Restaurant News: Doc Ford’s, Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, Lost & Found | Rare Techy
ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Here’s the latest restaurant and bar news in the St. Petersburg area.
Doc Ford’s opening second St. Pete’s location
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille will open its second St. Petersburg location the second week of December, according to a company Facebook post.
A new beachfront restaurant is opening in the Jungle Terrace neighborhood at 8790 Bay Pines Blvd.
The brand, started by author Randy Wayne White, has two locations in Southwest Florida — Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, both of which are being rebuilt after Hurricane Ian — and one in St. At Pete’s Pier.
Doc Ford’s menu is known for its fresh seafood, signature cocktails and extensive rum selection.
Hawthorne Bottle Shop Makes the list of best beer shops
Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe in the Grand Central District was ranked among the best beer shops in the US for wine lovers.
“This woman-owned store has created an anchor in the beer-loving community,” Wayne Millard, founder of the Beer Label Society, tells the magazine. “Ask anyone in the Florida beer scene and they know them and their business. Their marketing, selection and events make them stand out in a crowded field.
Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe was one of four shops to make the list of the best beer shops in South America. It offers more than 300 beers, 75 wines and eight deli offerings.
Another Florida store, 99 Bottles in Sarasota, also made the list.
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls Open Downtown
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is expanding in Florida with the opening of its third Sunshine State location in downtown St. Petersburg, according to the company’s website.
The new eatery will move into the former Stacie’s Cottage Café at 501 1st Ave. N.
The chain, which also has locations in Fort Myers and Miami, offers a variety of rolls, including the classic lobster roll, Connecticut roll, lobster salad roll, Bar Harbor roll, lobster BLT roll and shrimp roll.
A vintage cocktail bar is coming to the Grand Central District
According to Creative Loafing, Lost & Found, a retro-themed cocktail bar, is opening soon in the Grand Central District.
The bar, a project by the Hunger Thirst Group, will open at 2420 Central Ave., the former location of Somethin’ Different.
Lost & Found focuses on throwback cocktails, like the porn star martini.