Tin Drum taps into Oldsmar with pan-Asian street fare

The doors of Tin Drum Asiacafé's first streetside Florida location will open in Oldsmar May 15.

click to enlarge The café's sesame stir-fry - Tin Drum Asiacafé via Facebook
Tin Drum Asiacafé via Facebook
The café's sesame stir-fry

Furthering Tampa Bay's obsession with street-eats concepts, food trucks included, the Atlanta-based Tin Drum Asiacafé plans to premiere its latest pan-Asian streetside café in Oldsmar Friday, May 15.

The first in Florida, Tin Drum's newest fast-casual spot will be at 3687 Tampa Road. The other 13 locations are nestled throughout Georgia. During its grand opening week, which runs until Friday, May 22, food specials and live entertainment like taiko drum performances will be featured.

Founder and CEO Stephen Chan, who grew up in Hong Kong, established Tin Drum in 2003 to get Americans acquainted with the culture and street cuisine of locales like China, Pakistan and Korea. The eatery will showcase affordable lunch and dinner dishes, including noodles and tacos alongside staples such as stir-fry and curry. A menu for children ages 10 and under will also be available.

Robert Laurens, a partner in Louisiana Hooters franchises for more than 20 years, will introduce Tin Drum to the state, and plans to launch two additional Bay area locations within the next year.

St. Petersburg will have its own destination for Asian street food when Hawkers opens in the coming months.

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