St. Pete’s Coney Island hopes to ‘reopen soon,’ King of the Coop in South Tampa, moreover extra neighborhood foodie information

Downtown St. Petersburg’s Coney Island Sandwich Shop’s proprietor states the legendary restaurant hopes to reopen “sometime before long.”cityofstpete/Flickr

Even with a Google listing that suggests “permanently shut,” downtown St. Petersburg’s Coney Island Sandwich Shop’s operator says the iconic restaurant hopes to reopen “sometime before long.” At minimum which is what 85-12 months-old Hank Barlas—whose father opened what was then-identified as Coney Island Grill again in 1926—told the Tampa Bay Times. Barlas closed his restaurant in response to the pandemic and has however to open back up. He did not have a timeline on the reopening for a single of St. Petersburg’s oldest relatives-owned corporations, but the Situations did say there is “a chance that he could not be in a position to at all.” 250 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N

Hot hen favored King of the Coop will open up South Tampa place, appear on Food items Network’s ‘Food Paradise’ Tampa-based Nashville sizzling rooster chain cafe King of the Coop is increasing with a new takeout-only spot in South Tampa. Very last week for the duration of a taping for Cooking Channel’s “Food Paradise,” Coop founder Joe Dodd explained to Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the 1,000 sq.-foot location is eying a Sept. 1 opening at 500 S Howard Ave.

Dodd stated the area will be open up for lunch and dinner, a great deal like other SoHo walk up dining establishments, and stay open up right up until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Dodd claimed formerly introduced King of the Coop spots in Ybor Metropolis and Westchase are transferring ahead.

When the South Tampa site opens it’ll be the 3rd King of the Coop cafe in the Bay region, such as the flagship Seminole Heights locale as nicely as the Wesley Chapel locale where by Cooking Channel was filming on Wednesday. The cable Tv set software has been close to given that 2007 and travels the U.S. to obtain the country’s “must-see foods spots.”

Junmai Station, a new onigiri-targeted Japanese restaurant in downtown Tampa, opens this month The most recent cafe thought from the entrepreneurs of Seminole Heights’ Best of the Bay successful Ebisu Sushi Shack—is established to open up on July 16 at street stage of downtown Tampa’s Hyatt Home. Junmai Station is a “one-of-a-sort Japanese foodstuff kiosk” that focuses on Onigiri—aka stuffed rice balls—that are straightforward to eat on the go but are however fulfilling and wholesome. The menu, so considerably, is donburi (rice bowls), salads, and compact plates this kind of as spicy edamame and one more Japanese avenue foodstuff staple takoyaki—fried balls typically loaded with octopus, inexperienced onion and ginger.  Each Junmai and Ebisu are owned by Akemi Simmons and her husband Ron. In a prior cellular phone call with Artistic Loafing Tampa Bay, Ron reported Akemi, who is from Kobe, Japan, wished to open up a additional standard Japanese idea much less targeted on sushi. Several hours will be Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. 325 N Florida Ave., Tampa.—Stephanie Powers

St. Pete’s Green Bench Brewery is brewing a few distinctive beers for Oktoberfest Tampa 2021 No Tampa Bay brewery has ever generated 3 beers for the pageant, co-founder Nicol Winkler explained to Inventive Loafing Tampa Bay, but this 12 months, Green Bench Brewing Co. did. The St. Petersburg beer maker’s head brewer, Khris Johnson, has now brewed festbier for a couple of several years, and he not long ago brewed with Ashleigh Carter and Bill Eye of Bierstadt Lagerhaus in Denver. Now—exclusively for Tampa Oktoberfest—Green Bench prepared a standard hefeweizen and dunkel, which will be poured on internet site alongside with the festbier. Army users, active or retired, and initially responders get in for absolutely free when Oktoberfest comes at downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens in Oct. Oktoberfest 2021. Friday-Sunday. Oct. 8-10 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens, Tampa. General admission entry commences at $10.—Katie Delk

Tyler “Pandapaws” Coy wins Ybor City’s infamous ‘Hot Canine Party’ taking in contest Two-time champion Keith Odle was unseated on July 3 when Tyler “Pandapaws” Coy devoured 11 scorching canines in 8 minutes in the course of “Hot Pet Celebration 15,” the comeback for Ybor City’s infamous consuming competitors and live performance at Crowbar.

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