Wicked Oak BBQ: Another Stellar Restaurant in Seminole Heights

  O nce you figure out how to get there, that is. There May or May Not Have Been a Line, 2020 S o, this is one place that I have been wanting to check out for months. With Covid going on, it's been incredibly difficult to leave the house and Stormy just took on a new schedule herself. Alas, Small Business Saturday comes and we now have a chance to check out a new restaurant. Let the games begin! Now, if you're familiar with King of the Coop, you know exactly where Wicked Oak is... Because King of the Coop moved next door. I did not get that memo, so it took a little longer than it should have to find this place. But once you get in, you'll see instantly that this side of the building got a new makeover. It's a much more pleasant experience now. We did have a chance to talk to Bubba, the owner, after we were finished eating, as he seems to make a habit of asking everyone how their meal was. He gave us a little bit of background. He has been competing in the world of comp

Breaking: Four Green Fields coming to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

The results are in: Four Green Fields won the bid!

The Future of Four Green Fields, 2017

Mayor Bob Buckhorn has been trying to get a restaurant into Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for a while now. Word got out about a month ago that there were seven bids being considered for the former Police outpost. Those seven options where:

- Four Green Fields
- Richard Gonzmart and the Columbia Food Services
- Richard Calderoni with El Goya LLC
- John Oraha 
- Bill Rain and Mark Newkirk
- Burton Holdings
- Polycreative

Gonzmart and the Colubmia Food Services were thought to be the clear favorites in the running, however, Four Green Fields came out of nowhere and provided a higher bid. The deal worked out through the city calls for Four Green Fields to pay just under $90,000 a year in rent and the buildout will cost a reported $680,000 (thanks tampabay.com). 

Four Green Fields is a local favorite, and after the Mayor's River O' Green event, the need for an Irish Restaurant on the Riverwalk was clear. The new restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor seating as well as a raw bar. Four Green Fields has proven to be a success during their 25 years in Tampa at their Platt St location. 

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