Tampa Teasers: 3 major restaurant openings to keep on your radar


Hungry for more Tampa flavor? You’re in luck. While our city is already replete with foodie options from the casual to the refined, there’s always room for more. Our city just needs to adjust its belt a bit.

Here are 3 foodie openings you need to keep on your radar this year and next.

Boozy Pig

This gourmet butchery and kitchen will feature local and ethically raised proteins. The concept itself runs in the owner, Anthony Tambuzzo’s, DNA. When he was younger, his grandfather, Nano Joe Tambuzzo would take him to Tip Top Grocery in Ybor City to make sausage.

Boozy Pig will be located at 3225 West Cypress Street. An opening timeline is still TBA, but the butchery could be open before the end of 2018. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Sparkman Wharf

The cat is out of the proverbial bag on this one. Sparkman Wharf, a massive outdoor dining garden, biergarten and event space, is an integral part of the Water Street Tampa development. The grand opening at 615 Channelside Drive is set for November 30.

What’s on the menu here?

Boat Run Oyster Company
Montados by Mis En Place
Gallito Tampa
BT in a Box
Flock and Stock
Edison’s Swigamajig
Fermented Reality Biergarten
The Corners Pizza

Salt Shack

This restaurant promises to be a rustic-refined beach getaway. We’re always up for an escape to paradise while we dine. There will be ample seafood on the menu, and you’re favorite beach-themed cocktails.

Best yet, this restaurant will be accessible by land and sea. The shack will be located at the western tip of Rattlesnake Point overlooking Old Tampa Bay, south of the Gandy Bridge in South Tampa, according to a press release.

The concept should be open by early spring 2019. You can keep up with the latest menu items and construction updates by following the restaurant on Instagram.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

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