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Food and Wine Wednesday: Steve Westphal last man standing in bid to build restaurant at Albert Whitted Airport

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Albert Whitted Airport may finally get a new restaurant. The city was reviewing proposals from two local restaurateurs to operate in the space on the terminal’s second floor. Now, however, one has said he will withdraw his bid. Both Parkshore Grill owner Steve Westphal and the Undertow Beach Bar owner Paul Nicklaus submitted bids to rent the 5,000-square-foot space, which has sat empty since the terminal opened in 2007. Last week, however, Nicklaus said he had decided to withdraw. Officials…

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PoHo picks up some hardware

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From Creative Loafing: Because Creative Loafing Political Editor Wayne Garcia would be far too modest to tell you himself, I’m reporting that this here blog, “The Political Whore,” won first place in the category of Blog-Affiliated last night in the Sunshine State Awards, the Florida-wide prizes given out by the Society of Professional Journalists/ South Florida. New Times Broward Palm Beach’s “The Juice” and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s “Broward Politics” came in second and third, respectively. But Kudos to…

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My latest op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat

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Two of my passions are gourmet food and politics. When I’m not walking door-to-door for a candidate, I am in front of a stove, near a wine bin or doing something otherwise epicurean. So an event I recently attended was a real McFlurry, a seemingly contradictory juxtaposition that comes out wonderfully by the time you’re finished.I was invited to a campaign fundraiser with a theme of “Cooking with the Candidate” during which a five-course meal was prepared by a master…

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Wednesdays are for food and wine

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If you look at the top right of this blog, you’ll see I’ve laid out a schedule of the features I intend to write about as this blog progresses. I want SaintPetersburg 2.0 to be about something more than Saint Petersburg elections or Florida politics so that when a reader comes here for analysis and insight, maybe they’ll read about another topic they find interesting — and our communal bond will grow all the more. One of my passions is…

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