Living in both New York and Philadelphia, I subscribe to local magazines ("New York" - weekly, "Hudson Valley" - monthly, "Philadelphia" - monthly). I will be living part of the year in the metro-Tampla area (New Port Richey) and want to subscribe to a local magazine. When I went online, I noticed two different magazines for Tampa - "Tampa Bay Magazine" and Tampa Bay Metro Magazine". I have no idea which one to get but I am most interested in the one that has the best dining/food sections, especially if there are yearly "Best of..." issues (Restaurants, Cheap Eats, Bars, etc.). Any advice would be most appreciated.
You certainly should pick up "Creative Loafing," a free tabloid available at many restaurants. It always had a few pages devoted to restaurant reviews, cooking, and wine. Much of the rest of the magazine is devoted to clubs, musical groups playing locally, plays, movies, etc. Its unrelenting ultraliberal bias can be irritating at times, but, generally, I enjoy it, especially for the food articles.