The beloved Laughing Cat in Ybor City opened in its new digs this weekend, with a soft launch Friday then starting regular dinner service on Saturday at 1811 N 15th St. in a location that was previously occupied by Streetcar Charlie's. The phone remains the same: (813) 241-2998.
The short-lived (and super affordable) Oscar's on 75th Avenue (432 75th Ave., St. Pete Beach) has closed. A sign on the building lists it as available. With Fig and Bruno's having lived abbreviated lives in the space previously, here's hoping the next tenant works out the kinks (like parking) before getting up and running.
After being saved from the brink of bankruptcy in April by chef Robert Hess, it looks like Pssghetti's (26200 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater) has closed. Despite the large banner still announcing that it is open, these days the space is dark and the gourmet food displays remain empty.