Taste-testing smoked fish spread tends to make a mess.

Friday Food Fight: Fish Spread — Which One Will Smoke the Other?

Two very different purveyors, Nachman’s and The Galley, vie for the trophy.

The Meatball appetizer at Noble Crust.

Friday Food Fight: A Meatball Mega-Battle

We compare the meatball appetizers at two prominent St. Pete restaurants.

The 10 Best Things I Ate for Friday Food Fight

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

Portillo's Chicago-style dog. (All photos by David Warner except where otherwise indicated.)

Hot Diggity Dog! Portillo’s vs. Mel’s Hot Dogs

Two iconic eateries, two iconic sandwiches. Which does the best Chicago dog and Italian beef?

A box of fresh-baked buns from A Friend Who Bakes in Gulfport. (All photos: David Warner)

Who’s got the hottest hot cross buns?

It’s a Good Friday Food Fight: Tasting a seasonal treat at A Friend Who Bakes and Publix.

Bodega in St. Pete's EDGE District. (All photos by David Warner)

Friday Food Fight: Who does Cubans better?

Now that Tampa’s La Segunda has opened an outpost in St. Pete, we ask: How do its Cubans compare to Bodega’s?