Foodie? You’re in luck, with six new restaurants poised to open within biking distance of Downtown Tampa.
Ever get stuck on which burger to order from the menu? No longer. Burgerim, opening at 800 N Franklin St in Tampa in July, will offer diners a selection of customizable mini burgers. Try a duo, trio or 16-pack of gourmet patties and customize each one from a list of three different buns, five signature sauces, 10 patties and nine toppings.
Also expected to open in July, the upscale American Social Bar & Kitchen will be located 601 S Harbour Island Blvd. With 443 seats and four full-service bars, the sports lounge and restaurant will also feature two four-tap private booths for self-serve beer, one self-serve communal beer wall with six taps, and a full raw bar.
In Ybor City, preparation is underway for the opening of award-winning brewer Paul Rutherford’s Zydeco Brew Works at 1902 E 7th Avenue. In addition to the brewery, guests will be able to enjoy a New Orleans-style restaurant with a huge wraparound porch on the second floor.
If you’re a fan of Datz Deli, you’ll be delighted to hear the popular South Tampa hotspot has secured a new space at the Tampa Convention Center. Expected to open this fall, there will be a waterside pickup window for the beloved spunky comfort food from 7am to 7pm every day, plus a picnic basket on its menu for impromptu dates in the park.
If comfort food is more your thing, Better Byrd is set to replace Piquant at 1633 West Snow Avenue in Hyde Park Village. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the St. Pete location is famed for its savory mini donuts, loaded fries and delicious fried chicken sandwiches. We can’t wait to have access to the menu on both sides of the bay.
Also opening at the Tampa Convention Center this fall is Ballast Point favorite Big Ray’s Fish Camp. Visitors will be able to chow down on you-peel-’em shrimp, grouper Reubens and shrimp po’ boys among other options.
Which new eatery are you most excited about?