Best Ybor blast of Middle Eastern panache

Row Boat Mediterranean Cuisine & R Bar

click to enlarge Best Ybor blast of Middle Eastern panache - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Best Ybor blast of Middle Eastern panache

What did CL do before Row Boat? OK, we had, and still have, plenty of tasty Ybor lunch options, from New World’s tempting BBQ buffet, to The Bricks’ inventive sandwiches, to any number of fine establishments up and down Seventh. But we’ve got a special place — plate? — in our hearts for the fresh, tangy, authentic Middle Eastern fare of Row Boat, without which some of us might well go into falafel withdrawal. And now that the owners have added a sweet little bar right next door, the corner of 15th & 8th is a destination night and day. 1820 N. 15th St., Ybor City, 727-248-0001,

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Jon Palmer Claridge

Jon Palmer Claridge—Tampa Bay's longest running, and perhaps last anonymous, food critic—has spent his life following two enduring passions, theatre and fine dining. He trained as a theatre professional (BFA/Acting; MFA/Directing) while Mastering the Art of French Cooking from Julia Child as an avocation. He acted...
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