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?

A cheesesteak from Astra Pizza.

Friday Food Fight: The Clash of the Cheesesteaks

Two small, takeout only places in St. Pete square off to see which makes the best cheesesteak.

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.