Graze 1910 goes old-school with American classics inside Armature Works

Comfort food and breakfast all day are planned for the retro Heights Public Market stall.

Comfort food and breakfast all day are what Graze 1910 has committed to dishing at the Heights Public Market. The retro-style tenant from former Daily Eats managing partner Raymond "Ray" Menendez — with the tagline "breakfast - brunch - bar" — is set to bring spins on American classics to the Tampa Heights market's south entrance at Armature Works.

Ray, who spent 11-plus years with Ciccio Restaurant Group and helped birth and lead its popular SoHo diner, has citrus-glazed waffles and artisan cheese-topped burgers planned for Graze's lunch and dinner menu, as well as a rotating selection of gourmet toasts under the title "Get Toasted." (I've been waiting for a restaurant dedicated to toast, TBH.) Imagine seasonal mashups like berries/honey/ricotta, or salmon/dill creme/sunny-side-up egg.

"I'm really excited to bring this concept to The Heights Public Market," Ray said in a statement. "I have a strong tie to the Tampa community, and Graze 1910 will really represent what I'm about: quality food in a laid-back setting — I want this to be a real go-to neighborhood spot."

Ray's wife and co-owner Lauren is behind the throwback vibe of the 1,000-square-foot eatery, featuring indoor and outdoor counter seating and two takeout stations. Her design vision includes white-washed wood finishes, brass accents, jade green millwork, subway tiles and a custom mural.

"My goal is to maintain a comfortable setting that also exudes effortless elegance — similar to the already existing look of Armature Works," according to Lauren.

The Heights Public Market, whose last tenant announcement was Swami Juice and O Cocina earlier this month, is slated to launch in summer.

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