It’ll be the first of its kind in Tampa Bay. While there ARE P.F. Chang’s locations in Clearwater, Tampa and Brandon, this will be the first “to go” version of the restaurant chain in our area.
Take out versions of popular restaurants like Outback Steakhouse and Hooters have become especially popular since the pandemic. It’ a smart move for P.F. Chang’s as real estate in St. Pete right now is at a premium. Although the restaurant will be smaller, P.F. Chang’s says the full menu will be offered at the St. Pete location when it opens next year.
The Tampa Bay Business Journal reports the location will be at 1550 66th Street North in St. Petersburg. They plan to open in the late summer of 2023. The take out stores are smaller, but will offer online and mobile ordering and delivery. Right now in Florida, the to go version of P.F. Chang’s are only in Jacksonville, Orlando, Lake Mary, and in the Miami area. [Source: TBBJ]
Geno Weighs In On The "Best Of The Bay" Tampa Restaurant Winners
A local hipster newspaper does a web poll every year to determine the best of Tampa Bay’s businesses. In my early 20s, those free artsy college newspapers were a way to find out where the best $1 beer night could be found. But if I want a great steak, that’s the last place I’m going to look.
I tend not to take this web poll too seriously. In the radio section of their web poll, they didn’t even get the name of our radio station right. They combined half our name with a totally different radio station. Q105 is a legendary radio station that’s been #1 for almost 50 years. Oh well. Most teenagers and hipsters don’t listen to Q105 anyway. But what are they eating these days?
Here’s who won (in red)… and then who should have won.