Couple creates “Florida Cracker Cuisine”

TAMPA – Greg and Michelle Baker would very much like to introduce the world to the concept of “Florida Cracker Cuisine.”

The pair of nationally known restaurateurs have already made their Seminole Heights restaurant The Refinery one of the hottest gourmet spots in the Southeast. Now they’ve bought land nearby and plan a second, much larger restaurant to be called Fodder & Shine.

If all goes well, they could be open around New Year’s, transforming a former auto repair center into an indoor-outdoor hotspot with decidedly old-school Florida foods like gator, heirloom beef, pickled veggies, special charcuterie sausages and Gulf-caught seafood – plus craft cocktails in an outdoor-yet-shaded portico.

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