Tampa’s Best Restaurant

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Find out what’s on the menu at Tampa’s best restaurant, the Ulele, which serves authentic Floridian cuisine.

    Male Speaker Thriving inside a century old re-imagined Water Works Building, Tampas Ulele stands beside a restored natural spring. Male Speaker: We want to make sure we put half an ounce on each one each time.

    Male Speaker Named Ulele Native Inspired Foods and Spirits, the inspiration is Florida itself. Male Speaker We really like to say we are the original local voice of what naturally was here and what was eaten through our ancestors and through the Europeans as they have came into town.

    Female Speaker I think its wonderful. The Blackened Grouper Sandwich what I had was one of the best Grouper Sandwiches that I have ever eaten and I am a tough critic as a native Floridian.

    Male Speaker: Named after a 16th Century Native American princess who lived on Florida's Gulf Coast, Ulele is linked to the States rich food heritage, but with an updated interpretation.

    Male Speaker: What we have here is we have our Pompano, say fresh from Florida Pompano thats pan-seared with little white wine served with our house rice, its a wild rice and brown rice peel off, sundried tomato cream, crispy fried carrot ribbons and Chargrilled asparagus.

    Male speaker: Featuring fresh from Florida beef, fish, vegetables and fruits, Ulele is the creation of Richard Gonzmart, owner of Tampas famed Columbia Restaurant.

    Male speaker: This was the water that my great grandfather used in 1903 when he opened the Columbia Saloon in that we made our spinach bean soup. So you know I think about every dish that we serve my great grandfather, my grandparents and my parents has certainly to do with this. Male Speaker: Joining the Tampa Bay areas growing craft beer scene, Ulele is home of the Ulele Spring Brewery. Not only has this destination brought new life to Tampas older suburb, here in this shadow of downtown Ulele joins one of the city's newest parks, Water Works Park includes the northern end of river-walk, two-and-half mile pedestrian trail along the Hillsborough river.

    Male speaker: Oh, thats perfect!

    Male speaker: Ulele, native inspired food and spirits are delicious new take on old Florida.

    Female Speaker: Yeah, I like it a lot.

    Male speaker: Barry for Visit Florida in Town.