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Liquid Love: Old St. Pete Righteous Rum Old Fashioned

Castile Restaurant at Hotel Zamora is known for its craft cocktails, from the acai caipirinha to the orange mojito. But the Old St. Pete Righteous… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Alex Rodriguez of Castile Restaurant

Alex Rodriguez, the executive chef at Castile (3701 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. 727-456-8660; castilerestaurant.com), is quickly becoming famed for his Latin-influenced fare at Hotel… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Keith Daum of Bridge Street Bistro and Island Time Bar and Grill

Keith Daum, the executive chef at Bridge Street Bistro (111 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach. 782-1122; bridgestreetbistroonline.com), has spent decades carving out his culinary signature… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Medusa

Fresh, seasonal $6 cocktails are on the happy hour menu at Apollonia Grill from 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily, including the cucumber-infused Medusa, as well… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Chelsea Elliott of La Dona Donuts

Chelsea Elliott, the owner/operator of La Dona Donuts (284-2889; ladonadonuts.com), is a longtime baker who turned a confectionary passion into a career. Her company’s moniker (pronounced… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Salted Caramel Martini

A glistening Manatee River view and a salted caramel martini are on deck at Tarpon Pointe’s tiki bar. Sip one of these drinkable desserts at… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Eric Bein of Station 400

He updates the classics…. Read more »

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Liquid Love: Florida Punch

Quintessentially Manasota Key, the Florida Punch at Flounders has a beachy blend of coconut and peach flavors. Grab one at the tiki bar along with… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Miami Vice

Summer happy hour from noon to 6 p.m. at the Beach House includes $4.50 frozen drinks like the Miami Vice—a half-and-half mixture of piña colada… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Michael Yoder of Sirard's Chocolate Cafe

From turntables to kitchens…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Matthew Lewis of The Capital Grille

Sarasota’s Matthew Lewis, the executive chef partner at The Capital Grille (180 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota. 256-3647; thecapitalgrille.com) , helps bring a local feel to… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Mango Martini

Mango martinis at the Blasé Café are as tropically scrumptious as their Siesta Key setting. Have them along with a slew of sweet-and-sour, traditional-style and… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Rafael Manzano of Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Devoted father credits his mother for his passion for cooking…. Read more »

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Liquid Love: Fuzzy Mai Tai

Venice’s Pavilion Grill boasts tropical cocktails like the Fuzzy Mai Tai—a sparkling, fruit-infused libation that complements the restaurant’s traditional Thai menu. Tai with Thai. INGREDIENTS:… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Red Sangria at Sporting News Grill

The ideal staycation cocktail…. Read more »