Seminole Heights

A short drive north of downtown’s towers, Tampa Bay’s Seminole Heights neighborhood has earned a reputation as a hipster haven and home to some of the community’s most dynamic dining options. Travel Florida Avenue to find your favorite new happening hang-out. At Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, you can grab a My Boy Blue, the top-rated creation of Brew Bus Brewing. In Florida’s hub for craft beer, Brew Bus stands apart with weekly hop-on/hop-off tours of Tampa Bay’s most popular breweries and restaurants – many of them right in its own back yard. Farther up Florida Avenue, the Independent Bar & Café draws creative types of all stripes, from chefs to tattoo artists to musicians. Though not a brewery, its craft beer cred goes back to the beginning of Tampa Bay’s craft juggernaut when local labels first appeared on its taps. Catch a hot new band and a cool drink at the same time. A few blocks away, Rooster & the Till repeatedly ranks as Tampa Bay’s top restaurant. Chef Farrell Alvarez’s gourmet flavor adds major flair to this neighborhood hang-out. The menu offers plenty of options for vegetarians, including “chorizo” beets. Grab a seat overlooking the open kitchen and watch your meal come together right before your eyes. Across the neighborhood, the line forms early Sunday mornings– that’s when Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe rolls out its weekly soul food menu. Tuck into classic chicken & waffles and Kansas City-style barbecue washed down with Ella’s staple Bloody Mary garnished with a spare rib. The funky folk art on the walls keeps this spot fun and fresh. Find these and other local favorites in Tampa’s Table, a culinary journey through Tampa Bay’s food scene. Get your copy at:

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