New Beach Drive 'gastro-lounge' opening soon
Tryst is set to open this month at 240 Beach Drive NE, adding to Beach Drive's dining scene. What chef Mark Kaba describes as a "gastro-lounge," Tryst will offer an extensive craft cocktail menu and 27 beers on tap, along with Mediterranean-influenced pub food. The menu will offer dishes suitable for sharing and three daily entree specials. For information, call (727) 821-4567.
New Wine Madonna has 45 by the glass
Wine Madonna opened recently at 111 Second Ave. NE, sharing the courtyard with the Ale & the Witch. Owners Kris Radish, a novelist and former journalist, and Madonna Metcalf, a certified sommelier, aim to work with the craft brew tap house. According to Radish, the new wine-tasting lounge offers about 65 wines, 45 by the glass, from New World to Old World wines at every price point. "We don't want to intimidate anyone. Our working motto is 'seek happiness.' " Wine Madonna is working with a local caterer to provide nibbles in hopes of offering wine classes and food and wine pairings with local chefs. For information, call (727) 289-7257.
St. Pete Beach
Chamber's next mixer is at Hooters
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its next Evening Business Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hooters on John's Pass. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Register with the chamber by contacting Amanda Page at (727) 360-6957 or Amanda@TampaBayBeaches.com.