Reiley: Tremendous Growth in Tampa Bay for Quality Dining

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley discusses how Tampa has become a top destination for young talented chef’s.

When Maduri tells Reiley that he believes Tampa Bay stacks up against culinary destinations in the world, Reiley responds, “A few years ago I might have said he’s being very kind. The past couple years have been a tremendous growth period for us.”

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She also reveals her choice for the 4th best restaurant in Tampa Bay, plus the surprising resurgence of a Dunedin favorite.

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