While local treasures like Munch’s and The Chattaway remain firm favorites, the renaissance of South St. Pete has seen several new spots open #SouthofCentral, with more planned for the coming year. Here are a few you might have missed.
Lolita’s Wine Market launched quietly at 16 18th Street S last week, just a couple of blocks from our hub at Central Ave and 21st St. Set in 900-square-foot of characterful space – pink window boxes and colorful interiors – Lolita’s describes itself as “coffee shop meets wine bar”. You’ll find wines from all over the globe, as well as some local craft brews, and create-you-own charcuterie, which you can even take to-go.
At 1437 4th St S, reclaimed and vintage finds adorn the 21-seat hangout Story Brooke, where craft coffee and cocktails are the name of the game. The rotating waffle du jour is a popular draw, and includes combinations like fresh blackberry sauce, white chocolate, kiwi, and torched coconut.
Fabrica Woodfired Pizza, a Channelside staple for the last two years, is set to open its second location on the ground floor of the Hermitage apartment building at 151 7th St. S later this year, mere steps away from our hub. Hand-stretched dough for Neapolitan-style pizza and made-to-order salads and sandwiches can be taken to go, or enjoyed over a leisurely glass of wine.
The Hideaway Pizza Pub is rumored to open by the end of 2017, too, at 3901 6th Street S. Currently under construction in a beautiful 1928 house, the restaurant will have a beachy, surf bar feel, with indoor and outdoor seating on the huge veranda.
Where are your favorite places #SouthofCentral?