National newspaper highlights Tampa Bay area restaurants

USA Today picks 10 food spots

TAMPA, Fla. - Ten restaurants in Tampa Bay received big-time recognition after a list of "best foodie spots in Tampa Bay" was published in the national newspaper USA Today.

Tampa Tribune food writer Jeff Houck said the article helps to put the area on the map for food enthusiasts.

"The fact that we could have 10 really solid selections on that list is a good sign," Houck said.

The list, according to the USA Today article, is as follows:

1. Mise en Place

2. Side Bern's

3. Z Grille

4. Bern's

5. The Refinery

6. Bella Brava

7. Maritana Grille

8. Rococo Steak

9. Pane Rustica

10. Taco Bus

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