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Chakana Soho, Tampa, FL

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – Chakana Soho Peruvian cuisine restaurant is coming to 223 S. Howard Avenue early 2016 in Tampa, FL.

Chakana Soho restaurant will be going into the former Wicked & Witches Brew building.

Chakana Soho
223 S. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33602 | Google Maps


Miguel’s Mexican Grill

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – The owner of Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill is opening a new concept restaurant called Miguelitos taqueria-y-tequilas
just 1/3 mile up the road on Kennedy Blvd in South Tampa, FL.

Miquel’s features upscale Mexican dishes from traditional to creative along with its signature margaritas.

Margaritas run anywhere from $6.25 to $12.25. One of the the cheaper food items (besides sauces or dips) on the dinner menu is the side order of Mexican Rice for $3.99.

One of the more expensive dinners is the 6 ounce Kobe Skirt Steak for $32.50.

Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill
3035 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 876-2587 | Google Maps

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Drama Burger, South Tampa (opens)

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – Drama Burger is now open and holding their Grand Opening on Friday, Feb. 26 on the corner of W. Kennedy Blvd. and Armenia Ave. in South Tampa, FL.

Drama Burger, based in Lithuania, opened its first restaurant in November 2013. The Tampa location will mark the first Drama Burger in the U.S.

The building where the new Drama Burger resides was completely renovated. This is the same building that previously house the Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant.

The art inside on the walls and on the outside facade was painted by David Schiesser, a famous painter and tattoo artist from Germany.

I posted the inside photos after Drama Burger opened on Friday, February 12, 2016.

THE BURGERS: Each Drama Burger is baked on coals and the brioche (burger buns) are baked in house as well. The chefs marinate their vegetables and mix their own special-blend sauces for a dramatic flavor – hence the name Drama Burger.

THE PRICES: The most expensive item on the menu in Lithuania is the Sheep Burger at 9.50 EUR ($10.45 USD). The least expensive is the Vegetarian Burger for 5.50 EUR ($6.05 USD). The food choices and prices in the U.S. may be different.

Drama Burger
2420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609


Sprouts Farmers Market, S. Dale Mabry, Tampa

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store will soon be under construction on South Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa, FL

Sprouts Farmers Market will be next to, and part of, a new shopping center called The Plaza at Estrella, a new new strip mall that’s being developed by WPG Estrella LLC, a subsidiary of the Wagner Property Group.

Sprouts features natural, organic and gluten free foods at affordable prices in an old-fashioned styled farmers market.

Sprouts opened its first store in Chandler, AZ in 2002. Today they have more than 200 stores across the country and are opening 10 more across the U.S. by March 2016.

If everything goes as planned, this will be the first Sprouts Farmers Market to enter the state of Florida.

Sprouts Farmers Market
The Plaza at Estrella
1529 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL | Google Maps

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The Plaza at Estrella, S Dale Mabry, Tampa (soon)

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – The Plaza at Estrella shopping center is going to be the new strip mall with a rumored Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store at the corner of West Estrella Street and South Dale Mabry Hwy in South Tampa, FL.

WPG Estrella LLC, a subsidiary of the Wagner Property Group, purchased the parcel of land at this location on March 2015 according to Hillsborough County Records.

The Wagner Property Group specializes in acquisitions and retail development in the Tampa Bay Area.

The Plaza at Estrella
1531 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL

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Miguelito’s Restaurant, Kennedy Blvd, Tampa

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – Miguelito’s Taqueria y Tequilas Mexican restaurant opened on Saturday (Jan 23, 2016) at the corner of Kennedy Blvd and North Arrawana Avenue in Tampa, FL.

The new restaurant is a more casual eatery than its upscale predecessor Miguel’s that’s less than a half mile away on the corner of MacDill and Kennedy Blvd.

Tacos will start around $3 and service will be similar to Chipotle’s. Restaurants that resided at this location in the past were the The Flying Pan and the Bin 27 Bistro.

Renovating the building is Comvest Builders from Tampa, FL.

NOW HIRING: Apply at

Miguelito’s Taqueria y Tequilas
2702 Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
+1 813-872-5600


Publix Grand Opening Dec 10, S Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – DEC 6, 2015:  Publix Super Markets will hold a Grand Opening on Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 in Britton Plaza featuring its newly renovated upscale store on S. Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa, FL.

HIRING: Visit the the Application Center inside any store.

Publix Super Market at Britton Plaza
Britton Plaza, 3838 Britton Plaza, Tampa, FL 33611 | Google Maps

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O Cocina – Flights, South Tampa (opens)

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – O Cocino – Flights is an upscale Mexican restaurant that opened April 7, 2016 on Henderson Boulevard by CVS Pharmacy in South Tampa, FL.

O Cocino – Flights features refined Mexican fare and a full-service bar with over 60 different wines to choose from.

The new O Cocina restaurant moved into the former ANAAR Afghan Bar & Grill building and completely remodeled it from floor to ceiling.

O Cocina – Flights Mexican Restaurant
4110 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33629
(813) 289-0649 | Google Maps


Dunkin’ Donuts W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa (24-hrs)

TAMPA, FL – rev Jan 10, 2016:  A 24-hour Dunkin’ Donuts opened on December 21, 2015 at 1622 W. Kennedy Blvd in Tampa, FL.

Mon-Sun: 24 Hours

Dunkin’ Donuts
1622 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
813-253-3322 | Google Maps


Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, South Tampa, FL (2016)

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – NOV 29, 2015: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Cream Shop will be moving into The Shoppes of South Dale (formally South Dale Plaza) before summer of 2016 located on S. Dale Mabry in South Tampa, FL.

Jeremiah’s first opened in 1996 in Winter Park, Florida and has expanded into 13 shops around the central florida area featuring 40 varieties of Italian ice, gelati and soft serve ice cream made fresh daily.

Some of the flavors on the menu: lemon, cherry, chocolate, raspberry, blueberry, tangy green apple, strawberry, lemon, mango, banana, peanut butter and more.

Take-home quantities are available in quarts, half gallon and 2.5 gallon containers as well.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice – ice cream shop
4025 South Dale Mabry Hwy, South Tampa, FL


Tijuana Flats, S Dale Mabry, South Tampa, FL (2016)

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – NOV 25, 2015: Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. is going to open a new Tex-Mex fast-casual restaurant in early 2016 on S. Dale Mabry Hwy in the Shoppes Of South Dale plaza that’s currently being redeveloped in South Tampa, FL.

QUESTION: What’s different about Tijuana Flats compared to places like Panera Bread and Chipotles?

ANSWER:  It is the remarkable service.

For example, after you order in line, you sit down and your food is brought out to you. After that, Tijuana turns into a full-service restaurant. The staff refills your drinks at your table and checks on you periodically as well. Your plates are taken away when you done eating and they even pack your food in togo boxes for you.

Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. coming soon
4025 South Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL | Google Maps


The Shoppes of South Dale, South Tampa (2016)

SOUTH TAMPA, FL – The ‘Shoppes of South Dale’ will replace the old name ‘South Dale Plaza’ after Paradise Ventures re-develops the shopping centre located on S. Dale Mabry in South Tampa, FL.

The tenants coming to the new shopping center, so far, include Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Crunch Fitness, Tijuana Flats Burritos, Wells Fargo, Hair Cuttery and Pizza Hut.

The Shoppes of South Dale is across the street from Britton Plaza where Publix underwent a full renovation as well.

The shopping center is slated to be done in the Spring of 2016 if everything goes as planned and weather permitting. See the PDF layout flyer created by Paradise Ventures Inc (opens in new window).

The Shoppes of South Dale
4025 South Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL