The ramen scene's newest kid on the block opened Aug. 10 at 911 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. With menu items including ramen bowls, izakaya small plates and craft cocktails, the restaurant is operating on a reservation-only basis during soft open. Prices range from $8-$18 for various dishes. Reservations can be made at buyaramen.com.
81Bay Brewing Company
Opened Aug. 13 at 4465 Gandy Blvd., the long-awaited Tampa brewery has a number of brews on tap, including a raspberry ale, a Lightning lager, several IPAs and a dunkel. They're open from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The popular local roaster opened its 10th location this month in conjunction with its 10th anniversary. Located at 2919 W Bay Drive in Belleair Bluffs, the coffee shop will celebrate a grand opening on Aug. 17 by serving free coffee with Mayor Chris Arbutine starting at 8 a.m., followed by a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.
The Urban Canning Company
After using a shared kitchen to create hand-canned artisanal jams, the St. Petersburg-based canning company is moving into its own kitchen on 4th Street and 10th Avenue. The space, at 1040 Fourth St. N, will be officially open to the public on Aug. 20, with a grand opening party at 6 p.m.
Foundation Coffee Co.
The Riverview-based craft coffee shop is opening a new outpost in Tampa Heights on Aug. 21. Located at 1607 N Franklin St., adjacent to Hidden Springs Ale Works, the shop will be open from noon to 8 p.m.
The popular Tampa burger chain will be brought back to life on Aug. 23, serving up its signature burgers and pies starting at 7 a.m. in Hyde Park Village. Previously established in 1925, the burger joint closed its doors more than 10 years ago but was purchased by Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant and Ulele in 2014. Look for its refurbished sign at 1601 W Swann Ave.
Black Rock Bar+Grill
Tampa Bay is getting its first location of the growing Australian rock cooking chain, where steaks are served to tables on a sizzling, 755-degree stone. The grand opening will take place 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the new restaurant at 11702 N Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Other forthcoming Florida locations include Brandon and Carrollwood.
Vine & Grind
Treasure Island is getting a new specialty olive oil/balsamic vinegar store on Aug. 25. Stocking items like oils, vinegars, chocolate, coffee, sea salt, olives, spices and espresso, the store at 111 107th Ave. will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.