ICYMI: A Bite-Sized Roundup Of Tampa Bay Happenings This Week

Been busy? Grab a well-deserved Friday afternoon coffee and have a quick read through our bite-sized round-up of happenings around our hubs in Tampa Bay this week.

St. Pete

The Frog Pond St. PeteSt. Petersburg’s 3 Daughters Brewing is one of 17 national finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Dream Big Small Business of the Year” award.

The Frog Pond on St. Pete Beach – a popular breakfast spot famed for its hearty eggs benedict, waffles and omelettes – will soon open a second location in St. Pete’s Webb Plaza at 850 3rd Avenue South, close to our hub.

Also opening a second location in St. Pete is (swah-rey). The dessert bar has signed a new lease on the 600 block of Central Avenue. Yet more opportunity to use your exclusive Coast member discount.

To help inform residents on happenings with the new St. Pete Pier, the City has partnered with local breweries for Pier Beer nights. The next two events will take place on July 25th at Cycle Brewing and August 1 at St. Pete brewing – both just a stone’s throw from our hubs.

Brick Street Farms, the indoor hydroponic urban farm in the Grand Central District, announced the launch of new farm share memberships. (Plus a new mural on their building at 2nd Ave and 20th Street S).

Tampa

New Sushi Restaurant TampaThe Kiwanis Club of Tampa will race 5,000 rubber ducks down the Hillsborough River at Curtis Hixon Park on August 12. There will be cash prizes for the winning ducks, and quacking good food, music and activities for spectators. You can purchase ducks to race and read more about the event here.

A sushi restaurant and ice cream shop have been announced as new residents at Armature Works’ Heights Public Market near downtown Tampa. Zukku has tapped former Ocean Prime sushi chef Gia Tran to create the masterful menu which allows you to build your own sushi burrito or poke bowl. Astro Ice Cream Co.’s, meanwhile, won’t have a single freezer onsite for its small-batch ice cream creations. Instead, everything will be flash-frozen in liquid nitrogen.

A new permanent dominoes table has taken up residency in Centennial Park in Ybor City.

Friends and neighbors congregated in Seminole Heights on Saturday to complete Tampa’s first street mural. The community received approval from the City of Tampa to paint the intersection of North River Boulevard and West Louisiana Avenue in 2016, in the hope it would act as a traffic calming measure as well as creating a unique sense of place.