They feature creative, healthy versions of casual, contemporary cuisine consists of ample portions and often accompanied by wine. 

Bistro at Biltmore Classy farm to table eatery in Asheville, North Carolina 
Bistrot La Minette Charming French bistro with movie filmed terrace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bridge Street Bistro Third-floor terrace seafood-centric New American dining, Bradenton Beach, Florida
Carolina’s Southern bistro with seafood, in Charleston, South Carolina
Cook'n' With Gas Bistro High end bistro with modern “Kiwi” cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
eat here Anna Maria A Chef driven Beach-style Bistro, Holmes Beach, Florida
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro Laid-back dockside spot for global eats in St. Petersburg, Florida
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro  The second review for this dockside spot global eats in St. Petersburg, Florida
Gilroy’s Bistro serving traditional Irish cuisine at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland (NOW RENAMED 1837 BAR)
Harlequin Public House Bistro serving contemporary kiwi cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
Hausmann’s A Mixed German Bistro And Brasserie At Frankfort Airport, Frankfurt, Germany 
Josty Bistro Eatery serving German regional cuisine at the Potsdamer Platz Sony Center in Berlin, Germany
Laurent Tourondel / BLT Swanky French-American steakhouse fair with 14 restaurants
Le Grand Chancelier Countryside French bistro in Cheverny, Loire Valley, France
Level 11Rooftop artisan fusion bistro at the Grand Plaza Hotel, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Level 11The second review of this fusion bistro on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Lobby at Twelve Boutique hotel bistro, new American, and Southern favorites at Atlantic Station, Atlanta
O’Bistro A casual style bistro focusing on the Mediterranean and New American Cuisine with a small eclectic flair in St Petersburg, Florida
Prato Rustic Italian bistro with modern takes on classic dishes in Winter Park, Florida 
Restaurant Le Gabriel Haute gastronomique French restaurant and bistro in Bordeaux, France
Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B) Bistro w/Southern and Lowcountry cuisine in Charleston, S. Carolina
Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro Buzzy seafood spot and 360-degree views in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Terroir Seasonal South African cuisine bistro in Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Brasserie at the Café de Paris A Parisian style bistro rendezvous in Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Tirquaz Bistro and Garden Lounge  W. Asian, N. African, and European dishes in Bur Dubai, UAE
Zinc Bistro and Bar Southwestern-inspired new American fare in San Antonio, Texas


Boutique Restaurants:
The word boutique is associated with a small sized shop or establishment catering to a certain market segment or specializing in a certain field. For restaurants the addition of the term "boutique" can stand in relation to; their independent nature, the size of the restaurant, the locality of the eateries, the distinct cuisine, their ethnicity, the warm and personal way approach, an outspoken style which can range from luxurious to hip to alternative to a lovely or an intimate restaurant interior. As these more than just 'niche' or 'concept restaurants' succeed with a pallet of creating one-of-a-kind distinctive menus, a not every day setting and with upper-standard hospitality they truly convey the French original meaning of the word

Base Woodfired Pizza A Re-Start business at “Little High Eatery” in Christchurch, New Zealand
Cowgirl Creamery Artisan cheese “aka” Cowgirl Cantina in Point Reyes Station, California
Lobby at Twelve Boutique hotel bistro, new American, and Southern favorites at Atlantic Station, Atlanta


Brasserie:
A Brasserie is a type of French restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals; The word brasserie is also French for “brewery,” or from Middle French brasser "to brew,” or Old French bracier, to the Vulgar Latin braciare, of Celtic origin; By extension, also called "the brewing business.”A brasserie can be expected to have professional service, printed menus, and, traditionally, white linen unlike a Bistro, which may have none of these. 

Hausmann’s A Mixed German Bistro And Brasserie At Frankfort Airport, Frankfurt, Germany
Kebaya Asian Brasserie Technology and taste with cuisine styles from Vietnam, Thai, Japan, and China at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 
Rostang, The French Brasserie Contemporary Parisian cuisine at Atlantis in Dubai, UAE
Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B) Bistro w/Southern and Lowcountry cuisine in Charleston, S. Carolina
The Brasserie at the Café de Paris A Parisian style bistro rendezvous in Monte-Carlo, Monaco


Brazilian Cuisine:
Brazilian cuisine has European, African and Amerindian influences. It varies greatly by region, reflecting the country's mix of native and immigrant populations, and its continental size as well. There is not an exact single "national Brazilian cuisine,” but there is an assortment of various regional traditions and typical dishes. The most common type of cuisine seen worldwide is the churrasco or “churrasqueira" barbecue with gaúchos as cooks and servers. 

Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse Rodízio buffet and churrascaria in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
Fogo de Chão Upscale Brazilian fair with 49 locations. Review based in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Frevo Restaurant Authentic churrascaria dining at the Fairmont on Palm Island, Dubai, UAE
Pachanga Restaurant Blend of Argentinean and Brazilian cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Marina, UAE


Breakfast and Brunch: 
Or all-day breakfast locations 
Breakfast or ‘breaking of the fast,' or the first meal of the day; The Old English word for dinner, "disner," means to break a fast and was the first meal eaten in the day until it's meaning shifted in the mid-13th century. It was not until the fifteenth century “breakfast” came into use in written English to describe a morning meal. Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning to early afternoon, generally served from 11 am up to 3 pm and most popular on Sunday’s.

Al Fanar Restaurant and Café Authentic Emirati cuisine, Festival City, Dubai, UAE
Café du Monde Iconic café and coffeehouse serving beignets since 1862 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Caffeine Roasters Coffeehouse featuring blend and single origin coffees and chef-inspired pastries in Tampa, Florida
First Watch Café chain for health-minded breakfast, brunch, and lunch; reviewed in Tampa, Florida 
First Watch - Second review of this organic breakfast café in Tampa, Florida
Food 101 Farm-to-table eatery offering Southern classics in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Fugitives Drift Lodge and Zulu Battlefields African cuisine buffet, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 
Halls Chophouse Esteemed old-school steakhouse with gospel brunch in Charleston, South Carolina
High Cotton A refined eatery with Lowcountry fare and Southern brunch in Charleston, South Carolina
Metro Diner Local diner chain with classic American breakfast and lunch; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - A second article of this classic American diner in St Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - Third article, same as the other two in St Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - Forth Review with pancakes + shrimp & grits, and a new liqueur license in St Petersburg, Florida
Noble Crust Modern contemporary Italian and Southern dishes in St Petersburg, Florida
Nueva Cantina Vibrant, authentic, and contemporary Mexican cuisine with brunch in St Petersburg, Florida
Nueva Cantina - A second article of that “Mexican Place” in St Petersburg, Florida, October 2017
Nueva Cantina Third article of this local contemporary Mexican restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida, August 2018
Paradise Grille Beachside joint offering casual American eats in Pass-A-Grille, Florida
Romano’s Greek and Italian Restaurant Casual Greek and Mediterranean dining in Brandon, Florida
Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE 
Skyway Jacks Restaurant A local breakfast dive named after the Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida
Skyway Jacks Second review of this locals Diner in St. Petersburg, Florida
Stella’s Restaurant Southern-inspired comfort eats and diner in Gulfport, Florida
The Dutch Kitchen Buffet of Dutch and French cuisine at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
The Jungle Junction Zimbabwean and international tastings buffet at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe
Tradewinds Bar Crawl A bar and restaurant hop at the Tradewinds Resorts on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Tranzeet DXB An American Style 60s diner with local recipe fusion at DXB, Dubai, UAE
Trip’s Diner a local and historical diner named after the owners' triplets in St Petersburg, Florida
Waffle House A Southern 24/7 breakfast chain known for their hash browns, based in Atlanta, Georgia
Z Grille Colorfully inspired twists on American classics in St. Petersburg, Florida


Breweries, Brew Houses, And Beer Tastings:
A brewery or brewing company is a business that makes and sells beer. The place at which beer is commercially made is either called a brewery or a beer-house. The oldest, still functional brewery in the world is the German state-owned Weihenstephan brewery in the city of Freising, Bavaria. It can trace its history back to 1040 AD. A beer festival is an event at which a variety of beers are available for tasting and purchase. They may be themed, introduce beers from particular areas, or showcase a brewing style such as winter ales or microbrewery specials. Germany’s “Oktoberfests" are some of the oldest and largest beer tasting events held in the world today.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Chain (180+) for pub grub and brewed beer; reviewed in Pinellas Park, Florida
Craft Beer Experience 2018 sponsored by 97X Radio featured over 52 Craft Breweries at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Hofbräuhaus This classic chain German beer-hall and brewery makes its way to St. Petersburg, Florida 
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida


Buffet’s
A buffet is a system of serving meals in which food is placed in a public area where the diners generally serve themselves. It can also be classified as a banquet. Restaurants, cruise ships, and wineries also have buffets and banquets that can serve basic courses, or be all you can eat.

A Taste of India Casual curries of North and South India with full lunch buffet in Brandon, Florida 
Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan
Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse Rodízio buffet and churrascaria in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Fogo de Chão An upscale Brazilian chain with 49 locations. Review based in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Fugitives Drift Lodge and Zulu Battlefields African cuisine buffet, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Banquet of pastries and sandwiches at the Belmond, in Cape Town, South Africa
Panfilo’s Bar and Grill Bar And Grill with hotel buffet at the Sheraton East, Tampa, Florida
Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE
The Boma - Dinner and Drum Show Taste of tribal Zimbabwean cuisine in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Dutch Kitchen Buffet of Dutch and French cuisine at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
The Jungle Junction Zimbabwe and international tastings buffet at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe
The Medieval Banquet Medieval-style British cuisine banquet plus 2-hour dinner show in London, UK
Tirquaz Bistro and Garden Lounge  W. Asian, N. African, and European dishes in Bur Dubai, UAE
Tradewinds Restaurant Local and international cuisine in Sandton, South Africa


Café or Cafe:
A café, cafe, or coffeehouse is a small restaurant serving coffee, beverages, and light meals such as sandwiches. In continental Europe, cafés often serve alcoholic beverages, but elsewhere the term "café" may also refer to a tea room, "greasy spoon" a “caff.”   

Acropolis Greek Taverna Modern café-tavern chain with Greek eats; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida 
Al Fanar Restaurant and Café Authentic Emirati cuisine, Festival City, Dubai, UAE
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Café Cocó A chocolate and Champagne bar by the Rothschild family at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Café du Monde Iconic café and coffeehouse serving beignets since 1862 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Caffeine Roasters Coffeehouse featuring blend and single origin coffees and chef-inspired pastries in Tampa, Florida
Castile Restaurant Med-Latin and tapas café with 360 views at the Hotel Zamora, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
First Watch Café chain for health-minded breakfast, brunch, and lunch; reviewed in Tampa, Florida 
First Watch - Second review of this organic breakfast café in Tampa, Florida
Harvest Moon Café Farm-to-Fork daily changing new American fare menu in Sonoma, California
Ohana Hawaiian Cafe Casual Hawaiian Island fare from Poke to Poi in Milwaukie, Oregon
Red Hills Market Country style market and  café w/craft beer in Willamette, Oregon
Ripponlea Food and Wine Rustic café for modern Australian food in Ripponlea, Australia
Riverside Cafe An American & Greek Cafe on the banks of the Manatee River in Palmetto, Florida
Sea Critters café A Causal seafood cafe on the inlet to the Pass-a-Grille Channel Pass-a-Grille, Florida
Tasty Phở Quaint contemporary café for phở and bánh mì in Pinellas Park, Florida
Tasty Phở Second review with another tasting of some Phở dishes in Pinellas Park, Florida
The Cafe by Mis En Place A Wine Bar by Mise En Place restaurant in Airside F, Tampa Airport, Florida
The Floridian Restaurant Modern and locally sourced café for Southern grub in St. Augustine, Florida


California Cuisine:
California cuisine is a style of cuisine marked by an interest in fusion cuisine (integrating disparate cooking styles and ingredients) and in the use of freshly prepared local ingredients. The food is typically prepared with strong attention to presentation. Foods low in saturated fats and high in fresh vegetables and fruits with lean meats and seafood from the California coast often define the style. 

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Chain (180+) for pub grub and brewed beer; reviewed in Pinellas Park, Florida
FarmTable Kitchen Casual Cal-Italian cuisine and chef tables in St. Petersburg, Florida 
Fleur de Lys Lavish French-Californian by Hubert Keller in San Francisco, California 
Gaia Restaurant Organic and sustainable concept in American Canyon, California (Renamed Table 29 Bistro and Bar)
Greystone Restaurant Italian CIA School restaurant in Calistoga, California (Renamed Gatehouse Restaurant)
Harvest Moon Café Farm-to-Fork daily changing new American fare menu in Sonoma, California
Wipeout Bar and Grill Surf shack theme with California and Mexican cuisine in San Francisco, California 
Wolfgang Puck Celebrity Chef’s California cuisine and fine dining chain; reviewed in Orlando, Florida


Canadian Cuisine:
Canadian cuisine will vary widely depending on the regions of the nation. The three earliest cuisines of Canada have English, Scottish and French roots all reflecting on the seasons and the melting pot of immigrants and migrants. Bacon and maple syrup are two staples in their cookery. 

The 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower Regional Canadian fare and view in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
HobNob Restaurant French and Canadian cuisine at The Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Watermark Restaurant Elegant seasonal continental cuisine in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


The Caribbean or Caribbean Island Fare:
There are 13 sovereign island nations and 12 dependent territories in the Caribbean. Its cuisine is a fusion of African, Creole, Cajun, Amerindian, European, Portuguese, Spanish/Latin American, East Indian/South Asian, Arab, Chinese, Jewish, and Javanese/Indonesian. These traditions were brought from many different countries when they came. The locals have also created new styles unique to the region. Sweet potato, coconut, and plantains are stapled ingredients to the cuisine.

Bongos Bar and Grille Eclectic beachfront bistro, Cuban and American cuisine, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Columbia Restaurant Traditional Spanish and Cuban chain since 1905; reviewed in Sarasota Florida
El Jibarita Casual, local, and traditional Puerto Rican cuisine, Old San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, USA
Tangilo’s Grille A small Cuban centric restaurant with a sidewalk patio in downtown Gulfport, Florida
The Salty Rim Grill Nautical themed American eats with a Caribbean flair in St. Pete Beach, Florida


Casino Restaurants:
A Casino is of Italian origin; the root casa means a house. The term means a small country villa or social club. The term casino came to include other public buildings where pleasurable activities took place; Casinos have been around since the early 17th century when the Casino di Venezia opened to Venetian nobility looking for a fancy night of gaming. However, casinos did not stay an establishment for the elite for too long, as Las Vegas would come to redefine the experience completely and welcome people of all walks of life who enjoyed games of chance. Away from the action of the table games, you will find some of the best restaurants in the world. Owned by some of the most famous chefs in the world, some of these restaurants offer all kinds of gourmet meals and various eclectic international cuisines that provide a first class dining experience, and are worth visiting the casino for the meal alone.

Council Oak Steakhouse Upscale eatery with butchery at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida
Rock 'N' Raw Asian restaurant with sushi at the Hard Rock Casino, Tampa, Florida 
The Brasserie at the Café de Paris A Parisian style bistro rendezvous in Monte-Carlo, Monaco


Central American Cuisine: 
Or Latin American cuisine (which can include South America)
Like South America, the cuisine of Central America has been very much influenced by the flavor profiles of other regions including Spain, Asia, India, and the Caribbean. Despite many gastronomical differences among the countries of Central America, they all have certain indigenous ingredients in common such as corn or maize, peppers, beans and seafood in the coastal regions. Belize has been known to arguably enjoy the widest variety of foods and have a wider palette. There are nine countries that make up Central American.
Country cuisines from this region include: 
Belizean, Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, and Salvadorian
**Note - most Mexican cuisine offered in the United States is not traditional, but are more Tex-Mex style or American-Mexican. This list represents true Central American to include Mexican cuisines**

Benji’s Cantina An innovative approach to Tex-Mex cuisine in Austin, Texas
Besito Mexican Restaurant Creative Mexican-blend eats chain; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant casual local fair for traditional meals in Pinellas Park, Florida
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine A recreation of Mexican comfort foods in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine Lunch at this comfort Mexican restaurant serving classic Latin dishes in St. Petersburg, Florida
Green Lemon A modern hangout offering upbeat Mexican menu & drinks for brunch, lunch & dinner in Tampa, Florida
Güero's Taco Bar Landmark Mexican restaurant on Congress Ave. in Austin, Texas
Hablo Taco Mexican-blend joint known for tacos and margaritas in Tampa, Florida
Nitally’s A Fusion of Thai and Mexican Cuisine from a husband and wife team in St. Petersburg, Florida 
Nueva Cantina Vibrant, authentic, and contemporary Mexican Cuisine in St Petersburg, Florida
Nueva Cantina - The second article from that “Mexican Place” in St Petersburg, Florida, October 2017
Nueva Cantina Third article of this local contemporary Mexican restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida, August 2018
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida


Chain Restaurants:
A restaurant chain is a set of related restaurants in many different locations that are either under shared corporate ownership such as McDonald’s or has franchising agreements. Typically, the restaurants within a chain offer a standard menu and/or services. These can be fast foods, sit down dining establishments, or Michelin rated fine dining. 

Acropolis Greek Taverna Modern café-tavern chain with Greek eats; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Beaches Restaurant and Bar Casual beach fare at PDX International, Portland, Oregon
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s A family-friendly chain restaurant based in Florida, reviewed from St. Petersburg
Besito Mexican Restaurant creative Mexican-blend eats chain; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
BiCE Restaurant Acclaimed upmarket classic with innovative Italian at the Dubai Marina in Dubai, UAE
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Chain (180+) for pub grub and brewed beer; reviewed in Pinellas Park, Florida
Bonefish Grill Contemporary 200+ chain with a seafood-centric menu; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Bonefish Grill - The second review of this seafood-centric restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Bonefish Grill - The third review from October 2017 at the Tyrone location in St Petersburg, Florida
Bonefish Grill The fourth review from August 2018, featuring fish tacos in St Petersburg, Florida
BRIO Tuscan Grille Relaxed Tuscan-inspired Italian chain eatery, reviewed in Sarasota, Florida
California Pizza Kitchen Chain eatery for creative pies; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant casual local fair for traditional meals in Pinellas Park, Florida
Charleston’s Restaurant Casual American eatery; reviewed in Indianapolis, Indiana
Columbia Restaurant Traditional Spanish and Cuban chain since 1905; reviewed in Sarasota Florida
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood A jazzy upscale seafood eatery chain in 9 States; review from Tampa, Florida
First Watch Café chain for health-minded breakfast, brunch, and lunch; reviewed in Tampa, Florida 
First Watch - The second review of this organic breakfast café in Tampa, Florida
Fleming’s Steakhouse High-end steakhouse chain (69+) with aged prime cuts, reviewed in Akron, Ohio
FLIP Burger Boutique Hip burger chain with the space-age decor, reviewed in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia
Fogo de Chão Upscale Brazilian fair with 49 locations. Review based in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Gino’s East Pizzeria Chain serving Chicago-style deep dish pizza and other Italian eats in Chicago, Illinois
Hamburger Mary’s A San Fransisco Burger joint chain started in 1972 with 19 locations reviewed in Clearwater, Florida
Hofbräuhaus This classic chain German beer-hall makes its way to St. Petersburg, Florida
Jack Allen’s Kitchen Farm-to-fork upscale local chain for Southwestern cuisine in Austin, Texas
Kona Grill Sleek chain with Hawaiian menu + sushi, reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Laurent Tourondel / BLT Swanky French-American steakhouse fair with 14 restaurants 
Metro Diner Local diner chain with classic American breakfast and Lunch; Reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - The second article of this classic American diner in St Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - The third article same as the other two in St Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - Forth Review with pancakes + shrimp & grits, and a new liqueur license in St Petersburg, Florida
Morimoto Asia Japanese and upscale Pan-Asian fare with sushi at Disney Springs Orlando, Florida
Miller’s Ale House Casual Floribbean and American pub chain; reviewed in Brandon, Florida
P.F. Chang’s A ‘farm-to-wok’ concept Asian chain reviewed at the Tampa International Airport, Florida
Stonewood Grill and Tavern Stylish chophouse chain with surf ’n’ turf; reviewed in Brandon, Florida
The Cheesecake Factory American chain with 200+ locations, large menu; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
The Cheesecake Factory Cheese + Cake = Sugar; chain with 200+ locations, reviewed in Tampa, Florida
The Melting Pot Casual Swiss fondue restaurant chain. Reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Varsity Iconic drive-in restaurant fair serving hot dogs and other American classics in Atlanta, Georgia
Waffle House A Southern 24/7 breakfast chain known for their hash browns, based in Atlanta, Georgia
Wolfgang Puck Celebrity Chef’s California cuisine and fine dining chain; reviewed in Orlando, Florida


Chic Restaurants:
Chic is defined as a very fashionable and expensive display or showing good judgment of what is attractive and good style. For a restaurant, it is a design style with eclectic tastes, elegant table arrangements, art, and adapting to current fashion styles.

5A5 Steak Lounge Modern Japanese steakhouse with chic design in San Francisco, California
First Flight Wine Bar A Chic airport bar offering wine and charcuterie at the (TPA) in Tampa, Florida
Sea-Guini Chic restaurant with seafood and Italian-inspired cuisine in Clearwater Beach, Florida
Ulele Rustic chic for native American and Floridian fare in Tampa, Florida


Chinese Cuisine: aka Mandarin cuisine
Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisine originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world. Chinese is heavily influenced by its regional cuisines such as Cantonese cuisine, Shandong cuisine, Jiangsu cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, and Sichuan cuisine. Popular dishes include Peking duck, General TSO chicken, Làzǐ Jī, soybean dishes. 

Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio
Chinatown Restaurant Classic Chinese dishes in Chinatown, San Francisco, California
Hooks Sushi Bar creative & delicious sushi + pan-Asian regional menu of Thailand, Japan, Korea, and China cuisine in St. Petersburg, Florida
Kebaya Asian Brasserie Technology and taste with cuisine styles from Vietnam, Thai, Japan, and China at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Morimoto Asia Japanese and upscale Pan-Asian fare with sushi at Disney Springs Orlando, Florida
P.F. Chang’s A ‘farm-to-wok’ concept Asian chain reviewed at the Tampa International Airport, Florida
Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida


Coffeehouse:
A coffeehouse, coffee shop or café is an establishment which primarily serves hot coffee, related to coffee beverages, tea, and other hot beverages. Some coffeehouses also serve cold beverages such as iced coffee and iced tea. Food items available will range from assorted doughnuts, small salads, and sandwiches.

Café du Monde Iconic café and coffeehouse serving beignets since 1862 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Caffeine Roasters Coffeehouse featuring blend and single origin coffees and chef-inspired pastries in Tampa, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Tradewinds Bar Crawl A bar, coffeehouse, and restaurant hop at the Tradewinds Resorts on St. Pete Beach, Florida


Continental Cuisine: (North American)
Continental Cuisine usually refers to a style of cooking that includes the better-known dishes, recipes, and ingredients of various countries from the particular Continent that you are in. The original term applied to only western European countries but has expanded since the 1980s. 

Watermark Restaurant Elegant seasonal continental cuisine in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Creole and or Cajun Cuisine: also known as foods from Louisiana
The difference between the two is that Creole cuisine uses tomatoes and proper Cajun food does not. Creole cuisine is known as “city food” while Cajun cuisine is often referred to as “country food.” The word “Cajun” originates from the term “Les Acadians,” which was used to describe French colonists who settled in the Acadia region of Canada before migrating to modern-day Louisiana. The term “Creole” describes the population of people who were born to settlers in French colonial Louisiana, specifically New Orleans. In the eighteenth century, Creoles consisted of the descendants of the French and Spanish upper class that ruled the city. Over the years the term Creole grew to include native-born slaves of African descent as well as free people of color.

Commander’s Palace Refined and elegant creole fare since 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Gumbo Shop Acclaimed gumbo and Creole staples in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana


Cuban Cuisine:
Cuban cuisine is a blend of Native American Taino food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Some Cuban recipes share spices and techniques with Spanish and African cooking, with some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor. This results in a unique, interesting and flavorful blend of the several different cultural influences, with strong similarities with the cuisine of the neighboring Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Chinese influences can also be accounted for, mainly in the Havana area.

Bongos Bar and Grille Eclectic beachfront bistro, Cuban and American cuisine, in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Columbia Restaurant Traditional Spanish and Cuban chain since 1905; reviewed in Sarasota Florida
Tangilo’s Grille A small Cuban centric restaurant with a sidewalk patio in downtown Gulfport, Florida


Cutting Edge Cuisine 
Cutting Edge Cuisine explores the latest in food tech, food trends, and modern food interpretations that are taken to a higher level by Chef’s who use grass-fed beef, to gluten-free pastries, to street food-inspired international creations

Alinea Highly creative New American molecular gastronomy tasting menus in Chicago, Illinois


Delicatessen / Deli
A delicatessen or deli is a retail establishment that sells a selection of fine, unusual or foreign prepared foods "delicacies". Delicatessen originated in Germany (original: Delikatessen) when the food company Dallmayr was credited with being the first delicatessen created In 1700, and spread to the United States in the mid-19th century by Ashkenazi Jews.

Phila Deli a small delicatessen & Sports Bar on the Tierra Verde peninsula home to an amazing chicken cheesesteak in Tierra Verde, Florida 

The Lucky Dill a classic Brooklyn style deli serving sandwiches and sides with playful names in Tampa, Florida


Dessert and Cheese Shops: 
Includes Candy, Ice Cream, Confectionary, and Pastries shops:
Desserts: A store that specializes in the making and selling of local, regional, or global dessert recipes which include candies, ice creams, and many other confectionary items. This can also include restaurants or hotels that offer large dessert displays as part of the main menu offering. A cheese Shop is a storefront that specializes in retailing of assorted cheese and bread. (not to be mistaken for the urban dictionary definition).

Asail AlSham Sweets “Mastic” ice-cream in Deira Dubai, UAE
Café Cocó A chocolate and champagne bar by the Rothschild family at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Café du Monde Iconic café and coffeehouse serving beignets since 1862 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Canterbury Cheesemongers Artisan cheese and pastry shop in Christchurch, New Zealand
Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese “aka” Cowgirl Cantina in Point Reyes Station, California
Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Banquet of pastries and sandwiches at the Belmond, in Cape Town, South Africa 
Qwaider AlNabulsi Sweets and Restaurant Kunāfah Specials and restaurant in Deira Dubai, UAE
River Street Sweets This candy shop is known for homemade pralines in Charleston, South Carolina


Diners:  also included are “drive-ins and dives”
A diner is a small fast food restaurant that was created in 1872 in the Northeastern United States, and now has locations throughout the Midwest, as well as in other parts of the US, Canada, and parts of Western Europe. Diners offer a wide range of foods, mostly American cuisine, and have a casual atmosphere, a long counter with bar stools where patrons eat their meals, and late operating hours.

Mad Fish A casual Gourmet American Cuisine restaurant in a Retro-Style Diner in St Pete Beach, Florida
Metro Diner Local diner chain with classic American breakfast and Lunch; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - The second article of this classic American diner in St Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - The third article same as the other two in St Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - Forth Review with pancakes + shrimp & grits, and a new liqueur license in St Petersburg, Florida
Skyway Jacks Restaurant A local breakfast dive named after the Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida
Skyway Jacks Second review of this locals Diner in St. Petersburg, Florida
Stella’s Restaurant Southern-inspired comfort eats and diner in Gulfport, Florida
Tranzeet DXB An American Style 60s diner with local recipe fusion at DXB, Dubai, UAE
Trip’s Diner a local and historical diner named after the owners’ triplets in St Petersburg, Florida
Waffle House A Southern 24/7 breakfast chain known for their hash browns, based in Atlanta, Georgia


Dive Bar:
A Dive bar is a colloquial or informal American term for a disreputable bar or pub. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize. Individual bars may be considered to be disreputable, sinister, of poor upkeep, or even a detriment to the community. in the 1880s the term referred to an illegal drinking den or other places of ill repute, especially one located in a basement. This usage later became obsolete.

Lucky’s Lounge slick lounge with a cool retro vibe at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts
Nepa Hut Beach Bar Attached to the Magnuson Hotel, Marina Cove, St Petersburg, Florida
Tradewinds Bar Crawl A bar and restaurant hop at the Tradewinds Resorts on St. Pete Beach, Florida


Dutch Cuisine:
Dutch cuisine is formed from the cooking traditions and practices of the Netherlands. The country's cuisine is shaped by its location in the fertile North Sea River delta of the European Plain, giving rise to fishing, farming, and trading overseas. Traditionally, Dutch cuisine is simple and straightforward, with many vegetables and little meat. The diet contains many dairy products and was relatively high in carbohydrates and fat.

Café Cocó A chocolate and Champagne bar by the Rothschild family at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 
Harvest Market An organic sandwich shop at the D-Concourse of Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Signal Restaurant Contemporary Cape Malay and Dutch Cuisine, Cape Town, South Africa
The Dutch Kitchen Buffet of Dutch and French cuisine at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam


Eclectic Cuisine: 
Can also be considered global if it is a variation on one type of cuisine
Eclectic normally pertains to things which are different, varied or don’t fit into any particular category of food. They are foods prepared in various ways, combinations, or different styles. Like Italian, Japanese, and French all in one. Eclectic first appeared in the seventeenth century to describe philosophers who did not belong to a particular school of thought but instead assembled their doctrines by picking and choosing from a variety of philosophical systems.

6th Street Pier Steak and Seafood Grill Eclectic eatery with sushi and raw bar in Griffin, Georgia 
Alex Restaurant Eclectic Irish cuisine in Dublin, Ireland (Now Renamed The Coburg Brasserie) 
Alinea Highly creative New American molecular gastronomy tasting menus in Chicago, Illinois
At.mosphere Upscale fine dining global cuisine on the 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, UAE
Attica An innovative and eclectic tasting menu restaurant in Ripponlea, Australia
Aubergine Restaurant Innovative East meets West concept in Cape Town, South Africa
Bon Appétit Waterfront Restaurant An Eclectic Blend of American and European Cuisine in Dunedin, Florida
Bongos Bar and Grille Eclectic beachfront bistro, Cuban and American cuisine, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Compass Grill Eclectic American fine dining in on a beach resort, on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Crabby Bill’s Home to an eclectic menu of seafood offerings on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar Eclectic grill and seafood menu in Hout Bay, South Africa
Edison Food + Drink Lab Eclectic and innovative gastropub using molecular gastronomy in Tampa, Florida
Enigma Restaurant Turkish culinary journey with an eclectic European twist In Dubai, UAE
Fiddlesticks Eclectic and innovative New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Kuneho (Formally Qui Restaurant) Eclectic global plates and sushi in Austin, Texas
O’Bistro A casual style bistro focusing on the Mediterranean and New American Cuisine with a small eclectic flair in St Petersburg, Florida 
Signature Restaurant Contemporary and elegant eclectic eatery in Sandton, South Africa 
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Squid Lips Eclectic and casual style seafood dishes in Melbourne, Florida 
The Test Kitchen Modern eclectic and Nouvelle Latin cuisine in Cape Town, South Africa
Tetsuya’s Eclectic French-Asian tasting menu restaurant in Sydney, Australia


Emirati Cuisine: 
a.k.a. Khaleeji (or lower Arab Peninsula) Cuisine
The modern diet of the United Arab Emirates is cosmopolitan, featuring dishes from many Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. A lot of people confuse Levantine food as being Emirati/Khaleeji but due to harsh desert conditions, the traditional food of the UAE uses a lot of meat, grain, and dairy.

A Taste of Dubai - The Oasis of Luxury I began dining in Dubai in 2009. This article covers the food scene and tourism (article coming soon) 
Aseelah A Modern Twist on Emirati Cuisine, at the Radisson Blu, Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE
Al Fanar Restaurant and Café Authentic Emirati Cuisine, Festival City, Dubai, UAE
Asail AlSham Sweets “Mastic” ice-cream in Deira Dubai, UAE
Heritage Desert Safari Sand dunning followed by traditional Emirati cuisine in a Beduin village, outside of Dubai, UAE (review coming soon)
Qwaider AlNabulsi Sweets and Restaurant Kunāfah specials and restaurant in Deira Dubai, UAE
Red Shrimp A Japanese / Emirati cuisine beach-style restaurant at Bur Juman Mall, Dubai, UAE 
Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE
Seven Sands Fresh, traditional, cultural; 7 regions for Seven Sands near the Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE

Siraj Restaurant The Emirates meets the Levant embracing Syrian flavors with Khaleeji in Dubai, UAE


English Cuisine: 
Also known as British Cuisine, or English with a blend
English cuisine encompasses the cooking styles, traditions, and recipes with wider British cuisine, partly through the importation of ingredients and ideas from North America, China, and India. British cuisine is the specific set of cooking traditions and practices associated with the United Kingdom. British cuisine has been described as “unfussy" dishes made with quality local ingredients, matched with simple sauces to accentuate flavor, rather than disguise it. 

Jack’s London Grill Casual British and Scottish cuisine and some Scottish favorites in St. Petersburg, Florida
Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Banquet of pastries and sandwiches at the Belmond, in Cape Town, South Africa 
The Chattaway  Old-school English-American Eatery with Authentic tea room in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Dickens Inn 1800s warehouse dockside style British pub, in London, UK 
The Ivy Modern British cuisine in art deco space, Theatre District, London, UK 
The Medieval Banquet Medieval-style British cuisine banquet plus 2-hour dinner show in London, UK
Wellington’s Lounge Relaxed bar and lounge with English cuisine at the Royal Ascot Hotel in Dubai, UAE
Wheeler’s of ST. James by Marco Pierre White Traditional British seafood spot in Dubai, UAE
Yeoman’s Cask and Lion Hip British-inspired and themed pub with microbrews in Tampa, Florida


European Cuisine: 
Continental, Western, or European twists
European cuisine, or Western cuisine, is a generalized term referring to the cuisines of Europe and other Western countries, including that of Russia, the Americas, Southern Africa, and Oceania, which derive substantial influence from European settlers in those regions.

Bon Appétit Waterfront Restaurant An Eclectic Blend of American and European Cuisine in Dunedin, Florida
Ecco Restaurant Seasonally inspired European fare at the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
Table 9 Stylish modern Spanish and global cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Creek in Deira Dubai, UAE
The Jungle Junction Zimbabwe and European buffet at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Wheeler’s of ST. James by Marco Pierre White Traditional British seafood spot in Dubai, UAE


European Twists: 
A world cuisine that infuses European traditional
Foods with a twist are intriguing changes to a set or classical item that you think would never change. They add 'pizzazz' as well as sophistication onto your table. Twists add innovation with artistic expression and new ideas to the food, similar to a fusion style but not necessarily eclectic in nature. 

Aubergine Restaurant Innovative East meets West concept in Cape Town, South Africa 
Enigma Restaurant Turkish culinary journey with an eclectic European twist In Dubai, UAE


Farm-to-Table Cuisine: also called Farm-to-Fork
Farm-to-table, farm-to-fork, or farm-to-school is a social movement that began in the 1990s, which promotes serving local food at restaurants and school cafeterias, preferably through direct acquisition from the producer (which might be a winery, brewery, ranch, fishery, or other type of food producer which is not strictly a “farm").

Bascom’s Chophouse A steakhouse that uses organic, hormone-free, and locally grown produce in Clearwater, Florida 
Beach House Florida style waterfront dining with Gulf-to-Table concepts, Bradenton Beach, Florida
Bistro at Biltmore Classy farm-to-table eatery in Asheville, North Carolina
FarmTable Cucina organic, sustainable, and local with a focus on Italian and New American themes in St. Petersburg, Florida
FarmTable Kitchen Casual Cal-Italian cuisine and chef tables in St. Petersburg, Florida
Food 101 Farm-to-table eatery offering Southern classics in Sandy Springs, Georgia 
Harvest Moon Café Farm-to-fork daily changing new American fare menu in Sonoma, California 
Jack Allen’s Kitchen Farm-to-fork upscale local chain for Southwestern cuisine in Austin, Texas
McCrady’s Tavern Acclaimed high-concept inspired farm-to-table tavern in Charleston, South Carolina


Fast Food Restaurants:
Fast food is a type of mass-produced food that is prepared and served very quickly. The food typically has less nutritionally valuable compared to other foods. It mainly refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out or take-away. Rarely do these restaurants use organic ingredients, and some tend to use the lowest quality ‘pink-slime’ products at the cheapest prices on the market.

Pat’s King of Steaks Home of the original cheesesteak in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Red Snapper Kiwi “fush n’ chups” takeaway restaurant in Sumner, New Zealand
The Varsity Iconic drive-in restaurant fair serving hot dogs and other American classics in Atlanta, Georgia
Waffle House A Southern 24/7 breakfast chain known for their hash browns, based in Atlanta, Georgia


Floribbean Cuisine: varying cuisine from Florida
Floribbean cuisine is found in varying forms in Florida restaurants The essence of what makes a particular dish "Floribbean" is similar to that of certain other aspects of variable Floridian culture: it is influenced by the American Indian tribes native to the area, along with immigrants from all over the world, but especially from Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Greece. Highlighted recipes include key lime pie, barbecue, tropical barbacoa, and smoked fish spreads.

Crabby Bill’s Home to an eclectic menu of seafood offerings on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Dining on Anna Maria Island Exploring the restaurant scene on Anna Maria Island, Florida
Marker 8 On The Water A Casual Floribbean Grille at the Beso Del Sol Resort in Dunedin, Florida
Miller’s Ale House Casual Floribbean and American pub chain; reviewed in Brandon, Florida
Sloppy Joe’s Bar A landmark bar/pub serving Floribbean and American classics since 1933 Key West, Florida
The Floridian Restaurant Modern and locally sourced café for southern grub in St. Augustine, Florida 
The Getaway A local chain serving Floribbean foods in an outdoor beach atmosphere, in St. Petersburg, Florida
Ulele Rustic chic for native American and Floridian fare in Tampa, Florida


Fondue: 
A Swiss Cuisine Restaurant Concept:
Fondue is melted cheese served in a communal pot (caquelon or fondue pot) over a portable stove (réchaud) heated with a candle or spirit lamp, and eaten by dipping bread into the cheese using long-stemmed forks. It was promoted as a Swiss national dish by the Swiss Cheese Union (Schweizerische Käseunion) in the 1930s and was popularized in North America in the 1960s.

The Melting Pot Casual Swiss fondue restaurant chain. Reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida


French Cuisine: 
Or cuisine with a French flair, Haute, Nouvelle + other articles on wine and Chef’s
14th-century writer “Taillevent,” wrote Le Viandier, explaining French cuisine concepts that were heavily influenced by the Italian city-states. Old French cuisine was codified in the twentieth century thanks to Auguste Escoffier becoming the modern French or Haute cuisine as it is known today.

Aria Restaurant Modern Australian haute cuisine in Sydney, Australia
Bistrot La Minette Charming French bistro with movie filmed terrace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bordeaux - A Sip and Taste Wine tours and restaurants in Bordeaux, France 
Cave Dubai A French-style wine bar at the Conrad Hotel, Downtown Dubai, UAE
Chef Bernard Loiseau Is Michelin at fault?
Fleur de Lys Lavish French-Californian by Hubert Keller in San Francisco, California
HobNob Restaurant French and Canadian cuisine at The Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
La Colombe Country-Style local ingredients w/French flair in Cape Town, South Africa
La Cote Basque Winehouse French and continental cuisine in Gulfport, Florida
La Petite Maison Relaxed French-Italian restaurant at the DFIC in Dubai, UAE
La TABLE de Joël Robuchon Haute French restaurant in Paris, France (Renamed L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon)
Laurent Tourondel / BLT Swanky French-American steakhouse fair with 14 restaurants
L’Ecrivain Seasonal Irish ingredients with full modern French gastronomic dining in Dublin, Ireland
Le Grand Chancelier Countryside French bistro in Cheverny, Loire Valley, France
Pierre’s Bistro and Bar a new concept by three starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Festival City, Dubai, UAE
Plantation Restaurant and Lounge French cuisine Dubai Marina, UAE (Renamed AOC French Brasserie)
Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire Posh and artful French cuisine + culinary experimentalism Dubai, UAE (Renamed Pierre’s Bistro)
Restaurant Le Gabriel Haute gastronomique French restaurant and bistro in Bordeaux, France
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Impeccably prepared French and Irish fine dining in Dublin, Ireland
Rostang, The French Brasserie Contemporary Parisian cuisine at Atlantis in Dubai, UAE
Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B) Bistro w/Southern and Lowcountry cuisine in Charleston, S. Carolina
Tetsuya’s Eclectic French-Asian tasting menu restaurant in Sydney, Australia
The Brasserie at the Café de Paris A Parisian style bistro rendezvous in Monte-Carlo, Monaco
The Dutch Kitchen Buffet of Dutch and French cuisine at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 
The French Laundry French-American fine dining restaurant in Yountville, California
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français African-French tasting menu in Franschhoek, South Africa
The Test Kitchen Modern eclectic and Nouvelle Latin cuisine in Cape Town, South Africa


Fusion Cuisine:
Fusion cuisine is a cuisine that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in innovations of many contemporary restaurant cuisines since the 1970s.

Iberian Rooster Colonial Portuguese fusion with tapas restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster - The second review of this colonial Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida 
Iberian Rooster Craft Cocktails, Drinks, and Desserts in this Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Junsui An eclectic taste and fusion of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE 
Level 11 Rooftop artisan fusion bistro at the Grand Plaza Hotel, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Level 11 - The second review of this fusion bistro on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Nitally’s A Fusion of Thai and Mexican Cuisine from a husband and wife team in St. Petersburg, Florida
Saké 23 Formally Souzou with a new name and same great vision in St. Petersburg, Florida
Souzou (Renamed Saké 23) An Asian-Fusion Gastro Pub with a twist on Izakaya style dining in St Petersburg, Florida
The Lemon Grass Casual fusion of Thai and Japanese with tapas portions in St Petersburg, Florida


Gastropub:
high-end Bar or Brewpub 
A gastropub or gastro-lounge is a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food. The term was coined in the 1990s by David Eyre and Mike Belben, but similar brewpubs existed during the 1980s.

Edison Food + Drink Lab Eclectic and innovative gastropub using molecular gastronomy in Tampa, Florida
Holeman and Finch Public House Modern gastropub and whole animal cookery in Atlanta, Georgia
Souzou (Renamed Saké 23) An Asian-Fusion Gastro Pub with a twist on Izakaya style dining in St Petersburg, Florida
Table Six Kitchen + Bar Casual American gastropub and elevated comfort foods in Canton, Ohio


German Cuisine:
The cuisine of Germany has evolved as a national cuisine with some regions like Bavaria and neighboring Swabia, sharing dishes with Austrian and Swiss cuisine. German restaurants have become the world's second-most decorated after France.

A Taste of Berlin Relaxed hangout serving German Grub in Brandon, Florida
Hausmann’s A Mixed German Bistro And Brasserie At Frankfort Airport, Frankfurt, Germany
Hofbräuhaus This classic chain German beer-hall and brewery makes its way to St. Petersburg, Florida 
Josty Bistro Eatery serving German regional cuisine at the Potsdamer Platz Sony Center in Berlin, Germany 
Old Castle Restaurant German specialties at a world-style tavern in Ruskin, Florida
Old Castle The second review was even better than the first visit to this German tavern in Ruskin, Florida
Restaurant Mark Brandenburg Sustainable and regional German cuisine at the Hilton in Berlin, Germany


Global Cuisine: 
Is sometimes called international cuisine, fusion, or eclectic
Global cuisine is practiced around the world, with a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions, often associated with a specific region, country or culture. To become a global cuisine, a local, regional or national cuisine must spread around the world, and its foods served worldwide. This is not to be confused with fusion or international cuisine, as those are recipes that blend foods from other cultures.

Alinea Highly creative New American molecular gastronomy tasting menus in Chicago, Illinois 
Annata (review coming soon)
At.mosphere Upscale fine dining global cuisine on the 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, UAE
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro Laid-back dockside spot for global eats in St. Petersburg, Florida
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro - The second review for this dockside spot global eats in St. Petersburg, Florida
Kuneho (Formally Qui Restaurant) Eclectic global plates and sushi in Austin, Texas
Nine One Five Globally accented tapas with innovative American fare in Key West, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Table 9 Stylish modern Spanish and global cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Creek in Deira Dubai, UAE 
Tradewinds Restaurant Local and international cuisine with a buffet in Sandton, South Africa


Grand Food And Beverage Dictionary, The:
22 articles covering every letter of the alphabet. This is your encyclopedia, dictionary, and reference source for all things related to food and beverage from around the world. Look up food and wine festivals, study country cuisine, regional dishes, spices, food history, cookbooks, wine vineyards, Chef’s, Government regulations, food safety, and much more…




Greek Cuisine:
Greek is a 4000-year-old style of Mediterranean cuisine and makes wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, wine, and meat. Other important ingredients include olives, cheese, eggplant, zucchini, lemon juice, vegetables, herbs, bread, and yogurt. The most commonly used grain is wheat; common dessert ingredients include nuts, honey, fruits, and phyllo pastry.

Acropolis Greek Taverna Modern café-tavern chain with Greek eats; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Costas Restaurant A casual bistro offering Greek favorites near the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, Florida
Costas Restaurant
Riverside Cafe An American & Greek Cafe on the banks of the Manatee River in Palmetto, Florida
Romano’s Greek and Italian Restaurant Casual Greek and Mediterranean dining in Brandon, Florida


Gulf-to-Table Cuisine:
Started in Florida’s Emerald Coast, in and around Destin. The Gulf-to-Table Movement is the concept of catching sustainable fresh wild fish from the Gulf Of Mexico and eating it within the same hour or part of the day it is caught. 

Beach House Florida style waterfront dining with Gulf-to-Table concepts, Bradenton Beach, Florida
RumFish Grill A Gulf-to-Table Seafood restaurant with 33k-gallon fish tank at the Tradewinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach, Florida
RumFish Grill The second review is based off two visits and a critic of the happy hour menu at the Tradewinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Snappers Sea Grill Seafood spot owned by local fisherman rated in the top 50 of Tampa Bay on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida


Hamburgers:
A burger is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun. It can contain variations other than ground beef, to include turkey, pork, bison, tofu, or vegetables. The recipe originated in Hamburg, Germany and first appeared in the United States as a Hamburg Steak in 1884.

Boulevard Burgers And Tap House A beachside burger joint for the carnivore connoisseur in St Pete Beach, Florida
Boulevard Burgers Second review of this burger joint for the carnivore connoisseur in St Pete Beach, Florida
FLIP Burger Boutique Hip burger chain with the space-age decor, reviewed in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia
Hamburger Mary’s A San Fransisco Burger joint chain started in 1972 with 19 locations reviewed in Clearwater, Florida
Holeman and Finch Public House Modern gastropub and whole animal cookery in Atlanta, Georgia 
Punky’s Bar and Grill Casual LGBT bar and burger joint in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Avenue Eat + Drink Rustic restaurant known for its burgers in St. Petersburg, Florida


Haute Cuisine: 
High cooking or Grande Cuisine - typically French:
Haute cuisine or Grande cuisine refers to the cuisine of "high level" establishments, gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels. Haute cuisine is characterized by meticulous preparation and careful presentation of food, at a high price level, perhaps accompanied by expensive wines. Georges Auguste Escoffier is a central figure in the modernization of haute cuisine as of about 1900, which became known as “cuisine classique.” Haute cuisine now includes foods prepared outside of French cuisine styles.

Aria Restaurant Modern Australian haute cuisine in Sydney, Australia 
La TABLE de Joël Robuchon Haute French restaurant in Paris, France (Renamed L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon)
Restaurant Le Gabriel Haute gastronomique French restaurant and bistro in Bordeaux, France
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Impeccably prepared French and Irish fine dining in Dublin, Ireland


Hawaiian Cuisine:
The cuisine of Hawaii incorporates five distinct styles of food reflecting the diverse food history of settlement and immigration in the Hawaiian Islands. These include native, Polynesian, American, European, and New England 

Kona Grill Sleek chain with Hawaiian menu + sushi, reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Ohana Hawaiian Cafe Casual Hawaiian Island fare from Poke to Poi in Milwaukie, Oregon


Hot Dog Restaurants:
A hot dog, or frankfurter, frank, or wiener, originated in the Frankfurt region of Germany in the 13th century. It is a cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed, or boiled and served in a partially sliced bun. Around 1870, on Coney Island, German immigrant Charles Feltman began selling sausages in rolls as the first American hot dog.

The Varsity Iconic drive-in restaurant fair serving hot dogs and other American classics in Atlanta, Georgia


Hotel Restaurants And Events:
The term "hospitality" derives from "hospice," meaning a place of rest for travelers and pilgrims. Inns initially offered only basic facilities, but then in the Seventeenth century, as competition grew, they began providing more services that included dining. Today most hotels offer some form of a dining experience, from a continental breakfast to a sit-down restaurant. A few even offer Michelin and San Pellegrino worlds best-rated restaurants inside them. Here is a list of hotel restaurant reviews on Wine dine and Play:

725 South Casual American eats at The Westin Tampa Harbour Island, Tampa, Florida 
Alex Restaurant Eclectic Irish cuisine in Dublin, Ireland (Renamed The Coburg Brasserie) 
Armani / Amal A tasting tour of India at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai, UAE 
Aseelah A Modern Twist on Emirati Cuisine, at the Radisson Blu, Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE 
Ashiana The first Indian fine dining restaurant at Sheraton Dubai Creek, Garhoud, Dubai, UAE 
At.mosphere Upscale fine dining global cuisine on the 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, UAE 
BiCE Restaurant Acclaimed upmarket classic with innovative Italian at the Dubai Marina in Dubai, UAE
Bongos Bar and Grille Eclectic beachfront bistro, Cuban and American cuisine, in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan 
Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse Rodízio buffet and churrascaria in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
Bridge Street Bistro Third-floor terrace seafood-centric New American dining, Bradenton Beach, Florida
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Castile Restaurant Med-Latin and tapas café with 360 views at the Hotel Zamora, in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Cave Dubai A French Style wine bar at the Conrad Hotel, Downtown Dubai, UAE 
Dragon-Con 2008 Yearly science fiction convention at the Hyatt, Hilton and other hotels, Atlanta Georgia 
Enigma Restaurant Turkish culinary journey with a European twist In Dubai, UAE
Frevo Restaurant Authentic churrascaria dining at the Fairmont on Palm Island, Dubai, UAE
Fugitives Drift Lodge and Zulu Battlefields African cuisine buffet, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gaia Restaurant Organic and sustainable concept in American Canyon, California (Renamed Table 29 Bistro and Bar
Grill 225 Top 10 American fine-dining ornate chophouse, Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina
HobNob Restaurant French and Canadian cuisine at The Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada 
Inka A journey through the culinary heritage of Peru, Located in the Sofitel Hotel, Dubai, UAE 
Jack Dusty’s Nautical themed eatery with crafted cocktails and raw bar at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota Florida 
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE 
Key West Food and Wine Festival Multi-day festival and tasting in Key West, Florida 
Laurent Tourondel / BLT Swanky French-American steakhouse fair with 14 restaurants 
Leopard Hills Lodge Safari’s with contemporary African cuisine in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Level 11 Rooftop artisan fusion bistro at the Grand Plaza Hotel, in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Lobby at Twelve Boutique hotel bistro, new American, and Southern favorites at Atlantic Station, Atlanta 
Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Banquet of pastries and sandwiches at the Belmond, in Cape Town, South Africa 
Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen Vibrant pan-Indian cuisine in Slough, United Kingdom 
Pachanga Restaurant Blend of Argentinean and Brazilian cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Marina, UAE 
Panfilo’s Bar and Grill Bar and Grill with hotel buffet at the Sheraton East, Tampa, Florida 
Periscope Restaurant American cuisine in the Magnuson Hotel, Marina Cove, St Petersburg, Florida
Pierre’s Bistro and Bar a new concept by three starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Festival City, Dubai, UAE 
Plantation Restaurant and Lounge French cuisine Dubai Marina, UAE (Renamed AOC French Brasserie
Ponte Vecchio Fine dining Italian classics in the Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
Reflections Bar and Grill American favorites in the Westin Hotel at the airport in Detroit, Michigan 
Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire Posh and artful French cuisine + culinary experimentalism Dubai, UAE (Renamed Pierre’s Bistro)
Restaurant Mark Brandenburg Sustainable and regional German cuisine at the Hilton in Berlin, Germany 
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Impeccably prepared French and Irish fine dining in Dublin, Ireland 
Rock 'N' Raw Asian restaurant with sushi at the Hard Rock Casino, Tampa, Florida 
Rostang, The French Brasserie Contemporary Parisian cuisine at Atlantis in Dubai, UAE 
Rowe Bar Cool cocktails and coastal eats at the Loews Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Sea-Guini Chic restaurant with seafood and Italian-inspired cuisine in Clearwater Beach, Florida  
Signal Restaurant Contemporary Cape Malay and Dutch cuisine, Cape Town, South Africa
Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro Buzzy seafood spot and 360-degree views in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Sunset Terrace A classic outdoor American chophouse at Omni Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina 
Sushi Sleek Japanese eatery with sushi/sashimi at The Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE 
Table 9 Stylish modern Spanish and global cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Creek in Deira Dubai, UAE 
The Biltmore Dining Room Seasonal American cuisine in Asheville, North Carolina 
The Boma - Dinner and Drum Show Taste of tribal Zimbabwe cuisine in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Jungle Junction Zimbabwe and European buffet at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Tap Room Lively Bar and Grill at the Hollander Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida 
The Zink Kitchen + Bar Modern and sleek American cuisine in Centennial, Colorado 
Thiptara Al fresco Thai cuisine focusing on Bangkok-style seafood at the Address, Dubai, UAE
Tirquaz Bistro and Garden Lounge  W. Asian, N. African, and European dishes in Bur Dubai, UAE 
Tradewinds Restaurant Local and international cuisine in Sandton, South Africa
Tradewinds Bar Crawl A bar and restaurant hop at the Tradewinds Resorts on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Watermark Restaurant Elegant seasonal continental cuisine in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Wellington’s Lounge Relaxed bar and lounge with English cuisine at the Royal Ascot Hotel in Dubai, UAE


Indian Cuisine:
Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic or religious groups, and occupations, these cuisines vary substantially from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. The cuisine styles change every 50 kilometers according to Chef Gaggan Anand.

A Taste of India Casual curries of North and South India with full lunch buffet in Brandon, Florida 
Armani / Amal A tasting tour of India at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai, UAE
Ashiana The first Indian fine dining restaurant in Dubai at the Sheraton Dubai Creek, Garhoud, Dubai, UAE 
Clay Oven Modest choice for South Asian cuisine and Western favorites in St. Petersburg, Florida
Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen Vibrant pan-Indian Street-Style cuisine in Slough, United Kingdom


Indonesian / Javanese Cuisine:
Indonesian cuisine is one of the most vibrant and colorful cuisines in the world, full of intense flavor. Many regional cuisines exist including Javanese, Sumatran, and Moluccas which are often based upon indigenous cultures plus foreign influences. These often include Middle Eastern and Indian influences, featuring curried meat and vegetables such as gulai and curry, while Javanese cuisine is mostly indigenous, with some hint of Chinese influence such as noodles, spring rolls, and meatballs. The cuisines of Eastern Indonesia are similar to Polynesian and Melanesian cuisine.

Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida


Irish Cuisine:
Irish cuisine is the style of cooking that originated from Ireland or was developed by the Irish people. It has evolved from centuries of social and political change, and the mixing of the different cultures in Ireland, predominantly the English and Irish. Lamb, pork, potatoes, and cabbage are highlighted in many dishes.

Alex Restaurant Eclectic Irish cuisine in Dublin, Ireland (RenamedThe Coburg Brasserie)
Freckled Fin Irish Pub Traditional pub with true Irish menu, not Americanized-Irish food in Holmes Beach, Florida
Gilroy’s Bistro serving Irish cuisine at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland (RENAMED 1837 BAR AND BRASSERIE)
Irish Flag Vegetable Medley A recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, Irish patriotism, or any time of the year 
L’Ecrivain Seasonal Irish ingredients with full modern French gastronomic dining in Dublin, Ireland
O'Brien's Irish Pub Convivial sports bar with Irish pub grub in Brandon, Florida
O'Brien's Irish Pub - The second review for this Irish pub in Brandon, Florida
O’Maddy’s Bar and Grille Waterfront American eats and drinks in Gulfport, Florida
O’Maddy’s Bar And Grille  The second review of this waterfront bar in Gulfport, Florida
O’Maddy’s The third review with lobster as the focus for the meal in Gulfport, Florida 
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Impeccably prepared French and Irish fine dining in Dublin, Ireland


Italian Cuisine:
Italian cuisine is noted for its regional diversity, especially between the northern and the southern Italian peninsula. It offers an abundance of taste and is one of the most popular in the world. It has influenced several cuisines around the world chiefly that of the United States.

Alioto’s Restaurant Historic restaurant serving Sicilian-infused seafood in San Francisco, California
BiCE Restaurant Acclaimed upmarket classic with innovative Italian at the Dubai Marina in Dubai, UAE
BRIO Tuscan Grille Relaxed Tuscan-inspired Italian chain eatery, reviewed in Sarasota, Florida
FarmTable Cucina organic, sustainable, and local with a focus on Italian and New American themes in St. Petersburg, Florida
FarmTable Kitchen Casual Cal-Italian cuisine and chef tables in St. Petersburg, Florida
Feola’s Italian Ristorante Relaxed eatery for pizza and pasta in Treasure Island, Florida
Feola’s Restaurant - The second article of this eatery in the Thunderbird Resort in Treasure Island, Florida
Gratzzi Italian Grille Traditional and classic Italian plates in St. Petersburg, Florida
Gratzzi Italian Grille - The second review for this classic Italian eatery in St. Petersburg, Florida
Gino’s East Pizzeria Chain serving Chicago-style deep dish pizza and other Italian eats in Chicago, Illinois
Gino’s Restaurant and Bar Old-school and modern genial Italian eatery in Tampa, Florida
Greystone Restaurant Italian CIA School restaurant in Calistoga, California (Renamed Gatehouse Restaurant
La Petite Maison Relaxed French-Italian restaurant at the DFIC in Dubai, UAE
Locale Seasonal Northern Italian at the De Bortoli Winery in the Yarra Valley, Australia 
Noble Crust Modern contemporary Italian and Southern dishes in St Petersburg, Florida
Pia’s Trattoria Tuscan-themed old-school Italian restaurant In Gulfport, Florida
Pizza Republica Trendy Italian trattoria and pizza restaurant in Centennial, Colorado
Ponte Vecchio Fine dining Italian classics in the Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Portofino’s A family-owned Italian Restaurant near Maximo serving great pizza in St. Petersburg, Florida
Portofino’s Second review of this family-owned Italian Restaurant near Maximo in St. Petersburg, Florida
Prato Rustic Italian bistro with modern takes on classic dishes in Winter Park, Florida
Roberto’s Ristorante A walk into the Piemonte with a contemporary twist at the DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Romano’s Greek and Italian Restaurant Casual Greek and Mediterranean dining in Brandon, Florida
Sea-Guini Chic restaurant with seafood and Italian-inspired cuisine in Clearwater Beach, Florida 
The Garlic An old world approach to Italian with Mediterranean classics in New Smyrna Beach, Florida


Japanese Cuisine: 
Also, see the sushi section for more detail on that specific food offering
Japanese cuisine encompasses the regional and traditional foods of Japan, which have developed through centuries of social and economic changes. The traditional cuisine of Japan (washoku) is based on its emphasis on seasonal ingredients.

5A5 Steak Lounge Modern Japanese steakhouse with chic design in San Francisco, California 
Ambrosia Japanese restaurant and saké bar with sushi in Key West, Florida
Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio
Blue Fugu Japanese Steakhouse Table-side Hibachi with a sushi bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Hooks Sushi Bar creative & delicious sushi + pan-Asian regional menu of Thailand, Japan, Korea, and China cuisine in St. Petersburg, Florida
Ichicoro Ane Izakaya Japanese restaurant focusing on ramen bowls at the Station House in St. Petersburg, Florida
Island Ocean Star A family owned sushi house and marina in the City of Anna Maria, Florida, USA 
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Kuneho (Formally Qui Restaurant) Eclectic global plates and sushi in Austin, Texas
Morimoto Asia Japanese and upscale pan-Asian fare with sushi at Disney Springs Orlando, Florida
Osaka Sushi and Thai Restaurant Thai and Japanese fare including sushi in Seminole, Florida
Osaka Sushi Thai Restaurant - The second review of this Seminole, Florida restaurant in May 2017
P.F. Chang’s A ‘farm to wok’ concept Asian chain reviewed at the Tampa International Airport, Florida
Red Shrimp A Japanese / Emirati cuisine beach-style restaurant at Bur Juman Mall, Dubai, UAE 
Saké 23 Formally Souzou with a new name and same great vision in St. Petersburg, Florida
Sila Thai Restaurant A family owned traditional Thai restaurant with an impressive menu in Saint Petersburg, Florida
Souzou (Now Saké 23) An Asian-Fusion Gastro Pub with a twist on Izakaya style dining in St Petersburg, Florida
Sushi Sleek Japanese eatery with sushi/sashimi at The Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE  
The Lemon Grass Casual fusion of Thai and Japanese with tapas portions in St Petersburg, Florida
Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida
Zuma Contemporary Japanese restaurant, sushi, and cocktail mixology in Dubai, UAE


Jordanian Cuisine: 
Includes Levantine/Ottoman cuisine/Bilad al-Sham and Mashriq
There is a wide variety of techniques used in Jordanian cuisine. It is common to do lots of roasting or preparing foods with special sauces. They are heavily influenced by Levant or Levantine cuisine which holds similar traits with Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese, and Ottoman styles of cookery. 

Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Sufra Restaurant Traditional and authentic Jordanian cuisine in Amman, Jordan


Korean Cuisine:
Originating from ancient agricultural and nomadic traditions, the Korean peninsula and southern Manchuria, Korean cuisine has evolved and is largely based on rice, vegetables, and meats. Traditional Korean meals are noted for the number of side dishes (반찬; banchan) that accompany them. Kimchi is almost always served at every meal.

Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio 
Hooks Sushi Bar creative & delicious sushi + pan-Asian regional menu of Thailand, Japan, Korea, and China cuisine in St. Petersburg, Florida
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Morimoto Asia Japanese and upscale pan-Asian fare with sushi at Disney Springs Orlando, Florida
Norovirus at the Olympics The South Korean 2018 winter games get hit with 1000+ cases of this foodborne illness. 
Saké 23 Formally Souzou with a new name and same great vision in St. Petersburg, Florida
Souzou (Renamed Saké 23) An Asian-Fusion Gastro Pub with a twist on Izakaya style dining in St Petersburg, Florida
Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida


Latin Cuisine:
Latin American cuisine from central, and South America, or Hispanic Islands in the Caribbean 
Latin cuisine refers to typical foods, beverages, and cooking styles common to many of the countries and cultures in Latin America (Central and South America), and the Latin Caribbean Islands.

Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse Rodízio buffet and churrascaria in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
Castile Restaurant Med-Latin and tapas café with 360 views at the Hotel Zamora, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Coya A Peruvian chain restaurant that takes you on a journey of the five senses in Dubai, UAE 
El Jibarita Casual, local, and traditional Puerto Rican cuisine, Old San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, USA
Fogo de Chão Upscale Brazilian fair with 49 locations. Review based in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia 
Frevo Restaurant Authentic churrascaria dining at the Fairmont on Palm Island, Dubai, UAE
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine A recreation of Mexican comfort foods in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine Lunch at this comfort Mexican restaurant serving classic Latin dishes in St. Petersburg, Florida
Green Lemon A modern hangout offering upbeat Mexican menu & drinks for brunch, lunch & dinner in Tampa, Florida
Güero's Taco Bar Landmark Mexican restaurant on Congress Ave. in Austin, Texas
Hablo Taco Mexican-blend joint known for tacos and margaritas in Tampa, Florida 
Inka A journey through the culinary heritage of Peru, Located in the Sofitel Hotel, Dubai, UAE
INKANTO Authentic and traditional Peruvian cuisine in Sarasota Florida 
Nitally’s A Fusion of Thai and Mexican Cuisine from a husband and wife team in St. Petersburg, Florida 
Nueva Cantina Vibrant, Authentic, and contemporary Mexican cuisine in St Petersburg, Florida
Nueva Cantina - The second article from that “Mexican Place” in St Petersburg, Florida, October 2017 
Nueva Cantina Third article of this local contemporary Mexican restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida, August 2018
Pachanga Restaurant Blend of Argentinean and Brazilian cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Marina, UAE 
Peruvian Cuisine Andes, Amazon, and Lima - A culinary tour with recipes and history 
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
The Test Kitchen Modern eclectic and Nouvelle Latin cuisine in Cape Town, South Africa


Lebanese Cuisine:
Modern Lebanese cuisine is a Middle Eastern cuisine influenced by the French. It includes an abundance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, starches, fresh fish, and seafood; animal fats are consumed sparingly. Poultry is eaten more often than red meat. When red meat is eaten it is usually lamb on the coast and goat meat in the mountain regions. Lebanese cuisine is an ancient one and part of the Levantine cuisine. Many dishes in the Lebanese cuisine can be traced back thousands of years to eras of the Roman and Phoenician rule.

Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan


Levant Cuisine: 
aka Levantine/Ottoman cuisine / Bilad al-Sham and Mashriq
Levantine cuisine is the traditional cuisine of the Levant, known in Arabic as the Bilad ash-Sham and Mashriq. This region shared many culinary traditions with Ottoman cuisine before and during the Turkish-Ottoman Empire, and it continues to carry an influentially mainstream character in a majority of the dishes today. It is found in the modern states of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria, and parts of southern Turkey.

Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan 
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Enigma Restaurant Turkish culinary journey with a European twist In Dubai, UAE
Siraj Restaurant The Emirates meets the Levant embracing Syrian flavors with Khaleeji in Dubai, UAE
Sufra Restaurant Traditional and authentic Jordanian cuisine in Amman, Jordan


Lowcountry Cuisine: 
South Carolina, Georgia Coast Cuisine styles
Lowcountry cuisine is traditionally associated with the South Carolina Lowcountry and the Georgia coasts of the United States. While it shares features with Southern cooking, its geography, demographics, and culture pushed its culinary identity in a different direction from its neighbor regions. With its rich diversity of seafood from the coastal estuaries, its concentration of wealth in Charleston and Savannah, and a vibrant African cuisine influence (Gullah), Lowcountry cooking has strong parallels with New Orleans and Cajun cuisine.

A Taste of Charleston The very definition of Lowcountry cuisine, with a unique blend of Southern American, African, and Caribbean fare (review coming soon)
High Cotton A refined eatery with Lowcountry fare and Southern brunch in Charleston, South Carolina
Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B) Bistro w/Southern and Lowcountry cuisine in Charleston, South Carolina


Mediterranean Cuisine:
Mediterranean cuisine represents the foods and methods of preparation by people of the Mediterranean Basin region, primarily to the Southern European countries of Portuguese, Spanish, Provençal French, Italian, Sicilian, Greek, Cretan, and can include elements of North African and The Fertile Crescent. These areas include Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian, Israeli, Turkish-Ottoman, and Syrian cuisines.  

Castile Restaurant Med-Latin and tapas café with 360 views at the Hotel Zamora, in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Chill Restaurant and Bar New American cuisine, tapas, and exotic cocktails in St. Pete Beach
Ecco Restaurant Seasonally inspired European fare at the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
Iberian Rooster Colonial Portuguese fusion with tapas restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster The second article of this colonial Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster Craft Cocktails, Drinks, and Desserts in this Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Muse Italian villa with classic Mediterranean dishes and wine bar in Charleston, South Carolina 
O’Bistro A casual style bistro focusing on the Mediterranean and New American Cuisine with a small eclectic flair in St Petersburg, Florida
Rioja Creatively presented high-energy Mediterranean fare in Denver, Colorado
Romano’s Greek and Italian Restaurant Casual Greek and Mediterranean dining in Brandon, Florida
Table 9 Stylish modern Spanish and global cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Creek in Deira Dubai, UAE
The Garlic An old world approach to Italian with Mediterranean classics in New Smyrna Beach, Florida


Mexican Cuisine: 
Or a Mexican blend with a mix of something/anything else
Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish, with elements added after their conquest of the Aztec Empire in the sixteenth century. The staples are native foods, such as corn, beans, avocados, tomatoes, and chili peppers, expanded greatly after the European occupation which introduced rice, cheese, and domesticated animals. African and Asian influences were also introduced into the mixture during this era as a result of African slavery in New Spain and the Manila-Acapulco Galleons. Over the centuries, regional cuisines based on local customs reverted back to ancient ways while incorporating the new European foods, and areas such as those in Oaxaca, Veracruz, and the Yucatán Peninsula took on a new identity which resulted in traditional Mexican cuisine being inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010. Not all Mexican is created equal, as a good portion of American Mexican restaurants is a blend of Tex-Mex or “Gringo” Mexican with less flavor and spice.

Benji’s Cantina An innovative approach to Tex-Mex cuisine in Austin, Texas
Besito Mexican Restaurant Creative Mexican-blend eats chain; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant A casual local chain for traditional meals in Pinellas Park, Florida
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine A recreation of Mexican comfort foods in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine Lunch at this comfort Mexican restaurant serving classic Latin dishes in St. Petersburg, Florida
Green Lemon A modern hangout offering upbeat Mexican menu & drinks for brunch, lunch & dinner in Tampa, Florida
Güero's Taco Bar Landmark Mexican restaurant on Congress Ave. in Austin, Texas
Hablo Taco Mexican-blend joint known for tacos and margaritas in Tampa, Florida
Nitally’s A Fusion of Thai and Mexican Cuisine from a husband and wife team in St. Petersburg, Florida 
Nueva Cantina Vibrant, authentic, and contemporary Mexican cuisine in St Petersburg, Florida
Nueva Cantina - The second article from that “Mexican Place” in St Petersburg, Florida, October 2017
Nueva Cantina Third article of this local contemporary Mexican restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida, August 2018
Poppo's Taqueria Gourmet organic Taqueria Street Food, City of Anna Maria Island, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Wipeout Bar and Grill Surf shack theme with California and Mexican cuisine in San Francisco, California


Milanese Cuisine: 
also known as Lombard cuisine or Northern Italian cuisine
Milanese cuisine is the regional cuisine of Lombardy is heavily based upon ingredients like maize, rice, pork, butter, and lard. Despite being a form of Italian cuisine, Lombard food, like other cuisines of Northern Italy trends towards heartier, richer dishes, perhaps influenced by the colder climate and the proximity to Switzerland or Austria. Some of the most common local dishes you might see on a menu include risotto, Cotoletta, and Ossobuco. 

Gratzzi Italian Grille Traditional and classic Italian plates in St. Petersburg, Florida
Gratzzi Italian Grille The second review for this classic Italian eatery in St. Petersburg, Florida
Roberto’s Ristorante A walk into the Piemonte with a contemporary twist at the DIFC, Dubai, UAE


Molecular Cuisine: 
Also known as Molecular Gastronomy, modernist cuisine, and experimental 
Molecular gastronomy is a sub-discipline of food science that seeks to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking. Its program includes three axes, as cooking was recognized to have three components, which are social, artistic and technical. Molecular cuisine is a modern style of cooking and takes advantage of many technical innovations from the scientific disciplines. The term was coined in 1988 by Nicholas Kurti and Hervé This. Some chefs associated with the term choose to reject its use, preferring other terms such as Multi-sensory cooking, Modernist cuisine, culinary physics, Avant-Garde cuisine, or experimental cuisine.

Alinea Highly creative New American molecular gastronomy tasting menus in Chicago, Illinois
Edison Food + Drink Lab Eclectic and innovative gastropub using molecular gastronomy in Tampa, Florida
Kuneho (Formally Qui Restaurant) Eclectic global plates and sushi in Austin, Texas
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Vue de Monde Elegant modern Australian with molecular gastronomic dining in Melbourne, Australia


New American Cuisine:
Also known as Modern American cuisine, or Contemporary American cuisine, the term "New American" refers to the wave of modernized cooking predominantly served at upscale fine dining restaurants that began in the 1980s. It is generally a type of fusion cuisine which assimilates flavors from the melting pot of traditional American cooking techniques and mixes it with foreign and sometimes molecular gastronomy components. There is an innovative use of seasoning and sauces, originally based on French, and Nouvelle cuisine, and it has progressed to include elements of Asian, Latin American, Mediterranean, and other cuisines.

Alinea Highly creative New American molecular gastronomy tasting menus in Chicago, Illinois 
Birch & Vine a local, organic, and top dining destination at the Birchwood in St. Petersburg, Florida
Brick and Mortar Rustic-chic new American dining in St. Petersburg, Florida
Bridge Street Bistro Third-floor terrace seafood-centric New American dining, Bradenton Beach, Florida
Cat Cora's Kitchen Organic new American tapas restaurant in Atlanta Airport Terminal A 
Chill Restaurant and Bar New American cuisine, tapas, and exotic cocktails in St. Pete Beach
Ciro's Speakeasy and Supper Club Prohibition-themed new American cuisine in Tampa, Florida
Harvest Moon Café Farm-to-Fork daily changing new American fare menu in Sonoma, California
Jekyll Island Seafood Company New American seafood restaurant, Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
Lobby at Twelve Boutique hotel bistro, new American, and Southern favorites at Atlantic Station, Atlanta 
Mad Fish A casual Gourmet American Cuisine restaurant in a Retro-Style Diner in St Pete Beach, Florida 
Moshulu New American dining on a restored ship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
O’Bistro A casual style bistro focusing on the Mediterranean and New American Cuisine with a small eclectic flair in St Petersburg, Florida Samantha’s Restaurant Mellow new American dishes in North Canton, Ohio 
Sandbar Restaurant A Chef driven seafood restaurant in the  City of Anna Maria Island, Florida
The Mad Hatter Waterfront upscale new American cuisine on Sanibel Island, Florida 
The Mill Restaurant New American fare with a southern spin in St. Petersburg, Florida
Waterfront Restaurant and Craft Bar, Global seafood with a comfortable feel, City of Anna Maria, Florida
Waterfront Restaurant Second review of this island global seafood restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Florida
Waterfront Restaurant Third review of this top-rated seafood restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Florida
Z Grille Colorfully inspired twists on American classics in St. Petersburg, Florida
Zinc Bistro and Bar Southwestern-inspired new American fare in San Antonio, Texas


New England Cuisine: 
New England cuisine is an American cuisine which originated in the New England region of the United States. It is characterized by extensive use of seafood and dairy products, which results from its historical reliance on its seaports and fishing industry, as well as extensive dairy farming in inland regions. This area of American cuisine influence includes Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut

Cape Cod Room Classic New England cuisine at the Drake Hotel Chicago, Illinois 
Lucky’s Lounge slick lounge with a cool retro vibe at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts
Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar Laid-back Cape Cod-style seafood restaurant in Austin, Texas


New Zealand Cuisine: 
Also known as Kiwi cuisine
New Zealand cuisine is largely driven by local ingredients and seasonal variations. An island nation with a primarily agricultural economy, New Zealand yields produces from land and sea. Similar to the cuisine of Australia, Kiwi is a diverse British-based cuisine, with Mediterranean and Pacific Rim influences as the country becomes more cosmopolitan. Modern New Zealand cuisine is also referred to by a modern art movement from the 1960s called Antipodean, which is seen on menus in restaurants like The Ledbury in London, UK.

Cook'n' With Gas Bistro High end bistro with modern “Kiwi” cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
Fiddlesticks Eclectic and innovative New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
Harlequin Public House Bistro serving contemporary "Kiwi" cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
Red Snapper Kiwi “fush n’ chups” takeaway restaurant in Sumner, New Zealand 
Regatta on Avon Bar, pub grub and "Kiwi" cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand 
The Brewer’s Arms Pub style "Kiwi" cuisine in Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand 
The Pegasus Arms Casual tavern serving contemporary "Kiwi" cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand


Nouvelle Cuisine - “New French Cuisine
Nouvelle cuisine was pioneered by Chef Paul Bocuse (1927-2018) and offers a modern approach to the cooking of French cuisine by focusing on fresh products with the use of less butter and cream. It is in contrast to cuisine classique, an older form of Haute French cuisine. Nouvelle cuisine is characterized by lighter, more delicate dishes, and has an increased emphasis on presentation. 

The French Laundry French-American fine dining restaurant in Yountville, California 
The Test Kitchen Modern eclectic and Nouvelle Latin cuisine in Cape Town, South Africa


Organic Cuisine:
All food used to be organic until the use of chemicals were introduced in the 1930s, followed by growth hormones in animals and Genetically modified organisms (GMO). At the turn of the twenty-first century a movement began to go back to eating healthier, greener, and more sustainable foods ie organic. The USDA has established strict government standards for its organic food certification program and dictates how food is grown and processed.

Bascom’s Chophouse A steakhouse that uses organic, hormone-free, and locally grown produce in Clearwater, Florida 
Birch & Vine a local, organic, and top dining destination at the Birchwood in St. Petersburg, Florida
Cat Cora's Kitchen Organic new American tapas restaurant in Atlanta Airport Terminal A
FarmTable Cucina organic, sustainable, and local with a focus on Italian and New American themes in St. Petersburg, Florida
First Watch Café chain for health-minded breakfast, brunch, and lunch; reviewed in Tampa, Florida 
First Watch The second review of this organic breakfast café in Tampa, Florida
Gaia Restaurant In American Canyon, California (Renamed Table 29 Bistro and Bar)
Harvest Market An organic sandwich shop at the D-Concourse of Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Poppo's Taqueria Gourmet organic Taqueria Street Food, City of Anna Maria Island, Florida


Pakistani Cuisine:
Pakistani cuisine is a refined blend of various regional cooking traditions of South Asia. Pakistani cuisine is part of the greater South Asian and Central Asian Cuisines due to its geographic location. As a result of the Mughal legacy, Pakistan also mutually inherited many recipes and dishes from that era alongside India especially Punjab and Sindh

Armani / Amal A tasting tour of India at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai, UAE


Peruvian Cuisine:
Peruvian cuisine reflects local practices and ingredients, including influences from the indigenous population of Inca and cuisines brought in with immigrants from Europe, Asia, and West Africa. Without the familiar ingredients from their home countries, immigrants modified their traditional cuisines by using ingredients available in Peru. The four traditional staples of Peruvian cuisine are corn, potatoes, and other tubers, Amaranthaceaes (quinoa, kañiwa, and kiwicha) and legumes (beans and lupins).

Coya A Peruvian chain restaurant that takes you on a journey of the five senses in Dubai, UAE
Inka A journey through the culinary heritage of Peru, Located in the Sofitel Hotel, Dubai, UAE
INKANTO Authentic and traditional Peruvian cuisine in Sarasota Florida
Peruvian Cuisine Andes, Amazon, and Lima - A culinary tour with recipes and history


Peruvian Recipe Articles:
Ají Verde Sauce A traditional Peruvian green chili sauce recipe served with chicken dishes
Chupe de Camarones A thick hearty chowder made with shrimp, potato, and legumes in Peru
Limean Carapulcra A Peruvian pork and potato stew recipe
Lomo Saltado A Peruvian chifa beef stir fry with potatoes and soy
Papa Rellena Peruvian fried stuffed potatoes recipe
Peruvian Rice (Arroz Peruano) Long grained rice seasoned with lemon juice, and Ortega chilies
Pollo a la Brasa Peruvian blackened chicken or rotisserie chicken with chili sauce marinades
Suspiro a la Limeña Silky Peruvian dulce de leche custard with Port meringue dessert recipe


Pizza:
Pizza is a yeasted flatbread typically topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and baked in an oven. It is commonly topped with a selection of meats, vegetables, and condiments. The term pizza was first recorded in the tenth century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta. Modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish and its variants have since become popular and common in many areas of the world.

91 Wood Fire Oven Refined rustic American fare in Canton, Ohio 
Base Woodfired Pizza A Re-Start business at “Little High Eatery” in Christchurch, New Zealand
California Pizza Kitchen Chain eatery for creative pies; Reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Feola’s Italian Ristorante Relaxed eatery for pizza and pasta in Treasure Island, Florida
Feola’s Restaurant - The second article of this eatery in the Thunderbird Resort in Treasure Island, Florida
Gino’s East Pizzeria Chain serving Chicago-style deep dish pizza and other Italian eats in Chicago, Illinois 
Home Slice Pizza Thin-crust New York style pizza restaurant in Austin, Texas
MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza A non-GMO Neapolitan style chain pizzeria in 10 states. Reviewed in St Petersburg, Florida
Napoletana Pizzeria Wood-burned stone oven pizza restaurant at the Dubai Marina, UAE
Noble Crust Modern contemporary Italian and Southern dishes in St Petersburg, Florida
Pizza Republica Trendy Italian trattoria and pizza restaurant in Centennial, Colorado
Red Hills Market Country style market and café w/craft beer in Willamette, Oregon
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with a beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Winnie Bagoes Gourmet Pizza Bar Pizza with traditional Kiwi cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand


Portuguese Cuisine:
Despite being relatively restricted to an Atlantic sustenance, Portuguese cuisine has many Mediterranean influences. Portuguese cuisine is famous for seafood. The influence of Portugal's former colonial possessions is also notable, especially in the wide variety of spices used.

Iberian Rooster Colonial Portuguese fusion with tapas restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster - The second article of this colonial Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster Craft Cocktails, Drinks, and Desserts in this Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida


Pub Grub: 
Also gastropub, or gastro-lounge 
A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks dated back to Roman Taverns, which traditionally include beer, ale, and cider. It is a relaxed, social drinking establishment and a prominent part of British, Irish, Breton, New Zealand, Canadian, South African and Australian cultures. Pub grub is a slang term for the food served at a pub or bar. Usually, it is fast food, grilled or deep-fried. Salty popcorn is often offered for free to encourage drinking.

Holeman and Finch Public House Modern gastropub and whole animal cookery in Atlanta, Georgia
Freckled Fin Irish Pub Traditional pub with true Irish menu, not Americanized-Irish food in Holmes Beach, Florida
Jack’s London Grill Casual British cuisine and some Scottish favorites in St. Petersburg, Florida
O'Brien's Irish Pub Convivial sports bar with Irish pub grub in Brandon, Florida
O'Brien's Irish Pub - The second review for this Irish pub in Brandon, Florida
Regatta on Avon Bar, pub grub and “Kiwi” cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand
The Brewer’s Arms Pub style “Kiwi” cuisine in Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tradewinds Bar Crawl A bar and restaurant hop at the Tradewinds Resorts on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Yeoman’s Cask and Lion Hip British-inspired and themed pub with microbrews in Tampa, Florida 


Puerto Rican Cuisine:
Puerto Rican Cuisine has its root in the cooking traditions and practices of Europe, Africa, and the native Taínos. Starting from the latter part of the 19th century, the cuisine of Puerto Rico has been greatly influenced by the United States in the ingredients used in its preparation


El Jibarita Casual, local, and traditional Puerto Rican cuisine, Old San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, USA


Raw Bar Restaurants: 
Notable raw bar presentations or heavy menu focus on raw
A raw bar is a small area with a bar within a restaurant where live or recently butchered shellfish are and served. Raw bars typically offer a variety of raw and cooked seafood and shellfish that is served cold. Seafood-based dishes may also be preferred, and additional, non-seafood foods may also be part of the fare.

6th Street Pier Steak and Seafood Grill Eclectic eatery with sushi and raw bar in Griffin, Georgia 
Jack Dusty’s Nautical themed eatery with crafted cocktails and raw bar at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota Florida 
Laurent Tourondel / BLT A swanky French-American Steakhouse fair with 14 restaurants
Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar Laid-back Cape Cod-style seafood restaurant in Austin, Texas
Salt Rock Grill Fine-dining waterfront spot for grilled fish and steaks with a raw bar in Indian Shores, Florida
Sea Salt A Fine-dining and innovative seafood restaurant with a raw bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
The Island Grille and Raw Bar A relaxed waterfront seafood spot with a raw bar in Tierra Verde, Florida
The Island Grille and Raw Bar The second review of this seafood restaurant in Tierra Verde, Florida
The Oyster Bar Elegant tavern seafood with oysters and brunch in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Oyster Bar A visit for Brunch and drinks at this Downtown tavern in St. Petersburg, Florida


Recipe articles with no country affiliation:

Chicken Stock Basic chicken stock recipe with a small twist
Converting a recipe card from Imperial to Metric Cooking conversions made easy 
Row 11 Red Wine Demi-Glace Classic French mother sauce is prepared with a California Pinot Noir


Sandwich Shop / Deli: 
To include pita’s and subs/finger sandwich buffets / grilled cheese / Artisan sammies and more… 
A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper for another food type. A sandwich shop, booth, food truck, or storefront specializes in this cuisine and additions such as salads and soups. English afternoon tea restaurants and hotels also serve finger sandwiches.

Anclote Brew Gourmet grilled cheese and a bar in Greek country, Tarpon Springs, Florida 
Harvest Market An organic sandwich shop at the D-Concourse of Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Banquet of pastries and sandwiches at the Belmond, in Cape Town, South Africa 
Pat’s King of Steaks Home of the original cheesesteak in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phila Deli a small delicatessen & Sports Bar on the Tierra Verde peninsula home to an amazing chicken cheesesteak in Tierra Verde, Florida
Red Hills Market Country style market and café w/craft beer in Willamette, Oregon

The Lucky Dill a classic Brooklyn style deli serving sandwiches and sides with playful names in Tampa, Florida


Scottish Cuisine:
Scottish cuisine is the specific set of cooking traditions, practices and cuisines associated with Scotland. It has distinctive recipes of its own, but shares much with wider British and European cuisine as a result of local and foreign influences, both ancient and modern, especially French from the time of Mary Queen of Scots. Haggis, potted hough, Scottish pie, and boiled gigot are some classic favorites. Scotland is also credited with the first ever fried chicken recipe, which has become worldwide comfort food, especially in the Southern United States.

Jack’s London Grill Casual British and Scottish cuisine and some Scottish favorites in St. Petersburg, Florida


Seafood:
Seafood cuisine is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood prominently includes fish and shellfish. A seafood restaurant is a restaurant that specializes in seafood cuisine and seafood dishes. They may include freshwater fish, sushi, raw bars, or rarer items such as the deadly Fugu Blowfish. 

400 Beach Seafood and Taphouse Relaxed coastal cuisine in St. Petersburg, Florida
400 Beach The second review of this downtown St Petersburg, Florida restaurant
Alioto’s Restaurant Historic restaurant serving Sicilian-infused seafood in San Francisco, California
Bonefish Grill Contemporary 200+ chain with a seafood-centric menu; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Bonefish Grill - The second review of this seafood-centric restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Bonefish Grill - The third review from October 2017 at the Tyrone location in St Petersburg, Florida
Bonefish Grill The fourth review from August 2018 featuring fish tacos in St Petersburg, Florida
Capt’n Jacks Waterfront Grille Waterside bar, w/laid-back tropical atmosphere, Tarpon Springs, Florida
Cobalt upscale locally sourced seafood eatery with ocean views in Vero Beach, Florida 
Copperfish Casual seafood eatery in Tampa, Florida
Crabby Bill’s Home to an eclectic menu of seafood offerings on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood A Jazzy upscale seafood eatery chain in 9 States, review from Tampa, Florida
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro Laid-back dockside spot for global eats in St. Petersburg, Florida
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro The second review for this dockside spot global eats in St. Petersburg, Florida
Hank’s Seafood A classy southern seafood eatery house in Charleston, South Carolina
Hurricane Seafood Restaurant A beachside Victorian-style seafood restaurant in Pass-A-Grill, Florida
Hyman’s Seafood Enduring southern seafood eatery in Charleston, South Carolina
Jack Dusty’s Nautical themed eatery with crafted cocktails and raw bar at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota Florida
Jekyll Island Seafood Company New American seafood restaurant, Atlanta airport, Atlanta, Georgia
Moshulu New American dining on a restored ship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar Laid-back Cape Cod-style seafood restaurant in Austin, Texas
Red Shrimp A Japanese / Emirati Cuisine beach-style restaurant at Bur Juman Mall, Dubai, UAE
Red Snapper Kiwi “fush n’ chups” takeaway restaurant in Sumner, New Zealand
RumFish Grill A Gulf-to-Table Seafood restaurant with 33k-gallon fish tank at the Tradewinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach, Florida
RumFish Grill The second review is based off two visits and a critic of the happy hour menu at the Tradewinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Sandbar Restaurant A Chef driven seafood restaurant in the  City of Anna Maria Island, Florida
Schooners The “last local beach club” in Panama City Beach, Florida 
Sea Critters café A Causal seafood cafe on the inlet to the Pass-a-Grille Channel Pass-a-Grille, Florida
Sea-Guini Chic restaurant with seafood and Italian-inspired cuisine in Clearwater Beach, Florida
Sea Salt A Fine-dining and innovative seafood restaurant with a raw bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
Sea Sea Riders Restaurant Homey seafood eatery in a 1903 cottage in Dunedin, Florida
Snappers Sea Grill Seafood spot owned by local fisherman rated in the top 50 of Tampa Bay on St. Pete Beach, Florida
South Beach Bar and Grille Beach tavern with seafood in Madeira Beach, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro Buzzy seafood spot and 360-degree views in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Squid Lips Eclectic and casual style seafood dishes in Melbourne, Florida 
The Island Grille and Raw Bar A relaxed waterfront seafood spot with a raw bar in Tierra Verde, Florida
The Island Grille and Raw Bar The second review of this seafood restaurant in Tierra Verde, Florida
Two Oceans Restaurant Seafood and sushi with panorama views of Cape Point, South Africa
Waterfront Restaurant and Craft Bar Global seafood with a comfortable feel, City of Anna Maria, Florida
Waterfront Restaurant The second review of this island global seafood restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Florida
Waterfront Restaurant Third review of this top-rated seafood restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Florida


Sicilian Cuisine:
Sicilian cuisine shows traces of all the cultures which established themselves on the island of Sicily over the last two millennia. Although its cuisine has a lot in common with Italian cuisine, Sicilian food also has Greek, Spanish, French and Arab influences.

Alioto’s Restaurant Historic restaurant serving Sicilian-infused seafood in San Francisco, California


Singapore Cuisine:
Singaporean cuisine is diverse and contains elements derived from several ethnic groups, as a result of its history as a seaport with a large immigrant population. Influences include the cuisines of the native Malays and the largest ethnic group, the Chinese, as well as Indonesian, Indian, Peranakan and Western traditions. Influences from other regions such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the Middle East are also present.

Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio
Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida


Soul Food:
Soul food is a variety of cuisine originating in the Southeastern United States. It is common in areas with a history of slave-based plantations and has maintained popularity among the Black American and American Deep-South "cotton state" communities for centuries; it is now the most common regional cuisine in major southern cities such as New Orleans, Louisiana, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta

Willie Mae's Scotch House Acclaimed soul food spot for fried chicken in New Orleans, Louisiana


South American Cuisine: 
Also, see Latin cuisine
The cuisine of the Americas is made up of a variety of food preparation styles. Some of the richest products of South American cuisine come from the middle of the continent and along the Atlantic basin. Besides native tribes such as in Incan and Amazonian, the cuisine is influenced by the Spanish, French, and Portuguese. 

Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse Rodízio buffet and churrascaria in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
Coya A Peruvian chain restaurant that takes you on a journey of the five senses in Dubai, UAE 
Fogo de Chão An Upscale Brazilian chain with 49 locations. Review based in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Frevo Restaurant Authentic churrascaria dining at the Fairmont on Palm Island, Dubai, UAE
Inka A journey through the culinary heritage of Peru, Located in the Sofitel Hotel, Dubai, UAE
INKANTO Authentic Peruvian cuisine in Sarasota Florida
Pachanga Restaurant Blend of Argentinean and Brazilian cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Marina, UAE 
Peruvian Cuisine Andes, Amazon, and Lima - A culinary tour with recipes and history 


Southern Cuisine: 
Includes Lowcountry Cuisine, Soul, Creole, and Southern-inspired
The cuisine of the Southern United States is the historical regional states starting from Virginia to Texas The most notable influences come from African, English, Scottish, Irish, French, and Native American cuisines. Tidewater, Appalachian, Creole, Lowcountry, and Floribbean are examples of types of Southern cuisine. In recent history, elements of Southern cuisine have spread north, having an effect on the development of other types of American cuisine.

A Taste of Charleston The very definition of Lowcountry cuisine, with a unique blend of Southern American, African, and Caribbean fare (article coming soon)
Carolina’s Southern bistro with Seafood, in Charleston, South Carolina 
Commander’s Palace Refined and elegant creole fare since 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Food 101 Farm-to-table eatery offering Southern classics in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Hank’s Seafood A classy southern seafood eatery house in Charleston, South Carolina
High Cotton Refined eatery with Lowcountry cooking and Southern brunch in Charleston, South Carolina 
Hyman’s Seafood Enduring southern seafood eatery in Charleston, South Carolina
Lobby at Twelve Boutique hotel bistro, new American, and Southern favorites at Atlantic Station, Atlanta
Magnolia’s A refined upscale take on traditional southern cooking in Charleston, South Carolina
McCrady’s Tavern Acclaimed high-concept inspired Farm-to-Table tavern by Sean Brock in Charleston, South Carolina
Mojo Old City BBQ Vibrant Southern cuisine and BBQ in St. Augustine, Florida 
Noble Crust Modern contemporary Italian and Southern dishes in St Petersburg, Florida
Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B) Bistro w/Southern and Lowcountry cuisine in Charleston, S. Carolina
SMOQHOUSE, A casual BBQ joint in Bradenton Beach, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Stella’s Restaurant Southern-inspired comfort eats and diner in Gulfport, Florida
The Floridian Restaurant Modern and locally sourced café for southern grub in St. Augustine, Florida 
The Gumbo Shop Acclaimed gumbo and Creole staples in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana 
The Mill Restaurant New American fare with a southern spin in St. Petersburg, Florida
Willie Mae's Scotch House Acclaimed soul food spot for fried chicken in New Orleans, Louisiana


Southern-Style Seafood Cuisine: 
Includes Seafood from the Lowcountry Cuisine, Soul, Creole, and Southern-inspired
This section of foods is a sub-category to the cuisine of the Southern United States, focusing on Southern-Style Seafood or Seafood from the Southern United States. The focus is a blending of historical styles of preparation, seasoning, and notable influences in seafood caught from the coastlines of Northern Virginia to Southern Texas. The most notable influences come from African, English, Scottish, Irish, French, and Native American cuisines. Tidewater, Appalachian, Creole, Lowcountry, and Floribbean are examples of types of Southern cuisine. Break this category down even further for a seafood influence only. In recent history, elements of Southern cuisine have spread north, having an effect on the development of other types of American cuisine.

Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen aaa
Hank’s Seafood A classy southern seafood eatery house in Charleston, South Carolina
Hyman’s Seafood Enduring southern seafood eatery in Charleston, South Carolina
Jack Dusty’s Nautical themed eatery with crafted cocktails and raw bar at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota Florida

Jekyll Island Seafood Company New American-Southern seafood restaurant, Atlanta airport, Atlanta, Georgia


Southwestern American Cuisine:
The cuisine of the Southwestern United States is food styled after the rustic cooking of the area. It comprises a fusion of recipes for things that might have been eaten by Spanish colonial settlers, cowboys, Native Americans, and Mexicans throughout the post-Columbian era; there is, however, great diversity in this kind of cuisine throughout the Southwestern states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Southwestern cuisine is similar to Mexican cuisine but often involves larger cuts of meat.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen Farm-to-fork upscale local chain for Southwestern cuisine in Austin, Texas
Texas Chili Parlor Local eatery for Tex-Mex, chili, and American cuisine in Austin, Texas 
The Canyon Part of Datz Restaurant Group in the James Museum of Western Art in St. Petersburg, Florida
Zinc Bistro and Bar Southwestern-inspired new American fare in San Antonio, Texas


Spanish Cuisine:
Spanish cuisine is heavily influenced by regional cuisines and the particular historical processes that shaped culture and society in those territories. Geography and climate had great influence on cooking methods and available ingredients, and these particularities are still present in the gastronomy of the various regions that make up the country. Popular dishes include Paella, tapas, and Jamón Ibérico charcuterie.

Columbia Restaurant Traditional Spanish and Cuban chain since 1905; reviewed in Sarasota Florida 
Table 9 Stylish modern Spanish and global cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Creek in Deira Dubai, UAE 
Tapas 218 Cozy tavern severing traditional Spanish small plate cuisine in Canton, Ohio
Vizacaya Restaurante and Tapas Bar Vibrant spot for classic Spanish dishes and tapas in Tampa, Florida



Sports Bar:
A bar or tavern catering especially to sports fans and typically containing several televisions and often sports memorabilia. The term "bar" also refers to the countertop and area where drinks are served. In this list, I also include a sporting event, arena, or venue that has a full bar and serves food.

10 Pin Lanes Improved food and lots of fun. Bowling alley’s join better dining in St Petersburg, Florida 
Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill Casual pub grub sports bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill Second Review of this casual sports bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
O'Brien's Irish Pub Convivial sports bar with Irish pub grub in Brandon, Florida
O'Brien's Irish Pub - The second review for this Irish pub in Brandon, Florida
Phila Deli a small delicatessen & Sports Bar on the Tierra Verde peninsula home to an amazing chicken cheesesteak in Tierra Verde, Florida
Topgolf American Sports bar and eatery concept while playing golf on a driving range in Tampa, Florida


Speakeasy:
A speakeasy also called a blind pig or blind tiger is an illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and 30s, and today they offer craft cocktails and finer foods in the basements of buildings.

Ciro's Speakeasy and Supper Club Prohibition-themed new American cuisine in Tampa, Florida 
Iberian Rooster Colonial Portuguese fusion with tapas restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster - The second article of this colonial Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster Craft Cocktails, Drinks, and Desserts in this Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida


Steakhouse or Chophouse:
A steakhouse or chophouse is a restaurant that specializes in steaks and chops. Modern steakhouses can also offer other cuts of meat such as roast prime rib, veal, and seafood. Chophouses started in London in the 1690s and served individual portions of meat, known as chops. The steakhouse started in the United States in the late nineteenth century as a development from traditional inns and bars with establishments such as Delmonico's in New York City.

5A5 Steak Lounge Modern Japanese steakhouse with chic design in San Francisco, California
Bascom’s Chophouse A steakhouse that uses organic, hormone-free, and locally grown produce in Clearwater, Florida 
Black Rock An American steakhouse where meats are cooked on a sizzling 755°f lava rock in Brandon, Florida
Council Oak Steakhouse Upscale eatery with butchery at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida
Fleming’s Steakhouse High-end steakhouse chain (69+) with aged prime cuts, reviewed in Akron, Ohio
Fogo de Chão An upscale Brazilian chain with 49 locations. Review based in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Frevo Restaurant Authentic churrascaria dining at the Fairmont on Palm Island, Dubai, UAE
Grill 225 Top 10 American fine-dining ornate chophouse, Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina 
Halls Chophouse Esteemed old-school steakhouse with gospel brunch in Charleston, South Carolina
Laurent Tourondel / BLT A swanky French-American steakhouse fair with 14 restaurants
Malio’s Prime Steakhouse A family owned steakhouse inside the Rivergate Tower in Tampa, Florida
Oak Steakhouse High-end elegant steakhouse with sustainable seafood in Charleston, South Carolina
Stonewood Grill and Tavern Stylish chophouse chain with surf ’n’ turf; reviewed in Brandon, Florida
Sunset Terrace A classic outdoor American chophouse at Omni Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina
Waterfront Restaurant Steakhouse restaurant on inlet offering Gulf views in Sarasota Florida


Sushi Restaurants: 
(restaurants that may not be Japanese, but still serve sushi)
Sushi (すし, 寿司, ) is the Japanese preparation and serving of specially prepared vinegary rice (鮨飯 sushi-meshi) combined with varied ingredients (ネタ neta) such as seafood (often uncooked), vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the key ingredient in all cases is the sushi rice, also referred to as shari (しゃり), or sumeshi. A sushi restaurant specializes in the service of this dish, or in this section will be a restaurant that highlights sushi on its menu.

6th Street Pier Steak and Seafood Grill Eclectic eatery with sushi and raw bar in Griffin, Georgia
Ambrosia Japanese restaurant and saké bar with sushi in Key West, Florida
Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio
Blue Fugu Japanese Steakhouse Table-side hibachi with a sushi bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar Eclectic Cape Malay cuisine with sushi in Hout Bay, South Africa
Hooks Sushi Bar creative & delicious sushi + pan-Asian regional menu of Thailand, Japan, Korea, and China cuisine in St. Petersburg, Florida
Island Ocean Star A family owned sushi house and marina in the City of Anna Maria, Florida, USA 
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Kuneho (Formally Qui Restaurant) Eclectic global plates and sushi in Austin, Texas
Morimoto Asia Japanese and upscale pan-Asian fare with sushi at Disney Springs Orlando, Florida
Osaka Sushi and Thai Restaurant Thai and Japanese fare including sushi in Seminole, Florida
Osaka Sushi Thai Restaurant - The second review of this Seminole, Florida restaurant in May 2017
P.F. Chang’s A ‘farm-to-wok’ concept Asian chain reviewed at the Tampa International Airport, Florida
Rock 'N' Raw Asian restaurant with sushi at the Hard Rock Casino, Tampa, Florida
Signature Restaurant Contemporary and elegant eclectic eatery in Sandton, South Africa 
Saké 23 Formally Souzou with a new name and same great vision in St. Petersburg, Florida
Souzou (Renamed Saké 23) An Asian-Fusion Gastro Pub with a twist on Izakaya style dining in St Petersburg, Florida
Sushi Sleek Japanese eatery with sushi/sashimi at The Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE 
The Lemon Grass Casual fusion of Thai and Japanese with tapas portions in St Petersburg, Florida
Two Oceans Restaurant Seafood and sushi with panorama views in Cape Point, South Africa
Wolfgang Puck Celebrity Chef’s California cuisine and fine dining chain; reviewed in Orlando, Florida 
Zuma Contemporary Japanese restaurant, sushi, and cocktail mixology in Dubai, UAE


Swiss Cuisine:
Swiss cuisine bears witness to many regional influences, including from French, German and Italian cuisines. Switzerland was historically a country of farmers, so traditional Swiss dishes tend to be plain and made from simple ingredients, such as potatoes and cheese.

The Melting Pot Casual Swiss Fondue restaurant chain. Reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida


Syrian Cuisine: 
Levantine/Ottoman cuisine / Bilad al-Sham and Mashriq
Syrian cuisine may refer to the cooking traditions and practices of modern-day Syria, merging the habits of people who settled in Syria throughout its history. It is also associated with Levantine and Ottoman-Turkish cuisine and highlights kebab and meze dishes.

Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE
Siraj Restaurant The Emirates meets the Levant embracing Syrian flavors with Khaleeji in Dubai, UAE


Tapas Restaurants:
A tapa, in Spanish cuisine, is an appetizer, or snack. It may be cold or hot. In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, sophisticated cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order several different tapas and combine them to make a full meal. In some Central American countries, such snacks are known as Bocas, or in parts of Mexico, similar dishes are called botanas. The restaurants listed below may not be Spanish or Latin, but they feature a menu of tapas cuisine.

Castile Restaurant Med-Latin and tapas café with 360 views at the Hotel Zamora, in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Cat Cora's Kitchen Organic new American tapas restaurant in Atlanta Airport Terminal A
Chill Restaurant and Bar New American cuisine, tapas, and exotic cocktails in St. Pete Beach
Iberian Rooster Colonial Portuguese fusion with tapas restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster - The second article of this colonial Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster Craft Cocktails, Drinks, and Desserts in this Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Nine One Five Globally accented tapas with innovative American fare in Key West, Florida 
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Tapas 218 Cozy tavern severing traditional Spanish small plate cuisine in Canton, Ohio
The Lemon Grass Casual fusion of Thai and Japanese with tapas portions in St Petersburg, Florida
Vizacaya Restaurante and Tapas Bar Vibrant spot for classic Spanish dishes and tapas in Tampa, Florida


Taverns:
A tavern is a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and be served food, and in most cases, where travelers receive lodging such as an Inn. The word derives from the Latin taberna or the Greek Taverna, whose original meaning was a shed, workshop, stall, or pub. In the English language, a tavern was once an establishment which served wine whilst an inn served beer and ale.

Acropolis Greek Taverna Modern café-tavern chain with Greek eats; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Jungle Prada Tavern American Bar/Tavern next to the Narvaez historical site in St. Petersburg, Florida
McCrady’s Tavern Acclaimed high-concept inspired Farm-to-Table tavern in Charleston, South Carolina 
Old Castle Restaurant German specialties at a world-style tavern in Ruskin, Florida
Old Castle  The second review even better than the first visit to this German tavern in Ruskin, Florida
South Beach Bar and Grille beach tavern with seafood in Madeira Beach, Florida
Stonewood Grill and Tavern Stylish chophouse chain with surf ’n’ turf; reviewed in Brandon, Florida
Tapas 218 Cozy tavern severing traditional Spanish small plate cuisine in Canton, Ohio 
The Oyster Bar Elegant tavern seafood with oysters and brunch in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Oyster Bar A visit for Brunch and drinks at this Downtown tavern in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Pegasus Arms Casual tavern serving contemporary New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand


Tex-Mex:
Tex-Mex is a fusion of United States cuisine and Mexican cuisines, deriving from the culinary creations of Tejanos. It has spread from border states such as Texas and others in the Southwestern United States to the rest of the country as well as Canada. Tex-Mex is most popular in the state of Texas.

A Taste of Austin The eclectic global food scene of Austin, Texas from Asian to Tex-Mex and more (article coming soon)
Benji’s Cantina An Innovative approach to Tex-Mex cuisine in Austin, Texas
Besito Mexican Restaurant Creative Mexican-blend eats chain; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine A recreation of Mexican comfort foods in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine Lunch at this comfort Mexican restaurant serving classic Latin dishes in St. Petersburg, Florida
Güero's Taco Bar Landmark Mexican restaurant on Congress Ave. in Austin, Texas 
Hablo Taco Mexican-blend joint known for tacos and margaritas in Tampa, Florida 
Texas Chili Parlor Local eatery for Tex-Mex, chili, and American cuisine in Austin, Texas 


Thai Cuisine:
Thai cuisine (อาหารไทย) is a balance detailed variety of lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. Its interplays at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. In 2011, seven of Thailand's most popular dishes appeared on the list of the "World's 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers' Pick)"

Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio 
Hooks Sushi Bar creative & delicious sushi + pan-Asian regional menu of Thailand, Japan, Korea, and China cuisine in St. Petersburg, Florida
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Morimoto Asia Japanese and upscale pan-Asian fare with sushi at Disney Springs Orlando, Florida
Nitally’s A Fusion of Thai and Mexican Cuisine from a husband and wife team in St. Petersburg, Florida
Osaka Sushi and Thai Restaurant Thai and Japanese fare including sushi in Seminole, Florida
Osaka Sushi Thai Restaurant - The second review of this Seminole, Florida restaurant in May 2017
Saké 23 Formally Souzou with a new name and same great vision in St. Petersburg, Florida
Sila Thai Restaurant A family owned traditional Thai restaurant with an impressive menu in Saint Petersburg, Florida 
Souzou (Now Saké 23) An Asian-Fusion Gastro Pub with a twist on Izakaya style dining in St Petersburg, Florida
The Lemon Grass Casual fusion of Thai and Japanese with tapas portions in St Petersburg, Florida
Thiptara Al fresco Thai cuisine focusing on Bangkok-style seafood at the Address, Dubai, UAE
Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida


Turkish Cuisine:
Turkish cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Circassian, Central Asian, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Balkan and Greek cuisines. Turkish cuisine has, in turn, influenced those and other neighboring cuisines, including those of Southeast Europe. Today Turkish cuisine has become a fusion blend with Western European haute cuisine with their own. The movement of New Anatolian cuisine is taking hold that focuses more on traditional Istanbul and the wider Anatolian region which shifts away from European Influence. 

Enigma Restaurant Turkish culinary journey with an eclectic European twist In Dubai, UAE


Tuscan Cuisine:
Famous for its local produce and meat, for its simplicity and seasonal foods, Tuscan food is based on the Italian idea of ‘Cucina Povera’ or “poor cooking.” A concept that started very literally, it’s about simple meals that are inexpensive and could easily be made in large amounts. Today it remains largely the same — but by choice instead of the economy. Tuscan cooking doesn’t use complicated seasonings or elaborate creations because they’re not needed. Instead, it’s made using fresh, high-quality ingredients that bring out the natural flavors in each dish.

BRIO Tuscan Grille Relaxed Tuscan-inspired Italian chain eatery, reviewed in Sarasota, Florida
Castello di Amorosa Tuscan inspired castle with wine — friends of the Baron - Calistoga, Napa,  California
Pia’s Trattoria Tuscan-themed old-school Italian restaurant In Gulfport, Florida


Vietnamese cuisine:
Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the foods and beverages of Vietnam and features a combination of five fundamental tastes in the overall meal. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.

Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio 
Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia with buffets at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Pho Pier 77 A casual spot for classic Vietnamese favorites away from the tourist traps in Panama City, Florida 
Simply Phở, Contemporary Vietnamese in modern digs in Tampa, Florida
Sparkman’s Wharf An outdoor Channelside venue with beer garden, coffeehouse, and 10+ restaurants in Tampa, Florida
Tasty Phở Quaint contemporary café for phở and bánh mì in Pinellas Park, Florida
Tasty Phở Second review with another tasting of some Phở dishes in Pinellas Park, Florida
Wat Mongkolratanaram A Thai / Asian market eatery and a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Palm River in Tampa, Florida


Wines, Wineries, Wine Bar, and Châteaux:
Articles on tours, tastings, and festivals as it relates to wine from the New World and the Old World

Old World:
Old World wine refers primarily to wine made in Europe but can also include other regions of the Mediterranean basin with long histories of winemaking such as North Africa and the Near East. These countries include Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

Boas Quintas Wine One winemaker, various regions and wines, in Giesta Dão, Mortágua, Portugal
Bordeaux - A Sip and Taste Wine tours and restaurants in Bordeaux, France
Café Cocó A chocolate and Champagne bar by the Rothschild family at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Cave Dubai A French-style wine bar at the Conrad Hotel, Downtown Dubai, UAE
Château Lachesnaye Lanessan’s baby brother with a castle in Haut-Médoc AOC, Bordeaux, France
Château Lanessan A Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in Haut-Médoc AOC, Bordeaux, France
Château Mont-Redon A Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer in the Côtes du Rhône, France
Château Prieuré-Lichine Quatrieme cru tasting in Margaux AOC, Bordeaux, France
Château Toinet Fombrauge In Saint-Christophe-de-Bardes, Bordeaux, France
Clos du Marquis A Saint-Julien AOC red blend by Domaines Delon, Bordeaux, France
Clos de Vougeot The vineyard of Cistercian monks at the Cîteaux Abbey in Burgundy, France
Domaine Bertagna 1er Cru Pinot in the Vougeot AOC, Burgundy, France
Domaine Guy and Yvan Dufouleur 1st Cru producer in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Burgundy, France
Domaine Hubart Brouchard Wines Sancerre wines in the Loire Valley, France
Domaine William Fevre A Grand Cru producer in the Burgundy-Chablis region, France
Jordan River Wines The Haddad Family Vineyards, and a 2000 year history of wine, Amman, Jordan
Pierre LaForest Les Montespierres Tasting in a cave, Cote d'Or, Vougeot, Burgundy, France
The Bourgogne Tasting A tasting of the Vougeot AOC, caves, and the Hospices de Beaune tour


New World:
New World wines are those wines produced outside the traditional wine-growing areas of Europe and the Middle East, in particular from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, United States (California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington State,Virginia),Thailand, and Uruguay.

A Taste of Willamette Damn It! A taste of food and wine from a 2015 tour in Oregon wine country
Archery Summit Winery Côte d’Or in the Willamette in Dayton, Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Argyle Winery Sparkling and Pinot producer in Dundee, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Bergström Wines Kings of Pinot in Newburg, Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Biltmore Estate Local and California grapes produced in Asheville, North Carolina
Blackbird Vineyards Wine Tasting An ultra-premium terroir in Napa, California
Bridesmaid Wine Tasting Impressive Bordeaux-style blends in Oakville, California
Cape Chamonix WineryA beautiful Troika blend and others, in Franschhoek, South Africa Castello di Amorosa Tuscan inspired castle with wine — friends of the Baron - Calistoga, Napa,  California
Chateau Montelena The famed Bottle Shock “Judgement of Paris” winner in Calistoga, California
Coldstream Hills Vineyard A Taste of James Halliday in Gruyere, Yarra Valley, Australia
Cosentino Winery The Meritage of a “poet” in Yountville, California 
Constantia Glen Bespoke wines and panoramic views in Constantia, South Africa
Constantia Uitsig Best bubbly and Muscat in the country, Constantia, South Africa (Renamed Silvermist Wine Estate)
Crocker and Star Wine Tasting Capturing the essence of Cabernet in St Helena, California
De Trafford Winery Elevation 393 tasting in Stellenbosch, South Africa 
Dobbes Family Estate Wines by Joe in Dundee, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dominque Portet WineryA Taste of André in Coldstream, Yarra Valley, Australia
Eagles Nest Exceptional Shiraz and eagle sanctuary in Constantia, South Africa
Emmolo Wine Tasting A merlot comparable to no other in Rutherford, California
Erath Vineyards Pioneers in Oregon Pinot in Dundee, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Flying Horse Wine Tasting A spirited winery with Arabian horses in Oakville, California 
FOCUS Wines A blend of Napa/Sonoma with a percentage donated to a children's foundation. Cape May, New Jersey
Ghost Block Vineyard Cabernet and Sauvignon blanc organic wine producer in Oakville, California  
Gourmet Wine Tours of South Africa A wine and food tour of Stellenbosch, South Africa 
Gustavo Winery Artisan winemaker whose story is tied to “The Judgement of Paris” in Napa, California
Hoopes Winery Tasting Cult cabernet winemaker with Liparita and Hoopes labels in Oakville, California
Johndrow Vineyards Wine Tasting The JV - a true cult wine in St Helena, California 
Jonata Winery Tasting Screaming Eagles sister winery, El Desafio cab, in Santa Barbara, California
Kamen Estates Low yield, high quality + film writing in Sonoma, California
Ken Forrester A focus on the Rhône vs Bordeaux Meritage in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Key West Food and Wine Festival Multi-day festival and tasting in Key West, Florida Kleine Zalze Vineyards Classic structure and vibrantly flavored wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa
La Motte Pierneef and Chardonnay wines overlooking the mountains in Franschhoek, South Africa
Ma(i)sonry Wine Tasting An aesthetic portfolio of wines in Yountville, California
Meerlust Winery This Rubicon blend tasting and heritage since 1756, in Stellenbosch, South Africa 
Mirror Wine Tasting A beautiful Cabernet from a family of entrepreneurs in St Helena, California 
Misha Vineyard Wine Tasting The High Note Pinot Vineyard in Cromwell, New Zealand
Napa - A Sip and Taste in Wine County A 3-day tour of wineries and fine dining restaurants in Napa County, California
Napa Wine Company A wine tasting Bar representing cult Napa classics in Oakville, California 
Oakridge Winery Famed for the 864 labels in Coldstream, Yarra Valley, Australia
Oakville Winery Tasting A single family vineyard since 1903 in Oakville, California
Ottimino Winery Exclusive red Zinfandel producer partnered with William Knuttel in Sonoma, California 
Pahlmeyer Jason Wine Tasting A proprietary Bordeaux-style red blend in St Helena, California 
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Passion, science, sustainability in Newburg, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pillitteri Winery Noted ice-wines in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Red Mare Wine Tasting Handcrafted and micro sourced appellations  in Napa, California
Row 11 Santa Maria Pinot An Old World style Pinot from Santa Maria, California
Row 11 Tasting Pinot grapes using Dijon clones in Santa Maria, California
Sijnn Wines Sister winery to De Trafford near Stellenbosch, South Africa
Silver Oak Cellars Near the Silverado Trail, known for high-end Cabernet in Oakville, California
Stag’s Leap Winery Cask 23, a Napa gem in Napa, California 
Steenberg Vineyard Heritage meets contemporary, oldest farm in the Constantia Valley, South Africa 
Stellenbosch - Dining And Drinking Tour Michelin food and service, history, culture, wine and more (article coming soon)
Sticks Wines In Yarra Glen now named Greenstone Vineyards, Yarra Valley, Australia
Sula Vineyards An Indian Sauvignon blanc tasting from Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Switzer Family Wines A Cult Cabernet producer and famed football coach in Oakville, California
Sydney Wine Tasting Yearly tasting event at Hyde Park in Sydney Australia
The Yarra Valley Tasting A tasting and dining tour with traditional Australian food and wine, not Yellowtail or Outback Steakhouse (article coming soon)
Twomey Wine Tasting Napa and Sonoma wines owned by Silver Oak, Calistoga, Napa California
Volker Eisele Wine Tasting An elegant family estate in the Chiles Valley district of St Helena, California
Yarra Yering Winemakers of the year by James Halliday famous battle named blocks in Gruyere, Yarra Valley

Yering Station Victoria’s first vineyard from 1838 in Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Australia


You can also use these sites for reference on the top wine categories:
Wine Spectator top 100 
Food and Wine worlds best wine tasting experience 
Uncorked.com the worlds best list 
Wines of the World best list 
Forbes top wine list 
Weekly wine buys by Robert Parker
The Tasting Panel’s best wines list
The Wine Enthusiast top 100 list
The best Chilean wines list 
Matthew Jukes top 100 of Australia 
Top California wines list  
Top Oregon wines list 
Taylor and Norton best German wines list  
Best Spanish wines list
The best 10 wines from Argentina



Yemeni Cuisine:
Yemeni cuisine is the national cuisine of Yemen. Largely distinct from the more widely known Middle Eastern cuisines, it is unique and coherent, is characterized by a degree of regional variation. Ottoman influences showing in the north, while Mughlai Indian influence is evident in the southern areas around Aden

Al Tawasol Restaurant Yemeni Cuisine featuring mandi in Deira Dubai, UAE


Zimbabwean (Zambezi ) Cuisine:
Zimbabwe (formerly known as Rhodesia) literally means "House of Stone." This name comes from the Shona people. The descendants of the Shona people make up 77 percent of the Zimbabwean population. Food unadorned with spices, commonly associated with British cooking, infiltrated Zimbabwean cuisine with sugar, bread, and tea. Crops consisted of squash, corn, yams, pumpkins, peanuts, and mapopo (papaya). 

The Boma - Dinner and Drum Show Taste of tribal Zimbabwean cuisine in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Jungle Junction Zimbabwe and European buffet at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe




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Restaurant Articles with Name Changes:

Alex Restaurant Eclectic Irish cuisine in Dublin, Ireland (RenamedThe Coburg Brasserie
Gaia Restaurant Organic and sustainable concept in American Canyon, California (RenamedTable 29 Bistro and Bar
Gilroy’s Bistro serving Irish cuisine at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland (RENAMED 1837 BAR AND BRASSERIE
Greystone Restaurant An Italian CIA school restaurant in Calistoga, California (Now Gatehouse Restaurant
Plantation Restaurant and Lounge French cuisine Dubai Marina, UAE (RenamedAOC French Brasserie)
Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire Posh and artful French cuisine + culinary experimentalism Dubai, UAE (Renamed Pierre’s Bistro)
Souzou (Renamed Saké 23) An Asian-Fusion Gastro Pub with a twist on Izakaya style dining in St Petersburg, Florida


Permanently Closed:

Benji’s Cantina An innovative approach to Tex-Mex cuisine in Austin, Texas (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE (Permanently Closed)
Cape Cod Room Classic New England cuisine at the Drake Hotel Chicago, Illinois (Permanently Closed)
Carolina’s Southern bistro with seafood, in Charleston, South Carolina (closed 2014)
Copperfish Casual seafood eatery in Tampa, Florida (Permanently Closed
Cypress Refined creative American fare in Charleston, South Carolina (closed)
Fleur de Lys Lavish French-Californian by Hubert Keller in San Francisco, California (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
Harlequin Public House Bistro serving contemporary kiwi cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand (CLOSED
INKANTO Authentic and traditional Peruvian cuisine in Sarasota Florida (Permanently Closed)
La Cote Basque Winehouse French and continental cuisine in Gulfport, Florida (Permanently Closed
Nitally’s A Fusion of Thai and Mexican Cuisine from a husband and wife team in St. Petersburg, Florida (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
Pachanga Restaurant Blend of Argentinean and Brazilian cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Marina, UAE (closed)
Qui Restaurant Eclectic plates and sushi in Austin, Texas (name changed to Kuneho) - Permanently closed
Rostang, The French Brasserie Contemporary Parisian cuisine at Atlantis in Dubai, UAE (CLOSED)
Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE
Tapas 218 Cozy tavern severing traditional Spanish small plate cuisine in Canton, Ohio (PERMANENTLY CLOSED
The Five Flies Cape Malay cuisine in Cape Town, South Africa (Permanently Closed)
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français African-French tasting menu in Franschhoek, SA (closed)
Wheeler’s of ST. James by Marco Pierre White Traditional British seafood spot in Dubai, UAE (Permanently Closed)
Z Grille Colorfully inspired twists on American classics in St. Petersburg, Florida (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)



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