The 10 Best Things I Ate for Friday Food Fight

The dishes I loved the most in nine months of culinary competition.

Weekend Top 10: Dad’s Day, Juneteenth & Big Games

Food! Fathers! Freedom! Plus… theater, art, music, history and the Stanley Cup.

Calamari Fritti at Da Sesto Italiano in Pinellas Park. Photo: David Warner.

Friday Food Fight: Fried Calamari

The tasty, light and (except for being fried) healthy starter is a staple of menus everywhere. Who does it best?

Chad Mize, "Say Gay."

Weekend Top 10: Tears, Fears & Rainbows

Sorry, guv. June is Pride Month so everybody’s sayin’ gay. Plus, there’s great entertainment on both sides of the Bay and a chance to brunch with a manatee.

Meatloaf Wellington at The Mill in downtown St. Pete. (All photos by David Warner)

MMM…..Meatloaf! Trip’s Diner vs. The Mill

Friday Food Fight: Comparing two of the Bay’s most loved loaves.

Miranda Lambert. (Photo: Robert Ascroft)

Weekend Top 10: Miranda, Wanda, Anna & Arturo

That’s Lambert, Sykes, Karenina & Ui — not a law firm, but four of the personalities at A&E venues this weekend.

The Mongolian taco at Circo, w. crispy shredded beef, Hoisin BBQ, sambal sesame slaw, tempura scallion threads, micro cilantro and topped with toasted sesame seeds. (Instagram)

Friday Food Fight: Taco Bus vs. Circo

We crossed the borders to taste-test tacos at Tampa’s beloved Taco Bus and Sarasota’s new(ish) Circo.


Weekend Top 10: Mom, Margaritas & Hot-Air Balloons

Te amo, mamá! It’s Cinco de Mayo/Mother’s Day weekend!

A Bright Ice cone. (Photo: Visit St Pete Clearwater)

Friday Food Fight: Bright Ice vs. The Revolution

Taste-testing two ice cream innovators on both sides of the bay.

The Sarasota Ballet's Arcadian Broad in "Elite Syncopations."

Weekend Top 10: Ann Richards, My Fair Lady & dance fever

Fair ladies, top dancers, a Texas heroine, a St. Pete filmfest — this weekend has it all.