This is happening: Restaurant openings, closings and more lunch

by Tallahassee Table

After so much time talking about closings, it’s good to announce some new and upcoming ventures in Tallahassee. If you know of other new places, please share here or email me at [email protected]

Homemade chips at an earlier lunch visit at Sage. The restaurant is resuming lunch on Fridays and Saturdays. Photo: Tallahassee Table

** 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.

Hummingbird Wine Bar is adding lunch, including tacos and burgers. This dish was from a previous Friday night dinner visit. Photo: Tallahassee Table

** 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.

** 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 offering dinner and a late-night menu but plans to start serving breakfast and  lunch, with a Midtown-style coffee house. 2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy.

** 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. Casa 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.

The menu at the new Kairos includes street pizzas, platters and bowls. Photo: Tallahassee Table

** 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.

The new restaurant Black Radish is focused on vegetables but there are meat choices. Photo credit: Black Radish

** Black Radish is now open at 1304 N. Monroe St. from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. The emphasis is plant-centric with an effort to work with local farmers but there are also 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).

The opening announcement from Mi Jefa’s Tacos y Cantina. Photo credit: Mi Jefa’s Tacos

** 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

SouthWood Sweets has opened on Merchants Row, offering ice cream, cakes, candy and a party room. Photo: Tallahassee Table

** 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.

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