The Weekend Escape Plan
June 21, 2013
Skip the Beach in Tampa
By NICHOLAS DERENZO
"After decades of suburban sprawl, this Gulf Coast city has brought new life to its neglected center by fixing up the riverfront, repurposing abandoned spaces, and embracing its Cuban-American history."
What are they saying about our neighboor?
"Snag a reservation for dinner at the Refinery, which has earned three James Beard Award nominations since opening in 2010. Housed in a converted Craftsman-style bungalow on an industrial stretch in Seminole Heights, the restaurant features a homey aesthetic and a market-oriented weekly menu that mixes high and low: Think sweetbread-stuffed tomatoes ($10) offered alongside a vegetarian sloppy joe ($13)."