World Cup pop-up opens with tubular meats, mules on tap in St. Petersburg

Miami-born Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse is responsible for the EDGE District newbie.

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click to enlarge On Friday, World Cup Central debuted in St. Pete. - Pixabay
On Friday, World Cup Central debuted in St. Pete.

Over the weekend, St. Petersburg's EDGE District became a quintessential destination for fútbol fans. Locals looking to catch all of the FIFA World Cup action — plus, you know, four kinds of tubular meats and Moscow Mules on tap — found refuge in the newest pop-up to hit OpenHouse St. Pete: World Cup Central.

Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse is responsible for the pop-up, an all-around gathering place at 1113 Central Ave. offering surround-sound viewings of each game. Buya Ramen owner Michael Sponaugle started Prost in Miami's Brickell neighborhood four years ago during the last World Cup tournament, and World Cup Central serves the Prost menu of wieners, sides and "dranks."

In addition to the sausage party (bratwurst, duck chorizo, chicken and alligator andouille), dishes include cucumber salad, signature fries and potato salad. There's also a 12-inch Bavarian-style pretzel with grain mustard and salted butter.

A mix of local and imported beers is poured for revelers who aren't up for the mules, as are two other cocktails, wine and various spirits.

World Cup Central, which debuted Friday night, opens at 9:30 a.m. on game days.

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