Unique Treats in Tampa, II

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Tampa is a proverbial paradise for individuals with a sweet tooth. We took it upon ourselves to investigate the finest foodie spots in the area to discover the best and most interesting treats you can find in the city.

Whet your appetite with part two of our series showing you all the tasty things you need to try in the city.

 

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Doughnut Burger – Beach

Bacon + caramel + beignet-style buns = perfection. Chef Joe Garcia of Beach Restaurant at the Bay Harbor Hotel did some simple math to create a complex flavor sensation. While we frequently indulge in Beach’s awesome nacho plate and grilled scallops dish, the thing that brings us back to this restaurant is the doughnut burger — beignet style bun, American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, caramel sauce. Pair it with their signature strawberry daiquiri or cold beer and prepare to experience the feast of local champions.

Beach Restaurant at Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway 

 

 

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Taylor’s Guava Pie – Ulele

Ulele has received a wealth of buzz since it arrived in Tampa Heights. Most recently, Ulele owner Richard Gonzmart received a James Beard Award nomination in the Best Restaurateur category. The restaurant is known for its exquisite lineup of beers, sensational seafood selection and gorgeous views on the Tampa Riverwalk. It’s hard to resist the okra fries, pear and beat salad and oysters at Ulele, but we recommend you attempt to save some room for dessert. Taylor’s Guava Pie — shortbread cookie crust, whipped cream, guava reduction — is a superb way to end your Ulele experience.

Ulele, 1810 North Highland Avenue

 

 

 

Dragon’s Breath – Snobachi

Snobachi rolled into Ybor City on at the start of 2017 and quickly stole the hearts of all who visited. The business that specializes in the highly popular rolled ice cream dessert offers another interesting treat that will turn you into a mythical creature. Dragon’s Breath — fondue styled, bit-sized dessert that is flash frozen in liquid nitrogen — creates a vapor-like smoke that you breathe out after your first bite. Dippers include Honey Buns, Swiss rolls, wafers, doughnut holes and brownie bites.

Snobachi, 2206 East 7th Avenue

 

 

Like what you see? Check out Part I for even for dessert inspiration. 

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of ThatsSoTampa.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape.” He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. Phone: (727) 896-3435 / Email: andrew@rkc.me