The Hall on Franklin is set to change the food landscape in Tampa. Primed to be the proverbial measuring stick for all businesses follow in Tampa Heights, The Hall on Franklin slowly inches closer to an official summer opening.
A coffee bar, co-work space, poké bowls, craft cocktails and more will perfume the air along the yellow brick row on Franklin Street. To both remedy our budding curiosity and excite our taste buds, The Melt Shoppe offered a look at its menu.
Comfort food gets elevated
Created by Dave Burton and Libor Vitu, with the help of Larissa Pepe, The Melt Shoppe features a menu that can only be described as comfort incarnate. Since February of 2017, we’ve anxiously awaited the chance to chow down on their crispy waffle fries and their line up of scratch made sauces (i.e. Idaho, Ricky Bobby, Cilantro Lime). What else can diners expect?
- Avocado toast — Avocado, red onion, cilantro, hot sauce and egg.
- French Toast — Seasonal fruit, cream cheese, honey on challah bread.
- Big Mick Pierogies — Homemade pierogies with ground beef, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, served with Bring ‘Em Out dipping sauce.
- Bacon Pimento Pierogies — Pimento and bacon stuffed pierogies.
- Waffle Fry Nachos — House waffle fries covered with bacon, melted cheese, chives and sour cream.
- Basket of Fries — Choice of waffle fries or zucchini fires. Tossed with Melt Shoppe’s house seasoning, and served with full condiment bar: Old Bay Aioli, Melt Shoppe Gold, Double LD Steak Sauce, Idaho Fry Sauce, Alabama White.
- The South Tampa — Semisoft truffle cheese, aged cheddar, prosciutto, chives, truffle oil, créme fraiche.
- Tomato soup
- Zucchini fries
- PB&J Hand-Spun Milkshake
- Lemonade Bar
The Hall continues the redevelopment of Tampa Heights
Once open, The Hall on Franklin’s full hours will be 11am-11pm, Monday through Wednesday; 11am-2am Thursday and Friday; 10am-2am on Saturday; 10am-5pm on Sunday.
The local flavor bastion is a key component in the continued redevelopment of Tampa Heights. Located at 1701 North Franklin Street, The Hall follows suit with Foundation Coffee Co. and the Indie Flea as concepts looking to reenergize the area while providing a platform for local artisans/chefs to showcase their talents.