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MICHELIN Guide selects two Tampa restaurants for Bib Gourmand Award

The 2023 edition of the MICHELIN® Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa includes eight restaurants making their debut in the Bib Gourmand selection. Two more Tampa restaurants made the cut, and they join Rocca and Rooster & The Till. The Tampa selections are Gorkhali Kitchen, and Psomi.

This announcement precedes the MICHELIN Guide Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, in Miami. Bib Gourmand restaurants offer a meal of good quality at a good value, according to the editors.

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“The restaurants joining the Bib Gourmand selection prove that foodies can find flavorful international feasts right in their own backyard – in Miami, Orlando or Tampa,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Not only are these establishments unique for their tasty dishes and quality ingredients, but they’re also approachable in terms of price and atmosphere. The inspectors are excited about these additions, and these restaurants teams have a lot to be proud of.”

Gorkhali earns a Bib Gourmand Award

Take the short drive from downtown for a taste of Himalayan cuisine at Gorkhali Kitchen, write MICHELIN Guide editors. The menu is large with a Nepalese focus along with some Indian elements. Of course, there must be momo, those iconic Nepalese dumplings that are seared, pan-fried or even in jhol (soup). Chicken is a popular protein that appears often on the menu, but don’t shy away from the goat specialties. They’re falling-off-the-bone tender and savory.

“We are locally owned and dedicated to serving up great Himalayan-inspired, authentic flavors of Kathmandu City for lunch and dinner,” writes the Gorkhali ownership team. The restaurant is located at 10044 Cross Creek Blvd. See the full menu by visiting its website.

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Photo of Greek almond biscuits
Greek almond biscuits at Psomi

High marks for Greek brunch in Tampa

Psomi remains a proverbial brunch favorite in Tampa. Owned and run by second-generation Greek-American Christina Theofilos, this daytime eatery and bakery epitomizes warmth and comfort. The menu is laced with Greek items ranging from flavorful and tender octopus ceviche to house-made dolmades that display an added level of care. Of course, with a name that translates to bread, there must be baked goods and you’ll find it all here. 

Psomi is an experience focused on fresh food made with premium, local ingredients set amid a quintessential greek island ambiance. Their brunch includes amazing Greek donuts, avocado toast, and Greek custard stuffed French toast. You can visit the restaurant at 701 N Howard Avenue.

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