Chef BT Nguyen, left, has opened Café BT (2507 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa; 813-258-1916). This comes about a month after she closed Restaurant BT and its associated lease drama in Old Hyde Park. The first menu looks like it will not disappoint BT’s fans. I’ll update if someone corrects me, but here is a link to the old site for Restaurant BT, because I can’t find a site for the café. Several of the dishes have made the trip to the new location, and the ballpark of the prices ($22-$39 for entrees) has remained the same.
Quick hit: The Yard (4300 Sixth Street S, St. Petersburg; 727-498-8809) has opened in the spot formerly occupied by Shackleton’s Folly. Looking at the menu on Facebook (no website as yet, that I have found), the soft shell crab BLT looks immediately interesting, and I’m always listening when chicken and waffles are on the menu.
Quick hit II: I was in Clearwater over the weekend and saw that a place called Chopsticks is taking over the spot that used to be Fish Tail Willys (2543 Countryside Blvd). ….