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Food and Wine Wednesday: Domenica Macchia moving to Bella Brava

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From the Mouth of Tampa Bay: Greg Pugh, owner of Diner 437 and Ringside Cafe, and chef Domenica Macchia will part company this next week when she leaves the diner to take a position at Bella Brava. Pugh is considering several exciting candidates for the chef position at Diner 437 and, as he says, “I want people in downtown St. Petersburg to walk in and say ‘Wow, how can they have this quality of food and this quality of service…

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One of my favorite chefs lands a new gig

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From the Mouth of Tampa Bay: Big news, eaters! A while back I wrote about Dan Soronen’s new project, Shackleton’s Folly. Previously the owner of St. Petersburg’s Old Northeast Tavern, Dan was venturing south to the Coquina Key Shopping Plaza (4300 6th St. S) for this new project, named for the Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton.He’s hired a chef. A good one. Domenica Macchia, former chef at MJ’s Martini Jazz and Tapas Lounge (see my rave review of her food here)…

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