It’s a relief to be able announce some new and upcoming ventures, including some exciting options, in Tallahassee. If you know of other new places, please share here or email me at [email protected]
* Black Radish has opened at 1304 N. Monroe St. from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. The emphasis is plant-centric with an effort to work with local farmers but there are also a couple large sharing meat choices. Chef Matthew Swezey is leading the project for the Seven Hills Hospitality Group (Liberty Bar & Restaurant, El Cocinero, Hawthorn Bar & Bistro and Bar 1903).
Casa Tapas & Cantina has opened in the former home of Marie Livingston, at 2705 Apalachee Parkway. The tapas bar specializes in dishes from Spain and the Mediterranean, and rustic small plate presentations. The restaurant has added lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Dinner is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. 2705 Apalachee Pkwy. Tapas owners’ also operate Casa Grande Margaritas & Cocina, 1800 Thomasville Rd., and Casa Grande Bar and Grill, 3212 Apalachee Pkwy.; 850-765-1770. Credit Casa Tapas for top picture.
- Hummingbird Wine Bar is not only a wonderful spot to sip a Sauvigon Blanc under the stars. It also offers a delectable menu. The dinner lineup adds pasta on Friday nights and tacos on Tuesday nights. Now, Hummingbird Wine Bar will be open for lunch at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The wine bar/restaurant will be adding tacos and burgers to the lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Don’t miss the homemade ice cream). 1216 N. Monroe St.; 850-296-2766.
* The Huntsman opened July 11 in the former home of Cypress Restaurant at 320 E. Tennessee St. The restaurant offers a menu with several game choices plus chops, steaks, fish and vegan/vegetarian dishes. Read more on our Tallahassee Table website at: http://tallahasseetable.com/on-the-wild-side-the…/
* The new Kairos Mediterranean restaurant has opened at 1415 Timberlane Rd., in the Northeast. Kairos is a small chain with six locations throughout South Carolina. The menu includes pita sandwiches, salads, platters, sides (feta fries, falafel, chips, spreads) and a lot of bowl choices, including make your own options — and there’s a kids’ menu. 850-999-1435.
- Mi Jefa’s Tacos y Cantina has opened at 1710 W. Tharpe St. in the former home of Gilliam Sisters Soul Food and Wells Brothers Bar & Grill. Sorry they’re no longer there but all the best to Mi Jefa. #thingstodointallahassee#tallahasseerestaurants
* Ology Brewing Company brings a big boost to Tallahassee’s craft beer scene, especially for residents living in the Northeast. The new venue, Ology Northside has a tap room, a full menu from an experienced chef, event space, a nook with merchandise (T-shirts, hats, caps), an elevated cocktail menu, an outdoor patio and even its own brew – the Northside Lager. Ology is open daily, offering breakfast, lunch dinner and a late-night menu with a Midtown-style coffee house. 2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy.
* Sage: A Restaurant has resumed its lunch service, which many of us have missed. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Look for favorites as well as dishes from new chef de cuisine, Andrew Stock. Would love to see Sunday brunch come back as well. Sage, at 3534 Maclay Blvd. S., will still book lunchtime private parties throughout the week. 850-270-9396.
- Chef Shacafrica Simmons will be hosting pop-up lunches from Wednesday to Saturday — July 16 and July 20 to 23 and July 27 to 30 as well as a Soulful Sunday on July 31 at Goodwood Museum & Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Rd. Visit Chef Shac’s website for more information: https://www.chefshac.com/
- The dessert shop, SouthWood Sweets has opened at 3197 Merchants Row, featuring hand-dipped and soft serve ice cream, cake slices and cupcakes by TC Bakery and candy by the buckets. The Southwood ice cream parlor is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 850-765-4715.
- Closings: Sad to report that these restaurants have closed recently: All Saints Cafe, Voodoo Dog and SōDOUGH Baking Co. i