Jeffrey Jew opens Lingr in St. Pete, Bourdain movie comes to Tampa, and more local foodie news

Datz’ Riverwalk Cafe is open, too.

click to enlarge An outdoor seating area at Lingr, located at 400 6th St. S in St. Petersburg, Florida. - LingrRestaurant Facebook
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An outdoor seating area at Lingr, located at 400 6th St. S in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Datz Riverwalk Cafe The newest member of the Datz Restaurant Group family is open and ready to serve morning drinks and breakfast to hungry Tampeños. Located outside of the Tampa Convention Center, the menu includes Cafe Bustelo coffee and breakfast goods including a vegan croissant-wich. There’s also booze–the “Datz-A-Mary,” mimosas and the “Morning Margarita” with tequila, orange juice, orange liqueur and lime–which is available to drink while walking in designated Riverwalk cups. It’s also only open from 7:30 a.m.-11:30, so you’ll be sober again by supper. 333 S Franklin St., Tampa.

Lingr “Top Chef” star Jeffrey Jew has officially opened his upscale-casual eatery venture and has been taking reservations since June last week. The Nordic and Asian-inspired restaurant has been teasing dishes like dumplings, raw snapper, and sea urchins on the 'gram for the past few months. 400 6th St. S, St. Petersburg.

Santa Social Club Tiki Pop Up To mark getting halfway to Christmas, Dunedin bar scene favorite Sonder has transformed into a holiday tiki pop up that runs through July 4 and features a menu that includes the Jungle Bird, Painkiller, Rye Thai, a large format punch and the Caladesi connection featuring Santa Teresa Rum, Pineapple, Grapefruit, lime, house made spiced chai syrup and angostura bitters. 966 Douglas Ave. No. 101, Dunedin. @sonder_social_club on Instagram

Soulful Flavors Seffner Chef Andre Warren has rebranded his “Dub’s Kitchen,” and—depending on the day—now slings smothered pork chops, chicken & waffles, roasted chicken, a caesar salad and wings, plus BBQ fall-off-the-bone ribs, sausage, pulled pork, brisket, now crab, shrimp, oysters and lobster tail. 12008 E MLK Jr. Blvd., Seffner.—Alexandria Jones

Coming soon

Red Ribbon Filipino Red Ribbon bakery is opening up shop in Pinellas Park, right next to the Filipino fast food chain Jollibee. Hang tight for deep purple ube overload cake (ube is a naturally purple yam) and the Mango Supreme Cake made with Filipino mangos plus sweet and savory pastries like a “Cheesy Mamon” butter sponge cake topped with cheese. 4053 Park Boulevard N, Pinellas Park.

Whole Foods Midtown Starting next month, the Whole Foods location less than a mile north on Dale Mabry Highway will close and the new, shinier version will open in the Midtown Tampa district on July 7. 3740 Midtown Dr., Tampa.—Colin Wolf


Central Florida staples PDQ and 4 Rivers are joining forces for a new chicken sandwich Available at most PDQs around Florida  until Aug. 2, sales from the sandwich—made of “PDQ’s fresh crispy chicken breast dipped in a blend of 4 Rivers signature and mustard BBQ sauces, served on a buttered and toasted potato bun with guacamole, red cabbage and pepper jack cheese”—go to the 4Roots nonprofit, which helps feed families in Florida.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Rob Gronkowski now has a signature Datz dish The “Gronkalo Chicken & Waffle”—dripping in hot sauce and created as part of Food Network’s “Guy’s Restaurant Reboot” where celebrity guests brought attention to the struggling industry while giving away $300,000 in grants—is available on Grubhub and at Datz through June 27. Multiple locations.

Tampa Theatre will screen Anthony Bourdain film “Roadrunner” next month On July 16, Tampa Theatre lets audiences reconnect with Bourdain on screen, who was 61 when he died, and then talk to each other, on the opening night of “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.” Through June 28. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa.

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