Burg Bits: New fish bar on Beach Drive, drive-thru espresso shop on MLK

It’s 2019, and the Burg is only going to continue to grow. We know there’s a lot of news flying around so we figured we put two new things set to open this year you need to keep on your radar.

One is a brand new seafood concept from restaurateurs with a long local history of savory success, and another the latest in a series of exceptional openings in the MLK Business District.

Alto Mare Fish Bar

The minds behind the popular and praised Annata Wine Bar are bringing something new to Beach Drive. The restaurant called Alto Mare Fish Bar will open just next door to the wine bar at 300 Beach Drive Northeast.

The restaurant serving a litany of fresh fish, oysters, shrimp, caviar and mountains of yummy shaved ice should be open by late January/early February. You can follow their progress on Facebook.

Pineapple Espresso rethinks fast-food 

This Burg-born business is bringing small batch coffee in a drive-thru format to 3045 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street North.

Coffee’s not the only thing on the menu. The owners have already teased the addition of some delicious looking everything toast: 9 grain toast, topped with their 6 minute egg, finished with house everything seasoning.

The philosophy behind Pineapple Espresso is that fast-food can be both healthy and satisfying. An opening date is still TBD. You can keep up with their progress by Following Pineapple Espresso on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me