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Bella Brava, Domenica Macchia part ways

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Sad news to report but my favorite chef, the ever mercurial Domenica Macchia, and my favorite restaurant, Bella Brava, have decided to part ways.  I really don’t know where this leaves Domenica.  She is one of the most talented chefs I know, but has had trouble settling down into one place.  As for Bella Brava, their license to print money, err, I mean, move to Beach Drive is on-track (although they just started going through permitting yesterday). Developing…

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Beer dinner at Z Grille tonight!

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As any reader of this blog knows, my favorite chef in Tampa Bay is also your favorite chef. By that I mean my favorite Chef is Domenica Macchia, winner of Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay award. If I had to name a second favorite chef, the answer undoubtedly would be Zach Gross at Z Grille. A Beard Award nominee, Zach is about as good as it gets in Tampa Bay. Yet, what’s cool about Zach is how non-plussed he…

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