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New to South Tampa: Flying Pan crepes, Sport Clips, Subway at Glazer museum

SOUTH TAMPA — Now arriving on Kennedy Boulevard: the Flying Pan, landing in the former Bin 27 restaurant, just west of Armenia Avenue.

The fast, casual cafe is the first U.S. location for BFC Retail Group, the site chosen to become "a focal point between downtown, the West Shore business district, the University of Tampa and South Tampa," according to BFC Holdings U.S. CEO Laurent Corgnet. The international restaurant chain, which operates 30 locations in the Middle East, Korea, Australia and Brazil, likes bay area demographics for its upscale prototype.

An early March opening is anticipated to begin serving crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as soups, salads, omelets and paninis.

Customers place orders at the counter and then watch as crepes are filled with fresh ingredients and flipped on a griddle, using no butter or oil. Choices include BLT, hot dog, chicken and pesto and salmon and spinach. An Italian twist melds tomato and mozzarella. The Santa Fe starts with taco meat, cheese and beans topped with pico de gallo and guacamole. The French Countryside combines duck, brie, red apples, caramelized onions and morel mushroom sauce. Prices start around $4 and rise to $14 for a combo basket with a drink.

Dessert crepes include Nutella, apple pie and chocolate banana, all topped with ice cream. Or mix and match fillings to customize your crepe. Chocolate fondue for two costs $19. Smoothies, frappes, gourmet coffee and tea, as well as beer and wine, round out the list of beverages.

The cafe decor, designed of reclaimed wood and vintage accents, offers table, lounge and terrace seating for just under 100, inviting diners for family snacks to business appointments and date nights.

The Flying Pan, 2702 W Kennedy Blvd., will be open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m., visit flyingpan.com.

Sport Clips for cuts and games

Sport Clips starts snipping and styling men's hair Jan. 25 in Azeele Plaza, south of Kennedy, next to LA Fitness. Men's haircuts are $17; seniors and boys, $13. Hair care and styling products geared for men line the shelves.

And big-screen TVs line the walls.

"All the sports channels, all the time," said Lisa Ethier, franchisee with husband Mark, summing up the 1,000-location national chain's attraction.

Playing off the sports theme, the shop offers its MVP Experience: precision haircut, shampoo and scalp massage, classic hot, steamed towel treatment followed by relaxing neck and shoulder massage. The first time cost is $17; then $22 on subsequent visits.

No appointment necessary. Complimentary neck trims are offered between haircuts.

Sport Clips, 415 S Dale Mabry Highway, will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; visit haircut menazeeleplazatampafl.com (813) 304-2500.

Subway to open at museum

Watch for a Subway restaurant to open in February or March in the former Tiny Bites cafe at the Glazer Children's Museum, with a menu expanded from subs and salads to include more family fare: chicken fingers, pizza and hot dogs.

"Puff n' Stuff continues as the exclusive caterer for museum events," said marketing manager Antonio Hill. "But bringing in a vendor to manage the cafe was in our best interest rather than managing it ourselves."

The new Subway will be open to the public, consistent with the museum's hours of operation.

The Subway will remain open after-hours after construction to close off the restaurant from the museum lobby takes place.

Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza; (813) 443-3861.

Correction

Tampa Vapor is at 1515 S Dale Mabry Highway. An incorrect street number was published last week.

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New to South Tampa: Flying Pan crepes, Sport Clips, Subway at Glazer museum 01/17/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:49pm]
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