Baba, new restaurant from owners of Bodega, begins hiring

Baba is sure to be the next great restaurant in the Sunshine City. The continued excellence and popularity of Bodega in the EDGE District is proof that George and Debbie Sayegh know how to feed this city.

Located at 2701 Central Avenue in the Grand Central District, this restaurant is 5 years in the making. Pulling on the owners Greek and Lebanese backgrounds, the mediterranean style cuisine is sure to astound your taste buds.

Can you tell our favorite colors are blue and white? ?Did you know that Baba is hiring? Check out our website to apply!

Posted by Baba on Central on Thursday, May 23, 2019

No official menu has been revealed yet, but the owners continue to tease progress on the location on Facebook. Everything from a raised roof to tote bags, t-shirts and “evil eye” tokens have made appearances in posts.

The bakery/restaurant is in good company. It’s just a stone’s throw from Casita Taqueria and Bandit Coffee Company. It’s set to accommodate well over 100 diners, and will offer ample outdoor seating in serene courtyard.

Which will you try first, our fast-casual bakery or full-service restaurant? Both sound so good we can't decide!? ⠀

Posted by Baba on Central on Monday, May 20, 2019

Curious what the “evil eye” is all about? The symbol is common in Greece with the purpose of warding off bad juju. It’s good vibes only at Baba. Diners will also get to watch as some of the fresh breads and baked goods are prepared in the kitchen. The show is the appetizer, y’all.

Eye spy progress being made, St. Pete! Grand Opening can't come soon enough ?

Posted by Baba on Central on Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Sayegh’s have also teased a cocktail menu. So yea, sip and savor at your future go-to restaurant. Want to be a part of the Baba team? They’re currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • Assistant FOH Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Servers / Hostess
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Lead Baker

You can apply online by clicking here.


Written by Andrew Harlan

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