Ybor seventh + Grove restaurant and nightclub is increasing into bigger digs this month with a department opening of its common southern-inspired venue at Tampa’s Sparkman Wharf.
seventh + Grove South will be a part of the Channelside Drive out of doors meals court docket later this month, probably mid-January, stated restaurant spokeswoman Tiffany Hubert.
The restaurant opened in 2019 and was just lately featured in a nationwide advert throughout an NFL sport as a part of Pepsi’s “Dig In” marketing campaign, which seeks to focus on and encourage diners to help black-owned eating places. The brand new venue takes over the transport container kiosk that was beforehand the house of BT in a Field, which closed spring 2020 following state closures attributable to the coronavirus.
Huber stated that the resort group that runs seventh + Grove had been contemplating enlargement for a number of months and that the out of doors eating setup at Sparkman Wharf was a horny enterprise mannequin, given the present state of restoration (Ybor’s location Metropolis solely has a few seats outdoors).
The brand new venue will serve an abbreviated menu of home-cooked dishes from the flagship restaurant, together with shrimp and grits, inexperienced egg rolls with chard, stuffed egg salad and “handheld” just like the Afro-Cuban sandwich, served on La Segunda bread. Freshly squeezed juices, champagne and wine in cans will even be served to go, Hubert stated.
The grand opening is just not the one shake-up happening within the sprawling out of doors meals court docket and leisure venue. Boat Run Oyster Firm, a boutique oyster store and one of many challenge’s authentic meals kiosks, closed this week and shall be changed by a barbecue idea from the identical homeowners, SaltBlock Hospitality.