Restaurant openings and closings in Tampa Bay: Brass Bowl, Oak and Ola, more

A couple new spots have opened.
Published March 12

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery

Recently opened on St. Petersburg’s bustling 600 block, this “world fusion scratch kitchen” will serve a fully organic menu from a gluten-free kitchen. According to its social media pages, the “juicery” will serve cold-pressed juices and presumably a lot of things in bowls — from acai to savory bowls. 656 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.


Baum Ave Market, the mini food hall on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, continues to grow. New outpost Lucy’s, a plant-based eatery serving a small menu of salads and vegetarian items like falafel, opened the first week of March. It joins the Twisted Indian and Avocado Valley, two other lunch-friendly spots, plus Serene St. Pete, which serves juice and cocktails, and Valhalla Bakery, where you can find a wide array of vegan desserts. 1113 Baum Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Oak and Ola

Armature Works’ second full-service restaurant is now open. Oak and Ola joins Steelbach, the other full-service restaurant that opened last year, as anchors for the Heights Public Market. James Beard Award-winning chef Anne Kearney, who relocated to Tampa Bay from Ohio, is the head chef, presiding over what they’re calling a “Euro-American” menu, lots of small plates and fun shareables. It’s open for dinner every day, with lunch and brunch options to come soon. 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa.