Over 50 new restaurants opened in Tampa Bay this summer, here are a few worth trying


Without a doubt this past summer was one of the toughest environments for Tampa Bay businesses, especially restaurants. But despite the pandemic, strict social-distancing mandates, and huge pivots to takeout and delivery, a considerable amount of new eateries emerged. From Filipino eats, viral chicken joints, and a slew of  new breweries, distilleries and tiki bars, here are a few of the many new restaurants that sprouted up this summer.