CellarMasters, KPOT, Sweetgreen, Mochinut, Blue Beach: Restaurant News


ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Here’s the latest news on restaurants and bars in the St. Petersburg area.

Two new restaurants at Tyrone Square Mall

Signs posted at Tyrone Square Mall announce the upcoming arrival of two new restaurants – although they don’t say exactly when.

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KPOT, which fuses traditional Asian hot pot with Korean barbecue, will open in the space previously occupied by Rubio’s Coastal Grill.

Meanwhile, the Blue Beach Restaurant and Bar will open in the space that previously housed The Brass Tap. The new restaurant is currently hiring bartenders and servers. Those interested in a position are asked to text the word “work” to 863-521-4055, according to a sign outside the restaurant.

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Wine bar, boutique honored by Wine Enthusiast magazine

CellarMasters Wine Bar & Bottle Shop was named one of the “Best Wine Shops in the United States” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

“[Cellar Masters] is run by the super fun and smart team of Ryan Ruggs and Kory Lynn, who are accessible to share their wines, all of which are minimal intervention, very inexpensive, almost all French and definitely delicious,” according to the magazine article. on Cellar Masters. “The vibe of the bar is like your uncle’s basement in 1970s Iowa, with hip-hop music playing on the speakers. There’s no food, but every first Monday they host a pop-up, usually with a taco truck in the back, which is a favorite with friends in the industry.

Mochinut will celebrate the inauguration of Pinellas Park

A new dessert shop in Pinellas Park, Mochinut, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, according to its Facebook page. The unique chain serves mochi donuts and Korean rice hot dogs.

All weekend, customers can buy five hot dogs or donuts and get one free, plus 20% off all drinks.

Sweetgreen to open in Edge District

Health-conscious, Los Angeles-based chain Sweetgreen is opening a location in the Edge District at 114 Central Ave., which previously housed the Central Arcade. His menu features a mix of cereal bowls and salads.

While no opening date has yet been announced, the brand has put up signage on the storefront to let people know it’s coming soon.

Wild Fork Market, Panera planned for St. Pete

The Miami-based Wild Fork Market is opening a location in St. Petersburg across from Trader Joe’s on 4th Street N.

The Meat and Seafood Market will be part of a shopping mall being built just before 30th Avenue N. The development will also house a Panera Bread, according to signs on the site.

It recently opened a new location in South Tampa, according to That’s So Tampa.

Upscale Vegan Restaurant Announces Opening

Good Intentions, an upscale vegan restaurant with a cocktail bar, plans to open at 1900 1st Ave. South this week, according to her Instagram page.

It will open at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For now, the restaurant said it will operate “on a first-come, first-served basis.”

The restaurant is a joint venture of local vegan heavy hitters Nah Dogs, Golden Dinosaurs and Black Radis Vegan Grocery Store.

Launch of a Mexican food truck at Pinellas Ale Works

A new Mexican food truck opened on September 6 at Pinellas Ale Works.

“Made Fresh Taqueria specializes in traditional Latin flavors with a modern twist. We are thrilled to have these guys on board,” PAW shared on their Facebook page.

The food truck is part of the Made Fresh Food Group, according to its website.

An ice cream parlor opens on 4th Street

A new ice cream parlor, Small Batch Creamery, opened this summer at 5530 4th Street N., according to I Love the Burg. The shop offers artisanal ice cream, as well as baked goods, such as cookies and brownies.

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