First there was the Living Room. Then it picked up stakes and moved out of its charming little house at 680 Main St. in Dunedin and into 487 Main St., the owners keeping the old space for a new concept, the Dunedin Smokehouse. But six months ago, the Smokehouse followed the Living Room, settling into new digs at 471 Main St.
Ripe for the picking, that 680 Main St. space was snapped up by a new trio of owners. David DePaz, Jeff Wheaton and Sal Troiano launched Café DePaz on Oct. 17, and thus far Dunedin locals have given the newcomer high marks on Internet foodie sites like Urban Spoon and Yelp. Chef DePaz hails from Israel, where he ran restaurants and clubs. The concept here draws inspiration broadly from the Mediterranean, with moderately priced Italian brick-oven pizzas as well as Moroccan tagines and the odd Greek or Israeli dish.
The walls feature the work of local artists and a new smoking deck welcomes cigars. The full bar offers lots of cocktail options as well as an array of shandies, refreshing concoctions of beer mixed with citrus-flavored soda, carbonated lemonade, ginger ale or cider. Next Tuesdayevening Café DePaz hosts a burgers-around-the-Mediterranean event with live music. For more information, call (727) 216-6222.