Burg Bits: Calabash Jamaican Eatery opening soon, World Thrift brick and mortar in Tampa Bay

Exterior of Calabash on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg

The Grand Central District in St. Petersburg is a food, art, and fun hub. Haslam’s Book Store has long been a go-to spot for us. Artpool is just loaded with funky vintage finds and provides a space for local creators to display their works. Love Food Central is freaking perfection. Their cookies are what we crave daily. One new spot is set to join the eclectic roster: Calabash. Another gem, World Thrift, has been keep its official location a secret.

Calabash Jamaican Eatery is set to open soon next to the newly opened Pinball Museum and Arcade at 2319 Central Avenue. An official opening date and menu are still TBA.

Fingers are crossed the restaurant serves up some tasty fried plantains with Ackee and Saltfish. Ackee is Jamaica’s national fruit. Saltfish is kind of like dried cod. The dish blends sweet and savory perfectly and we have a hankering for it right now.

World Thrift Grand Opening 8/31/19 in Saint Petersburg Florida! Go Find Us! 👌🏻🌎

Posted by World Thrift on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

World Thrift, home of the $5 tee club. World Thrift curates a wide selection of vintage tees. Whether you’re in the market for a killer grunge flannel or an old school band tee, World Thrift probably has it hanging up.

World Thrift’s Grand Opening is set for August 31. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for full details and updates. Want the address? You’ll just have to share their flyer in your IG story for that info. It’s a modern day speakeasy for vintage clothing fanatics.

Want to join World Thrift’s tee shirt subscription club? Visit their website to sign up.


Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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