CellarMasters, KPOT, Sweetgreen, Mochinut, Blue Beach: Restaurant News

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Here’s the latest news on restaurants and bars in the St. Petersburg area.

Two new restaurants at Tyrone Square Mall

Signs posted at Tyrone Square Mall announce the upcoming arrival of two new restaurants – although they don’t say exactly when.

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KPOTwhich fuses traditional Asian hot pot with Korean barbecue, will open in the space previously occupied by Rubio’s Coastal Grill.

Meanwhile, the Blue Beach Restaurant and Bar will open in the space that previously housed The Brass Tap. The new restaurant is currently hiring bartenders and servers. Those interested in a position are asked to text the word “work” to 863-521-4055, according to a sign outside the restaurant.

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Wine bar, boutique honored by Wine Enthusiast magazine

CellarMasters Wine Bar and Bottle Shop was named one of the “Best Wine Stores in the United States” by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

“[Cellar Masters] is run by the super fun and smart team of Ryan Ruggs and Kory Lynn, who are accessible to share their wines, all of which are minimal intervention, very affordable, almost all French and definitely delicious,” according to magazine writing on the Cellar Masters. “The vibe of the bar is like your uncle’s basement in 1970s Iowa, with hip-hop music playing on the speakers. There’s no food, but every first Monday they host a pop-up, usually with a taco truck in the back, which is a favorite with friends in the industry.

Mochinut will celebrate the inauguration of Pinellas Park

A new dessert shop in Pinellas Park, Mochinut, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, according to its Facebook page. The single chain serves mochi donuts and Korean rice hot dogs.

All weekend, customers can buy five hot dogs or donuts and get one free, plus 20% off all drinks.

Sweetgreen to open in Edge District

The health-conscious chain based in Los Angeles sweetgreen opens a location in the Edge District at 114 Central Ave., which previously housed the Central Arcade. His menu features a mix of cereal bowls and salads.

While no opening date has yet been announced, the brand has put up signage on the storefront to let people know it’s coming soon.

Wild Fork Market, Panera planned for St. Pete

Based in Miami Wild Fork Market opens a location in St. Petersburg across from Trader Joe’s on 4th Street N.

The Meat and Seafood Market will be part of a shopping center being built just before 30th Avenue N. The development will also house a panera breadaccording to the signs on the site.

It recently opened a new location in South Tampa, according to It’s so Tampa.

Upscale Vegan Restaurant Announces Opening

Good intentionsan upscale vegan restaurant with a cocktail bar, plans to open at 1900 1st Ave. South this week, according to her Instagram page.

It will open at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For now, the restaurant said it will operate “on a first-come, first-served basis.”

The restaurant is a joint venture of local vegan heavy hitters Nah Dogs, Golden Dinosaurs and Black Radis Vegan Grocery Store.

Launch of a Mexican food truck at Pinellas Ale Works

A new Mexican food truck opened on September 6 in Pinellas Ale works.

Freshly prepared taqueria specializes in traditional Latin flavors with a modern twist. We are thrilled to have these guys on board,” PAW shared on their Facebook page.

The food truck is part of the Made Fresh Food Group, according to his website.

An ice cream parlor opens on 4th Street

A new glacier Small batch creameryopen this summer at 5530 4th Street N., according to I like Burg. The shop offers artisanal ice cream, as well as baked goods, such as cookies and brownies.

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