We’re back with a pungent whiff of fresh blood in the Tampa Bay restaurant pool. A new brewery opened, and four are on the way. Barterhouse finally made its debut in Ybor, Lakeland is getting a food hall… the list goes on.
HOB Brewing Co. Dunedin’s ninth brewery hosts a grand opening event this Saturday, November 16. Some of the beers are brewed on-site and the others are from a combination of local breweries plus local and international craft beer makers. 931 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. dunedinhob.com
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino The joint welcomed four new concepts — Cipresso, Pool Bar & Grill, a grab-and-go spot Constant Grind and a new immersive wine experience called The Cellar — and revamped its food court. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. seminolehardrocktampa.com
Brighter Days Brew Co. Tarpon Spring’s forthcoming brewery should have an opening date announcement around the corner. 311 N. Safford Ave., Tarpon Springs.
Florida Avenue Brewing Co. The Seminole Heights staple is expanding with a new massive 34,000-square-foot location that includes a full-service restaurant, a tasting room and event space. 2029 Arrowgrass Dr., Wesley Chapel. floridaavebrewing.com
Rome + Fig North Hyde Park is getting an upscale restaurant by January 2020. The seasonal menu has dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients and globally-inspired flavors. 301 N. Rome Ave., North Hyde Park. romeandfigbistro.com
Burrito Boarder The drunken, late night burrito joint closed its doors for good on November 9, but within the next week or so, we should be seeing Grumpy Gringo move in. 17 3rd St. N., St. Petersburg. grumpy-gringo.com
NuMex The St. Pete restaurant quietly shuttered shortly after celebrating its second anniversary. 2710 Central Ave, St. Petersburg.