It looks like there’s a new spud on the block. The Half Baked Potato opened at 1626 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg on Sept. 22, and the offerings are sure to please any palate (as long as that palate likes potatoes).
The concept offers four types of potatoes: sweet, baked, mashed and smashed (smashed is a baked potato, skin included, all smashed down). You can choose to top your selection yourself, or you can choose from the premade options Half Baked has.
The “Mack Daddy” gives diners the option to drown in housemade cheddar mac and cheese while “The Pretender,” Half Baked’s only vegan offering, dishes out a chopped Impossible burger, creamy garlic and artichoke puree and is topped with Everything Bagel seasoning.
If you’re craving something sweet, you can reach for a sweet potato topped with mini marshmallows, cinnamon and whiskey caramel. They also offer 420 cake and ice pops.
Drink options cover the basics with water, tea, soda and lemonade, but you can grab a Kool-Aid pouch to mix with whatever you want.
The space has indoor and outdoor seating, and is open Monday-Wednesday 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. until they run out of food.
To keep up with any changes, or to stare at photos of decked out potatoes, you can follow @thehalfbaked_stpete on Instagram.
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