6500 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
Cuisine: New American
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Seminole Heights
Without calling it this, Ferrell Alvarez and Ty Rodriguez have launched the most diligently local-farm-to-table restaurant in the area, its name a veiled reference to farm animals and fertile earth. They use Buddy Brew coffee; Hooker Tea Company; local craft beers; pork from Pasture Prime in Summerfield; goat, lamb and duck from Lake Meadows near Orlando; and produce from Tampa's Urban Oasis and other farms in Manatee and surrounding counties. There are no processed foods or national brands like Budweiser or Coke. And they do all this without trumpeting it. There are no notations on the menu about the food's local provenance. Smallish portions are meant to be shared, and nearly the entire one-page menu can be eaten through with a few hungry buddies, augmented by craft beers or a bottle of something from the three price-tiered wine list. The hip interior suits the mission of the owners, with decor that is largely upcycled from elsewhere in Seminole Heights.
Hours: 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 4-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., closed Sun.
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