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 20 most-anticipated new Tampa Bay restaurants opening this spring

Last year was tough for local restaurants, and Tampa Bay said goodbye to plenty of iconic spots. The good news, spring is…

By CL Staff

Twisted Indian  
    2641 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 
    St. Pete Rising says the popular food truck is shooting for a spring opening for a brick and mortar location in St. Petersburg’s Grand Central neighborhood.  The menu will include some of the Indian food truck’s popular dishes like tikka masala naanwiches in addition to new items.
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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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The 25 most-anticipated restaurants coming to Tampa Bay this fall

Summer already saw a slew of new eateries debut in Tampa Bay, but the year isn't over. From new Indian street food…

By CL Staff

Hiccups & Churroholic
    13030 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
    This Asian-inspired chain is coming to Tampa soon. A collaboration between Hiccups Teahouse and Churroholics, they will sell dishes like popcorn chicken, pho, kimchi fried rice, garlic noodles, and of course, churros. The churros are made-to-order and come in a variety of unique flavors like matcha.
    Photo via Hiccups & Churroholic/Facebook
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The 20 hottest restaurants in Tampa Bay right now

Since COVID-19, many Tampa Bay spots have closed, re-opened, instituted changes or debuted for the first time. It's been a tough few…

By CL Staff

Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz
    6305 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach, (727) 498-3205
    The brainchild of Celebrity Chef and Food Network contestant Robert Hesse, Fo’Cheezy serves up signature grilled cheese sandwiches like the Cluck Norris “Ass Kickin Chicken” served with smoked gouda, aged cheddar, Nashville hot sauce, southern fried chicken, pickled red onion, dill pickles and cut slaw.
    Photo via Fo’Cheezy/Facebook
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30 new Tampa Bay restaurants that opened this spring

It's been a turbulent few months for Tampa Bay's food industry, to say the least. But through it all some new and…

By CL Staff

Red Mesa Quatro  
    128 3rd St., St. Petersburg
    Part of the Red Mesa Cantina’s line of restaurant concepts, Quatro is a ghost kitchen serving a little bit of everything. Located on the second floor of Red Mesa Cantina, Quatro is offering pickup or delivery options, but its dining room remains closed.
    Photo via Red Mesa Quatro/Facebook
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The 25 hottest restaurants in Tampa Bay right now

In terms of new culinary offerings, 2020 is already off to a bang in Tampa Bay. From new beer bars, viral fast…

By CL Staff

Luv Child  
    516 S Howard Ave, Tampa
    Ciccio Restaurant Group (Fresh Kitchen, Green Lemon, Taco Dirty, Forbici) opened a 70s-inspired mexican restaurant in SoHo. The restaurant has a separate brunch and dinner menu, both accompanied by their own cocktail menu, featuring beer, wine, and frozen mojitos. 
    Photo via Luv Child/Facebook
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The most-anticipated new restaurants coming to Tampa Bay in 2020

This year was good, but next year is looking even more delicious. The Tampa Bay restaurant scene is about to serve up…

By CL Staff

    425 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
    The fast-casual concept serves fork-free chicken and waffles on-the-go. Get ready for fried nuggets of chicken tossed in sauces of your choice including sweet, mild and spicy. Signature menu options include Cinna-Maple which is a cone of fried chicken tossed in maple syrup, Kick'n Ranch, Buffalo Blue, and Peri Peri (and African chili) then drenched in chili sauce.
    Photo via Chick’nCone/Facebook
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24 essential Seminole Heights restaurants you should've tried by now

The Seminole Heights restaurant scene has been booming, and there have been plenty of new additions as of late that have been…

By CL Staff

Cappy’s Pizzeria  
    4910 N Florida Ave, Tampa, 813-238-1516
    Cash only! This pizza joint is like a scene from Stranger Things, nothing but vintage decor. Slide in for a pie. 
    Photo via Google Maps
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Every new Tampa Bay restaurant that's opened so far in 2019

So far, this has been a great year for new Tampa Bay restaurants. From taco joints to new hole-in-the-wall sushi spots, it's…

By CL Staff

Wine & Wood  
    614 S Howard Ave, Unit C, Tampa, 813-284-7346
    With a veggie-forward fare, Wine & Wood has an extensive wine bar, and also carries two cocktail-y options, red sangria and mimosas, plus draft beer.
    Photo via Wine & Wood/Facebook
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20 delicious photos from Tampa's Sparkman Wharf

Wondering what the verdict is on Tampa's Sparkman Wharf? According to CL Food Critic Jon Palmer Claridge, the dining garden gets it…

By CL Staff

The Corners manager James Maldonado prepares a classic red Detroit-style pizza.
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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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24 things to do in Tampa Bay Sept. 12-19

Looking for some fun things to do in Tampa Bay? Food? Drinks? Live Music? Here's the rundown of what's happening in Tampa…

By CL Staff

Tropic of Sad at Tempus Projects
    Saturday, 7 p.m.
    Photo via Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa
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Take a look at Seminole Heights' new Nebraska Mini-Mart in Tampa

Everybody in Seminole Heights has been waiting for the opening of Nebraska Mini-Mart, the hip new eat-and-drink-and-hang venture by the folks behind…

By CL Staff

Take a look at Seminole Heights' new Nebraska Mini-Mart in Tampa
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