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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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Z Grille’s Zach Gross responds to the news of James Beard nomination

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From Mouth: “I’m kind of shocked. In a million years I never thought you’d associate those two words—James Beard—with me. I think it’s fantastic that this can happen to a guy who put together a restaurant using credit cards and home equity loans. Weirder things have happened, I guess. But in these difficult times, it’s fantastic for the restaurant.” There you have it, folks. Wonder how he’s gonna look in a tuxedo. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the next…

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