YBOR CITY — Two chefs moved into opposite ends of a long-vacant building at 1930 E Seventh Ave. in Ybor City this month.
Sunday's Delicatessen opened Oct. 8, offering chef Dave Sunday's made-from-scratch specialties and basic groceries such as milk, eggs and fruit.
The deli menu and community market combination is "geared to Ybor residents and employees like myself," Sunday said. His previous Ybor City restaurant, Sunday's Fine Dining, closed in June. "It was just too large for us," said the former New Yorker, who expects the new 36-seat venue to be primarily takeout.
"We make everything right here," said Sunday, from fresh-baked focaccia and ciabatta to sausage, corned beef, roast beef and barbecued meatloaf sandwiches. Hot Italian entrees include agnolotti, a filled pasta, and ziti, plus personal pizza made in a wood-burning brick oven.
Desserts on a recent visit included pumpkin ale truffles and bourbon banana chocolate chip bread. Breakfast is served all day, and features rum banana French toast, eggs Benedict and lemon ricotta pancakes.
Coming soon: free delivery to the Ybor area.
Sunday's Delicatessen, 1930 E Seventh Ave., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, subject to change. Visit sundaysfinedining.com or call (813) 304-2041.
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Stone Chef events and catering in Ybor City will open in a few weeks when chef Anthony Sanschagrin finishes renovations on his 8,200 square feet of space, divided into an interactive cooking school kitchen and the 1930 Grande Room.
"The businesses are not connected, other than sharing the same address," said Sanschagrin, who relocated from an 1,800-square-foot space one block west with his wife, Jennifer, who handles sales and marketing. In the new kitchen area, 12 to 25 cooking class participants can watch, learn and eat the finished products. Sanschagrin's 30 years of experience includes stints at Marriott Waterside, Jackson's Bistro on Harbour Island, Mise en Place, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay and the long-gone Selena's of Old Hyde Park Village. The room can also accommodate about 60 people for a catered event.
The 1930 Grande Room is available for holiday parties, weddings, corporate breakfasts, "any private party, really," said Sanschagrin, "up to 275 seated guests or 460 at a standing cocktail party." Six chandeliers will illuminate the 35-foot bar offering full liquor, beer and wine service. A deejay booth sits over one wall; an 180-inch projection screen fills another.
Stone Chef, 1930 E Seventh Ave. Visit stonechef.com or call (813) 248-6272.
Art Studio 18 shop, gallery opens in Hyde Park Village
Art Studio 18 offers a double whammy of creativity as both a custom framing shop and art gallery. Owners Ester and Carlos Revy have a decade of experience prior to opening last month in Hyde Park Village. The couple, married 38 years, previously owned businesses at University and Countryside malls, where they also framed diplomas, sports memorabilia, oil canvases, needlework, mirrors and more.
Illness necessitated taking five or six years off, said Carlos, who trained as a goldsmith in his native Brazil before moving to the United States in 1989. "But I feel like I am in good shape now."
Artists now displaying works for sale include Michael Crabb, Dallas Cooper Jackson and Curtis Vincent Wyka, "with more to come," Carlos said. He expects to offer classes. "Painting, drawing and watercolor, taught by some of these artists."
Art Studio 18, 1605 W Snow Circle, is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 253-0099.
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