Best of 2022: Tampa Restaurants Edition

With the immense population boom Tampa has experienced in the past few years, new restaurants are taking this as an opportunity to curate both nostalgic renditions and newer, bolder dining experiences. Being a diverse community, new restaurants have to find a way to stand out against competition and they are delivering! No matter what you crave, nearly every culture has some sort of representation within the cuisine hub of Tampa. This year alone, several have taken us by storm with delicious creations that indulge all your senses. Here’s a look at 5 of our favorites from 2022 with links to their socials for you to drool over while scrolling through.

In Between Days: Located at 2340 1st Ave S in St. Petersburg, this is the only local Tokyo-style listening bar with various craft Sakes and tasting events.

FLocale: Located at 5910 N Florida Ave in Tampa, this collaboration between Joe Dodd, owner of King of the Coop, Travis Masters of Westshore Pizza, and Joey Redner from Rock Brothers Brewing is taking off. This restaurant and craft bar is full of artwork from the inside, out and holds live music every Friday night.

Hales Blackbrick: Located at 4812 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa, this modern, fine-dining take on Asian cuisine was first started in Miami by Chef Richard Hales, who has been featured on the Food Network numerous times.

Vine Vegan: Located at 2080 Badlands Dr. in Brandon, this all-vegan restaurant has not only delicious all day breakfast and dinner options, but a plethora of desserts that are simply divine.

Bonu Taverna: Located at 601 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, this Italian restaurant will transport you to South Italy with one bite and a glass of wine.

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