3 Daughters' Clearwater Beach taproom, a new Ybor CIty brewpub and more Tampa Bay foodie news

Dang Dude is headed to Sparkman Wharf, too.

click to enlarge Trellis Brewpub rendering c/o Sol Architecture - c/o Joel Bigham
c/o Joel Bigham
Trellis Brewpub rendering c/o Sol Architecture
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Back in 2019, Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard announced plans to bring five locations of the beloved Italian chain to Tampa Bay, and next week marks the beginning of the official Fazoli’s invasion when its Busch Gardens-adjacent location opens on Tuesday, Feb. 8. The fast casual chain is best known for classic baked pastas like the chicken carbonara or loaded baked spaghetti, as well as “fan favorites” (which has its own section on the menu), including chicken fettuccine alfredo, lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs. Pizza and wings occupy the non-pasta section of the Fazoli’s dinner menu. 4011 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. @fazolisbuschgardens on Facebook

Coming soon

3 Daughters Brewing The St. Pete brewery’s latest tasting room will be on the third floor of a building above Hooters and next to the Ron Jon Surf Shop. Although there’s no exact grand opening date listed, this upcoming location will debut at the end of this month. 381 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. @3daughtersbrewing on Instagram

Dang Dude A new fast-casual Asian concept from James Beard-semifinalist Tampa chef Ferrell Alvarez, hopes to open in downtown’s Sparkman Wharf early next month. The Dang Dude menu is still in development, but will probably include a play on the ridiculously-popular nuom choc cobia collar at Alvarez’s Rooster & the Till, likely using locally-sourced grouper cheeks. Ybor City’s Jamison B. Breadhouse has also been working on a bao-type bun for Dang Dude’s rou-jia-mo, a homemade Chinese flatbread stuffed with pork, beef or tofu. Sparkman Wharf in downtown Tampa. @dang_dude_tpa on Instagram

Trellis Brewpub Arriving in Ybor City in just a few months. Fermented Reality Biergarten founder Joel Bigham tells Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that his new beer-driven restaurant will be hopefully open by June 2022. Surprisingly, the unexpected move out of Sparkman’s Wharf didn’t inhibit plans for the new brewpub. Seating about 100 patrons inside and few more on its outdoor patio, Trellis Brewpub will boast a full dinner menu of “upscale American fare.” Trellis Brewpub’s extensive beer list will be just as important as the food. “Even though our tap will rotate through trendy and popular beers, there will be one or two permanent collaborations that will always be available,” Bigham tells Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. “I’ve already got commitments from Magnanimous Brewing and BarrieHaus Beer Co.,” which are two Tampa-based breweries. The other beers on tap besides the permanent collaborations will rotate “big time” according to Bigham. Trendy IPAs and sours will be on tap, while the selection of bottled and canned brews will range from local staples like Cigar City’s Jai Alai to imported lagers and ales from Germany, Belgium and beyond. 1910 E 7th Ave., Ybor City. @trellisbrewpub on Instagram

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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