Noble Rice in downtown Tampa, Cafe Clementine heads to St. Pete’s MFA, and more Tampa Bay foodie news

Get your hands on a Plant City beer that supports Ukraine, too.

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This week's foodie news takes us to all corners of Tampa Bay, with a new rooftop taproom on Clearwater Beach, a  just-opened downtown Tampa Japanese restaurant,  plus that fancy bakery slated to debut inside of downtown St. Pete's Museum of Fine Arts. A full round-up of this week's news—which includes tomorrow's Bubble & Brunch Fest—can be found below.

Openings

Noble Rice This highly-anticipated modern Japanese eatery started dishing out ramen, sushi and sake after this week’s grand opening at Tampa’s Sparkman Wharf. Customers make reservations on the Noble Rice website, which requires a $15 deposit per person, whether you want to sit at the sushi bar or grab a table in the 100-seat dining room. Fresh seafood is the star of the Noble Rice menu with options ranging from fresh sashimi platters, caviar and small plates to unique sushi rolls, like it's “Negi Torro” with fatty tuna, scallions, Kewpie mayo, fermented chili paste and black garlic shoyu. 615 Channelside Dr., Tampa. noblericeco.com

Earth Fare After being closed for over two years, Oldsmar’s wellness-forward grocery store Earth Fare recently re-opened in its former location on Tampa Road. And if you’re not familiar with the organic supermarket’s mission, its website states that Earth Fare is the “only grocery market to develop a Food Philosophy that bans all artificial ingredients, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, and added hormones and antibiotics.” 3136 Tampa Rd., Tampa. earthfare.com

Cafe Clementine Le Clementine Bakeshop's high-class bakes have found a home near the halls of a St. Pete museum, and the gorgeous pastries will leave patrons wondering if the food is also part of the exhibit. An Instagram post says the counter is located within the MFA's conservatory, so admission to the museum is not required to enjoy the goods. This new bakery and patisserie debuts on Saturday, April 30, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday after its grand opening. 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. leclementinebakeshop.com —Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

3 Daughters Brewing The multi-use building at the hub of Clearwater Beach welcomed a new penthouse tenant this week, as  3D celebrated the grand opening of its new waterfront taproom. Although its National Beer Day party has already passed, guests can expect dozens of craft beers on tap, 3 Daughters’ beach bites menu and tasty waterfront views from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every single day. 381 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. 3dbrewing.com

Events
Bubbles & Brunch Fest This is the perfect event for folks who love local markets, brunches and throwback R&B jams; Mimosa Wines hosts its inaugural Bubbles & Brunch Fest this weekend in St. Petersburg. On Saturday, April 9, the St. Pete Pier will be chock full of unlimited samples of bubbly, a fashion show, tasty brunch bites, live music and the fest's Mother’s Day village—a section stacked with local artisans and vendors. Last minute tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.com. 800 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg. bubblesandbrunchfest.com

ICYMI
Plant City's Keel Farms joins global effort to brew limited-edition beer in support of Ukraine Available tomorrow, Sunday and next Saturday, April 16 during Keel Farms’ Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival, Resolve was created as part of “an open-source collaboration beer to recognize the determination of the Ukrainian people and to aid the humanitarian effort." Clay Keel, owner of Keel Farms is friends with Naz Drebot or Kyiv's 2085 Brewery and joined in the cause to show his support. Proceeds will go towards two nonprofits supporting the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine through direct aid—the Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) and World Central Kitchen (WCK). 5202 Thonotosassa Rd. Plant City. keelfarms.com—Sofía García Vargas

About The Authors

Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Magazine journalism student with an affinity for music writing. Brandalynn has previously written for Glitter Magazine and was the editor-in-chief/contributor of USF's Her Campus chapter.

Sofía García Vargas

Sofía García Vargas, born in Colombia, South America and raised in Costa Rica, Central America, is a journalism student at the University of South Florida and Editor-in-Chief of The Crow’s Nest, USF St. Petersburg’s student newspaper. Her passions range from art and music to sports and food. She dreams of becoming...
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