Mortar & Pestle: Coffee, Food, Alcohol? Sounds Like a Good Time!

There are a lot of opinions about this restaurant. Lets see what the Exploring Tampa crew thinks!
Mortar & Pestle, 2019
Coming from the ashes of a popular food truck, Mortar & Pestle is a concept that thrives to bring back the old timey pharmacies. You know the ones... You go to get a soda from the fountain, you wander the aisles, make your way to the lunch counter, then leave with your prescriptions. Located on the same block as local favorites Angry Chair Brewing and Trip's Diner, there's no lack of business to be had. This is also one of the few places in Seminole Heights with a real parking lot. Had you never read a review of this place and had you not heard about their filing for bankruptcy, you'd be impressed. The inside of the building is a hipster's paradise, with the industrial looking tables and chairs, the high ceiling, the steampunk-esque inspired decor. The inside of this building is cool. Next door is also a fully functional pharmacy that I wasn…

Weekly Picks: Sweets

Time to do a weekly round up of some of our local picks.


Welcome to the first edition of a new series on this website. The Exploring Tampa Weekly Picks are a few destinations with a new theme every week of places that we think you should check out. These will not be full on reviews. Mainly just pictures with a few words underneath with some suggestions. This week's edition is sweets, and we have three places that we think you should check out. Without further delay:

Revolution Ice Cream, 2018

Location:          6701 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Specialty:            Ice Cream.
Our Picks:           Milkshakes. Especially the Eurotrash and Banana Pudding mix.
Best Time to go: Later in the evening, after dinner.
Seating:               Limited.
Parking:               Also limited. 

It brought this boy to the yard, 2018

Dough, 2018

Location:          2602 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Specialty:            Pastries.
Our Picks:           Boston Creme Filled Doughnut.
Best Time to go: There's never a bad time!
Seating:               Very spacious, but limited seating.
Parking:               Multiple lots, all limited.

Cherry Pie Doughnut and some Macarons, 2018

Mini Doughnut Factory. 2018

Location:          2109 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
Specialty:            Doughnuts.
Our Picks:           Blueberry Doughnut, best on Sundays.
Best Time to go: Mornings for breakfast.
Seating:               Limited seating (this place gets very busy).
Parking:               Very small lot.

Six Pack, 2018

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