The list of restaurants that have shuttered in 2020 continues to grow. The latest addition was brunch hotspot, Boca (stylized "BOCA"), located at 901 W. Platt Street in South Tampa. The restaurant's menu hosted New American cuisine with locally sourced ingredients.
Brunch and happy hour at Boca were king, boasting colorful cocktails and loaded dishes like decadent french toast, barbecue pork Benedict and a breakfast flatbread made with smoked chorizo, manchego, charred shishito peppers and topped with a sunny-side-up duck egg.
While we no longer have a Boca in our backyard, if you're missing Boca's brunch bites, you can take a mini road trip over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge or hop on I-275 and head to Sarasota for your fix.
If the Tampa Bay food scene has shown us anything, it is when one giant falls, it leaves room for a newbie to slide right in. Now we wait and see what will take over that coveted corner space in South Tampa.
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