Chill Bros. ice cream comes to Ybor, fork-free chicken and waffles, and more in Tampa Bay foodie news

And no big closings either.

click to enlarge It's pretty easy to find the new Chill Bros. ice cream shop in Ybor City, Florida. - Jenna Rimensnyder
Jenna Rimensnyder
It's pretty easy to find the new Chill Bros. ice cream shop in Ybor City, Florida.

As if we could go a week without filling you in on the new bites and brews around Tampa Bay. This week we celebrate Red Star’s new location, ice cream hitting the streets of Ybor, a St. Petersburg wine lounge coming soon-ish, and a few other newbies. Stay up to date via


Anchor and Brine The indoor-outdoor concept and cocktail bar located within the Tampa Marriott Water Street is serving up seafood with waterfront views. 505 Water St., downtown Tampa.

Chill Bros. Scoop Shop Beat the heat with hard-scooped ice cream made in-house from scratch right in front of your eyes. Another location is coming to Bay to Bay Blvd in the near future. 1910 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.

Red Star Rock Bar The bar launched its second location, complete with a bigger layout, in Ybor City. Expect live music and daily drink specials. Happy hour runs from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; hours for the bar are 3 p.m.-3 a.m. on weekdays, noon-3 a.m. on weekends. 1710 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.

Kay’s Kitchen ICYMI, the Chicago-style fried chicken and fish concept moved closer to the University of South Florida campus. Slide into comfort food central to snag wings, chicken nuggets and sandos. Oh, and now they deliver. 11124 N. 30th St., Tampa. 


Anthem House Local husband-and-wife duo Anabel and David Ottersbach launch their healthy shake and tea shop next month. The joint will offer fitness classes and seminars to help bond the community and inspire healthy living. 25028 U.S. Highway 19 N., Clearwater.

Chick’nCone The fast-casual concept will debut before 2020, and serve fork-free chicken and waffles on-the-go. Get ready for fried nuggets of chicken tossed in sauces of your choice which include sweet, mild and spicy. All cones are $8. Coming to the 400 block in downtown St. Petersburg.

Copa The Thurière brothers’ wine and cocktail bar debuts in mid-October. Copa will serve vino by the glass, a selection of cocktails, beer and tapas plates. Stick around and smoke some hookah on the back patio. 1047 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

Olivia After delays and nearly a year of waiting, the Italian concept by Bay area restaurateurs Chris and Michelle Ponte debuts late next month. Get ready for a menu that mixes northern and southern Italian cuisine, which means Neapolitan 'zas and a wide range of pasta dishes. 3601 W. Swann Ave., Tampa. 

Social Roost Kitchen and Bar  The full-service, poultry-focused restaurant was supposed to open in the fall, but a rep for Social Roost told CL that it now hopes to be open by the end of 2019. 150 1st Street N., St. Petersburg.

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