Anise Global Gastrobar, an internationally-inspired restaurant and bar, will open its doors today at the former location of the Point Bistro & Lounge inside Downtown Tampa's Skypoint Building.
Owners Kevin and Xuan Hurt are no strangers to the Tampa restaurant scene. They couple worked as the proprietors of Bamboozle Cafe, also in Downtown Tampa, for two years before opening the popular Sticky Bunz food truck which frequents many Tampa festivals including the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta and more.
Now, the couple are dipping their toes back into the realm of a traditional brick and mortar restaurant with Anise. They've hired revered Tampa interior design firm and designer Jamie Roberts to create a chic Parisan feel for the restaurants interior which will sit around 80 to 90 people in 2,500 square feet of space.
The menu at Anise Global Gastrobar will boast an assortment of unique and comforting dishes including rice bowls, salads and a number of steamed buns including pork belly with kimchi and shrimp with spicy green papaya slaw and ginger aioli, according to 83 Degrees Media.
They'll also offer an assortment of craft beers, boutique wines, and creative cocktails.
For now, Anise Global Gastrobar is only open for dinner, but they soon plan to offer lunch as well as brunch and late night dining on the weekends.
We'll keep you posted as more news arises.