Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro is expanding beyond its downtown roots, opening a third location in south Lakeland that will include seating for 60 and a drive-through concept designed to minimize wait time.
Lakelanders will soon have a new place to cure their dessert cravings. John and Whitnee Mitchell of Lakeland plan to open Twisted Sugar, a gourmet cookie franchise, at 3958 S. Florida Ave., in an area just south of the Polk Parkway near other food, beverage and dessert chains.
Lakeland city commissioners were faced Monday with deciding restaurants’ permit fees for outdoor dining after changing the way sidewalk cafes and parklets are regulated. City staff recommended an annual fee of $4.50 per square foot to cover administrative costs. But the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority’s Julie Townsend pushed to keep the permit fees for sidewalk […]
Silver Ring Cafe has been pressing Cuban sandwiches and dishing up its signature chicken and yellow rice meals from its Tennessee Avenue perch on downtown Lakeland’s Munn Park for 35 years. Come Sept. 1, the restaurant will need to find a new space to lease or cease to exist.
Florida barbecue chain 4 Rivers Smokehouse plans to open its 15th location at the Shoppes of Lake Miriam Crossing, the shopping center that includes GreenWise Market and HomeGoods, Creative Loafing Tampa reports. Plans call for a 4,279-square-foot restaurant seating 87 opening later this year. Readers of Southern Living ranked 4 Rivers the top barbecue joint […]
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille and Frescos Southern Kitchen & Bar have added more than 50 outdoor dining seats on Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland as part of a pilot program to expand sidewalk cafes.
BORN & BREAD BAKEHOUSE in Dixieland is serving customers indoors again starting Wednesday after the pandemic prompted outdoor pickups only for nearly two years. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. | Menus & preorders HOMECOURT, the Merchants Walk restaurant/sports bar founded by retired […]
Fresh Kitchen, a Tampa-based build-your-own-bowl restaurant chain, will open its first Lakeland site adjacent to the new Aldi store that is set to open in late 2022 on South Florida Avenue at Alamo Drive.
A new Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard shop opens in north Lakeland today. Owner Gina Tullio said she was inspired to open it both by childhood memories and pregnancy cravings.
A new café in south Lakeland offers a healthy twist on the coffee shop/juice bar with a menu specializing in protein-enhanced shakes, refreshers, acai bowls, waffles, and donuts with a focus on “guilt-free, healthy shakes.”