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Each month, Team Celli real estate brings you a newsletter packed with lifestyle and real estate information in the bay area. This month, we’re very excited about a ton of new places to try, including a fabulous new rooftop bar at the Tampa Armature Works. Enjoy!

  • It’s that time of year where the weather is gorgeous and temps aren’t sizzling. So it’s the perfect time to explore rooftop bars. Here are seven in Tampa that are worth a visit, including a new one at the Tampa Armature Works called M.Bird. (And yes, we know St. Pete has some nice ones, too, including the Canopy downtown on Beach.)
  • We always look with suspicion at some of these Yelp lists,  but this one touted as the best new restaurants in the ‘Burg has some interesting places on it.
  • Here’s a nice roundup of some new restaurants coming to the bay area.
  • A new bowl food concept has opened in the 600 block on Central Avenue, and it promises to be a certified organic restaurant.
  • Everyone on this side of the bay is all atwitter about Datz Deli opening in May at the James Western Museum. It also inspired this list of the five wildest food items that Datz has ever made. (The photos are amazing!)
  • I had never heard of it, but a cool new Texas-based farm-to-table restaurant chain is opening up a restaurant in International Plaza.
  • A former contestant on the cooking reality show Hell’s Kitchen is opening up an “edgy” grilled cheese spot in the old China City location on Fourth Street in St. Pete.
  • Also new to that street this summer: breakfast spot extraordinaire First Watch.
  • In brewery news, Green Bench has opened up its next-door tasting room, Webb’s City Cellar, and it looks like a great spot to try. … Across the bay, West Tampa is getting its first craft beer brewery.
  • Look’s like plans for that new Caddy’s on St. Pete Beach are on hold as neighbors fight to stop it.
  • This is a fun review of the new NO VACANCY restaurant in the EDGE District. The lobster mac and cheese looks decadent!
  • Imagine a brick and mortar version of the Saturday Morning Market. That’s what the people behind Pete’s General are going for in the Uptown area of St. Pete.
  • A new vegan restaurant that’s popular in Orlando is opening in the Tampa Armature Works.
  • Popular St. Pete restaurant The Mill is now open in South Tampa in the old Ceviche location.
  • Closings: Ferg’s Live in the Channelside District and St. Pete Mini Doughnut Factory.

Written by Anne Glover

Anne Glover is a former editor who spent 33 years in various roles at the Tampa Bay Times. She lives with her wife, Renee Celli, in St. Petersburg's Old Northeast neighborhood, where she is known as "The Running Woman" because of her daily runs along the waterfront. She enjoys golf and discovering new restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. She writes the Keeping It Real newsletter for Team Celli Real Estate.

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