A half-rack of ribs, plus beans and slaw at Urban Brew and BBQ

Friday Food Fight: ‘Cue the Ribs Showdown

A statewide BBQ titan and a downtown St. Pete favorite vie for which serves the best ribs.

A big bowl of fries from the Bier Boutique. (photo: David Downing)

Friday Food Fight: Le Duel des French Fries

You can get fries most anywhere, but we chose two restaurants known for them.

A chocolate shake by Urban Creamery

Friday Food Fight: A Milkshake Showdown

Which of two places known for making great shakes makes the better one?

Pad Thai at Hawkers in St. Pete

Friday Food Fight: Pad Thai — Thailand’s National Dish Enters the Ring

Two considerably different restaurants compete for which one makes the best version of this popular noodle dish.

The famed grouper sandwich at the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant.

Friday Food Fight: The Fabled Grouper Sandwich — Which One Is Better?

A new joint, Mullet’s Fish Camp, squares off with an old standby, the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant. Which will prevail?

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?

Friday Food Fight: Vegan Pizza — Cali vs. Cappy’s

Who will emerge the victor between two vastly different plant-based pizzas?