The 20 most-anticipated new restaurants coming to Tampa Bay in 2022

Well, 2021 was a great year for new eats in Tampa Bay, and it looks like 2022 might top it.  From more…

By Stephanie Powers

St. Petersburg
 Chicagoland favorite Portillo’s is opening its third Tampa Bay location near Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg in the first half of next year. The Chicago-style weiner and steak sandwich slinging, fast casual concept already has locations in Tampa (2102 E Fowler Ave.) and Brandon (1748 Brandon Blvd.), but this is the restaurant's first foray into the ‘Burg.
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The 25 most anticipated Tampa Bay restaurants opening in 2021

Surprisingly, 2020 saw plenty of new eats in Tampa Bay, and it's looking like 2021 will be just as good. From boozy…

By CL Staff

Sal Y Mar 
    3650 Midtown Dr., Tampa
     This rooftop bar is scheduled to debut in January 2021. Expect a casual and sophisticated vibe, and a menu filled with tapas, cocktails, as well as local craft beers and wine. Sal Y Mar boasts indoor and outdoor seating amid Mayan-inspired decor, and a 360-degree view of the Bay area through floor-to-ceiling windows. 
    Photo via Concord Hospitality
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23 essential Clearwater restaurants you should've tried by now

It's true, a lot of restaurants in Clearwater are pastel colored, old-Florida seafood joints, but that doesn't mean their food (and the…

By CL Staff

Island Way Grill    
     20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767, (727) 461-6617 
     Island Way Grill just sounds like a classy seafood restaurant...and that’s exactly what it is. Perched on the Gulf, this essential Clearwater joint has a large menu filled with fresh seafood, (both raw and cooked), steaks, and over a page of beers and cocktails. Skip the overpriced hotel dinner and opt for a classic waterfront dining. 
    Photo via Island Way Grill/Facebook
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26 new Tampa Bay restaurants and bars opening this spring

Compile all of the Tampa Bay restaurants and bars shooting for openings in spring and you've got one hefty list. (Click here…

By CL Staff

WEPA! Cocina de Puerto Rico
    2149 Third Ave. S., St. Petersburg. 727-420-7832.
    Mid-February is when this traditional Puerto Rican kitchen hopes to premiere. Anticipated dishes include mofongo and arroz con gandules.
    Photo via WEPA! Cocina de Puerto Rico
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