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Black Rock Bar & Grill heats up in Carrollwood

CARROLLWOOD — Most people aren't accustomed to having their food served on a heated, volcanic rock, but at Black Rock Bar & Grill, that's exactly what diners can expect.

"It's really unique," said Billy Grimm, vice president of operations.

Based in Detroit, and voted the No. 1 steakhouse in Michigan for the last three years, Black Rock recently entered the Florida market. It will open the doors to its first Tampa Bay location Monday in Carrollwood.

IN May, they opened in Orlando, and plan to open another location in Brandon in October.

Black Rock offers a large menu with a variety of choices, and about 60 percent of entrees are served on the stone which is heated to 755 degrees. Servers explain to diners how to properly slice and cook their food table-side, and there are scratch made sauces, rubs, and seasonings to choose from.

"It's a fun concept," Grimm said.

Diners can choose from seafood items such as the popular Bubbling Shrimp on a Stone, which is served in a cast iron skillet with toasted garlic bread. Chicken and seafood dishes, salads, soups, sandwiches and piled high burgers are also on the menu. Steaks, including filets and New York strips, are served on the heated black rock.

The family-friendly restaurant has more than 30 60-inch televisions in the dining room and bar area. There is a full martini and craft cocktail menu, wine and craft beer on tap. Food and drink happy hour specials are available from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Black Rock Bar & Grill is in the former Mimi's Cafe at 11702 N Dale Mabry Highway. Starting Oct. 23, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, call (813) 321-3577, or go online to blackrockrestaurants.com.

Shops at Wiregrass adds new stores

Several new stores and restaurants are coming to the Shops at Wiregrass this fall.

Avalon Spa will open next to Dillard's.

Union 72 Barbeque will be located next to the Brass Tap and the Vitamin Shoppe will be next to Moe's.

Also opening this fall is Visionworks. Pholicious, which will be located near Dillard's, offers pho, a savory Vietnamese rice noodle soup acclaimed for its flavorful broth and healthy ingredients.

Irish 31 Pub House and Eatery plans to open this fall near Panera Bread and recently opened is third location at WestShore Plaza.

Irish 31 offers the comforts of an Irish pub with the refinement of a chef-driven menu. Known as "the People's Pub," Irish 31 has plenty of TVs for watching live sporting events.

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Black Rock Bar & Grill heats up in Carrollwood 08/10/16 [Last modified: Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:22pm]
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