The hopes for a livable downtown are as high as the condo tower starting this spring. There are signs it’s starting. By JANET ZINK, Times Staff Writer Published January 14, 2005 Kelly Ennix and friend Duane Davis of Tampa chat at Spain restaurant Saturday night. Ennix just moved from San Francisco and said the nightlife, […]
Lots of Tampa Bay restaurants thrill the eye but not the palate. Here are the most mmmmmarvelous of 2004 – the ones that prove themselves on the plate, where it counts. By CHRIS SHERMAN, Times Food Critic Published January 13, 2005 The most important ingredient in the kitchen may be the hardest to find in […]
CHRIS SHERMAN . St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Fla.: Jan 8, 2004. pg. 1.W Spain, 513 Tampa St., Tampa; (813) 223-2831. The chicken and yellow rice that downtowners love is the same as on any steam table, but set in the new location and redesign of this downtown fixture, it’s a jewel. Architect Ken Garcia’s […]
The restaurant moves and gets a modern look that takes its corner of the city from urban same-old to urbane sophistication. The decor sets off the food’s color and warmth. By CHRIS SHERMAN, Times Food Critic Published October 23, 2003 Spain ’s new dining room has white walls, tables, ceilings and lights. It is lit […]
With mighty pans of paella – a festive party of yellow rice, checken and ham – simmering in the kitchen and aromas of sautéed octopus wafting through the dining room, you leave Tampa when feasting at Spain Restaurant in the heart of downtown. The tall, mirrored building and the endless line-up of parking meters disappear. […]
By Kurt Loft of The Tampa Tribune Published: October 15, 2003 TAMPA – The Spain Restaurant for years was a dependable hole-in-the-wall on Twiggs Street , a place to grab a Cuban sandwich or a hot plate of boliche for lunch. But the old cafeteria got an uptown makeover with its new digs around the […]
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