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.