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Irish 31 opens new location at WestShore Plaza

Jay Mize and his wife, Bianca, introduced Hyde Park Village diners to Irish cuisine when they opened Irish 31 Pub House & Eatery in 2011.

On Monday, they officially welcomed patrons into their fourth location inside WestShore Plaza.

"I think Irish pubs have proven that they're time-tested," Mize said. "We're putting a little spin on the Irish pub with a more upscale touch."

Aside from a few design tweaks, including new light fixtures, updates to the restrooms and booths, the most recent location encompasses the same look, vibrant atmosphere and menu as the original three.

"The shepherd's pie is popular, but we don't try and hit people over the head with just Irish dishes," Mize said. "We have a little bit of everything. "

The chef-driven menu also includes pot pie, a turkey and avocado sandwich, wings, salads, burgers and their famous boxtys which are house-made mashed potatoes hand rolled into a special breading and lightly fried.

"We want people to come in for the food and everything else is the icing on top," Mize said. "That's how we try and separate ourselves. It's how we break the mold."

Everything else includes 33 televisions, a brunch menu beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays, live entertainment three to four days a week, Tuesday night trivia and specialty cocktails crafted to the tastes of each neighborhood where the pub is located.

To show community support, they donated a portion of proceeds from Monday's grand opening event to the United Way Suncoast.

"We try to be a significant contributor to the community," Mize said. "We don't want to just talk about it but actually do something."

Irish 31, at 214 WestShore Plaza also caters to the community with Military Mondays and Nursedays on Thursdays where health care professional including Tampa Police Department officers, firefighters and EMS personnel receive discounted food and drink.

A Shops at Wiregrass location will be open by the end of the year with a Clearwater pub following soon after.

For more information, visit irish31.com or call (813) 207-0308.

Son embraces mom's nail salon acumen

Following in his mother's footsteps, Tuan Le opened the Nail Shoppe of South Tampa in July.

"I moved here from Vietnam in 1994 when I was 15 years old," Le said. "I attended Robinson High School then went to college to study electronics, but I never gave up my mom's first love. She taught me how to do this and how to run a business as a young kid."

Le's mother owned South Tampa salons including the popular Nail Pro inside International Plaza for more than 15 years. Le managed those salons.

After selling Nail Pro, Le and his partner Michelle Mai decided to open their own salon at 4229 N Henderson Blvd.

Inside, there's all-new state-of-the art manicure stations as well as whirlpool spa foot baths with disposable liners for all pedicures.

"It's all about customer service," Le said. "I will walk the extra mile for them."

The grand opening celebration for the Nail Shoppe of South Tampa will continue through Aug. 31 with weekly specials.

For more information call, (813) 515-4982.

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Irish 31 opens new location at WestShore Plaza 08/09/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:30pm]
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