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Boca Kitchen gets fresh; Anthony's pizza pops from a coal oven; Penelope T moves

HYDE PARK — To let diners know the source of the daily fish specials, Boca Kitchen, Bar and Market posts the name of the boat and captain who brought in that day's catch.

Further proof that everything is fresh at the restaurant that opened Feb. 3 at the former site of Smoke BBQ. according to Michael Bleser, vice president of operations.

"And I picked up the chicken and eggs at the farm this morning,'' said Bleser.

Seasonal ingredients are picked up and delivered daily from area farms for executive chef Ted Dorsey, including Lake Hiawatha Farm in Odessa, owned by Boca Kitchen's creator Gordon Davis.

Many menu options — salads, cheese platters, flatbreads and such — are made for sharing with table mates or at the bar. Market specials range from lobster pot pie, $25, to OMG Meyer's all-beef prime burger, $12. For the adventurous, there's an entree called Staff Meal for $16, comprised of whatever the chef chooses that night.

The wine list is based on sustainable vineyards, and there's a wide assortment of beers, many in recyclable aluminum cans.

Boca Kitchen Bar and Market, 901 Platt St. is open for dinner Sunday to Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m., with the bar being open from 4 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday hours are 5 till midnight, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the bar. Visit. BocaTampa.com or call (813) 254-7070.

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Choices abound for pizza seekers on a stretch of Dale Mabry Highway near H.B. Plant High School. Now, comes Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, joining the Palma Ceia neighborhood line-up that includes Your Pie, Paci's and Cesare's of New York.

Such competition does not concern general manger George Panagiotopoulos, who is scheduled to open March 18 in a former Boston Market.

"We're not like the others," he said, explaining the difference it makes cooking pizza in 800-degree coal-fired ovens to achieve a "well done" taste.

Besides traditional pies with varied toppings, speciality pizzas include roasted cauliflower, eggplant Marino and white pizza made with ricotta, mozzarella and romano. Wings, marinated in Italian herb seasonings, are oven-roasted and topped with grilled onions.

This location, the bay area's fourth — following sites in Carrollwood, Brandon and Clearwater — will be the first to offer a full liquor bar.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza will be located at 1901 S Dale Mabry Highway. For hours and phone number, visit anthonyscoalfiredpizza.com.

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Nickie Riley did a cartwheel in her relocated Penelope T boutique, thrilled "to offer more designers, more price ranges and more selection" of women's "play" clothes, accessories and shoes.

"We're growing our inventory to fit our new space," said Riley, co-owner with Manne White. Penelope T opened Feb. 2 on Bay to Bay Boulevard, just west of MacDill Avenue. The new store is double the size of the shop they ran for six years on Howard Avenue.

"Your tastes change as you grow up and this is a chance to update our look,'' she said.

That look, she calls it "Modern Hollywood Regency," is reflected in new and vintage chandeliers and the 1950s hardware on the jewelry display cases.

Penelope T is located at 3310 W Bay to Bay Blvd. Visit penelopetboutique.com or call (813) 254-5740.

Share new business news with Amy Scherzer at ascherzer@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3332.

HYDE PARK — To let diners know the source of the daily fish specials, Boca Kitchen, Bar and Market posts the name of the boat and captain who brought in that day's catch.

It's just further proof that everything is fresh at the restaurant that opened Feb. 3 at the former site of Smoke BBQ, said Michael Bleser, vice president of operations.

"And I picked up the chicken and eggs at the farm this morning,'' he said.

Seasonal ingredients are picked up daily from area farms — including Lake Hiawatha Farm in Odessa, owned by Boca Kitchen's creator Gordon Davis — to be delivered to executive chef Ted Dorsey.

Many menu options — including salads, cheese platters and flatbreads — are made for sharing with tablemates. Market specials range from lobster potpie, $25, to OMG Meyer's all-beef prime burger, $12. For the adventurous, there's a $16 entree called Staff Meal, composed of whatever the chef chooses that night.

The wine list is based on sustainable vineyards, and there's a wide assortment of beers, many in recyclable aluminum cans.

Boca Kitchen, Bar and Market, 901 Platt St., is open for dinner Sunday to Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m., with the bar staying open from 4 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday hours are 5 till midnight, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the bar. Visit. BocaTampa.com or call (813) 254-7070.

Fourth Anthony's pizza place to open

Choices abound for pizza seekers on a stretch of Dale Mabry Highway near Henry B. Plant High School. Now comes Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, joining the lineup that includes Your Pie, Paci's and Cesare's of New York.

Such competition does not concern general manger George Panagiotopoulos, who is scheduled to open Anthony's on March 18 in a former Boston Market.

"We're not like the others," he said, explaining the difference it makes cooking pizza in 800-degree coal-fired ovens to achieve a "well done" taste.

Besides traditional pies with varied toppings, speciality pizzas include roasted cauliflower, eggplant Marino and white pizza made with ricotta, mozzarella and romano. Wings, marinated in Italian herbs, are oven-roasted and topped with grilled onions.

This location, the bay area's fourth — following sites in Carrollwood, Brandon and Clearwater — will be the first to offer a full liquor bar.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza will be at 1901 S Dale Mabry Highway. For hours and phone number, visit anthonyscoal firedpizza.com.

Penelope T boutique relocates, gets larger

Nickie Riley did a cartwheel in the new location of Penelope T boutique, thrilled "to offer more designers, more price ranges and more selection" of women's "play" clothes and accessories.

"We're growing our inventory to fit our new space," said Riley, co-owner with Manne White. Penelope T opened Feb. 2 on Bay to Bay Boulevard, just west of MacDill Avenue. The new store is double the size of the shop they ran for six years on Howard Avenue.

"Your tastes change as you grow up, and this is a chance to update our look,'' she said.

That look, which she calls "Modern Hollywood Regency," is reflected in new and vintage chandeliers and the 1950s hardware on the jewelry display cases.

Penelope T is at 3310 W Bay to Bay Blvd. Visit penelope tboutique.com or call (813) 254-5740.

Share new business news with Amy Scherzer at ascherzer@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3332.

Boca Kitchen gets fresh; Anthony's pizza pops from a coal oven; Penelope T moves 02/09/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:30am]
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