Part of downtown Tampa's changing landscape is a new European-inspired specialty food hall. The Hall on Franklin is an 8,000 square-foot eatery housing seven vendors, including some of Tampa's most innovative chefs and mixologists showcasing the local culinary scene.
Patrons place their order via an iPad at a kiosk and then wait for their order to be delivered to their table. Vendors are the North Star Eatery, an Asian Fusion concept by Kevin and Singh Hurt of Anise Global Bistro; Bar Kofe, a craft coffee bar whose beverages expand to coffee cocktails and beers by Ty Beddingfield; Bake 'N' Babes, desserts and confectionery by Julie Curry; the Collection, bespoke cocktails by mixologist Ro Patel; the Melte Shoppe, savory melted sandwiches and old-fashioned milkshakes by Tampa restaurateur Dave Burton; Heights Fish Camp, a seafood and raw bar by Burton; and Poke Rose, serving up healthy, fresh poke bowls.
The space within the Historic Heights storefront also includes outdoor seating, retail and live entertainment. Open daily from 11 a.m.; closes Mondays to Thursdays at 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 2 a.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.
Correction: There are seven vendors in the Hall on Franklin, not six, as an earlier version of this article stated. Missing in the earlier version was Poke Rose.